Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index - August 2017

What is the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index?

The Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index (JHGDI) is the first of its kind, long-term study into global dividend trends. It is a measure of progress that global firms are making in paying their investors an income on their capital. It analyses dividends paid every quarter by the 1,200 largest firms by market capitalisation.

In this Edition, we see that UK dividends rose 6.1% in underlying terms, boosted by a resurgent mining sector. Download the full report to know more.

Global highlights

  • Global Q2 dividends hit a new record as growth accelerated
  • Total payouts rose 5.4% to $447.5bn
  • Underlying growth was 7.2% the fastest since late 2015, with every region seeing an increase
  • Forecast for 2017 upgraded to $1.208 trillion, up 3.9% year-on-year, equivalent to an underlying increase of 5.5%
 
 

Global dividends hit an all-time quarterly record of $447.5bn in Q2, according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, a long-term study of global dividend trends. They increased 5.4% year-on-year on a headline basis, equivalent to an underlying rise of 7.2% once exchange rates, special dividends, and other factors were taken into account. This was the fastest rate of growth since 2015, with new quarterly records in the US, Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia, and South Korea.

All figures as of 30.06.2017, Janus Henderson Investors

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

This information does not qualify as an investment recommendation.

Glossary of terms

Headline dividends – The sum total of all dividends received.
Headline Growth – Change in total gross dividends.
Special dividends – Typically, one-off payouts made by companies to shareholders that are declared to be separate from their regular dividend cycle.
Underlying dividend growth – Headline dividend growth adjusted for special dividends, change in currency, timing effects and index changes.

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