RIT Capital Partners plc

RIT Capital Partners plc RCP

Dividend Summary

The next RIT Capital Partners plc dividend is expected to go ex in 4 months and to be paid in 5 months.
The previous RIT Capital Partners plc dividend was 17.5p and it went ex 2 months ago and it was paid 28 days ago.
There are typically 2 dividends per year (excluding specials), and the dividend cover is approximately 2.0.

Latest Dividends
Summary Previous dividend Next dividend
Status Paid Forecast
Type Interim Interim
Per share 17.5p Sign Up Required
Declaration date 03 Mar 2020 (Tue)
Ex-div date 01 Oct 2020 (Thu) 31 Mar 2021 (Wed)
Pay date 30 Oct 2020 (Fri) 29 Apr 2021 (Thu)

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Forecast Accuracy
100%
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Dividend Yield Today
1.8%
The dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend payment by the prevailing share price
The table below shows the full dividend history for RIT Capital Partners plc
Status Type Decl. date Ex-div date Pay date Decl. Currency Forecast amount Decl. amount Accuracy
Forecast Final 05 Oct 2023 27 Oct 2023 GBP Sign up
Forecast Interim 05 Apr 2023 27 Apr 2023 GBP Sign up
Forecast Final 06 Oct 2022 28 Oct 2022 GBP Sign up
Forecast Interim 07 Apr 2022 28 Apr 2022 GBP Sign up
Forecast Final 30 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 GBP Sign up
Forecast Interim 31 Mar 2021 29 Apr 2021 GBP Sign up
Paid Interim 03 Mar 2020 01 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2020 GBP 17.5p 17.5p 😄
Paid Interim 03 Mar 2020 02 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 GBP 17.5p 17.5p 😄
Paid Interim 05 Mar 2019 03 Oct 2019 31 Oct 2019 GBP 17p 17p 😄
Paid Interim 05 Mar 2019 04 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019 GBP 17p 17p 😄
Paid Final 27 Feb 2018 04 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 GBP 16.5p 16.5p 😄
Paid Interim 27 Feb 2018 05 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2018 GBP 16.5p 16.5p 😄
Paid Final 28 Feb 2017 05 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 GBP 16p 16p 😄
Paid Interim 28 Feb 2017 06 Apr 2017 28 Apr 2017 GBP 16p 16p 😄
Paid Final 01 Mar 2016 06 Oct 2016 28 Oct 2016 GBP 15.5p 15.5p 😄
Paid Interim 01 Mar 2016 07 Apr 2016 27 Apr 2016 GBP 15.5p
Paid Final 27 Feb 2015 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 GBP 15p
Paid Interim 27 Feb 2015 02 Apr 2015 29 Apr 2015 GBP 15p
Paid Final 06 Mar 2014 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 GBP 14.7p
Paid Interim 06 Mar 2014 02 Apr 2014 29 Apr 2014 GBP 14.7p
Paid Final 02 Oct 2013 18 Oct 2013 GBP 14p
Paid Interim 03 Apr 2013 26 Apr 2013 GBP 14p
Paid Final 13 Jun 2012 24 Aug 2012 GBP 28p
Paid Final 03 Aug 2011 19 Aug 2011 GBP 4p
Paid Final 10 Mar 2010 01 Apr 2010 GBP 4p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2009 GBP 7.5p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2008 GBP 4p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2007 31 Dec 2007 GBP 3.1p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2006 GBP 3.1p
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%
2020 Sign Up Required
2021 Sign Up Required
2022 Sign Up Required
2023 Sign Up Required

RIT Capital Partners plc Optimized Dividend Chart

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Dividend Yield Today
1.8%
Optimized Yield
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52 Week High
3.8% on 19 March 2020
52 Week Low
1.8% on 28 November 2019
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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.

Sector
Investment Trusts
Country
United Kingdom
Share Price
£19.56 (yesterday's closing price)
Shares in Issue
155 million
Market Cap
£3.0bn
Dividend Cover
How many times is the dividend covered by company income. A cover of 1 means all income is paid out in dividends
2.0
CADI
The Consecutive Annual Dividend Increases - the number of years this company has been increasing its dividends
7
Market Indices
FTSE 350, FTSE 250
Investor Relations URL
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Dividend History URL
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Home Page URL
http://www.ritcap.com
Financial Calendar URL
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