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RIT Capital Partners plc

RIT Capital Partners plc (RCP) Dividends

Dividend Summary:

The next RIT Capital Partners plc dividend will go ex in 2 months for 17.5p and will be paid in 3 months.
The previous RIT Capital Partners plc dividend was 17.5p and it went ex 4 months ago and it was paid 3 months ago.
There are typically 2 dividends per year (excluding specials), and the dividend cover is approximately 2.0.
Country:
United Kingdom
Exchange:
London Stock Exchange
Sector:
Investment Trusts
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Status: Paid Declared
Type: Interim Interim
Per Share: 17.5p Sign Up Required
Ex-div Date: Thu 02 Apr 2020 Thu 01 Oct 2020
Pay Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020 Fri 30 Oct 2020
Your Holding: 100 shares 100 shares
Your Payment: £17.50 £17.50

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Declared and Forecast RIT Capital Partners plc Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Type Amount Currency Status
31 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2006 Final 3.1p GBP Paid
31 Dec 2007 31 Dec 2007 Final 3.1p GBP Paid
31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2008 Final 4p GBP Paid
31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2009 Final 7.5p GBP Paid
10 Mar 2010 01 Apr 2010 Final 4p GBP Paid
03 Aug 2011 19 Aug 2011 Final 4p GBP Paid
13 Jun 2012 24 Aug 2012 Final 28p GBP Paid
03 Apr 2013 26 Apr 2013 Interim 14p GBP Paid
02 Oct 2013 18 Oct 2013 Final 14p GBP Paid
02 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2014 Interim 14.7p GBP Paid
01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 Final 14.7p GBP Paid
02 Apr 2015 29 Apr 2015 Interim 15p GBP Paid
01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 Final 15p GBP Paid
07 Apr 2016 27 Apr 2016 Interim 15.5p GBP Paid
06 Oct 2016 28 Oct 2016 Final 15.5p GBP Paid
06 Apr 2017 28 Apr 2017 Interim 16p GBP Paid
05 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 Final 16p GBP Paid
05 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2018 Interim 16.5p GBP Paid
04 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 Final 16.5p GBP Paid
04 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019 Interim 17p GBP Paid
03 Oct 2019 31 Oct 2019 Interim 17p GBP Paid
02 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 Interim 17.5p GBP Paid
01 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2020 Interim Sign Up Required GBP Declared
31 Mar 2021 29 Apr 2021 Interim Sign Up Required GBP Forecast
30 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 Final Sign Up Required GBP Forecast
07 Apr 2022 28 Apr 2022 Interim Sign Up Required GBP Forecast
06 Oct 2022 28 Oct 2022 Final Sign Up Required GBP Forecast

How accurate are our RIT Capital Partners plc forecasts?

Prediction Date Dividend Date Forecast Amount Actual Amount Accuracy
03 Mar 2020 01 Oct 2020 17.5p 17.5p 100% 😄
07 Aug 2018 01 Oct 2020 17.5p 17.5p 100% 😄
27 Feb 2018 02 Apr 2020 17.5p 17.5p 100% 😄
05 Oct 2017 03 Oct 2019 17p 17p 100% 😄
28 Feb 2017 04 Apr 2019 17p 17p 100% 😄
16 Aug 2016 04 Oct 2018 16.5p 16.5p 100% 😄
31 Mar 2016 05 Apr 2018 16.5p 16.5p 100% 😄
05 Oct 2015 05 Oct 2017 16p 16p 100% 😄
05 Oct 2015 06 Apr 2017 16p 16p 100% 😄
05 Oct 2015 06 Oct 2016 15.5p 15.5p 100% 😄
Average RIT Capital Partners plc Forecast Accuracy 100% 😄

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About RIT Capital Partners plc

Established in 1988, RIT Capital Partners is an investment trust, which seeks to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in quoted securities.

Dividend Policy

Since the company became a listed investment trust in its present form in August 1988, its policy has been to deliver long-term capital growth and in this it has been successful - net assets have increased from £281 million to £1,920 million, a gain of over £1.6 billion. The company's main benchmark is the MSCI and an equivalent investment in this index would have shown gains of £580 million during this period. They have therefore outperformed their index by almost £1.1 billion. For an investor who has held the shares over this period, the share price has increased by approximately 15 times.

Additionally, dividends and buybacks of £254 million were returned to shareholders over this period. The greater part of the total gains have therefore been retained by the company so that it now enjoys a substantial permanent capital base. Shareholders may also be aware that, following changes in tax legislation, investment trust companies are now able to pay dividends from capital reserves. They decided it was timely to review our dividend policy and will be seeking shareholder approval to an appropriate change in our Articles to allow greater flexibility in paying such dividends. We will be recommending a dividend of 28 pence per share to be paid on 24 August 2012 to shareholders on the register at 15 June. This would bring their dividend yield more in line with their peer group. They expect to maintain or increase this level in the years ahead as long as this does not come into conflict with the company's primary objective of capital preservation and growth.

Fundamentals

Optimized Dividends

Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 3.1p
2007 3.1p 0%
2008 4.0p 29.0%
2009 7.5p 87.5%
2010 4.0p (46.7%)
2011 4.0p 0%
2012 28.0p 600.0%
2013 28.0p 0%
2014 29.4p 5.0%
2015 30.0p 2.0%
2016 31.0p 3.3%
2017 32.0p 3.2%
2018 33.0p 3.1%
2019 34.0p 3.0%
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
10 Mar 2010 01 Apr 2010 2010 Final Annually Paid 4p
03 Aug 2011 19 Aug 2011 2011 Final Annually Paid 4p
13 Jun 2012 24 Aug 2012 2012 Final Annually Paid 28p
03 Apr 2013 26 Apr 2013 2013 Interim Semiannually Paid 14p
02 Oct 2013 18 Oct 2013 2013 Final Semiannually Paid 14p
02 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2014 2014 Interim Semiannually Paid 14.7p
01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 2014 Final Semiannually Paid 14.7p
02 Apr 2015 29 Apr 2015 2015 Interim Semiannually Paid 15p
01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 2015 Final Semiannually Paid 15p
07 Apr 2016 27 Apr 2016 2016 Interim Semiannually Paid 15.5p
06 Oct 2016 28 Oct 2016 2016 Final Semiannually Paid 15.5p
06 Apr 2017 28 Apr 2017 2017 Interim Semiannually Paid 16p
05 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 2017 Final Semiannually Paid 16p
05 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2018 2018 Interim Semiannually Paid 16.5p
04 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 2018 Final Semiannually Paid 16.5p
04 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019 2019 Interim Semiannually Paid 17p
03 Oct 2019 31 Oct 2019 2019 Interim Semiannually Paid 17p
02 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 2020 Interim Semiannually Paid 17.5p
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Recent news articles

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RIT Capital Partners plc today publishes an update of its net asset value, together with results for the nine months ending 31 December 2012.

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