CF Industries Holdings Company Profile (NYSE:CF)

About CF Industries Holdings (CF)

CF Industries Holdings logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizer, and other nitrogen products. The Company's nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) and ammonium nitrate (AN). Its other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to the Company's industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPKs). The Company's segments include ammonia, granular urea, UAN, AN and other. The Company's ammonia segment produces anhydrous ammonia (ammonia), which is concentrated nitrogen fertilizer as it contains 82% nitrogen. The granular urea segment produces granular urea, which contains 46% nitrogen. The UAN segment produces urea ammonium nitrate solution. The Other segment includes DEF, urea liquor, nitric acid and NPKs. The Company's primary nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, UAN and AN.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Agricultural Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CF
  • CUSIP: 12526910
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $26.74
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $28.65
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $29.73
  • 52-Week Range: $20.77 - $37.17
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 29.07
  • P/E Growth: 2.28
  • Market Cap: $6.23B
  • Outstanding Shares: 233,114,000
  • Beta: 1.29
  • Net Margins: 1.77%
  • Return on Equity: 5.94%
  • Return on Assets: 2.56%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.79%
  • Current Ratio: 3.03%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.71%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.14)
Consensus Price Target: $31.09 (16.27% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/22/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$34.00 -> $32.00MediumView Rating Details
4/21/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$31.00MediumView Rating Details
4/18/2017Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetUnderperform -> Underperform$27.00 -> $26.00MediumView Rating Details
4/11/2017Citigroup IncLower Price TargetNeutral$36.00 -> $31.00HighView Rating Details
4/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$38.00LowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$36.00HighView Rating Details
1/24/2017Cowen and CompanyUpgradeUnderperform -> Market Perform$31.00N/AView Rating Details
1/20/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeUnderperform -> Buy$40.00N/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Wood & CompanyDowngradeUnderperformN/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$24.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$35.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
6/2/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNot Rated -> Neutral$29.00N/AView Rating Details
5/24/2016Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
5/24/2016ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformN/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$40.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
2/29/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetPositive$48.00 -> $44.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/29/2015 forward)


Earnings History for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
Earnings by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
Earnings History by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/15/2017Q416($0.06)($0.39)$902.14 million$867.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.05$0.13$805.58 million$680.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.68$0.33$1.13 billion$1.13 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.45$0.40$862.38 million$1,000.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q415$0.82$0.76$1.08 billion$1.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.73$0.49$893.32 million$927.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$1.49$1.49$1.32 billion$1.31 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$4.61$4.83$977.80 million$953.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q414$5.08$4.78$1.16 billion$1.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$3.47$2.62$532.40 million$921.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$6.71$6.10$1.34 billion$1.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$4.54$4.51$1.19 billion$1.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$4.52$5.71$1.25 billion$1.33 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$3.97$4.07$1.14 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$7.64$8.38$1.67 billion$1.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$5.92$6.03$1.45 billion$1.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012$6.96$7.40$1.59 billion$1.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2012Q312$5.78$6.35$1.36 billion$1.36 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2012$8.66$8.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$4.87$5.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$6.75$6.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$4.81$5.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$5.84$6.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$3.17$3.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$2.56$2.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.49
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.13$0.45$0.29
Q2 20172$0.38$1.71$1.05
Q3 20171$0.43$0.43$0.43
Q4 20171$0.72$0.72$0.72
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
Next Dividend:5/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.20
Dividend Yield:4.49%
Dividend Growth:39.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:413.79% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
666.67% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
130.43% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

Dividend History by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.84%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.75%
Insider Trades by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/16/2016Robert C ArzbaecherDirectorBuy21,600$23.25$502,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Christopher D BohnVPBuy12,500$27.92$349,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Robert C ArzbaecherDirectorBuy17,275$28.10$485,427.50View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Anne P NoonanDirectorBuy3,000$36.25$108,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Bert A FrostVPBuy8,000$31.31$250,480.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2016W Anthony WillCEOBuy25,000$32.76$819,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Douglas C BarnardSVPBuy10,000$47.00$470,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015W Anthony WillCEOBuy15,236$47.17$718,682.12View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014W Anthony WillCEOBuy2,022$249.22$503,922.84View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Stephen WilsonDirectorSell64,570$253.60$16,374,952.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Philipp KochVPSell6,400$262.04$1,677,056.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013Richard HokerVPSell1,667$235.76$393,011.92View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Edward A SchmittDirectorSell5,000$192.49$962,450.00View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013Stephen R WilsonCEOSell50,000$215.90$10,795,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012W Anthony WillVPSell5,000$210.00$1,050,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
Latest Headlines for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)
DateHeadline logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.02 Billion - April 29 at 9:50 AM logoCF Industries to Announce Its 1Q17 Earnings: What to Expect - April 28 at 5:14 PM logoCF Industries’ Sales Estimated to Rise in 2017 - April 28 at 5:14 PM logoAnalysts Estimate CF Industries’ Costs to Rise Steeply - April 28 at 5:14 PM logoCF Industries Holdings (CF) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 27 at 10:16 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.30 (CF) - April 27 at 10:12 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend - April 27 at 9:43 PM logo Analysts Anticipate CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Will Announce Earnings of $0.09 Per Share - April 27 at 9:10 AM logoFertilizer Affordability Improved for the Week Ending April 21 - April 26 at 3:43 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. Announces Dates for First Quarter 2017 ... - Yahoo Finance - April 23 at 4:28 PM logoFavorable News Coverage Very Likely to Affect CF Industries Holdings (CF) Share Price - April 23 at 2:57 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Earns "Buy" Rating from Credit Suisse Group AG - April 22 at 2:50 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Earns Equal Weight Rating from Barclays PLC - April 22 at 9:08 AM logoCF Industries Holdings Enters Oversold Territory - April 21 at 4:21 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. Announces Dates for First Quarter 2017 Results and Conference Call - April 21 at 4:21 PM logoPositive Media Coverage Likely to Affect CF Industries Holdings (CF) Stock Price - April 20 at 6:15 PM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Lowers CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Price Target to $26.00 - April 18 at 8:16 AM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - April 17 at 8:18 PM logoCF Industries Holdings (CF) Getting Very Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 17 at 12:26 PM logoNatural Gas Prices Saw Positive Movement Last Week - April 17 at 12:14 PM logoCF Industries Holdings' (CF) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets - April 16 at 12:17 PM logoU.S. Farm Giant Reviews Assets Amid Commodity Price Slump - April 13 at 9:21 PM logoCF Industries Holdings (CF) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 13 at 2:22 PM logoHow Did the Fertilizer Affordability Index Perform Last Week? - April 13 at 7:43 AM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Rating Reiterated by Citigroup Inc - April 11 at 5:50 PM logoDynamic Advisors Solutions LLC Buys Ventas, Las Vegas Sands, Crown Castle International, Sells ... - April 11 at 4:19 PM logoFertilizer Affordability Index for the Week Ending March 31 - April 7 at 8:55 AM logo$0.06 Earnings Per Share Expected for CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) This Quarter - April 5 at 10:24 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Receives Buy Rating from BMO Capital Markets - April 5 at 1:04 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Rating Increased to Buy at Vetr Inc. - April 2 at 9:43 PM logoShort Interest in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Grows By 13.6% - March 30 at 8:14 AM logoConsumers Still Feeling Pretty Good - March 29 at 9:41 PM logoAnalysts’ Recommendations and Price Targets for CF Industries - March 27 at 12:42 PM logoCF Industries Smells Nicer This Quarter - March 26 at 10:46 AM logoThe Wax Report - Week Ending 03/24/2017 - March 25 at 11:24 AM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Upgraded by Goldman Sachs Group Inc to Buy - March 24 at 9:26 AM logoCF Industries (CF) Down 14.4% Since Earnings Report: Can It ... - Nasdaq - March 24 at 2:41 AM logoCF Industries (CF) Down 14.4% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - March 23 at 4:38 PM logoWhy Were Fertilizers More Affordable Last Week? - March 23 at 4:38 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - March 23 at 1:01 PM logoVetr Inc. Upgrades CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) to "Strong-Buy" - March 21 at 12:21 AM logoCF Industries upgraded by Goldman - March 20 at 7:43 PM logoMonday’s Biggest Winner and Loser in the S&P500 - March 20 at 7:43 PM logoMorning Movers: Shake Shack Gains, Sprouts Soars, Movado Tumbles - March 20 at 2:43 PM logoCF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Raised to Buy at Goldman Sachs Group Inc - March 20 at 12:28 PM logoMoody's: North American chemical companies' five-year debt maturities rise to $72 billion - March 15 at 4:37 PM logoHere's Why Nitrogen Fertilizer Stocks Lost Up to 21.7% in February - March 10 at 5:17 PM logoCF Crosses Above 4% Yield Territory - March 7 at 4:15 PM logoCF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS, INC. Financials - February 28 at 4:29 PM logoCF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS, INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 23 at 4:12 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

What is CF Industries Holdings' stock symbol?

CF Industries Holdings trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CF."

How often does CF Industries Holdings pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CF Industries Holdings?

CF Industries Holdings declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 27th. Investors of record on Monday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 11th.

How were CF Industries Holdings' earnings last quarter?

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 15th. The company reported ($0.39) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.33. The firm had revenue of $867 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $902.14 million. CF Industries Holdings had a net margin of 1.77% and a return on equity of 5.94%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share.

When will CF Industries Holdings make its next earnings announcement?

CF Industries Holdings is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

Where is CF Industries Holdings' stock going? Where will CF Industries Holdings' stock price be in 2017?

14 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for CF Industries Holdings' shares. Their predictions range from $24.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect CF Industries Holdings' share price to reach $31.09 in the next year.

What are analysts saying about CF Industries Holdings stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CF Industries Holdings stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Annual estimates for CF Industries have been going down of late. CF Industries has underperformed the Zacks categorized Fertilizers industry over a year. The company faces significant pricing pressure. High supply levels in the global nitrogen market due to capacity additions are hurting prices. The company is also exposed to challenging agriculture market fundamentals. Moreover, CF Industries continues to operate with high debt level." (4/18/2017)
  • 2. Credit Suisse Group AG analysts commented, "We maintain our Outperform rating and $45 TP on NBL following 2Q16 results. The company reported 2Q16 volumes at 427 Mboe/d, above its preliminary 425 Mboe/d estimate, and raised full-year guidance 10 Mboe/d while keeping capex unchanged at ~$1.45 Bn. We adjust our EPS estimates to -$1.26/-$0.92/-$0.05 (from -$1.29/-$0.86/$0.00) to reflect updated cost and production guidance." (8/5/2016)

Are investors shorting CF Industries Holdings?

CF Industries Holdings saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 35,290,242 shares, an increase of 15.6% from the March 31st total of 30,519,442 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,885,837 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 9.1 days. Currently, 15.2% of the company's stock are short sold.

Who owns CF Industries Holdings stock?

CF Industries Holdings' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include VANGUARD GROUP INC (10.11%), Global Thematic Partners LLC (0.63%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.56%), Horseman Capital Management Ltd (0.36%), Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.20%) and Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.14%). Company insiders that own CF Industries Holdings stock include Anne P Noonan, Bert A Frost, Christopher D Bohn, Douglas C Barnard, Robert C Arzbaecher and W Anthony Will.

Who sold CF Industries Holdings stock? Who is selling CF Industries Holdings stock?

CF Industries Holdings' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Global Thematic Partners LLC, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, B & T Capital Management DBA Alpha Capital Management, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt and Fisher Asset Management LLC.

Who bought CF Industries Holdings stock? Who is buying CF Industries Holdings stock?

CF Industries Holdings' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Horseman Capital Management Ltd, Gradient Investments LLC, Longer Investments Inc., Osborne Partners Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Brookstone Capital Management, New England Research & Management Inc. and Atria Investments LLC. Company insiders that have bought CF Industries Holdings stock in the last two years include Anne P Noonan, Bert A Frost, Christopher D Bohn, Douglas C Barnard, Robert C Arzbaecher and W Anthony Will.

How do I buy CF Industries Holdings stock?

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

How much does a share of CF Industries Holdings stock cost?

One share of CF Industries Holdings stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.74.

CF Industries Holdings (CF) Chart for Saturday, April, 29, 2017

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