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  • Last Close 27.60
  • Sector Basic Materials
  • Industry Other Industrial Metals & Mining
  • Investment Style Small Blend
  • Day Range 26.93  –  27.65
  • Year Range 26.50  –  47.18
  • Market Cap 1.1359 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 357,629.0 /  316,957.5
  • Price / Sales 0.88
  • Price / Book 2.12
  • Forward Div Yield 1.79%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.17%

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Compass Minerals Poised for Profit Growth From Salt Restoration, Lithium, and Fire Retardants

Seth Goldstein Strategist

Business Strategy and Outlook

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Compass Minerals holds an enviable portfolio of cost-advantaged assets. Its Goderich rock salt mine in Ontario benefits from unique geology, and with access to a deep-water port, it can deliver deicing salt to customers at a lower cost than competitors. Additionally, the company controls one of only three naturally occurring brine sources that produces the specialty fertilizer sulfate of potash, or SOP. These operations at the Great Salt Lake in Utah can produce SOP at a lower cost than marginal cost producers who convert standard potash.

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Compass Minerals currently produces two primary products: salt and specialty potash fertilizer. The company's main assets include rock salt mines in Ontario, Louisiana, and the United Kingdom and a salt brine operation at the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Compass' salt products are used for deicing and also by industrial and consumer end markets. The firm also sells sulfate of potash, which is used by growers of high-value crops that are sensitive to standard potash. Compass is expanding its portfolio and plans to enter the fire retardant market, with its magnesium chloride-based product used to combat forest fires. The company also plans to enter the lithium market. Compass will produce magnesium chloride and lithium as byproducts from its sulfate of potash operation in Utah.

9900 West 109th Street, Suite 100
Overland Park, KS, 66210
Industry Other Industrial Metals & Mining
Employees 1,954

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FAQs for Compass Minerals International Inc Stock

Yes. CMP has a forward dividend yield of 2.17%. See CMP’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CMP’s market cap is 1.14 Bil.
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CMP’s stock style is Small Core.
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CMP’s price/sales is 0.88.
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CMP’s price/forward earnings is 92.00.
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CMP’s price/book is 2.12.
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