Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. Company Profile (NYSE:SQM)

About Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), is a producer of potassium nitrate and iodine. The Company produces specialty plant nutrients, iodine derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, potassium chloride, potassium sulfate and certain industrial chemicals. Its segments include specialty plant nutrients, industrial chemicals, iodine and derivatives, lithium and derivatives, potassium, and other products and services. Specialty plant nutrients are fertilizers that enable farmers to improve yields and the quality of certain crops. Industrial chemicals have a range of applications in chemical processes, such as the manufacturing of glass and industrial nitrates. Iodine and its derivatives are used in the X-ray contrast media and biocides industries, among others. Lithium and its derivatives are used in batteries, greases and frits for production of ceramics. Potassium chloride is a commodity fertilizer that is produced and sold by the Company across the world.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Chemicals - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SQM
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $32.15
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $32.32
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $28.63
  • 52-Week Range: $16.83 - $34.84
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.95
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.87
  • P/E Growth: 1.24
  • Market Cap: $8.46B
  • Outstanding Shares: 263,196,000
  • Beta: 1.1
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 13.47%
  • Return on Equity: 10.19%
  • Return on Assets: 5.40%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.47%
  • Current Ratio: 3.60%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.14%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $31.50 (2.02% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/25/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeSell -> NeutralView Rating Details
11/28/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$30.00View Rating Details
11/28/2016ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformView Rating Details
11/15/2016Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageBuy$33.00View Rating Details
10/19/2016HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeHold -> Buy$35.00View Rating Details
7/5/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingHold$28.00View Rating Details
12/8/2015SantanderUpgradeUnderperform -> Hold$18.71View Rating Details
9/30/2015J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$28.00 -> $20.00View Rating Details
8/28/2015Howard WeilInitiated CoverageSector Perform$27.00 -> $20.00View Rating Details
3/5/2015Miller TabakLower Price TargetBuy$33.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/25/2015Q2$0.30$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/20/2015Q115$0.31$0.27$387.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2015Q414$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/19/2014$0.28$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/28/2014$0.39$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/22/2014$0.35$0.31$502.19 million$534.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/29/2013Q113$0.60$0.58$560.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.15 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.47 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q2 20161$0.32$0.32$0.32
Q3 20161$0.32$0.32$0.32
Q4 20161$0.32$0.32$0.32
Q1 20171$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q2 20171$0.38$0.38$0.38
Q3 20171$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q4 20171$0.35$0.35$0.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM)
Annual Dividend:$0.74
Dividend Yield:2.30%
Dividend Growth:-9.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:80.43% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
64.35% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
50.34% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:3 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
12/2/2016$0.5612/12/201612/14/201612/14/2016
11/23/2015$0.2112/1/201512/3/201512/3/2015
3/24/2015$0.154/22/20154/24/20155/8/2015
4/9/2015semiannual$0.151.55%4/29/20155/1/20155/18/2015
11/19/2014$0.4112/3/201412/5/201412/12/2014
3/28/2014special$0.134.92%4/30/20145/2/20145/19/2014
4/29/2013special$0.283.86%5/2/20135/6/20135/20/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM)
DateHeadline
News IconAnalysts Peer Into Their Crystal Balls For Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA (NYSE:SQM): Where Is It headed? - Winfield Review (NYSE:SQM)
winfieldreview.com - February 23 at 8:10 PM
News IconFirst ‘Trial of the Century’ and the SQM FCPA Enforcement Action – Part II (NYSE:SQM)
www.jdsupra.com - February 22 at 8:12 PM
4-traders.com logoTronox Ltd : Blog Coverage Tronox Acquires Titanium Dioxide Business of Cristal in a $1.67 Billion Deal (NYSE:SQM)
www.4-traders.com - February 22 at 10:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlog Coverage Tronox Acquires Titanium Dioxide Business of Cristal in a $1.67 Billion Deal (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 10:01 AM
News IconFinancialBuzz.com: Lithium Market Projected to Grow (NYSE:SQM)
www.finanzen.ch - February 21 at 4:56 PM
News IconSQM October 20th Options Begin Trading (NYSE:SQM)
www.stockoptionschannel.com - February 21 at 4:56 PM
bizjournals.com logoBasic Materials Stocks Under Scanner -- Alcoa, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile, LSB Industries, and Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE:SQM)
www.bizjournals.com - February 21 at 4:56 PM
News IconAre Analysts Optimistic About Where Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA (NYSE:SQM) is Heading? - Winfield Review (NYSE:SQM)
winfieldreview.com - February 15 at 6:11 AM
prnewswire.com logoWhere to Look as the Lithium Boom Accelerates in 2017 - PR Newswire (press release) (NYSE:SQM)
www.prnewswire.com - February 13 at 8:10 AM
News IconColumn: How the backlash to globalization could hurt the middle class - PBS NewsHour (NYSE:SQM)
www.pbs.org - February 6 at 8:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTrumps Military Plans Could Send Cobalt Prices Sky High (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - February 6 at 12:46 AM
capitalcube.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : SQM-US: Dividend Analysis : December 14th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 1, 2017 (NYSE:SQM)
www.capitalcube.com - February 2 at 3:51 AM
News IconC-Suite Misconduct Results in Sociedad Quimica Y Minera FCPA Resolution with DOJ and SEC (NYSE:SQM)
blog.volkovlaw.com - February 1 at 6:05 AM
News IconIndustry review on global fertilizers market illuminated by new report (NYSE:SQM)
www.whatech.com - January 26 at 6:03 AM
tmcnet.com logoFinancialBuzz.com: Lithium Market Rush from Consumer Electronics and Automotive Sector (NYSE:SQM)
www.tmcnet.com - January 26 at 6:03 AM
4-traders.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile : SQM) Down After Tuesday Gain (NYSE:SQM)
www.4-traders.com - January 26 at 6:03 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera upgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 6:03 AM
News IconLiquid Fertilizers Global Market, By Product & Data Validation, 2016 Analysis and Forecast 2022 (NYSE:SQM)
www.emailwire.com - January 25 at 6:09 AM
News IconHow Lithium Makes Its Way From Salt Flats to Your Cell Phone (NYSE:SQM)
mentalfloss.com - January 22 at 6:49 AM
nasdaq.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Shares March Higher ... - Nasdaq (NYSE:SQM)
www.nasdaq.com - January 21 at 1:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - January 20 at 6:51 AM
News IconNotable Reporting: Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (ADR) Just Recorded A Sigfniciant Increase - Fair View Times (NYSE:SQM)
fairviewtimes.com - January 19 at 5:21 AM
prnewswire.com logoLiCo Energy Metals Signs a Definitive Option Agreement to Acquire Lithium Exploitation Concession in Salar de Atacama, Chile (NYSE:SQM)
www.prnewswire.com - January 19 at 12:19 AM
News IconChilean chemical company pays $30.5 million for FCPA violations (NYSE:SQM)
www.fcpablog.com - January 17 at 12:45 PM
News IconSQM shares ease after $30m legal settlement (NYSE:SQM)
www.agrimoney.com - January 17 at 12:45 PM
News IconWill The Needle Move For Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM) Shares This Earnings Season? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:SQM)
wsbeacon.com - January 16 at 6:15 PM
News IconWill The Needle Move For Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA (NYSE:SQM) Shares This Earnings Season? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:SQM)
wsbeacon.com - January 16 at 1:14 PM
News IconChemical and Mining Company in Chile Paying $30 Million to Resolve FCPA Cases (NYSE:SQM)
www.pressreleasepoint.com - January 14 at 7:59 PM
4-traders.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S A : Chilean Chemicals and Mining Company to Pay $30.5 Million to Resolve Foreign-Bribery Charges (NYSE:SQM)
www.4-traders.com - January 14 at 7:59 PM
4-traders.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile : Chemical and Mining Company in Chile Paying $30 Million to Resolve FCPA Cases (NYSE:SQM)
www.4-traders.com - January 14 at 6:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHow Sociedad Quimica (SQM) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - January 14 at 6:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoChile's SQM paying $30 mln to resolve U.S. corruption cases (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - January 14 at 6:21 AM
realistinvestor.com logoQuarterly Deferred Tax Assets Of Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA (NYSE:SQM) At $4.765 Millions - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:SQM)
www.realistinvestor.com - January 12 at 10:41 PM
News IconThe Two Hottest Commodities for 2017 (NYSE:SQM)
wolfstreet.com - January 11 at 2:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Best Kept Secret Of The Electric Car Boom (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - January 9 at 12:58 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : January 6, 2017 (NYSE:SQM)
www.capitalcube.com - January 7 at 5:03 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoU.S. and Canada falling behind China in race for renewable energy (NYSE:SQM)
www.theglobeandmail.com - January 6 at 5:20 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoU.S. and Canada falling behind China in race for renewable energy (NYSE:SQM)
www.theglobeandmail.com - January 6 at 5:20 AM
News IconLiCo Energy Metals Enters into Letter of Intent to Acquire Lithium Exploitation Concession, Salar de Atacama in Chile's Lithium Triangle (NYSE:SQM)
www.otcmarkets.com - January 3 at 9:32 AM
marketrealist.com logoWhy Most Analysts Recommend a 'Hold' for FMC - Market Realist (NYSE:SQM)
marketrealist.com - December 29 at 7:55 PM
News IconSQM owner calls off sale process - BNamericas - Business News Americas (subscription) (NYSE:SQM)
www.bnamericas.com - December 23 at 3:53 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : December 22, 2016 (NYSE:SQM)
www.capitalcube.com - December 22 at 10:50 PM
4-traders.com logoSOCIEDAD QUIMICA Y MINERA DE CHILE S.A. : ex-dividend day for interim dividend (NYSE:SQM)
www.4-traders.com - December 16 at 4:26 AM
insidermonkey.com logoDo Hedge Funds Love Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (ADR) (SQM)? - Insider Monkey (blog) (NYSE:SQM)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 15 at 5:44 AM
insidermonkey.com logoDo Hedge Funds Love Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (ADR) (SQM)? (NYSE:SQM)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 13 at 9:18 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile goes ex-dividend today (NYSE:SQM)
seekingalpha.com - December 12 at 8:02 PM
investorplace.com logo4 Chemicals Stocks to Buy Now - Investorplace.com (NYSE:SQM)
investorplace.com - December 2 at 11:28 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : December 1, 2016 (NYSE:SQM)
www.capitalcube.com - December 1 at 7:52 PM
News IconLithium Stock Investors: SQM's Q3 Profits Skyrocket on Soaring Lithium Prices - Fox Business (NYSE:SQM)
www.foxbusiness.com - November 30 at 10:37 AM
publicnow.com logoSQM Reports Earnings for the Third Quarter of 2016 (NYSE:SQM)
www.publicnow.com - November 30 at 10:37 AM

Social

What is Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s stock symbol?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SQM."

How often does Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. declared a dividend on Friday, December 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.556 per share on Wednesday, December 14th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 12th. This is a positive change from Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s previous dividend of $0.21.

Where is Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s stock going? Where will Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s stock price be in 2017?

6 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s share price to reach $31.50 in the next year.

Who owns Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. stock?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include SailingStone Capital Partners LLC (6.62%), FMR LLC (1.44%), Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK (0.80%), Axiom International Investors LLC DE (0.58%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.29%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.26%).

Who sold Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. stock? Who is selling Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. stock?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SailingStone Capital Partners LLC, Caxton Associates LP, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK, Credit Agricole S A, Van ECK Associates Corp, State Street Corp, Axiom International Investors LLC DE and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS.

Who bought Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. stock? Who is buying Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. stock?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.'s stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Putnam Investments LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Oxford Asset Management and DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main.

How do I buy Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. stock?

Shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. 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 Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. stock cost?

One share of Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.15.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM) Chart for Friday, February, 24, 2017


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Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff