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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 No Debt
SQM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. SQM: No Debt )
SQM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.47
SQM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. SQM: 0.47 )
SQM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.47

0.45
0.7
Interest Coverage 16.65
SQM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.65 vs. SQM: 16.65 )
SQM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 31.68
Current: 16.65

1.47
31.68
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.69
M-Score: -2.37
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 37.09
SQM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. SQM: 37.09 )
SQM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.23   Max: 37.09
Current: 37.09

11.23
37.09
Net-margin (%) 26.72
SQM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. SQM: 26.72 )
SQM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.32   Max: 28.26
Current: 26.72

5.32
28.26
ROE (%) 30.44
SQM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. SQM: 30.44 )
SQM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.24   Max: 34.27
Current: 30.44

3.24
34.27
ROA (%) 14.70
SQM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. SQM: 14.70 )
SQM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 19.53
Current: 14.7

1.89
19.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.18
SQM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. SQM: 30.18 )
SQM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 34.52
Current: 30.18

6.21
34.52
Revenue Growth (%) 19.10
SQM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SQM: 19.10 )
SQM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 25.7
Current: 19.1

-3.7
25.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 24.20
SQM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SQM: 24.20 )
SQM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 46.7
Current: 24.2

-2.9
46.7
EPS Growth (%) 25.80
SQM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SQM: 25.80 )
SQM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 64.4
Current: 25.8

-30.7
64.4
» SQM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SQM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

RS Investment Management 93,646 sh (New)
Ron Baron 4,400 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 706,000 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 9,061 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons 226,500 sh (-27.38%)
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Q2 2013

SQM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

RS Investment Management 5,171,232 sh (+5422.11%)
Jim Simons 910,900 sh (+302.16%)
Howard Marks 22,325 sh (+146.39%)
Columbia Wanger 1,530,938 sh (+116.85%)
Ron Baron 4,400 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

SQM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

RS Investment Management 12,004,413 sh (+132.14%)
Ron Baron 6,500 sh (+47.73%)
Columbia Wanger 1,706,000 sh (+11.43%)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Jim Simons 611,600 sh (-32.86%)
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Q4 2013

SQM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 8,124 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 781,990 sh (New)
Ron Baron 150,200 sh (+2210.77%)
RS Investment Management 15,507,554 sh (+29.18%)
Columbia Wanger 1,706,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SQM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 2210.77%0.02%$22.82 - $30.42 $ 31.7320%150200
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 47.73%$24.98 - $40.43 $ 31.73-1%6500
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy$54.2 - $58.76 $ 31.73-44%4400
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.40
SQM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. SQM: 15.40 )
SQM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.43   Max: 49.2
Current: 15.4

9.43
49.2
P/B 3.60
SQM's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SQM: 3.60 )
SQM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 9.81
Current: 3.6

0.41
9.81
P/S 3.61
SQM's P/S is ranked lower than
79% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SQM: 3.61 )
SQM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 9.61
Current: 3.61

1.18
9.61
PFCF 46.60
SQM's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. SQM: 46.60 )
SQM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.25   Max: 538.45
Current: 46.6

15.25
538.45
EV-to-EBIT 9.30
SQM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. SQM: 9.30 )
SQM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 38.1
Current: 9.3

6.7
38.1
PEG 1.10
SQM's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. SQM: 1.10 )
SQM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.1

0.35
1.99
Shiller P/E 16.60
SQM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. SQM: 16.60 )
SQM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.19   Max: 99.44
Current: 16.6

12.19
99.44

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.47
SQM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SQM: 2.47 )
SQM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.71
Current: 2.47

0.73
3.71
Dividend Payout 0.47
SQM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
55% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SQM: 0.47 )
SQM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 12.14
Current: 0.47

0.45
12.14
Dividend growth (3y) 0.10
SQM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
62% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. SQM: 0.10 )
SQM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 8.3
Current: 0.1

0
8.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.24
SQM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. SQM: 3.24 )
SQM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.8
Current: 3.24

0.95
4.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.70
SQM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SQM: 3.70 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 9.76
Current: 3.7

0.51
9.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
SQM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
52% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SQM: 2.20 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 9.02
Current: 2.2

0.93
9.02
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
SQM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SQM: 0.90 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.18
Current: 0.9

0.19
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.30
SQM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SQM: 1.30 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.3

0.51
1.8
Price/Graham Number 1.60
SQM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SQM: 1.60 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 4.14
Current: 1.6

0.26
4.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.70
SQM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. SQM: 10.70 )
SQM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 15
Current: 10.7

2.6
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.37
SQM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. SQM: 12.37 )
SQM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.5   Max: 40.6
Current: 12.37

12.5
40.6

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
Compare:BASFY, DD, SHECY, URALL, APD » details
Traded in other countries:QYM.Germany
Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile SA is an integrated producer of potassium nitrate, iodine and lithium carbonate. It also produces plant nutrients, potassium chloride, potassium sulfate and certain industrial chemicals.

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