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Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile SA ADR SQM Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 7:58 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 94.61
  • Sector Basic Materials
  • Industry Specialty Chemicals
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 92.62  –  94.73
  • Year Range 52.33  –  115.76
  • Market Cap 27.0242 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 886,548.0 /  1.7 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.12
  • Price / Book 5.86
  • Forward Div Yield 9.17%
  • Trailing Div Yield 8.15%

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SQM's Growing Lithium Capacity Should Benefit From Higher Prices as EV Adoption Rises

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Business Strategy and Outlook

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Through its access to high-quality mineral deposits, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile is a large, low-cost producer of lithium, iodine, and nitrates used in specialty fertilizers. SQM’s crown jewels are its geologically advantaged lithium and caliche ore assets. SQM’s low-cost lithium deposit in the Salar de Atacama boasts the highest concentration of lithium globally and benefits from high evaporation rates in the Chilean desert. As electric vehicle penetration increases, we expect high-double-digit annual growth for global lithium demand, one of the best growth profiles among commodities.

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Business Description

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile is a Chilean commodities producer with significant operations in lithium (primarily used in batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage systems), specialty and standard potassium fertilizers, iodine (primarily used in X-ray contrast media), and solar salts. The company extracts these materials through its high-quality caliche ore and salt brine deposits. SQM is also developing a hard rock lithium project in Australia.

El Trovador 4285, 6th Floor, Las Condes
Santiago, CHL
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Employees 6,776

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FAQs for Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile SA ADR Stock

Yes. SQM has a forward dividend yield of 9.17%. See SQM’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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SQM’s market cap is 27.02 Bil.
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SQM’s stock style is Large Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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SQM’s price/sales is 3.12.
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SQM’s price/forward earnings is 4.92.
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SQM’s price/book is 5.86.
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SQM’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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