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Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs  
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Traded in other countries:SDF1.Germany, SDF.Italy, SDF.Switzerland, 0Q2N.UK,
K+S AG 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.

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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 13.90
KPLUY's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 21.85 vs. KPLUY: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
KPLUY' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 12.55 Max: 79.38
Current: 13.9
5.48
79.38
Forward PE Ratio 15.80
KPLUY's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. KPLUY: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.90
KPLUY's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
72% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 22.29 vs. KPLUY: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
KPLUY' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 12.39 Max: 79.38
Current: 13.9
5.48
79.38
PB Ratio 0.98
KPLUY's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. KPLUY: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
KPLUY' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.67 Max: 4.21
Current: 0.98
0.76
4.21
PS Ratio 1.18
KPLUY's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. KPLUY: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
KPLUY' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.61 Max: 8.21
Current: 1.18
0.82
8.21
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.34
KPLUY's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
53% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. KPLUY: 9.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
KPLUY' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.29  Med: 9.19 Max: 117.5
Current: 9.34
4.29
117.5
EV-to-EBIT 14.94
KPLUY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. KPLUY: 14.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KPLUY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 9.1 Max: 71.1
Current: 14.94
4.6
71.1
EV-to-EBITDA 10.79
KPLUY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
60% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.06 vs. KPLUY: 10.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KPLUY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 7.9 Max: 46.8
Current: 10.79
3.6
46.8
Shiller PE Ratio 7.48
KPLUY's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 25.81 vs. KPLUY: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
KPLUY' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.78  Med: 6.53 Max: 8.21
Current: 7.48
5.78
8.21
Current Ratio 2.16
KPLUY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. KPLUY: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KPLUY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.79  Med: 2.53 Max: 4.54
Current: 2.16
1.79
4.54
Quick Ratio 1.26
KPLUY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. KPLUY: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KPLUY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.25  Med: 1.88 Max: 3.31
Current: 1.26
1.25
3.31
Days Inventory 121.09
KPLUY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 94.55 vs. KPLUY: 121.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KPLUY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.96  Med: 97.1 Max: 122.87
Current: 121.09
60.96
122.87
Days Sales Outstanding 49.98
KPLUY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 58.39 vs. KPLUY: 49.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KPLUY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.98  Med: 73.14 Max: 86.77
Current: 49.98
49.98
86.77
Days Payable 44.43
KPLUY's Days Payable is ranked lower than
63% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 61.83 vs. KPLUY: 44.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KPLUY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.13  Med: 59.57 Max: 102.6
Current: 44.43
44.13
102.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 5.53
KPLUY's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
85% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KPLUY: 5.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
KPLUY' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 3.69 Max: 7.69
Current: 5.53
0.25
7.69
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.75
KPLUY's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. KPLUY: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
KPLUY' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.35 Max: 4.14
Current: 0.75
0.06
4.14
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -11.50
KPLUY's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. KPLUY: -11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
KPLUY' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 112
Current: -11.5
0
112
Forward Dividend Yield % 5.49
KPLUY's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
85% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. KPLUY: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 11.27
KPLUY's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
88% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. KPLUY: 11.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
KPLUY' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 7.52 Max: 15.67
Current: 11.27
0.51
15.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.30
KPLUY's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. KPLUY: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
KPLUY' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.45 Max: 6.6
Current: 1.3
1.01
6.6
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.86
KPLUY's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. KPLUY: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
KPLUY' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.17 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.86
0.66
1.94
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.74
KPLUY's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. KPLUY: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
KPLUY' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.32
Current: 0.74
0.57
3.32
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.90
KPLUY's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. KPLUY: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
KPLUY' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.21 Max: 4.49
Current: 0.9
0.61
4.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.69
KPLUY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. KPLUY: 6.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
KPLUY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 11 Max: 21.6
Current: 6.69
1.4
21.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -16.23
KPLUY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KPLUY: -16.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
KPLUY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18  Med: 16.6 Max: 101.9
Current: -16.23
-18
101.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,895
EPS (TTM) $ 0.87
Beta0.12
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $8.94 - 13.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)382.80

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,860 4,292 4,441
EPS ($) 0.96 0.73 0.76
EPS without NRI ($) 0.96 0.73 0.76
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-13.55%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.30 0.44 0.51
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