Home Sectors Basic Materials Current Valuation: Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS)

Current Valuation: Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS)


Mosaic Company trades as part of the basic materials sector and agriculture industry. The company CEO is James C. O’Rourke. Mosaic Co has its activities based in the agriculture industry. Its business involves production and marketing of crop enhancement products such as concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MOS stock showed a previous change of -0.87% with an open at 31.31 and a close of 30.92. It reached an intraday high of 31.41 and a low of 30.33.

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The stock has a market cap of $11.9b with 385.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 384.6m shares. Trading volume reached 4,303,648 shares compared to its average volume of 3,244,908 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Mosaic Company shares returned -3.98% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.29%. Over three months, it changed -14.76%. In one year it has changed 23.06% and within that year its 52-week high was 37.37 and its 52-week low was 22.90. MOS stock is 35.02% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 30.59 and a 50 day moving average of 31.68. Currently MOS stock is trading 1.09% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.3 that ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.56. The TTM EPS is 1.69, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.30.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.75
06-30-2018:  0.40
03-31-2018:  0.20
12-31-2017:  0.34

The dividend per share is currently 0.10, which is a dividend yield of 0.32%. Also, the payout ratio is 5.92%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 32.00, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 3.38%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.20% of insider ownership and 118.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 7,390,740, which is 1.92% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.07. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.50

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -0.71%, return on assets is -0.38%, profit margin is 5.06%, price-to-sales is 1.70 and price-to-book is 1.15.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.