“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
— Warren Buffett
The Warren Buffett investment philosophy calls for a long-term investment horizon, where a twenty year holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB)? Today, we examine the outcome of a twenty year investment into the stock back in 2000.
|Average annual return:||13.85%|
As shown above, the twenty year investment result worked out quite well, with an annualized rate of return of 13.85%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 20 years ago into $133,958.22 today (as of 10/09/2020). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 1,239.25% (something to think about: how might ALB shares perform over the next 20 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]
Beyond share price change, another component of ALB’s total return these past 20 years has been the payment by Albemarle Corp. of $14.94/share in dividends to shareholders. Automatic reinvestment of dividends can be a wonderful way to compound returns, and for the above calculations we presume that dividends are reinvested into additional shares of stock. (For the purpose of these calcuations, the closing price on ex-date is used).
Based upon the most recent annualized dividend rate of 1.54/share, we calculate that ALB has a current yield of approximately 1.60%. Another interesting datapoint we can examine is ‘yield on cost’ — in other words, we can express the current annualized dividend of 1.54 against the original $10.00/share purchase price. This works out to a yield on cost of 16.00%.
More investment wisdom to ponder:
“Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” — Donald Trump