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.
Established dividend payer with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Compass Minerals International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CMP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
US Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: CMP underperformed the US Metals and Mining industry which returned -28.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CMP underperformed the US Market which returned -11.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Compass Minerals International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StJames Standen Is The Chief Financial Officer of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) And They Just Spent US$99k On Shares
4 days ago | Simply Wall StWhat Kind Of Share Price Volatility Should You Expect For Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP)?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is Compass Minerals International's (NYSE:CMP) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?
Is Compass Minerals International 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: CMP ($37.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($50.88)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CMP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CMP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.5x) compared to the Metals and Mining industry average (8x).
PE vs Market: CMP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.5x) compared to the US market (13x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CMP is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CMP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1x).
How is Compass Minerals International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CMP's forecast earnings growth (27.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CMP's earnings (27.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CMP's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CMP's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CMP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (25.9%)
How has Compass Minerals International performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CMP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CMP's current net profit margins (4.1%) are lower than last year (4.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CMP's earnings have declined by -33.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CMP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CMP had negative earnings growth (-10.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (-26.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CMP's Return on Equity (11.8%) is considered low.
How is Compass Minerals International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CMP's short term assets ($785.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($295.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: CMP's short term assets ($785.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CMP's debt to equity ratio (267.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CMP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 95.8% to 267.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CMP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.3%).
Interest Coverage: CMP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.4x coverage).
Inventory Level: CMP has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CMP's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is Compass Minerals International's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CMP's dividend (7.75%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.98%).
High Dividend: CMP's dividend (7.75%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.45%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CMP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CMP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (158.9%), CMP's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CMP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Kevin Crutchfield (58yo)
Mr. Kevin S. Crutchfield is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Compass Minerals International, Inc. since May 7, 2019. Mr. Crutchfield served as a Chief Executive Officer at Contura Energy, ...
|Chief Financial Officer||2.58yrs||US$1.35m||0.023% $288.9k|
|Chief Commercial Officer||3.58yrs||US$1.39m||0.0056% $71.0k|
|President||0.83yr||no data||0.0059% $74.3k|
|Chief Operations Officer||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Information Technology Services (ITS)||1.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary||0.083yr||no data||no data|
|Director of Investor Relations & Assistant Treasurer||5.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Communications & Corporate Affairs||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Sales & Logistics - UK||5.08yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Corporate Controller||1.92yrs||US$493.12k||no data|
Experienced Management: CMP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|President||0.83yr||no data||0.0059% $74.3k|
|Independent Director||1yr||no data||0.0029% $37.1k|
|Independent Director||14yrs||US$211.93k||0.031% $390.5k|
|Independent Director||15.33yrs||US$277.54k||0.029% $358.7k|
|Independent Director||10.75yrs||US$216.24k||no data|
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$200.58k||0.0021% $26.1k|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||1.33yrs||US$2.63m||0.081% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||8.58yrs||US$185.83k||0.025% $320.5k|
|Independent Director||7.83yrs||US$197.69k||0.0045% $56.9k|
|Independent Director||3.08yrs||US$182.39k||0.0059% $74.3k|
Experienced Board: CMP's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CMP 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.
Compass Minerals International, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Compass Minerals International, Inc.
- Ticker: CMP
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$1.259b
- Shares outstanding: 33.89m
- Website: https://www.compassminerals.com
Number of Employees
- Compass Minerals International, Inc.
- 9900 West 109th Street
- Suite 100
- Overland Park
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CMP||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2003|
|CM8||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 2003|
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 through 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 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.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/28 01:49|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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