Companies have never paid as many dividends as at the start of 2024

Companies have never paid as many dividends as at the start of 2024
Companies have never paid as many dividends as at the start of 2024

The 1,200 listed companies listed in the panel of asset manager Janus Henderson paid $339.2 billion to their shareholders during the first three months of 2024, the firm announced this Thursday, May 23, 2024. This amount is an increase of 2.4% over one year.

Strong dynamism in the United States

Janus Henderson reports that growth in dividends paid has been marked in the United States, where companies account for more than half of dividends ($180 billion), while in Europe the amount has fallen by more than 20%. at $49.4 billion.

As noted byFrance Media Agencywhich reports the information, The first dividend payments from Meta ($1.1 billion during the first quarter) and Alibaba ($2.6 billion, 20th largest dividend payer in the world on the period) represent half of global growth over the first three months of the year.

Stability of dividends paid in France in the 1st quarter

The first quarter in Europe is generally slow, with many companies paying their entire dividend for the year during the second quarter.

Thus, in France, dividends paid in the first quarter were stable over one year at $3 billion, but only represent a tiny part of the payments over the year ($68.7 billion in 2023).

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