NYSE:CMP

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Compass Minerals International

Executive Summary

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.

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Fundamentals

Established dividend payer with reasonable growth potential.


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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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.8%

CMP

-0.6%

US Metals and Mining

-0.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-19.2%

CMP

-11.4%

US Metals and Mining

0.7%

US Market

CMP underperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned -11.4% over the past year.

CMP underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 0.6% over the past year.


Share holder returns

CMPIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.8%-0.6%-0.6%
30 Day12.3%7.2%2.9%
90 Day1.2%-0.5%1.3%
1 Year-14.5%-19.2%-8.8%-11.4%2.9%0.7%
3 Year-10.7%-22.4%10.4%4.7%44.6%35.2%
5 Year-18.1%-33.4%-3.8%-11.2%61.9%44.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Compass Minerals International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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

Valuation

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

32.53x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Compass Minerals International's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Compass Minerals International's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

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

Compass Minerals International is good value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Compass Minerals International is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average.


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Future Growth

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

35.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Compass Minerals International's revenue is expected to grow by 5.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Compass Minerals International's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Compass Minerals International's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

Compass Minerals International's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Compass Minerals International's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Compass Minerals International is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).


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Past Performance

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

-29.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

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 exceeds its 5-year average (83.2% vs -29.1%)

Compass Minerals International's earnings growth has exceeded the US Metals and Mining industry average in the past year (83.2% vs 27.3%).


Return on Equity

Compass Minerals International has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Compass Minerals International used its assets less efficiently than the US Metals and Mining industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Compass Minerals International's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Compass Minerals International's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

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.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Compass Minerals International's level of debt (257.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (109.3% vs 257.9% today).

Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.3%, less than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 2.1x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.5x debt.


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Dividend

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

5.22%

Expected Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Compass Minerals International's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.44%).

Compass Minerals International's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.71%).

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

Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.6x coverage).


Future Payout to Shareholders

Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.3x coverage).


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Management

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

1.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Kevin Crutchfield (58yo)

0.3yrs

Tenure

0

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, ...


Management Age and Tenure

1.8yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Compass Minerals International management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

5.8yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Compass Minerals International board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by Compass Minerals International individual insiders in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$98,92019 Aug 19
Kevin Crutchfield
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$49.46
BuyUS$18,15318 Jun 19
Richard Grant
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Shares330
Max PriceUS$55.01
BuyUS$104,40013 May 19
Valdemar Fischer
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$52.20
BuyUS$53,51013 May 19
Joseph Reece
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$53.51
BuyUS$36,54713 May 19
Lori Walker
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares700
Max PriceUS$52.21
BuyUS$36,01913 May 19
James Standen
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Shares692
Max PriceUS$52.05
BuyUS$105,08028 Mar 19
Richard Grant
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$52.54
BuyUS$16,45819 Mar 19
Richard Grant
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Shares305
Max PriceUS$53.96
BuyUS$35,81311 Dec 18
James Standen
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Shares750
Max PriceUS$47.75

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Kevin Crutchfield (58yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
  • Bob Miller (61yo)

    Senior Advisor

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$868.39k
  • George Schuller (55yo)

    Chief Operations Officer

    • Tenure: 0.2yrs
  • Theresa Womble

    Director of Investor Relations & Assistant Treasurer

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
  • Jamie Standen (43yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.35m
  • John Craft (56yo)

    VP & Corporate Controller

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$493.12k
  • Chris Heywood

    Head of Sales & Logistics - UK

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
  • Brad Griffith (51yo)

    Chief Commercial Officer

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.39m
  • Robert Fisher

    Vice President of Information Technology Services (ITS)

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
  • Angela Jones (55yo)

    Senior Vice President of People & Culture

    • Tenure: 1yrs

Board Members

  • Joe Reece (57yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Allan Rothwell (71yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 13.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$175.00k
  • David D'Antoni (74yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 14.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$172.53k
  • Paul Williams (59yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 10.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$185.00k
  • Lori Walker (61yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$190.00k
  • Kevin Crutchfield (58yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
  • Richard Grant (72yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$207.50k
  • Eric Ford (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 8.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$177.50k
  • Amy Yoder (52yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 7.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$177.47k
  • Valdemar Fischer (55yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$162.22k

Company Information

Compass Minerals International, Inc.'s company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: US$1.914b
  • Shares outstanding: 33.88m
  • Website: https://www.compassminerals.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

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

Biography

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 throug ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/21 23:52
End of Day Share Price2019/09/20 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.