With an appreciating stock price and a growing cash dividend that result in long-term value for shareholders, investment in RPM’s stock is attractive to individual and institutional investors alike. Over the past 10 years, RPM’s total return—share price appreciation, plus dividends reinvested—has outpaced the S&P 500 by 44% and its peers by 19%, as shown in the graph.
*Comparison of cumulative total return between RPM International Inc., the S&P 500 Index and a customized peer group.
The graph above compares the cumulative ten-year total return provided stockholders on RPM International Inc.’s common stock relative to the cumulative total returns of the S&P 500 Index and a customized peer group of companies that includes: AkzoNobel N.V., Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., Ferro Corporation, GCP Applied Technologies Inc., H.B. Fuller Company, Masco Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc. and The Sherwin-Williams Company. An investment of $100 (with reinvestment of all dividends) is assumed to have been made in RPM common stock, the peer group, and the index on 5/31/2010, and their relative performance is tracked through 5/31/2020.