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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, the United Kingdom, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with proven track record.


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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

Stable Share Price: CMP has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.4%

CMP

-6.4%

US Metals and Mining

-0.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

2.7%

CMP

18.3%

US Metals and Mining

13.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CMP underperformed the US Metals and Mining industry which returned 18.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CMP underperformed the US Market which returned 13.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CMPIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.4%-6.4%-0.8%
30 Day-0.9%-4.2%-5.0%
90 Day19.2%14.1%10.1%
1 Year8.3%2.7%21.0%18.3%16.4%13.8%
3 Year3.5%-11.2%9.7%2.6%36.9%27.8%
5 Year-11.2%-29.5%96.8%79.1%85.0%64.2%

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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Valuation

Is Compass Minerals International undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

20.64x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CMP ($57.6) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($45.25)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CMP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.6x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (15.6x).

PE vs Market: CMP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.6x) compared to the US market (17.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CMP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CMP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.7x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1.5x).


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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 9 analysts?

17.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CMP's forecast earnings growth (17.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: CMP's earnings (17.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CMP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CMP's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CMP's revenue (2.8% 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 (27%)


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Past Performance

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

-28.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CMP has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CMP's current net profit margins (6.3%) are higher than last year (4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CMP's earnings have declined by 28.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CMP's earnings growth over the past year (61%) exceeds its 5-year average (-28.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CMP earnings growth over the past year (61%) exceeded the Metals and Mining industry -35.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst CMP's Return on Equity (27.94%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


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Financial Health

How is Compass Minerals International's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CMP's short term assets ($620.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($261.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: CMP's short term assets ($620.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CMP's debt to equity ratio (374.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CMP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 96.1% to 374.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CMP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.9%).

Interest Coverage: CMP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

5.00%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CMP's dividend (5%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.72%).

High Dividend: CMP's dividend (5%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.94%)


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 (103.2%), 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 (80.5% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Kevin Crutchfield (59 yo)

1.33yrs

Tenure

US$9,525,078

Compensation

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 ($USD9.53M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.61M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Kevin's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kevin Crutchfield
President1.33yrsUS$9.53m0.032%
$ 619.2k
James Standen
Chief Financial Officer3.08yrsUS$1.94m0.044%
$ 870.1k
George Schuller
Director of Operations1yrUS$2.99m0.027%
$ 531.4k
S. Griffith
Chief Commercial Officer4.08yrsUS$2.01m0.033%
$ 642.3k
Robert Fisher
Senior VP & Chief Information Officerno datano datano data
Mary Frontczak
Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary0.58yrno datano data
Theresa Womble
Director of Investor Relations & Assistant Treasurer6.25yrsno datano data
Rick Axthelm
Senior VP & Chief Public Affairs Officerno datano datano data
Chris Heywood
Head of Sales & Logistics - UK5.58yrsno datano data
Ryan Bartlett
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer0.17yrno datano data
John Craft
VP & Corporate Controller2.42yrsUS$493.12kno data
Robert Miller
Senior Advisor3.83yrsUS$868.39kno data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CMP's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kevin Crutchfield
President1.33yrsUS$9.53m0.032%
$ 619.2k
Joseph Reece
Independent Director1.5yrsUS$160.33k0.0029%
$ 57.7k
Allan Rothwell
Independent Director14.5yrsUS$195.00k0.031%
$ 605.5k
Paul Williams
Independent Director11.25yrsUS$203.11k0%
$ 0
Lori Walker
Independent Director5.25yrsUS$210.00k0.0021%
$ 40.3k
Richard Grant
Independent Non-Executive Chairman1.83yrsUS$1.31m0.081%
$ 1.6m
Eric Ford
Independent Director9.08yrsUS$197.50k0.028%
$ 553.7k
Amy Yoder
Independent Director8.33yrsUS$200.00k0.0060%
$ 116.7k
Valdemar Fischer
Independent Director3.58yrsUS$197.50k0.0059%
$ 115.2k

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CMP's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

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$1.955b
  • Shares outstanding: 33.94m
  • 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, the United Kingdom, and internationally. I ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/27 05:43
End of Day Share Price2020/09/25 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.