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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.59
CMP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 2446 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 425.45 vs. CMP: 0.59 )
CMP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.59

Equity to Asset 0.42
CMP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. CMP: 0.42 )
CMP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.21   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.42

-0.21
0.42
Interest Coverage 10.37
CMP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. CMP: 10.37 )
CMP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 10.47
Current: 10.37

1.7
10.47
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.18
M-Score: -2.96
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.43
CMP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. CMP: 16.43 )
CMP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.14   Max: 28.06
Current: 16.43

14.14
28.06
Net-margin (%) 11.58
CMP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.16 vs. CMP: 11.58 )
CMP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -87.1   Max: 17.02
Current: 11.58

-87.1
17.02
ROE (%) 23.60
CMP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2315 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.93 vs. CMP: 23.60 )
CMP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -153.73   Max: 247.29
Current: 23.6

-153.73
247.29
ROA (%) 9.31
CMP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2403 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.76 vs. CMP: 9.31 )
CMP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -69.73   Max: 19.39
Current: 9.31

-69.73
19.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.06
CMP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.94 vs. CMP: 22.06 )
CMP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.55   Max: 51.97
Current: 22.06

15.55
51.97
Revenue Growth (%) 1.20
CMP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CMP: 1.20 )
CMP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.8
Current: 1.2

0
17.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.30
CMP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. CMP: -1.30 )
CMP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.8
Current: -1.3

0
26.8
EPS Growth (%) -5.30
CMP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. CMP: -5.30 )
CMP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.2   Max: 80.1
Current: -5.3

-43.2
80.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CMP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 4,555 sh (New)
Mark Hillman 9,514 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 299,026 sh (+8.33%)
Meridian Funds 169,300 sh (+7.63%)
Wallace Weitz 85,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 86,607 sh (-1.37%)
Pioneer Investments 290,408 sh (-3%)
RS Investment Management 3,648,954 sh (-18.06%)
Third Avenue Management 494,000 sh (-24.55%)
Jim Simons 24,500 sh (-53.77%)
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Q3 2013

CMP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 36,407 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 549,128 sh (+11.16%)
RS Investment Management 4,055,083 sh (+11.13%)
Mark Hillman 9,514 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 85,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 290,408 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 261,826 sh (-12.44%)
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Q4 2013

CMP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mark Hillman 9,668 sh (+1.62%)
Pioneer Investments 290,408 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 261,826 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 85,000 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 547,543 sh (-0.29%)
RS Investment Management 3,975,264 sh (-1.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,654 sh (-16.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 15,435 sh (-57.6%)
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Q1 2014

CMP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 8,356 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,654 sh (+273.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 25,359 sh (+64.3%)
Chuck Royce 314,826 sh (+20.24%)
Pioneer Investments 293,768 sh (+1.16%)
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 464,147 sh (-15.23%)
RS Investment Management 3,144,723 sh (-20.89%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CMP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Wallace Weitz 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.23%$77.09 - $87.18 $ 87.436%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 64.3%0.01%$77.09 - $87.18 $ 87.436%25359
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -57.6%0.05%$71.09 - $81.37 $ 87.4317%15435
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$71.96 - $91.64 $ 87.4310%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$71.96 - $91.64 $ 87.4310%36407
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 New Buy0.45%$71.71 - $78.9 $ 87.4317%157300
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.15%$68.51 - $77.44 $ 87.4320%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 148.25%0.09%$68.38 - $76.31 $ 87.4332%23780
Wallace Weitz 2012-03-31 Add 25%0.05%$68.38 - $76.31 $ 87.4332%75000
Wallace Weitz 2011-12-31 Reduce -43.06%0.15%$64.8 - $80.5 $ 87.4320%60000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 170.82%0.05%$64.8 - $80.5 $ 87.4320%9579
Wallace Weitz 2011-09-30 Add 21.45%0.06%$67.08 - $88.28 $ 87.4313%105380
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 28.66%0.01%$67.08 - $88.28 $ 87.4313%3537
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 27.68%0.01%$82.49 - $97.61 $ 87.43-4%2749
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Guru Investment Theses on Compass Minerals International Inc

Meridian Funds Comments on Compass Minerals International Inc - Jun 19, 2014

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) is a leading producer of rock salt and specialty potash fertilizer. This has traditionally been a high-quality company benefiting from a unique collection of resource assets. We invested in this company as we believed that earnings were due to turn after four years of weak road salt demand driven by mild Northeast winters and production problems at its potash mines. During 2013 the potash industry was rocked by the potential collapse of a European cartel, which led to falling potash prices. Facing significant uncertainty for the future of the potash market, we sold the stock during the period.



From Meridian Funds's semi-annual report ended December 31, 2013.



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Top Ranked Articles about Compass Minerals International Inc

Meridian Funds Comments on Compass Minerals International Inc
Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) is a leading producer of rock salt and specialty potash fertilizer. This has traditionally been a high-quality company benefiting from a unique collection of resource assets. We invested in this company as we believed that earnings were due to turn after four years of weak road salt demand driven by mild Northeast winters and production problems at its potash mines. During 2013 the potash industry was rocked by the potential collapse of a European cartel, which led to falling potash prices. Facing significant uncertainty for the future of the potash market, we sold the stock during the period. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.60
CMP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 21.60 )
CMP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.71   Max: 31.52
Current: 21.6

8.71
31.52
P/B 5.20
CMP's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CMP: 5.20 )
CMP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 98.29
Current: 5.2

4.41
98.29
P/S 2.51
CMP's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 2.51 )
CMP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.99
Current: 2.51

0.86
2.99
PFCF 18.40
CMP's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 18.40 )
CMP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.82   Max: 125.37
Current: 18.4

3.82
125.37
EV-to-EBIT 16.84
CMP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 16.84 )
CMP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 23.8
Current: 16.84

6.6
23.8
PEG 2.50
CMP's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 2.50 )
CMP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 15.05
Current: 2.5

0.54
15.05
Shiller P/E 19.40
CMP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 19.40 )
CMP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.97   Max: 33.58
Current: 19.4

15.97
33.58
Current Ratio 2.55
CMP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 2436 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. CMP: 2.55 )
CMP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 3.91
Current: 2.55

1.58
3.91
Quick Ratio 2.12
CMP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 2432 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. CMP: 2.12 )
CMP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.12

0.84
2.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.62
CMP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. CMP: 2.62 )
CMP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 4.97
Current: 2.62

0.96
4.97
Dividend Payout 0.56
CMP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 0.56 )
CMP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 6.7
Current: 0.56

0.14
6.7
Dividend growth (3y) 11.80
CMP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. CMP: 11.80 )
CMP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.8
Current: 11.8

0
11.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.67
CMP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. CMP: 4.67 )
CMP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 8.6
Current: 4.67

1.66
8.6
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
CMP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1978 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.80 vs. CMP: -0.70 )
CMP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -114.6
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.80
CMP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CMP: 5.80 )
CMP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 424
Current: 5.8

5.5
424
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
CMP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 2.00 )
CMP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 2.68
Current: 2

1.17
2.68
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
CMP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 1.30 )
CMP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.3

0.46
1.44
Price/Graham Number 2.40
CMP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 2651 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMP: 2.40 )
CMP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 21.66
Current: 2.4

1.92
21.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
CMP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CMP: 5.90 )
CMP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 15.2
Current: 5.9

4.2
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.82
CMP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2063 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.79 vs. CMP: -5.82 )
CMP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 25.8
Current: -5.82

-6.4
25.8

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
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Traded in other countries:CM8.Germany
Compass Minerals International, Inc. is based in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Company is a producer of minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer ('SOP') and magnesium chloride. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 12 production and packaging facilities, including the largest rock salt mine in the world in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, and the largest rock salt mine in the U.K. in Winsford, Cheshire. Its solar evaporation facility located in Ogden, Utah, is both the SOP production site and the solar salt production site in North America. The Company provides highway deicing salt to customers in North America and the U.K. and specialty fertilizer to growers and fertilizer distributors worldwide. The Company provides highway deicing products to customers in North America and the United Kingdom, and specialty fertilizer to growers worldwide. The Company also produces and markets consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial foods, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural and industrial applications. Compass Minerals also provides records management services to businesses located in the U.K. Its salt products are used for highway deicing, dust control, consumer deicing, water conditioning, consumer and industrial food preparation, agricultural and industrial applications. Compass Minerals is North America's producer of sulfate of potash 'SOP', which is used in the production of specialty fertilizers for high-value crops and turf. In the U.K., The Company operates a records management business utilizing excavated areas of its Winsford salt mine with two other locations in London, England. Its North American salt mines and SOP production facility are near either water or rail transport systems, which reduces its shipping and handling costs. The salt industry is characterized by stable demand and steady price increases across various grades. Salt is one of the most common and widely consumed minerals in the world due to its low relative cost and its utility in a variety of applications, including highway deicing, food processing, water conditioning, industrial chemical processing, and nutritional supplements for animal stock. Compass Minerals has production capacity, including salt purchased under long-term contracts, of approximately 17.0 million tons of salt per year. Mining, other production activities and packaging are currently conducted at 12 of its facilities and at two facilities where finished product is purchased from Mosaic under contracts. The three processing methods The Company uses to produce salt are Underground Rock Salt Mining, Mechanical Evaporation and Solar Evaporation. Salt is found throughout the world and, where it is commercially produced, it is typically deposited in extremely large quantities. Its mines at Goderich, Cote Blanche and Winsford, as well as at its other operating facilities, are proximate to vast minera
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