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Uncovering Dividend Opportunities with NYSE:SQM.

By Mill Chart

Last update: Sep 27, 2023

Take a closer look at QUIMICA Y MINERA CHIL-SP ADR (NYSE:SQM), a stock of interest to dividend investors uncovered by our stock screener. NYSE:SQM excels in fundamentals and provides a decent dividend, all while maintaining a reasonable valuation. Let's break it down further.

Exploring NYSE:SQM's Dividend

An integral part of ChartMill's stock analysis is the Dividend Rating, which spans from 0 to 10. This rating evaluates diverse dividend factors, including yield, historical data, growth, and sustainability. NYSE:SQM has received a 8 out of 10:

  • With a Yearly Dividend Yield of 10.90%, SQM is a good candidate for dividend investing.
  • SQM's Dividend Yield is rather good when compared to the industry average which is at 1.96. SQM pays more dividend than 100.00% of the companies in the same industry.
  • Compared to an average S&P500 Dividend Yield of 2.64, SQM pays a better dividend.
  • The dividend of SQM is nicely growing with an annual growth rate of 98.58%!
  • SQM has been paying a dividend for at least 10 years, so it has a reliable track record.
  • The dividend of SQM is growing, but earnings are growing more, so the dividend growth is sustainable.

Understanding NYSE:SQM's Health

To gauge a stock's financial health, ChartMill utilizes a Health Rating on a scale of 0 to 10. This comprehensive evaluation encompasses liquidity and solvency, both in absolute terms and in comparison to industry peers. NYSE:SQM has earned a 8 out of 10:

  • An Altman-Z score of 5.20 indicates that SQM is not in any danger for bankruptcy at the moment.
  • SQM has a Altman-Z score of 5.20. This is amongst the best in the industry. SQM outperforms 81.40% of its industry peers.
  • SQM has a debt to FCF ratio of 2.06. This is a good value and a sign of high solvency as SQM would need 2.06 years to pay back of all of its debts.
  • Looking at the Debt to FCF ratio, with a value of 2.06, SQM belongs to the top of the industry, outperforming 90.70% of the companies in the same industry.
  • SQM has a Debt/Equity ratio of 0.45. This is a healthy value indicating a solid balance between debt and equity.
  • Even though the debt/equity ratio score it not favorable for SQM, it has very limited outstanding debt, so we won't put too much weight on the DE evaluation.
  • SQM has a Current Ratio of 2.48. This indicates that SQM is financially healthy and has no problem in meeting its short term obligations.
  • SQM's Current ratio of 2.48 is fine compared to the rest of the industry. SQM outperforms 60.47% of its industry peers.
  • With a decent Quick ratio value of 1.81, SQM is doing good in the industry, outperforming 68.60% of the companies in the same industry.

Looking at the Profitability

ChartMill assigns a Profitability Rating to every stock. This score ranges from 0 to 10 and evaluates the different profitability ratios and margins, both absolutely, but also relative to the industry peers. NYSE:SQM scores a 10 out of 10:

  • With an excellent Return On Assets value of 34.56%, SQM belongs to the best of the industry, outperforming 100.00% of the companies in the same industry.
  • With an excellent Return On Equity value of 71.10%, SQM belongs to the best of the industry, outperforming 100.00% of the companies in the same industry.
  • SQM has a Return On Invested Capital of 46.56%. This is amongst the best in the industry. SQM outperforms 100.00% of its industry peers.
  • The Average Return On Invested Capital over the past 3 years for SQM is significantly above the industry average of 11.29%.
  • The last Return On Invested Capital (46.56%) for SQM is above the 3 year average (22.85%), which is a sign of increasing profitability.
  • Looking at the Profit Margin, with a value of 35.24%, SQM belongs to the top of the industry, outperforming 97.67% of the companies in the same industry.
  • SQM's Profit Margin has improved in the last couple of years.
  • With an excellent Operating Margin value of 49.99%, SQM belongs to the best of the industry, outperforming 100.00% of the companies in the same industry.
  • SQM's Operating Margin has improved in the last couple of years.
  • SQM has a better Gross Margin (51.46%) than 100.00% of its industry peers.
  • In the last couple of years the Gross Margin of SQM has grown nicely.

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Keep in mind

This article should in no way be interpreted as advice in any way. The article is based on the observed metrics at the time of writing, but you should always make your own analysis and trade or invest at your own responsibility.



NYSE:SQM (12/8/2023, 7:17:16 PM)

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