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Compass Minerals International, Inc.
Type
Public
Traded as NYSE: CMP
S&P 400 Component
Industry Mining
Founded 2001 in present form, some parts go back to 1844
Headquarters Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Key people
Fran Malecha (CEO)
Products salt, sulfate of potash
Revenue > $US 942 million annually (2012)
Number of employees
1,778 (at the end of 2012)
Website www.compassminerals.com

Compass Minerals International, Inc is a United States listed public company that, through its subsidiaries, is a leading producer of minerals, including salt, magnesium chloride, sulfate of potash and other plant nutrition products. Based in Kansas City, the company provides bulk treated and untreated highway deicing salt to customers in North America and the United Kingdom and plant nutrition products to growers worldwide. Compass Minerals also produces consumer deicing and water conditioning products, consumer and commercial culinary salt, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural, and industrial applications. In addition, Compass Minerals provides records management services to businesses throughout the United Kingdom.

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In 2012, Compass Minerals had total sales of $942 million and ended the year with market capitalization of just $2.5 billion. The company is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and was included in Fortune magazine’s 2010 listing of the “100 Fastest-Growing Companies.” Though the company’s history stretches back as far as 1844, Compass Minerals became a public company following its initial public offering in December 2003.

Underground salt mining produces rock salt using both drill-and-blast and continuous mining techniques in deep deposits. Compass Minerals is the largest rock salt producer in North America and the U.K. It operates underground salt mines at Goderich, Ontario, the largest salt mine in the world with an annual capacity of 9 million tons; Cote Blanche, Louisiana, with annual capacity of 3.4 million tons; and Winsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom, with annual capacity of 1.5 million tons.

Mechanical evaporation uses high-efficiency vacuum processes to produce high-purity, fine- and coarse-grained salt products for commercial, agricultural, and industrial applications. Compass Minerals is a leading producer of mechanically evaporated salt in North America. It operates mechanical evaporation salt facilities in Lyons, Kansas (annual capacity 450,000 tons), Unity, Saskatchewan (160,000 tons); Goderich, Ontario (130,000 tons); and Amherst, Nova Scotia (130,000 tons). Compass Minerals also operates an SOP evaporation facility at Wynyard, Saskatchewan, with annual capacity of 40,000 tons. (Source: Compass Minerals 2012 Annual Report)

Solar evaporation is the oldest and most energy-efficient method of mineral production. At the Great Salt Lake near Ogden, Utah, Compass Minerals draws naturally occurring brine out of the lake into shallow ponds and allows solar evaporation to produce salt, sulfate of potash (SOP) and magnesium chloride. Its SOP plant at the Great Salt Lake is the largest in North America and one of only three SOP brine solar evaporation operations in the world. Annual capacity is 350,000 tons of SOP, 1.5 million tons of salt, and 750,000 tons of magnesium chloride. (Source: Compass Minerals 2012 Annual Report)

Compass Minerals operates two business segments, Salt and Plant Nutrition.

Compass Minerals’ Salt Segment mines, produces, processes and distributes sodium chloride and magnesium chloride in North America and the U.K. The segment’s largest business is highway deicing, which primarily sells bulk rock salt to states, provinces, counties, municipalities and road maintenance contractors for ice control on public roadways. The highway deicing product line also includes flake and liquid magnesium chloride used for deicing and dust control; treated rock salt treated for deicing in very low temperatures; and rock salt for the chlor-alkali industry.

The salt segment also includes consumer and industrial product lines, which includes pure sodium chloride and blended products containing magnesium chloride, calcium chloride and potassium chloride for applications such as consumer and professional deicing, water conditioning, culinary salt, animal nutrition, swimming pool minerals, and industrial applications.

Compass Minerals’ Plant Nutrition Segment produces sulfate of potash fertilizer.

Compass Minerals also manufactures micronutrient and secondary plant nutrition products under the Wolf Trax brand. Wolf Trax products include DDP Nutrients and PROTINUS Seed Nutrition.

Compass Minerals’ domestic sales of SOP are concentrated in the Western and Southeastern U.S. and exports to Latin America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

News

Compass Minerals International, Inc. 1.53% (basic materials)

Q reports

Period Date Adjusted Actuals EPS GAAP EPS
Q4 2020 2021-02-08 Future report Set alerts
Q3 2020 2020-11-03 Future report Set alerts
Q2 2020 2020-08-04 0.04 0.04
Q1 2020 2020-05-05 0.80 0.80
Q4 2019 2020-02-10 1.63 1.63
Q3 2019 2019-11-05 0.36 0.31
Q2 2019 2019-08-06 -0.29 -0.36
Q1 2019 2019-04-30 0.22 0.22
Q4 2018 2019-02-11 1.41 1.50
Q3 2018 2018-10-31 0.37 0.37

Ratings

2016-07-12 Initiated Coverage Stifel Nicolaus Buy
2016-06-15 Downgrade KeyBanc Overweight to Sector Weight
2016-06-15 Downgrade KeyCorp Overweight to Sector Weight
2016-06-05 Reiterated Rating Cantor Fitzgerald Hold $98.00
2016-04-12 Lower Price Target Goldman Sachs $60.00 to $57.00
2016-04-12 Lower Price Target JPMorgan Chase & Co. Neutral $70.00 to $65.00
2016-04-12 Lower Price Target Goldman Sachs Group Inc. $60.00 to $57.00
2016-03-30 Downgrade BB&T Corp. Buy to Hold
2016-02-16 Lower Price Target Goldman Sachs $68.00 to $60.00
2016-02-10 Lower Price Target Monness Crespi & Hardt $68.00 to $60.00
2016-02-10 Lower Price Target BMO Capital Markets $87.00 to $80.00
2016-01-21 Lower Price Target Deutsche Bank Hold $88.00 to $75.00
2016-01-21 Lower Price Target Deutsche Bank AG Hold $88.00 to $75.00
2015-12-21 Lower Price Target Monness Crespi & Hardt Sell $75.00 to $68.00
2015-11-02 Boost Price Target BMO Capital Markets Market Perform $88.00 to $90.00
2015-11-02 Lower Price Target JPMorgan Chase & Co. Neutral $89.00 to $81.00
2015-10-19 Downgrade Monness Crespi & Hardt Neutral to Sell $75.00
2015-08-14 Reiterated Rating Deutsche Bank Hold $98.00 to $90.00
2015-06-15 Downgrade Monness Crespi & Hardt Buy to Neutral
2015-04-29 Downgrade JPMorgan Chase & Co. Overweight to Neutral $97.00 to $89.00
2015-01-07 Upgrade BB&T Corp. Hold to Buy $105.00
2014-12-15 Upgrade KeyBanc Hold to Buy $100.00
2014-10-21 Initiated BB&T Capital Mkts Hold
2014-10-21 Initiated Coverage BB&T Corp. Hold
2014-07-29 Reiterated Rating JPMorgan Chase & Co. Overweight $99.00 to $100.00
2014-06-05 Boost Price Target BMO Capital Markets Market Perform $79.00 to $87.00
2014-05-12 Upgrade Ned Davis Research Neutral to Buy
2014-04-30 Upgrade JPMorgan Chase & Co. Neutral to Overweight $76.00 to $99.00
2014-04-07 Initiated Coverage Monness Crespi & Hardt Buy $104.00
2014-02-27 Boost Price Target BGC Financial $90.00 to $95.00
2014-02-18 Upgrade Ned Davis Research Sell to Neutral
2014-02-13 Boost Price Target BMO Capital Markets $75.00 to $79.00
2014-02-12 Lower Price Target Deutsche Bank Hold $90.00 to $85.00
2014-02-06 Upgrade Credit Suisse Underperform to Neutral $68.00 to $88.00
2013-12-23 Upgrade BGC Financial Hold to Buy
2013-04-09 Reiterated BMO Capital Markets Market Perform $70 to $75
2013-02-07 Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $80 to $75
2013-02-07 Reiterated BMO Capital Markets Market Perform $71 to $70
2013-01-10 Reiterated BMO Capital Markets Market Perform $72 to $71
2012-01-04 Downgrade Ticonderoga Buy to Neutral
2010-02-09 Upgrade BMO Capital Markets Market Perform to Outperform $78
2009-12-24 Downgrade BMO Capital Markets Outperform to Market Perform
2009-08-28 Initiated BMO Capital Markets Outperform $65
2009-08-25 Initiated KeyBanc Capital Mkts Buy $63
2009-07-31 Upgrade JP Morgan Neutral to Overweight
2009-07-13 Downgrade Oppenheimer Outperform to Perform
2009-03-16 Upgrade Oppenheimer Perform to Outperform
2016-07-12 Initiated Coverage Stifel Nicolaus Buy
2016-06-15 Downgrade KeyBanc Overweight to Sector Weight
2016-06-15 Downgrade KeyCorp Overweight to Sector Weight
2016-06-05 Reiterated Rating Cantor Fitzgerald Hold $98.00
2016-04-12 Lower Price Target Goldman Sachs $60.00 to $57.00

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Major Shareholders

Name Relationship Total Shares Holding stocks
DANTONI DAVID J 0.11%  (37491) CMP / OMN / STFC /
UNDERDOWN RODNEY L Vice President & CFO 0.09%  (31129) CMP /
Malecha Francis Joseph Chief Executive Officer 0.08%  (27125) CMP /
Premdas Perry W 0.08%  (26724) BCPC / CMP /
GOADBY DAVID J Vice President 0.08%  (25666) CMP /
BELL BRADLEY J 0.05%  (17979) CMP / HCAC / IEX /
GRANT RICHARD S 0.05%  (17631) BXC / CMP /
WILLIAMS PAUL S 0.03%  (10843) BOBE / CMP / STFC / USTR /
Leunig Jack C. Senior Vice President 0.02%  (6804) CMP /
Yoder Amy 0.02%  (6104) CMP /
ROTHWELL ALLAN R 0.02%  (5917) CMP / OMN /
Ford Eric 0.02%  (5623) BTU / CMP /
Berger Steven N. Senior Vice President 0.02%  (5394) CMP /
WALKER LORI A 0.01%  (3528) CMP / VAL /
Foulston Matthew J. Chief Financial Officer 0.01%  (2379) CMP / THS /
Griffith S Bradley SVP, Plant Nutrition 0.01%  (1848) CMP /

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