Edison International : Raises Common Stock Dividend 11.5 Percent; 14th Consecutive Annual Increase
Southern California Edison declares preferred stock dividends
Edison International (NYSE: EIX) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.605 per share, payable on January 31, 2018, to shareholders of record on December 29, 2017. This action increases the annual dividend by $0.25 per share for the fourth year in a row. The 2018 annual dividend rate will be $2.42 per share, an increase of 11.5 percent from the current annual dividend rate of $2.17 per share.
“With this action today, we are taking another meaningful step in raising our dividend towards the upper end of our target payout ratio of 45 to 55 percent of Southern California Edison earnings for Edison International,” said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “Our strong balance sheet provides us the flexibility to continue to grow our dividends faster than the growth rate in earnings and also maintain our dividend growth rate higher than the industry average.”
Details on SCE Preferred Stock Dividends
Additionally, Southern California Edison today declared the following dividends:
- A semiannual dividend of $31.25 per share on the Series E preference stock, payable on February 1, 2018, to shareholders of record on January 5, 2018.
- Quarterly dividends of $0.255 per share on the 4.08% series of cumulative preferred stock, $0.265 per share on the 4.24% series of cumulative preferred stock and $0.29875 per share on the 4.78% series of cumulative preferred stock. Each of these dividends is payable on February 28, 2018, to shareholders of record on February 5, 2018.
- A quarterly dividend of $0.27 per share on the 4.32% series of cumulative preferred stock, payable on March 31, 2018, to shareholders of record on March 5, 2018.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power, as well as a provider of energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy Group, a portfolio of competitive businesses that provide commercial and industrial customers with energy management and procurement services and distributed solar generation. Edison Energy Group companies are independent from Southern California Edison.
Risk Disclosure Statement
Forward-looking statements about the financial outlook for Edison International and its subsidiaries are included in this news release, including potential growth in future earnings and dividends. These forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations; however, such statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Important factors that could cause different results are discussed under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Edison International’s Form 10-K, most recent Form 10-Q, and other reports and presentations filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission which are available at: www.edisoninvestor.com. These forward-looking statements represent our expectations only as of the date of this news release, and Edison International assumes no duty to update them to reflect new information, events or circumstances.