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Mosaic Company (MOS) earnings: expect -2% revenue decline

11:24 am ET, 03 May 2019

Mosaic Company (MOS) is announcing earnings on May 06, after the market closes. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $1.89B, which implies -2% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.23. If this materializes, EPS will grow 15% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Mosaic Company  (MOS) returned -0.91%.

How is the stock valued?

Mosaic Company  (MOS) forward P/E ratio is 10.29, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Mosaic Company  (MOS) average analyst price target is 38.49% above its current price ($26.11).

For the latest price and information on Mosaic Company, please visit Finstead and ask for "MOS", "MOS analysis" or "MOS news".

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Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:21 am ET, 18 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for MOS stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "MOS quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on MOS stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "MOS". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "MOS news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)? Interested in getting the full scoop on MOS, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this MOS stock guide, we'll address key questions about MOS, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are MOS earnings?
2. What is MOS dividend?
3. What is MOS dividend yield?
4. What is MOS stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. MOS buy or sell? What is MOS Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy MOS? Why should I buy MOS stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell MOS? Why should I sell MOS stock?
8. What are MOS key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are MOS earnings?

MOS trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$2.95.

2. What is MOS dividend?

MOS forward dividend is $0.20.

3. What is MOS dividend yield?

MOS forward dividend yield is 1.06%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is MOS stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on MOS analyst price targets, MOS stock forecast is $20.83 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for MOS stock is $20.83. The prediction is based on 19 analyst estimates.

The low price target for MOS is $15.00, while the high price target is $35.00.

MOS analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

5. MOS buy or sell? What is MOS Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:56}Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell MOS, resulting in Finny Score of 56.

6. What are the reasons to buy MOS? Why should I buy MOS stock?

Here are the reasons to buy MOS stock:

  • Mosaic is having success with its specialty fertilizer MicroEssentials. The company has capacity to produce 2.3 million metric tons per year.
  • The phosphate rock mine joint venture in Peru gives Mosaic access to additional phosphate rock, should its Florida mines experience outages.
  • Decisions by the potash oligopoly to match supply with industry demand have supported potash prices above the marginal costs of production.
  • MOS forward dividend yield is 1.06%, higher than the industry (0.60%) and sector (0.28%) forward dividend yields. See MOS forward dividend chart.
  • MOS Price/Book ratio is 0.83, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See MOS forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • MOS Price/Sales ratio is 0.82, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See MOS forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • MOS cash to debt ratio is 0.20, higher than the average industry (0.11) and sector (0.07) cash to debt ratio. See MOS cash to debt chart.
  • MOS Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 1.31, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See MOS Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

7. What are the reasons to sell MOS? Why should I sell MOS stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell MOS stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • Mosaic's Esterhazy potash mine faces flooding issues. While the company has handled the problem well in the past, new flooding could force interruptions, decreasing profitability.
  • With the breakup of Uralkali and Belaruskali's marketing agreement, the oligopolistic nature of the potash industry is weaker.
  • BHP Billiton's Jansen mine would add about 8 million metric tons to annual potash capacity when fully operational and would introduce an outside player to the current potash oligopoly.
  • MOS stock price ($19.26) is at the 52-week high. Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See MOS price chart.
  • MOS quarterly revenue growth was -6.10%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.00% and 0.19%, respectively). See MOS revenue growth chart.
  • MOS profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -5.60 percentage points. See MOS profitability chart.
  • MOS PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 8.98, which is high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See MOS PEG chart.

Key Stats

8. What are MOS key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for MOS:

Metrics MOS
Price $18.68
Average Price Target / Upside $20.79 / 11.33%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 1.03%
Industry Agricultural Inputs
Sector Basic Materials
Number of Employees 13,600
Market Cap $7.32B
Forward P/E Ratio 18.57
Price/Book Ratio 0.84
Revenue (TTM) $8.67B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -6.10%
Profit Margin -12.92%

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