Berkshire Hathaway: Dividend Policy Paradigm
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a goliath enterprise that had grown tremendously over a half century, had never paid a dividend. The chairman of Berkshire Hathaway inc., advocated an investment policy of reinvesting in existing assets, acquiring diversified assets, and buying back shares in the company, but never paying a dividend. However, in 2017, excess cash and short-term reserves were earning a yield value that was less than the inflation rate, effectively decreasing the real value of the reserves. The company was not finding suitable new acquisitions, and shares in the company were trading above the company's limit for repurchase. Amid public speculation, Buffett began musing that perhaps the best course of action for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. at that point was to pay a dividend after all. Diwahar Nadar is affiliated with NMIMS University.