Dividend increase Ahold Delhaize
At the 28th of March the board of Ahold Delhaize decided to increase the quarterly dividend from € 0,57 to € 0,63 per year. This means an increase of $ 0,06 per share per year which translates to a 10,5% increase. The dividend is paid on April the 26th 2018 to shareholders of record on April the 16th 2018.
Since I have 130 shares this increase means that my yearly dividend for Ahold Delhaize is now € 81,90. Up from € 74,10 or a € 7,80 increase in yearly dividends. After taxes I will receive € 69,62 per year from the company.
This increase means Ahold Delhaize currently yields 3,43% and my yield on cost rises to 3,30%.
Ahold Delhaize is doing very well. Especially if you look at the supposed threat from Amazon and the currency change effect disadvantage the company has since the Dollar devaluated compared to the Euro. On the other side I have to admit that the new tax rules in the US helped the company a lot.
Still, I like where the company is going. They have a lot of synergy advantages from the Ahold and Delhaize merger, they have a 2 billion share buy back which purchased up to 10% of the total outstanding shares this year and they raised the dividend with 10% for the second time in a row. What is not to like about that!
I see a nice future for the company so I added a bit to my stash of shares. But more about that in my upcoming recent purchase post.
Do you own shares of Ahold Delhaize? What do you think of this dividend increase and how do you look at the retail future of grocery stores? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment!