Yield. Valuation. Fundamentals.
- Dividend yield provides a meaningful portion of the market’s total return.
- Dividend yield offers concrete evidence of real earnings and provides the most reliable valuation measure.
- The return of cash to shareholders in the form of dividends encourages capital allocation discipline.
The Importance of Dividends
|Price Return (Ex-Dividends)||Total Return||Difference=Dividends*|
|Russell 1000 Value Index (1991)||582%||1336%||56%|
|Russell 2000 Value Index (1994)||483%||906%||47%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets Index (1988)||966%||2163%||55%|
Cumulative Performance as of December 31, 2018 since the inception of each index.
*The percentage represents dividends’ contribution to total return.