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CF Industries (CF) Competitors

$79.86
-2.64 (-3.20%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)

CF vs. MOS, ICL, NTR, ALB, SUZ, CE, BG, SQM, WLK, and WPM

Should you be buying CF Industries stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of CF Industries include Mosaic (MOS), ICL Group (ICL), Nutrien (NTR), Albemarle (ALB), Suzano (SUZ), Celanese (CE), Bunge Global (BG), Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), Westlake (WLK), and Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

CF Industries vs.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) and Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, media sentiment, community ranking, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

CF Industries has a net margin of 23.00% compared to Mosaic's net margin of 8.51%. CF Industries' return on equity of 18.44% beat Mosaic's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CF Industries23.00% 18.44% 11.19%
Mosaic 8.51%9.69%5.21%

90.6% of CF Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.1% of Mosaic shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of CF Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Mosaic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

CF Industries received 96 more outperform votes than Mosaic when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.33% of users gave CF Industries an outperform vote while only 55.69% of users gave Mosaic an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
CF IndustriesOutperform Votes
796
61.33%
Underperform Votes
502
38.67%
MosaicOutperform Votes
700
55.69%
Underperform Votes
557
44.31%

CF Industries pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Mosaic pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. CF Industries pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mosaic pays out 22.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Mosaic is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

CF Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Mosaic. Mosaic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CF Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
CF Industries$6.63B2.27$1.53B$7.8410.19
Mosaic$13.70B0.73$1.16B$3.498.97

CF Industries has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mosaic has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, CF Industries had 2 more articles in the media than Mosaic. MarketBeat recorded 28 mentions for CF Industries and 26 mentions for Mosaic. Mosaic's average media sentiment score of 0.74 beat CF Industries' score of 0.21 indicating that Mosaic is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
CF Industries
7 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
10 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Mosaic
10 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

CF Industries presently has a consensus price target of $90.19, suggesting a potential upside of 12.93%. Mosaic has a consensus price target of $40.63, suggesting a potential upside of 29.83%. Given Mosaic's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mosaic is more favorable than CF Industries.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CF Industries
2 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.14
Mosaic
2 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.21

Summary

CF Industries beats Mosaic on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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CF vs. The Competition

MetricCF IndustriesAgricultural chemicals IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$15.04B$4.52B$2.57B$17.69B
Dividend Yield2.48%3.90%5.38%3.55%
P/E Ratio10.1913.52102.3224.71
Price / Sales2.27148.991,119,658.566.73
Price / Cash6.509.7722.7415.38
Price / Book1.822.103.365.46
Net Income$1.53B$311.43M$177.73M$980.66M
7 Day Performance-0.72%0.68%2.53%1.34%
1 Month Performance4.36%3.43%0.01%2.87%
1 Year Performance-7.31%-34.15%151.07%94.26%

CF Industries Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MOS
Mosaic
4.7166 of 5 stars
$31.22
-1.3%
$41.67
+33.5%
-44.6%$10.20B$13.70B8.9514,049Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
ICL
ICL Group
1.4733 of 5 stars
$5.12
+1.4%
$5.50
+7.4%
-26.5%$6.73B$10.02B7.2113,619Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
NTR
Nutrien
4.8824 of 5 stars
$53.16
-0.8%
$71.53
+34.5%
-36.9%$26.29B$29.06B21.0124,700Analyst Report
ALB
Albemarle
4.9727 of 5 stars
$128.59
+5.8%
$193.00
+50.1%
-44.9%$15.10B$9.62B9.649,000Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
SUZ
Suzano
1.2662 of 5 stars
$11.54
+2.8%
N/A+25.2%$15.27B$43.75B4.6019,319Short Interest ↑
CE
Celanese
4.3873 of 5 stars
$149.59
-0.4%
$143.44
-4.1%
+23.2%$16.28B$10.94B8.3613,263
BG
Bunge Global
4.9759 of 5 stars
$93.12
-0.1%
$119.44
+28.3%
-5.7%$13.36B$59.54B6.2523,000Positive News
SQM
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
3.9086 of 5 stars
$45.65
+3.5%
$69.11
+51.4%
-42.8%$13.04B$10.71B4.406,479Earnings Report
Analyst Report
WLK
Westlake
4.1296 of 5 stars
$136.81
-0.1%
$131.31
-4.0%
+10.3%$17.54B$12.55B36.9815,920
WPM
Wheaton Precious Metals
4.4409 of 5 stars
$39.49
+0.8%
$53.22
+34.8%
+0.2%$17.89B$1.07B33.1842Positive News

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This page (NYSE:CF) was last updated on 3/4/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff