Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) issued its earnings results on Tuesday. The basic materials company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.06), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a return on equity of 13.01% and a net margin of 14.31%. The business had revenue of $392.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $480.68 million.
NYSE SQM traded down $0.34 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $23.23. The company had a trading volume of 14,673 shares, compared to its average volume of 730,402. The company has a quick ratio of 2.19, a current ratio of 3.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The stock has a market cap of $6.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.92, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 0.91. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $22.22 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $25.52. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile has a fifty-two week low of $15.20 and a fifty-two week high of $33.31.
The business also recently declared a semi-annual dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 30th were given a $0.2541 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, April 29th. This represents a yield of 3.7%. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s dividend payout ratio is 62.26%.
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile Company Profile
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile SA produces and distributes specialty plant nutrients, iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, industrial chemicals, potassium, and other products and services. The company offers specialty plant nutrients, including potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, specialty mixes, and other specialty fertilizers for crops, such as vegetables, fruits, and flowers under the Ultrasol, Qrop, Speedfol, and Allganic brands.
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