Current market enthusiasm in Buybacks is drawing the attention of analysts and assets from investors. Looking back over the past 17 years, buyback strategies performed well versus the broader market and offered good downside protection through market corrections.
Share repurchases represent an effective method of returning excess capital to shareholders. Focusing solely on high dividend paying companies overlooks a large opportunity set.
Buybacks are the most tax-efficient form of corporate payout, as they result in capital gains as opposed to more heavily taxed dividend income.
Recent tax reform in the U.S. is providing higher savings for U.S. corporations that can be used in share buyback programs. Year-to-date, there has been a record volume of U.S. buyback announcements.
Favorable valuations: In the U.S., high buyback yielding companies are currently trading at attractive P/E discounts versus the S&P 500.
Interesting way to participate in further market upside with potential downside cushion.
|1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||10 Year||Common Start
(June 22, 2000)
|CIBC Canadian Buyback Index||11.36%||4.94%||10.45%||8.11%||10.50%|
|S&P/TSX Composite Index||3.23%||3.47%||6.92%||4.33%||5.05%|
|CIBC U.S. Buyback Index||20.67%||11.87%||18.05%||14.91%||13.41%|
|S&P 500 Index||17.10%||11.14%||14.73%||9.73%||5.65%|
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