Dividend Challenger Deere & Co.: An Analysis

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Deere & Co: A Dividend Challenger with 9 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases

Since dividends are paid out of earnings, a clear perspective of a company’s historical earnings growth record is a vital component of a dividend investor’s prudent due diligence process. The following graph plots Deere’s earnings per share since 1998. A quick glance to the right of the graph shows that Deere & Co has increased earnings at a compounded rate of 10.2%% (see purple circle on graph) per annum.

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