Potash Co. of Saskatchewan Company Profile (NYSE:POT)

About Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan logoPotash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PCS) is a fertilizer producer producing a range of primary crop nutrients, such as potash, nitrogen and phosphate. The Company operates through three segments: potash, nitrogen and phosphate. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated five potash operations in Saskatchewan and owned one in New Brunswick. Its nitrogen operations involve the production of nitrogen fertilizers and nitrogen feed and industrial products, including ammonia, urea, nitrogen solutions, ammonium nitrate and nitric acid. It has nitrogen facilities in Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio and Trinidad. Its phosphate operations include the manufacture and sale of solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers, phosphate feed and industrial acid, which is used in food products and industrial processes. It has phosphate mines and mineral processing plant complexes in Florida and North Carolina. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had four phosphate feed plants in the United States.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Agricultural Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:POT
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.potashcorp.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $13.94 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 840,007,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $16.53
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.68
  • 52 Week Range: $15.21 - $20.26
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 35.30
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.40
  • P/E Growth: -1.12
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.82 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.65
  • Book Value: $9.89 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.68
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $1.25 billion
  • Net Margins: 7.54%
  • Return on Equity: 5.23%
  • Return on Assets: 2.45%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.45%
  • Current Ratio: 0.82%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.37%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 5.41 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.58
  • Short Ratio: 3.8
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)

What is Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's stock symbol?

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "POT."

How often does Potash Co. of Saskatchewan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan?

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Tuesday, August 1st. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. View Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's Dividend History.

How were Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's earnings last quarter?

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.08. The business earned $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $999.41 million. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan had a net margin of 7.54% and a return on equity of 5.23%. The firm's revenue was down 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.15 EPS. View Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's Earnings History.

What guidance has Potash Co. of Saskatchewan issued on next quarter's earnings?

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.45-0.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.53.

Where is Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's stock going? Where will Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's stock price be in 2017?

21 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's shares. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $21.00. On average, they expect Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's stock price to reach $17.77 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan.

Are investors shorting Potash Co. of Saskatchewan?

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan saw a decrease in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 15,916,267 shares, a decrease of 14.6% from the April 28th total of 18,644,367 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,454,608 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days. Approximately 1.9% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Who are some of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's key competitors?

Who owns Potash Co. of Saskatchewan stock?

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Eagle Investment Management LLC (4.85%), FMR LLC (3.20%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.24%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.24%), Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd (2.23%) and Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (1.70%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan.

Who sold Potash Co. of Saskatchewan stock? Who is selling Potash Co. of Saskatchewan stock?

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Global Thematic Partners LLC, Swiss National Bank, Wellington Management Group LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, CIBC World Markets Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd. and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan.

Who bought Potash Co. of Saskatchewan stock? Who is buying Potash Co. of Saskatchewan stock?

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Eagle Investment Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd, Macquarie Group Ltd., Horseman Capital Management Ltd, FMR LLC, Barings LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan.

How do I buy Potash Co. of Saskatchewan stock?

Shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan 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 Potash Co. of Saskatchewan stock cost?

One share of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.59.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 13 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.19)
Consensus Price Target: $17.77 (7.13% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/19/2017Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyHighView Rating Details
5/17/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$19.00HighView Rating Details
5/1/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Boost Price TargetMarket Perform$17.00 -> $19.00MediumView Rating Details
4/28/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Perform$20.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$17.50LowView Rating Details
4/11/2017Citigroup IncLower Price TargetNeutral$20.00 -> $18.00MediumView Rating Details
1/27/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$16.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetUnderperform$11.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Cowen and CompanyUpgradeUnderperform -> Market Perform$14.75 -> $18.89N/AView Rating Details
12/23/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016HSBC Holdings plcSet Price TargetNeutral$15.75N/AView Rating Details
10/31/2016Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeUnderweight -> Neutral$16.00N/AView Rating Details
10/31/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncSet Price TargetNeutral$15.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNeutral -> Positive$21.00N/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016Cleveland ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold -> Buy$16.16 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016Howard WeilDowngradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/19/2016Edward JonesUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$17.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
6/25/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingUnderweight$14.00N/AView Rating Details
6/16/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$19.00N/AView Rating Details
4/23/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
4/4/2016CIBCDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector PerformN/AView Rating Details
3/22/2016Paradigm CapitalDowngradeHold -> Sell$13.50N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016AltaCorp CapitalLower Price Target$18.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
12/8/2015Bank of America CorpDowngradeSellN/AView Rating Details
10/31/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
7/30/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$34.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
Earnings by Quarter for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/20173/31/2017$0.10$0.18$999.41 million$1.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q416$0.09$0.07$941.39 million$1.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.09$0.10$1.04 billion$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.18$0.18$1.18 billion$1.05 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.16$0.09$1.16 billion$1.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.31$0.24$1.37 billion$1.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.37$0.34$1.45 billion$1.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.52$0.50$1.71 billion$1.73 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.50$0.44$1.67 billion$1.67 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q414$0.46$0.49$1.67 billion$1.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.42$0.38$1.53 billion$1.64 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.46$0.56$1.68 billion$1.89 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.35$0.40$1.49 billion$1.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$0.36$0.31$1.38 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.43$0.41$1.53 billion$1.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q213$0.81$0.73$2.19 billion$2.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q113$0.59$0.63$1.82 billion$2.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q412$0.57$0.52$1.74 billion$1.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012Q312$0.78$0.74$2.05 billion$2.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$1.02$1.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.64$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$0.88$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.94$0.94ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.85$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.80$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.65$1.77ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.77
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.08$0.21$0.15
Q2 20172$0.17$0.29$0.23
Q3 20172$0.14$0.28$0.21
Q4 20172$0.14$0.22$0.18
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
Next Dividend:8/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:2.41%
Dividend Growth:-6.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:100.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
64.52% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
58.82% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)

Dividend History by Quarter for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
5/11/2017quarterly$0.102.45%6/28/20176/30/20178/1/2017
1/26/2017quarterly$0.102.08%3/29/20173/31/20175/2/2017
11/17/2016quarterly$0.102.25%1/10/20171/12/20172/2/2017
9/9/2016quarterly$0.102.36%10/7/201610/12/201611/2/2016
5/13/2016quarterly$0.256.37%7/8/20167/12/20168/2/2016
1/29/2016quarterly$0.259.33%4/8/20164/12/20165/3/2016
11/12/2015quarterly$0.387.5%1/12/20161/14/20162/4/2016
9/10/2015quarterly$0.386%10/8/201510/13/201511/3/2015
5/13/2015quarterly$0.384.71%7/8/20157/10/20157/31/2015
1/29/2015quarterly$0.384.21%4/9/20154/13/20155/4/2015
11/13/2014quarterly$0.354.18%1/13/20151/15/20152/5/2015
9/12/2014quarterly$0.354.08%10/9/201410/14/201411/4/2014
5/15/2014quarterly$0.353.81%7/9/20147/11/20148/1/2014
1/30/2014quarterly$0.354.48%4/8/20144/10/20145/1/2014
11/14/2013quarterly$0.354.36%1/14/20141/16/20142/6/2014
9/13/2013quarterly$0.354.31%10/10/201310/15/201311/5/2013
5/16/2013quarterly$0.353.2%7/10/20137/12/20138/2/2013
1/30/2013quarterly$0.282.64%4/9/20134/11/20135/2/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
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Headlines

Headline Trends for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
Latest Headlines for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoShould Potash Corporation (POT) Be On Your Radar Now?
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 9:50 AM
fool.ca logoWhich 2 Canadian Blue-Chip Companies Offer +15% Compounded Returns?
www.fool.ca - May 22 at 9:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVertical Research Upgrades Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) to Buy
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 20 at 10:06 AM
seekingalpha.com logoPotash Corp's (POT) CEO Jochen Tilk Presents at BMO Capital Markets 12th Annual Farm to Market Conference (Transcript)
seekingalpha.com - May 19 at 12:04 PM
reuters.com logoUPDATE 2-Undaunted by glut, new potash players bank on fertilizer rebound
www.reuters.com - May 17 at 7:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoRoyal Bank of Canada Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 8:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInvestors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 8:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAgrium’s Price Target Cut to $104.4 Post-Earnings
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 8:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.10 (POT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 8:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Anticipate Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $976.62 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 11:16 AM
baystreet.ca logoIs Now the Time to Buy Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan? - Baystreet.ca
www.baystreet.ca - May 10 at 11:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPotashCorp Announces Election of Directors
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 11:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Will Announce Earnings of $0.19 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 2:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. : May 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 6:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.10
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 12:08 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPotash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. :POT-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 7:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInside PotashCorp 1Q17’s Segment Margins
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 5:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPotash Prices Fell for the Week Ending April 28
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 5:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnderstanding PotashCorp’s Phosphate Price Dive in 1Q17
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 10:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Price Target Raised to $19.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 10:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 1:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoJordan's Arab Potash Company reports 12 pct rise in quarterly profit
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 11:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHow PotashCorp’s Nitrogen Shipments Performed in 1Q17
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 11:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy PotashCorp’s Nitrogen Prices Trended Lower in 1Q17
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 11:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.27
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 9:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) PT Set at $20.00 by Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 9:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) PT Set at $17.50 by TD Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 9:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.08 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 1:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.08 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 1:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.08 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 1:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPotash Corp (POT) Tops Earnings & Revenues Estimates in Q1 - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 3:17 PM
fool.ca logoPotash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.: Is the Downturn Finally Over? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - April 28 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPotashCorp Reports 1Q17 Surprise, Stock Jumps
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat Lifted PotashCorp’s 1Q17 Earnings in 1Q17?
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInside PotashCorp’s Potash Shipment Growth in 1Q17
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 3:17 PM
seekingalpha.com logoPotash of Saskatchewan (POT) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - April 28 at 12:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 12:48 PM
fool.ca logo3 Big Surprises From Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.'s Q1 Earnings Report - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - April 27 at 10:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 5:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 1:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 11:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 8:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy PotashCorp’s Free Cash Flow Estimates Seem Positive
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 9:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHow PotashCorp’s Valuation Multiple Compares with Peers
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 9:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat Analysts Forecast for PotashCorp’s Capital Expenditure
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 6:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWill Weakness in PotashCorp’s 1H17 Earnings Be Offset in 2H17?
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 9:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWill 2017 Be a Better Year for PotashCorp’s Gross Margins?
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 6:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Getting Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 5:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 7:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPotash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Downgraded to Buy at Vetr Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 2:40 PM

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