Moscow. November 16. The amount of dividends paid to shareholders by companies worldwide, increased in July-September 2015 for the first time in four quarters, according to data collected by the management company Henderson Global Investors.
According to Financial Times, in the third quarter of 2015, investors have received a total of $297 billion of dividends by 2.3% more than in the same period a year earlier.
With quarterly payments in North America jumped 20% and reached a record $116,5 billion In the US growth rate exceeded the canadian performance 23.4% and the total dividend increased to $107,9 billion.
For seven quarters, the growth of dividend payments in USA is expressed by a two-digit number. However, in July-September of the current year the data was skewed by special dividends on Kraft $9.8 billion, providing about half of the rise. The results of American earnings reports for the third quarter was quite weak, in many industries there was a decline in both profits and revenues.
The Chinese company reduced the dividend by 2.1%, and now experts are expecting a decrease and by the end of 2015 as a whole.
Dividend payments in the UK and other European countries has also disappointed shareholders: reduction in the last quarter was 1.5% and 13.5% respectively.
According to estimates Henderson, global dividends in 2015 will decline by 2% to $1.15 billion, but excluding one-offs of exchange rate fluctuations and the special dividend is expected to grow by 9.5 per cent.
In August, Henderson was projected dividends for 2015 at us $1,16 trillion.