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The Dividend Investor: A practical guide to building a share portfolio designed to maximise income by Rodney Hobson

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Chapter 4. Results Announcements and Annual Reports

The main source of information on dividends is the results announcements that are issued, in most cases, after the half year and full year. Companies paying four dividends a year are slightly different and we will look at them separately later in the chapter.

Most results are announced between three weeks and three months after the end of the period. Larger companies tend to report more quickly because although they have more figures to add up they have greater resources to cope with the task.

In the majority of cases the announcement will start with a brief summary and/or a series of bullet points outlining the key items in the results, such as turnover and profits. Since the board will ...

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