How to buy CF Industries (CF) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in CF Industries shares.
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CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF) is a leading agricultural inputs business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$88.18 after a previous close of US$86.82. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD88.05 to a high of USD90.74. The latest price was USD88.575 (25 minute delay). CF Industries is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in CF Industries
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for CF Industries. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CF. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until CF Industries reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$86.82, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of CF Industries, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CF Industries. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- CF Industries key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is CF Industries stock a buy or sell?
- CF Industries performance over time
- Is CF Industries suitable for ethical investing?
- Are CF Industries shares over-valued?
- CF Industries's financials
- How volatile are CF Industries shares?
- Does CF Industries pay a dividend?
- Have CF Industries shares ever split?
- Other common questions
CF Industries stock price (NYSE:CF)Use our graph to track the performance of CF stocks over time.
CF Industries shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$42.6377 - US$113.0248|
|50-day moving average||US$96.8216|
|200-day moving average||US$77.5015|
|Dividend yield||US$1.2 (1.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$7.682|
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CF Industries price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-17)||1.89%|
|1 month (2022-05-25)||-11.93%|
|3 months (2022-03-28)||-15.74%|
|6 months (2021-12-28)||19.18%|
|1 year (2021-06-28)||80.84%|
|2 years (2020-06-26)||222.68%|
|3 years (2019-06-28)||89.63%|
|5 years (2017-06-28)||226.00%|
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Is CF Industries under- or over-valued?
Valuing CF Industries stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CF Industries's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CF Industries's P/E ratio
CF Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, CF Industries shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
CF Industries's PEG ratio
CF Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1226. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CF Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CF Industries's EBITDA
CF Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.5 billion (£3.7 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a CF Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
CF Industries financials
|Revenue TTM||US$8.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||43.55%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||17.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||34.39%|
|Market capitalisation||US$17.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
CF Industries's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like CF Industries.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
CF Industries's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 34.84
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CF Industries's overall score of 34.84 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CF Industries is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
CF Industries's environmental score
Environmental score: 20/100
CF Industries's environmental score of 20 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CF Industries is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CF Industries's social score
Social score: 12.2/100
CF Industries's social score of 12.2 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CF Industries is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
CF Industries's governance score
Governance score: 7.14/100
CF Industries's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CF Industries is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CF Industries's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CF Industries scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that CF Industries has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||34.84|
|Total ESG percentile||68.76|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
CF Industries share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 13.97% of net profits
Recently CF Industries has paid out, on average, around 13.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CF Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CF Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.
While CF Industries's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that CF Industries is investing more in its future growth.
CF Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 31 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have CF Industries's shares ever split?
CF Industries's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 18 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CF Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CF Industries shares which in turn could have impacted CF Industries's share price.
CF Industries share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, CF Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$42.6377 up to US$113.0248. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while CF Industries's is 1.0154. This would suggest that CF Industries's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
CF Industries overview
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and sells hydrogen and nitrogen products for energy, fertilizer, emissions abatement, and other industrial activities worldwide. Its principal products include anhydrous ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate products. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products; and compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It primarily serves cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, traders, wholesalers, and industrial users. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.
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