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TDS Telephone & Data Systems dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Telephone & Data Systems's latest quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share was on Sep 14, 2022 (ex-date). The annualized dividend distribution of $0.72 per share represents a current dividend yield of 4.9%.

Key dates

  • TDS last dividend date: Sep 14, 2022
  • TDS next dividend date: Not announced
TDS dividend stats
DPS
$0.72
Dividend yield
4.88%
Payout ratio
80.3%
vs. Communication Services sector
Dividend yield
3.07%
Payout ratio
38.7%

Dividend yield

What is Telephone & Data Systems current dividend yield

Telephone & Data Systems's dividend yield of 4.9% is above the Communication Services sector and the industry average but below its peers average. In comparison with its Communication Services sector average of 3.07%, Telephone & Data Systems's dividend yield is 60% higher. The current dividend yield is higher than the historical average of 3.0% of the last 5 years.

Dividend history

What is TDS dividend payout history and dates

Telephone & Data Systems has a history of paying dividends since 1994. Our records of TDS show that the company has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has grown by 2.9% since twelve months ago. And with the price of the stock down by 26% from a year ago, the dividend yield has grown by 39%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Sep 14, 2022 Sep 30, 2022 Aug 11, 2022 $0.18 normal
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 $0.18 normal
Mar 14, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Feb 17, 2022 $0.18 normal
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 30, 2021 Nov 29, 2021 $0.175 normal
Sep 14, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Aug 12, 2021 $0.175 normal
Jun 14, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 May 21, 2021 $0.175 normal
Mar 16, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Feb 18, 2021 $0.175 normal
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 30, 2020 Nov 17, 2020 $0.17 normal
Sep 15, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Aug 12, 2020 $0.17 normal
Jun 15, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 May 22, 2020 $0.17 normal
Mar 16, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Feb 20, 2020 $0.17 normal
Dec 13, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 Nov 18, 2019 $0.165 normal
Sep 13, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Aug 15, 2019 $0.165 normal
Jun 13, 2019 Jun 28, 2019 May 23, 2019 $0.165 normal
Mar 14, 2019 Mar 29, 2019 Feb 22, 2019 $0.165 normal
Dec 13, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Nov 16, 2018 $0.16 normal
Sep 13, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 Aug 16, 2018 $0.16 normal
Jun 14, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 May 24, 2018 $0.16 normal
Mar 15, 2018 Mar 29, 2018 Feb 23, 2018 $0.16 normal
Dec 14, 2017 Dec 28, 2017 Nov 29, 2017 $0.155 normal
Sep 14, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 $0.155 normal
Jun 14, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 May 26, 2017 $0.155 normal
Mar 15, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 $0.155 normal
Dec 14, 2016 Dec 29, 2016 Nov 22, 2016 $0.148 normal
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Aug 18, 2016 $0.148 normal
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 $0.148 normal

Telephone & Data Systems dividend payout ratio

What is Telephone & Data Systems dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Telephone & Data Systems's payout ratio of 80.3% is above the Communication Services sector, the industry and its peers average. If we compare it with its Communication Services sector average of 38.7%, Telephone & Data Systems's payout ratio is 107% higher.

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

TDS dividend vs peer dividends

How does TDS dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
SPOK Spok Holdings Inc 13.62% $1.06 N/A
T At&T Inc 9.92% $1.6 58%
VZ Verizon Communications Inc 6.43% $2.56 51.3%
TDS Telephone & Data Systems Inc 4.88% $0.72 80.3%
HPQ Hp Inc 3.75% $1 17.7%
SHEN Shenandoah Telecommunications Co 0.4% $0.07 0.4%

Frequently asked questions

Does Telephone & Data Systems pay a dividend?

Yes, Telephone & Data Systems has been paying dividends for the last 28 years.

When is Telephone & Data Systems's next dividend?

TDS hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, but if we take into consideration its recent dividend history, it is likely that its next dividend will be in December 2022.

When was TDS's last dividend?

Telephone & Data Systems's last regular dividend was on Sep 14, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.18 per share.

How much dividend does Telephone & Data Systems pay (per share)?

On an annual basis TDS pays $0.72 per share.

What is Telephone & Data Systems's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of Telephone & Data Systems is 4.9%.

How often does Telephone & Data Systems pay dividends?

Telephone & Data Systems pays four dividends per year.

What is Telephone & Data Systems's dividend payout ratio?

Telephone & Data Systems's dividend payout ratio is 80.3%.

Does Telephone & Data Systems pay a good dividend?

Telephone & Data Systems's dividend yield is higher than the Communication Services sector average.