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Uncovering Dividend Opportunities with NYSE:SQM.

By Mill Chart

Last update: Apr 12, 2024

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.

Looking at the Dividend

ChartMill assigns a Dividend Rating to each stock, ranging from 0 to 10. This rating is calculated by analyzing various dividend elements, such as yield, historical performance, dividend growth, and sustainability. NYSE:SQM has been awarded a 7 for its dividend quality:

  • With a Yearly Dividend Yield of 10.90%, SQM is a good candidate for dividend investing.
  • Compared to an average industry Dividend Yield of 2.45, SQM pays a better dividend. On top of this SQM pays more dividend than 97.65% of the companies listed in the same industry.
  • SQM's Dividend Yield is rather good when compared to the S&P500 average which is at 2.36.
  • 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.

Health Analysis for NYSE:SQM

ChartMill assigns a Health Rating to every stock. This score ranges from 0 to 10 and evaluates the different health aspects like liquidity and solvency, both absolutely, but also relative to the industry peers. NYSE:SQM scores a 7 out of 10:

  • SQM has an Altman-Z score of 5.06. This indicates that SQM is financially healthy and has little risk of bankruptcy at the moment.
  • With an excellent Altman-Z score value of 5.06, SQM belongs to the best of the industry, outperforming 83.53% of the companies in the same industry.
  • The Debt to FCF ratio of SQM is 2.06, which is a good value as it means it would take SQM, 2.06 years of fcf income to pay off all of its debts.
  • The Debt to FCF ratio of SQM (2.06) is better than 89.41% of its industry peers.
  • A Debt/Equity ratio of 0.45 indicates that SQM is not too dependend on debt financing.
  • 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 64.71% of its industry peers.
  • SQM's Quick ratio of 1.81 is fine compared to the rest of the industry. SQM outperforms 69.41% of its industry peers.

A Closer Look at Profitability for NYSE:SQM

Discover ChartMill's exclusive Profitability Rating, a proprietary metric that assesses stocks on a scale of 0 to 10. It takes into consideration various profitability ratios and margins, both in absolute terms and relative to industry peers. Notably, NYSE:SQM has achieved a 9:

  • SQM has a Return On Assets of 34.56%. This is amongst the best in the industry. SQM outperforms 100.00% of its industry peers.
  • SQM has a better Return On Equity (71.10%) than 100.00% of its industry peers.
  • SQM's Return On Invested Capital of 46.56% is amongst the best of the industry. SQM outperforms 100.00% of its industry peers.
  • SQM had an Average Return On Invested Capital over the past 3 years of 22.85%. This is significantly above the industry average of 11.35%.
  • The 3 year average ROIC (22.85%) for SQM is below the current ROIC(46.56%), indicating increased profibility in the last year.
  • SQM's Profit Margin of 35.24% is amongst the best of the industry. SQM outperforms 98.82% of its industry peers.
  • SQM's Profit Margin has improved in the last couple of years.
  • SQM's Operating Margin of 49.99% is amongst the best of the industry. SQM outperforms 100.00% of its industry peers.
  • In the last couple of years the Operating Margin of SQM has grown nicely.
  • With an excellent Gross Margin value of 51.46%, SQM belongs to the best of the industry, outperforming 97.65% of the companies in the same industry.
  • In the last couple of years the Gross Margin of SQM has grown nicely.

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Check the latest full fundamental report of SQM for a complete fundamental analysis.

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.

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