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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
POT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. POT: 0.13 )
POT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 28.14
Current: 0.13

-0.01
28.14
Equity to Asset 0.52
POT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. POT: 0.52 )
POT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.52

0.4
0.94
Interest Coverage 18.17
POT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 26.68 vs. POT: 18.17 )
POT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 57.58
Current: 18.17

2.01
57.58
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.45
M-Score: -3.05
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 (%) 35.81
POT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. POT: 35.81 )
POT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.27   Max: 49.41
Current: 35.81

-18.27
49.41
Net-margin (%) 24.44
POT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. POT: 24.44 )
POT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.99   Max: 37
Current: 24.44

-19.99
37
ROE (%) 18.54
POT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. POT: 18.54 )
POT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.99   Max: 76.17
Current: 18.54

-20.99
76.17
ROA (%) 9.94
POT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. POT: 9.94 )
POT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.52   Max: 34.1
Current: 9.94

-10.52
34.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.68
POT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 11.95 vs. POT: 20.68 )
POT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.73   Max: 84.11
Current: 20.68

-11.73
84.11
Revenue Growth (%) 5.20
POT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. POT: 5.20 )
POT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 40.6
Current: 5.2

-2.3
40.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.80
POT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. POT: 2.80 )
POT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 86.6
Current: 2.8

-30.7
86.6
EPS Growth (%) 1.50
POT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. POT: 1.50 )
POT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.6   Max: 108
Current: 1.5

-21.6
108
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

POT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 90,450 sh (New)
John Hussman 10,000 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 3,250,000 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 70,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 693,856 sh (+2566.32%)
Jim Simons 3,001,399 sh (+1119.09%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 18,141,013 sh (+23.97%)
Scott Black 181,409 sh (-0.21%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,288,859 sh (-20.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 84,911 sh (-21.75%)
Chris Davis 369,465 sh (-94.1%)
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Q4 2013

POT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 447,535 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 15,150 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,474 sh (New)
John Hussman 12,000 sh (+20%)
Joel Greenblatt 104,893 sh (+15.97%)
Brian Rogers 3,750,000 sh (+15.38%)
Tom Gayner 80,000 sh (+14.29%)
Jim Simons 3,304,299 sh (+10.09%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 18,319,452 sh (+0.98%)
Scott Black Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,932,589 sh (-3.84%)
Chris Davis 220,941 sh (-40.2%)
Steven Cohen 172,031 sh (-75.21%)
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Q1 2014

POT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,915,979 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 340,900 sh (+98.16%)
Joel Greenblatt 112,660 sh (+7.4%)
David Dreman 1,525 sh (+3.46%)
Murray Stahl 15,650 sh (+3.3%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 18,441,641 sh (+0.67%)
Brian Rogers 3,750,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 12,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 80,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,600,889 sh (-3.71%)
Jim Simons 659,099 sh (-80.05%)
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Q2 2014

POT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Brian Rogers 3,750,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,724,194 sh (-2.77%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with POT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$33.33 - $38.42 $ 34.97-3%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.4%$31.24 - $35.56 $ 34.974%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 New Buy1.4%$30.43 - $33.02 $ 34.9710%447535
Scott Black 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.64%$30.43 - $33.02 $ 34.9710%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$30.43 - $33.02 $ 34.9710%1474
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 23.97%0.31%$28.91 - $39.86 $ 34.976%18141013
PRIMECAP Management 2013-09-30 Reduce -20.52%0.13%$28.91 - $39.86 $ 34.976%9288859
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$28.91 - $39.86 $ 34.976%90450
Tom Gayner 2013-09-30 New Buy0.08%$28.91 - $39.86 $ 34.976%70000
John Hussman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$28.91 - $39.86 $ 34.976%10000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.40
POT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. POT: 19.40 )
POT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.59   Max: 46.79
Current: 19.4

4.59
46.79
P/B 3.30
POT's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. POT: 3.30 )
POT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 10.61
Current: 3.3

1.89
10.61
P/S 4.60
POT's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. POT: 4.60 )
POT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 11.32
Current: 4.6

1.55
11.32
PFCF 18.40
POT's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POT: 18.40 )
POT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.17   Max: 1111.6
Current: 18.4

9.17
1111.6
EV-to-EBIT 14.64
POT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. POT: 14.64 )
POT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 346.1
Current: 14.64

3.5
346.1
PEG 1.00
POT's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. POT: 1.00 )
POT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 8.84
Current: 1

0.07
8.84
Shiller P/E 13.50
POT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POT: 13.50 )
POT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.12   Max: 1022.2
Current: 13.5

11.12
1022.2
Current Ratio 1.39
POT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. POT: 1.39 )
POT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.17
Current: 1.39

0.67
3.17
Quick Ratio 0.94
POT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. POT: 0.94 )
POT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.37
Current: 0.94

0.4
2.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.90
POT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. POT: 3.90 )
POT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.99
Current: 3.9

0.17
3.99
Dividend Payout 0.86
POT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POT: 0.86 )
POT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 7
Current: 0.86

0.03
7
Dividend growth (3y) 107.60
POT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. POT: 107.60 )
POT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 107.6
Current: 107.6

-2.9
107.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 71.67
POT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. POT: 71.67 )
POT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.12   Max: 73.32
Current: 71.67

3.12
73.32
Share Buyback Rate 1.40
POT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. POT: 1.40 )
POT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4   Max: -7.7
Current: 1.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.20
POT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. POT: 3.20 )
POT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 10.73
Current: 3.2

1.4
10.73
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
POT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POT: 1.80 )
POT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 306.6
Current: 1.8

1.17
306.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
POT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. POT: 1.10 )
POT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.1

0.26
2.44
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
POT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. POT: 1.50 )
POT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 3.04
Current: 1.5

0.25
3.04
Price/Graham Number 1.70
POT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. POT: 1.70 )
POT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.99
Current: 1.7

0.84
3.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
POT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. POT: 6.80 )
POT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 28.7
Current: 6.8

0.3
28.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.77
POT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. POT: 14.77 )
POT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 68.6
Current: 14.77

0.9
68.6

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
Compare:SYT, AVD, AGU, MON, CF » details
Traded in other countries:POT.Canada, POC.Germany
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. is a corporation continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act and is the successor to a corporation without share capital established by the Province of Saskatchewan in 1975. It is organized under the laws of Canada. It is an integrated fertilizer and related industrial and feed products company. The Company owns and operates five potash mines in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick. Its phosphate operations include the manufacture and sale of solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers, phosphate feed and industrial acid, which is used in food products and industrial processes. The Company also has a phosphate mine and two mineral processing plant complexes in northern Florida and five phosphate feed plants in the United States. It produces phosphoric acid at its Geismar, Louisiana facility. Its nitrogen operations involve the production of nitrogen fertilizers and nitrogen feed and industrial products, including ammonia, urea, nitrogen solutions, ammonium nitrate and nitric acid. The Company has nitrogen facilities in Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio and Trinidad. All potash produced by the Company in Saskatchewan is in the southern half of the Province, where extensive potash deposits, or Members, are found. The potash ore is contained in a predominantly rock salt formation known as the Prairie Evaporite, which lies about 1,000 metres below the surface. The evaporite deposits, which are bounded by limestone formations, contain the potash beds of approximately 2.4 to 5.1 metres of thickness. Three potash deposits of economic importance occur in the Province: the Esterhazy, Belle Plaine and Patience Lake Members. The Patience Lake Member is mined at the Lanigan, Allan, Patience Lake and Cory mines, and the Esterhazy Member is mined at the Rocanville and Esterhazy mines. The mining and processing agreement between the Company and Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Limited Partnership terminated on 31 December 2012. The Company has the right to mine 773,812 acres of land in Saskatchewan. Its leases with the Province of Saskatchewan are for 21-year terms, renewable at the Company's option. Our significant leases with other parties are also for 21-year terms. In New Brunswick, it mines pursuant to a mining lease with the Province of New Brunswick and has the right to mine 58,263 acres of land in New Brunswick. The Company produces potash using both conventional and solution mining methods. In conventional operations, shafts are sunk to the ore body and mining machines cut out the ore, which is lifted to the surface for processing. In solution mining, the potash is dissolved in warm brine and pumped to the surface for processing. The Company has four nitrogen production facilities, of which three are located in the United States and one is located in Trinidad: - Augusta, Georgia; Geismar, Louisiana; Lima, Ohio and Point Lisas, Trinidad. It has long-term leases on shipping terminals in Morehead City and Beauf
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