Which Alaska Native corporations have the highest dividends? How does yours compare?
The non-profit news organization ProPublica has released an easy-to-use database tallying how much the companies made and how much they gave to shareholders in 2009.
The info is based on annual reports and other financial information for the top Alaska Native corporations, and is part of a larger news package investigating Alaska firms.
Below is their list of the companies with the highest dividends per share for 2009. Hint: The companies that make the most money aren’t necessarily at the top.
-- Afognak Native Corp.: $238.60.
-- Arctic Slope Regional Corp.: $57.12
-- Chugach Alaska Corp.: $40.72
-- CIRI (Cook Inlet Region Inc.): $35.24
-- Sealaska Corp.: $20.74 (Note: ProPublica reported that Sealaska distributed $2.15 per share in 2009, but the company says that's incorrect. This post has been updated with Sealaska's numbers.)
-- Bristol Bay Native Corp.: $12
-- NANA Regional Corp.: $12
-- Tyonek Native Corp. $10
-- Koniag Inc.: $8.73
-- Olgoonik Corp.: $7.50
-- Aleut Corp.: $6
-- Doyon Ltd.: $3.68
-- Sitnasuak Native Corp.: $3.32
-- Ahtna Inc.: $2.79
-- Goldbelt Inc.: $2.75
-- Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corp.: $2
-- Calista: $1.75
-- The Kuskokwim Corp. $1.75
-- Bering Straits Native Corp. $1
(Note: Alaska Native corporations with fewer than 500 shareholders don’t have to file annual reports with the state, so some records for smaller companies were unavailable, ProPublica says.)
Here's the related ProPublica story: Revenues for ANCs Skyrocket, but Not Payouts to Natives