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1Dividend confusion? Empty Dividend confusion? Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:53 pm

speculater

speculater
Senior Equity Analytic
Senior Equity Analytic
Is it compulsory to give final dividend after announcement of interim dividend?

RCL and AEL announcement interim dividend declared for 2011/12 and final dividend not given. Is it a mistake in announcement?

Please clarify????

Thx

2Dividend confusion? Empty Re: Dividend confusion? Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:54 pm

Slstock

Slstock
Director - Equity Analytics
Director - Equity Analytics
No it is not compulsory.


@speculater wrote:Is it compulsory to give final dividend after announcement of interim dividend?

RCL and AEL announcement interim dividend declared for 2011/12 and final dividend not given. Is it a mistake in announcement?

Please clarify????

Thx

3Dividend confusion? Empty Re: Dividend confusion? Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:39 pm

Expert

Expert
Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
As I feel, it is a kind of cheating the shareholders.
Normally Companies do not do such things. TheY declare an Interim dividend knowing that they can pay a Final Dividend (or even after another Interim Dividend). I have seen companies declaring an Interim Dividend (not mentioning it is the 1st Interim Dividend) but then declare another one saying 2nd Interim Dividend and also later pay a Final Dividend.

4Dividend confusion? Empty Re: Dividend confusion? Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:51 pm

speculater

speculater
Senior Equity Analytic
Senior Equity Analytic
Thx.....I am also feel the same.......

5Dividend confusion? Empty Re: Dividend confusion? Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:00 pm

worthiness


Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
There must be certain regulation on the declaration dividends other than the company policies & procedures.

If shareholders are not protected it means some loose ends which authorities have to keep an eye..

6Dividend confusion? Empty Re: Dividend confusion? Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:41 pm

raptor


Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
Lots of them declare so called 'interim' dividends and then nothing else. Its also further muddied as a company can declare a dividend for the previous financial year during the current one. Easiest way around this is to look at the trends and the payout potential of a company. If it looks like they cannot payout a final div after an interim then they are most likely wont do it. Do not rely on what they say, do the hard work and look at the income and cash flow statements, do your home work and you will be rewarded.

7Dividend confusion? Empty Re: Dividend confusion? Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:50 pm

smallville

smallville
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
Associate Director - Equity Analytics
Here me lists some companies who pays out sizable dividends;

LLUB, NEST, CTC - 4 annually, why? cuz they wanna take money out Wink

PLC, JINS - 2 annually, 1.0-1.50/- good for the current price

TJL - This time an interim of 0.66. We need to check whether this came from a reversal or one-off gain.

Some times companies announce good interim dividends but no final one.. But the list above was rarely deviated frm their track imo.

8Dividend confusion? Empty Re: Dividend confusion? Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:10 pm

traderathome

traderathome
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
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thanks small...

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