Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases
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The Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases equals the number of consecutive years that a company has increased its recurring dividend payment.
This metric provides a scrubbed measure of how long a company has been able to increase its dividend without any interruption in the growth trajectory. A year of no increase or dividend cuts will end the streak and restart the count at zero.
Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases is an important metric to dividend investors. A long streak of dividend increases is widely considered a good sign of a company’s sustainable competitive advantage, or “wide moat” in the words of Warren Buffett.
A company’s true dividend payment track record, or even a stock’s current dividend yield, can be skewed by a number of corporate actions such as special dividends, variable dividends, suspended dividends, or change in payment frequency. We leverage our Robo-Analyst technology to provide a cleaner, truer measure of dividends for all of our dividend metrics.
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