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20 December 2019
By Maynard Paton
This SharePad article did not turn out as I had expected.
I had thought I would be evaluating a business with glorious financials and tip-top management.
I ended up studying accounting alarm bells and a dissident shareholder trying to oust the boardroom.
The SharePad screen I used looked for companies that offered:
1) A 20-year (or more) record of dividend increases, and;
2) Forecast dividend growth for the current year.
I selected Mears, a £269 million provider of housing-maintenance and social-care services, due to its forecast 5.3% yield.