The section contains articles on dividend cuts and suspensions by publicly traded companies. The articles review the company announcements, provide an overview of the company, and discuss reasons for the action. In addition, the articles cover dividend safety before and after the reduction or omission.
Generally, a company takes action because the dividend safety declines to an unsustainable level. Often, the payout or dividend-to-free cash flow ratio becomes too high. Another cause is leverage becomes too high, and cash flow is needed to service the debt.