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Stock splits offer no meaningful benefit for shareholders.

That's only true when your time horizon is infinite. In this case, it doesn't matter whether you buy 1,000 shares at $1.00 or 1 share at $1,000.

Let's assume that the share value gains 10% per year. Ten years later, each share is 2.59 times greater in value. Which shares would be more marketable? The 1000 shares that are valued at $2.59 per share or the single share that is now valued at $2,593.74?

I suspect that if you needed only a portion of the proceeds to pay for an expense that you incurred that you would find more people willing to buy shares that you offered for sale at $2.59 per share than you would offering 1 share at $2,593.74.
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