The Strategist

Global dividends volume reaches record $302.5B for the quarter

05/25/2022 - 03:59

According to a Janus Henderson Group analysis, companies throughout the world paid $302.5 billion in dividends to their shareholders in the first quarter of this year.

This is a gain of 11% from the start of 2021 and a new high for the time.

Eighty-one percent of corporations that paid dividends in the first quarter increased them, while thirteen percent maintained the same level.

Across all regions surveyed, the research found double-digit payment growth.

While the United States, Canada, and Denmark established absolute quarterly records, dividend payouts in certain countries fell significantly. Payments plummeted 15% in Japan and 21.5 percent in the United Kingdom, for example.