Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA Company Profile (NYSE:SQM)

About Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) is a producer of potassium nitrate and iodine chemicals. The Company operates in six segments: specialty plant nutrients, industrial chemicals, iodine and derivatives, lithium and derivatives, potassium, and other products and services. It produces four types of specialty plant nutrients: potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate and specialty blends. It produces iodine and iodine derivatives, which are used in a range of medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications. It is also a producer of lithium carbonate, which is used in a range of applications. SQM produces potassium chloride and potassium sulfate from brines extracted from the Salar de Atacama. It produces four industrial chemicals: sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, boric acid and potassium chloride. In addition, it sells other fertilizers and blends, some of which it does not produce.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Chemicals - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SQM
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $26.38
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $25.72
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $23.32
  • 52-Week Range: $14.17 - $28.26
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.52
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.27
  • P/E Growth: 1.61
  • Market Cap: $6.94B
  • Outstanding Shares: 263,196,000
  • Beta: 1.57
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 11.50%
  • Return on Equity: 9.93%
  • Return on Assets: 5.15%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.47%
  • Current Ratio: 4.07%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.29%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (NYSE:SQM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $21.24 (19.48% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (NYSE:SQM)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
7/13/2016Citigroup Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> SellView Rating Details
7/5/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingHold$28.00View Rating Details
6/6/2016ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/21/2016HSBCLower Price TargetHold$19.00 -> $17.50View Rating Details
12/8/2015SantanderUpgradeUnderperform -> Hold$18.71View Rating Details
9/30/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> 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 9/30/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (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 de Chile SA (NYSE:SQM)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.05 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.24 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 de Chile SA (NYSE:SQM)
Annual Dividend:$0.32
Dividend Yield:1.21%
Dividend Growth:-27.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:42.11% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.48% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
25.81% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (NYSE:SQM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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 de Chile SA (NYSE:SQM)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (NYSE:SQM)
DateHeadline
News IconTianqi set to buy 2% stake in SQM - Industrial Minerals (registration) (NYSE:SQM)
www.indmin.com - September 28 at 12:29 PM
seekingalpha.com logoChina's Tianqi Lithium to invest more than $200M in Chile's SQM - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:SQM)
seekingalpha.com - September 28 at 12:29 PM
benzinga.com logoMid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Cal-Maine Posts Wider-Than-Expected Loss - Benzinga (NYSE:SQM)
www.benzinga.com - September 28 at 12:29 PM
bloomberg.com logoTianqi’s Search for Lithium Sources Sends Chile’s SQM Soaring (NYSE:SQM)
www.bloomberg.com - September 26 at 7:27 PM
News IconSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile Price Target Cut to $22.00 (SQM) - Petro Global News 24 (NYSE:SQM)
petroglobalnews24.com - September 23 at 6:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUltra Lithium Signs a Binding LOI to Acquire Lithium Salar Project in ... - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 7:04 PM
News IconSQM betting on lithium hydroxide demand - Business News Americas (subscription) (NYSE:SQM)
www.bnamericas.com - September 22 at 7:04 PM
marketwatch.com logoUltra Lithium Signs a Binding LOI to Acquire Lithium Salar Project in Argentina and Announces $300000 Private ... - MarketWatch (NYSE:SQM)
www.marketwatch.com - September 22 at 11:52 AM
News IconSQM: lithium exports comply with nuclear rules - Industrial Minerals (registration) (NYSE:SQM)
www.indmin.com - September 16 at 7:09 PM
prnewswire.com logoStrengthening Tech in the Lithium-Ion Battery Market - PR Newswire - PR Newswire (press release) (NYSE:SQM)
www.prnewswire.com - September 15 at 7:33 PM
mysmartrend.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile Shares Up 16.7% Since SmarTrend's Buy Recommendation (SQM) (NYSE:SQM)
www.mysmartrend.com - September 15 at 11:07 AM
seekingalpha.com logoTime To Buy The Australian Lithium Miners - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:SQM)
seekingalpha.com - September 13 at 11:58 AM
News IconInvestors move to back minerals explorer - Lawyers Weekly (NYSE:SQM)
www.lawyersweekly.com.au - September 12 at 6:59 PM
News IconAustralian Potash mining firm inks investment pact with Oman ... - Zawya (press release) (NYSE:SQM)
www.zawya.com - September 9 at 7:03 PM
News IconAustralian Potash mining firm inks investment pact with Oman wealth fund - Zawya (NYSE:SQM)
www.zawya.com - September 9 at 11:55 AM
News IconAustralian Potash mining firm inks investment pact with Oman ... - Zawya (NYSE:SQM)
www.zawya.com - September 8 at 11:17 AM
seekingalpha.com logoShould You Buy Into The Lithium Mania? - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:SQM)
seekingalpha.com - September 7 at 11:09 AM
publicnow.com logoSQM presents at Investor Day (Update) (NYSE:SQM)
www.publicnow.com - September 2 at 7:20 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 6-K CHEMICAL & MINING CO OF For: Sep 01 - StreetInsider.com (NYSE:SQM)
www.streetinsider.com - September 1 at 7:23 PM
News IconElemental finalises $US50m investment - Business News (NYSE:SQM)
www.businessnews.com.au - September 1 at 10:39 AM
publicnow.com logoSQM Management Presents at Investor Day (NYSE:SQM)
www.publicnow.com - September 1 at 10:39 AM
investingnews.com logoWhere Will Tesla Get Its Lithium Supply? (NYSE:SQM)
investingnews.com - August 31 at 12:47 PM
investors.com logoLithium ETF Captures Key Element Of Mobile Tech, Electric Cars - Investor's Business Daily (NYSE:SQM)
www.investors.com - August 28 at 11:19 AM
News IconMomentum Stocks in Focus: Euronav NV Ordinary Shares (NYSE:EURN), Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (ADR ... - NYSE Journal (press release) (NYSE:SQM)
stockznews.com - August 27 at 11:38 AM
News IconBuyout of SQM could end CORFO standoff (NYSE:SQM)
www.indmin.com - August 26 at 7:12 PM
News IconSQM Reports Earnings For The Six Months ... (NYSE:SQM)
ih.advfn.com - August 26 at 10:28 AM
News IconThe facts and fiction of the lithium mining boom in Australia - Business Insider Australia (NYSE:SQM)
www.businessinsider.com.au - August 25 at 7:47 PM
thestreet.com logoHere's Why SQM Stock Is Climbing Today (NYSE:SQM)
www.thestreet.com - August 25 at 7:47 PM
News IconBrandes Emerging Markets Value Fund 2nd Quarter Commentary - Yahoo Sports (NYSE:SQM)
sports.yahoo.com - August 25 at 12:01 PM
seekingalpha.com logoReuters: Chinese maker of lithium battery materials bids to buy SQM stake - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:SQM)
seekingalpha.com - August 25 at 12:01 PM
News IconChina's Ningbo Shanshan in bid to buy SQM stake - sources - Daily Mail (NYSE:SQM)
www.dailymail.co.uk - August 25 at 12:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSQM Reports Earnings For The Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - August 25 at 12:01 PM
publicnow.com logoSQM Reports Earnings for the Second Quarter of 2016 (NYSE:SQM)
www.publicnow.com - August 25 at 12:01 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : August 25, 2016 (NYSE:SQM)
www.capitalcube.com - August 25 at 12:01 PM
gurufocus.com logoBrandes Emerging Markets Value Fund —nd Quarter Commentary - GuruFocus.com (NYSE:SQM)
www.gurufocus.com - August 24 at 7:16 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : August 11, 2016 (NYSE:SQM)
www.capitalcube.com - August 11 at 8:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould You Get Rid of CF Industries (CF) Now? (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 10:53 AM
News IconRouge Resources completes USD 5.2 million financing and acquisition of Pampas El Penon property (NYSE:SQM)
steelguru.com - August 8 at 12:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAgrium (AGU) Q2 Earnings Beat, Sales Trail, EPS View Trimmed (NYSE:SQM)
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 12:19 PM
News IconWealth Minerals looks to acquire 144 exploration concessions in ... - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly (NYSE:SQM)
www.miningweekly.com - August 6 at 10:14 AM
juniorminingnetwork.com logoJunior Mining Network - Wealth Minerals Signs LOI for Option to ... - Junior Mining Network (NYSE:SQM)
www.juniorminingnetwork.com - August 6 at 10:14 AM
marketwatch.com logoRouge Resources Completes $5.2 Million Financing and Acquisition of Pampas El Pe on Property, Appoints New ... - MarketWatch (NYSE:SQM)
www.marketwatch.com - August 6 at 10:14 AM
marketwatch.com logoRouge Resources Completes $5.2 Million Financing and Acquisition of Pampas El ... (NYSE:SQM)
www.marketwatch.com - August 4 at 8:00 PM
juniorminingnetwork.com logoWealth Minerals Signs LOI for Option to Acquire Atacama Project, Salar de Atacama, Chile (NYSE:SQM)
www.juniorminingnetwork.com - August 4 at 10:45 AM
News IconWealth Minerals looks to acquire additional exploration concessions ... - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly (NYSE:SQM)
www.miningweekly.com - August 2 at 12:29 PM
News IconWealth Minerals looks to acquire additional exploration concessions in Chile salt region (NYSE:SQM)
www.miningweekly.com - August 1 at 12:10 PM
marketwatch.com logoWealth Signs LOI to Acquire Quisco Project, Salar de Quisquiro, Chile - MarketWatch (NYSE:SQM)
www.marketwatch.com - July 30 at 10:16 AM
juniorminingnetwork.com logoWealth Minerals Signs LOI to Acquire Quisco Project, Salar de Quisquiro, Chile - Junior Mining Network (NYSE:SQM)
www.juniorminingnetwork.com - July 29 at 7:44 PM
marketwatch.com logoWealth Signs LOI to Acquire Quisco Project, Salar de Quisquiro, Chile (NYSE:SQM)
www.marketwatch.com - July 29 at 10:38 AM
ftsenews.co.uk logoNew Broker Ratings For Sociedad Quimica Y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM) - FTSE News (NYSE:SQM)
www.ftsenews.co.uk - July 26 at 7:58 PM

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Last Updated on 9/30/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff