Computershare Ltd (ASX: CPU) Share Price and News

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Market Cap $10.90 billion
P/E Ratio 39.68
Dividend Yield 2.53%
Shares Outstanding 603.73 million
Earnings per share 0.338
Dividend per share 0.46
Year To Date Return 28.38%
Earnings Yield 2.52%
Franking 60%
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Computershare Ltd (ASX: CPU)
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Dividend Payment History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
17 Aug 2021 $0.2300 60.00% Final 13 Sep 2021
16 Feb 2021 $0.2300 100.00% Interim 18 Mar 2021
18 Aug 2020 $0.2300 30.00% Final 14 Sep 2020
18 Feb 2020 $0.2300 30.00% Interim 19 Mar 2020
20 Aug 2019 $0.2300 30.00% Final 16 Sep 2019
19 Feb 2019 $0.2100 30.00% Interim 15 Mar 2019
21 Aug 2018 $0.2100 100.00% Final 17 Sep 2018
20 Feb 2018 $0.1900 0.00% Interim 16 Mar 2018
22 Aug 2017 $0.1900 0.00% Final 18 Sep 2017
24 Feb 2017 $0.1700 30.00% Interim 22 Mar 2017
16 Aug 2016 $0.1700 20.00% Final 13 Sep 2016
18 Feb 2016 $0.1600 100.00% Interim 16 Mar 2016
18 Aug 2015 $0.1600 25.00% 15 Sep 2015
19 Feb 2015 $0.1500 20.00% 18 Mar 2015
19 Aug 2014 $0.1500 20.00% Final 16 Sep 2014
18 Feb 2014 $0.1400 20.00% Interim 18 Mar 2014
20 Aug 2013 $0.1400 20.00% Final 17 Sep 2013
19 Feb 2013 $0.1400 20.00% Interim 19 Mar 2013
16 Feb 2010 $0.1400 50.00% Interim 16 Mar 2010
01 Sep 2008 $0.1100 30.00% Final 19 Sep 2008
26 Feb 2008 $0.1000 20.00% Interim 25 Mar 2008
02 Mar 2005 $0.0500 10.00% 01 Apr 2005

CPU ASX Announcements

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About Computershare Ltd

Computershare Limited (CPU) is the largest share registry business in the world. The company also specialises in employee equity plans, corporate trust, mortgage, bankruptcy, and a range of other financial and governance services.

Computershare was founded as one of Melbourne’s first start-up technology companies in 1978 with the ambition to provide computer services to businesses that needed to automate processes. However, the company eventually progressed to share registry, and today manages over 75 million customer records with 12,000 staff across all of the major financial markets.

Computershare is the most common share registry used by Australian companies listed on the ASX. Therefore, many Aussie investors hold an account with Computershare to manage information and preferences, access distribution statements, and carry out several other functions.

CPU Share Price History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Close Change % Change Volume Open High Low
22 Oct 2021 $18.06 $-0.04 -0.22% 1,248,100 $17.86 $18.13 $17.79
21 Oct 2021 $18.10 $0.01 0.06% 1,455,078 $18.09 $18.15 $17.89
20 Oct 2021 $18.09 $-0.08 -0.44% 1,082,668 $18.28 $18.31 $18.05
19 Oct 2021 $18.17 $0.07 0.39% 1,033,220 $18.08 $18.33 $18.04
18 Oct 2021 $18.10 $0.13 0.72% 828,184 $17.98 $18.11 $17.80
15 Oct 2021 $17.97 $0.22 1.24% 1,504,010 $17.80 $18.10 $17.80
14 Oct 2021 $17.75 $0.12 0.68% 1,255,420 $17.65 $17.87 $17.57
13 Oct 2021 $17.63 $-0.12 -0.68% 1,521,857 $17.47 $17.67 $17.45
12 Oct 2021 $17.75 $-0.31 -1.72% 2,093,739 $17.86 $17.96 $17.46
11 Oct 2021 $18.06 $-0.19 -1.04% 1,358,486 $18.20 $18.34 $17.89
08 Oct 2021 $18.25 $0.31 1.73% 1,277,984 $17.99 $18.28 $17.94
07 Oct 2021 $17.94 $-0.01 -0.06% 1,075,213 $17.87 $18.08 $17.87
06 Oct 2021 $17.95 $0.19 1.07% 1,390,998 $18.03 $18.16 $17.84
05 Oct 2021 $17.76 $-0.24 -1.33% 3,849,310 $17.79 $17.87 $17.69
04 Oct 2021 $18.00 $-0.14 -0.77% 704,393 $18.05 $18.23 $17.79
01 Oct 2021 $18.14 $-0.08 -0.44% 1,264,162 $17.93 $18.23 $17.92
30 Sep 2021 $18.22 $0.09 0.50% 2,023,821 $18.17 $18.38 $18.10
29 Sep 2021 $18.13 $0.12 0.67% 2,073,560 $17.75 $18.19 $17.75
28 Sep 2021 $18.01 $-0.05 -0.28% 1,705,795 $17.82 $18.07 $17.71
27 Sep 2021 $18.06 $0.16 0.89% 2,306,742 $18.06 $18.32 $17.90
24 Sep 2021 $17.90 $0.97 5.73% 3,769,170 $17.49 $17.95 $17.40
23 Sep 2021 $16.93 $0.60 3.67% 3,067,517 $16.47 $17.22 $16.44
22 Sep 2021 $16.33 $-0.18 -1.09% 1,151,592 $16.28 $16.59 $16.24

Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
13 Sep 2021 Abigail (Abi) Cleland Issued 196 $3,220
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP).
02 Sep 2021 Stuart Irving Sell 78 $1,294,634
On-market trade.
02 Sep 2021 Stuart Irving Expiry 129 $2,138,868
As advised by the company. 661,658 - share appreciation rights & performance rights
lapsing of 129,707 performance rights
28 Apr 2021 Lisa Gay Issued 2 $30,338
Rights issue.
28 Apr 2021 Christopher Morris Issued 1 $14,170,359
Rights issue.
28 Apr 2021 Simon Jones Issued 5 $71,787
Rights issue.
28 Apr 2021 Tiffany Fuller Issued 1 $22,330
Rights issue.
28 Apr 2021 Abigail (Abi) Cleland Issued 1 $19,322
Rights issue.
18 Mar 2021 Abigail (Abi) Cleland Issued 208 $2,839
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP).
07 Dec 2020 Stuart Irving Issued 48 $699,771
Issue of securities.
07 Dec 2020 Stuart Irving Issued 471 $6,780,783
Issue of securities. 791,365 - share appreciation rights & performance rights

Directors & Management Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Title Start Date Profile
Ms Lisa Mary Gay Non-Executive Director Feb 2018
Ms Gay is a highly regarded business leader with extensive financial services experience in funds management, investment banking, and stockbroking. She was formerly Chair of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's Markets Disciplinary Panel and Deputy Chair of the Indigenous Land Corporation. From 1990-2010 Lisa was general counsel and managing director of Goldman Sachs Group Australia. Other directorships and offices held by her are as Acting Chair of Victoria Funds Management Corporation, Non-executive Director of Koda Capital, Member of the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria. She is Chair of the People and Culture Committee
Mr Christopher John Morris Non-Executive Director Oct 1978
Mr Morris has worked across the global securities industry for more than 30 years. His knowledge, long-term strategic vision and passion for the industry have been instrumental in transforming Computershare from an Australian business into a successful global public Company. Other directorships and offices held by hima re as Non-Executive Chairman of Smart Parking Limited (appointed in 2009)
Mr Simon David Jones Non-Executive ChairmanNon-Executive Director Nov 2005
Mr Jones is a chartered accountant with experience in investment advisory, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, audit and venture capital. He was previously a Managing Director of N.M. Rothschild and Sons (Australia) and Head of Audit and Business Advisory (Australia & New Zealand) and Corporate Finance (Melbourne) at Arthur Andersen. Other directorships and offices held by him are as Director of Canterbury Partners, Chairman of the Advisory Board of MAB Corporation Pty Ltd. He is Member of the People and Culture Committee
Dr Paul Joseph Reynolds Non-Executive Director Oct 2018
Mr Reynolds has gained leadership skills from his previous experience in CEO and Chairman positions with complex, large-scale infrastructure enterprises. He was a member of the board at British Telecom from 2001-2007 and CEO of one of its largest businesses, BT Wholesale, where he led the global technology divisions and many of its biggest transformation programs. From 2007-2012, he was CEO of Telecom New Zealand, during the world's first structural separation into independent retail and network companies. He is based in the UK. Other directorships and offices held by him are as Non-Executive Chairman of 9 Spokes Limited (appointed in 2014), Non-Executive Chairman of STV Group plc, Non-Executive Director of Talk Talk Telecom Group Limited.
Ms Tiffany Lee Fuller Non-Executive Director Oct 2014
Ms Fuller is an experienced public company non-executive director with experience in chartered accounting, corporate finance, investment banking, funds management and management consulting in Australia and globally. Tiffany's skills include finance and accounting, strategy, M&A, risk and governance. Her career includes roles at Arthur Andersen and Rothschild and spans multiple industry sectors including financial services, technology, retail, resources and telecommunications. Other directorships and offices held by her are as Non-Executive Director of Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Company Limited (appointed in 2017), Non-Executive Director of Smart Parking Limited (resigned December 2020)
Ms Abigail (Abi) Pip Cleland Non-Executive Director Feb 2018
Ms Cleland has global experience in strategy, M&A, digital and business growth. She has held senior executive roles in the industrial, retail, agriculture and financial services sectors at companies including ANZ, Amcor, Incitec Pivot, Caltex after starting her career at BHP. Over the last five years she set up and ran an advisory and management business, Absolute Partners which focused on strategy, M&A and building businesses leveraging disruptive changes. Other directorships and offices held by her are as Non-Executive Director of Orora Limited (appointed in 2014), Non-Executive Director of Sydney Airport Limited (appointed in 2018), Non-Executive Director of Coles Group Limited (appointed in 2018). She is Member of the People and Culture Committee
Mr Stuart Irving Chief Executive OfficerExecutive Director Jul 2014
Mr Irving held a number of roles at The Royal Bank of Scotland before joining Computershare as IT Development Manager in the UK. Stuart subsequently worked in South Africa, Canada and the US before becoming Chief Information Officer for North America in 2005 and then the Computershare Group's Chief Information Officer in 2008
Mr Joseph Mark Velli Non-Executive Director Oct 2014
Mr Velli is a retired financial services and technology executive with extensive securities servicing, M&A and public board experience. For most of his career, Mr Velli served as Senior Executive Vice President of The Bank of New York and as a member of the Bank's Senior Policy Committee. During his 22-year tenure with the Bank, Mr Velli's responsibilities included heading Global Issuer Services, Global Custody and related Investor Services, Global Liquidity Services, Pension and 401k Services, Consumer and Retail Banking, Correspondent Clearing and Securities Services. Most recently Mr Velli served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Convergex Group. Other directorships and offices held by him are as Non-Executive Director of Paychex, Inc. Non-Executive Director of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation. He is a Member of the People and Culture Committee

Mr John Nendick Non-Executive Director Sep 2021
Mr Nendick is a senior finance executive with experience in advising clients on the impact of new technologies on existing business models and cross-border transactions. He also has knowledge in new business models, global financial, accounting and audit matters, transactions and technology; and Technology, Media and Telecomm (TMT) trends globally. He was, until recently, the Deputy Global Leader of EY's TMT business and served on EY's Global Practice Group.
Mr Dominic Matthew Horsley Company Secretary Jun 2006
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Nick Oldfield Chief Financial Officer
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Dominic Matthew Horsley Company Secretary
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Mark L McDougall Global Chief Information Officer
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Naz Sarkar Global Head of Issuer Services
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Top Shareholders Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Shares Capital
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 165,229,433 27.37%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 147,945,511 24.51%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 71,337,633 11.82%
Christopher John Morris 32,091,083 5.32%
National Nominees Limited 20,254,757 3.35%
Welas Pty Ltd 19,461,364 3.22%
Penelope Maclagan 10,875,603 1.80%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Agency Lending DRP A/C> 8,992,133 1.49%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <DRP> 6,053,457 1.00%
Argo Investments Limited 5,458,117 0.90%
CPU Share Plans Pty Limited 4,010,221 0.66%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 3,630,000 0.60%
Computershare Clearing Pty Ltd 3,622,483 0.60%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Six SIS Ltd <DRP A/C> 3,258,869 0.54%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <NT Comnwlth Super Corp A/C> 3,222,214 0.53%
Netwealth Investments Limited <Wrap Services A/C> 2,805,641 0.46%
Fraser Island Pty Ltd <Fraser Island Unit A/C> 2,558,093 0.42%
Ms Michele Jean O'Halloran 2,198,638 0.36%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Hub24 Custodial Serv Ltd <DRP A/C> 1,693,742 0.28%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State INV A/C> 1,680,489 0.28%

Frequently Asked Questions

Computershare has paid twice yearly dividends every year since late 1997. This was three years after the company first listed on the ASX. Computershare paid a partially franked, interim dividend of 23 cents per share in March 2020 and is scheduled to pay its final dividend in mid-September. Throughout the company’s history, Computershare, has paid unfranked, fully franked and partially franked dividends. Its earlier dividend payments tended to be fully franked whereas more recently, they have more commonly been issued with 20% to 30% franking.

Yes. Computershare offers all its shareholders residing in Australia and New Zealand the option of participating in its dividend reinvestment plan. Shareholders may elect either full or partial participation.

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