MIAMI & HOLLYWOOD, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HEICO CORPORATION (NYSE: HEI.A) (NYSE: HEI) today announced that its
Board of Directors declared a regular semi-annual cash dividend of $.07
per share payable on both classes of common stock. The cash dividend is
payable on July 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of July 1, 2019.
In December 2018, the cash dividend was increased by 17%.
Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
along with the Company’s Co-Presidents, Eric A. Mendelson and Victor H.
Mendelson remarked, “By declaring this regular semi-annual cash
dividend, our Board of Directors confirms its confidence in HEICO’s
growth strategies and continues to reward our shareholders, while
retaining sufficient capital to fund our internal growth objectives and
Since 1990, HEICO has executed on a growth strategy which has
consistently delivered superior returns and value to our shareholders.
Considering the impact of cash dividends, prior stock splits and stock
dividends, one share of HEI worth $8.38 in 1990 has become worth on a
combined basis approximately $4,358 today representing an increase of
approximately 520 times the 1990 value and a compound annual growth rate
The Company has two classes of common stock traded on the NYSE. Both
classes, the Class A Common Stock (HEI.A) and the Common Stock (HEI),
are virtually identical in all economic respects. The only difference
between the share classes is the voting rights. The Class A Common Stock
(HEI.A) carries 1/10 vote per share and the Common Stock (HEI) carries
one vote per share.
There are currently approximately 80.1 million shares of HEICO’s Class A
Common Stock (HEI.A) outstanding and 53.8 million shares of HEICO’s
Common Stock (HEI) outstanding. The stock symbols for HEICO’s two
classes of common stock on most websites are HEI.A and HEI. However,
some websites change HEICO’s Class A Common Stock trading symbol (HEI.A)
to HEI/A or HEIa.
HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production,
servicing and distribution of products and services to certain niche
segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications
and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight
Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies
Group. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and
overhaul shops, as well as numerous defense and space contractors and
military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications
and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more information about
HEICO, please visit our website at http://www.heico.com.
Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking
statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and contingencies.
HEICO’s actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or
implied by those forward-looking statements as a result of factors
including: lower demand for commercial air travel or airline fleet
changes or airline purchasing decisions, which could cause lower demand
for our goods and services; product specification costs and
requirements, which could cause an increase to our costs to complete
contracts; governmental and regulatory demands, export policies and
restrictions, reductions in defense, space or homeland security spending
by U.S. and/or foreign customers or competition from existing and new
competitors, which could reduce our sales; our ability to introduce new
products and services at profitable pricing levels, which could reduce
our sales or sales growth; product development or manufacturing
difficulties, which could increase our product development costs and
delay sales; our ability to make acquisitions and achieve operating
synergies from acquired businesses; customer credit risk; interest,
foreign currency exchange and income tax rates; economic conditions
within and outside of the aviation, defense, space, medical,
telecommunications and electronics industries, which could negatively
impact our costs and revenues; and defense spending or budget cuts,
which could reduce our defense-related revenue. Parties receiving this
material are encouraged to review all of HEICO’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to
filings on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. We undertake no obligation
to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the
extent required by applicable law.