Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (SQM): Price and Financial Metrics

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (SQM): $56.26

-1.02 (-1.78%)

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  • SQM scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 69.72% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SQM is in Sentiment, which has been heading up over the past 47 weeks.
  • SQM ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 9th percentile.

SQM Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 47.14, Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about 80.63% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • For SQM, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 90.74% of US equities we're observing.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 57.12%, Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 87.44% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be NEWT, SALM, JOE, CCO, and CORR.
  • SQM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile Inc's official web site, go to

SQM Valuation Summary

  • SQM's price/earnings ratio is 46.7; this is 134.67% higher than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • SQM's price/earnings ratio has moved up 44.9 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, SQM's price/sales ratio has gone up 4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SQM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SQM 2021-09-03 4.2 3.6 46.7 29.0
SQM 2021-09-02 4.3 3.6 47.0 29.1
SQM 2021-09-01 4.1 3.5 45.5 28.3
SQM 2021-08-31 4.1 3.5 45.3 28.2
SQM 2021-08-30 4.1 3.5 45.2 28.2
SQM 2021-08-27 4.1 3.5 44.8 27.9

SQM Growth Metrics

  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at -19.8%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -3.44%.
  • The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -14.5%.
SQM's revenue has moved down $448,612,000 over the prior 24 months.

The table below shows SQM's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2020-12-31 1,817.191 347.067 164.518
2019-12-31 1,943.655 541.791 278.115
2018-12-31 2,265.803 833.733 439.83
2017-12-31 2,157.323 950.707 427.697
2016-12-31 1,939.322 633.662 278.29
2015-12-31 1,728.332 427.317 220.356

SQM's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • SQM has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 68.46% of graded US stocks.
  • SQM's asset turnover comes in at 0.382 -- ranking 19th of 41 Non-Metallic and Industrial Metal Mining stocks.
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The table below shows SQM's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2020-12-31 0.382 0.266 0.060
2019-12-31 0.434 0.288 0.101
2018-12-31 0.529 0.345 0.163
2017-12-31 0.507 0.353 0.156
2016-12-31 0.438 0.315 0.102
2015-12-31 0.371 0.314 0.072

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SQM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $56.26 52-week high $60.74
Prev. close $57.28 52-week low $28.47
Day low $55.07 Volume 1,465,354
Day high $56.63 Avg. volume 1,311,708
50-day MA $50.69 Dividend yield 1.43%
200-day MA $51.07 Market Cap 14.81B

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (SQM) Company Bio

Chemical & Mining Company of Chile is an integrated producer and distributor of specialty plant nutrients, iodine, lithium, potassium-related fertilizers and industrial chemicals. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Santiago, Chile.

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Below are the latest news stories about Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SQM as an investment opportunity.

What You Need To Know About Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.'s (NYSE:SQM) Investor Composition

The big shareholder groups in Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. ( NYSE:SQM ) have power over the company...

Yahoo | September 6, 2021

Lithium Stocks: Is a Big Boost Coming for ‘New Oil’ Plays ALB, LAC and LTHM?

Demand for electric vehicles is booming, but this trend has created a unique opportunity for lithium stocks.

Samuel O'Brient on InvestorPlace | September 2, 2021

Strong Demand and Prices Bring Boom Time for Fertilizers: 4 Picks

The fertilizer industry is riding on solid market fundamentals underpinned by strong global demand and prices for crop nutrients. MOS, NTR, IPI, SQM are good options for investment right now.

Yahoo | September 2, 2021

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For those seeking adventure in the market and a stronger international portfolio, these emerging market stocks could fit the bill.

Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | August 31, 2021

The Oil Price Collapse Continues

As uncertainty over new Covid outbreaks combined with a strengthening U.S. dollar, oil prices came under pressure this week and are on course to finish the week 7 percent down.

Yahoo | August 20, 2021

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SQM Price Returns

1-mo 15.34%
3-mo 32.96%
6-mo 3.93%
1-year 68.21%
3-year 27.31%
5-year 154.31%
YTD 15.47%
2020 87.33%
2019 -28.34%
2018 -33.29%
2017 112.94%
2016 53.40%

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