Description: In the past decade, the tech sector has increased its dividend payouts by about 17% to $88 billion, according to Credit Suisse. Apple and Microsoft, two tech giants who have led the payout trend in the sector, returned a combined $27 billion to its shareholders in 2018 alone.
Date: Sep 06, 2019
Questions for discussion:
- Generally speaking, why do technology companies not pay out dividends?
- Why do you suppose Apple and Microsoft are now paying dividends?
- What sort of investor will this policy attract?