Total Return Outpaces Indices

Total return is the combination of stock price appreciation and reinvested dividends. Total return is a good metric to gauge an investment's performance.

Over the last five years, with the market's close at the end of 2017, MGE Energy's annualized total return outperformed comparable market indices:

  • MGE Energy: 16.10%
  • S&P 500: 15.79%
  • Russell 2000: 14.12%
  • EEI Investor-Owned Electrics: 12.93%

In terms of the numbers, $2,109 would be your investment value at the end of 2017 if you invested $1,000 in 2012.