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An overview of dividend income, common stocks, and asset value.

Description: A graph displaying the total investment income of a company over the past four quarters

Investment income is a type of income earned by investing in stocks, bonds, or other assets. It can come in the form of dividends, interest, or capital gains. Dividend income is the fruit from the labor of investing your money in the stock market. Further, Dividend Income is a primary vehicle for creating wealth for many investors. Dividend income is paid out from companies to shareholders in the form of cash payments.

Realty Income announced its third quarter earnings results on November 3. The trust reported that it generated revenues of $840 million during the quarter, up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. Of this total, $777.2 million was generated from rental income and $62.8 million was generated from interest income.

Officially, the Dividend Aristocrats are members of the S&P 500 that have increased their dividend for 25 consecutive years. Realty Income is a real estate Investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates a large portfolio of rental properties across the United States. Realty Income has increased its dividend for 48 consecutive quarters and is a member of the Dividend Aristocrats.

Brighthouse stock jumps 11% as higher net Investment income drives Q4 earnings beat. Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) stock jumped 10.7% after the company reported its fourth quarter earnings results on February 11. The company reported net Investment income of $4.7 million, up 50.2% year-over-year, and total assets under management of $124.7 million, or $59.38 per share.

Total Investment income of $4.7M (+50.2% Y/Y). Net asset value (NAV) of $124.7 million, or $59.38 per share as of December 31, 2022 was also reported by the company.

Total Investment income for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2022 was $212.9M, vs. $213.4M consensus, rising from $202.7M in Q1 and from $175.4M in the year-ago period. The company reported net Investment income of $212.9M, up 21.4% year-over-year, and total assets under management of $4.7 billion.

Dividends are payments that investors can receive from stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and mutual funds. These earnings count as Investment income and can be used to supplement regular income and build a nest egg for retirement. Dividend payments can vary from company to company, so investors should research dividend yields and payout ratios before investing.

Total Investment Income of $212.92M (+21.4% Y/Y) misses by $0.49M. Now Read: Prospect Capital declares $0.06 dividend. Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) reported its fourth quarter earnings results on February 11. The company reported total Investment income of $212.9 million, up 21.4% year-over-year, but missing analysts' estimates of $213.4 million.

Net Investment income dipped 15% to $4.5 billion, with lower private equity returns primarily responsible for the drop. private equity returns, which accounted for $2.7 billion of net Investment income in the fourth quarter, were down compared to the same period last year.

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