$100 invested in Nike (IPO:1980) is now $6.07M, while in Alphabet (Google; IPO:2004) it is $2.6K. $100 in Walmart IPO in 1957 is now $1.24M while in Amazon (IPO:1997) it is worth $120.6K. In both cases the time period is obviously not similar. $100 invested in Apple (IPO:2002) is currently $43.4K. So what is the point? First, Tech companies are historically not the best Return on Investments (at IPO for retail investors, VC’s typically would have taken their share out during the IPO itself).
Howmuch did a analysis (cash and dividend paid out by each company is taken out of the equation and not reinvested/stock split etc taken into account for each $100 worth of stocks ) and found that the best returns came from Nike and Walmart, Coca Cola fares better than Starbucks and Microsoft tops the tech-pack with a value of $148.4K.
It is an interesting question to check out and see the results for. I do think that value of tech companies will show significant growth in the next decade or so as we wean ourselves from legacy industries. What will happen when each sneaker is customised and made-for-one using 3D printing or when Amazon Go rolls our thousands of high-tech self serve shops without checkout lines?
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