CSR

Of the five major building materials companies, CSR is now the smallest by market capitalisation. If you bought its stock ten years ago, your annual percentage return has been a big, round zero. No wonder it was our least preferred stock in the Building materials roundup from 15 Jan 10 (Avoid – $1.98). Taking into account a capital return and a 3-for-1 share consolidation, the stock has fallen 54% since then. The sale of CSR’s sugar business Sucrogen in 2010 – the source of the capital return – did little to alleviate shareholder suffering. In fact, the company’s woes have...

Of the five major building materials companies, CSR is now the smallest by market capitalisation. If you bought its stock ten years ago, your annual percentage return has been a big, round zero. No wonder it was our least preferred stock in the Building materials roundup from 15 Jan 10 (Avoid – $1.98). Taking into account a capital return and a 3-for-1 share consolidation, the stock has fallen 54% since then.

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