From Nuveen Investments

Attractive Valuations of
Dividend Growth Versus Yield

Key Insight

We believe dividend growth companies are cheaper than high yielding companies.


High Dividend Growers vs. High Dividend Yielders

(2/28/83 – 12/31/17)

On average for the period shown, dividend growers have traded at a 22% premium to high dividend yielders, but they were trading at an 8% discount (12/31/17).


Data Source: Ned Davis Research, Inc. from 2/28/83-12/31/17. Further distribution prohibited without prior permission. Copyright 2018 © Ned Davis Research, Inc. All rights reserved. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Based on top quintile of median forward P/E. Dividend Growth Premium = (Dividend Growth/Dividend Yield) − 1. Dividend growers include those companies that comprise the top 20% of dividend growth in the S&P 500 Index. Dividend yielders include those companies that comprise the top 20% of dividend yield in the S&P 500 Index.

Risks and Other Important Considerations

This information should not be relied upon as investment advice, recommendations, offers or solicitation of any particular security, asset class, fund, strategy, or investment product. Investing entails risk, including the possible loss of principal. There can be no assurance that any investment or asset class will provide positive performance over any period of time. Dividend yield is one component of performance and should not be the only consideration for investment. Dividends are not guaranteed and will fluctuate. Equity investments such as large-cap stocks are subject to market risk or the risk of decline in response to adverse company news, industry developments, or a general economic decline. Investments in small- and mid-cap companies are subject to greater volatility. Non-U.S. investing presents additional risks such as the potential for adverse political, currency, economic, social or regulatory developments in a country including lack of liquidity, excessive taxation, and differing legal and accounting standards. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The statements contained herein reflect the opinions of Santa Barbara Asset Management, LLC (“Santa Barbara”) as of the date written. Certain statements are forward looking and/or based on current expectations, projections, and information currently available to Santa Barbara. Such statements may or may not be accurate over the long-term. While we believe we have a reasonable basis for our comments and we have confidence in our opinions, actual results may differ from those we anticipate. We cannot assure future results and disclaim any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Statistical data was taken from sources which we deem to be reliable, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

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