The Dividend Destroyers

This infamous list includes stocks that have reduced their dividend payments consistently or stopped paying dividends altogether.

The criteria to become a member of this list are that the stock must have been paying dividends for at least five years and the trend in dividend payments has been declining. One off increases in dividends are discounted if the company has a history of decreasing or missing dividends.

Generally, the share market sees a reduction in dividends as a signal of poor performance and will discount the company’s share price immediately and substantially.

There are several acceptable of positive reasons why companies may reduce or stop dividend payments. These are:

  • To conserve cash for a new investment opportunity that will result in a longer term increase in earnings and possibly dividends.
  • To conserve cash to repay debt and therefore reduce interest costs.

The most common reason however is as a response to reduced actual earnings or to signal lower earnings ahead in the future. Share markets usually respond swiftly and viciously to unexpected dividend reductions and slash the share price accordingly.

An important thing to consider is whether the company has split its shares during the historical period of dividend evaluation. There will be a once of reduction in dividend at each share split so it is important to consider this reason for an apparent poor history of dividend performance.

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Stock Company Sector Dividend
Franking Yield Price
per Share
Star Rating
PRYPrimary Health CareHealth Care Equipment & Services 11.2100.0%3.02%39814.41.29x
NAMNamoi CottonCommercial & Professional Services 00.0%0%40-3.80.00x
NBLNoni BRetailing 00.0%0%1306.10.00x
NCKNick ScaliRetailing 31100.0%3.74%61532.31.04x
NCMNewcrest MinMaterials 19.560.0%0.54%180858.312.98x
NHCNew Hope CorpEnergy 6100.0%2.47%162-6.5-1.08x
NHFNIB HldgsInsurance 17.5100.0%3.1%47621.21.21x
NTCNetComm WirelessTechnology Hardware & Equipment 00.0%0%2151.540.00x
NUFNufarmMaterials 120.0%1.21%9086.10.51x
NABNational Aust BankBanks 198100.0%6.46%30658.780.04x
MXIMaxiTRANS IndCapital Goods 3100.0%5.83%51.52.430.81x
MLTMiltonDiversified Financials 18.6100.0%4.28%43519.761.06x
MMSMcMillan ShakesprCommercial & Professional Services 65100.0%5.98%105499.41.53x
MNYMoney3Diversified Financials 5100.0%3.34%15714.212.84x
MOCMortgage ChoiceBanks 17100.0%7.14%23115.70.92x
MQGMacq GrpDiversified Financials 43042.2%4.95%8693622.071.45x
MRMMMA OffshoreTransportation 00.0%5.56%27-38.640.00x
MRNMacquarie MediaMedia 5100.0%4.44%907.791.56x
MTSMetcashFood & Staples Retailing 00.0%0%22218.20.00x
NVTNavitasConsumer Services 19.3100.0%4%488241.24x
NWHNRW HldgsCapital Goods 00.0%0%
PMEPro MedicusHealth Care Equipment & Services 30.0%0.65%4626.32.10x
PMPPMPCommercial & Professional Services 2.40.0%5.5%
PMVPremier InvestRetailing 51100.0%3.37%142466.271.30x
PPCPeetReal Estate 00.0%4.66%
PPGPro-Pac PackagingMaterials 2.5100.0%5.67%
PPTPerpetualDiversified Financials 260100.0%5.29%4817290.81.12x
PRGProgrammed MaintCommercial & Professional Services 8.5100.0%4.62%184-37.8-4.45x
PROProphecy IntlSoftware & Services 20.0%5.88%683.81.90x
PMCPlatinum CapitalDiversified Financials 00.0%4.43%158-80.00x
PKAPlukkaDiversified Financials 00.0%0%3.5-9.460.00x
OCLObjectiveSoftware & Services 4100.0%2.21%1815.781.45x
OMHOM HldgsMaterials 00.0%0%15-21.010.00x
ORIOricaMaterials 49.536.4%2.81%1759921.86x
OSHOil SearchEnergy 4.12-1.7%0.96%696-20.74-5.03x
OZGOzgrowthNot Applic 0.5100.0%3.03%
PANPanoramic ResMaterials 00.0%0%27-42.70.00x
PFGPrime FinancialDiversified Financials 0.8100.0%6.4%
PHIPhileo AustReal Estate 2100.0%0.25%8003316.50x
MLBMelbourne ITSoftware & Services 8100.0%3.73%
MIRMirrabooka InvestDiversified Financials 15100.0%3.39%2955.890.39x
IXIiShares Glb Cons241.657.4%0%1274700.00x
IXJiShares Glb Health183.567.3%0%1309100.00x
IXPiShares Glb Telecom264.637.6%0%812300.00x
IZZiShares China LCapNot Applic 104.898.2%2.29%4714-198.99-1.90x
JBHJB Hi-FiRetailing 109100.0%3.66%2730153.761.41x
JHXJames Hardie IndMaterials 42.12.0%1.91%220052.431.25x
JYCJoyceRetailing 5.5-21.2%4.2%14312.52.27x
KATKatana CapitalNot Applic 0.550.0%6.9%72.51.342.68x
IVViShares S&P 500Not Applic 495.834.0%1.62%31500-1819.82-3.67x
IVEiShares MSCI EAFENot Applic 197.487.3%2.52%7969869.654.40x
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