Global dividends reached a record for the first quarter of $ 263.3bn, rising 7.8%, despite worries about the world economy, according to a new study Monday.
Janus Henderson's global dividend said US dividends reached a record $ 122.5 billion, a 8.3 percent period. The basis for growth in the US, where it was adjusted for special dividends and currency changes, saw an increase of 9.6%. Nearly 90 percent of the US listed companies raised dividends, with the largest increase in the banking sector.
Janus Henderson expects a record $ 1.43 trillion. where growth is the world's fastest
Dividend is part of the company's profit, which is paid as shareholder remuneration. Janus Henderson analyzes the dividends paid by the 1
The United Kingdom lags behind
Europe has had relatively few dividends paid in the first quarter, with growth of 9 , 2% is increased dividends, while the main growth of 5.3% is in line with the results of 2018. The United Kingdom lags behind the average global economy by 4.4%.
The Asia-Pacific region has shown the strongest dividend growth since 2009, and the 14.7% annual growth rate has cut the record for first-quarter payouts.
Ben Lofthhouse, head of Global Equity Income, commented in the study that it "reflects the continuation of strong growth seen in 2018, instead of necessarily putting the tone for another above-mentioned trend in 2019"
"Market expectations for corporate profits have slowed down in recent months as global economic dynamics has slowed down and forecasts can still fall further," he added. company, so reducing their growth rate is a normal consequence of slower growth in profits. However, we still do not feel the need to make changes to our 2019 dividend forecast. "
Investors can expect dividend growth of around 4% to 5% in 2019 and another record year to pay dividends (19659006) The report specifically cites Japan as having exceeded the World Average for the past five years while Japanese companies are adapting to dividend culture
Lofthouse told CNBC "Squawk Box Europe" Monday that "constantly the growth of dividends and the indulgence of external shareholders "may be an indication of a" real change in corporate culture "for Japan
Emerging markets showed a weaker growth of 2.2% which the report attributes to these economies as the first, who feel the effects of the tougher monetary policy of the United States and the fears of world trade  2] Pharmaceuticals have offered the biggest gains by contributing $ 1 for every $ 8 distributed globally, with the industry achieving a record all time, if $ 30.1 billion Although its main growth rate lags behind the world average