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Company: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES (WST)

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
February40
March0
April0
May39
June0
July1
August38
September0
October0
November38
December0

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued0
Omitted0

Dividends per share by year:

Companies that declare a dividend late in one calendar year, might pay it early in the next calendar year.
This page will show both dividends declared per year, as well as dividends paid per year, in case the latter makes it look as if there was a freeze or a decrease.
The second column shows dividends declared per year.
The third column shows the increase in dividends declared from one year to the next.
The fourth column shows dividends paid per year.
The fifth column shows the increase in dividends paid from one year to the next.

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 declaredIncrease from previous yearDividends paidIncrease from previous yearCompound annual growth rate to 2018 fromBumpiness to 2018 fromMean to 2018 fromStandard deviation to 2018 from
1980$ 0.02875 (4)$ 0.02875 (4) 8.178% 98.498%8.846
1981$ 0.03563 (4) 23.913%$ 0.03563 (4) 23.913% 7.781% 98.081%8.589
1982$ 0.03188 (3) -10.526%$ 0.03188 (3) -10.526% 8.340% 88.598%8.120
1983$ 0.04750 (4) 49.020%$ 0.04750 (4) 49.020% 7.358% 47.443%4.449
1984$ 0.05250 (4) 10.526%$ 0.05250 (4) 10.526% 7.266% 47.353%4.482
1985$ 0.05500 (4) 4.762%$ 0.05500 (4) 4.762% 7.343% 57.431%4.527
1986$ 0.06125 (4) 11.364%$ 0.06125 (4) 11.364% 7.220% 57.308%4.542
1987$ 0.08500 (5) 38.776%$ 0.06750 (4) 10.204% 7.125% 57.215%4.585
1988$ 0.05500 (3) -35.294%$ 0.07250 (4) 7.407% 7.115% 57.209%4.660
1989$ 0.10250 (5) 86.364%$ 0.07750 (4) 6.897% 7.123% 57.219%4.740
1990$ 0.10000 (4) -2.439%$ 0.10000 (4) 29.032% 6.413% 26.440%2.381
1991$ 0.10000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.10000 (4)NO CHANGE 6.658% 26.679%2.070
1992$ 0.10000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.10000 (4)NO CHANGE 6.923% 26.936%1.633
1993$ 0.10500 (4) 5.000%$ 0.10250 (4) 2.500% 7.104% 17.113%1.398
1994$ 0.11500 (4) 9.524%$ 0.11250 (4) 9.756% 6.995% 17.003%1.317
1995$ 0.12500 (4) 8.696%$ 0.12250 (4) 8.889% 6.913% 16.921%1.284
1996$ 0.13500 (4) 8.000%$ 0.13250 (4) 8.163% 6.857% 16.865%1.284
1997$ 0.14500 (4) 7.407%$ 0.14250 (4) 7.547% 6.824% 16.832%1.306
1998$ 0.15500 (4) 6.897%$ 0.15250 (4) 7.018% 6.815% 16.823%1.337
1999$ 0.16500 (4) 6.452%$ 0.16250 (4) 6.557% 6.828% 16.837%1.371
2000$ 0.17500 (4) 6.061%$ 0.17250 (4) 6.154% 6.866% 16.875%1.398
2001$ 0.18500 (4) 5.714%$ 0.18250 (4) 5.797% 6.929% 16.938%1.414
2002$ 0.19500 (4) 5.405%$ 0.19250 (4) 5.479% 7.020% 17.029%1.408
2003$ 0.20500 (4) 5.128%$ 0.20250 (4) 5.195% 7.143% 17.152%1.369
2004$ 0.21500 (4) 4.878%$ 0.21250 (4) 4.938% 7.302% 17.310%1.278
2005$ 0.23000 (4) 6.977%$ 0.22500 (4) 5.882% 7.412% 17.420%1.261
2006$ 0.25000 (4) 8.696%$ 0.24500 (4) 8.889% 7.290% 17.297%1.236
2007$ 0.27000 (4) 8.000%$ 0.26500 (4) 8.163% 7.211% 17.218%1.262
2008$ 0.29000 (4) 7.407%$ 0.28500 (4) 7.547% 7.177% 17.185%1.319
2009$ 0.31000 (4) 6.897%$ 0.30500 (4) 7.018% 7.195% 17.204%1.389
2010$ 0.33000 (4) 6.452%$ 0.32500 (4) 6.557% 7.275% 17.285%1.453
2011$ 0.35000 (4) 6.061%$ 0.34500 (4) 6.154% 7.436% 17.446%1.485
2012$ 0.37000 (4) 5.714%$ 0.36500 (4) 5.797% 7.712% 17.721%1.430
2013$ 0.39000 (4) 5.405%$ 0.38500 (4) 5.479% 8.164% 18.170%1.116
2014$ 0.42000 (4) 7.692%$ 0.41000 (4) 6.494% 8.586% 18.589%0.824
2015$ 0.46000 (4) 9.524%$ 0.45000 (4) 9.756% 8.198% 18.200%0.548
2016$ 0.50000 (4) 8.696%$ 0.49000 (4) 8.889% 7.855% 07.855%0.308
2017$ 0.54000 (4) 8.000%$ 0.53000 (4) 8.163% 7.547% 07.547%0.000
2018$ 0.58000 (4) 7.407%$ 0.57000 (4) 7.547%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 0.57000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$114.00
1.0%$ 57.00
1.5%$ 38.00
2.0%$ 28.50
2.5%$ 22.80
3.0%$ 19.00
3.5%$ 16.29
4.0%$ 14.25
4.5%$ 12.67
5.0%$ 11.40
5.5%$ 10.36
6.0%$ 9.50
6.5%$ 8.77
7.0%$ 8.14
7.5%$ 7.60
8.0%$ 7.13
8.5%$ 6.71
9.0%$ 6.33
9.5%$ 6.00
10.0%$ 5.70

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