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NEEDS FIXING: Woolworths’ attempt to compete in the hardware business has cost the group billions of dollars. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Aim low on price for long-term

I don't pretend to be a management strategist, but having been on the management committee of a successful business and observed all manner of other commercial enterprises, I enjoy comparing the choices made in terms of culture, brand and direction.

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Perth
A good sentiment but unfortunately one that does not appear to apply to the general Australian economy. Although the"boom' is over prices continue to rise in almost all sectors from government, services, health care and general daily living expenses. The fortunes enjoyed from the short lived mining boom were poorly handled and only enjoyed by few the consequences for the majority however refleced in higer costs and expenses to the point that Australia is now one of the most expensive countries in the world.

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Total Shareholder Return as at 30/06/16

1 year TSR5 year TSR
247thRio Tinto12%-1%
354thWestpac-2%13%
374thTelstra-4%21%
389thCommonwealth Bank-7%14%
467thWoolworths-19%-1%
744 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Revenue

1st↑Woolworths$61,149.4m
2nd-Rio Tinto$49,225.3m
5th-Commonwealth Bank$27,005.0m
6th-Telstra$26,607.0m
7th↑Westpac$21,642.0m
77 listed non wa companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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