Dominoes Pizza UK Delivers The Steadiest Returns

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March 30 2012 2:05 PM

Dominoes Pizza UK Delivers The Steadiest Returns

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In my opinion, Dominoes is a poor substitute for Papa John's or Pizza Hut in the sad chain pizza game, but apparently Dominoes UK shares are by one measure the best-performing buy on the London Stock Exchange for the past twenty years:

The fast-food franchise operator has delivered the most consistent returns of any London main market stock over the past 20 years, according to analysis from Société Générale. Investors could have bought Domino’s in any month since its flotation and, by holding on for five years, they would have been guaranteed a positive return.
Such reliability makes Domino’s a rarity in the London market. Excluding investment trusts, only 20 companies listed in the FTSE All-Share index have shown consistently positive returns on a five-year view – just 6 per cent of those with a trading history long enough to qualify.
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Fundamentally, I just don't think there's any excuse for putting BBQ sauce inside a pizza crust.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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