RPM is owned by nearly 740 institutions and about 160,000 individual investors. It's also a favorite among investment clubs, particularly those of BetterInvesting.
So, what compels these investors to hold RPM in their portfolios? Learn the five primary reasons.
1. GROWTH STRATEGY
RPM’s growth strategy includes internal initiatives and a robust acquisition program. Internal growth is generated by developing innovative products, expanding into new markets and winning market share. Acquisitions add successful companies that are leaders in their respective niche markets. Their growth is accelerated as part of RPM.
2. PROFIT MARGIN EXPANSION
RPM is implementing a Margin Acceleration Plan (MAP to Growth), which includes structural, leadership and operational initiatives that will free up internal resources to better serve customers and create greater value for shareholders.
3. STRATEGIC BALANCE
RPM maintains a deliberate strategic balance among its consumer, construction products, performance coatings and specialty products segments. This balance serves RPM and its shareholders well, particularly during challenging economic times when weakness in one segment will be offset by strength in the others.
4. LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE
The combination of stock price appreciation and a growing cash dividend provides superior, long-term returns to shareholders. Over the last 10 years, RPM’s cumulative total return has outpaced the S&P 500 by 44% and its peers by 19%.
5. DIVIDEND RECORD
The hallmark of RPM is its tremendous record of increasing its dividend for 46 consecutive years. Fewer than 50 of the thousands of publicly traded U.S. companies can boast of a dividend track record equal to or better than RPM.
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in coatings, sealants, building materials and related services. From homes to precious landmarks worldwide, their brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to protect, improve and beautify. Among its leading consumer brands are Rust-Oleum, DAP and Zinsser. Learn more about RPM brands >>
RPM is a compelling long-term investment.
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