Board members...Since 6/17/04 SFL has paid out a total of $11.36 per share in dividends...! On 6/17/04 SFL's share price was about $8.18 a share...! If my math is correct that is a return of 138% in about 6 years on just the dividends (if an investor bought in at $8.18)...! If we add back capital gains at todays price it would be a return of 236% in about 6 years (almost 40% return a year)...! Please remember that some SFL investors got some or all of their shares free on spin-offs from FRO...! If you are a SFL share holder you are a member of "The SFL Cash Machine"...!
I bought SDRL with a 10.8% return. Figure it will return my intial investment in 5-6 years. SDRL is the state of the art deepwater driller with complimenting drilling services. Contract backlog more than sufficient to continue business model and dividends. JF thinks outside the box!
Dennis...I agree, I also believe that some day investors will look back to the "Good Old Days" when investors could get high yield dividends and strong growth...! Here are my current holdings and their yields; RSO 15.7%, ARR 19.8%, AGNC 20%, HTS 14.8%, CIM 16.9%, CYS 17.9% SFL 6.9%, SDRL 8% and DBA 0% (DBA is a trading position)...! I am showing very strong capital gains on ARR, AGNC, CIM and SFL (without any dividend add backs)...! This will not last forever....however, on SFL and SDRL I look for strong forward growth and future dividend increases...! Your entry point on SDRL is a better than mine (smart buy)...! Good luck to all...!
Correction (bad math again)...It looks like a total gain of $22.49 a share (capital gains+ dividends=$30.67-$8.18=$22.49)....would be a total return of 274% in 6 years for a return of about 45% a year...! If I am right this time (???)...the "SFL Cash Machine" just got better...!
...."Correction (bad math again)...It looks like a total gain of $22.49 a share (capital gains+ dividends=$30.67-$8.18=$22.49)....would be a total return of 274% in 6 years for a return of about 45% a year...! If I am right this time (???)...the "SFL Cash Machine" just got better...!"...
stagg, don't worry about leaving a few sheckles on the table, your point is well taken, but you forgot to point out that the Golden Goose will keep pumping out the goodies at least thru the next 13-15 years providing you don't take allnuts and sid66's advice too seriously. They can be detrimental to your wealth.