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Nufarm ASX:NUF Stock Report

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29 Sep, 2022


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NUF fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6

NUF Stock Overview

Nufarm Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells crop protection solutions and seed technologies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and the Asia Pacific.

Nufarm Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Nufarm
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$5.12
52 Week HighAU$6.93
52 Week LowAU$4.25
1 Month Change-3.58%
3 Month Change-0.19%
1 Year Change6.67%
3 Year Change-20.74%
5 Year Change-37.56%
Change since IPO158.13%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 14
Here's Why Nufarm (ASX:NUF) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

Here's Why Nufarm (ASX:NUF) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

May 26
An Intrinsic Calculation For Nufarm Limited (ASX:NUF) Suggests It's 49% Undervalued

An Intrinsic Calculation For Nufarm Limited (ASX:NUF) Suggests It's 49% Undervalued

Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Nufarm Limited...

Shareholder Returns

NUFAU ChemicalsAU Market

Return vs Industry: NUF exceeded the Australian Chemicals industry which returned -7.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NUF exceeded the Australian Market which returned -12.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is NUF's price volatile compared to industry and market?
NUF volatility
NUF Average Weekly Movement4.5%
Chemicals Industry Average Movement11.0%
Market Average Movement9.6%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.2%

Stable Share Price: NUF is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NUF's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19162,737Greg Hunt

Nufarm Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells crop protection solutions and seed technologies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through two segments, Crop Protection and Seed Technology. The company’s protection solutions include herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides that help growers protect crops against weeds, pests, and diseases.

Nufarm Fundamentals Summary

How do Nufarm's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
NUF fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$1.95b
Earnings (TTM)AU$95.23m
Revenue (TTM)AU$3.73b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
NUF income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueAU$2.79b
Gross ProfitAU$945.67m
Other ExpensesAU$850.43m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Nov 16, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.25
Gross Margin25.34%
Net Profit Margin2.55%
Debt/Equity Ratio38.4%

How did NUF perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is NUF undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for NUF?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

NUF key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA7.7x
PEG Ratio0.9x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does NUF's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

NUF PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for NUF vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average9.3x
SGM Sims
DRR Deterra Royalties
ORA Orora
NUF Nufarm

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: NUF is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.4x) compared to the peer average (9.3x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does NUF's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Chemicals Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: NUF is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.4x) compared to the Global Chemicals industry average (14.3x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is NUF's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

NUF PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio20.4x
Fair PE Ratio23.5x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: NUF is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (23.5x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of NUF when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: NUF (A$5.12) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$16.89)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NUF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.

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Future Growth

How is Nufarm forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NUF's forecast earnings growth (23% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: NUF's earnings (23% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: NUF's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: NUF's revenue (0.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (3.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NUF's revenue (0.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: NUF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Nufarm performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NUF has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: NUF became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NUF has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -29% per year.

Accelerating Growth: NUF has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: NUF has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (20.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: NUF's Return on Equity (4.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Nufarm's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NUF's short term assets (A$2.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$1.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: NUF's short term assets (A$2.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$802.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NUF's net debt to equity ratio (16.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: NUF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 61.2% to 38.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NUF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37.4%).

Interest Coverage: NUF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Nufarm current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Nufarm Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Nufarm dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Nufarm)1.6%
Market Bottom 25% (AU)2.8%
Market Top 25% (AU)7.2%
Industry Average (Chemicals)2.9%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Nufarm)2.1%

Notable Dividend: NUF's dividend (1.56%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.8%).

High Dividend: NUF's dividend (1.56%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (7.19%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NUF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NUF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (31.9%), NUF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (19.4%), NUF's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Greg Hunt (63 yo)





Mr. Gregory Allan Hunt, also known as Greg, Grad. Dip., Mgmnt, AMP Harvard, AICD, REBA, AGSM, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Nufarm Limited since May 05, 2015. Mr. Hunt serve...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Greg Hunt's Compensation vs Nufarm Earnings
How has Greg Hunt's remuneration changed compared to Nufarm's earnings?
DateTotal Comp.SalaryCompany Earnings
Mar 31 2022n/an/a


Dec 31 2021n/an/a


Sep 30 2021AU$3mAU$1m


Sep 30 2020AU$1mAU$216k


Jul 31 2020n/an/a


Apr 30 2020n/an/a


Jan 31 2020n/an/a


Oct 31 2019n/an/a


Jul 31 2019AU$2mAU$1m


Apr 30 2019n/an/a


Jan 31 2019n/an/a


Oct 31 2018n/an/a


Jul 31 2018AU$2mAU$1m


Apr 30 2018n/an/a


Jan 31 2018n/an/a


Oct 31 2017n/an/a


Jul 31 2017AU$3mAU$1m


Apr 30 2017n/an/a


Jan 31 2017n/an/a


Oct 31 2016n/an/a


Jul 31 2016AU$2mAU$1m


Compensation vs Market: Greg's total compensation ($USD1.67M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD1.65M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Greg's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: NUF's management team is considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: NUF's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

ASX:NUF Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
31 Aug 22BuyAU$5,442State Street Global Advisors, Inc.Company111,855AU$5.33
01 Aug 22BuyAU$301,114State Street Global Advisors, Inc.Company58,561AU$5.18
29 Jul 22SellAU$0State Street Global Advisors, Inc.Company14,539AU$5.25
21 Jul 22BuyAU$0State Street Global Advisors, Inc.Company1,814,469AU$6.81
20 Jun 22BuyAU$30,651,907Orbis Investment Management LimitedCompany5,849,695AU$5.24
20 Jun 22SellAU$11,100,350Orbis Investment Management LimitedCompany2,018,790AU$5.50
31 May 22BuyAU$22,664Peter MarginIndividual4,197AU$5.40
31 May 22BuyAU$41,207Lynne SaintIndividual7,631AU$5.40
27 May 22BuyAU$69,921Peter MarginIndividual13,764AU$5.08
26 May 22SellAU$324,258,718Sumitomo Chemical Company, LimitedCompany60,271,136AU$5.38
24 May 22BuyAU$137,849Gregory HuntIndividual25,000AU$5.51
24 May 22BuyAU$24,755,325Vinva Investment Management LimitedCompany4,944,732AU$5.01
24 May 22BuyAU$26,951,695Australian Retirement TrustCompany4,759,061AU$5.66
24 May 22SellAU$1,832,537Vinva Investment Management LimitedCompany297,521AU$6.16
23 May 22SellAU$11,840,654Australian Retirement TrustCompany1,896,616AU$6.24
13 May 22SellAU$49,351,093Firetrail Investments Pty LtdCompany7,632,259AU$7.14
02 May 22BuyAU$21,579,753Orbis Investment Management LimitedCompany4,090,502AU$5.28
02 May 22SellAU$49,030,304Orbis Investment Management LimitedCompany8,037,814AU$6.10
19 Apr 22BuyAU$8,190,495Firetrail Investments Pty LtdCompany1,418,565AU$6.78
10 Feb 22BuyAU$8,963,162Firetrail Investments Pty LtdCompany1,603,600AU$5.59
10 Feb 22SellAU$28,244,519Firetrail Investments Pty LtdCompany5,620,797AU$5.03
08 Feb 22SellAU$99,732Vinva Investment Management LimitedCompany17,819AU$5.60
31 Jan 22BuyAU$65,807,849Vinva Investment Management LimitedCompany14,046,318AU$4.69
31 Jan 22SellAU$847,907Vinva Investment Management LimitedCompany178,594AU$4.75
21 Jan 22SellAU$40,591,464Firetrail Investments Pty LtdCompany8,787,383AU$4.62
20 Jan 22BuyAU$21,872,869Orbis Investment Management LimitedCompany4,897,567AU$4.47
20 Jan 22SellAU$4,341,601Orbis Investment Management LimitedCompany849,705AU$5.11
21 Dec 21BuyAU$25,932,955Firetrail Investments Pty LtdCompany5,559,053AU$4.66
04 Nov 21BuyAU$56,575,553Aware Super Pty LtdCompany12,569,112AU$4.62

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of NUF?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Public Companies00%
Individual Insiders1,103,9250.3%
Private Companies8,286,9232.2%
General Public154,206,31340.6%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 57% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Orbis Investment Management Limited
Aware Super Pty Ltd
Vinva Investment Management Limited
State Street Global Advisors, Inc.
19,711,483A$100.9m1667.39%no data
Australian Retirement Trust
19,087,908A$97.7m0%no data
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
16,843,023A$86.2m1.63%no data
Firetrail Investments Pty Ltd
Yarra Capital Management
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Amalgamated Dairies Ltd.
6,934,328A$35.5m0%no data
BlackRock, Inc.
6,011,820A$30.8m-0.84%no data
Wilson Asset Management (International) Pty Limited
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.
2,557,982A$13.1m76.46%no data
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund
2,497,458A$12.8m2.89%no data
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2,166,387A$11.1m0%no data
Norges Bank Investment Management
1,819,030A$9.3m0%no data
Global Thematic Partners, LLC
Moturua Properties Limited
1,352,595A$6.9m0%no data
MAM Pty Limited
Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.
1,156,532A$5.9m2.4%no data
American Century Investment Management Inc
1,049,384A$5.4m19.66%no data
Mackenzie Investments Europe Limited
BetaShares Capital Limited
Mackenzie Investments Asia Limited
Bessemer Investment Management LLC

Company Information

Nufarm Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Nufarm Limited
  • Ticker: NUF
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1916
  • Industry: Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$1.946b
  • Shares outstanding: 380.17m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Nufarm Limited
  • 103-105 Pipe Road
  • Laverton North
  • Victoria
  • 3026
  • Australia


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NUFASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJan 1992
NUFM.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
NUFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992
NUFCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJan 1992

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/29 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/29 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/09/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.