Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dividend Growth 2017

First of all I would like to say that I have taken out money I need to from my RRIF accounts and I have bought some more shares in Canadian Utilities Ltd (TSX-CU, OTC-CDUAF).

What I noticed in updating my spreadsheets on my portfolio is that I already have dividends up 6.99% compared to 2016 where dividends increased by 5.08% and for 2015 where dividends 7.58% and 2014 where they increased by 3.83%. So I decided to look at increases over time and looked back to 2003. This is a chart for dividend increases each year and the 5 year median to that year.

I have certainly done better in the past than I have done recently. Certainly the increases in 2014 seem to be a low point and relatively speaking so was 2010 and 2005.

Year Increase 5 year med
2017 6.99% 6.99%
2016 5.08% 7.58%
2015 7.58% 9.23%
2014 3.83% 9.23%
2013 10.53% 9.63%
2012 9.63% 9.63%
2011 9.23% 11.35%
2010 5.29% 14.94%
2009 14.94% 14.94%
2008 11.35% 11.64%
2007 23.21%
2006 23.96%
2005 7.77%
2004 11.64%
2003 12.91%

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