| Compass Minerals International is a holding company. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Co. is a provider of minerals, including salt, specialty plant nutrition products, and specialty chemicals. Co. has three reportable segments: Salt, which produces, markets and sells salt and magnesium chloride and sodium chloride; Plant Nutrition North America, which includes sales of sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer and specialty plant nutrients; and Plant Nutrition South America, which manufactures, distributes and markets an array of specialty plant nutrients and supplements developed and formulated from primary and secondary nutrients, specialty plant nutrients and biostimulants. We show 39 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CMP's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of CMP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CMP versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CMP by allowing them to research CMP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.