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K+S (DB:SDF)


K+S stock research in summary

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K+S shares have a HOLD rating. While they are good value, they show below average growth, and are riskily financed. We recommend holding K+S shares.


Latest Obermatt Ranks


Country Germany
Industry Fertilizers & Agricul. Chemicals
Index CDAX, MDAX
Size class Large

March 22, 2018. Top 10 stocks updated on Top 10 schedule or at least quarterly. ()




Research History: K+S

STOCK RESEARCH SUMMARY 2015 2016 2017 2018
STOCK VALUE RANKS
81
70
63
72
STOCK GROWTH RANKS
70
13
43
43
STOCK SAFETY RANKS
75
47
41
24
COMBINED STOCK RANKS
91
35
21
40

Last update of Combined Rank: 22-Mar-2018. Stock research history is based on the Obermatt Method. The higher the rank, the better is K+S in the corresponding investment strategy.


Value Metrics in Detail

Last update of Value Rank: 22-Mar-2018. Stock analysis on value ratios: The higher the rank, the lower the value ratio of K+S; except for dividend yield where the rank is higher, the higher the yield.


Growth Metrics in Detail

GROWTH METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
REVENUE GROWTH
76
19
35
36
PROFIT GROWTH
73
16
16
15
STOCK RETURNS
42
40
73
74
CONSOLIDATED RANK: GROWTH
70
13
43
43

Financial reporting date of Growth Rank: 30-Sep-2017. Stock analysis on growth metrics: The higher the rank, the higher the growth and returns of K+S.


Safety Metrics in Detail

SAFETY METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
LEVERAGE
47
29
19
25
REFINANCING
65
68
66
68
LIQUIDITY
72
47
25
25
CONSOLIDATED RANK: SAFETY
75
47
41
24

Financial reporting date of Safety Rank: 30-Sep-2017. Stock analysis on safety metrics: The higher the rank, the lower the leverage of K+S and the more cash is available to service its debt.


Stock analysis by the purely financial fact-based Obermatt Method for the investment strategies Value, Growth and Safety for K+S from March 22, 2018.