Agriculture Chemical Companies Benefit from Low Energy Prices


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02/26/2013 [ACCESSWIRE]

The ShinesRooms.com Provides Stock Research on CF Industries Holdings Inc. and Rentech Nitrogen Partners L.P.

New York City, New York -- Fertilizers companies are doing well on the back of revival in farming sector, which has been bogged down by unfavorable weather conditions and pricing concerns. However, things are looking up and the companies are reporting good financial numbers. Rentech Nitrogen Partners L.P. (NYSE: RNF) announced strong quarterly results and offered good investor value through dividend. On the other hand, CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) stock did not perform well in the market but is likely to go up as the demand for the company fertilizers increases this year. Overall, the sector looks poised to resume its upward trajectory and offer good returns.

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CF Industries reported strong quarterly results as its revenue stood at $1.48 billion, beating consensus estimate of $1.59 billion. However, it was lower than $1.72 billion revenue it had earned for the corresponding quarter of the last year. The chemical company announced its EPS at $7.27, surpassing analysts’ estimates of $6.89 in net income per share. It also beat its previous year quarter figure of $7.27 per share. CF also announced 6.3 percent improvement in its net margin. Our free research report onCF Industries Holdings Inc.can be downloaded upon registration at

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CF Industries stock is up 7 percent in the past 52 weeks and is expected to perform well as the company provided strong outlook. The company is likely to report its first quarter revenue at $1.5 billion and its EPS for the quarter is expected to be at $6.09 per share. It is optimistic about the agriculture sector revival. It expects farmers to go ahead with corn plantation, which may provide a boost to its nitrogen-based products. The company is also likely to benefit from energy price softness, keeping its costs down.

CF Industries offers rather minuscule dividend yield of less than 1 percent as it recently announced 40 cents per share in quarterly dividend.   

Rentech Nitrogen’s stock is up 46 percent in the past 52 weeks. The stock offered good returns to its investors as apart from the capital appreciation, it also offers a 7.90 percent dividend yield. The company was spun-off in 2011 and it operates in the highly promising markets of Iowa and Illinois. Low energy prices are also going to help the company in protecting its margins.Rentech Nitrogen Partners L.P.free research is available today at

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Rentech is poised to grow organically as well as through acquisitions. The company recently acquired Agrifos. The purchase will help this agricultural chemical company in boosting its presence in Ammonium Sulfate market. The stock price is expected to benefit from this acquisition.

The company is scheduled to announce its fourth quarter and full year results on March 19th. It expects the full year EBITDA to be at $123 million. The company had to take a onetime charge of $5.1 million in cost and lost operating income. It also took charge for $6.5 million worth of transaction costs for acquiring Agrifos. Rentech is set to announce positive results for the quarter and the full year and may provide fillip to its stock price.

 

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