Moscow, 21 June 2019 – ALROSA, the world’s largest diamond mining company, ranked fourth globally and first in Russia among mining companies by total shareholder return (TSR) in the 2019 Value Creators report, a ranking compiled by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). TSR is a key metric that shows the return to a company's shareholder, combining share price movements and dividends paid.
The 2019 Value Creators ranking covers companies whose capitalisation exceeds USD 3.5 bn. According to the BCG analysts, ALROSA delivered an average TSR of 29.9% over the five years from 2014 through 2018, well above the industry’s median of 3.1%.
The Value Creators Rankings have been published annually since 1999. This year, it covered around 2,250 companies that trade at least 20% of their shares in public capital markets and have been listed on a world stock exchange for the last five years. The companies are organised into 33 industry groups and ranked based on the average annual TSR performance.
In 2018, ALROSA’s TSR amounted to 46%, while its market cap as at the end of the year grew almost by a third, surpassing RUB 726 bn. In April, ALROSA’s Supervisory Board recommended to distribute RUB 30.3 bn as dividends for 2H 2018. Together with the dividends for the first half of the year, the total dividend payout for 2018 amounted to RUB 73.9 bn, which is an all-time high for the Company.
In early June 2019, ALROSA scored among the best companies globally as part of the international Extel Survey of analysts and investors held in 2019.