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Company: XL GROUP PLC (XL)

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: 105.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually1
Semi-annually0
Quarterly104
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

On 4/17/1992, the dividend payment frequency changed from annually to quarterly.

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January3
February9
March13
April7
May4
June15
July11
August2
September14
October11
November1
December15

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
1992$ 0.34500 (3)$ 0.79500 (4) 0.391% 6812.581%68.488
1993$ 0.52500 (4) 52.174%$ 0.52500 (4) -33.962% 2.088% 6914.443%69.196
1994$ 0.61500 (4) 17.143%$ 0.61500 (4) 17.143% 1.504% 7114.331%70.621
1995$ 0.69500 (4) 13.008%$ 0.69500 (4) 13.008% 1.031% 7214.388%72.139
1996$ 0.95000 (4) 36.691%$ 0.95000 (4) 36.691% -0.349% 7413.374%73.600
1997$ 1.36000 (4) 43.158%$ 1.36000 (4) 43.158% -2.095% 7511.956%75.038
1998$ 1.64000 (4) 20.588%$ 1.64000 (4) 20.588% -3.162% 7711.524%76.865
1999$ 1.76000 (4) 7.317%$ 1.76000 (4) 7.317% -3.716% 7911.746%78.856
2000$ 1.80000 (4) 2.273%$ 1.80000 (4) 2.273% -4.056% 8112.272%80.984
2001$ 1.84000 (4) 2.222%$ 1.84000 (4) 2.222% -4.434% 8312.863%83.294
2002$ 1.88000 (4) 2.174%$ 1.88000 (4) 2.174% -4.859% 8613.531%85.814
2003$ 1.92000 (4) 2.128%$ 1.92000 (4) 2.128% -5.339% 8914.292%88.576
2004$ 1.96000 (4) 2.083%$ 1.96000 (4) 2.083% -5.887% 9215.164%91.622
2005$ 2.00000 (4) 2.041%$ 2.00000 (4) 2.041% -6.519% 9516.173%95.006
2006$ 1.52000 (4) -24.000%$ 1.52000 (4) -24.000% -4.660% 9819.521%98.146
2007$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 1.52000 (4)NO CHANGE -5.094% 10221.295%102.326
2008$ 1.14000 (4) -25.000%$ 1.14000 (4) -25.000% -2.622% 10625.925%106.216
2009$ 0.40000 (4) -64.912%$ 0.40000 (4) -64.912% 9.156% 10736.018%107.316
2010$ 0.40000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.40000 (4)NO CHANGE 10.358% 11340.520%113.021
2011$ 0.44000 (4) 10.000%$ 0.44000 (4) 10.000% 10.409% 12044.880%120.194
2012$ 0.44000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.44000 (4)NO CHANGE 12.246% 12852.360%128.307
2013$ 0.56000 (4) 27.273%$ 0.56000 (4) 27.273% 9.461% 14057.378%140.015
2014$ 0.64000 (4) 14.286%$ 0.64000 (4) 14.286% 8.287% 15568.151%154.677
2015$ 0.72000 (4) 12.500%$ 0.72000 (4) 12.500% 6.918% 17586.701%174.709
2016$ 0.40000 (2) -44.444%$ 0.20000 (1) -72.222% 109.762% 164166.163%163.837
2017$ 0.88000 (4) 120.000%$ 0.86000 (4) 330.000% 2.326% 02.326%0.000
2018$ 0.66000 (3) -25.000%$ 0.88000 (4) 2.326%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 0.88000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$176.00
1.0%$ 88.00
1.5%$ 58.67
2.0%$ 44.00
2.5%$ 35.20
3.0%$ 29.33
3.5%$ 25.14
4.0%$ 22.00
4.5%$ 19.56
5.0%$ 17.60
5.5%$ 16.00
6.0%$ 14.67
6.5%$ 13.54
7.0%$ 12.57
7.5%$ 11.73
8.0%$ 11.00
8.5%$ 10.35
9.0%$ 9.78
9.5%$ 9.26
10.0%$ 8.80

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