PG  Procter & Gamble Company (The)

Exchange

NYSE

Sector

Basic Industries

Industry

Package Goods/Cosmetics

Market Cap.

233.56B

Very Strong Dividend History over the past 10 years

PG has consistently distributed a dividend for at least the past 10 years. Such a long dividend history suggests PG is very established in its market and that its dividend distribution is likely to continue for a significant period of time.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in June
2008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Dividend Paid 4.66B 5.04B 5.46B 5.77B 6.14B 6.52B 6.91B 7.29B 7.44B 7.24B
divided by
Shares Outstanding 3.32B 3.15B 3.10B 3.00B 2.94B 2.93B 2.90B 2.88B 2.84B 2.74B
Dividend Paid Per Share 1.40 1.60 1.76 1.92 2.09 2.22 2.38 2.53 2.61 2.64
Price at Year End 55.23 57.21 61.77 66.18 67.15 82.00 92.40 80.07 84.08 86.17
Dividend Yield 2.54% 2.80% 2.85% 2.90% 3.11% 2.71% 2.57% 3.16% 3.11% 3.06%

Strong History of Stock Buybacks over the past 10 years

PG has a strong history of delivering increased value for shareholders in the form of stock buybacks. These have helped improve financial metrics and increase each shareholders' relative ownership stake in the company, due to fewer shares outstanding and holding the same number of shares.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in June
2008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Shares Outstanding 3.32B 3.15B 3.10B 3.00B 2.94B 2.93B 2.90B 2.88B 2.84B 2.74B
Stock Bought Back - 5.16% 1.77% 3.24% 2.06% 0.36% 0.89% 0.73% 1.38% 3.80%