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Top 5 Companies in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Industry With the Lowest Return on Equity (RTK, IPI, AVD, MOS, AGU)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals industry with the lowest 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.

Rentech ranks lowest with a ROE of -26.1%. Following is Intrepid Potash with a ROE of 0.6%. American Vanguard ranks third lowest with a ROE of 1.0%.

Mosaic follows with a ROE of 10.5%, and Agrium rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 11.3%.

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Keywords: lowest return on equity amex:rtk rentech amex:ipi Intrepid Potash american vanguard Mosaic Agrium

Ticker(s): AVD MOS AGU