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

About Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile 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
  • Symbol: NYSE:SQM
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.sqm.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $9.34 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 264,615,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $35.26
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $32.00
  • 52 Week Range: $20.92 - $37.24
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.73
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.93
  • P/E Growth: 1.55
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.08 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.49
  • Book Value: $8.30 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.25
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.74
  • Dividend Yield: 2.9%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $809.75 million
  • 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%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 755,106 shs.
  • Beta: 1.1
  • Short Ratio: 1.49
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)

What is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock symbol?

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

How often does Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile announced a dividend on Friday, December 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.556 per share on Wednesday, December 14th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 12th. This is an increase from Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's previous dividend of $0.21. View Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's Dividend History.

How were Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's earnings last quarter?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March, 1st. The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.03. The business earned $553.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $480.35 million. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a net margin of 13.47% and a return on equity of 10.19%. View Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's Earnings History.

Where is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock going? Where will Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock price be in 2017?

6 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's share price to reach $32.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

Are investors shorting Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,882,632 shares, an increase of 68.3% from the April 13th total of 1,118,743 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 895,980 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days.

Who are some of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's key competitors?

Who owns Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include POTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INC (44.85%), FMR LLC (1.38%), Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK (0.80%), Axiom International Investors LLC DE (0.62%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.47%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (0.37%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

Who sold Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock? Who is selling Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marshall Wace LLP, Macquarie Group Ltd., FMR LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Bank of Montreal Can, AQR Capital Management LLC and Wellington Management Group LLP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

Who bought Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock? Who is buying Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Horseman Capital Management Ltd, Navellier & Associates Inc, Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd., Global X Management Co. LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Barings LLC and MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

How do I buy Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock?

Shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile 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 de Chile stock cost?

One share of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.31.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $32.75 (7.25% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/22/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$36.00 -> $38.00LowView Rating Details
5/18/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$30.00HighView Rating Details
1/25/2017Citigroup IncUpgradeSell -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/28/2016ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformN/AView Rating Details
10/19/2016HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeHold -> Buy$35.00N/AView Rating Details
7/5/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingHold$28.00N/AView Rating Details
12/8/2015SantanderUpgradeUnderperform -> Hold$18.71N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$28.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
8/28/2015Howard WeilInitiated CoverageSector Perform$27.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)
Earnings by Quarter for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)
Earnings History by Quarter for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/1/201712/31/2016$0.28$0.31$480.35 million$553.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/25/2015Q2$0.30$0.32$521.00 million$484.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/20/2015Q115$0.31$0.27$387.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2015Q414$0.30$491.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/18/2014$0.28$0.25$466.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/26/2014$0.39$0.27$510.00 million$522.30 millionViewN/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 (NYSE:SQM)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.42
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
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 (NYSE:SQM)
Most Recent Dividend:12/14/2016
Annual Dividend:$0.74
Dividend Yield:2.10%
Dividend Growth:-9.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:80.43% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
51.39% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
48.05% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:3 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)

Dividend History by Quarter for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (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 de Chile (NYSE:SQM)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Headline Trends for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)
Latest Headlines for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's (SQM) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 12:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 19 at 11:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSQM beats 1Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 12:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBMO Capital Markets Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 5:20 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-SQM qtrly earnings per ADR $0.39
www.reuters.com - May 18 at 12:58 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile beats by $0.04, beats on revenue
seekingalpha.com - May 18 at 12:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSQM Reports Earnings For The First Quarter Of 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 12:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : SQM-US: Dividend Analysis : May 05th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 12:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$504.91 Million in Sales Expected for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 2:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Expands By 68.3%
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 7:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.38 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 11:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMay 2017 Agribusiness Update: Stock Recommendations and Targets
finance.yahoo.com - May 13 at 1:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTrump Sets The Stage For A Huge Gold Rally This Spring
finance.yahoo.com - May 7 at 8:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFiore Exploration Begins Drilling Program at Cerro Tostado - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 10:53 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoVetr Inc. Upgrades Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) to "Strong-Buy"
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 1:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 1:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.30
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 10:42 PM
fool.com logoWhy Albemarle Is the Best Stock in the Lithium Sector - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - May 2 at 5:49 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile goes ex-dividend tomorrow
seekingalpha.com - May 2 at 9:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Albemarle Is the Best Stock in the Lithium Sector
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 7:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Receiving Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 10:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Very Unlikely to Affect Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 8:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSQM Files Its Annual Report On Form 20-F For The Year 2016 - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 8:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSQM Files Its Annual Report On Form 20-F For The Year 2016
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 9:41 PM
prnewswire.com logoThe Innovation and Growth of the Lithium Market - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - April 26 at 4:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (sqm) Declares $0.13 Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 2:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $504.91 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 12:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 6:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 10:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 3:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.38 EPS Expected for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 12:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 11:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 6:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDeutsche Bank AG Lowers Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 10:36 AM
prnewswire.com logoDevelopments in the Lithium-Ion Battery Market - PR Newswire - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - April 12 at 8:11 PM
bizjournals.com logoTechnical Roundup on Chemicals Stocks -- Gevo, Celanese, Sociedad Quimica, and LSB Industries
www.bizjournals.com - April 10 at 9:03 AM
ft.com logoBYD in talks with Chilean lithium producers - Financial Times
www.ft.com - April 7 at 10:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA : April 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 10:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 3 at 11:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 2:01 PM
investopedia.com logo3 Reasons to Buy Lithium (LIT, TSLA)
www.investopedia.com - March 27 at 9:02 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoWhy Sociedad Quimica (SQM) Could Be an Impressive Growth Stock
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 24 at 7:51 PM
prnewswire.com logoThe Lithium Market Sees Demand From Consumer Electronics and Automotive Sector - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - March 21 at 10:08 AM
benzinga.com logoSQM Reports Earnings for the Twelve Months Ended...
www.benzinga.com - March 2 at 8:04 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSociedad Química y Minera de Chile's (SQM) CEO Patricio Solminihac on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - March 2 at 8:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSQM Reports Earnings for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 2:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlog Coverage Tronox Acquires Titanium Dioxide Business of Cristal in a $1.67 Billion Deal
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 10:01 AM
bizjournals.com logoBasic Materials Stocks Under Scanner -- Alcoa, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile, LSB Industries, and Rayonier Advanced Materials
www.bizjournals.com - February 21 at 4:56 PM
prnewswire.com logoWhere to Look as the Lithium Boom Accelerates in 2017 - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - February 13 at 8:10 AM
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