Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) and LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE:LXU) Comparing side by side

We will be comparing the differences between Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) and LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE:LXU) as far as analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. 2.28B 4.68 441.65M 1.68 25.95
LSB Industries Inc. 372.35M 0.57 90.10M -4.12 0.00

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. and LSB Industries Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. 19.37% 20.6% 10.4%
LSB Industries Inc. -24.20% -22.2% -7.7%

Risk & Volatility

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. has a 1.18 beta, while its volatility is 18.00% which is more volatile than S&P 500. Competitively, LSB Industries Inc. is 352.00% more volatile than S&P 500, because of the 4.52 beta.

Liquidity

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.’s Current Ratio is 4.3 while its Quick Ratio is 2.6. On the competitive side is, LSB Industries Inc. which has a 1.3 Current Ratio and a 1.1 Quick Ratio. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to LSB Industries Inc.

Dividends

$1.68 per share with a dividend yield of 4.18% is the annual dividend that Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. pay. No dividend is paid out for LSB Industries Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The table shown features the ratings and recommendations for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. and LSB Industries Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. 0 1 1 2.50
LSB Industries Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. has a 26.18% upside potential and an average target price of $51.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. and LSB Industries Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 26.2% and 62.6%. 72.4% are Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.’s share held by insiders. Insiders Competitively, held 0.2% of LSB Industries Inc. shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. -1.02% -5.9% 1.16% -15.4% -15.59% -26.16%
LSB Industries Inc. -11.6% -20.24% -23.48% 25.56% -21.07% -22.6%

For the past year LSB Industries Inc. has weaker performance than Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A.

Summary

On 12 of the 13 factors Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. beats LSB Industries Inc.

Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. produces and sells specialty plant nutrients, industrial chemicals, iodine and derivatives, lithium and derivatives, potassium, and other products and services. The company offers specialty plant nutrients, such as potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, specialty blends, and other specialty fertilizers for crops, including vegetables, fruits, and flowers under the Ultrasol, Qrop, Speedfol, and Allganic brands. It also provides iodine and its derivatives for use in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications comprising X-ray contrast media, polarizing films for LCD and LED, antiseptics, biocides and disinfectants in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, electronics, pigments, and dye components under the QIodine brand. In addition, the company offers lithium carbonates for various applications, such as electrochemical materials for batteries, frits for ceramic and enamel industries, heat-resistant glass, air conditioning chemicals, casting powder for steel extrusion, primary aluminum smelting process, pharmaceuticals, and lithium derivatives; supplies lithium hydroxide for the lubricating greases industry, as well as for cathodes for batteries; and sells lithium chloride solutions. Its lithium products are marketed under the QLithiumCarbonate, QLithiumHydroxide, and QLubelith brands. Further, it provides potassium chloride, a commodity fertilizer; potassium sulfate, a specialty fertilizer; and industrial chemicals, including sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, potassium chloride, and solar salts under the QSodiumNitrate, QPotassiumNitrate, QPotassiumChloride, QBoricAcid, and Ultrasol brands, as well as sells other fertilizers and blends. The company sells its products through sales offices and a network of distributors worldwide. Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

LSB Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells chemical products for the agricultural, mining, and industrial markets in the United States and internationally. The company provides nitrogen-based fertilizers, such as ammonia, fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (AN), urea ammonia nitrate, and AN ammonia solution for agricultural applications; high purity and commercial grade ammonia, high purity AN, sulfuric acids, mixed nitrating acids, carbon dioxide, and diesel exhaust fluids, as well as concentrated, blended, and regular nitric acids for industrial applications; and industrial grade AN and solutions for the mining industry. It offers industrial acids and other chemical products to the polyurethane, paper, fiber, emission control, and electronic industries; and blended and regular nitric acids, and industrial and high purity ammonia for various specialty applications, including the reduction of air emissions from power plants, as well as agricultural products to farmers, ranchers, fertilizer dealers, and distributors. The company also sells industrial machinery and related components; and holds working interests in natural gas properties. LSB Industries, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.