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Jose de la Puente

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  • Basic Materials

    Why Agrium’s wholesale margins are good but could be better

    Intrepid Potash (IPI) only produces potash, Mosaic (MOS) only produces potash and phosphate, and CF Industries (CF) only produces phosphate and nitrogen.

    By Jose de la Puente
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    The Phosphate segment of PotashCorp

    The phosphate segment generates 11% of PotashCorp’s gross profits. PotashCorp categorized phosphate sales in two segments: fertilizer, and feed and industrial. The company manufactures and sells solid (DAP & MAP) and liquid (MGA and SPA) phosphate fertilizers, as well as phosphate feed and industrial acid, which are sold to the feed and industrial segment. The […]

    By Jose de la Puente
  • Basic Materials

    The Nitrogen business of PotashCorp

    Nitrogen represents roughly a third of PotashCorp’s (POT) gross profits. The company produces 5 types of nitrogen fertilizers: ammonia, urea solids, nitrogen solutions, nitric acid, and ammonium nitrate solids, ammonia and urea being the most important. In the American market, CF Industries (CF) is the largest nitrogen producer with capacity of around 14.2 million tonnes, followed […]

    By Jose de la Puente
  • Basic Materials

    PotashCorp: An investor’s guide to the fertilizer giant

    PotashCorp (POT) is one of the largest fertilizer producers in the world. PotashCorp produces and sells potash, nitrogen, and phosphate—all three types of fertilizers on the market.

    By Jose de la Puente
  • Basic Materials

    Key trends Intrepid Potash investors should watch for in 2014

    After a year of declining sales and increasing costs, management seems much more optimistic regarding potash as well as Langbeinite.

    By Jose de la Puente
  • Basic Materials

    IPI’s cost structure and profitability analysis

    IPI experiences a much higher cash production cost for the fertilizers compared to its peers.

    By Jose de la Puente
  • Basic Materials

    IPI’s sales drivers: A look at the magnified image

    Investors must keep in mind that IPI is not necessarily balancing its product portfolio but is a victim of lower potash prices.

    By Jose de la Puente
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    Why IPI needs large investments to expand

    Most of IPI’s capital expenditure is divided between buildings and plants, and machinery and equipment.

    By Jose de la Puente
  • Basic Materials

    Intrepid Potash’s solar solution mining process

    IPI produces potash and langbeinite, and sells them to the agriculture, industrial, and feed markets; as of 2013, its sales are expected to remain in the U.S. market.

    By Jose de la Puente
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    A closer look at Mosaic’s phosphate and potash fertilizers costs

    The cost of goods sold (COGS) includes all that’s needed to produce a product to be sold. Some of these costs for MOS are wages (6.19%) and depreciation expenses (4.19%).

    By Jose de la Puente
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    The Mosaic Company: An investor’s guide to MOS’s business

    The Mosaic Company (MOS), headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, is the largest combined phosphate and potash producer in the world.

    By Jose de la Puente
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