Monday, 22 July 2013

Q2 UK Dividend Report

Capita have published their dividend report for the second quarter 2013. Here's a link to my post relating to the Q1 report.

Here are the headlines:

- Q2 dividends reach £25.3bn, the largest ever quarterly total

- Underlying dividend growth accelerates in the second quarter, but not fast enough to hit Capita’s   full year forecast

- Dividends are up a headline 7.6% in Q2, while underlying dividends accelerate to 9.5%

Looking at the half year and stripping out special dividends and the HSBC distortion, underlying dividends have increased a respectable 7.7% since the start of 2013 - compared to 12.4% for the same period in 2012.


It seems that equities yielding 4.1% on average continue to offer the best income compared to cash savings of 1.8%, gilts 2.4% (up from 1.8% Q1) and residential property 5.3% gross - approx. 3.8% after running costs.

Looking ahead to the full year, it is expected the rate of growth will slow and the revised headline total is now £81.4bn - an increase of 1.1% on 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing UK dividend reports here; it will enhance user experience for all those who are new to stock market and still facing problems in earning dividends.

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