Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), traditionally known as a growth company, has only recently paid dividends to shareholders. The global coffee retailer's first quarterly dividend was declared just a few years ago, in 2010.

But as we'll explore in the accompanying presentation, management increasingly views dividend checks as a way to boost overall shareholder return. To see if it's likely that Starbucks will raise its dividend again during 2016, simply click through the following slideshow.


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