CMP Stock Overview
Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells essential minerals primarily in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$38.53|
|52 Week High||US$75.44|
|52 Week Low||US$30.67|
|1 Month Change||-1.56%|
|3 Month Change||12.53%|
|1 Year Change||-41.92%|
|3 Year Change||-29.70%|
|5 Year Change||-41.89%|
|Change since IPO||180.22%|
Recent News & Updates
|CMP||US Metals and Mining||US 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.
|CMP Average Weekly Movement||6.3%|
|Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement||8.6%|
|Market Average Movement||6.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
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
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
|CMP fundamental statistics|
Is CMP overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CMP income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$985.83m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-1.30|
|Net Profit Margin||-3.79%|
How did CMP perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.6%Current Dividend Yield
Is CMP undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
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
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.
|What is CMP's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does CMP's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|CMP PS Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PS||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
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.
|Current PS Ratio||1.1x|
|Fair PS Ratio||0.8x|
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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How is Compass Minerals International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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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How has Compass Minerals International performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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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How is Compass Minerals International's financial position?
Financial Health Score1/6
Financial Health Score 1/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
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).
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What is Compass Minerals International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 1/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Compass Minerals International Dividend Yield vs Market|
|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|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2021||US$6m||US$803k|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||US$6m||US$1m|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||US$10m||US$685k|
Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($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.
Experienced Management: CMP's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).
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
|17 Jun 22||BuyUS$49,605||Kevin Crutchfield||Individual||1,450||US$34.21|
|16 Jun 22||BuyUS$64,300||James Standen||Individual||2,000||US$32.15|
|16 Jun 22||BuyUS$167,050||Joseph Reece||Individual||5,000||US$34.11|
|15 Jun 22||BuyUS$37,030||Mary Frontczak||Individual||1,000||US$37.03|
|15 Jun 22||BuyUS$49,848||Kevin Crutchfield||Individual||1,330||US$37.48|
|16 May 22||BuyUS$26,226||Lori Walker||Individual||600||US$43.71|
|13 May 22||BuyUS$10,590||Amy Yoder||Individual||250||US$42.36|
|12 May 22||BuyUS$214,890||Joseph Reece||Individual||5,000||US$43.77|
|11 May 22||BuyUS$124,978||Lorin Crenshaw||Individual||2,893||US$43.20|
|11 May 22||BuyUS$109,525||Kevin Crutchfield||Individual||2,500||US$43.81|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Compass Minerals International, Inc.'s 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
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.317b
- Shares outstanding: 34.17m
- 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|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/02 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 00:00|
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.