Compass Minerals International Inc. (CMP) and Ramaco Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:METC) Comparison side by side

Both Compass Minerals International Inc. (NYSE:CMP) and Ramaco Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:METC) are Industrial Metals & Minerals companies, competing one another. We will compare their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Compass Minerals International Inc. 1.46B 1.31 63.20M 2.07 26.29
Ramaco Resources Inc. 229.09M 0.98 26.69M 0.66 9.91

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Compass Minerals International Inc. and Ramaco Resources Inc. Ramaco Resources Inc. is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than Compass Minerals International Inc. The company that is presently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Compass Minerals International Inc.’s shares have been trading at higher price-to-earnings ratio which means it is presently more expensive than Ramaco Resources Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 has Compass Minerals International Inc. and Ramaco Resources Inc.’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Compass Minerals International Inc. 4.33% 11.7% 2.7%
Ramaco Resources Inc. 11.65% 19.2% 13.7%

Liquidity

2.2 and 1.4 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Compass Minerals International Inc. Its rival Ramaco Resources Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.6 and 1 respectively. Compass Minerals International Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Ramaco Resources Inc.

Dividends

Compass Minerals International Inc. pays out its dividends annually at $2.88 per share and 5.24% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by Ramaco Resources Inc.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 97.2% of Compass Minerals International Inc. shares and 76.8% of Ramaco Resources Inc. shares. Insiders held 0.5% of Compass Minerals International Inc. shares. Competitively, Ramaco Resources Inc. has 41.2% of it’s share held by insiders.

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)
Compass Minerals International Inc. 2.21% -5.28% 1.74% 5.23% -20.78% 30.73%
Ramaco Resources Inc. -1.36% 13.72% 9.53% 9.9% -11.37% 32.32%

For the past year Compass Minerals International Inc. has weaker performance than Ramaco Resources Inc.

Summary

Compass Minerals International Inc. beats Ramaco Resources Inc. on 10 of the 14 factors.

Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells salt, and specialty plant nutrition and chemical products in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Salt, Plant Nutrition North America, and Plant Nutrition South America. The Salt segment offers sodium chloride and magnesium chloride, including rock salt, mechanically and solar evaporated salt, and brine and flake magnesium chloride products; and purchases potassium chloride and calcium chloride to sell as finished products or to blend with salt to produce specialty products. This segment provides products for use as a deicer for highway, consumer, and professional use; as an ingredient in chemical production; for water treatment, human, and animal nutrition; and for various other consumer and industrial uses, as well as provides records management services. The Plant Nutrition North America segment offers sulfate of potash specialty fertilizers in various grades, including agricultural products used in broadcast spreaders, direct application, and liquid fertilizer solutions; turf products used by the turf and ornamental markets, as well as for blends used on golf greens; and organic products for various applications under the Protassium+ brand, as well as micronutrient products for commodity row crops under the Wolf Trax brand. This segment provides its products to distributors and retailers of crop inputs, as well as growers. The Plant Nutrition South America segment offers various specialty plant nutrients and supplements; water and wastewater treatment chemicals for cleaning, decontaminating, and purifying water; and process chemicals for industrial use, as well as value-added services. The company was formerly known as Salt Holdings Corporation and changed its name to Compass Minerals International, Inc. in November 2003. Compass Minerals International, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Overland Park, Kansas.

Ramaco Resources, Inc. produces and sells metallurgical coal in central and northern Appalachia. Its development portfolio includes the Elk Creek project consisting of approximately 17,128 acres of controlled mineral and 24 seams located in southern West Virginia; the Berwind coal property consisting of approximately 31,200 acres of controlled mineral located on the border of West Virginia and Virginia; the Knox Creek property consisting of approximately 43,281 acres of controlled mineral located in Virginia; and RAM Mine property consisting of approximately 1,567 acres of controlled mineral located in southwestern Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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