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 2018, MGE Energy's annualized total return outperformed comparable market indices:

  • MGE Energy: 11.92%
  • EEI Investor-Owned Electrics: 11.0%
  • S&P 500: 8.49%
  • Russell 2000: 4.41%

In terms of the numbers, a $1,000 investment in MGE Energy in 2013, with dividends reinvested, would have grown to $1,756 during the five years ending Dec. 31, 2018.