October 23nd, 2012
U.K. dividend payouts hit highest ever quarterly total
Vodafone’s dividend is safe. Is there more to come?
Good news for income starved savers and investors. Invest in the right dividend paying companies and get richly rewarded.
In fact, dividend payments in the third quarter of 2012 were the largest ever distributed by UK firms. In the third quarter, the total was £23.2bn, up 10.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2011, according to the latest Dividend Monitor report from Capita Registrars, which analyses data provided by Exchange Data International. Q3 2012 is the seventh consecutive quarter of payout growth.
By the end of September, London listed companies had paid out a record total of £64.6bn since January, an increase of 17.1 per cent compared to the same period in 2011, equivalent to an additional £9.4bn in investors’ pockets. Investors received more in the first three quarters of this year than they did in each of the full years 2007, 2009 and 2010.
However, despite the very large amount of cash paid out, third quarter saw the slowest quarterly growth rate since the fourth quarter of 2010, which had been depressed by the cancellation of BP’s dividend after the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Find out which companies paid out the most as well as their dividend payout prospects for the fourth quarter and next year.
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Vodafone’s dividend is safe. Is there more to come?
last week Verizon Communications Inc., the second-largest U.S. phone company, reported an increase in profitability at its wireless unit – Verizon Wireless – which is 45% owned by Vodafone. As a result, I am now much more confident that Vodafone shareholders are likely to be seeing another 'special dividend' from Verizon Wireless next year.
Vodafone should be able to maintain a healthy dividend payout despite the prospect of a slowdown in the growth of its core dividend beyond fiscal 2013, and the uncertain timing of the dividend it receives from Verizon Wireless. Click Here to read further.
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