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Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) Share Price and News

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Fundamental Company Figures

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Market Cap $1.87 billion
P/E Ratio 59.52
Dividend Yield 1.70%
Shares Outstanding 302.34 million
Earnings per share 0.097
Dividend per share 0.10
Year To Date Return 13.31%
Earnings Yield 1.68%
Franking 100%

Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) Latest News

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Dividend Payment History

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Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
07 Sep 2020 $0.0500 100.00% Final 07 Oct 2020
11 Mar 2020 $0.0500 100.00% Interim 03 Apr 2020
09 Sep 2019 $0.0550 100.00% Final 01 Oct 2019
25 Mar 2019 $0.0550 100.00% Interim 16 Apr 2019
04 Sep 2018 $0.0550 100.00% Final 19 Sep 2018
06 Mar 2018 $0.0550 100.00% Interim 28 Mar 2018
29 Aug 2017 $0.0500 100.00% Final 13 Sep 2017
28 Feb 2017 $0.0500 100.00% Interim 15 Mar 2017
30 Aug 2016 $0.0500 100.00% Final 15 Sep 2016
01 Mar 2016 $0.0450 100.00% Interim 17 Mar 2016
02 Sep 2015 $0.0450 100.00% 18 Sep 2015
26 Feb 2015 $0.0400 100.00% 16 Mar 2015
28 Aug 2014 $0.0450 100.00% 15 Sep 2014
29 Aug 2012 $0.0350 100.00% Final 19 Sep 2012
28 Feb 2012 $0.0300 100.00% Interim 27 Mar 2012
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Yearly Dividend Payment Chart

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About Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA)

Bega Cheese Ltd (BGA) is an Australian food company primarily known for its range of cheese products. However, Bega’s portfolio also extends to butter, spreads, condiments and other pantry items. In 2017, Bega purchased the Mondelez Australian grocery business which included Kraft-branded peanut butter, cheeses and our Aussie national treasure, Vegemite.

Bega employs more than 500 staff in the Bega Valley on the south coast of New South Wales and around 20% of overall production is exported to over 50 countries across the globe. The company was founded as a dairy co-operative in 1899 and after listing on the ASX in 2011, Bega shares notched up impressive share price gains for shareholders in the ensuing years.

Share Price History

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Date Close Change % Change Volume Open High Low
25 Feb 2021 $6.20 $0.05 0.81% 2,045,200 $6.23 $6.31 $6.11
24 Feb 2021 $6.15 $0.36 6.22% 3,629,798 $5.76 $6.34 $5.76
23 Feb 2021 $5.79 $-0.07 -1.19% 613,098 $5.74 $5.82 $5.66
22 Feb 2021 $5.86 $0.04 0.69% 938,310 $5.75 $5.90 $5.75
19 Feb 2021 $5.82 $-0.05 -0.85% 1,046,708 $5.87 $5.90 $5.77
18 Feb 2021 $5.87 $0.02 0.34% 514,287 $5.81 $5.93 $5.79
17 Feb 2021 $5.85 $-0.04 -0.68% 301,888 $5.85 $5.93 $5.76
16 Feb 2021 $5.89 $0.01 0.17% 331,232 $5.90 $5.94 $5.83
15 Feb 2021 $5.88 $0.04 0.68% 738,325 $5.88 $5.99 $5.87
12 Feb 2021 $5.84 $0.00 0.00% 142,086 $5.80 $5.87 $5.80
11 Feb 2021 $5.84 $-0.05 -0.85% 431,491 $5.87 $5.91 $5.82
10 Feb 2021 $5.89 $0.13 2.26% 445,557 $5.80 $5.89 $5.75
09 Feb 2021 $5.76 $-0.02 -0.35% 687,005 $5.73 $5.82 $5.72
08 Feb 2021 $5.78 $-0.02 -0.34% 425,534 $5.79 $5.85 $5.75
05 Feb 2021 $5.80 $0.04 0.69% 648,716 $5.90 $5.92 $5.80
04 Feb 2021 $5.76 $-0.05 -0.86% 614,600 $5.82 $5.87 $5.76
03 Feb 2021 $5.81 $0.12 2.11% 849,925 $5.71 $5.99 $5.68
02 Feb 2021 $5.69 $0.06 1.07% 420,341 $5.63 $5.72 $5.61
01 Feb 2021 $5.63 $0.03 0.54% 346,317 $5.60 $5.66 $5.53
29 Jan 2021 $5.60 $0.09 1.63% 1,065,173 $5.55 $5.67 $5.53
28 Jan 2021 $5.51 $-0.02 -0.36% 640,036 $5.56 $5.61 $5.40
27 Jan 2021 $5.53 $0.17 3.17% 1,063,814 $5.41 $5.62 $5.41
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Director Transactions

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
24 Dec 2020 Peter Margin Buy 4 $25,070
23 Dec 2020 Peter Margin Buy 9 $48,942
21 Dec 2020 Raelene Murphy Issued 1 $9,163
21 Dec 2020 Terrence(Terry) O'Brien Issued 2 $13,749
21 Dec 2020 Patria Mann Issued 4 $20,447
21 Dec 2020 Barry Irvin Issued 11 $50,600
21 Dec 2020 Richard Cross Issued 5 $23,000
07 Oct 2020 Richard Cross Issued 1 $9,500
07 Oct 2020 Terrence(Terry) O'Brien Issued 124 $666
03 Apr 2020 Terrence(Terry) O'Brien Issued 158 $657
03 Apr 2020 Jefferson (Jeff) Odgers Issued 247 $1,028
13 Mar 2020 Richard Cross Sell 20 $90,432
04 Mar 2020 Barry Irvin Sell 700 $3,059,000
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Directors & Management

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Name Title StartDate Profile
Mr Peter Maxwell Margin Non-Executive Deputy Chairman,Non-Executive Director Jun 2011
Ms Raelene Margaret Murphy Non-Executive Director Jun 2015
Mr Terrence(Terry) Xavier O'Brien Non-Executive Director Sep 2017
Ms Patria Maija Mann Non-Executive Director Sep 2019
Mr Barry Andrew Irvin Executive Director,Executive Chairman Nov 2009
Mr Richard Dean Cross Non-Executive Director Dec 2011
Mr Colin Griffin Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary Jan 1993
Mr Brett Kelly Company Secretary Jan 2002
Mr Paul van Heerwaarden Chief Executive Officer Feb 2017
Paul van Heerwaarden Chief Executive Officer
Peter Findlay Chief Financial Officer
Colin Griffin Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary
Brett Kelly Company Secretary
Adam McNamara Executive General Manager - Bega Foods
Mark McDonald Executive General Manager - Dairy Ingredients
David McKinnon Executive General Manager - Human Resources
Hamish Reid Executive General Manager - Nutritionals
Antonietta Timms Executive General Manager - Operational Excellence
Stephen Rae Executive General Manager - Strategy
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Top Share Holders

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Name Shares Capital
Ethical Partners Funds Management Pty Limited 17,866,877 8.30%
Perpetual Limited 16,179,058 7.50%
Vinva Investment Management Limited 8,787,619 4.10%
Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited 7,465,328 3.50%
Spheria Asset Management Pty Limited 7,027,618 3.30%
The Vanguard Group Inc 6,155,175 2.90%
Vanguard Investments Australia Limited 5,478,410 2.60%
BlackRock Investments LLC 4,063,737 1.90%
Argo Investments Limited 3,568,294 1.70%
Messrs Roy A & Anthony P Medich 2,742,360 1.30%
Realindex Investments Pty Limited 2,708,415 1.30%
Jerang Pty Limited 2,668,995 1.20%
IFM Investors Pty Limited 2,203,699 1.00%
AMP Capital Investors Limited 2,196,695 1.00%
JL & KD Kimber 2,142,923 1.00%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 2,042,102 1.00%
State Street Global Advisors Australia Limited 2,027,678 0.90%
Mr Richard E Platts 2,020,000 0.90%
Aljo Pastoral Pty Limited 2,007,841 0.90%
Norges Bank Investment Management 1,918,812 0.90%
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FAQ

Will Bega pay a dividend in 2020?

Bega’s most recent dividend payment was for 5 cents per share, paid on 3 April 2020. This was Bega’s FY20 interim dividend and came fully franked. 

Does Bega offer a DRP?

Yes, Bega offers a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) as an alternative to receiving cash dividends on Bega ordinary shares.