Volatility has spiked over the last week with large swings in share prices both lower and higher. This could lead some to take up defensive positions for their portfolio. That means consumer staples and how many consumer staples can spout a 59 consecutive year dividend growth streak? The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) closed trading on Thursday, August 27th at $71.48 giving a current yield of 3.71%.
The following tables/graphs are taken from my personal stock analysis spreadsheet. Data for the stock analysis was sourced from The Procter & Gamble Company's investor relations page, Morningstar, and Yahoo Finance.
Historic Growth Rates:
Over the last decade, owners of Procter & Gamble have earned fairly poor returns. According to longrundata.com, PG has delivered investors a total return of just 71.0% or 5.5% 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 Procter & Gamble has delivered.
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