Nutrien (NYSE: NTR) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Nutrien to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.
This table compares Nutrien and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Nutrien pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Nutrien pays out 126.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 63.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Nutrien and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nutrien||$4.55 billion||$327.00 million||36.94|
|Nutrien Competitors||$3.12 billion||$272.01 million||0.27|
Nutrien has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Nutrien is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Nutrien and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Nutrien currently has a consensus target price of $58.14, indicating a potential upside of 23.95%. As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 11.29%. Given Nutrien’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Nutrien is more favorable than its competitors.
Risk & Volatility
Nutrien has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nutrien’s competitors have a beta of 0.53, meaning that their average stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
37.4% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Nutrien shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Nutrien beats its competitors on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
Nutrien Ltd. produces and distributes potash, nitrogen, and phosphate products for agricultural, industrial, and feed customers worldwide. It offers potash crop feed, fertilizer, industrial, metal finishing, and purified acid products, as well as blends. The company is also involved in the retail operations that serve growers in seven countries across three continents. Its retail network provides a range of products and services, including micronutrient products, nutritionals, and biologicals; seed solutions; crop protection products and advisory services; application services for the nutrients and crop protection products; and financial credit services. Nutrien Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.
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