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Company: TELEPHONE AND DATA SYSTEMS (TDS)

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: 151.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly151
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February0
March36
April1
May0
June38
July0
August0
September38
October0
November0
December38

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
1981$ 0.03475 (3) 8.192% 98.498%8.889
1982$ 0.05315 (4) 52.944% 7.156% 57.264%4.982
1983$ 0.06133 (4) 15.385% 6.930% 57.032%4.857
1984$ 0.06951 (4) 13.331% 6.747% 56.847%4.804
1985$ 0.07769 (4) 11.766% 6.599% 56.698%4.799
1986$ 0.08586 (4) 10.527% 6.478% 56.578%4.824
1987$ 0.09404 (4) 9.522% 6.382% 56.483%4.872
1988$ 0.09200 (4) -2.174% 6.679% 56.771%4.685
1989$ 0.11960 (4) 30.001% 5.955% 25.970%1.858
1990$ 0.12880 (4) 7.693% 5.893% 25.909%1.862
1991$ 0.13800 (4) 7.143% 5.847% 25.863%1.881
1992$ 0.14720 (4) 6.667% 5.816% 25.832%1.910
1993$ 0.15639 (4) 6.247% 5.798% 25.816%1.946
1994$ 0.16559 (4) 5.883% 5.795% 25.813%1.986
1995$ 0.17479 (4) 5.556% 5.805% 25.824%2.028
1996$ 0.18399 (4) 5.263% 5.830% 25.850%2.070
1997$ 0.19319 (4) 5.000% 5.870% 25.890%2.110
1998$ 0.20239 (4) 4.762% 5.925% 25.946%2.146
1999$ 0.21159 (4) 4.546% 5.998% 26.020%2.177
2000$ 0.22999 (4) 8.696% 5.850% 25.871%2.141
2001$ 0.24839 (4) 8.000% 5.725% 25.746%2.138
2002$ 0.26679 (4) 7.406% 5.621% 25.642%2.162
2003$ 0.28519 (4) 6.897% 5.537% 25.559%2.208
2004$ 0.30359 (4) 6.452% 5.472% 25.495%2.272
2005$ 0.32199 (4) 6.061% 5.426% 25.452%2.352
2006$ 0.34039 (4) 5.714% 5.402% 25.430%2.447
2007$ 0.35878 (4) 5.404% 5.402% 35.432%2.556
2008$ 0.37718 (4) 5.128% 5.430% 35.462%2.678
2009$ 0.39558 (4) 4.878% 5.491% 35.527%2.816
2010$ 0.41398 (4) 4.651% 5.597% 35.637%2.969
2011$ 0.43238 (4) 4.445% 5.762% 35.807%3.137
2012$ 0.49000 (4) 13.325% 4.552% 14.554%0.699
2013$ 0.51000 (4) 4.082% 4.646% 14.648%0.730
2014$ 0.53600 (4) 5.098% 4.533% 14.536%0.776
2015$ 0.56400 (4) 5.224% 4.304% 14.307%0.770
2016$ 0.59200 (4) 4.965% 3.975% 13.978%0.752
2017$ 0.62000 (4) 4.730% 3.226% 03.226%0.000
2018$ 0.64000 (4) 3.226%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 0.64000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$128.00
1.0%$ 64.00
1.5%$ 42.67
2.0%$ 32.00
2.5%$ 25.60
3.0%$ 21.33
3.5%$ 18.29
4.0%$ 16.00
4.5%$ 14.22
5.0%$ 12.80
5.5%$ 11.64
6.0%$ 10.67
6.5%$ 9.85
7.0%$ 9.14
7.5%$ 8.53
8.0%$ 8.00
8.5%$ 7.53
9.0%$ 7.11
9.5%$ 6.74
10.0%$ 6.40

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