Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells salt, and specialty plant nutrition and chemical products primarily in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally. More Details
Established dividend payer with proven track record.
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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CMP's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
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 39.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CMP underperformed the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.
Long-Term 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
4 days ago | Simply Wall StBoasting A 26% Return On Equity, Is Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) A Top Quality Stock?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StReflecting on Compass Minerals International's (NYSE:CMP) Share Price Returns Over The Last Three Years
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StTread With Caution Around Compass Minerals International, Inc.'s (NYSE:CMP) 4.7% Dividend Yield
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 ($63.29) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($63.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CMP is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CMP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.3x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (20.5x).
PE vs Market: CMP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.3x) compared to the US market (21x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CMP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CMP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.6x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1.7x).
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 (25.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CMP's earnings (25.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CMP's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CMP's revenue (4.5% 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 (28.6%)
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 (5.6%) are higher than last year (3.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CMP's earnings have declined by 23.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CMP's earnings growth over the past year (44.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-23.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CMP earnings growth over the past year (44.3%) exceeded the Metals and Mining industry -12.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst CMP's Return on Equity (25.7%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Compass Minerals International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CMP's short term assets ($685.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($301.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: CMP's short term assets ($685.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CMP's debt to equity ratio (415.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CMP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 100.8% to 415.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CMP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.6%).
Interest Coverage: CMP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.6x coverage).
What is Compass Minerals International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CMP's dividend (4.55%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).
High Dividend: CMP's dividend (4.55%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.85%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CMP's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CMP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (119.7%), CMP's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CMP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (83.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Kevin Crutchfield (59 yo)
Mr. Kevin S. Crutchfield is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Compass Minerals International, Inc. since May 7, 2019. Mr. Crutchfield served as a Chief Executive Officer at Contura Energy,...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($USD9.53M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.88M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Kevin's compensation with company performance.
|Chief Financial Officer||3.42yrs||US$1.94m||0.045% |
|Chief Operations Officer||1.33yrs||US$2.99m||0.027% |
|Chief Commercial Officer||4.42yrs||US$2.01m||0.033% |
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary||0.92yr||no data||0.0031% |
|Senior Director of Investor Relations||0.083yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Public Affairs Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Head of Sales & Logistics - UK||5.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|VP & Corporate Controller||2.75yrs||US$493.12k||no data|
|Senior Advisor||4.17yrs||US$868.39k||no data|
Experienced Management: CMP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$160.33k||0.0029% |
|Independent Director||14.83yrs||US$195.00k||0.031% |
|Independent Director||11.58yrs||US$203.11k||0% |
|Independent Director||5.58yrs||US$210.00k||0.0055% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||2.17yrs||US$1.31m||0.085% |
|Independent Director||9.42yrs||US$197.50k||0.028% |
|Independent Director||8.67yrs||US$200.00k||0.0098% |
|Independent Director||3.92yrs||US$197.50k||0.0059% |
Experienced Board: CMP's board of directors are considered experienced (5.6 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.
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$2.149b
- Shares outstanding: 33.96m
- 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, the United Kingdom, and internationally. I...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/19 23:37|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/19 00:00|
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