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Why Delta Air Lines Has the Highest Dividend Yield of Its Peers

Andrew Brunton
Why Delta Air Lines Has the Highest Dividend Yield of Its Peers

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.