The Bulgarian Stock Exchange is getting more and more popular these days and the number of investors is also growing. Things weren't the same 5 years ago though. Back then the number of emissions traded per day was around 10 and the volumes traded were not big either.
Profit.bg chose 10 companies traded in June 2002 and tried to found out how much would an investment of 100 leva in each of those bring you today.
These are not the stocks which have risen the most during the period but they have shown some liquidity and pupularity.
The prices you see for June 2002 have been corrected because of the changes in the capital and the dividends paid and thus you may notice a difference between some of them as shown in the table and the real value back then.
The shares of Stara Planina Hold would have returned a tremendous profit. In 2002 they were traded at 0.78 leva and yesterday the average on the position went beyond 71 leva which means that the 100 leva 5 years ago will amount today to nearly 9,135 leva.
If you had invested in the producer of paints and lacquers Orgachim at 4 leva 5 years ago you would have 275.91 leva according to its yesterday levels.
You may find it hard to believe but the shares of IH Bulgaria were traded at 0.25 leva each.
The total investment of 1,000 leva in 2002, not counting the commissions would amount to 35,000 leva today.
A lot of people would say that if they had invested in HD Patishta at 25 leva 5 years ago (if they could find a seller at all) their profit would have been ten-fold.
This is true in theory but how many people are able to foresee the development of the economy, the market and the company as a whole(we must not forget the diversification after all)?
These are the ten companies that we chose for our study:
|3||Albena Invest Holding||1,24||16,8||1354,84|
|4||Industrial Holding Bulgaria||0,25||8||3200,00|
|9||Central Cooperative Bank||0,19||8,73||4594,74|
|10||Stara Planina Hold||0,78||71,25||9134,62|