Why SQM Is Poised to Bounce Back

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Latin fertilizer giant has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at SQM and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

SQM facts

Headquarters (founded)

Santiago, Chile (1968)

Market Cap

$12.6 billion


Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.4 billion


CEO Patricio Contesse (since 1990)

CFO Ricardo Ramos (since 1994)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$568.5 million / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield




CF Industries


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,427 members who have rated SQM believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Dagoldbaum, succinctly summed up the SQM bull case for our community: "Lithium demand set to increase with electric car sales. Fertilizer sales and prices to increase with higher demand. Solid balance sheet and sustainable dividend. [Price per share] at 52week low. What more can you ask for?"

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The article Why SQM Is Poised to Bounce Back originally appeared on Fool.com.

Motley Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Sociedad Quimica y Minera (ADR). The Motley Fool owns shares of CF Industries Holdings. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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