With a 44-year track record of continuously increasing cash dividend, RPM joins only 41 of more than 19,000 publicly traded U.S. companies (less than three tenths of one percent) that have paid a higher annual cash dividend for this period of time or longer, according to the Mergent Handbook of Dividend Achievers.
In an era of extremely low interest rates on savings account and other interest-bearing investment options, RPM's dividend yield, coupled with the stock price appreciation possible in a growing business, make RPM attractive to both institutional and individual investors. Since beginning its focus on an annually growing dividend in 1973, RPM has grown from $25 million in annual sales to more than $4 billion, while delivering $2.0 billion in after-tax capital to its shareholders through its cash dividend program.
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RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in coatings, sealants, building materials and related services. From homes to precious landmarks worldwide, their brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to protect, improve and beautify. Among its leading consumer brands are Rust-Oleum, DAP and Zinsser. Learn more about RPM brands >>
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