Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Long Term View: Fletcher Building Ltd

In this series of posts I am going to be looking at stocks listed on the NZX in relation to their returns to shareholders over the life of their listing -what shareholders would now see in their back pockets if they had invested in the company IPO.

The calculation of returns includes dividends and tax credits.

Fletcher Building Ltd [FBU.NZ] has been very good to its shareholders in terms of returns since its forerunners NZX listing in the 1940s - we will only be looking at the last 9 years of available data since FBU became a fully separate company and listed in March 2001 at $2.25. With $NZ 3.17 cents in net dividends (see chart above) paid and another 33% of that figure gained for those eligible for associated tax credits, a slightly more than 550% return (see chart below for the share price percentage gain against the average of all NZX indexes) over the 9 year available data gives an approximate annual net return of just over 61%.

This is more than 6 times better than the return from the average of all NZX indexes.

Long Term View Series

Auckland International Airport
Air New Zealand
Briscoe Group Ltd
Contact Energy Ltd
Delegats Group Ltd
EBOS Group Ltd
Fletcher Building Ltd
Fisher & Paykel Appliances
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Freightways Ltd
Goodman Fielder Ltd
Hellaby Holdings Ltd
Mainfreight Ltd
Metlifecare Ltd
New Zealand Refining Ltd
Port Of Tauranga Ltd
Pumpkin Patch Ltd
Restaurant Brands Ltd
Ryman Healthcare Ltd
Sanford Ltd
Sky City Entertainment Group Ltd
Sky Network Television Ltd
Telecom NZ Ltd
Telstra Corp Ltd
The Warehouse Group Ltd

Fletcher Building @ Share Investor

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The story of his family and their company is told in Fletchers: a Centennial History of Fletcher Building by Paul Goldsmith

Fletchers: A Centennial History of Fletcher Building

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