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Trans World Entertainment operates its business in two segments: For Your Entertainment (fye) and etailz, Inc. (etailz). The fye segment is a specialty retailer of entertainment products, including trend, video, music, electronics and related products. The fye segment operates a chain of retail entertainment stores and e-commerce sites, www.fye.com and www.secondspin.com. The etailz segment is a digital marketplace retailer and operates through Amazon Marketplace. According to our TWMC split history records, Trans World Entertainment has had 3 splits.
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Trans World Entertainment (TWMC) has 3 splits in our TWMC split history database. The first split for TWMC took place on December 16, 1997. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of TWMC owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 2000 share position following the split. TWMC's second split took place on September 16, 1998. This was a 3 for 2 split, meaning for each 2 shares of TWMC owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 2000 share position pre-split, became a 3000 share position following the split. TWMC's third split took place on August 15, 2019. This was a 1 for 20 reverse split, meaning for each 20 shares of TWMC owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 3000 share position pre-split, became a 150 share position following the split.

When a company such as Trans World Entertainment splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. When a company such as Trans World Entertainment 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 TWMC split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 150 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Trans World Entertainment shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of TWMC, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete TWMC split history. TWMC split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 10/20/2009
End date: 10/18/2019
Start price/share: $29.00
End price/share: $3.17
Starting shares: 344.83
Ending shares: 439.58
Dividends reinvested/share: $19.40
Total return: -86.07%
Average Annual Total Return: -17.89%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $1,393.03
Years: 10.00
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 10/20/2009
End date: 10/18/2019
Start price/share: $29.00
End price/share: $3.17
Dividends collected/share: $19.40
Total return: -22.17%
Average Annual Total Return: -2.48%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $7,779.24
Years: 10.00
Date Ratio
12/16/19972 for 1
09/16/19983 for 2
08/15/20191 for 20
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