Dividend Yield Opportunities On AIM (2019)

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Dividend Yield Opportunities On AIM (2019)

Investors hoping to draw an income from their holdings might be surprised by the number of AIM companies rewarding shareholders with a dividend. As of January 2019, for example, a total of 285 companies had paid shareholders a dividend within their most recent financial year – just under a third of the market.

How come the majority of AIM companies do not pay a dividend?

High grow targets mean that AIM companies tend to prefer to reinvest any profit made from operations, rather than redistribute to shareholders. This is perhaps expected considering AIM is a growth market. 

What are the reasons behind certain AIM companies paying a dividend?

Although a growth market, AIM has matured a great deal in its 23-year history, and so have a lot of the companies listed. As a result, a dividend can act as an acknowledgement of more stable operating conditions, as well as an acknowledgement that growth forecasts are now lower than some of the newcomers to the market. Either way, it is a means to keeping shareholders invested in the company.

The presence of a dividend can also be an important tactic for attracting further investment by flagging that the company is generating cash and feeling confident about the future.

How is the dividend yield calculated?

Shown as a percentage, the dividend yield is a financial ratio that shows how much a company pays out in dividends every year in relation to its share price. It is calculated by dividing the value of dividends paid in a certain year per share of stock held by the value of one share of stock.

Dividend Yield = annual dividend per share / current price for one share of stock

For example, if a stock’s current share price is 100 pence and it pays dividends at a 5 pence annual rate, its dividend yield is currently 5%.

Should you be cautious of a high yield percentage?

An important factor to bear in mind is that the yield is shown in relation to its current share price. Therefore, should the share price drop but the dividend remain the same as what was distributed, the dividend yield will rise. As a result, you are likely to notice a large number of especially high yields for AIM companies. These numbers, however, need to be considered against their recent share price performance.

The dividend yield also needs to be considered against the fundamentals of the company in terms of its ability to pay a dividend in the future. For instance, investors may like to consider whether or not there have been any recent acquisitions or investments made to facilitate further growth but would have impacted the cash available.

Which AIM companies have recently paid shareholders a dividend?

As of January 2019, a total of 285 AIM-listed companies had paid shareholders a dividend within their most recent financial year – just under a third of the market. In order of market cap (largest to smallest), these were:

  • Burford Capital Ltd (BUR)
  • Fevertree Drinks PLC (FEVR)
  • Abcam PLC (ABC)
  • Plus500 Ltd (PLUS)
  • RWS Holdings PLC (RWS)
  • Secure Income REIT PLC (SIR)
  • Dart Group PLC (DTG)
  • James Halstead PLC (JHD)
  • Clinigen Group PLC (CLIN)
  • Gresham House Strategic plc (GHS)
  • Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd (GWI)
  • Keywords Studios PLC (KWS)
  • Gamma Communications PLC (GAMA)
  • Young & Co’s Brewery PLC (YNGA)
  • GB Group PLC (GBG)
  • Globaldata PLC (DATA)
  • Craneware PLC (CRW)
  • Origin Enterprises PLC (OGN)
  • Diversified Oil & Gas PLC (DGOC)
  • Applegreen PLC (APGN)
  • Smart Metering Systems PLC (SMS)
  • Advanced Medical Solutions Group PLC (AMS)
  • First Derivatives PLC (FDP)
  • EMIS Group PLC (EMIS)
  • Learning Technologies Group PLC (LTG)
  • Nichols PLC (NICL)
  • Young & Co’s Brewery PLC (YNGN)
  • Highland Gold Mining Ltd (HGM)
  • Watkin Jones PLC (WJG)
  • Total Produce PLC (TOT)
  • Patisserie Holdings PLC (CAKE)
  • Scapa Group PLC (SCPA)
  • Redde PLC (REDD)
  • Restore PLC (RST)
  • Johnson Service Group PLC (JSG)
  • IG Design Group PLC (IGR)
  • CVS Group PLC (CVSG)
  • Summit Germany Ltd (SMTG)
  • Midwich Group PLC (MIDW)
  • Polar Capital Holdings PLC (POLR)
  • SafeCharge International Group Ltd (SCH)
  • YouGov PLC (YOU)
  • Central Asia Metals PLC (CAML)
  • Next Fifteen Communications Group PLC (NFC)
  • Eddie Stobart Logistics PLC (ESL)
  • Iomart Group PLC (IOM)
  • CareTech Holdings PLC (CTH)
  • Greencoat Renewables PLC (GRP)
  • M P Evans Group PLC (MPE)
  • Gooch & Housego PLC (GHH)
  • Alliance Pharma PLC (APH)
  • Hotel Chocolat Group PLC (HOTC)
  • Thorpe (F W) PLC (TFW)
  • AB Dynamics PLC (ABDP)
  • Focusrite PLC (TUNE)
  • Camellia PLC (CAM)
  • Eco Animal Health Group PLC (EAH)
  • Impellam Group PLC (IPEL)
  • Renew Holdings PLC (RNWH)
  • Staffline Group PLC (STAF)
  • Ideagen PLC (IDEA)
  • Strix Group PLC (KETL)
  • Numis Corp PLC (NUM)
  • Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC (MAB1)
  • M&C Saatchi PLC (SAA)
  • dotDigital Group PLC (DOTD)
  • Abbey PLC (ABBY)
  • Premier Asset Management Group PLC (PAM)
  • Impax Asset Management Group PLC (IPX)
  • Telford Homes PLC (TEF)
  • Alpha Financial Markets Consulting PLC (AFM)
  • Andrews Sykes Group PLC (ASY)
  • London Security (LSC)
  • Quixant PLC (QXT)
  • Alpha FX Group PLC (AFX)
  • Mincon Group PLC (MCON)
  • Crystal Amber Fund Limited (CRS)
  • Joules Group PLC (JOUL)
  • Brooks Macdonald Group PLC (BRK)
  • Morses Club PLC (MCL)
  • Mulberry Group PLC (MUL)
  • Majestic Wine PLC (WINE)
  • Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG)
  • Latham (James) PLC (LTHM)
  • Pan African Resources PLC (PAF)
  • Manx Telecom PLC (MANX)
  • Mattioli Woods PLC (MTW)
  • Somero Enterprises Inc (SOM)
  • Telit Communications PLC (TCM)
  • Tracsis PLC (TRCS)
  • Bioventix PLC (BVXP)
  • XLMedia PLC (XLM)
  • Gateley (Holdings) PLC (GTLY)
  • Warehouse REIT (WHR)
  • Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC (ARBB)
  • Cohort PLC (CHRT)
  • Tribal Group PLC (TRB)
  • Judges Scientific PLC (JDG)
  • AFH Financial Group PLC (AFHP)
  • Palace Capital PLC (PCA)
  • CPL Resources PLC (CPS)
  • Curtis Banks Group PLC (CBP)
  • Park Group PLC (PKG)
  • Vertu Motors PLC (VTU)
  • Finsbury Food Group PLC (FIF)
  • PROACTIS Holdings PLC (PHD)
  • Churchill China PLC (CHH)
  • Personal Group Holdings PLC (PGH)
  • easyHotel PLC (EZH)
  • Sopheon PLC (SPE)
  • Quartix Holdings PLC (QTX)
  • Taptica International Ltd (TAP)
  • IDOX PLC (IDOX)
  • Weiss Korea Opportunity Ord (WKOF)
  • City Pub Group PLC (CPC)
  • Tristel PLC (TSTL)
  • Marshall Motor Holdings PLC (MMH)
  • K3 Capital Group PLC (KC3)
  • Lok’n Store Group PLC (LOK)
  • Cello Health PLC (CLL)
  • Springfield Properties (SPR)
  • Tatton Asset Management PLC (TAM)
  • Epwin Group PLC (EPWN)
  • Inspired Energy PLC (INSE)
  • Shoe Zone PLC (SHOE)
  • Portmeirion Group PLC (PMP)
  • Inland Homes PLC (INL)
  • Character Group PLC (CCT)
  • B.P. Marsh & Partners PLC (BPM)
  • GBGI Ltd (GBGI)
  • Cropper (James) PLC (CRPR)
  • OPG Power Ventures PLC (OPG)
  • Keystone Law Group PLC (KEYS)
  • H&T Group PLC (HAT)
  • Real Estate Investors PLC (RLE)
  • Fulcrum Utility Services Ltd (FCRM)
  • Oxford Metrics PLC (OMG)
  • Hargreaves Services PLC (HSP)
  • Harwood Wealth Group PLC (HW.)
  • K3 Business Technology Group PLC (KBT)
  • Animalcare Group PL (ANCR)
  • Arena Events Group PLC (ARE)
  • NWF Group PLC (NWF)
  • Eckoh PLC (ECK)
  • Duke Royalty Ltd (DUKE)
  • Science Group PLC (SAG)
  • Miton Group PLC (MGR)
  • Stride Gaming PLC (STR)
  • Anpario PLC (ANP)
  • Wynnstay Group PLC (WYN)
  • Amino Technologies PLC (AMO)
  • StatPro Group PLC (SOG)
  • AdEPT Telecom PLC (ADT)
  • D4t4 Solutions PLC (D4T4)
  • Safestyle UK PLC (SFE)
  • PCF Group PLC (PCF)
  • Dewhurst PLC (DWHT)
  • Augean PLC (AUG)
  • Xpediator PLC (XPD)
  • Nexus Infrastructure PLC (NEXS)
  • Gama Aviation PLC (GMAA)
  • Livermore Investments Group LTD (LIV)
  • Flowtech Fluidpower PLC (FLO)
  • Warpaint London PLC (W7L)
  • Begbies Traynor Group PLC (BEG)
  • Nasstar PLC (NASA)
  • Maintel Holdings PLC (MAI)
  • Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC (MBH)
  • Panther Securities PLC (PNS)
  • Van Elle Holdings PLC (VANL)
  • Walker Greenbank PLC (WGB)
  • Filta Group Holdings PLC (FLTA)
  • APQ Global Limited (APQ)
  • Elegant Hotels Group PLC (EHG)
  • Zytronic PLC (ZYT)
  • Avingtrans PLC (AVG)
  • First Property Group PLC (FPO)
  • TMT Investments PLC (TMT)
  • Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Limited (AFMC)
  • Cambria Automobiles PLC (CAMB)
  • Circle Property PLC (CRC)
  • Elecosoft PLC (ELCO)
  • Spectra Systems Corp (SPSY)
  • Gordon Dadds Group PLC (GOR)
  • Sanderson Group PLC (SND)
  • Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings PLC (IDH)
  • Ramsdens Holdings PLC (RFX)
  • Ebiquity PLC (EBQ)
  • Colefax Group PLC (CFX)
  • SciSys PLC (SSY)
  • Jarvis Securities PLC (JIM)
  • Franchise Brands PLC (FRAN)
  • Concurrent Technologies PLC (CNC)
  • Caledonia Mining Corp PLC (CMCL)
  • Amiad Water Systems Ltd (AFS)
  • Mission Marketing Group (The) PLC (TMMG)
  • ULS Technology PLC (ULS)
  • Shore Capital Group Ltd (SGR)
  • Steppe Cement (STCM)
  • Netcall PLC (NET)
  • NAHL Group PLC (NAH)
  • Trans-Siberian Gold PLC (TSG)
  • Cerillion PLC (CER)
  • Murgitroyd Group PLC (MUR)
  • Volga Gas PLC (VGAS)
  • 1pm PLC (OPM)
  • Driver Group PLC (DRV)
  • Cenkos Securities PLC (CNKS)
  • Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCI)
  • MS International PLC (MSI)
  • FIH Group PLC (FIH)
  • Venture Life Group PLC (VLG)
  • Swallowfield PLC (SWL)
  • Gattaca PLC (GATC)
  • Sureserve Group PLC (LAKE)
  • Billington Holdings PLC (BILN)
  • Synectics PLC (SNX)
  • Empresaria Group PLC (EMR)
  • STM Group PLC (STM)
  • Share PLC (SHRE)
  • Belvoir Lettings PLC (BLV)
  • WYG PLC (WYG)
  • Vianet Group PLC (VNET)
  • The Property Franchise Group PLC (TPFG)
  • QUIZ PLC (QUIZ)
  • Lighthouse Group PLC (LGT)
  • System1 Group PLC (SYS1)
  • Solid State PLC (SOLI)
  • Braime (T F & J H) (Holdings) PLC (BMTO)
  • Christie Group PLC (CTG)
  • AIREA PLC (AIEA)
  • Accrol Group PLC (ACRL)
  • GLI Finance Ltd (GLIF)
  • Bilby PLC (BILB)
  • Heavitree Brewery PLC (HVT)
  • Rotala PLC (ROL)
  • Best of the Best PLC (BOTB)
  • Frenkel Topping Group PLC (FEN)
  • Helios Underwriting PLC (HUW)
  • Orchard Funding Group PLC (ORCH)
  • Norish PLC (NOR)
  • Hydrogen Group PLC (HYDG)
  • Arcontech Group PLC (ARC)
  • GYG PLC (GYG)
  • Good Energy Group PLC (GOOD)
  • Wynnstay Property (WSP)
  • 600 Group PLC (SIXH)
  • Fireangel Safety Technology Group PLC (SPRP)
  • MTI Wireless Edge Ltd (MWE)
  • Ingenta PLC (ING)
  • DekelOil Public Ltd (DKL)
  • Catalyst Media Group (CMX)
  • Olee PLC (OLEE)
  • HML Holdings PLC (HMLH)
  • Croma Security Solutions Group PLC (CSSG)
  • M Winkworth PLC (WINK)
  • Northern Bear PLC (NTBR)
  • LPA Group PLC (LPA)
  • Heavitree Brewery PLC (HVTA)
  • Hunters Property PLC (HUNT)
  • Coral Products PLC (CRU)
  • Robinson PLC (RBN)
  • Yu Group PLC (YU.)
  • Octagonal PLC (OCT)
  • Heath (Samuel) & Sons PLC (HSM)
  • IndigoVision Group PLC (IND)
  • Dillistone Group PLC (DSG)
  • Prime People PLC (PRP)
  • Arden Partners PLC (ARDN)
  • Northamber PLC (NAR)
  • Univision Engineering Ltd (UVEL)
  • RTC Group PLC (RTC)
  • Veltyco Group PLC (VLTY)
  • SimiGon Ltd (SIM)
  • Safeland PLC (SAF)
  • Tandem Group PLC (TND)
  • Autins Group PLC (AUTG)
  • United Carpets Group PLC (UCG)
  • Fletcher King PLC (FLK)
  • SpaceandPeople PLC (SALV)
  • Stilo International PLC (STL)
  • Urals Energy PCL (UEN)
  • Aeorema Communications PLC (AEO)
  • PHSC PLC (PHSC)
  • Holders Technology PLC (HDT)

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