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Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) Competitors

$40.77
+0.38 (+0.94%)
(As of 06/21/2024 ET)

SQM vs. MLM, VMC, TECK, SUM, MDU, KNF, HL, USLM, SLCA, and UUUU

Should you be buying Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile include Martin Marietta Materials (MLM), Vulcan Materials (VMC), Teck Resources (TECK), Summit Materials (SUM), MDU Resources Group (MDU), Knife River (KNF), Hecla Mining (HL), United States Lime & Minerals (USLM), U.S. Silica (SLCA), and Energy Fuels (UUUU). These companies are all part of the "mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels" industry.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile vs.

Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM) and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, dividends, community ranking, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Martin Marietta Materials has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Martin Marietta Materials pays an annual dividend of $2.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Martin Marietta Materials pays out 8.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Martin Marietta Materials has a net margin of 31.35% compared to Martin Marietta Materials' net margin of 6.25%. Martin Marietta Materials' return on equity of 30.74% beat Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Martin Marietta Materials31.35% 14.74% 7.70%
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile 6.25%30.74%13.90%

Martin Marietta Materials has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile. Martin Marietta Materials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Martin Marietta Materials$6.78B4.95$1.17B$33.7516.12
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile$7.47B1.56$923.19M$1.3929.33

95.0% of Martin Marietta Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.4% of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Martin Marietta Materials shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Martin Marietta Materials currently has a consensus target price of $610.27, suggesting a potential upside of 12.16%. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile has a consensus target price of $63.78, suggesting a potential upside of 56.44%. Given Martin Marietta Materials' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile is more favorable than Martin Marietta Materials.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Martin Marietta Materials
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.77
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.44

Martin Marietta Materials received 115 more outperform votes than Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 63.80% of users gave Martin Marietta Materials an outperform vote while only 56.36% of users gave Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Martin Marietta MaterialsOutperform Votes
483
63.80%
Underperform Votes
274
36.20%
Sociedad Química y Minera de ChileOutperform Votes
368
56.36%
Underperform Votes
285
43.64%

In the previous week, Martin Marietta Materials had 4 more articles in the media than Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile. MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for Martin Marietta Materials and 3 mentions for Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile. Martin Marietta Materials' average media sentiment score of 1.12 beat Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile's score of 0.51 indicating that Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Martin Marietta Materials
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Martin Marietta Materials beats Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding SQM and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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SQM vs. The Competition

MetricSociedad Química y Minera de ChileMining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$11.65B$5.70B$2.84B$17.73B
Dividend Yield1.43%1.44%5.27%3.62%
P/E Ratio29.3311.41135.5221.89
Price / Sales1.56702.95783,581.6114.41
Price / Cash5.7310.9723.4319.18
Price / Book2.603.193.674.82
Net Income$923.19M$277.88M$162.35M$976.34M
7 Day Performance-3.89%-1.31%3.30%0.93%
1 Month Performance-14.33%-11.83%6.85%-3.19%
1 Year Performance-42.45%3.17%21.31%8.58%

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MLM
Martin Marietta Materials
3.2692 of 5 stars
$558.62
-2.7%
$610.27
+9.2%
+26.0%$34.43B$6.78B16.559,400
VMC
Vulcan Materials
4.0456 of 5 stars
$255.61
-0.3%
$277.08
+8.4%
+17.7%$33.80B$7.68B37.3210,382
TECK
Teck Resources
2.8463 of 5 stars
$47.45
-0.7%
$50.00
+5.4%
+14.6%$24.27B$15.21B21.0012,600Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
SUM
Summit Materials
4.1837 of 5 stars
$37.01
-1.3%
$46.92
+26.8%
+4.2%$6.49B$2.62B16.525,300Gap Down
MDU
MDU Resources Group
4.2604 of 5 stars
$25.18
+1.6%
$30.00
+19.1%
+24.0%$5.13B$4.66B10.769,145Positive News
KNF
Knife River
1.8802 of 5 stars
$71.45
+1.4%
$76.20
+6.6%
+45.4%$4.04B$2.83B23.054,389Analyst Forecast
HL
Hecla Mining
4.7148 of 5 stars
$5.15
+1.6%
$6.97
+35.3%
+2.4%$3.23B$720.23M-34.331,775Positive News
USLM
United States Lime & Minerals
0.769 of 5 stars
$366.47
+3.4%
N/A+84.5%$2.09B$281.33M26.21333Stock Split
High Trading Volume
SLCA
U.S. Silica
1.5276 of 5 stars
$15.38
-0.1%
$15.25
-0.8%
+28.0%$1.20B$1.55B10.461,873
UUUU
Energy Fuels
1.9175 of 5 stars
$6.12
+2.2%
$8.67
+41.6%
N/A$1.00B$37.93M-87.42159Positive News

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This page (NYSE:SQM) was last updated on 6/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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