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Compass Minerals International

NYSE:CMP
Snowflake Description

Established dividend payer with reasonable growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CMP
NYSE
$2B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Materials
Company description

Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells salt, and specialty plant nutrition and chemical products primarily in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. The last earnings update was 82 days ago. More info.


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  • Compass Minerals International has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
CMP Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
5.1%
NYSE:CMP
2.3%
US Metals and Mining
3.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-35.9%
NYSE:CMP
-27.9%
US Metals and Mining
-6.5%
US Market
CMP Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Compass Minerals International (CMP) 5.1% 18.7% 1.3% -35.9% -34.1% -40%
US Metals and Mining 2.3% 8.4% -5.5% -27.9% 77.2% -12.6%
US Market 3.2% 11.4% -1.4% -6.5% 42.1% 41.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CMP underperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned -27.9% over the past year.
  • CMP underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -6.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CMP
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

CMP Value

 Is Compass Minerals International undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Compass Minerals International to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Compass Minerals International.

NYSE:CMP Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 15.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:CMP
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.3%
Metals and Mining Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.04
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.035 (1 + (1- 21%) (81.48%))
1.701
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.7
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.701 * 7.27%)
15.1%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:CMP using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Compass Minerals International is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:CMP DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 166.93 179.75 187.28 195.12 203.29
Source Analyst x4 Analyst x4 Est @ 4.19% Est @ 4.19% Est @ 4.19%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 15.1%)
145.03 135.68 122.82 111.18 100.64
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $615.34
NYSE:CMP DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $203.29 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (15.1% – 2.73%)
$1,688.41
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $1,688.41 ÷ (1 + 15.1%)5
$835.82
NYSE:CMP Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $615.34 + $835.82
$1,451.17
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1,451.17 / 33.85
$42.87
NYSE:CMP Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $42.87
Current discount Discount to share price of $47.85
= -1 x ($47.85 - $42.87) / $42.87
-11.6%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Compass Minerals International is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Compass Minerals International's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Compass Minerals International's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:CMP PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $0.38
NYSE:CMP Share Price ** NYSE (2019-01-22) in USD $47.85
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 43 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 9.61x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,026 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.11x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Compass Minerals International.

NYSE:CMP PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:CMP Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 47.85 ÷ 0.38

125.53x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Compass Minerals International is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average.
  • Compass Minerals International is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Compass Minerals International's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:CMP PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 125.53x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts
49.1%per year
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 25 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 0.45x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.29x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:CMP PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 125.53x ÷ 49.1%

2.56x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Compass Minerals International is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Compass Minerals International's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:CMP PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $15.69
NYSE:CMP Share Price * NYSE (2019-01-22) in USD $47.85
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 105 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 1.6x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,101 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.77x
NYSE:CMP PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:CMP Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 47.85 ÷ 15.69

3.05x

* Primary Listing of Compass Minerals International.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Compass Minerals International is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Compass Minerals International's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Metals and Mining industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Metals and Mining industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Compass Minerals International has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CMP Future Performance

 How is Compass Minerals International expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
49.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Compass Minerals International expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Compass Minerals International's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Compass Minerals International's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Compass Minerals International's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:CMP Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:CMP Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts 49.1%
NYSE:CMP Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 8 Analysts 5.5%
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.4%
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.6%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:CMP Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:CMP Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 1,674 263 148 5
2019-12-31 1,597 235 121 8
2018-12-31 1,506 178 75 8
NYSE:CMP Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 1,465 184 13
2018-06-30 1,433 183 32
2018-03-31 1,415 195 33
2017-12-31 1,364 147 42
2017-09-30 1,350 189 144
2017-06-30 1,239 163 121
2017-03-31 1,180 200 134
2016-12-31 1,138 167 162
2016-09-30 984 150 123
2016-06-30 1,037 176 141
2016-03-31 1,051 108 147
2015-12-31 1,099 138 158

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Compass Minerals International's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Compass Minerals International's revenue is expected to grow by 5.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:CMP Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Compass Minerals International Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:CMP Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 4.32 4.50 4.14 2.00
2019-12-31 3.50 3.75 3.20 5.00
2018-12-31 2.18 2.35 2.10 5.00
NYSE:CMP Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 0.38
2018-06-30 0.95
2018-03-31 0.98
2017-12-31 1.25
2017-09-30 4.26
2017-06-30 3.58
2017-03-31 3.96
2016-12-31 4.79
2016-09-30 3.64
2016-06-30 4.17
2016-03-31 4.37
2015-12-31 4.70

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Compass Minerals International is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Compass Minerals International's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Compass Minerals International has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CMP Past Performance

  How has Compass Minerals International performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Compass Minerals International's growth in the last year to its industry (Metals and Mining).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Compass Minerals International's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Compass Minerals International's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Compass Minerals International's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Compass Minerals International's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Compass Minerals International Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:CMP Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 1,465.00 12.90 160.90
2018-06-30 1,433.20 32.10 164.80
2018-03-31 1,414.50 33.30 164.00
2017-12-31 1,364.40 42.20 165.40
2017-09-30 1,349.70 143.90 163.80
2017-06-30 1,238.60 121.10 146.80
2017-03-31 1,180.10 133.80 133.70
2016-12-31 1,138.00 161.90 121.80
2016-09-30 984.10 122.80 106.20
2016-06-30 1,037.20 140.60 107.70
2016-03-31 1,051.40 147.40 108.50
2015-12-31 1,098.70 158.20 108.70
2015-09-30 1,242.80 180.00 38.50
2015-06-30 1,250.60 240.50 39.10
2015-03-31 1,253.50 226.90 36.60
2014-12-31 1,282.50 216.40 111.40
2014-09-30 1,236.50 194.60 30.60
2014-06-30 1,180.70 122.50 25.50
2014-03-31 1,167.90 133.70 26.90
2013-12-31 1,129.60 129.80 27.40
2013-09-30 1,009.30 101.50 31.60
2013-06-30 1,005.60 95.60 31.00
2013-03-31 1,010.30 94.30 28.50
2012-12-31 941.90 87.80 29.40
2012-09-30 980.90 101.40 93.40
2012-06-30 1,029.00 126.10 93.70
2012-03-31 1,030.40 130.60 92.90

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Compass Minerals International has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Compass Minerals International used its assets less efficiently than the US Metals and Mining industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Compass Minerals International's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Compass Minerals International's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Metals and Mining industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Compass Minerals International has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CMP Health

 How is Compass Minerals International's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Compass Minerals International's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Compass Minerals International is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Compass Minerals International's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Compass Minerals International's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.5x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Compass Minerals International Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:CMP Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 531.20 1,340.20 36.10
2018-06-30 550.50 1,285.00 40.80
2018-03-31 669.10 1,250.50 44.50
2017-12-31 694.60 1,362.50 36.60
2017-09-30 748.00 1,329.60 39.10
2017-06-30 693.70 1,255.60 33.90
2017-03-31 730.10 1,231.40 48.90
2016-12-31 717.10 1,325.00 77.40
2016-09-30 667.30 1,212.60 432.20
2016-06-30 684.40 750.20 92.70
2016-03-31 702.20 717.40 85.20
2015-12-31 639.70 722.90 58.40
2015-09-30 620.00 623.50 119.10
2015-06-30 650.80 624.50 233.70
2015-03-31 646.10 625.40 313.80
2014-12-31 653.60 626.40 266.80
2014-09-30 616.00 627.40 220.00
2014-06-30 574.20 628.30 304.00
2014-03-31 572.30 477.70 283.40
2013-12-31 554.20 478.60 159.60
2013-09-30 525.30 479.50 123.90
2013-06-30 507.00 480.50 196.40
2013-03-31 521.10 481.30 175.50
2012-12-31 503.50 482.30 100.10
2012-09-30 489.60 483.20 116.40
2012-06-30 473.40 484.10 147.60
2012-03-31 489.60 481.70 183.60
  • Compass Minerals International's level of debt (252.3%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (91.2% vs 252.3% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13.7%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 2.5x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Compass Minerals International's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Compass Minerals International has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CMP Dividends

 What is Compass Minerals International's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
6.02%
Current annual income from Compass Minerals International dividends. Estimated to be 6.27% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Compass Minerals International shares you are expected to receive $120 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Compass Minerals International's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.46%).
  • Compass Minerals International's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.7%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:CMP Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 30 Stocks 2.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1986 Stocks 2.6%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:CMP Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 3.08 4.00
2019-12-31 2.95 7.00
2018-12-31 2.89 7.00
NYSE:CMP Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-11-08 2.880 6.268
2018-08-02 2.880 4.683
2018-05-09 2.880 4.298
2018-05-02 2.880 4.194
2018-05-01 2.880 4.235
2017-11-09 2.880 4.311
2017-08-04 2.880 4.348
2017-05-04 2.880 4.323
2017-02-02 2.880 4.054
2016-11-09 2.780 3.496
2016-08-04 2.780 3.832
2016-05-05 2.780 3.684
2016-04-26 2.780 3.712
2016-04-25 2.780 3.778
2016-02-22 2.780 3.905
2016-02-08 2.780 4.007
2015-11-11 2.640 3.446
2015-08-03 2.640 3.206
2015-05-07 2.640 3.106
2015-04-28 2.640 2.976
2015-04-27 2.640 2.946
2015-02-23 2.640 2.870
2015-02-09 2.640 2.888
2014-11-05 2.400 2.733
2014-08-07 2.400 2.775
2014-05-08 2.400 2.596
2014-02-10 2.400 2.822
2013-11-06 2.180 2.838
2013-08-08 2.180 2.900
2013-05-09 2.180 2.543
2013-02-11 2.180 2.780
2012-11-08 1.980 2.638
2012-08-09 1.980 2.643
2012-05-10 1.980 2.701
2012-02-13 1.980 2.730
2011-11-11 1.800 2.491
2011-08-10 1.800 2.453
2011-05-11 1.800 2.114
2011-02-14 1.800 1.951
2010-11-03 1.560 1.791
2010-08-12 1.560 2.072
2010-05-05 1.560 2.069
2010-02-08 1.560 2.018
2009-11-05 1.420 2.119
2009-08-13 1.420 2.412
2009-05-07 1.420 2.696
2009-02-09 1.420 2.616
2009-01-23 1.340 2.260

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Compass Minerals International's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.1x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.3x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Compass Minerals International's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Compass Minerals International afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Compass Minerals International has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


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CMP Management

 What is the CEO of Compass Minerals International's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Richard Grant
COMPENSATION $207,500
AGE 71
TENURE AS CEO 0.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Richard S. Grant, also known as Dick, serves as Chairman & Interim President and CEO at Compass Minerals International, Inc. since November 19, 2018. He was an Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc. from April 8, 2004 until November 19, 2018 and was its Lead Independent Director from May 2005 until November 19, 2018. Mr. Grant served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer of Compass Minerals International Inc. from December 29, 2012 to January 2013. Mr. Grant served as the Chief Executive Officer of Process Gas Solutions Segment at The BOC Group Ltd. from January 1998 to December 2002. He has over 30 years of service with BOC Group. He served as the BOC Regional Director for South Pacific & South Asia and the President of Ohmeda Medical Devices. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Glasrock Home Healthcare Inc. He served as the Chairman of CNC SA. and Elgas Ltd. Mr. Grant served as an Independent Director of Bluelinx Holdings Inc. since December 13, 2005 until May 18, 2017. He served as a Director for Distributed Energy Systems Corp., from December 14, 2006 to August 31, 2007. He served as a Director of The BOC Group Ltd., since July 2002. He holds Degree in Engineering from Leeds University, UK.

CEO Compensation
  • Richard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Richard's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Compass Minerals International management team in years:

2.3
Average Tenure
48.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Compass Minerals International management team is about average.
Management Team

Richard Grant

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$208K
AGE
71
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Jamie Standen

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$741K
AGE
42
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Brad Griffith

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Plant Nutrition
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
50
TENURE
2.4 yrs

Anthony Sepich

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Salt
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
47
TENURE
2.2 yrs

John Craft

TITLE
Vice President of Internal Audit
COMPENSATION
$493K
AGE
55
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Robert Fisher

TITLE
Vice President of Information Technology Services (ITS)
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Theresa Womble

TITLE
Director of Investor Relations & Assistant Treasurer
TENURE
4.6 yrs

Diana Toman

TITLE
Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$972K
AGE
39
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Angela Jones

TITLE
Senior Vice President of People & Culture
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Chris Heywood

TITLE
Head of Sales & Logistics - UK
TENURE
3.9 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Compass Minerals International board of directors in years:

7
Average Tenure
61.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Compass Minerals International board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Richard Grant

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$208K
AGE
71
TENURE
0.2 yrs

David D'Antoni

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$173K
AGE
73
TENURE
14.2 yrs

Paul Williams

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$185K
AGE
58
TENURE
10 yrs

Eric Ford

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$178K
AGE
63
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Lori Walker

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$190K
AGE
60
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Allan Rothwell

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$175K
AGE
70
TENURE
12.8 yrs

Amy Yoder

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$177K
AGE
51
TENURE
6.7 yrs

Valdemar Fischer

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$162K
AGE
54
TENURE
1.9 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Compass Minerals International insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
11. Dec 18 Buy James Standen Individual 07. Dec 18 07. Dec 18 750 $47.75 $35,813
16. May 18 Sell Amy Yoder Individual 15. May 18 15. May 18 -600 $69.04 $-41,424
28. Mar 18 Buy Steven Berger Individual 28. Mar 18 28. Mar 18 750 $59.35 $44,513
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Management checks
We assess Compass Minerals International's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Compass Minerals International has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CMP News

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Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP)

(NYSE:CMP) from its intrinsic value? … by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … Anyone interested in learning a bit more about intrinsic value should have a read of the Simply Wall St analysis model

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Is Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP) A Volatile Stock?

Volatility is considered to be a measure of risk in modern finance theory. … Every stock in the market is exposed to this volatility, which is linked to the fact that stocks prices are correlated in an efficient market. … Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility).

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Does Compass Minerals International Inc's (NYSE:CMP) PE Ratio Signal A Selling Opportunity?

Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 68, which is higher than the industry average of 12.8. … While this might not seem positive, it is important to understand the assumptions behind the P/E ratio before you make any investment decisions. … See our latest analysis for Compass Minerals International

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Is Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP) Overpaying Its CEO?

Understanding how CEOs are incentivised to run and grow their company is an important aspect of investing in a stock. … Incentives can be in the form of compensation, which should always be structured in a way that promotes value-creation to shareholders. … CEOs leading companies of similar size and profitability

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Estimating The Fair Value Of Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP)

Does the share price for Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP) reflect it's really worth? … by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … If you are reading this and its not July 2018 then I highly recommend you check out the latest calculation for Compass Minerals International by following the link below

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Does Compass Minerals International Inc's (NYSE:CMP) PE Ratio Warrant A Sell?

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP). … Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 70.4x, which is higher than the industry average of 12.9x. … View out our latest analysis for Compass Minerals International

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June Top Materials Dividend Payers

Commodity prices are also a key determinant of these companies’ earnings, which in turn drives dividend payout and yield. … (NYSE:KRO) KRO has a sizeable dividend yield of 2.71% and has a payout ratio of 18.50% , with analysts expecting the payout in three years to be 24.55%. … NYSE:GEF Historical Dividend Yield Jun 3rd 18 For more solid dividend paying companies to add to your portfolio, explore this interactive list of top dividend payers.

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Should You Pay US$67.30 For Compass Minerals International Inc's (NYSE:CMP) Growth?

CMP has managed its cash well at a current level of US$36.60M. … With 33.83 million shares, that's a US$2.28B market cap - which is too high for a company that has a 5-year cumulative average growth rate (CAGR) of 2.99% (source: analyst consensus). … Also, comparing CMP's current share price to its peers based on its industry and earnings level, it's overvalued by 329.19%, with a PE ratio of 53.93x vs.

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How Financially Strong Is Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP)?

Does CMP’s liquid assets cover its short-term commitments? … To assess this, I compare CMP's cash and other liquid assets against its upcoming debt. … Our analysis shows that CMP does have enough liquid assets on hand to meet its upcoming liabilities, which lowers our concerns should adverse events arise.

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CMP Company Info

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Description

Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells salt, and specialty plant nutrition and chemical products primarily in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Salt, Plant Nutrition North America, and Plant Nutrition South America. The Salt segment offers sodium chloride and magnesium chloride, including rock salt, mechanically and solar evaporated salt, and brine and flake magnesium chloride products; and purchases potassium chloride and calcium chloride to sell as finished products or to blend with salt to produce specialty products. This segment provides products for use as a deicer for roadways, consumer, and professional use; as an ingredient in chemical production; for water treatment, human, and animal nutrition; and for various other consumer and industrial uses, as well as provides records management services. The Plant Nutrition North America segment offers sulfate of potash specialty fertilizers in various grades, including agricultural products used in broadcast spreaders, direct application, and liquid fertilizer solutions; turf products used by the turf and ornamental markets, as well as for blends used on golf course greens; organic products under the Protassium+ brand; and micronutrient products under the Wolf Trax brand, as well as specialty plant nutrition solution-based products and chemical solutions. This segment provides its products to distributors and retailers of crop inputs, as well as growers. The Plant Nutrition South America segment offers various specialty plant nutrients and supplements; water and wastewater treatment chemicals for cleaning, decontaminating, and purifying water; and process chemicals for industrial use. The company was formerly known as Salt Holdings Corporation and changed its name to Compass Minerals International, Inc. in December 2003. Compass Minerals International, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

Details
Name: Compass Minerals International, Inc.
CMP
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1993
$1,644,850,750
33,851,631
Website: http://www.compassminerals.com
Address: Compass Minerals International, Inc.
9900 West 109th Street,
Suite 100,
Overland Park,
Kansas, 66210,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE CMP Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 12. Dec 2003
DB CM8 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 12. Dec 2003
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
3,090
Compass Minerals International employees.
Industry
Diversified Metals and Mining
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/01/22 23:52
End of day share price update: 2019/01/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/01/14
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/01
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.