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July 23, 2014
08:34 EDTMOSMosaic to permanently discontinue production of MOP at Carlsbad facility
Mosaic said in a filing that on July 21 it decided to permanently discontinue production of muriate of potash at its Carlsbad, New Mexico facility. The final date for production is expected to be December 31. The decision is based on the quality of the ore in the Carlsbad basin and the age of the facility's infrastructure. These combined factors make it difficult for the operations to remain competitive in an already challenging global market. The discontinuation of this product at Carlsbad is a further step in our previously announced ongoing asset optimization initiatives. Its larger potash production facilities at Esterhazy, Belle Plaine and Colonsay in Saskatchewan, Canada will continue to produce MOP.Mosaicís plan for the immediate future is to transition the Carlsbad facility to the exclusive production of its highly valued K-Mag product line. K-Mag is a premium potash product that currently represents approximately 70% of production at the Carlsbad facility and is a long-term strategic asset for us.We currently estimate that the discontinued production will result in total pre-tax charges in the range of $135M-$160M. The third quarter pre-tax charges are estimated to be in the range of $55M-$77M with the majority of the remainder expected to be recorded in the fourth quarter.
News For MOS From The Last 14 Days
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October 30, 2014
07:06 EDTMOSMosaic sees FY14 CapEx $1B-$1.2B
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07:05 EDTMOSMosaic sees Q4 Potash total sales volume 2M-2.3M
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07:05 EDTMOSMosaic sees Q4 Phosphates totalsales volume 2.5M-2.8M
Mosaic's realized DAP price, FOB plant, for the fourth quarter is estimated to range from $430 to $450 per tonne. Mosaic's gross margin rate in the segment is expected to be in the mid-teens percent range during the fourth quarter. The operating rate in the segment is expected to be in the 70 to 80 percent range reflecting on-going production curtailment to limit high cost inventory build-up.
07:04 EDTMOSMosaic reports Q3 Phosphates sales $1.7B, 3.3M tonnes
Reports Q3 Potash sales $593M, 18M tonnes.
07:03 EDTMOSMosaic: Improving potash/phosphates demand continued
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07:03 EDTMOSMosaic reports Q3 EPS 54c, compared to 29c a year ago
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October 29, 2014
15:41 EDTMOSNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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07:16 EDTMOSMosaic volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Mosaic October weekly call option implied volatility is at 46, November is at 25, December is at 21, January is at 25; compares to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 30.
October 23, 2014
10:22 EDTMOSMosaic upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
October 20, 2014
09:32 EDTMOSMosaic upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital
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08:58 EDTMOSPartnerRe to provide $100M financing for Mosaic's home solar loan program
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