# CAGR quarterly dividends

how do i calculate the CAGR for this set of 20 quarterly dividends?

May 28, 2009 \$0.34000
Feb 27, 2009 \$0.34000
Dec 1, 2008 \$0.34000
Aug 28, 2008 \$0.34000
May 29, 2008 \$0.31000
Feb 29, 2008 \$0.31000
Nov 29, 2007 \$0.31000
Aug 29, 2007 \$0.31000
May 30, 2007 \$0.29100
Feb 27, 2007 \$0.29100
Nov 29, 2006 \$0.29100
Aug 30, 2006 \$0.29100
May 30, 2006 \$0.27800
Feb 27, 2006 \$0.27800
Nov 29, 2005 \$0.27800
Aug 30, 2005 \$0.27800
May 27, 2005 \$0.25300
Feb 25, 2005 \$0.25300
Nov 23, 2004 \$0.25300
Aug 27, 2004 \$0.25300

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You only need the first and last values. Compound annual growth rate, in this case, is (0.253/0.34)^(1/19) - 1.

Hello Mister Walrus Wrote:
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> You only need the first and last values. Compound
> annual growth rate, in this case, is
> (0.253/0.34)^(1/19) - 1.

can you link me to that formula or define why it is 1/19 and not 1/5 or 1/20?

the CAGR here uses 1/n years

Yeah, I was assuming quarterly CAGR. If you have 20 data points, you have 19 growth periods, hence n = 19. If you want a yearly CAGR, it will be (0.253/0.34)^(4/19) - 1