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Dividends across the ages: Charts

Lewis Jackson  |  24 May 2021Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Last week Lex Hall looked at 20 Aussie dividend ideas for 2021. Today I look at dividend performance over the last 6 years on the ASX.

The top 5 dividend payers (total dividend payout) are concentrated among a few big names

Number of times a company was one of the top five dividend payers on the ASX (2014-2020)

Number of times a company was one of the top five dividend payers on the ASX (2014-2020)

Source: Morningstar Direct

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The average dividend payout on the ASX has stayed relatively steady over time, despite dipping in 2020

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Average Annual Dividend Payout On The ASX

Source: Morningstar Direct

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This is despite the number of companies paying dividends rising over time 

Number of dividend payers on the ASX

Source: Morningstar Direct

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Morningstar Direct lists just under 1900 companies on the ASX.

The highest dividend payout on the ASX has also trended up slightly over time

Highest annual dividend paid out on the ASXSource: Morningstar Direct

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That peak in 2019? That's Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) with $8.97 in dividends.

 

is a reporter/data journalist for Morningstar. You can follow Lewis on Twitter @lewjackk

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