Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Q122
February 17, 2022 | Bentonville, AR
The Board of Directors of Walmart Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.56 per common share, an increase of 2% over the previous quarterly dividend.
Year to date, this marks the fifth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All five changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 5.94% compared with December 31, 2021.
From the press release: “The board of directors of Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) approved an annual cash dividend for fiscal year 2023 of $2.24 per share, an increase of approximately 2 percent from the $2.20 per share paid for the last fiscal year. The fiscal year 2023 annual dividend of $2.24 per share will be paid in four quarterly installments of $0.56 per share, according to the following record and payable dates:
|Record Dates||Payable Dates|
|March 18, 2022||April 4, 2022|
|May 6, 2022||May 31, 2022|
|Aug. 12, 2022||Sept. 6, 2022|
|Dec. 9, 2022||Jan. 3, 2023|
“We’re proud of our track record of returning meaningful cash to shareholders and are pleased to be increasing our annual dividend for the 49th consecutive year,” said Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Walmart Inc.”1
About the company: “Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 230 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 46 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2022 revenue of $573 billion, Walmart employs 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmart.”1
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