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Kadant is a supplier of equipment and components used in process industries worldwide. Through its Papermaking Systems segment, Co. develops, manufactures, and markets equipment and products for the global papermaking, paper recycling, recycling and waste management, and other process industries. Through its Wood Processing Systems segment, Co. develops, manufactures, and markets stranders and related equipment used in the production of oriented strand board. Through its Fiber-based Products business, Co. manufactures and sells granules derived from papermaking by-products for use as carriers for agricultural, home lawn and garden and lawn, turf and ornamental applications. According to our KAI split history records, Kadant has had 1 split.
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Kadant (KAI) has 1 split in our KAI split history database. The split for KAI took place on July 12, 2001. This was a 1 for 5 reverse split, meaning for each 5 shares of KAI owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 200 share position following the split.

When a company such as Kadant conducts a reverse share split, it is usually because shares have fallen to a lower per-share pricepoint than the company would like. This can be important because, for example, certain types of mutual funds might have a limit governing which stocks they may buy, based upon per-share price. The $5 and $10 pricepoints tend to be important in this regard. Stock exchanges also tend to look at per-share price, setting a lower limit for listing eligibility. So when a company does a reverse split, it is looking mathematically at the market capitalization before and after the reverse split takes place, and concluding that if the market capitilization remains stable, the reduced share count should result in a higher price per share. Looking at the KAI split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 200 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Kadant shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of KAI, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete KAI split history. KAI split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 04/20/2009
End date: 04/17/2019
Start price/share: $10.50
End price/share: $95.38
Starting shares: 952.38
Ending shares: 1,036.28
Dividends reinvested/share: $4.49
Total return: 888.40%
Average Annual Total Return: 25.75%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $98,811.46
Years: 10.00
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 04/20/2009
End date: 04/17/2019
Start price/share: $10.50
End price/share: $95.38
Dividends collected/share: $4.49
Total return: 851.14%
Average Annual Total Return: 25.27%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $95,104.86
Years: 10.00
Date Ratio
07/12/20011 for 5
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