RPM International Inc. is a $7.3 billion global leader in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services. From homes and workplaces, to infrastructure and precious landmarks, RPM’s market-leading brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to help build a better world.
RPM’s 5-pillar growth strategy creates sustained value for its key stakeholders and drives long-term success for the business through strategic acquisitions, product innovations, connections among its operating companies, geographic expansion and operational excellence.
PROFIT MARGIN EXPANSION
RPM implemented its operational improvement initiative, MAP 2025 (Margin Achievement Plan), through which RPM expects to accelerate growth, maximize operational efficiencies, and build a better world to generate superior value creation for the company’s customers, associates and shareholders.
RPM maintains a deliberate strategic balance among its four operating segments—serving RPM and its shareholders well, particularly during challenging economic times when weakness in one segment is offset by strength in the others.
RPM boasts an impressive dividend track record and stock price appreciation that offer superior, long-term returns for its shareholders. Over the last five years, RPM’s total return has outpaced the S&P 500 by 5.7% and its peer group by 17.8%.
RPM has increased its cash dividend for 49 consecutive years—an impressive track record that only 41 of the thousands of publicly traded U.S. companies can match. During this timeframe, RPM has returned approximately $3.3 billion in cash dividends to its shareholders.
Shares of RPM’s common stock are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RPM. The company boasts an impressive 49-year track record of consecutively increasing cash dividends.
RPM’s success over the years has been recognized by the investment community, including being a perennial favorite of BetterInvesting investment clubs. In fact, RPM ranks in the top 200 most popular holdings by active club investors in today’s equity market.