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Shares Podcast: James Halstead with Maynard Paton & Roland Head

Four decades of dividend growth, no debt and remarkable family management. Maynard Paton and I discuss the attractions (and risks) of AIM-listed floor covering specialist James Halstead (LON:JHD).
Shares Podcast: James Halstead with Maynard Paton & Roland Head
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In this new episode of the Private Investor's Podcast, my good friend Maynard Paton and I discuss the 45-year dividend record and other attractions of James Halstead (LON:JHD), the AIM-listed floorcovering specialist.

The topics we discussed included:

  • the stunning returns enjoyed by long-term shareholders
  • James Halstead's market-leading products
  • the company's remarkable 45-year dividend record and 4% yield
  • why we believe this 108-year-old business has a lasting competitive advantage
  • how – and why – James Halstead splashed out £50m from its cash reserves last year
  • the quirky boardroom setup ...
  • the benefits – and risks – of family management
  • the unusual ownership profile of the company's shares
  • our view on James Halstead's latest results and dividend outlook
  • would Maynard or I buy James Halstead shares today?
  • ... and what price would we be willing to pay?

This podcast was recorded on 25 April 2023.

I hope you enjoy it. As always, all feedback very welcome!


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