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Company: SONOCO PRODUCTS CO (SON)

This page shows only data up to the final business day of 2018.

Additional financial information for this company can be found at:
Total number of dividends paid: 156.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly156
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February0
March39
April0
May0
June39
July0
August0
September39
October0
November0
December39

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued0
Omitted0

Dividends per share by year:

The number in parentheses is the number of non-special dividends declared/paid during that period.

How do I determine the "bumpiness" of a company?
Mathematically, I use the standard deviation around the arithmetic mean of the dividend raise percentages.
I have devised a "bumpiness metric" which will tell at a glance how smooth or bumpy a company's dividend history has been.
For you math geeks, the bumpiness is the standard deviation rounded to the nearest integer.
The result is a whole number that tells you whether a company's dividend history has been smooth or teeth-rattling.

YearDividends paidIncrease from previous yearCompound annual growth rate to 2018 fromBumpiness to 2018 fromMean to 2018 fromStandard deviation to 2018 from
1980$ 0.07035 (4) 8.605% 98.939%9.026
1981$ 0.09740 (4) 38.457% 7.894% 88.141%7.712
1982$ 0.10822 (4) 11.111% 7.806% 88.058%7.803
1983$ 0.11093 (4) 2.500% 7.962% 88.217%7.856
1984$ 0.12717 (4) 14.636% 7.772% 88.028%7.892
1985$ 0.14286 (4) 12.341% 7.636% 87.898%7.974
1986$ 0.16667 (4) 16.665% 7.365% 87.624%7.943
1987$ 0.19481 (4) 16.883% 7.072% 87.325%7.892
1988$ 0.27706 (4) 42.222% 6.063% 56.162%4.734
1989$ 0.35065 (4) 26.563% 5.419% 35.458%2.887
1990$ 0.38961 (4) 11.111% 5.221% 35.256%2.729
1991$ 0.39827 (4) 2.222% 5.334% 35.369%2.715
1992$ 0.43290 (4) 8.696% 5.207% 35.241%2.686
1993$ 0.45887 (4) 6.000% 5.175% 35.210%2.734
1994$ 0.48052 (4) 4.717% 5.194% 35.231%2.789
1995$ 0.53712 (4) 11.780% 4.917% 24.946%2.484
1996$ 0.58636 (4) 9.168% 4.728% 24.754%2.367
1997$ 0.64091 (4) 9.302% 4.515% 24.538%2.200
1998$ 0.70364 (4) 9.787% 4.258% 24.275%1.906
1999$ 0.75000 (4) 6.589% 4.136% 24.153%1.879
2000$ 0.79000 (4) 5.333% 4.070% 24.088%1.909
2001$ 0.80000 (4) 1.266% 4.238% 24.254%1.834
2002$ 0.83000 (4) 3.750% 4.268% 24.285%1.885
2003$ 0.84000 (4) 1.205% 4.476% 24.491%1.766
2004$ 0.87000 (4) 3.571% 4.541% 24.556%1.810
2005$ 0.91000 (4) 4.598% 4.536% 24.553%1.878
2006$ 0.95000 (4) 4.396% 4.548% 24.566%1.954
2007$ 1.02000 (4) 7.368% 4.295% 24.312%1.840
2008$ 1.07000 (4) 4.902% 4.235% 24.253%1.920
2009$ 1.08000 (4) 0.935% 4.608% 24.621%1.655
2010$ 1.11000 (4) 2.778% 4.839% 24.852%1.613
2011$ 1.15000 (4) 3.604% 5.017% 25.030%1.649
2012$ 1.19000 (4) 3.478% 5.276% 25.288%1.645
2013$ 1.23000 (4) 3.361% 5.663% 25.674%1.535
2014$ 1.27000 (4) 3.252% 6.274% 16.279%1.054
2015$ 1.37000 (4) 7.874% 5.746% 15.748%0.592
2016$ 1.46000 (4) 6.569% 5.337% 05.337%0.142
2017$ 1.54000 (4) 5.479% 5.195% 05.195%0.000
2018$ 1.62000 (4) 5.195%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 1.62000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$324.00
1.0%$162.00
1.5%$108.00
2.0%$ 81.00
2.5%$ 64.80
3.0%$ 54.00
3.5%$ 46.29
4.0%$ 40.50
4.5%$ 36.00
5.0%$ 32.40
5.5%$ 29.45
6.0%$ 27.00
6.5%$ 24.92
7.0%$ 23.14
7.5%$ 21.60
8.0%$ 20.25
8.5%$ 19.06
9.0%$ 18.00
9.5%$ 17.05
10.0%$ 16.20

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