Dividends

35 consecutive years of dividend growth

Although income is not guaranteed and could go down as well as up, the Trust has paid increasingly higher dividends to its shareholders year-on-year for the last 35 years – from 4.2 pence per share in 1982 to 24.2 pence per share in 2017. Please note that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. You should not make any assumptions on the future on the basis of performance information. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested. The benchmark is FTSE All Share Index.

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Ten Year Net Dividend Record in Pence (to year end 31 January)

 

Source: The Merchants Trust Report and Accounts, to year-end 31.01.17.

Net Dividends Paid
 Pay DateRecord DatePayment
Final18.05.1721.04.176.1p per share
3rd quarterly dividend23.02.1727.01.176.1p per share
2nd quarterly dividend10.11.1607.10.166.0p per share
1st quarterly dividend12.08.1615.07.166.0p per share
Discrete Past Performance - Total Return (%)
From31.05.1231.05.1331.05.1431.05.1531.05.16
To31.05.1331.05.1431.05.1531.05.1631.05.17
Share Price46.712.61.3-13.227.1
NAV42.49.56.3-1225.1
FTSE All-Share TR28.47.85.7-7.226.2
Source: Lipper, percentage growth, mid to mid, total return to 31.05.2017.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. You should not make any assumptions on the future on the basis of performance information. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested. This investment trust charges 65% of its annual management fee to the capital account and 35% to revenue. This could lead to a higher level of income but capital growth will be constrained as a result.   
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