Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The basic materials company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.04, Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter. Israel Chemicals had a net margin of 9.13% and a return on equity of 13.82%.
Shares of NYSE ICL traded down $0.01 during trading on Friday, reaching $4.11. The company had a trading volume of 4,232 shares, compared to its average volume of 185,686. Israel Chemicals has a twelve month low of $3.85 and a twelve month high of $5.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.52 billion, a PE ratio of 10.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.95. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $4.44 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $4.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on ICL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Israel Chemicals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Barclays began coverage on Israel Chemicals in a research note on Thursday, January 16th. They issued an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
Israel Chemicals Ltd. operates as a specialty minerals and chemicals company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Industrial Products, Potash, Phosphate Solutions, and Innovative Ag Solutions (IAS). The Industrial Products segment produces bromine out of a solution that is a by-product of the potash production process, as well as bromine-based compounds; produces various grades of potash, salt, magnesium chloride, and magnesia products; and produces and markets phosphorous-based flame retardants and other phosphorus-based products.
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