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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 0.50
SQM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. SQM: 0.50 )
SQM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.5

Equity to Asset 0.52
SQM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SQM: 0.52 )
SQM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.52

0.46
0.7
Interest Coverage 11.32
SQM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.96 vs. SQM: 11.32 )
SQM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 31.68
Current: 11.32

1.47
31.68
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.28
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 (%) 29.60
SQM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. SQM: 29.60 )
SQM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.23   Max: 37.09
Current: 29.6

11.23
37.09
Net-margin (%) 21.20
SQM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. SQM: 21.20 )
SQM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.32   Max: 28.26
Current: 21.2

5.32
28.26
ROE (%) 19.65
SQM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. SQM: 19.65 )
SQM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.24   Max: 34.27
Current: 19.65

3.24
34.27
ROA (%) 9.80
SQM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. SQM: 9.80 )
SQM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 19.53
Current: 9.8

1.89
19.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.59
SQM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. SQM: 21.59 )
SQM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 34.52
Current: 21.59

6.21
34.52
Revenue Growth (%) 6.40
SQM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SQM: 6.40 )
SQM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 25.6
Current: 6.4

-3.7
25.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.40
SQM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SQM: -0.40 )
SQM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 46.7
Current: -0.4

-2.9
46.7
EPS Growth (%) 6.90
SQM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SQM: 6.90 )
SQM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 64.4
Current: 6.9

-30.7
64.4
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 781,990 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,124 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
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Q1 2014

SQM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 350,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 264,600 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,827,147 sh (+517.29%)
Ron Baron 240,700 sh (+60.25%)
Columbia Wanger 1,845,059 sh (+8.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management 14,855,093 sh (-4.21%)
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Q2 2014

SQM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 402,000 sh (+67.01%)
Columbia Wanger 1,990,958 sh (+7.91%)
George Soros Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,792,377 sh (-0.72%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SQM

(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
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$27.53 - $32.53 $ 28.39-7%0
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Add 67.01%0.02%$27.53 - $32.53 $ 28.39-7%402000
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.11%$24.52 - $33.1 $ 28.391%350000
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Add 60.25%0.01%$24.52 - $33.1 $ 28.391%240700
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 2210.77%0.02%$22.82 - $30.42 $ 28.397%150200
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 47.73%$24.98 - $40.43 $ 28.39-11%6500
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy$54.2 - $58.76 $ 28.39-50%4400
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.70
SQM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. SQM: 18.70 )
SQM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 40.23
Current: 18.7

1.88
40.23
P/B 3.10
SQM's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SQM: 3.10 )
SQM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 9.81
Current: 3.1

0.41
9.81
P/S 3.50
SQM's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SQM: 3.50 )
SQM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 9.65
Current: 3.5

1.21
9.65
EV-to-EBIT 14.36
SQM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.19 vs. SQM: 14.36 )
SQM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 38.2
Current: 14.36

7.3
38.2
PEG 2.38
SQM's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SQM: 2.38 )
SQM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.4
Current: 2.38

0.07
2.4
Shiller P/E 10.40
SQM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SQM: 10.40 )
SQM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.59   Max: 58.1
Current: 10.4

7.59
58.1
Current Ratio 4.28
SQM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. SQM: 4.28 )
SQM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 6.08
Current: 4.28

1.73
6.08
Quick Ratio 2.64
SQM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SQM: 2.64 )
SQM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 3.55
Current: 2.64

0.96
3.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.40
SQM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SQM: 2.40 )
SQM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.71
Current: 2.4

0.73
3.71
Dividend Payout 0.52
SQM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. SQM: 0.52 )
SQM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 8.32
Current: 0.52

0.09
8.32
Dividend growth (3y) 20.30
SQM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SQM: 20.30 )
SQM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20.3
Current: 20.3

0
20.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.80
SQM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. SQM: 2.80 )
SQM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.32
Current: 2.8

0.85
4.32

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.09
SQM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SQM: 3.09 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 9.76
Current: 3.09

0.51
9.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.09
SQM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SQM: 2.09 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 9.02
Current: 2.09

0.93
9.02
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
SQM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SQM: 0.89 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.18
Current: 0.89

0.19
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.09
SQM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SQM: 2.09 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.34
Current: 2.09

0.12
2.34
Price/Graham Number 1.59
SQM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SQM: 1.59 )
SQM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 4.14
Current: 1.59

0.26
4.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
SQM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SQM: 7.00 )
SQM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 13.7
Current: 7

2.6
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.85
SQM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. SQM: 9.85 )
SQM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9.9   Max: 40.6
Current: 9.85

9.9
40.6

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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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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