These Are 5 Listed Companies with Positive 5-year Total Shareholder Return

Total shareholder return, or simply total return is the measurement of stock performance over time. It is the combination of share price appreciation and dividends paid to show the total return to the shareholder expressed as an annualized percentage. It is calculated by the growth in capital use in purchasing the share, with the assumption that all dividends are reinvested. This growth is expressed as a percentage as the compound annual growth rate.

Calculation of Total ShareInvestor Return allows share’s performance to be compared even though some of the shares may have high growth and low dividends while others may have low growth and high dividends. Let’s take a look at a few stocks with positive annualized total shareholder return. Data are as of 22nd February 2019.

1. ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited

ComfortDelGro Corporation is a multi-national land transport company with operation of 46,010 vehicles in seven countries. It was formed in March 2003 through a merger of Singapore-based land transport companies Comfort Group and DelGro Corporation.

The firm stands out among the best when it comes to dividend pay-out, with the dividend yield growing consistently since 2014. ComfortDelGro has returned 11% to investors in 2018, placing it at top few performing blue-chips. With the overall outlook for the transportation sector looking positive, there is possible further expansion this year. With that said, investors can expect the firm to continue growing regarding dividend pay-outs.

Based on historical data, ComfortDelGro seem to have positive return in majority of the period. Looking at the short-term return up to 20 days, investors can achieve 11.57% without any dividend. The returns only get higher in the medium-term return in 3 months and 1-year period (inclusive of dividend), but the return falls greatly during the 6 months period. The highest return can be seen in the long-term return at 5 years period. There is maximal dividend received as well as capital appreciation which results in a return of 47.71%, nearly half of your initial invested amount!

Looking at this, ComfortDelgro would be a better long-term investment than of a shorter period. Next, let’s look at the financials of the firm.

2. Thai Beverage

Thai Beverage, better known as ThaiBev, is Thailand’s largest and one of Southeast Asia’s largest beverage companies, with distilleries in Thailand, Scotland, and China. ThaiBev is also one of the top volume stock traded in the start of 2019, read more about the article here.

The counter closed at $0.61 at the end of 2018. However, Thai Beverage has been traded at high volume since the start of 2019, closing at $ 0.815 in mid-February. This translate into price change of more than 30%!

Similar to ComfortDelGro, ThaiBev have positive return in majority of the period. Looking at the short-term return up to 20 days, investors can achieve 13.19% in 5 days period and 14.58% in 20 days period without any dividend. The returns get higher in 3 months and 6 months period, before dropping at the 1 year and 2 years period mark due to capital depreciation. However, the return started increasing again from 5 years period, reaching its peak of 84.9% in 5 years.

It seems that ThaiBev is a counter suitable for both medium-term and long-term investing, although the maximum return is during the 5 years mark. Next, let’s look at the financials of the company.

3. Capitaland Mall Trust

Next up is the real estate investment trust that owns 16 malls in Singapore. CapitaLand Mall Trust is also the largest REIT in Singapore with a market capitalization of S$8.4 billion. The counter has been providing resilient yield to its investors. With the retail sector bottoming out in 2019, Capitaland Mall Trust will have the opportunities for much growth.

DBS stated that although the current expectation for Capitaland Mall Trust is low, it is only due to the market anticipating any rental reversion growth. Increase in retail also can also lead to further enhancement of investment merit for the company.

It has been a recovery year for the retail sector in 2018, it is by no surprise that more investors are including REIT into their portfolio. Looking at the historical data, Capitaland Mall Trust is a stock with returns that only get higher as the period progresses. Investor can look to achieve a return of up to 5.43% in the short-term period, up to 28.54% in the medium-term period and up to 56.49% in the long-term period of 5 years. The dividend also plays a huge part in achieving such high returns.

Capitaland Mall Trust definitely seems like a counter that should be hold for a longer term based on the historical data. Next, let’s look at the financials of the company.

4. Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd

Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited is a Hong Kong retail company with its legal base in Bermuda. A member of the Jardine Matheson Group, it is a major pan-Asian retailer involved in the processing and wholesaling of food and personal hygiene products in the Pacific region and in China.

Dairy Farm replaced Starhub in Straits Times Index in September 2018 and became the top performing stock in 2018. Singapore economy have witnessed growth in the domestic-oriented services for last year, leading to positive impact on the food services and retail sector. The counter has a 14% increase at 2018 closing compared to the start of the year.

Although Dairy Farm is one of the top performers in STI, there seem to be a very specific period in achieving return for the counter. Looking at the short-term return, the counter is not a counter with minimal return and even losses during this period. Even in medium-term return, the counter only achieved 10.14% at its best during the 1-year mark. However, looking at the long term of 3 years, investors can achieve a 58.55%, the optimal return compared to all other periods.

With that said, this counter is something you look at if you want to hold the counter for a long time. Next, let’s look at the financials of the company.

5. Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd

ST Engineering is an integrated engineering group in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. Headquartered in Singapore with a presence in more than 100 countries. Since the beginning of the year, its share price has risen close to 6.7% to $3.49 from $3.27.

It has been a relatively good year for the company with the profits constantly on the rise in their reports. The company seem to be a good prospect currently with the recent news of joint venture to explore satellite and space technology.

If you’re seeking short-term trading, then ST Engineering might not be the best option for you. Its short-term returns are mostly negative. The returns start to rise in the medium period, up to 14.79% in the 1-year mark. However, the maximal return of 50.96% is in the long-term returns at the 3 years marks.

It takes patience to achieve the best returns from the counter. Next, let’s look at the financials of the company.

Keep in mind that while historical data on shareholder returns can provide you with a sensing of the possible trend for the counter, the market condition might impact it as well. Therefore, it is essential that investors do their due diligence before purchasing the stock.

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