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Compass Minerals International has the Highest Return on Equity in the Diversified Metals & Mining Industry (CMP, SCCO, MTRN, GSM, FCX)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Diversified Metals & Mining industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Compass Minerals International ranks highest with a ROE of 29.2%. Southern Copper is next with a ROE of 18.0%. Materion ranks third highest with a ROE of 7.8%.

Globe Specialty Metals follows with a ROE of 6.1%, and Freeport-McMoRan rounds out the top five with a ROE of -67.7%.

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