Church and Dwight (NYSE: CHD) Q1 ’23
3 February 2023 I Ewing, NJ
The board of directors of Church and Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.2725 per common share, an increase of approximately 4% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.2625.
For calendar year 2023, this marks the fifth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All five changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 4.9% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels.
For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor.
From the press release: “The Company’s Board of Directors declared a 4% increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.2625 to $0.2725 per share, equivalent to an annual dividend of $1.09 per share. This raises the annual dividend payout from $255 million to approximately $265 million. The quarterly dividend will be payable March 1st, 2023, to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 15th, 2023. This is the 27th consecutive year in which the Company has increased the dividend. The Company has paid a consecutive quarterly dividend for 122 years.
Mr. Farrell commented, “Our dividend increase, and dividend history reflect the Company’s desire for stockholders to benefit from our strong cash generation and reflects our confidence in continuing our strong performance. 2023 should be another year of strong cash flow. Our robust cash flow enables us to return cash to our stockholders while maintaining significant financial flexibility to invest in our business to drive organic growth and aggressively pursue acquisitions.””1
About the company: “Church and Dwight Co., Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household and specialty products, under the Arm & Hammer brand name and other well-known trademarks.””1
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