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“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”

— Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett investment philosophy calls for a long-term investment horizon, where a ten year holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Newmont Corp (NYSE: NEM)? Today, we examine the outcome of a ten year investment into the stock back in 2013.

Start date: 07/25/2013


End date: 07/24/2023
Start price/share: $29.93
End price/share: $43.23
Starting shares: 334.11
Ending shares: 412.91
Dividends reinvested/share: $9.39
Total return: 78.50%
Average annual return: 5.96%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $17,843.84

The above analysis shows the ten year investment result worked out well, with an annualized rate of return of 5.96%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $17,843.84 today (as of 07/24/2023). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 78.50% (something to think about: how might NEM shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]

Notice that Newmont Corp paid investors a total of $9.39/share in dividends over the 10 holding period, marking a second component of the total return beyond share price change alone. Much like watering a tree, reinvesting dividends can help an investment to grow over time — for the above calculations we assume dividend reinvestment (and for this exercise the closing price on ex-date is used for the reinvestment of a given dividend).

Based upon the most recent annualized dividend rate of 1.6/share, we calculate that NEM has a current yield of approximately 3.70%. Another interesting datapoint we can examine is ‘yield on cost’ — in other words, we can express the current annualized dividend of 1.6 against the original $29.93/share purchase price. This works out to a yield on cost of 12.36%.

One more piece of investment wisdom to leave you with:
“The stock market is a device to transfer money from the impatient to the patient.” — Warren Buffett