Washington H Soul Pattinson
Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited is an Australian public company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Soul Pattinson is an investment house with investments in a diverse portfolio of assets across a range of industries.
Soul Pattinson has been listed on the ASX since 1903 and in this time has never failed to pay a dividend to shareholders. Its origins are in owning and operating Australian pharmacies, however, Soul Pattinson has expanded beyond pharmacy and today has a much broader investment portfolio encompassing investments in natural resources, building materials, telecommunications, retail, agriculture, property equity, investments and corporate advisory.
Over 110 Years as a listed public company – Soul Pattinson is one of the few successful public companies that has been managed by the same family from the outset – and therein lies the key to its strength. Its leadership has been grounded in successive family members who value the history of the company, yet are able to adapt to changing times and economic conditions. All have had the ability to spot talented people to fill senior and middle management positions.
Soul Pattinson is a long term investor with its focus on providing its shareholders with capital growth and increasing fully franked dividends. Soul Pattinson has consistently outperformed the ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index over the short and long term.