Agrium Company Profile (NYSE:AGU)

About Agrium (NYSE:AGU)

Agrium logoAgrium Inc. is a retailer of agricultural products and services in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay and a multi-national producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The Company's segments include Retail and Wholesale. As of December 31, 2016, its Retail business unit marketed crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, merchandise, application and other agronomic services through 1,500 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Its Wholesale business unit manufactures, mines and markets a range of nutrients, including nitrogen-based, potash and phosphate-based crop nutrient products. As of December 31, 2016, its Wholesale business unit owned and operated five North American nitrogen facilities, four located in Alberta, Canada and one in Borger, Texas, United States.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Agricultural Chemicals - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:AGU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $12.80619 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,176,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $92.02
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $97.60
  • 52 Week Range: $87.62 - $111.88
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.96
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.70
  • P/E Growth: 2.06
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $13.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.93
  • Book Value: $44.03 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.09
  • Annual Dividend: $3.50
  • Dividend Yield: 3.8%
  • EBIDTA: $1.57 billion
  • Net Margins: 4.25%
  • Return on Equity: 9.72%
  • Return on Assets: 3.56%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.72%
  • Current Ratio: 1.19%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.48%
  • Average Volume: 443,069 shs.
  • Beta: 0.67
  • Short Ratio: 0.98

Frequently Asked Questions for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)

What is Agrium's stock symbol?

Agrium trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AGU."

How often does Agrium pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Agrium?

Agrium declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.875 per share on Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $3.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. View Agrium's Dividend History.

How were Agrium's earnings last quarter?

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 9th. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. The company earned $2.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.19 billion. Agrium had a return on equity of 9.72% and a net margin of 4.25%. The company's revenue was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.52 earnings per share. View Agrium's Earnings History.

What guidance has Agrium issued on next quarter's earnings?

Agrium updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.75-5.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.35.

Where is Agrium's stock going? Where will Agrium's stock price be in 2017?

15 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Agrium's shares. Their forecasts range from $91.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Agrium's share price to reach $104.27 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Agrium.

Who are some of Agrium's key competitors?

Who are Agrium's key executives?

Agrium's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Derek G. Pannell, Chairman of the Board
  • Charles V. Magro, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Steven James Douglas, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Leslie A. O'Donoghue, Executive Vice President - Corporate Development & Strategy, Chief Risk Officer
  • Michael R. Webb, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
  • Henry Deans, Senior Vice President, President - Wholesale Business Unit
  • Stephen G. Dyer, Senior Vice President and President - Retail Business Unit
  • Susan C. Jones, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
  • Fredrick R. Thun, Vice President - Finance
  • Angela S. Lekatsas, Vice President, Treasurer

Who owns Agrium stock?

Agrium's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (0.00%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (3.25%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.91%), Wellington Management Group LLP (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%) and FMR LLC (0.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Agrium.

Who sold Agrium stock? Who is selling Agrium stock?

Agrium's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., Swiss National Bank, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Mackenzie Financial Corp and Quantitative Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Agrium.

Who bought Agrium stock? Who is buying Agrium stock?

Agrium's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Southpoint Capital Advisors LP, Lincluden Management Ltd., Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Peconic Partners LLC and Renaissance Technologies LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Agrium.

How do I buy Agrium stock?

Shares of Agrium can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Agrium's stock price today?

One share of Agrium stock can currently be purchased for approximately $92.14.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  393 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  419 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  812
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Agrium and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Agrium (NYSE:AGU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $104.27 (13.17% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/22/2017AltaCorp CapitalReiterated RatingSector PerformLowView Rating Details
5/19/2017Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyHighView Rating Details
5/9/2017Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$104.00 -> $100.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017TD SecuritiesSet Price TargetHold$99.00LowView Rating Details
5/2/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Perform$110.00LowView Rating Details
4/21/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$91.00LowView Rating Details
4/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$100.00LowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$119.00N/AView Rating Details
2/13/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$105.00 -> $110.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Cowen and CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$109.00N/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$120.00N/AView Rating Details
11/21/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016Cleveland ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Underperform$91.00N/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$96.00 -> $98.00N/AView Rating Details
6/16/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/31/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeSell -> Hold$103.00N/AView Rating Details
4/21/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeHold -> SellN/AView Rating Details
4/12/2016HSBC Holdings plcLower Price Target$97.00 -> $87.00N/AView Rating Details
2/22/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetPositive Agu.To$105.00 -> $100.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetNeutral$88.00 -> $82.00N/AView Rating Details
2/10/2016Paradigm CapitalLower Price TargetBuy$97.50N/AView Rating Details
1/14/2016CIBCLower Price Target$117.00 -> $115.00N/AView Rating Details
9/23/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetMarket Perform$115.00 -> $105.00N/AView Rating Details
9/22/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$115.00 -> $112.00N/AView Rating Details
8/7/2015Howard WeilUpgradeOutperform -> Focus ListN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Earnings by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Earnings History by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/9/2017Q416$0.67$0.68$2.19 billion$2.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.11($0.12)$2.40 billion$2.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$4.08$4.18$6.67 billion$6.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116($0.06)$0.05$2.73 billion$2.73 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q415$1.38$1.52$2.84 billion$2.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.67$0.79$2.97 billion$2.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$4.88$4.87$7.31 billion$6.99 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.31($0.09)$3.14 billion$2.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.58$0.50$2.84 billion$2.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q113$1.08$0.94$3.47 billion$3.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q412$2.03$2.34$3.20 billion$3.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$1.82$1.34$3.07 billion$2.96 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$1.01$1.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$1.94$1.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$4.30$4.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2011$0.92$1.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011$1.14$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.68
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.09$0.09$0.09
Q2 20171$4.50$4.50$4.50
Q3 20171$0.81$0.81$0.81
Q4 20171$1.28$1.28$1.28
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Next Dividend:7/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.50
Dividend Yield:3.80%
Dividend Growth:15.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:83.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
67.70% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
59.63% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)

Dividend History by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
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Headline Trends for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Latest Headlines for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
DateHeadline logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 28, 2017 - Nasdaq - June 27 at 3:28 PM logoDividend Coverage: This Agricultural Giant has an Annualized Payout of $3.50; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on June 28, 2017 - June 27 at 3:28 PM logoAnalyzing Natural Gas Price Movements Last Week - June 26 at 3:52 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Receives Sector Perform Rating from AltaCorp Capital - June 24 at 7:02 AM logoAgrium, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AGU-US : June 23, 2017 - June 23 at 3:56 PM logoPotashCorp Plus Agrium Equals Nutrien - June 22 at 8:23 PM logoPotash Prices Continued to Recover in the Week Ending June 16 - June 22 at 12:29 PM logo Analysts Anticipate Agrium Inc. (AGU) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $6.23 Billion - June 22 at 10:08 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Expected to Post Earnings of $4.12 Per Share - June 20 at 6:44 PM logoNitrogen Input: Why Natural Gas Prices Fell Last Week - June 20 at 4:00 PM logoIs the Potash Industry Set for a Rebound? - June 14 at 3:24 PM logoNews Gets Better, Starpharma Sells Agrochemicals Business: Strategic And Raises $26 Million - June 14 at 3:24 PM logoAgrium (AGU) to Purchase Agrochemicals & Priostar Business from Starpharma for $35M - - June 14 at 8:32 AM logoStarpharma Closes Sale Of Agrochemicals Business To Agrium - June 13 at 9:58 PM logoStarpharma Sells Agrochemicals Business to Agrium for $35M - June 13 at 9:58 PM logoAgrium, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:AGU) : June 13, 2017 - June 13 at 3:23 PM logoAgrium, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AGU-US : June 12, 2017 - June 12 at 4:27 PM logoPotash names rally as Uralkali reported to plan Belarus talks ... - Seeking Alpha - June 9 at 3:34 PM logoPotash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.: A Contrarian Buy Today? - June 8 at 3:41 PM logoA Mid-Year Review: How Fertilizer Stocks Are Performing - June 7 at 3:29 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - June 6 at 4:53 PM logoDAP Prices Rose for the Week Ending June 2 - June 6 at 3:36 PM logoNatural Gas Prices Rose: What It Means for Fertilizers - June 6 at 10:37 AM logoAgrium, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AGU-US : June 1, 2017 - June 1 at 3:35 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Agrium Inc. (AGU) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $6.23 Billion - May 27 at 8:22 AM logoVertical Research Upgrades Agrium Inc. (AGU) to "Buy" - May 20 at 10:06 AM logoAgrium phosphate shipment from Western Sahara detained in Panama - Seeking Alpha - May 19 at 3:23 PM logoAgrium Had the Top Phosphate Shipment Growth - May 19 at 9:40 AM logoAgrium Becomes Oversold (AGU) - Nasdaq - May 17 at 8:28 PM logoComparing Fertilizer Companies’ 1Q17 Nitrogen Gross Margins - May 17 at 8:28 PM logoMajor Fertilizer Companies Had Mixed Performances in 1Q17 - May 17 at 3:26 PM logoFertilizer Companies’ Potash Shipments Rose in 1Q17 - May 17 at 3:26 PM logoETFs with exposure to Agrium, Inc. : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 8:27 PM logoAgrium's (AGU) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc - May 9 at 9:48 AM logoAgrium, Inc. :AGU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 8, 2017 - May 8 at 3:21 PM logoFertilizers: Natural Gas Price Forecasts for Week Ended May 5 - May 8 at 3:21 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Agrium Inc. (AGU) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $6.54 Billion - May 4 at 2:02 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.88 - May 3 at 10:22 PM logoInvestor Network: Agrium Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 3 at 3:25 PM logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Unlikely to Affect Agrium (AGU) Stock Price - May 2 at 10:14 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Expected to Post Earnings of $4.55 Per Share - May 2 at 9:04 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Agrium Inc. Q1 Earnings Report - May 2 at 6:52 AM logoAgrium Reports First Quarter Earnings - May 2 at 6:52 AM logoAgrium posts quarterly loss vs. year-ago profit - May 2 at 6:52 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 1 at 10:44 PM logoAgrium (AGU) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.10 - April 29 at 10:22 AM logoAGU June 9th Options Begin Trading - Nasdaq - April 27 at 3:45 PM logoWill 1Q17 Be the Turning Point for Intrepid Potash? - April 27 at 3:45 PM logoAgrium (AGU) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 26 at 2:12 PM logoAgrium Expected to Report Negative Free Cash Flows in 2017 - April 25 at 8:01 AM



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