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Intrepid Potash’s Earnings Slated to Improve in the Next 4 Quarters

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Intrepid Potash’s EPS

So far in this series, we’ve discussed the main factors that have led to pressure on Intrepid Potash’s (IPI) earnings per share (or EPS). Over the past four quarters, Intrepid Potash has reported a loss of $0.88 per share, down from its EPS of $0.03.

4Q16 EPS

For Intrepid Potash’s upcoming 4Q16 results, Wall Street analysts are estimating an adjusted loss of $0.12 per share compared to a loss of $0.26 per share in 4Q15. For the next four quarters, analysts expect the company’s EPS prospects to improve, with a loss of $0.33 per share year-over-year.

A fall in EPS shows that Intrepid Potash is expected to rebound from the bottom. However, does that extend to its industry (SOIL) peers? Let’s see how some of those companies are expected to perform.

EPS forecasts for peers

In the next 12 months, analysts are estimating a 25.0% fall in The Mosaic Company’s (MOS) EPS to $0.80. For Agrium (AGU), analysts estimate its EPS to fall 8.0% to $5.16, and the earnings per share for CF Industries (CF) are estimated to fall a steep 83.0% to $0.27.

In the final part of this series, we’ll look at the free cash flow growth estimates for Intrepid Potash.

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