Robert Allan Schwartz's dividend growth company information web site
This is a site that provides dividend growth company information.
I believe the most important piece of information I provide here is the
compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for each company.
As far as I know, this piece of information is not available anywhere
on the Internet.
Read about the definition of CAGR,
and see the formula that I use to compute it for each company.
Here's an example to help understand the concept of CAGR:
Suppose company ABC pays the following dividends for the following years:
Year 1: $ 1.00000
Year 2: $ 1.69000 ($ 0.69000 increase) ( 69.000% increase)
Year 3: $ 2.17000 ($ 0.48000 increase) ( 28.402% increase)
Year 4: $ 2.72000 ($ 0.55000 increase) ( 25.346% increase)
Year 5: $ 3.55000 ($ 0.83000 increase) ( 30.515% increase)
Year 6: $ 4.43000 ($ 0.88000 increase) ( 24.789% increase)
Year 7: $ 4.48000 ($ 0.05000 increase) ( 1.129% increase)
Year 8: $ 4.93000 ($ 0.45000 increase) ( 10.045% increase)
Year 9: $ 5.68000 ($ 0.75000 increase) ( 15.213% increase)
Year 10: $ 6.52000 ($ 0.84000 increase) ( 14.789% increase)
Year 11: $ 6.65000 ($ 0.13000 increase) ( 1.994% increase)
Year 12: $ 7.03000 ($ 0.38000 increase) ( 5.714% increase)
Year 13: $ 7.81000 ($ 0.78000 increase) ( 11.095% increase)
Year 14: $ 8.77000 ($ 0.96000 increase) ( 12.292% increase)
Year 15: $ 9.10000 ($ 0.33000 increase) ( 3.763% increase)
Although the dividend increases each year, the amount and percent
of the increase varies each year.
The CAGR allows us to "smooth" out the percentages of the increases,
which would have looked like this had the percentages been constant:
Year 1: $ 1.00000
Year 2: $ 1.17085 ($ 0.17085 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 3: $ 1.37090 ($ 0.20005 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 4: $ 1.60513 ($ 0.23422 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 5: $ 1.87937 ($ 0.27424 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 6: $ 2.20047 ($ 0.32110 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 7: $ 2.57643 ($ 0.37596 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 8: $ 3.01662 ($ 0.44019 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 9: $ 3.53202 ($ 0.51540 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 10: $ 4.13549 ($ 0.60346 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 11: $ 4.84205 ($ 0.70657 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 12: $ 5.66934 ($ 0.82729 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 13: $ 6.63797 ($ 0.96863 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 14: $ 7.77210 ($ 1.13413 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Year 15: $ 9.10000 ($ 1.32790 increase) ( 17.085% increase)
Note that the dividends paid in the first and last years are the same
as they were above.
I believe this gives us a useful metric with which to compare various
For example, to compare the CAGR's of dividend companies from (let's say)
1982 to 2012, click here.
All of the companies that I'm covering (see next paragraph),
who had a positive CAGR between 1982 and 2012,
are rank-ordered on that page.
I've chosen to cover the companies in Dividend4Life's list of companies.
His list is available here.
I've chosen to cover the companies in David Fish's lists of Dividend Champions, Contenders, and Challengers.
His current lists are available here.
Older versions of his lists are available here.
The first year used in this site is 1962, the first year for which
any of the companies I cover have a positive CAGR.
Clearly not all companies have been paying dividends for all that time.
The last year used in this site is 2012, the last full calendar year.
I update the web site each January. I do not update the web site during the year.
All pages in this site have navigation links that look like this:
Compound annual growth rate by year
Which companies pay dividends in which month?
Which companies pay dividends at which frequency?
Which companies have paid dividends for how many years?
Which companies have increased their dividends by at least X% per year over the most recent Y years?
Which CAGR's have which bumpiness?
Which companies have which bumpiness?
Which sectors and industries have which bumpiness?
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