Currency fluctuations have hit revenues throughout 2015, and together with a slowdown in the Chinese economy, dividends have been cut at a number of companies.
Capita recently warned that UK dividends could dip in 2016. A spokesperson said: “Profits are lower relative to dividends than at any time since 2009, and we have seen some of Britain’s biggest dividend payers announce drastic cuts for the year to come, with the prospect of more to follow.”
However, beauty and personal care remain a solid and usually reliable investment in the long-term. It’s a growing industry with huge potential internationally.
But which companies will be the best picks for dividends in 2016? Here’s a round of the top choices and their outlook for 2016.