A distributor and producer of fertilizer, Mosaic Company just released its earnings for the previous two quarters. The company published its Q3 earnings on November 2, 2022, and its Q4 profits on February 7, 2023.
In Q3 2022, Mosaic Company reported net sales of $2.4 billion, an increase of 4% compared to the same period in the previous year. Gross margin increased by 2 percentage points to 17%, while adjusted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.43, up from $0.17 in Q3 2021. The company's phosphate segment saw higher sales volumes and prices, which drove the overall sales growth.
Moving on to Q4 2022, Mosaic Company recorded net revenues of $2.6 billion, up 8% from the same quarter the year prior. Adjusted EPS grew from $0.35 in Q4 2021 to $0.58, a 4 percentage point improvement in adjusted gross margin to 20%. While the phosphate portion of the corporation continued to do well, the potash segment witnessed increasing sales volumes and pricing.
While Mosaic Company's earnings have been positive over the last two quarters, the 10-day RSI Oscillator for MOS moved out of overbought territory on February 13, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is shifting from an upward trend to a downward trend.
Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 37 instances where the indicator moved out of the overbought zone. In 31 of the 37 cases, the stock moved lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of a move down at 84%.
Both net sales and gross margin increased during the most recent two quarters, according to Mosaic Company's earnings reports. The 10-day RSI Oscillator's recent rise out of overbought area, however, should alert traders that the stock may be transitioning to a bearish trend. Before making any trading decisions, traders may want to take into account this information and the analysis provided by Tickeron's A.I.dvisor.