Since 2013, Delta Air Lines (DAL) has been actively returning cash to shareholders through dividend payments and share repurchases. The airline’s dividend has been among the fastest-growing in the industry. Its fourth-quarter-2018 dividend rose ~15% from a year ago. From 2013 through 2017, DAL’s dividend grew at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of over 50%. In 2018, if DAL maintains the same dividend rate, it would pay a dividend of $1.22 per share.