Compass Minerals reports Q4 EPS ex-items $1.66, consensus $1.49
Reports Q4 revenue $457.9M, consensus $470.06M. "While this has been a challenging year for Compass Minerals, our results are demonstrating the value of our strategy to balance our winter weather exposure by growing our plant nutrition business with a strong focus on innovative specialty products," said Fran Malecha, Compass Minerals' president and CEO. "Further, we have completed key capital investments critical to increasing our production capabilities and efficiency, while still returning almost $100 million directly to shareholders through our dividend. I believe our actions have positioned the company for significant top and bottom line growth and improved free cash flow over the next several years."