Why Compass Minerals Is Poised to Bounce Back
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, salt and fertilizer producer Compass Minerals International has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Compass and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Overland Park, Kan. (1993)
Diversified metals and mining
CEO Francis Malecha
CFO Rodney Underdown
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$175.5 million / $481.3 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 791 members who have rated Compass believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
HUGE sell-off after news of the potash cartel model falling apart. My initial reaction is that the market's reaction is way overdone. Sulfate of potash accounts for only about 25% of CMP's revenue and about 33% of profits. The rest of its business is rock salt and it essentially performs like an stable, growing annuity. A ~25% drop implies that the potash segment of the business is essentially worthless in the future. I disagree.
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