Many companies are in cash conservation mode in an effort to weather the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, quite a few companies have gone the route of suspending dividend payments and more are expected to follow suit. In an effort to stay on top of all these significant dividend changes, we have created this Dividend Suspension Tracker. The following is a list of $10 billion plus companies that have suspended dividend payments.
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Dividend Suspension FAQ
What is a dividend suspension?
A dividend suspension happens when a dividend-paying company stops paying dividends.
Which companies have suspended their dividends?
Here is the list of companies with a market cap above $10 billion that have suspended their dividends since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and that as of August 2021 have not yet reinstated them: Aptiv, Boeing, Carnival, Delta, Disney, Expedia, Ford, General Motors, Hilton, Las Vegas Sands, Marriott, and Southwest.
Can preferred dividends be suspended?
Yes, preferred dividends can be suspended. However, preferred shareholders may be eligible to receive back payments for suspended dividends before a company resumes paying dividends to its other shareholders.
Are companies still paying dividends?
Dividend-paying companies typically try to maintain dividend payments to shareholders. However, in extraordinary situations such as the coronavirus pandemic, some companies have been forced to implement cash conservation measures which resulted in dividend suspensions or dividend cuts.