Income Majors 2019 

Rising risk of National Grid dividend cut

Rising risk of National Grid dividend cut

Utility companies such as National Grid (NG.) have long been a haven for income investors. Perhaps not the most exciting proposition, but a stable and growing dividend has been underpinned by the predictability of the group’s regulated monopoly position. The enduring challenge is how to balance the high capital investment required to maintain and grow the asset base with the generous dividend payments now expected by shareholders

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