A dividend is a share of a company's net profit that is distributed to its shareholders. This is an important consideration as it contributes to the profitability of the shareholder's investment over time.
At Air Liquide, the total amount of dividends paid is historically around 50% of our net profit. This proportion reflects our willingness to share the fruits of our growth with our shareholders. And, indeed, as a shareholder for 25 years, Stéphane says dividends are like fruit… fruit that can be harvested every year without having to cut down the tree!
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Article published on May 20, 2021