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USAT (USAT) has 2 splits in our USAT split history database. The first split for USAT took place on February 08, 1999. This was a 4 for 1 split, meaning for each share of USAT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 4 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 4000 share position following the split. USAT's second split took place on February 17, 2006. This was a 1 for 100 reverse split, meaning for each 100 shares of USAT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 4000 share position pre-split, became a 40 share position following the split.
When a company such as USAT splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. When a company such as USAT conducts a reverse share split, it is usually because shares have fallen to a lower per-share pricepoint than the company would like. This can be important because, for example, certain types of mutual funds might have a limit governing which stocks they may buy, based upon per-share price. The $5 and $10 pricepoints tend to be important in this regard. Stock exchanges also tend to look at per-share price, setting a lower limit for listing eligibility. So when a company does a reverse split, it is looking mathematically at the market capitalization before and after the reverse split takes place, and concluding that if the market capitilization remains stable, the reduced share count should result in a higher price per share.
Looking at the USAT split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 40 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into USAT shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of USAT, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete USAT split history.
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested
|Average Annual Total Return:||19.35%|
|USA Technologies is a provider of technology-enabled integrated solutions that facilitate electronic payments within the unattended point of sale market. Co. is also a provider in the small ticket beverage and food vending industry and is offering solutions and services in other unattended and self-service market segments, such as amusement, commercial laundry, air/vac, car wash, kiosk and others. Co.'s systems allow distributed assets to accept cashless payments such as through the use of credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payments and support end-to-end logistics with cloud-based software services for advanced analytics, operational scheduling, and automated pre-kitting, among others. According to our USAT split history records, USAT has had 2 splits.|
|USAT Split History Table|
|02/08/1999||4 for 1|
|02/17/2006||1 for 100|
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