Looking at Dominion Energy’s Solid Dividend Payment History
Dividend per share
Dominion Energy (D) is expected to pay its 4Q17 dividend of $0.77 per share on December 20, 2017. In 2017, Dominion’s total dividend is thus expected to be $3.04 per share. That’s a 10% increase over 2016. It’s also the 359th consecutive quarter that Dominion Energy has paid a cash dividend.
Its consistent dividend payment for almost 90 years and dividend increases for more than a decade differentiate it from its peers.
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Dominion Energy’s peers
Among its peers, Duke Energy (DUK) has paid a cash dividend for more than 91 consecutive years. Southern Company (SO), a Georgia-based regulated utility giant, has a history of consecutive dividend payments for nearly 70 years.
You can compare the top dividends in the industry (XLU) in The Top Utilities by Dividend: NEE, DUK, SO, and D.
We’ll take a look at Dominion Energy’s dividend profile in the next part.