Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Agricultural Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan to related companies based off the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan $3.89 billion $1.25 billion 30.08
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Competitors $3.94 billion $797.13 million 13.70

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.0% of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.4% of shares of all “Agricultural Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Agricultural Chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 73.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s peers have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan 1 10 6 0 2.29
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Competitors 213 814 900 34 2.39

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan presently has a consensus price target of $17.98, suggesting a potential upside of 1.31%. All “Agricultural Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 4.49%. Given Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan 11.07% 5.19% 2.48%
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Competitors -399.40% -15.85% -9.54%

Summary

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan peers beat Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PCS) is a fertilizer producer producing a range of primary crop nutrients, such as potash, nitrogen and phosphate. The Company operates through three segments: potash, nitrogen and phosphate. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated five potash operations in Saskatchewan and owned one in New Brunswick. Its nitrogen operations involve the production of nitrogen fertilizers and nitrogen feed and industrial products, including ammonia, urea, nitrogen solutions, ammonium nitrate and nitric acid. It has nitrogen facilities in Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio and Trinidad. Its phosphate operations include the manufacture and sale of solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers, phosphate feed and industrial acid, which is used in food products and industrial processes. It has phosphate mines and mineral processing plant complexes in Florida and North Carolina. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had four phosphate feed plants in the United States.

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