| Dole is engaged in the production of fresh fruits and vegetables. Co. offers over 300 products grown and sourced both locally and globally from over 30 countries in various regions, which are distributed and marketed in over 80 countries, across retail, wholesale, and foodservice channels. Co.'s business operates through a number of business-to-business and business-to-consumer brands, the most notable being Co.'s DOLE brand. As of Mar 31 2021, Co. owned approx. 109,000 acres of farms and other land holdings around the world. In addition, Co. has developed relationships with independent growers which provide Co. additional operational flexibility and extended range and availability. The DOLE average annual return since 2021 is shown above.
The Average Annual Return on the DOLE average annual return since 2021 page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annualized return over the past ten years (or specified start date) for a given investment
(up to the end of prior trading session recorded). Arguably, choosing ten years for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand provides a sufficiently long window
to capture long-term trends.
Thus, researching Average Annual Returns is good practice for investors — whether DOLE average annual return since 2021 or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annualized return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the DOLE average annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).