At this point I don't think anyone has escaped notice that the markets have been on a whirlwind over the past week with the DJIA dropping almost 1,100 points in early trading Monday morning. However, that just means that excellent companies are offering up much better long term valuation prospects. One such company that has been on my target list for a while now has been The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM). J.M. Smucker closed trading on Tuesday, August 25th at $106.85 giving a current yield of 2.51%.
The following tables/graphs are taken from my personal stock analysis spreadsheet. Data for the stock analysis was sourced from The J.M. Smucker Company's investor relations page, Morningstar, and Yahoo Finance.
Historic Growth Rates:
Historically, owners of J.M. Smucker have earned solid returns. According to longrundata.com, SJM has delivered investors a total return of 219.6% or 12.3% annualized returns over the last 10 years. Those numbers are market returns at specific snapshots in time and aren't necessarily indicative of the business results over the same time period. Looking at the historic growth rates for per share dividends, earnings, revenue, and free cash flow gives a better idea of the true operational results that J.M. Smucker has delivered.
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