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What is Interim Dividend?

There are three types of dividends basically which a company announces over a period of one year.

  • Interim Dividend
  • Final Dividend
  • Special Dividend

An interim dividend is the dividend which a company announces and pays before it conducts the annual general meeting (AGM) at the end of the year.

Final dividends are paid out at the end of the year when the company comes out with its annual report and conducts the AGM.

Special dividends are one-time dividends that a company may or may not pay. These are very rare.

While final dividends are only paid out once a year, interim dividends can be paid more than once and at any point in the financial year.

Interim dividends can be paid when a company declared its quarterly results. Usually, as the interim dividends are declared many times, the rate of dividend is lower when compared to final dividend.

When it comes to dividends, it is important to keep the date criteria in mind. There is record date and ex-dividend date.

What is record date and what is ex-dividend date?

The record date and the ex-dividend date determine who all will receive dividends.

The record date is set by the company's board, and it is the date on which the company compiles a list of shareholders for which it has declared a dividend.

Ex-dividend date on the other hand means the date on which the company is without dividend. The ex-dividend date represents the cut-off date for share ownership relating to a current dividend payment process.

Note that interim dividends can help you to indicate whether a company may or may not continue with regular dividend payouts.

Check out the list of companies which have announced interim dividends recently.

Since you're interested in dividend, check out Equitymaster's stock screener which lists the high dividend paying companies.

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Infosys Announces Rs 93 bn Buyback and Interim Dividend. 5 Takeaways from Infosys Q2 Results

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TCS Announces Second Interim Dividend. 5 Takeaways from TCS Q2 Results

Oct 10, 2022

The company's operating margin stood at 24%, a contraction of 1.6% YoY while it also declared a second interim dividend.

TCS Announces Interim Dividend. 5 Takeaways from TCS Q1 Results

Jul 8, 2022

TCS announced an interim dividend while the company's IT services attrition was 19.7% on a twelve-month basis period.

5 Takeaways from IRCTC's Q4 Results

May 31, 2022

IRCTC's net profit surged 106% while the company also declared a final dividend for 2021-22.