Nutrien (NTR) & Its Peers Financial Contrast

Nutrien (NYSE: NTR) is one of 21 public companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Nutrien to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.


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Nutrien pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Nutrien pays out 126.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 63.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Nutrien and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nutrien 7.19% 1.33% 0.65%
Nutrien Competitors -1,647.82% -18.02% -10.75%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Nutrien and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nutrien 1 5 9 1 2.63
Nutrien Competitors 171 572 645 38 2.39

Nutrien currently has a consensus target price of $58.31, indicating a potential upside of 29.72%. As a group, “Agricultural chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 16.92%. Given Nutrien’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Nutrien is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.0% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Nutrien shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of shares of all “Agricultural chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Nutrien has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nutrien’s rivals have a beta of 0.46, meaning that their average share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nutrien and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutrien $4.55 billion $327.00 million 35.39
Nutrien Competitors $3.12 billion $271.73 million 0.23

Nutrien has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Nutrien is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Nutrien beats its rivals on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

Nutrien Company Profile

Nutrien Ltd. produces and distributes potash, nitrogen, and phosphate products for agricultural, industrial, and feed customers worldwide. It offers potash crop feed, fertilizer, industrial, metal finishing, and purified acid products, as well as blends. The company is also involved in the retail operations that serve growers in seven countries across three continents. Its retail network provides a range of products and services, including micronutrient products, nutritionals, and biologicals; seed solutions; crop protection products and advisory services; application services for the nutrients and crop protection products; and financial credit services. Nutrien Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.

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