CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide.
Established dividend payer and good value.
Share Price & News
How has CF Industries Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CF's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CF underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned -3.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CF underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CF Industries Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIncome Investors Should Know That CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon
1 week ago | Simply Wall StEvaluating CF Industries Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE:CF) Investments In Its Business
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDid CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Insiders Sell Shares?
Is CF Industries Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CF ($38.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($64.36)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CF is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the Chemicals industry average (22.2x).
PE vs Market: CF is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.2x).
How is CF Industries Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CF's forecast earnings growth (3.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CF's earnings (3.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CF's revenue (1.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CF's revenue (1.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.8%)
How has CF Industries Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CF's current net profit margins (10.7%) are higher than last year (6.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CF's earnings have declined by -18.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CF's earnings growth over the past year (70%) exceeds its 5-year average (-18.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CF earnings growth over the past year (70%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -14.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CF's Return on Equity (11.5%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is CF Industries Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CF's short term assets ($974.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($665.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: CF's short term assets ($974.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($5.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CF's debt to equity ratio (70.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 100.5% to 70.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (38%).
Interest Coverage: CF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.3x coverage).
Inventory Level: CF has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CF's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
What is CF Industries Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: CF's dividend (3.13%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: CF's dividend (3.13%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.68%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (53.6%), CF's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (48.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tony Will (53yo)
Mr. W. Anthony Will, also known as Tony, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. since January 2, 2014. Mr. Will has been the Chief Executive Officer and Presiden ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tony's total compensation ($USD7.76M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tony's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||0.4yrs||US$1.88m||0.037% $3.1m|
|Senior VP||16.1yrs||US$2.06m||0.051% $4.2m|
|Senior Vice President of Sales||3.8yrs||US$2.37m||0.047% $3.9m|
|Chief Information Officer & VP||4yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||3.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer||4.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Public Affairs||36.1yrs||no data||0.018% $1.5m|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||2.3yrs||no data||0.013% $1.1m|
|Senior Vice President of Manufacturing & Distribution||0.4yrs||no data||0.011% $876.1k|
Experienced Management: CF's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||14.5yrs||US$234.33k||0.038% $3.2m|
|Independent Director||2.6yrs||US$234.17k||0.0048% $397.2k|
|Independent Director||14.5yrs||US$248.08k||0.042% $3.5m|
|Independent Director||9.7yrs||US$248.08k||0.018% $1.5m|
|Chairman & Lead Independent Director||5.8yrs||US$412.49k||0.023% $1.9m|
|Independent Director||14.5yrs||US$234.33k||0.019% $1.6m|
|Independent Director||2.6yrs||US$234.17k||0.0048% $397.2k|
|Independent Director||5.3yrs||US$253.08k||0.0090% $747.0k|
|Independent Director||4.7yrs||US$234.33k||0.0092% $769.5k|
Experienced Board: CF's board of directors are considered experienced (5.9 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: CF
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1946
- Industry: Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$8.328b
- Shares outstanding: 217.43m
- Website: https://www.cfindustries.com
Number of Employees
- CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
- 4 Parkway North
- Suite 400
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CF||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 2005|
|C4F||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2005|
|0HQU||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Aug 2005|
|C1FI34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Dec 2019|
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution, and ammonium nitrate. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products, as well as compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It primarily serves cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, traders, wholesalers, farmers, and industrial users. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/16 00:47|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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