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Study says Canadian family operated businesses outperform TSX index

Businesses have achieved an absolute return rate of 206% over the last 13 years.

September 11, 2018   by CP STAFF

TORONTO — A study from the National Bank of Canada says the country’s 43 most prominent family-controlled businesses outperformed the S&P TSX composite index.

The bank’s analysis of companies including Bombardier Inc., Loblaw Companies Ltd., Rogers Communications Inc. and Shopify Inc. says the businesses have achieved an absolute return rate of 206% over the last 13 years.

That rate is higher than the 133% S&P TSX composite total return over the same period between June 2005 and June 2018.

The study also says returns for the family-run companies were about 9% on an annualized basis, compared to 6.7% for the S&P TSX composite total return index.

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The bank’s conclusions are based on an analysis of companies where a founding family or founder controls 10 per cent or more voting rights or an individual and related entities with ownership controls 33.3% or more of voting rights.


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