Today, we are going to focus on Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, commonly know as CIBC. CIBC has been paying dividends in 1868 and that year is not a typo. CIBC has not missed a dividend payment in 148 years. Therefore, CIBC has been paying dividends longer than any current human has been alive. These dividends are coutesy of the investor relatons site of CIBC and represent the value in Canadian dollars.
|Year Annual Dividend Amount |
As you can see the dividend has increased each year from 2011 to 2016. During the sub prime melton which lead to the global recession, CIBC did not reduce its dividend, but it also did not raise its dividend from 2008-2010. The other 4 big banks in Canada did the same with no dividend increase or decrease in basically the same time frame.
With the dividend increasing this much, this also causes the price of the stock to rise as people want the yield. In order to keep increasing the dividend, the bank has to increase earnings each year as dividends are paid from earnings.
Compound Annual Dividend Growth Rate from 2000 to 2016 is 8.49%.
Compound Annual Dividend Growth Rate from 2010 to 2016 is 5.32 %
Everytime the dividend is raised, an investor gets a raise that is usually higher than you would get at a job. When the company raises its dividend, an investor does not do anything besides remaining a loyal shareholder. A dividend growth investor invests in companies that pay dividends and increases their dividend yearly, which helps them to reach financial freedom quicker.
Disclosure: Do not own any shares of C.I.B.C.
I am not a financial planner, financial advisor, accountant or tax attorney. The information on this blog represents my own thoughts and opinions and should NOT be taken as investment or business advice.
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