Dividend Growth Investing Like Warren Buffett

Mark Wilson

Berkshire Hathaway’s “Secret Sauce”

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) final purchased shares of Coca-Cola (KO) in 1994. Its place within the iconic soda firm had reached 400 million shares, the identical variety of shares

Berkshire total returns

Searching for Alpha

Firm Weighting Whole Dividend Earnings % of Public Dividends
Apple (AAPL) 46% $879m 17.9%
Financial institution of America (BAC) 9.1% $909m 18.5%
American Specific (AXP) 7.7% $364m 7.4%
Coca-Cola (KO) 7.6% $736m 15.0%
Chevron (CVX) 6.6% $800m 16.3%
Occidental Petroleum (OXY) 4.1% $152m 3.1%
Kraft Heinz (KHC) 3.9% $521m 10.6%
Moody’s (MCO) 2.3% $76m 1.5%
HP Inc. (HPQ) 1.1% $127m 2.6%
Citigroup (C) 0.8% $113m 2.3%
Kroger (KR) 0.8% $52m 1.1%
Paramount World (PARA) 0.6% $19m <1%
Visa (V) 0.6% $15m <1%
Normal Motors (GM) 0.5% $14m <1%
Mastercard (MA) 0.4% $9m <1%
Aon plc (AON) 0.4% $11m <1%
Celanese (CE) 0.3% $25m <1%
Capital One (COF) 0.3% $24m <1%
McKesson (MCK) 0.3% $5m <1%
Ally Monetary (ALLY) 0.2% $35m <1%
Globe Life (GL) 0.2% $6m <1%
Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) 0.1% $7m <1%
Marsh & McLennan (MMC) 0.1% $1m <1%
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) <0.1% $1.5m <1%
Procter & Gamble (PG) <0.1% $1m <1%
Diageo (DEO) <0.1% $1m <1%
Mondelez (MDLZ) <0.1% $1m <1%
Jefferies (JEF) <0.1% $0.5m <1%
United Parcel Service (UPS) <0.1% $0.5m <1%
Vitesse Power (VTS) <0.1% $0.1m <1%

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