Israel Chemicals Limited is part of the basic materials sector and is part of the agriculture industry. The company CEO is Raviv Zoller. Israel Chemicals is a specialty minerals company. The company develops, manufactures, markets and sells fertilizers. Its business segments are the Essential Minerals Segment and the Specialty Solutions Segment.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ICL shares had a previous change of 1.39% which opened at 5.01 and closed at 5.09. It moved to an intraday high of 5.09 and a low of 4.99.

SeekingAlpha:  Israel Chemicals: The Cream Of The Crop In Q1

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ICL shares returned -1.55% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -6.78%. Over three months, it changed -9.43%. In one year it has changed 13.28% and within that year its 52 week high was 6.90 and its 52 week low was 4.48. ICL stock is 13.62% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 5.59 and a 50 day moving average of 5.31. Right now, ICL stock is trading -8.95% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Israel Chemicals: The Cream Of The Crop In Q1

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $6.5b with 1.3b shares outstanding and a float of 1.3b shares. Trading volume was 129,396 shares and has experienced an average volume of 124,683 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Israel Chemicals Limited was 0.97 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 5.25. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.10. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 0.37 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.35).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-07-2019: 0.11
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-06-2019: 0.06
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-01-2018: 0.10
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-01-2018: 0.08
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-10-2018: 0.73

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 3.58, which means it might be overvalued by -42.13%.

EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Israel Chemicals Limited; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 0.30% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 18.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 2,526,790, which was 0.20% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 9.64. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 0.83.

SeekingAlpha:  Standing At The Edge Of The Abyss

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 4.83%, profit margin is 8.08%, price-to-sales is 1.14 and price-to-book is 1.65.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
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