Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Long Term View: PGG Wrightson 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.

PGG Wrightson Ltd [PGW.NZ] has been a poorly performing stock since its January 1982 listing . We will make our comparison at an adjusted share price of 50c*. $1.13c in net dividends** a 5:4 share spilt in 2010, a 9:8 split in 1994 and a 9:8 split in 1992 and 30% more in tax credits (see chart above)gives PGW a 240% return (see chart below for the share price percentage gain against the average of all NZX indexes - does not include dividends, tax credits and the share split in its calculation) and over the nearly 28 year listing*** of PGW an approximate annual net return of 15%.

This is approximately a 3% less return when compared to the average of all NZX indexes.

Earliest available data for share price from 1991*
Dividend records go back to 1994**
Our comparison is for 16 years. All relevant available data to show the return for PGW dates from and includes 1994

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c Share Investor 2010

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