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ARCC Ares Capital dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Ares Capital's most recent quarterly dividend of $0.48 per share was on Dec 14, 2023 (ex-date). The annualized payout of $1.92 per share represents a current dividend yield of 9.55%.

Key dates

  • ARCC last dividend date: Dec 14, 2023
  • ARCC next dividend date: Mar 14, 2024
ARCC dividend stats
DPS
$1.92
Dividend yield
9.55%
Payout ratio
69.8%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
3.31%
Payout ratio
36.3%

Dividend yield

What is Ares Capital current dividend yield

Ares Capital's dividend yield of 9.55% is higher than the Financial Services sector and the industry average. In comparison with the Financial Services sector average of 3.31%, Ares Capital's dividend yield is 189% higher. The current dividend yield is in line with the historical average of 9.3% of the last 5 years.

Dividend history

What is ARCC dividend payout history and dates

Ares Capital has a history of paying dividends since 2004. Our records of ARCC show that the company has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has increased by 10% for the last year. And since the stock price has gone up by 2.2% from a year ago, the dividend yield has increased by 7%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Dec 14, 2023 Dec 28, 2023 Oct 24, 2023 $0.48 normal
Sep 14, 2023 Sep 29, 2023 Jul 25, 2023 $0.48 normal
Jun 14, 2023 Jun 30, 2023 Apr 25, 2023 $0.48 normal
Mar 14, 2023 Mar 31, 2023 Feb 7, 2023 $0.48 normal
Dec 14, 2022 Dec 29, 2022 Oct 25, 2022 $0.48 normal
Dec 14, 2022 Dec 29, 2022 Feb 9, 2022 $0.03 special
Sep 14, 2022 Sep 30, 2022 Jul 26, 2022 $0.43 normal
Sep 14, 2022 Sep 30, 2022 Feb 9, 2022 $0.03 special
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Feb 9, 2022 $0.03 special
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Feb 9, 2022 $0.42 normal
Mar 14, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Feb 9, 2022 $0.03 special
Mar 14, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Feb 9, 2022 $0.42 normal
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 30, 2021 $0.41 normal
Sep 14, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jul 28, 2021 $0.41 normal
Jun 14, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Apr 28, 2021 $0.4 normal
Mar 12, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 $0.4 normal
Dec 14, 2020 Dec 30, 2020 Oct 27, 2020 $0.4 normal
Sep 14, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Aug 4, 2020 $0.4 normal
Jun 12, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 May 5, 2020 $0.4 normal
Mar 13, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Feb 12, 2020 $0.4 normal
Dec 13, 2019 Dec 27, 2019 Oct 30, 2019 $0.4 normal
Dec 13, 2019 Dec 27, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 $0.02 special
Sep 13, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 $0.02 special
Sep 13, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jul 30, 2019 $0.4 normal
Jun 13, 2019 Jun 28, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 $0.02 special
Jun 13, 2019 Jun 28, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 $0.4 normal
Mar 14, 2019 Mar 29, 2019 Feb 12, 2019 $0.4 normal
Mar 14, 2019 Mar 29, 2019 $0.02 special
Dec 13, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Oct 31, 2018 $0.39 normal
Sep 13, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 Aug 1, 2018 $0.39 normal
Jun 14, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 May 2, 2018 $0.38 normal
Mar 14, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Feb 13, 2018 $0.38 normal
Dec 14, 2017 Dec 29, 2017 Nov 2, 2017 $0.38 normal
Sep 14, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Aug 2, 2017 $0.38 normal
Jun 13, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 May 3, 2017 $0.38 normal
Mar 13, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 $0.38 normal
Dec 13, 2016 Dec 30, 2016 Nov 2, 2016 $0.38 normal
Sep 13, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Aug 3, 2016 $0.38 normal
Jun 13, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 May 4, 2016 $0.38 normal
Mar 11, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Feb 24, 2016 $0.38 normal

Ares Capital dividend payout ratio

What is Ares Capital dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Ares Capital's payout ratio of 69.8% is above the Financial Services sector and the industry average. In comparison with its Financial Services sector average of 36.3%, Ares Capital's payout ratio is 92% higher.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

ARCC dividend vs peer dividends

How does ARCC dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
ORC Orchid Island Capital Inc 21.2% $1.76 2,514.3%
ARCC Ares Capital Corp 9.55% $1.92 69.8%

Frequently asked questions

Does Ares Capital pay a dividend?

Yes, Ares Capital has paid four dividends in the last 12 months. ARCC has been paying dividends since 2004.

When is Ares Capital's next dividend?

ARCC's next dividend date is Mar 14, 2024 (ex-date).

When was ARCC's last dividend?

Ares Capital's last dividend ex-date was on Dec 14, 2023. The dividend amount was $0.48 per share.

How much dividend does Ares Capital pay (per share)?

ARCC has paid dividend of $1.92 per share in the last year.

What is Ares Capital's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of Ares Capital is 9.55%.

How often does Ares Capital pay dividends?

Ares Capital pays four dividends per year.

What is Ares Capital's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Ares Capital is 69.8%.

Does Ares Capital pay a good dividend?

Ares Capital's dividend yield is higher than the Financial Services sector average.