Telecom Dividend Stocks
This list displays stocks that yield 1.8% or higher in the telecom industry. 5-year dividend growth rates, payout ratios, and one-year return, and ratings are available to our top dividend members only.
There are multiple high-value companies on this list that have yields over 4 and 5% which is very rare for the market. That is especially true when you consider that these companies have been able to increase their dividend year after year.
Three stocks stand out far above the rest in terms of market cap. AT&T, Verizon and China Mobile all have a market cap over 200 billion while the rest of the group all fall below 50B in market cap. See below the chart for a summary on the telco stocks with the largest market cap in this group.
Last Update: 02/01/2019
3 Largest dividend-paying Telecom Stocks
Verizon – (VZ)
Verizon is best known for its FIOS and wireless services. It is currently running an aggressive marketing campaign to promote the 5G network they are building out. Currently, VZ has a market cap of 240 Billion with revenue of 130B. Verizon has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years and will qualify for our safe dividend list next year.
AT&T – (T)
AT&T is mostly known for its wireless services in the US but also engages in business services. They have a market cap of 223 billion with revenue of 164 billion. The company is currently rolling out 5G with plans to expand this year. Competitors have complained that AT&T is marketing an upgraded version of 4G as 5G. T is already on our safe dividend list with 34 years of consecutive dividend growth.
China Mobile – (CHL)
China Mobile mostly operates in Mainland China and provides mobile and wireline services. It has a market cap of 209 billion with revenue of 109 billion. CHL has had an inconsistent dividend payout over the last few years and currently does not have any consecutive annual dividend increases. For comparison, China Telecom (CHA) has a market cap of just 41 billion.