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Compass Minerals International NYSE:CMP Stock Report

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02 Oct, 2022


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CMP fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health1/6

CMP Stock Overview

Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells essential minerals primarily in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally.

Compass Minerals International Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Compass Minerals International
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$38.53
52 Week HighUS$75.44
52 Week LowUS$30.67
1 Month Change-1.56%
3 Month Change12.53%
1 Year Change-41.92%
3 Year Change-29.70%
5 Year Change-41.89%
Change since IPO180.22%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CMPUS Metals and MiningUS Market

Return vs Industry: CMP underperformed the US Metals and Mining industry which returned -14.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CMP underperformed the US Market which returned -23.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CMP's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CMP volatility
CMP Average Weekly Movement6.3%
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement8.6%
Market Average Movement6.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: CMP is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CMP's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19932,223Kevin Crutchfield

Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells essential minerals primarily in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally. 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.

Compass Minerals International Fundamentals Summary

How do Compass Minerals International's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CMP fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$1.32b
Earnings (TTM)-US$44.53m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.18b


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CMP income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$985.83m
Gross ProfitUS$190.23m
Other ExpensesUS$234.77m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-1.30
Gross Margin16.18%
Net Profit Margin-3.79%
Debt/Equity Ratio294.4%

How did CMP perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales 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 CMP?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

CMP 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/Revenue1.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA12.9x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does CMP's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

CMP PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for CMP vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average2.8x
GSM Ferroglobe
MTRN Materion
NEXA Nexa Resources
MP MP Materials
CMP Compass Minerals International

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: CMP is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.1x) compared to the peer average (2.8x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does CMP's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Metals and Mining Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: CMP is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

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

CMP PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio1.1x
Fair PS Ratio0.8x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: CMP is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.1x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.8x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: CMP ($38.53) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($7.99)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CMP is trading above our estimate of fair value.

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, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.

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Future Growth

How is Compass Minerals International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 4/6

  • 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: CMP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: CMP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: CMP is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CMP's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CMP's revenue (3.4% 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 (23%)

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Past Performance

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

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CMP is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CMP is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CMP is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 28.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CMP's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CMP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (82.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CMP has a negative Return on Equity (-14.67%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Compass Minerals International's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CMP's short term assets ($479.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($189.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: CMP's short term assets ($479.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CMP's net debt to equity ratio (278.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CMP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 181% to 294.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CMP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19%).

Interest Coverage: CMP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 1/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Compass Minerals International Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Compass Minerals International dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Compass Minerals International)1.6%
Market Bottom 25% (US)1.7%
Market Top 25% (US)4.7%
Industry Average (Metals and Mining)3.6%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Compass Minerals International)1.6%

Notable Dividend: CMP's dividend (1.56%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).

High Dividend: CMP's dividend (1.56%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.73%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: CMP's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: CMP is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (31.5%), CMP'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


Kevin Crutchfield (61 yo)





Mr. Kevin S. Crutchfield is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Compass Minerals International, Inc. since May 7, 2019. He joined Compass Minerals in May 2019. Mr. Crutchfield served as the...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Kevin Crutchfield's Compensation vs Compass Minerals International Earnings
How has Kevin Crutchfield's remuneration changed compared to Compass Minerals International's earnings?
DateTotal Comp.SalaryCompany Earnings
Jun 30 2022n/an/a


Mar 31 2022n/an/a


Dec 31 2021n/an/a


Sep 30 2021US$6mUS$803k


Jun 30 2021n/an/a


Mar 31 2021n/an/a


Dec 31 2020US$6mUS$1m


Sep 30 2020n/an/a


Jun 30 2020n/an/a


Mar 31 2020n/an/a


Dec 31 2019US$10mUS$685k


Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($USD6.06M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.58M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CMP's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CMP's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 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

NYSE:CMP Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
17 Jun 22BuyUS$49,605Kevin CrutchfieldIndividual1,450US$34.21
16 Jun 22BuyUS$64,300James StandenIndividual2,000US$32.15
16 Jun 22BuyUS$167,050Joseph ReeceIndividual5,000US$34.11
15 Jun 22BuyUS$37,030Mary FrontczakIndividual1,000US$37.03
15 Jun 22BuyUS$49,848Kevin CrutchfieldIndividual1,330US$37.48
16 May 22BuyUS$26,226Lori WalkerIndividual600US$43.71
13 May 22BuyUS$10,590Amy YoderIndividual250US$42.36
12 May 22BuyUS$214,890Joseph ReeceIndividual5,000US$43.77
11 May 22BuyUS$124,978Lorin CrenshawIndividual2,893US$43.20
11 May 22BuyUS$109,525Kevin CrutchfieldIndividual2,500US$43.81

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of CMP?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Individual Insiders173,2030.5%
General Public1,653,6204.8%

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

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 71.91% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
BlackRock, Inc.
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
3,830,423$147.6m0.33%no data
State Street Global Advisors, Inc.
2,191,689$84.4m-15.81%no data
Segall Bryant & Hamill, LLC
Van Eck Associates Corporation
Shapiro Capital Management LLC
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Bernzott Capital Advisors
Invesco Ltd.
Geode Capital Management, LLC
578,919$22.3m0.16%no data
Morningstar Investment Services, Inc.
Cove Street Capital, LLC
BNY Mellon Asset Management
520,674$20.1m-32.87%no data
Northern Trust Global Investments
485,596$18.7m-3.71%no data
Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC
Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC
Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.
438,467$16.9m8.11%no data
Thrivent Investment Management, Inc.
Harvey Partners, LLC
Palisade Capital Management LLC
Allspring Global Investments, LLC
Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking and Brokerage Investments
288,289$11.1m-21.01%no data
Goldman Sachs Group, Investment Banking and Securities Investments
Point72 Asset Management, L.P.
Toronto-Dominion Bank, Banking Investments

Company Information

Compass Minerals International, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Compass Minerals International, Inc.
  • Ticker: CMP
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: US$1.317b
  • Shares outstanding: 34.17m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Compass Minerals International, Inc.
  • 9900 West 109th Street
  • Suite 100
  • Overland Park
  • Kansas
  • 66210
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CMPNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 2003
CM8DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 2003

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/10/02 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/30 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.