BKI aims to generate an increasing income stream in the form of fully franked dividends, to the extent of available imputation tax credits, through long-term investment in a portfolio of assets that are also able to deliver long term capital growth to shareholders. All historical dividends paid have been fully franked.
As can be seen in the chart below, BKI has been able to increase Ordinary Dividends paid to shareholders through long term investing in good quality dividend paying companies. BKI has also distributed to shareholders eight fully franked Special Dividends since listing.
BKI has paid out $1.09 per share, or over $700m in dividends and franking credits to shareholders since listing in 2003*
*Includes FY2020 Final Dividend of 2.32cps and Final Special Dividend of 1.00cps.
An investment of $10,000 to purchase BKI shares upon listing in December 2003 would now be receiving fully franked dividends of $1,661pa.
The franking credits enhance the income by a further $712pa, assuming a tax rate of 30% (total income of $2,373).
The same investment in a term deposit (based on the cash rate + 0.50%) would be earning $234pa, pre tax and with no franking credits attached.
Source: BKI, Contact Asset Management, Factset. Assumes the reinvestment of dividends.