Can High ESG Ratings Help Sustain Dividend Growth?

Harvard Corporate Governance

One possible source of returns in this environment could be dividends, particularly from those companies able to grow their dividends despite the prevailing macroeconomic headwinds. Companies with dividend growth that keeps pace with inflation could potentially be favored by investors.

IRS Finds Disguised Non-Deductible Dividends

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Business Tax IRS Finds Disguised Non-Deductible Dividends

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UBS to lift dividend and beat share buyback target

Financial Times M&A

Swiss bank to lift shareholder returns days after pulling out of deal to buy fintech Wealthfront

Is Your Corporation Eligible for the Dividends-Received Deduction?

Machen McChesney

There’s a valuable tax deduction available to a C corporation when it receives dividends. The “dividends-received deduction” is designed to reduce or eliminate an extra level of tax on dividends received by a corporation.

Is Your Corporation Eligible for the Dividends-Received Deduction?

Machen McChesney

There’s a valuable tax deduction available to a C corporation when it receives dividends. The “dividends-received deduction” is designed to reduce or eliminate an extra level of tax on dividends received by a corporation.

Eutelsat to suspend dividend as it strikes deal with OneWeb

Financial Times M&A

French and UK satellite operators combine in an effort to take on space billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Is Radiant Opto-Electronics an Undervalued Dividend Play?

Andrew Stolz

Massive dividend yield secured by strong cash generation. Cash machine ensures consistent massive dividend yield. It consistently delivered strong FCFF that were more than sufficient to cover high dividends. The FCF yield shows ROEC’s dividend-paying potential.

Watch Out! This Activist Investor May Put Pressure On These 3 High-Yielding Stocks

Benzinga

Read on to learn more about three dividend stocks — Trian's most held positions. Trian Partners was founded in 2005 by activist investor Nelson Peltz , who has a history of buying up shares, securing board seats and orchestrating M&A deals. With $8.5

Harbor Capital Advisors Launches Dividend Growth Leaders ETF

Business Wire M&A

Harbor”), today launched the Harbor Dividend Growth Leaders ETF (GDIV), adding to its lineup of active, fully transparent ETFs. The Westfield Capital Dividend Growth Fund assets have been acquired by Harbor and merged into the newly established active ETF.

Share Repurchases on Trial: Large-Sample Evidence on Market Outcomes, Executive Compensation, and Corporate Finances

Harvard Corporate Governance

There are several reasons why corporations might prefer using share repurchases instead of or in addition to dividends, including (i) maintaining flexibility in determining the amount of cash returned to shareholders, (ii) an ability to award repurchased shares to employees as equity compensation, (iii) a modest tax advantage to shareholders (that became less pronounced after the 2003 dividend tax cut), and (iv) the ability to send a credible signal of the firm’s (good) prospects.

Intertape Polymer Group Announces Receipt of the Investment Canada Approval, Intended Closing Date of Arrangement and Dividend Payment Date

Benzinga

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement in respect of the Arrangement, the quarterly dividend of US$0.17 per share announced on May 11, 2022 will be paid immediately prior to the closing of the Arrangement on June 28, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, and the payment date of the dividend has been changed to such date. The dividend record date of June 15, 2022 remains unchanged. M&A News TSX:ITP Dividends Press Releases

Delaware Supreme Court Holds Novel Pre-Closing Dividend Transaction Structure Does Not Thwart Appraisal Remedy

National Law Review M&A

Kristin P. Housh Eugene Choi Jurisdiction: Delaware Type of Law: Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation / Trial Practice Special highlight

Here's Why Global Payments Shares Are Trading Higher Premarket

Benzinga

Dividend: The board approved a dividend of $0.25 Global Payments Inc (NYSE: GPN ) reported second-quarter FY22 adjusted net revenue growth of 6% year-on-year to $2.06 billion, missing the consensus of $2.07 billion. The adjusted operating margin expanded 200 basis points to 43.8%.

Falcon Minerals Corporation Reports First Quarter 2022 Production and Declares Quarterly Dividend Increase of 24%

Business Wire M&A

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Falcon Minerals Corporation (“Falcon,” or the “Company,” “we,” “our,”) (NASDAQ: FLMN, FLMNW), a leading oil and gas minerals company, today announces the first quarter 2022 production and declares its first quarter 2022 dividend. First quarter 2022 dividend of $0.18

Multiple Bidders, Key Executives Departure, Mixed Q1 Earnings - Lots Going On With Kohl's

Benzinga

Briefs Earnings GS KSS M&A News Guidance Dividends General GS US38141G1040 KSS US5002551043 News M&A Earnings Guidance Dividends General BenzingaKohl's Corp (NYSE: KSS ) reported a first-quarter FY22 sales decline of 4.4% year-on-year to $3.71 billion, beating the consensus of $3.68

Leidos Beats On Q2; Strengthens Australian Portfolio

Benzinga

Briefs Earnings LDOS M&A News Guidance Dividends Tech LDOS News M&A Earnings Guidance Dividends Tech BenzingaLeidos Holdings, Inc (NYSE: LDOS ) reported second-quarter FY22 revenue growth of 4% year-on-year to $3.60 billion, beating the consensus of $3.52 billion.

Exchange Income Corporation Announces Largest Acquisition to Date, Record First Quarter Results and Dividend Increase

Business Wire M&A

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exchange Income Corporation (TSX: EIF) (“EIC” or the “Corporation”) a diversified, acquisition-oriented company focused on opportunities in the aviation, aerospace and manufacturing sectors, reported its financial results for the three-months ending March 31, 2022. All amounts are in Canadian currency.

District Court Denies Request to Enjoin Acquisition of Change Healthcare Inc. by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated: Change Healthcare Inc: Announces Special Cash Dividend

Business Wire M&A

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion and final appealable order denying the request made by the U.S.

The First Bancshares, Inc. Reports Results for First Quarter ended June 30, 2022; Increases Quarterly Dividend 6%

Business Wire M&A

HATTIESBURG, Miss.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--The First Bancshares, Inc. FBMS” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First Bank, (www.thefirstbank.com) reported today net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Lear In Acquisition Spree - Buys Seat Climate Control Provider IGB

Benzinga

Briefs LEA M&A News Dividends Buybacks General LEA US5218652049 News M&A Dividends Buybacks General BenzingaLear Corporation (NYSE: LEA ) has agreed to acquire I.G.

Why Monro Shares Are Sliding Today

Benzinga

Briefs Earnings M&A MNRO News why it's moving Dividends Buybacks Small Cap Movers Trading Ideas MNRO US6102361010 News M&A Earnings Dividends Buybacks Small Cap Movers Trading Ideas BenzingaMonro Inc (NASDAQ: MNRO ) reported fourth-quarter FY22 sales growth of 7.4%

PS Business Parks, Inc. Announces Anticipated Closing Date of Pending Transaction; Declares Dividends in Connection with Pending Transaction

Business Wire M&A

GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--PS Business Parks, Inc.

Inovalis REIT Strengthens French Presence with Acquisition of Ninth Property in the Greater Paris Region, Reinstates Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Business Wire M&A

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: INO.UN) ("Inovalis REIT") today announced it has completed the purchase of the “Gaïa” office property in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris which is in the immediate vicinity of the La Défense district.

The Unsung Upside of Share Repurchases

Reynolds Holding

As a result, critics have proposed that tax law be amended to discourage buybacks (and possibly dividends as well) on the theory that the benefits of such distributions go mostly to executives (who are compensated in large part with equity) and to already wealthy stockholders.

ADDING MULTIMEDIA Inovalis REIT Strengthens French Presence with Acquisition of Ninth Property in the Greater Paris Region, Reinstates Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Business Wire M&A

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: INO.UN) ("Inovalis REIT") today announced it has completed the purchase of the “Gaïa” office property in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris which is in the immediate vicinity of the La Défense district.

Rattler Midstream LP, a Subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc., Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial and Operating Results

Benzinga

Earnings FANG M&A News RTLR Dividends Press ReleasesMIDLAND, Texas, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rattler Midstream LP (NASDAQ: RTLR ) ("Rattler" or the "Company"), a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc. NASDAQ: FANG ) ("Diamondback"), today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. FIRST QUARTER 2022 HIGHLIGHTS. Q1 2022 consolidated net income (including non-controlling interest) of $37.1 million.

Family Business Director’s Reading Roundup

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

Here at Family Business Director, we are focused on the numbers of family business: measuring and assessing financial performance, establishing dividend policy, setting capital structure, making capital budgeting decisions, and structuring shareholder redemptions.

TSMC Ltd. – Valuation of World’s most important Semiconductor Manufacturer

Valutico

The current dividend yield is 2.14%. TSM has a dividend payout ratio of slightly below 43% and a 5-year dividend growth rate of 10.83%. TSM has never cut its dividend since its first distribution in 2004. The company prioritises the dividend over share buybacks.

UBS Boosts Returns To Shareholders After Failed Deal

Law 360 M&A

Swiss bank UBS Group AG said Tuesday it plans to further increase its $5 billion share buyback program and boost its dividend by 10% after its planned $1.4 billion acquisition of automated wealth manager Wealthfront fell through

Themes From Q4 Earnings Calls

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

Some opted to focus on using free cash flow to either pursue share repurchase programs and/or increase dividends instead of seeking out acquisition opportunities. In Part I of our Themes from Q3 Earnings, topics included increased global demand for U.S.

Stock Repurchase Tax

Essentials of Corporate Finance

As we showed in the text, dividends and stock repurchases affect a company and investors in much the same way. The tax may push companies toward dividends, although since the new tax wouldn't take effect until 2023, analysts are expecting large repurchases to be completed by the end of 2022.

What Is Cost of Equity?

Andrew Stolz

Dividend per share . The growth rate of dividends . There are two ways you can calculate the cost of equity, which are the CAPM and the Dividend capitalization model. Dividend capitalization model: Cost of equity = (DPS/CMV) + GRD. Definition of the Cost of Equity.

Viatris Investor Can Take Merger Suit Back To State Court

Law 360 M&A

A proposed class action accusing pharmaceutical company Viatris of misleading investors about its plans to pay dividends following its creation in a 2020 merger should not have left state court, a Pennsylvania federal judge reasoned in a decision remanding the case

Weekly Roundup: August 12-18, 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Can High ESG Ratings Help Sustain Dividend Growth? Tags: Capital allocation , Dividends , ESG , Firm performance , Growth rates. Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, August 19, 2022 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of August 12-18, 2022. CSOs Have More Impact When Aligned To The CEO.

What is the Gordon Growth Model?

Andrew Stolz

The Gordon growth model, or GGM, is used to calculate the intrinsic value of a stock from future dividends. The model only works for companies that pay out dividends, which have a constant growth rate. Dividend . Dividend growth rate .

How fast can the fast food giant McDonald’s still grow?

Valutico

This year McDonald’s will pay out a dividend of USD 5.52. At the current share price of approximately USD 260, the dividend yield is 2.10% (as of September 2022). McDonald’s has increased its dividend payo ut every year since 1976, when the company first started paying dividends.

The Walt Disney Company to return to full strength?

Valutico

Historically investors have been able to rely on Disney’s dividends, even during tumultuous times such as these. This makes Disney one of only three Dow stocks, along with Boeing and Salesforce, that do not pay a dividend. The Walt Disney Company.

The Walt Disney Company to return to full strength?

Valutico

Historically investors have been able to rely on Disney’s dividends, even during tumultuous times such as these. This makes Disney one of only three Dow stocks, along with Boeing and Salesforce, that do not pay a dividend. The Walt Disney Company.

409a Valuation & how it works for your business

Veristrat

Preferred Stock provides the holder with a fixed dividend schedule (when there is profitability), and a first-in-line payout status should the company be liquidated. There’s an art to forecasting a business’ future. And the stakes for making accurate projections are high.

What is Discount for Lack of Control (DLOC)?

Equilest

For example - the controlling owner of the firm can decide who will be the firm's manager, where the company's offices will be located, what car he will drive, what his salary will be or how many dividends the shareholders will receive. Wonder what is Discount for Lack of Control (DLOC)? Equitest valuation team explains. What is Firm's Control? Controlling a firm means the ability to influence the firm through making important decisions in the firm.

Everything about Share Buybacks

Andrew Stolz

companies have distributed more money through buybacks than through dividends. Other companies may see buybacks as a method of returning cash to shareholders that sends fewer signals to the market than would be caused by a dividend cut.

What Is Stock Valuation?

Andrew Stolz

Absolute valuation is calculated through the discounted dividend model (DDM) method and discounted cash flow (DCF) method where you only focus on the stock and look at its dividends, cash flow, and growth. The GGM assumes that all future dividends will grow at a constant rate.

What’s the Golden Gate Bridge Worth?

Veristrat

To make $60M in dividends, we will have to buy almost $800M worth of ATT stock. If you are buying a car you can go to Kelly Blue Book to consult pricing…. If you are buying a house you could go to Zillow to look up home values…. Where can you go if you are assessing a one-of-a-kind behemoth?