Recent articles for private investors with a focus on dividend announcements
BP announce an interim dividend of 5.46 cents per ordinary share BP today announced an interim dividend of 5.46 cents per ordinary share which is expected to be paid on 17 December 2021 to ordinary shareholders and American Depositary Share (ADS) holders on the register on 12 November 2021. The ex-dividend date will be 10 November 2021 for ADS holders and 11 November 2021 for ordinary shareholders. The corresponding amount in sterling is due to be announced on 7 December 2021, calculated based on the average of the market exchange rates over three dealing days between 1 December 2021 and 3 December 2021. Holders of ADSs are expected to receive $0.3276 per ADS (less applicable fees). The board has decided not to offer a scrip dividend alternative in respect of the third quarter 2021 dividend. Ordinary shareholders and ADS holders (subject to certain exceptions) will be able to participate in a dividend reinvestment programme. Details of the third quarter dividend and timetable are available at bp.com/dividends and further details of the dividend reinvestment programmes are available at bp.com/drip.
The K3 Capital Board is recommending a final dividend payment of 6.1p per share. This results in a total dividend for the year of 9.1p During the period under review, the K3 Capital Board has revised its intended dividend policy in light of the strategy of the enlarged Group following the recent significant acquisitions. It is the Board's intention to retain an attractive dividend policy in the spirit of that which was implemented on AIM listing, however the policy has been modified to allow sufficient cash reserves to build over future years in order to satisfy contingent payments linked to acquisitions, whilst also reserving cash to fund potential future acquisitions.
Lok' N Store are proposing a final dividend of 10.67 pence per share The Lok' N Store Board are proposing a final dividend of 10.67 pence per share (2020: 9.00 pence) following the interim dividend payment of 4.33 pence per share in June 2021, bringing the total distribution for the year to 15 pence per share, an increase of 15.4% (2020: 13 pence per share) and their tenth year of increase in a row.
Airtel Africa PLC have declared an interim dividend of 2 cents per share In October 2021, the Airtel Africa PLC Board approved an upgrade to the progressive dividend policy as a result of continued strong business performance and significant progress made in reducing the leverage ratio. The new policy aims to grow the dividend annually by a mid to high-single digit percentage from a new base of 5 cents per share for FY 2022, with a continued focus to further strengthen the balance sheet. The Board has declared an interim dividend of 2 cents per share (1.5 cents in H1'21) in line with this upgraded dividend policy.
Bloomsbury Publishing plc have declared an interim dividend of 1.34 pence per share The Board has declared an interim dividend of 1.34 pence per share, 5% above the interim dividend for the six months ended 31 August 2020. The dividend will be paid on 3 December 2021 to Shareholders on the register on the record date of 5 November 2021.
Atalaya Mining PLC announce a maiden dividend of US$0.395 per ordinary share The Atalaya Mining Board of Directors has elected to declare an Inaugural Dividend of US$0.395 per ordinary share (approximately US$54.6 million), which is equivalent to approximately 29 pence per share. The Inaugural Dividend is for the nine months ended 30 September 2021 and represents a yield of approximately 7.3% based on the current share price.
Softcat PLC announce a final dividend of 14.4p, up 28.6%, and a special dividend of 20.5p A final ordinary dividend of 14.4p per share has been recommended by the Softcat PLC Directors and if approved by shareholders will be paid on 20 December 2021. The final ordinary dividend will be payable to shareholders whose names are on the register at the close of business on 12 November 2021. Shares in the Company will be quoted ex-dividend on 11 November 2021. The dividend reinvestment plan ('DRIP') election date is 29 November 2021.
Bellway PLC have proposed a total dividend per share of 117.5p The 2021 proposed final dividend is subject to approval by shareholders at the Bellyway PLC Annual General Meeting on 6 December 2021 and, in accordance with IAS 10 'Events after the Reporting Period', has not been included as a liability in these financial statements. The proposed final dividend, subject to shareholder approval, will be paid on 12 January 2022 to all ordinary shareholders on the Register of Members on 3 December 2021. The ex-dividend date is 2 December 2021. At the record date for the final dividend for the year ended 31 July 2021, shares were held by the Bellway Employee Share Trust (1992) (the 'Trust') on which dividends had been waived
YouGov announce a proposed dividend increase of 20% to 6.0p per share The YouGov PLC Board is recommending the payment of a final dividend of 6.0 pence per share for the year ended 31 July 2021. If shareholders approve the dividend at the AGM (scheduled for 7 December 2021), it will be paid on Monday 13 December 2021 to all shareholders who were on the Register of Members at close of business on Friday 3 December 2021.
Tristel PLC have announced a final dividend of 3.93pence per share The Tristel Board is recommending that the final dividend is 3.93 pence (2020: 3.84 pence), an increase of 2%, reducing the dividend cover to 1.25 times from the standard 2 times. This final dividend will be paid to shareholders on the register on 19 November and the associated ex-dividend date is 18 November 2021.
Bioventix PLC announce a second interim dividend of 62p per share For the current year, the Bioventix Board is to announce a second interim dividend of 62 pence per share which, when added to the first interim dividend of 43 pence per share makes a total of 105 pence per share for the current year.
Impact Healthcare REIT announces an interim dividend of 1.6025 pence per ordinary share The Impact Healthcare REIT Board has today declared the Company's third interim dividend for the year ending 31 December 2021 of 1.6025 pence per ordinary share, payable on 19 November 2021 to shareholders on the register on 29 October 2021. The ex-dividend date will be 28 October 2021. This dividend will be paid as a Property Income Distribution ("PID").
M Winkworth announce an interim dividend of 2.2pence per share The Directors of M Winkworth Plc ("Winkworth" or the "Company") have announced that the Company will pay a dividend of 2.2p per ordinary share for the third quarter of 2021 to shareholders. The timetable is as follows:
Morses Club PLC a proposed interim dividend of 1.0p per share The Board is to declare an interim dividend of 1.0p per share (H1 FY21: 1.0p), demonstrating its confidence in the Group's prospects.
Tesco PLC have announced an interim dividend of 3.20p The Tesco PLC interim dividend has been set at 3.20 pence per ordinary share, in line with the prior year and aligned to their policy of setting the interim dividend at 35% of the prior year full-year dividend. The interim dividend was approved by the Board of Directors on 5 October 2021. It is their intention to pay a progressive dividend going forward - i.e. they will aim to grow the dividend per share each year, broadly targeting a pay-out of around 50% of earnings.
Netcall PLC announce a final ordinary dividend of 0.37p proposed, an increase of 48% In line with the Netcall PLC's dividend policy to pay-out 25% of adjusted earnings per share, the Board is proposing a final dividend for this financial year of 0.37p (FY20: 0.25p). If approved, the final dividend will be paid on 8 February 2022 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 24 December 2021.
ScS Group announce a final dividend of 7.0p per share An interim dividend of 3.0p (2020: £nil) per ordinary share was declared by the ScS Group Board of Directors on 16 June 2021. The strength of the Group's balance sheet, coupled with the robust trading experienced since showrooms re-opened in April 2021, provided the Board with the confidence to recommence dividends and as such a final dividend of 7.0p (2020: £nil) has been proposed and, if approved, will be recorded within the financial statements for the year ended 30 July 2022.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund announce a fourth dividend of 2.00pence per share On 4 October 2021, the Bluefield Solar Income Fund Board approved a fourth interim dividend of £9,921,352 in respect of the year ended 30 June 2021, equating to 2.00pps (fourth interim dividend in respect of the year ended 30 June 2020: 2.05pps), which will be declared on 5 October 2021 and paid on or around 8 November 2021 to Shareholders on the register on 15 October 2021.
James Halstead PLC announce a final dividend per ordinary share proposed of 11.0p, an increase of 10% The James Halstead Board proposes, subject to the approval of the shareholders at the upcoming AGM, to pay a record final dividend. The final dividend will be 11.0p (2020: 10.0p). This, combined with the interim dividends paid in June of 4.25p (2020: 4.25p), makes a total of 15.25p (2020: 14.25p) for the year, an increase of 7.0%.
Air Partner PLC have declared an interim dividend of 0.85p a share, an increase of 6.3% The Air Partner PLC Board has reviewed their dividend policy to ensure that the Group can pay a sustainable and growing level of dividends over time. The Board targets dividend cover of 3.0 to 3.5 times earnings in a normal year, after adding back non-cash related exceptional items such as amortisation of acquired intangibles. The Board is declaring an interim dividend of 0.85p (H1 2020: 0.80p). This interim dividend is expected to be paid on 12 November 2021 to those shareholders registered at close of business on 15 October 2021. The ex-dividend date will be 14 October 2021.
Barr (AG) PLC announce dividend distributions with an interim dividend of 2.0 pence per share The Barr (AG) Board is recommencing dividend distributions with an interim dividend for the 27 weeks ended 1 August 2021 of 2.0 pence per share (2020/21 : nil) payable on 29 October 2021 to shareholders on the register on 8 October 2021.
Smiths Group PLC have proposed final dividend of 26.0p The Group maintains a progressive dividend policy, aiming to increase dividends in line with long-term underlying growth in earnings and cash-flow, with the objective of maintaining a minimum dividend cover of around 2 times. The policy enables them to retain sufficient cash-flow to finance investment in the drivers of growth and meet their financial obligations. In setting the level of dividend payments, the Board considers prevailing economic conditions and future investment plans.
S & U announce an interim dividend of 33p per ordinary share S & U have declared a first interim dividend of 33.0p per share (2020: 22.0p per share). The first interim dividend, which amounts to approximately £4,008,000 (2020: £2,671,000), will be paid on 19 November 2021 to shareholders on the register at 29 October 2021. The shares will be quoted ex dividend on 28 October 2021. The interim financial information does not include this proposed dividend as it was declared after the balance sheet date.
Ferguson PLC announce a final dividend of 166.5c per share Since the end of the financial year, the Ferguson PLC Directors have proposed a final ordinary dividend of approximately $369 million (166.5 cents per share). The dividend is subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting and is therefore not included in the balance sheet as a liability at July 31, 2021.
Next Fifteeen Communications have announced an interim dividend of 3.6p Next Fifteeen Communications have announced an interim dividend of 3.6p (six months ended 31 July 2020: nil) per ordinary share will be paid on 26 November 2021 to shareholders listed on the register of members on 29 October 2021. Shares will go ex-dividend on 28 October 2021. The last date for DRIP elections to be returned to the registrar is 5 November 2021.
Animalcare Group PLC declares interim dividend of 2.0 pence per share The Animalcare Group PLC Board is to declare an interim dividend of 2.0 pence per share, in line with 2020. The interim dividend will be paid on 19 November 2021 to shareholders whose names are on the Register of Members at close of business on 22 October 2021. The ordinary shares will become ex-dividend on 21 October 2021.
Close Brothers Group PLC is proposing a final dividend of 42.0p The Close Brothers Group board is proposing a final dividend of 42.0p per share, resulting in a full-year dividend per share of 60.0p (2020: 40.0p), up 50% on the prior year. This reflects the group's strong performance in the year and continued confidence in their business model and financial position. Subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting, the final dividend will be paid on 23 November 2021 to shareholders on the register at 15 October 2021.
Mortgage Advice Bureau Holdings is to confirm an interim dividend of 13.4 pence per share The Mortgage Advice Bureau Holdings Board is to confirm an interim dividend for the year ending 31 December 2021 of 13.4 pence per share (H1 2020: nil pence per share), amounting to a cash outlay of £7.1m. Due to the uncertainty arising from the pandemic, the Board did not pay an interim dividend relating to H1 2020 in the year ending 31 December 2020. Following payment of the dividend, the Group will continue to maintain significant surplus regulatory reserves. This interim dividend represents circa 75% of the Group's post-tax adjusted profits for H1 2021. MAB requires circa 10% of its profit after tax to fund increased regulatory capital and other regular capital expenditure.
Supermarket Income REIT have announced an increase of 1.4% from 1.465 to 1.485 pence per share Supermarket Income REIT has increased the quarterly dividend payable from October 2021 by 1.4% from 1.465 to 1.485 pence per share (representing an increase equivalent to the average annual inflation increase in their rents for the period June 2020 to June 2021).
Hansard Global Board has proposed a final dividend of 2.65p per share The Hansard Global Board has proposed a final dividend of 2.65p per share, the same level as last year. The Board considers this a prudent decision in the current environment.
Anglo Asian Mining announce an interim dividend for 2021 of US 4.5 cents per ordinary share Anglo Asian Mining announce an interim dividend, in respect of the year ending 31 December 2021, of US 4.5 cents per ordinary share will be paid gross on 4 November 2021 to shareholders that are on the shareholders record at the record date of 8 October 2021. The shares will go ex-dividend on 7 October 2021. All dividends will be paid in cash and a scrip dividend or other dividend reinvestment plan will not be offered by the Company.
Fonix Mobile is to recommend a final dividend of 3.53p per share. Fonix Mobile are to recommend a final dividend of 3.53p per share to be approved at the AGM in November.
CVS Group announce a final dividend of 6.5p per share The CVS Group continues to be cash generative, and despite continuing strong levels of investment in facilities, equipment and acquisitions in the year, they reduced their net debt by £11.9m over the course of the year.
DFS Furniture announce dividend to be reinstated with a proposed final payment of 7.5 pence per share Last year the DFS Furniture Board took the decision not to recommend the payment of a dividend in order to support the Group's financial resilience. As set out in greater detail in the CFO's report, this year, as a result of their strong financial performance they will be recommending a final FY21 dividend of 7.5p per share.
PZ Cussons Board is recommending a final dividend of 3.42p The PZ Cussons Board is recommending a final dividend of 3.42p (2020: 3.13p) per share, making a total dividend for the year of 6.09p (2020: 5.80p) per share. The gross amount for the proposed final dividend is £14.3 million (2020: £13.1 million).
Mission Group PLC announce an interim dividend of 0.80p The Mission Group PLC Board has taken confidence from the strong trading performance in H1 as well as the wider economic recovery so is declaring an interim dividend of 0.80 pence (2020: nil). This represents a 4% increase over the 2019 equivalent. This will be payable on 3 December 2021 to all shareholders on the register on 5 November 2021. The ex-dividend date is 4 November 2021.
Mattioli Woods PLC have proposed a final dividend of 13.5p The Mattoioli Woods PLC Board is to recommend a final dividend of 13.5p per share (2020: 12.7p). This makes a proposed total dividend for the year of 21.0p (2020: 20.0p) a year-on-year increase of 5.0% (2020: flat).
Travis Perkins announce they are to pay a special dividend of 35 pence per share Travis Perkins will pay a special dividend of approximately £79m in aggregate, representing 35 pence per ordinary share (the "Special Dividend"). The Company intends to pay the Special Dividend on 5 November 2021 to Travis Perkins shareholders on the register at 6pm on 1 October 2021. The ordinary shares will be marked ex dividend on 30 September 2021.
Fintel PLC are to pay an interim dividend of 1.0p per share, on or around 4 November 2021 Recognising the improved financial performance and strong liquidity of the business, the Fintel PLC Board is to announce an interim dividend of 1.0p (H1'20: nil). It is the Board's intention that this will be paid on or around 4 November 2021 to shareholders on the register on 1 October 2021. The Board intends the ex-dividend date to be 30 September 2021.
Personal Group Holdings announce an interim dividend of 5.3p per share to be paid 5 November 2021 In line with the Group's updated dividend payment profile announced on 5 November 2020, Personal Group Holdings announces that an interim dividend for 2021 of 5.3p will be paid on 5 November 2021 to members on the register as at 1 October 2021 (the record date). Shares will be marked ex-dividend on 30 September 2021. The last day for elections will be on 15 October 2020.
Learning Technologies Group PLC is to approve an interim dividend of 0.30 pence per share The Learning Technologies Group PLC Board is committed to a progressive dividend policy. On 25 June 2021, the Company paid a final dividend of 0.50 pence per share, giving a total dividend for 2020 of 0.75 pence per share, in line with the prior year. Given its confidence in the continuing success of the Group, the Board to announce it has approved an interim dividend of 0.30 pence per share (2020: 0.25 pence per share), representing a 20% increase. This dividend will be paid on 29th October 2021 to all shareholders on the register as at 8th October 2021.
Alliance Pharma interim dividend payment of 0.563p, up 5% The Alliance Pharma PLC Board is to announce that it is declaring an interim dividend payment of 0.563p per share for 2021, an increase of 5% on the 0.536p interim dividend for 2020. The Board will continue to assess the level of future cash distributions having regard to overall business performance and future outlook.
JTC PLC announce an interim dividend of 2.6p per share The JTC Board has recommended an interim dividend of 2.6p per share, an increase of 0.2p period on period (H1 2020: 2.4p). The interim dividend will be paid on 29 October 2021 to shareholders on the register as at close of business on the record date of 1 October 2021.
Kingfisher PLC announce an interim dividend per share of 3.80p Based on the strong performance to date and the outlook for the rest of the year, the Kingfisher PLC Board has declared an interim dividend of 3.80 pence per share, up 38% on the H1 20/21 interim dividend of 2.75 pence per share.
LXI REIT plc announce an interim dividend of 1.5 pence per share The Board of LXi REIT plc (ticker: LXI), the specialist inflation-protected very long income REIT, is pleased to declare an interim quarterly dividend in respect of the quarter ended 30 June 2021 of 1.5 pence per ordinary share, payable on 29 October 2021 to shareholders on the register at 24 September 2021. The ex-dividend date will be 23 September 2021.
Clinigen Group PLC are to maintain the final dividend of 5.46p per share The Clinigen Group PLC Directors are proposing to maintain the final dividend of 5.46p per share (2020: 5.46p), resulting in a full year dividend of 7.61p per share (2020: 7.61p).
Wickes Group plc announce interim dividend of 2.1p Wickes Group PLC announce an interim dividend of 2.1p is proposed in respect of the 53 weeks ending 1 January 2022. It will be paid on 1 November 2021 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 24 September 2021 (the Record Date). The shares will be quoted ex-dividend on 23 September 2021.
Hilton Foods Group interim dividend increased from 7.0p to 8.2p, an increase of 17.1% The Hilton Foods Group Directors have approved the payment of an interim dividend of 8.2p per share payable on 3 December 2021 to shareholders who are on the register at 5 November 2021. This interim dividend, amounting to £6.7m has not been recognised as a liability in these interim financial statements. It will be recognised in shareholders' equity in the 52 weeks to 2 January 2022.
Brooks Macdonald announce a total dividend increased by 18.9% to 63.0p The Brooks Macdonald Board has recommended a final dividend of 40.0p (FY20: 32.0p) which, subject to approval by shareholders, will result in total dividends for the year of 63.0p (FY20: 53.0p). This represents an increase of 25.0% in the final dividend and 18.9% in the total dividend on the previous year and underlines the Board's confidence in the prospects for the Group, and a commitment to a progressive dividend policy. The final dividend will be paid on 5 November 2021 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 24 September 2021.
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