Compass Minerals International Company Profile (NYSE:CMP)

About Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)

Compass Minerals International logoCompass Minerals International, Inc. (CMI) is a provider of essential minerals that solve nature's challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses; specialty plant nutrition minerals for the quality and yield of crops, and specialty chemicals for water treatment and other industrial processes. The Company has three segments: Salt, Plant Nutrition North America and Plant Nutrition South America. The Salt segment produces and markets salt and magnesium chloride for use in road deicing and dust control, food processing, water softeners, and agricultural and industrial applications. Its Plant Nutrition North America segment includes sales of sulfate of potash (SOP) specialty fertilizer and micronutrients. The Plant Nutrition South America segment operates two primary businesses in Brazil: agricultural productivity and chemical solutions.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Agricultural Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Diversified Metals & Mining
  • Symbol: NYSE:CMP
  • CUSIP: 20451N10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.23 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 33,824,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $66.59
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $66.56
  • 52 Week Range: $59.72 - $84.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.43
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.04
  • P/E Growth: 6.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.24 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.80
  • Book Value: $20.51 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.22
  • Annual Dividend: $2.88
  • Dividend Yield: 4.5%
  • EBITDA: $248.2 million
  • Net Margins: 9.83%
  • Return on Equity: 10.01%
  • Return on Assets: 3.06%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.69%
  • Current Ratio: 2.12%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.99%
  • Average Volume: 400,038 shs.
  • Beta: 0.44
  • Short Ratio: 15.96

Frequently Asked Questions for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)

What is Compass Minerals International's stock symbol?

Compass Minerals International trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CMP."

How often does Compass Minerals International pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Compass Minerals International?

Compass Minerals International declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.72 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.37%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. View Compass Minerals International's Dividend History.

How were Compass Minerals International's earnings last quarter?

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) issued its earnings results on Monday, August, 7th. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.07) by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $228 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $261.13 million. Compass Minerals International had a net margin of 9.83% and a return on equity of 10.01%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 34.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.18 earnings per share. View Compass Minerals International's Earnings History.

When will Compass Minerals International make its next earnings announcement?

Compass Minerals International is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 30th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Compass Minerals International.

What guidance has Compass Minerals International issued on next quarter's earnings?

Compass Minerals International updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday, August, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.00-3.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.10.

Where is Compass Minerals International's stock going? Where will Compass Minerals International's stock price be in 2017?

5 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Compass Minerals International's shares. Their predictions range from $63.00 to $84.00. On average, they expect Compass Minerals International's share price to reach $73.60 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Compass Minerals International.

Who are some of Compass Minerals International's key competitors?

Who are Compass Minerals International's key executives?

Compass Minerals International's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Francis Joseph Malecha, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
  • James D. Standen, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting and Financial Officer, Treasurer
  • Diana C. Toman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Steve N. Berger, Senior Vice President-Corporate Services
  • Brad Griffith, Senior Vice President - Plant Nutrition
  • Anthony J. Sepich, Senior Vice President - Salt
  • John David Craft, Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • Richard S. Grant, Lead Independent Director
  • David J. D'Antoni, Independent Director
  • Valdemar L. Fischer, Independent Director

Who owns Compass Minerals International stock?

Compass Minerals International's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.51%), SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC (0.35%), Beacon Financial Group (0.34%), Oxbow Advisors LLC (0.09%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%) and Founders Capital Management (0.02%). Company insiders that own Compass Minerals International stock include David J Goadby, Jack C Leunig and James D Standen. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Compass Minerals International.

Who sold Compass Minerals International stock? Who is selling Compass Minerals International stock?

Compass Minerals International's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nationwide Fund Advisors and State Treasurer State of Michigan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Compass Minerals International.

Who bought Compass Minerals International stock? Who is buying Compass Minerals International stock?

Compass Minerals International's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oxbow Advisors LLC, Beacon Financial Group, SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC and Founders Capital Management. View Insider Buying and Selling for Compass Minerals International.

How do I buy Compass Minerals International stock?

Shares of Compass Minerals International 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 Compass Minerals International's stock price today?

One share of Compass Minerals International stock can currently be purchased for approximately $65.95.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Compass Minerals International (NYSE CMP)
Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  99 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  275 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  374
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Compass Minerals International 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 Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $73.60 (11.60% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Price Target History for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Analysts' Ratings History for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/2/2017Monness Crespi & HardtUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$76.00MediumView Rating Details
9/25/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$70.00HighView Rating Details
9/21/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$84.00LowView Rating Details
8/9/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$70.00 -> $63.00MediumView Rating Details
5/15/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$75.00N/AView Rating Details
6/15/2016KeyCorpDowngradeOverweight -> Sector WeightN/AView Rating Details
6/5/2016Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$98.00N/AView Rating Details
4/12/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price Target$60.00 -> $57.00N/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016BB&T CorporationDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
1/21/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$88.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Earnings by Quarter for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Earnings History by Quarter for Compass Minerals International (NYSE CMP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/23/2017$0.85N/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2017Q2 2017($0.07)($0.19)$261.13 million$228.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.43$0.63$386.97 million$387.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/8/2017Q416$1.11$1.35$399.66 million$443.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2016Q316$0.28$0.27$207.25 million$179.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2016Q216$0.17$0.18$177.56 million$169.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2016Q116$1.33$1.46$347.69 million$345.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/8/2016Q415$1.53$1.72$336.44 million$289.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$0.83$0.80$251.90 million$232.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2015Q215$0.30$0.39$179.04 million$183.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$1.87$1.79$411.39 million$393.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2015Q414$1.92$2.38$387.63 million$433.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314$0.82$0.81$225.80 million$240.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$0.21$0.13$194.13 million$186.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2014Q114$1.42$1.49$393.15 million$422.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$1.71$1.65$363.61 million$387.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.55$0.46$194.25 million$184.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q2 2013$0.40$0.31$177.44 million$173.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2013Q1 2013$0.99$1.38$344.10 million$383.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q4 2012$1.00$1.02$292.80 million$367.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2012Q312$0.30$0.28$175.34 million$181.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2012$0.27$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$1.57$1.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2012$1.63$1.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.64$1.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.52$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$1.80$1.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2011$1.83$1.83ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.58
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.55$0.55$0.55
Q2 20171($0.12)($0.12)($0.12)
Q3 20171$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q4 20171$1.36$1.36$1.36
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Most Recent Dividend:9/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.88
Dividend Yield:4.37%
Dividend Growth:8.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:80.45% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
112.06% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
74.42% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)

Dividend History by Quarter for Compass Minerals International (NYSE CMP)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.78%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/9/2017James D StandenCFOBuy300$66.30$19,890.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016David J GoadbyVPSell5,239$72.53$379,984.67View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Jack C. LeunigSVPSell2,910$68.76$200,091.60View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015David J GoadbyVPSell3,104$92.88$288,299.52View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Jack C LeunigSVPSell1,850$93.56$173,086.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Robert Dana MillerSVPSell2,639$90.50$238,829.50View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014David J GoadbyVPSell8,453$87.27$737,693.31View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Rodney L UnderdownCFOSell5,524$90.06$497,491.44View SEC Filing  
8/7/2014Rodney L UnderdownCFOSell8,453$86.90$734,565.70View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Bradley J BellDirectorSell10,000$92.28$922,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014David GoadbyVPSell2,113$86.26$182,267.38View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014Rodney UnderdownCFOSell2,382$86.26$205,471.32View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013Rodney L UnderdownCFOSell17,829$75.23$1,341,275.67View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Rodney UnderdownCFOSell5,000$77.02$385,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013David J GoadbyVPSell8,071$89.69$723,887.99View SEC Filing  
5/1/2013Keith E ClarkVPSell10,071$85.24$858,452.04View SEC Filing  
11/2/2012David J GoadbyVPSell14,000$79.97$1,119,580.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Compass Minerals International (CMP) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

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