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Performance Table: Capital Appreciation and Dividend Income Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
The associated performance results with the earnings and price correlated graph, validates the above discussion regarding the two components of total return: Capital appreciation and dividend income. Dividends are included in the total return calculation and are assumed paid, but not reinvested.
When presented separately like this, the additional rate of return a dividend paying stock produces for shareholders becomes undeniably evident. In addition to the 13.8% capital appreciation (Closing Annualized ROR), long-term shareholders of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. would have received an additional $22,563.25 in dividends that increased their total return from 13.8% to 14.2% per annum.
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