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Nutrien (NTR) reported earnings on May 7 after the market closed. Much of the recent surge in the company’s stock appears to have come from its merger talks with Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), which is one of the largest lithium producers (LIT).
Last week, DAP (diammonium phosphate) prices were broadly flat to positive WoW (week-over-week) and much higher YoY (year-over-year). WoW, Central Florida DAP prices rose 51 basis points to $358 per metric ton from $357 per metric ton, and YoY, they rose ~20% from $297 per metric ton. Similarly, DAP prices in Morocco rose 48 basis points WoW to $420 per metric ton from $418 per metric ton, and 13% YoY from $373 per metric ton.
Natural gas prices, which are key to US nitrogen fertilizer producers (MOO), were broadly lower during the week of April 4 to April 11, 2018, as reported by the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration).
Moody's Investors Service assigned a Prime-2 commercial paper rating to Nutrien Ltd. (Nutrien). Moody's also affirmed Nutrien's issuer rating at Baa2. The rating outlook is stable. The commercial paper ...
After the earnings were released, the stock price took a significant beating. Out of the 18 analysts in the above chart, ~22% or four analysts have a “strong buy” recommendation on the stock for the next 12-month period. About 39% or seven analysts have a “buy” recommendation on the stock, while 39% or seven analysts have a “hold” recommendation for Nutrien.
According to Mosaic, the margin expansion was due to higher realized prices, which we discussed earlier, and lower input costs such as phosphate rock costs. Agrium’s gross margins took a hit as a result of a higher input cost of phosphate rock and sulfur.
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Last week, the Fertilizer Affordability Index rose compared to last week, indicating that the move in fertilizer affordability wasn’t favorable for purchasers. The index is issued by the Mosaic Company (MOS) and was indexed to one in the base year of 2005. In the week ended February 23, the Fertilizer Affordability Index rose to 0.71x from 0.7x a week ago.
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Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a Baa2 issuer rating to Nutrien Ltd. (Nutrien), confirmed the Baa2 unsecured ratings of Agrium Inc. (Agrium), lowered the unsecured ratings of Potash ...
Nutrien, the world's biggest fertilizer company by capacity, also said higher input costs would shrink nitrogen and phosphate margins. The company, reporting its first results since the merger, said it expects full-year earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $3.2 billion to $3.7 billion, and earnings per share of between $2.10 and $2.60. Chief Executive Chuck Magro said that following the merger, the company achieved $40 million in run-rate synergies and was "focused on capturing half a billion dollars" in annual merger synergies by the end of 2019.
Nutrien Ltd, created from the merger of fertilizer makers Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan this year, said it expected full-year 2018 EBITDA of $3.2 billion to $3.7 billion. Nutrien also said fourth-quarter net earnings for Agrium fell to $18 million, or 13 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31 from $67 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. Potash Corp reported a net loss from continuing operations of $120 million, or 14 cents per share, from a profit of $13 million, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier.