Panama Teak Forestry offers annual investment growth of 12% (before inflation) in an efficiently managed company in one of the safest, best-performing of all commodities: tropical timber.
Timber has outperformed all major stock indexes over the past 30 years. It offers a solid return on investment and a hedge against inflation and currency devaluation.
Why Panama Teak Forestry?
- Buying shares in Panama Teak Forestry, which operates several plantations, lets shareholders enjoy the high returns of timber investment without the risks inherent in direct land ownership.
- As its approximately 1400 acres of teak are harvested and replanted, Panama Teak Forestry will begin to pay substantial dividends. A recently completed mill and kiln will provide additional returns from the sale of processed lumber.
- The directors are investors. They receive shares in lieu of salaries, aligning their goals of sustained profitability and growth with those of other shareholders.
- Panama Teak Forestry is a green investment. Its holistic agro-forestry method of land management helps counter the greenhouse effect, enhances Panama´s reforestation program, and provides new jobs in rural communities.
- A tax- and IRA-friendly investment, Panama Teak Forestry is accessible to individual investors. The minimum purchase is 10 shares, currently priced at $1,622.00 per share.
Advantages of Teak as a Timber Investment
Of all the tropical hardwood species, perhaps among all tree species, teak holds a particular fascination for both consumers and investors, much as gold does among the precious metals. Valued for more than 2,000 years as an extraordinarily durable construction timber in its native range in Asia, teak is now coveted worldwide. Its extremely high dimensional stability and unique aesthetic qualities keep it in high demand for shipbuilding and fine furniture manufacturing. Teak is also well suited for finishings such as door and window frames and any other applications that require a strong, stable, durable hardwood.
As the sustainable supply of teak from natural forests in Asia diminishes, demand for teak increases, and teak prices rise, we expect to see expanded production of plantation-grown teak. Teak cultivation has been the subject of research programs in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar since 1960, and best-practice techniques for producing high-quality plantation teak are well documented. Because teak is relatively easy to cultivate, has excellent growth rates, and provides a lucrative return, it is very suitable as a plantation timber species in areas with appropriate ecological conditions.
Investment in properly managed teak projects is a "win-win" situation in a country such as Panama, where government programs are in place to encourage reforestation through generous tax credits. The investor makes a profit, new jobs are created, land is reclaimed, and there are long-lasting environmental benefits from tropical wood binding of carbon dioxide.