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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.64
KPLUF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. KPLUF: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.92 Max: N/A
Current: 0.64
Equity to Asset 0.52
KPLUF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. KPLUF: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.52
0.4
0.53
Interest Coverage 4.32
KPLUF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 277.20 vs. KPLUF: 4.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.92  Med: 11.22 Max: 9999.99
Current: 4.32
3.92
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.03
M-Score: -2.16
WACC vs ROIC
8.89%
11.39%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 17.09
KPLUF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. KPLUF: 17.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.88  Med: 8.54 Max: 27.86
Current: 17.09
4.88
27.86
Net-margin (%) 10.47
KPLUF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. KPLUF: 10.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.79  Med: 7.34 Max: 18.17
Current: 10.47
-2.79
18.17
ROE (%) 10.88
KPLUF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. KPLUF: 10.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.09  Med: 19.89 Max: 65.82
Current: 10.88
-9.09
65.82
ROA (%) 5.34
KPLUF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. KPLUF: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.22  Med: 6.90 Max: 27.07
Current: 5.34
-3.22
27.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.31
KPLUF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. KPLUF: 17.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.45  Med: 15.61 Max: 60.31
Current: 17.31
-5.45
60.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.50
KPLUF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. KPLUF: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.4  Med: 7.20 Max: 49
Current: -1.5
-10.4
49
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.50
KPLUF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. KPLUF: -15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.4  Med: 16.45 Max: 209.9
Current: -15.5
-52.4
209.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -14.50
KPLUF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. KPLUF: -14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.85 Max: 72.4
Current: -14.5
0
72.4
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.38
KPLUF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. KPLUF: 17.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.75  Med: 14.08 Max: 113.09
Current: 17.38
5.75
113.09
Forward P/E 16.50
KPLUF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. KPLUF: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.30
KPLUF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. KPLUF: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.45  Med: 13.60 Max: 113.09
Current: 17.3
6.45
113.09
P/B 1.65
KPLUF's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. KPLUF: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.07 Max: 4.21
Current: 1.65
0.97
4.21
P/S 1.76
KPLUF's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. KPLUF: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.72 Max: 8.21
Current: 1.76
0.87
8.21
POCF 11.46
KPLUF's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. KPLUF: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.29  Med: 8.81 Max: 15.24
Current: 11.46
4.29
15.24
EV-to-EBIT 7.72
KPLUF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.96 vs. KPLUF: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 9.30 Max: 57.8
Current: 7.72
4.4
57.8
PEG 4.68
KPLUF's PEG is ranked lower than
69% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. KPLUF: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.97 Max: 33.86
Current: 4.68
0.11
33.86
Shiller P/E 16.09
KPLUF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 23.29 vs. KPLUF: 16.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.25  Med: 12.87 Max: 32.31
Current: 16.09
7.25
32.31
Current Ratio 2.71
KPLUF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. KPLUF: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.79  Med: 2.59 Max: 4.54
Current: 2.71
1.79
4.54
Quick Ratio 2.22
KPLUF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. KPLUF: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.31
Current: 2.22
1.32
3.31
Days Inventory 80.14
KPLUF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 82.67 vs. KPLUF: 80.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 43.98  Med: 68.49 Max: 122.87
Current: 80.14
43.98
122.87
Days Sales Outstanding 82.75
KPLUF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 58.78 vs. KPLUF: 82.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 68.18  Med: 76.19 Max: 86.77
Current: 82.75
68.18
86.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.46
KPLUF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. KPLUF: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.95 Max: 7.69
Current: 2.46
0.25
7.69
Dividend Payout 0.11
KPLUF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. KPLUF: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.81 Max: 6.67
Current: 0.11
0.37
6.67
Dividend growth (3y) -37.00
KPLUF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
77% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. KPLUF: -37.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 112
Current: -37
0
112
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.31
KPLUF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. KPLUF: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.60 Max: 4.17
Current: 1.31
0.14
4.17

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.26
KPLUF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. KPLUF: 12.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 10.80 Max: 22.9
Current: 12.26
1.7
22.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.41
KPLUF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. KPLUF: -0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KPLUF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -1.9  Med: 9.90 Max: 101.9
Current: -0.41
-1.9
101.9

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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Traded in other countries:SDF1.Germany, 0Q2N.UK, SDF.Germany, SDF.Switzerland,
K+S AG was established in 1889. The Company is a supplier of speciality and standard fertilizers and a salt producer. Its three business units are: Potash and Magnesium products, Salt business and Complementary activities. The Potash and Magnesium Products business unit extracts potash and magnesium crude salts at six mines in Germany, which are further processed there and at a former mining site to create end products or intermediate products. The Potash and Magnesium Products business unit offers its customers fertilizers, products for industrial applications, high-purity potassium and magnesium salts for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries as well as intermediate products for the production of feed. It also supplies potassium chloride as a fine-grain "standard" product to the fertilizer industry, which processes it along with other nutrients to produce complex fertilizers. It supplies products for the chemical industry, for oil and gas exploration, and for people's health and nutrition. In the Salt business unit, the Company extracts and markets food grade salt, industrial salt, salt for chemical use and de-icing salt. The business unit comprises the sub-units ESCO - European Salt Company GMBH & Co. KG (ESCO), Hanover, whose activities are mainly focused on Europe, Chilean K+S CHILE S.A., , Santiago de Chile, with activities in South America and the United States, as well as MORTON SALT, INC., Chicago, one of the largest salt producers in North America. The Salt business unit offers its customers food grade salt, industrial salt, salt for chemical use and de-icing salt, which are all based on sodium chloride (common salt). In addition to disposal activities for underground disposal and reutilisation of waste in potash and rock salt mines, and the salt slag and building material recycling (waste management and recycling) granulation of animal hygiene products such as CATSAn and THOMAS, at the Salzdetfurth site.

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