Bought stock for $12.00$/share. Sold 3 years later at $20$/share. Paid $1$ dividend each year for 3 years. Stock's value at the end of the first year was $18$ and $15$ at the end of the second. Find the holding period of return.
In this example, the work provided is below:
r1= 58.33% r2=-11.11% r3=40%
so HPR=(1.5833*.8889*1.40)-1 = 97.04%
I understand how to find the HPR, but am unsure how r1, r2 and r3 were obtained. I understand this is probably a bit trivial but I am new to this stuff so any help would be great, thanks!