K&S AG (SDF)
K+S AG operates as a holding company, which engages in the mining, and processing of mineral raw materials. It operates through the following segments: Potash and Magnesium, Salt, and Complementary Activities. The Potash and Magnesium segment manufactures and trades potash fertilizers and magnesium compounds. The Salt segment produces and markets food grade, industrial and de-icing salt, salt for chemical use, and sodium chloride brine. The Complementary Activities segment includes recycling, waste disposal, and reutilization operations in potash and rock salt mines. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Kassel, Germany.
|Market Price at 12-12-2017
|Price to Earnings Ratio
||3.772,49 € (million)
|Return on Equity (ROE)
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
With reporting season now behind us, all eyes should be on recent IPOs where core investors - courtesy of having satisfied escrow arrangements - are finally allowed to sell-down their stake in the business.
With the 58 floats in the 2014 financial year progressively coming off escrow, there could potentially be $3 billion in shares coming to market in the weeks ahead.
You need to watch closely whether the market has sufficient appetite to soak up this imminent flood of shares.
Monday, March 24, 2014
If you take the 170-odd stocks that Skaffold currents rates as investment grade (A1, A2, B1 and B2) and then filter those with both a positive safety margin – trading at a discount to their intrinsic value – that are also forecast to grow their intrinsic value, we’re left with only a handful of stock to invest in. All things considered, these are the best quality companies that value investors could justifiably contemplate buying at current levels.
However, it’s important to remember that the share market is a constantly moving feast, and that companies can move in and out of investment grade status, as measured by the Skaffold Score, each reporting season due to any number of macro influences and company specific dynamics.
So with that in mind, we decided to go in search of companies that could potentially be knocking on the door of investment grade status if their fortunes continue to improve.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Investors who expected the recent avalanche of floats to offer up the best chance of a sequel to the 17.4% return the market delivered to 30 June and 21% year-on-year, have received a crude reminder. For a myriad reasons, none the least being overpriced and over spruiked companies wired to uninspiring sectors, most IPOs are best left alone.
The number of lack-lustre floats this year is a reminder that all IPOs need to be pressure-tested to ensure they’re both investment worthy and attractively priced. That’s especially true where listings are owned by private equity firms queuing up to exit and hedge funds that are also circling for a piece of the action.
Our four IPO tips will help you identify true quality and value within the mixed bag of floats coming up in 2014.
Monday, October 28, 2013
While Nine’s IPO offer documents are yet to be lodged, the market expects Nine’s float to proceed mid December. If the success of recent floats, including insurance broker Steadfast Group (SDF) and fertility clinic operator Virtus Health (VRT) are anything to go by, the timing of Nine’s float looks about as good as it gets.
Nine’s metropolitan free-to-air TV advertising market rose just above 9% in July which, due largely to election advertising, delivered the best monthly performance in three years. Nine’s share of the market rose 11.6% in July from a year ago to 37.7%, in part due to the Ashes cricket series, which helped it win market share from (number three-ranked) rival Ten Network.
Due to its prominence as a household brand, the Nine float will capture broad investors interest. Due to its sheer size some fund managers will be unable to ignore it.
If you’re serious about participating in the Nine IPO, we’ve put together a checklist of the float details need to pay specific attention to.