How did the Treasury Wine (ASX:TWE) share price perform in 2021?

The Treasury Wine Estates share price was bubbling in 2021.
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The Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) share price had a bumper year in 2021. The company is Australia’s largest wine company and a huge global player.

Shares in the winemaker flowed steadily to finish the year at $12.38, up nearly 32%. In comparison, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) returned 13%.

Let’s delve into the significant events that may have influenced the Treasury Wine share price movement this year.

What impacted the Treasury Wine share price this year?

Treasury Wine Estates boasts household names in popular Australian wines including Penfolds, Beringer, Lindemans, Wolf Blass and Rosemount Estate.

Overall, investors showed an outpouring of support for the winemaker, sending the company’s share price higher in a few bursts during the year.

Looking back at 2021, we see that February provided a major boost for shareholders. Company shares jumped more than 20% from $9.90 to $11.91 between market close on 16-18 February.

Investors responded positively to the 2021 interim results announcement. Despite underlying net profit after tax declining 24%, shareholders reacted well to the update. Net debt was down $403.7 million while the company declared a dividend of 15 cents per share.

May was also a superb month for the Treasury Wine share price. Shares exploded 11.46% between the close on May 12 and May 17 after an investor presentation. At the time, the company revealed its goal to drive growth, profit, efficient capital usage and strong shareholder returns.

The company’s share price also jumped in August after the company changed its dividend distribution to 13 cents per share and reported strong annual results.

For the 2021 financial year, Treasury Wine boosted its net profit after tax by 2%, up to $250 million. As my Foolish colleague James reported, the main driver of growth in the FY 2021 was the company’s North America business with strong support from its operations in Australia and New Zealand business. Shares hit a yearly high of $13.20 the day after these results were reported.

Shares in the company also soared almost 7% between the close on 17 November and 19 November off the back of two announcements.

The first was when Treasury Wine revealed it would acquire Frank Family Vineyards in California’s Napa Valley for $432 million. The company then hit the headlines on news its Penfold brand would partner with Blockbar to produce non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Blockbar is a leading NFT marketplace for luxury wines and spirits.

Foolish takeaway

The Treasury Wine share price performed 18% better than the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) in 2021.

Shares in the company were up 3.86% in the final month of the year.

The company has a market capitalisation of more than $8.9 billion based on the current share price.

Finally, as Motley Fool Australia reported on Friday, the team at Morgans believes the winemaker’s shares are undervalued given its recent restructuring. The broker is positive on the company’s future and has a $14.06 price target on the Treasure Wine share price.

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The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Treasury Wine Estates Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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