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Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. is engaged in the production and distribution of specialty plant nutrients, iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, potassium chloride and potassium sulfate, industrial chemicals, and other commodity fertilizers. The company’s specialty plant nutrients include potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, and specialty blends for crops, such as vegetables, fruits, and flowers, as well as Ultrasol for application through fertigation; Qrop for field application; Speedfol for foliar application; and Allganic for organic farming. Its iodine and iodine derivatives are used in a range of medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications, including X-ray contrast media, polarizing films for liquid crystal displays, antiseptics, biocides and disinfectants in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, electronics, pigments, and dye components. The company’s lithium and its derivatives include lithium carbonate for use in various applications comprising electrochemical materials for batteries, frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat-resistant glass, air conditioning chemicals, continuous casting powder for steel extrusion, primary aluminum smelting process, pharmaceuticals, and lithium derivatives; and lithium hydroxide, which is used as a raw material in the lubricating grease, dyes, and battery industries. Its potassium chloride is used as a commodity fertilizer; and potassium sulfate is used as a specialty fertilizer. The company’s industrial chemicals comprise sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, boric acid, solar salts, and potassium chloride. It also sells other fertilizers and blends. The company sells its products through a distribution network in approximately 100 countries worldwide. Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

4,584 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/19/14
Founded in 1968

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Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. Announces Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Full Year or Fiscal 2014

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. announced earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company also announced earnings reporting net income of USD 66.4 million or USD 0.25 per ADR compared to USD 138.9 million or USD 0.53 per ADR for the third quarter of 2013. Revenues totaled USD 466.4 million, a decrease of approximately 10.5% compared to the third quarter of 2013, when revenues amounted to USD 521.1 million. EBITDA was higher for the third quarter of this year than it was for the third quarter of last year, even in the face of lower iodine and potash prices. This is proof of the success of cost reduction efforts. Income before taxes was USD 98.2 million compared to USD 177.8 million for the same period a year ago. EBITDA for the third quarter of 2014 amounted to USD 184.8 million, compared to USD 178.1 million for the third quarter of 2013. For the nine months, the company reported earnings of USD 218.4 million or USD 0.83 per ADR, a decrease from USD 398.1 million or USD 1.51 per ADR for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. Revenues totaled USD 1,522.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, representing a decrease of 11.0% compared to USD 1,710.9 million reported for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. Income before taxes was USD 309.8 million compared to USD 519.6 million for the same period a year ago. EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 amounted to USD 556.3 million, compared to USD 658.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The company provided capital expenditure guidance for the full year or fiscal 2014. Capital expenditures for the year 2014 are expected to total approximately USD 120 million, of which approximately 65% will be related to maintenance and 35% will be related to expansion and exploration.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. Announces Pricing of Notes Due 2025

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. reported that it has priced a USD 250 million aggregate principal amount of 4.375% notes due 2025 (equivalent to a spread of 215 basis points over the US treasury). The notes were offered to investors at a price of 99.410% of principal amount. The notes will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any U.S. state securities laws. The notes are being offered solely (1) to qualified institutional buyers (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) and (2) to persons outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the securities Act. The notes will not be registered with the Chilean Securities and Insurance Commission (Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros) under Law 18,045, as amended, and accordingly, may not be offered to persons in Chile other than in circumstances that do not constitute a public offering under Chilean law.


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