Dividend FAQs

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Does Cerner Corporation pay a dividend?

Cerner announced its first cash dividend on May 30th, 2019 and expects to pay a dividend quarterly, with all subsequent dividends subject to review and approval by Cerner’s Board of Directors.

The decision of whether to pay future dividends and the amount of any such dividends will be based on, among other things, Cerner’s financial position, results of operations, cash flows, capital requirements, the requirements of applicable law and any other factors that the Board of Directors may deem relevant.

For information on Cerner’s historical dividend payments, visit the Dividend History page.

Who is entitled to receive the dividend?

Shareholders of record as of the designated record date are entitled to the current dividend.

In order to be a shareholder of record who is entitled to receive the dividend, you must purchase shares before the “ex-dividend” date to allow enough time for the transaction to be processed and recorded prior to the record date. The ex-dividend date is typically one to two business day before the record date and is set by Nasdaq. If you purchase stock on the ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date and still hold your shares on the record date, you will receive the dividend. 

What is the difference between a registered shareholder and beneficial shareholder?

If your Cerner shares are held in your name directly through our Stock Transfer Agent, Computershare, then you are a registered shareholder.

If your Cerner shares are held by a broker, dealer, bank, other nominee or custodian fund, then you are a beneficial shareholder. This is also commonly known as a “street” account, being a “street” holder or owning shares in “street name”.

How will I receive my cash dividend?

If you own shares in your name as a registered shareholder with Cerner’s Stock Transfer Agent, Computershare, you will receive your dividend payment by check. However, you can opt to receive your dividend payment via direct deposit or wire transfer by registering at www.computershare.com/investors at least one week before the record date.

If you own your shares through a broker/dealer in "street name" as a beneficial shareholder, you will receive your cash dividend through your broker/dealer. Please contact your broker/dealer for specific information on how you will receive your dividend.

Does Cerner have a dividend reinvestment plan?
Cerner does not currently offer a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). DRIP programs are generally offered and managed by brokers/dealers for beneficial holders. Please contact your broker/dealer for additional information.
I still have questions about the dividend. Where can I receive more information?

Registered shareholders, those who hold shares directly through Cerner’s Stock Transfer Agent, Computershare, can contact Computershare at 1 (800) 884-4225.

If you hold shares through a broker/dealer, please contact your broker/dealer for additional information.