Computershare Ltd (ASX: CPU) Share Price and News

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Market Cap $9.71 billion
P/E Ratio 35.71
Dividend Yield 2.83%
Shares Outstanding 603.73 million
Earnings per share 0.331
Dividend per share 0.46
Year To Date Return 12.88%
Earnings Yield 2.80%
Franking 100%
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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
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

An announcement is considered as "Price Sensitive" if it is thought that it may have an impact on the price of the security.

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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
23 Jul 2021 $16.08 $-0.19 -1.17% 561,945 $16.19 $16.26 $16.04
22 Jul 2021 $16.27 $0.67 4.29% 3,118,501 $15.92 $16.44 $15.92
21 Jul 2021 $15.60 $0.05 0.32% 945,618 $15.71 $15.84 $15.56
20 Jul 2021 $15.55 $-0.31 -1.95% 1,448,628 $15.54 $15.64 $15.26
19 Jul 2021 $15.86 $-0.28 -1.73% 694,372 $15.99 $16.04 $15.76
16 Jul 2021 $16.14 $-0.20 -1.22% 1,276,658 $16.24 $16.26 $16.02
15 Jul 2021 $16.34 $0.08 0.49% 1,152,202 $16.30 $16.64 $16.29
14 Jul 2021 $16.26 $0.15 0.93% 840,664 $16.18 $16.44 $16.18
13 Jul 2021 $16.11 $0.02 0.12% 1,275,816 $16.09 $16.25 $16.02
12 Jul 2021 $16.09 $0.09 0.56% 1,084,573 $16.05 $16.19 $15.92
09 Jul 2021 $16.00 $-0.13 -0.81% 1,032,998 $16.00 $16.16 $15.88
08 Jul 2021 $16.13 $-0.12 -0.74% 1,787,653 $16.21 $16.30 $16.05
07 Jul 2021 $16.25 $-0.15 -0.91% 3,244,428 $16.41 $16.56 $16.21
06 Jul 2021 $16.40 $-0.26 -1.56% 724,324 $16.70 $16.71 $16.37
05 Jul 2021 $16.66 $-0.04 -0.24% 940,375 $16.73 $16.86 $16.61
02 Jul 2021 $16.70 $-0.07 -0.42% 1,373,651 $16.86 $16.89 $16.51
01 Jul 2021 $16.77 $-0.13 -0.77% 1,249,159 $16.89 $16.95 $16.72
30 Jun 2021 $16.90 $-0.08 -0.47% 1,510,047 $16.92 $17.15 $16.85
29 Jun 2021 $16.98 $-0.03 -0.18% 591,479 $16.76 $17.07 $16.76
28 Jun 2021 $17.01 $-0.06 -0.35% 566,340 $17.06 $17.12 $16.95
25 Jun 2021 $17.07 $0.05 0.29% 797,357 $17.14 $17.18 $16.99

Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
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
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28 Apr 2021 Abigail (Abi) Cleland Issued 1 $19,322
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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
17 Sep 2020 Stuart Irving Expiry 90 $1,096,586
As advised by the company. The lapsing of 90,627 performance rights.
320,150 - performance rights
14 Sep 2020 Abigail (Abi) Cleland Issued 209 $2,785
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP).
14 Aug 2020 Christopher Morris Sell 50 $708,107
On-market trade.
13 Aug 2020 Simon Jones Buy 20 $260,575
On-market trade.
13 Aug 2020 Tiffany Fuller Buy 4 $52,454
On-market trade.

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 business leader with 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 she was general counsel and managing director of Goldman Sachs Group Australia. She is a Non-executive Director of Victoria Funds Management Corporation, Koda Capital and Member of the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria. She is a member of the Risk and Human Resources Committee.
Mr Christopher John Morris Non-Executive Director Oct 1978
Mr Morris has worked across the securities industry for more than 30 years. He is a Non-Executive Chairman of Smart Parking Limited and was a Non-Executive Chairman of DTI Limited.
Mr Simon David Jones Non-Executive ChairmanNon-Executive Director Nov 2005
Mr Jones has 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. He is a Director of Canterbury Partners and Chairman of the Advisory Board of MAB Corporation Pty Ltd. He is a member of the Risk Committee and Human Resources Committee.
Dr Paul Joseph Reynolds Non-Executive Director Oct 2018
Dr Reynolds has gained leadership skills from his previous experience in CEO and Chairman positions with infrastructure enterprises. He was a Member of the board at British Telecom from 2001-2007 and CEO of one of its businesses, BT Wholesale, where he led the technology divisions and its transformation programs. From 2007-2012, he was CEO of Telecom New Zealand, during the world's separation into retail and network companies. He is a Non-Executive Chairman of 9 Spokes Limited, Talk Talk Telecom Group Plc. He is a Member of the Risk Committee.
Ms Tiffany Lee Fuller Non-Executive Director Oct 2014
Ms Fuller has experience in chartered accounting, corporate finance, investment banking, funds management and management consulting in Australia and globally. Her skills include finance and accounting, strategy, M&A, risk and governance. Her career includes roles at Arthur Andersen and Rothschild and spans industry sectors which includes financial services, technology, retail, resources and telecommunications. She is a Non-Executive Director of Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Company Limited, Smart Parking Limited and was a Non-Executive Director of Costa Group Holdings Limited She serves as a Chair of the Risk Committee.
Ms Abigail (Abi) Pip Cleland Non-Executive Director Feb 2018
Ms Cleland has 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. Between 2012 and 2017, he set up and ran an management business, Absolute Partners which has had a focus on strategy, M&A and building businesses leveraging changes. He is a Non-Executive Director of Orora Limited, Sydney Airport Limited, Coles Group Limited, Swimming Australia and was a Non-Executive Director of BWX Limited. He is a member of the Human Resources Committee.
Mr Stuart Irving Chief Executive OfficerExecutive Director Jul 2014
Mr Irving held a number of roles at The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Mr Joseph Mark Velli Non-Executive Director Oct 2014
Mr Velli is a retired financial services and technology executive with securities servicing, M&A and public board experience. He 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, his responsibilities had include heading Issuer Services, Custody and related Investor Services, Liquidity Services, Pension and 401k Services, Consumer and Retail Banking, Correspondent Clearing and Securities Services. Recently he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Convergex Group. He is a Non-Executive Director of Paychex, Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation. He is a Chairman of the Human Resources Committee.
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 148,186,752 27.40%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Limited 124,835,414 23.08%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 48,725,055 9.01%
Mr Chris Morris 31,045,300 5.74%
National Nominees Limited 19,363,169 3.58%
Welas Pty Ltd 18,950,000 3.50%
Penelope Maclagan 10,758,868 1.99%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Agency Lending Drp A/C> 10,215,177 1.89%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <DRP> 7,975,450 1.47%
Argo Investments Limited 4,901,166 0.91%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 4,380,000 0.81%
CPU Share Plans Pty Limited 3,905,097 0.72%
Computershare Clearing Pty Ltd 3,840,502 0.71%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <Nt Comnwlth Super Corp A/C> 2,318,200 0.43%
Netwealth Investments Limited <Wrap Services A/C> 2,275,975 0.42%
Ms Michele Jean O'Halloran 2,010,000 0.37%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State Inv A/C> 1,402,209 0.26%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited Gsco Eca 1,375,916 0.25%
Avanteos Investments Limited <Encircle IMA A/C> 1,068,927 0.20%
Diversified United Investment Limited 1,000,000 0.18%

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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