5.69% Oct 20, 08:01 PM
$2.34 Paid Quarterly
50.8% EPS $4.61
2 years Since 2012
No Ex-Dividend Dates
Have Been Scheduled

BP - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date None

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
No Upcoming Dividend Dates
BP has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.

BP - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 5.69%


BP - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $2.34

Dividend payouts are split-adjusted

BP - Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
Annualized Growth
Annualized Growth
Annualized Growth
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Years of
Reveal Dividend Growth History for BP. 37.6% 10.6% 2 years
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

BP - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 2 years

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$2.1900 2013 10.6%
$1.9800 2012 17.9%

BP - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 2 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.5850 2014-08-06 2014-08-08 2014-09-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5850 2014-05-07 2014-05-09 2014-06-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5700 2014-02-12 2014-02-14 2014-03-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5700 2013-11-06 2013-11-08 2013-12-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2013-08-07 2013-08-09 2013-09-20 Unknown Regular Quarter

BP PLC (BP) - News

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  • Market Wrap-Up for Dec. 5 - Dealing with Dividend Reductions

    One of the biggest themes in the dividend world is increasing payouts, as a number of companies pride themselves on consistently increasing their dividends on an annual basis. Some firms have been able to keep up this trend for over 50 years, while others are just finding the stability to do so. On the other end of the equation, there are some companies that are forced to reduce or even halt their dividend, leaving investors wondering if the stock is still worth an allocation.

    Reacting to Dividend Reductions

    In some cases, it can be easy to see a dividend reduction coming. Some companies hold unsustainable payout ratios, or are simply not confident enough in their business to maintain their current payout. Most firms will avoid a dividend cut until it's absolutely necessary, as it often causes their stock to drop significantly. There are times, however, when a firm has no other choice but to cut back on its payouts. As an investor, you will want to figure out the specific reason for the drawback in order to decide how to move forward. Firstly, times of recession or economic disparity are often the cause of scaling back a dividend payout. There are a number of strong companies that are able to weather the storm of economic downturns, but some are simply not large enough to keep up with a recession and pay out a consistent dividend. In this case, macroeconomic factors are the culprit for the reduction or suspension and it may be the case that the firm will be able to increase or reinstate the payout once conditions improve. The other side of the coin comes from a company that is simply not performing well enough to maintain a payout, as its cash is needed for operations and investments within the company. This is often a red flag for investors, as it shows that the company is suffering from the inside out. The problem is especially apparent when broad markets are in a bull-run and said company is still unable to perform. In this case, investors are almost always better off reallocating their assets elsewhere. There is certainly a chance that a firm can turn things around, but your money is probably better off with a more stable dividend payer in the meantime (especially if you depend on dividends for income). Somewhere between the previous two scenarios comes the one-off event reduction or halt, something that is probably best exemplified by BP PLC (BP) .

    BP and Its Dividend Woes

    From the early '90s all the way until 2010, BP had a stable history of increasing its dividend (save one or two quarters early on); however, early 2010 saw the company thrust into the spotlight for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill - one of the worst environmental disasters in recent memory. The stock subsequently plummeted and due to the costs of the cleanup and litigation the company cut its dividend shortly thereafter.

    BP Dividend History

    At that point, an investor likely had a hard time deciphering whether or not they should stick by BP (if they had not sold already, which is what we advised investors to do very early on in the disaster). In this particular case, BP's size and market share were enough to allow it to come back and reinstate its payout in early 2011, and it has increased its payout every year since. A quick look at BP would have revealed a large market cap along with significant cash reserves, two things that helped the company eventually get back in the good graces of some dividend investors. Still, the company went an entire year without making a dividend payout, which simply isn't acceptable for income investors. With one-off events like this, the decision to stick with or sell will often be left as a subjective judgement call. Your best bet is to look at the underlying financials of a company to determine the likelihood of the firm overcoming the adversity, but in most cases, you'll find it's best to exit a position when a company cuts its payout. As always, we'll keep you informed on dividend payout changes, be it reductions or raises, to help keep you in-the-know and on top of the latest happenings in the dividend world. Be sure to check the Dividend Daily for all the latest earnings reports, analyst moves, and much more.

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