On September 28, 2022, Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) announced that it will raise its quarterly dividend by 8.2% to $0.53 per share. This follows a dividend hike of 8.9 percent to $0.49 per share in 2021 and will mark the 12th consecutive year of annual dividend increases by the specialty coffee company.
This increase will be effective with the dividend payment to be distributed on November 25, 2022, to shareholders of record on November 11, 2022, and raises the company’s annual dividend rate to $2.12 per share. Starbucks initiated its dividend in 2010 and has increased it in each of the past 12 years. A new annual rate of $2.12 per share yields 2.4% at a stock price of $87.
Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks) is a roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee. The company purchases and roasts high-quality coffees that are sold, along with handcrafted coffee, tea and other beverages and a variety of high-quality food items through company-operated stores. Starbucks also sells a variety of coffee and tea products and licenses its trademarks through other channels such as licensed stores, grocery and foodservice accounts. In addition to its flagship Starbucks Coffee brand, the company sells goods and services under the following brands: Teavana, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Starbucks Reserve and Princi. Starbucks Corporation was formed in 1985 and has paid a dividend every year since 2010.