That’s not a good trend for nitrogen-using fertilizer makers. We’ve already seen some indication that steady profit growth may be ending, as fellow nitrogen fertilizer MLP CVR Partners LP (NYSE:UAN) reported results virtually identical to last year’s, instead of enjoying strong growth as it has in the past. The one thing in these companies’ favor is the simple fact that farmers need fertilizer, now perhaps more than ever in light of persistent droughts that are making every alternative to watering more valuable. That can help maintain Terra’s profitability in the face of rising input prices, but for how long? Farmers can only bend so far before their finances break.
Putting the pieces together
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