Challenges in Performance and Investor Adjustments: Compass Minerals Intl Decreases Dividends and Earnings


By the close of today, September 20, 2023, Compass Minerals Intl CMP will issue a dividend payout of $0.15 per share, resulting in an annualized dividend yield of 1.96%. This payout is exclusively for shareholders who held the stock before the ex-dividend date on September 08, 2023.

Compass Minerals Intl Recent Dividend Payouts

Ex-Date Payments per year Dividend Yield Announced Record Payable
2023-09-08 4 $0.15 1.96% 2023-08-17 2023-09-11 2023-09-20
2023-06-08 4 $0.15 1.75% 2023-05-23 2023-06-09 2023-06-20
2023-03-09 4 $0.15 1.49% 2023-02-16 2023-03-10 2023-03-20
2022-12-08 4 $0.15 1.38% 2022-11-15 2022-12-09 2022-12-20
2022-09-08 4 $0.15 1.42% 2022-08-25 2022-09-09 2022-09-20
2022-06-09 4 $0.15 1.36% 2022-05-20 2022-06-10 2022-06-20
2022-03-09 4 $0.15 1.12% 2022-02-24 2022-03-10 2022-03-21
2021-12-09 4 $0.15 0.84% 2021-11-15 2021-12-10 2021-12-20
2021-09-09 4 $0.72 4.42% 2021-08-19 2021-09-10 2021-09-20
2021-06-09 4 $0.72 4.05% 2021-05-18 2021-06-10 2021-06-18
2021-03-09 4 $0.72 4.31% 2021-02-25 2021-03-10 2021-03-19
2020-11-30 4 $0.72 4.66% 2020-11-19 2020-12-01 2020-12-15

Analyzing Compass Minerals Intl Financial Health

Companies that pay out steady cash dividends are attractive to income-seeking investors, and companies that are financially healthy tend to maintain their dividend payout schedule. For this reason, investors can find it insightful to see if a company has been increasing or decreasing their dividend payout schedule and if their earnings are growing.

YoY Growth in Dividend Per Share

Investors witnessed a decline in the company's dividend per share from $2.88 in 2019 to $0.60 in 2022. This downward trend in dividend payouts necessitates a comprehensive investigation to identify the reasons behind the decrease.

YoY Earnings Growth For Compass Minerals Intl

Investors can observe a decrease in Compass Minerals Intl's earnings per share from $1.70 in 2019 to $0.56 in 2022. This declining earnings trend may be concerning for income-seeking investors, as it indicates a potential impact on the company's cash dividend payouts. A comprehensive analysis is recommended to understand the factors driving this decrease and evaluate its implications on future dividend payments.


In this article, we explore the recent dividend payout of Compass Minerals Intl and its significance for shareholders. The company has decided to distribute a dividend of $0.15 per share today, which equates to an annualized dividend yield of 1.96%.

The decrease in both dividend per share and earnings per share from 2019 to 2022 for Compass Minerals Intl suggests financial challenges, which may require a cautious approach in distributing profits to shareholders.

To remain updated on any changes in financials or dividend disbursements, investors should closely observe the company's performance in the coming quarters.

\To keep track of which companies are distributing dividends, click here to visit our Dividends Calendar.

This article was generated by Benzinga's automated content engine and reviewed by an editor.

Market News and Data brought to you by Benzinga APIs
Posted In: DividendsBZI-DP
Benzinga simplifies the market for smarter investing

Trade confidently with insights and alerts from analyst ratings, free reports and breaking news that affects the stocks you care about.

Join Now: Free!