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Company: WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GP (WTM)

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: 73.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually11
Semi-annually0
Quarterly61
Monthly0
Irregularly1
'none'0

On 3/27/2001, the dividend payment frequency changed from quarterly to annually.
On 3/23/2005, the dividend payment frequency changed from annually to quarterly.
On 3/25/2009, the dividend payment frequency changed from quarterly to annually.
On 3/30/2016, the dividend payment frequency changed from annually to quarterly.

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February0
March28
April1
May0
June15
July0
August0
September14
October0
November0
December15

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued1
Omitted0

Date of last dividend paid: 3/28/2018.

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
1985$ 0.07500 (1)$ 0.07500 (1) 8.166%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1986$ 0.30000 (4) 300.000%$ 0.30000 (4) 300.000% 3.834%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1987$ 0.40000 (4) 33.333%$ 0.40000 (4) 33.333% 3.000%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1988$ 0.50000 (4) 25.000%$ 0.50000 (4) 25.000% 2.337%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1989$ 0.60000 (4) 20.000%$ 0.60000 (4) 20.000% 1.777%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1990$ 0.68000 (4) 13.333%$ 0.68000 (4) 13.333% 1.387%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1991$ 0.68000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.68000 (4)NO CHANGE 1.439%There is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1992$ 0.00000 (0) -100.000%$ 0.00000 (0) -100.000%The dividend for this year was zeroThere is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1993$ 0.00000 (0)NO CHANGE$ 0.00000 (0)NO CHANGEThe dividend for this year was zeroThere is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1994$ 0.00000 (0)NO CHANGE$ 0.00000 (0)NO CHANGEThe dividend for this year was zeroThere is no useful bumpiness for this year0.000%0.000
1995$ 0.20000 (1)PREVIOUS YEAR's WAS ZERO$ 0.20000 (1)PREVIOUS YEAR's WAS ZERO 7.248% 15640.580%156.199
1996$ 0.80000 (4) 300.000%$ 0.80000 (4) 300.000% 1.019% 14928.788%149.362
1997$ 0.80000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.80000 (4)NO CHANGE 1.068% 15330.159%152.741
1998$ 1.60000 (4) 100.000%$ 1.60000 (4) 100.000% -2.378% 15626.667%155.693
1999$ 1.60000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 1.60000 (4)NO CHANGE -2.505% 16028.070%159.614
2000$ 1.20000 (3) -25.000%$ 1.20000 (3) -25.000% -1.018% 16331.019%163.484
2001$ 1.00000 (1) -16.667%$ 1.00000 (1) -16.667% 0.000% 16833.824%167.802
2002$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 17335.938%172.746
2003$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 17838.333%178.154
2004$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 18441.071%184.102
2005$ 8.00000 (4) 700.000%$ 8.00000 (4) 700.000% -17.346% 23-9.615%23.077
2006$ 8.00000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 8.00000 (4)NO CHANGE -18.921% 24-10.417%23.845
2007$ 8.00000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 8.00000 (4)NO CHANGE -20.809% 25-11.364%24.688
2008$ 5.00000 (3) -37.500%$ 4.00000 (2) -50.000% -14.870% 23-7.500%22.500
2009$ 0.00000 (0) -100.000%$ 1.00000 (1) -75.000% 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2010$ 1.00000 (1)PREVIOUS YEAR's WAS ZERO$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2011$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2012$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2013$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2014$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2015$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2016$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2017$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE 0.000% 00.000%0.000
2018$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE$ 1.00000 (1)NO CHANGE

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 1.00000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$200.00
1.0%$100.00
1.5%$ 66.67
2.0%$ 50.00
2.5%$ 40.00
3.0%$ 33.33
3.5%$ 28.57
4.0%$ 25.00
4.5%$ 22.22
5.0%$ 20.00
5.5%$ 18.18
6.0%$ 16.67
6.5%$ 15.38
7.0%$ 14.29
7.5%$ 13.33
8.0%$ 12.50
8.5%$ 11.76
9.0%$ 11.11
9.5%$ 10.53
10.0%$ 10.00

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