Managing your shareholding Dividend calculator and history

Dividends are the regular financial returns to shareholders who invest in the company.

When a company earns a profit, it can be put to two uses: either re-invested in the business (called retained earnings), or paid to the shareholders of the company as a dividend. Companies generally retain a portion of their profits and pay the remainder as a dividend. Companies listed on the stock exchange usually pay dividends in line with a fixed schedule, however, the directors may declare a dividend at any time, sometimes called a special dividend, to distinguish it from a regular one.

Dividends are usually paid in cash (by cheque or direct into your bank account). They can, however, be in shares in the company, either newly-created shares or existing shares bought in the market.

Annual dividend 2018

Type Amount (in pence) Record Date Ex-Dividend Payment Date
Annual Dividend - August, 2018 4 .00 22/06/2018 21/06/2018 03/08/2018