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If you invested $1,000 in Qantas (ASX:QAN) shares a decade ago, here’s what they would be worth now

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The Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) share price has travelled higher over the past decade, up around 70%. However, this figure could have been much higher if not for COVID-19.

During late December 2019, the Qantas share price was hovering above the $7.30 mark, before freefalling thereafter. While the airline’s shares have somewhat recovered, they are still a long way off those previous levels.

Nonetheless, we wind the clock back and see how much an investor would have made if they had invested $1,000 in Qantas shares a decade ago.

How much would your initial investment be worth now?

If you spent $1,000 on Qantas shares exactly 10 years ago, you would have picked them up for $1.615 apiece. The purchase would deliver approximately 619 shares without reinvesting the dividends.

Looking at yesterday’s closing price, the Qantas share price finished at $5.34. This means those 619 shares would be worth $3,305.46 (619 shares x $5.34).

In percentage terms, the initial investment implies a gain of around 230.54% or a yearly average return of 12.70%. Comparing that to the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO), the index has given back 5.84% over a 10-year period.

And the dividends?

Over the course of the last decade, Qantas has made a total of 8 bi-annual dividend payments from 2015 to 2019. Its most recent dividend distributions have been suspended due to the pandemic severely affecting its operations and bottom line.

Adding those 8 dividends payments gives us an amount of 86 cents per share. Calculating the number of shares owned against the total dividend payment gives us a figure of $532.34 (619 shares x 0.86).

When putting both the initial investment gains and dividend distribution, an investor would have made roughly $3,837.80.

Qantas share price snapshot

Over the past 12 months, the Qantas share price has moved 30% higher and is up around 10% year to date.

Qantas presides a market capitalisation of roughly $10 billion, with more than 1.8 billion shares on its registry.

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Motley Fool contributor Aaron Teboneras has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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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