Bought GMA7@₱6.05

Bought some GMA7@₱6.05 today (it closed 2 centavos lower at ₱6.03). Hoping that they would continue on:

  • giving good cash dividends and
  • their streak of increasing earnings/share.

Its current P/E is around 10.4 (around its 5 year low of 10.29), P/B of 2.4, YTD net income is up 70+% but its Q/Q (last year) net income is down -48%.

I’m thinking SHLPH should declare cash dividends in the next few months and if only it didn’t already have a good portion of my portfolio, I’d buy some more.


Cash Dividends in September 2017

Received the following cash dividends in September:

  • GLO: ₱22.75/share, around 1.1%, quarterly (4.4% p.a.)
  • PF: ₱1.50/share, around 0.48%, quarterly (1.9% p.a.)
  • TEL:  ₱48.00/share, around 2.8%, semi-annually (4.4% p.a.)
  • SCC:  ₱5.00/share, around 2.9%, semi-annually (5.8% p.a.)*
  • SHNG:  ₱0.07/share, around 2.2%, semi-annually (5.1% p.a.)
  • SGI: ₱0.07/share, around 4.89%, annually
  • MPI: ₱0.0345/share, around 0.5%, semi-annually (1.49% p.a.)

All above % estimates are against price at close of October 4, and are the gross value/share, not taking into account the 10% withholding tax for Filipino citizens.

Per my previous post, received a net of around 0.297% of my principal from cash dividends in September (which if the equivalent would occur each month of the year, would equal to around 3.56% p.a.).

* based on Aug 18, 2017 closing price, which was before the 300% stock dividend

Bought LR@₱4.50, EDC@₱5.86, and AEV@₱74.05

Bought LR on Sep 14, EDC on Sep 29, and AEV on Oct 2.

Buying EDC at this time is a gamble, but it’s a gamble I’m willing to take as I don’t think the price should be this low. The price has gone down a few percentages points since I bought it, and I might buy it again.

Received a net of around 0.297% of my principal from cash dividends in September (equal to around 3.56% p.a.). I’ll write about the received cash dividends in an upcoming post.

Cash Dividends in July 2017

Received the following cash dividends in July:

  • SPC: ₱0.40/share, around 8.8%, annually*
  • CEB: ₱2.75/share, around 2.4%, annually
  • SMC2F: ₱1.27635/share, around 1.57%, quarterly
  • SMC2C: ₱1.50/share, around 1.86%, quarterly
  • HLCM: ₱0.98/share, around 7.9%, annually**
  • DDPR: ₱1.61945/share, around 1.54%, quarterly
  • MEG: ₱0.05410389/share, around 1%, annually
  • ROCK: ₱0.0594/share, around 3.3%, annually
  • SMC: ₱0.35/share, around 1/3 of 1%, quarterly

All above % estimates are against price on Sep 12, and are the gross value/share, not taking into account the 10% withholding tax for Filipino citizens.

Cash dividends in July 2017 are higher than my typical month and it made up 0.59% of my whole principal. Meaning if I always had as much cash dividends in a month, my principal would be getting around 7% p.a. gross. This is due to the quarterly SMC and DD preferred shares paying during the month, plus the annual cash div payable of higher yield shares, SPC, HLCM and ROCK (I consider anything above 3% as fairly high yield).

*This was supposed to have been paid on June 30, but it arrived to me in July, hence I’m accounting it in July.

**Noted this share fell in value in the past few weeks which has increased the cash dividend yield.

Bought BLFI @ ₱3.96, RFM @ ₱4.31

Bought some BLFI @ ₱3.96 last Friday (Aug 18) and RFM @ ₱4.31 earlier today.

Also received cash dividends from JGS for a total of ₱0.28/share last Aug 11 and CNPF yesterday for total of ₱0.18/share.

I should have bought LR when I had the chance. Looking into SPC and possibly FGEN.

It would be a good time to send some money to the Philippines now as the exchange rates are pretty good for OFW’s. It would also be a good time as the PSEi typically consolidates or is in negative territory around this time of year, meaning the next few months may be a good time to buy.

Bought CLC IPO, FDC @ ₱7.60, COSCO @ ₱7.79, HOUSE @ ₱5.92

In the past week I was able to obtain a few shares of the upcoming CLC IPO (@ ₱10.68), which in hindsight and totally basing on the P/E, looks quite expensive. Nevertheless, it’s just a few shares and maybe it will do a DD which I once held at around ₱4 before selling at around ₱5.

I also bought some FDC @ ₱7.60, COSCO @ ₱7.79,  and HOUSE @ ₱5.92. I think FDC is undervalued given how much EW has increased its profits (and will likely continue to do so… it also isn’t a ‘treasury’ bank). COSCO is a retail play which hasn’t budged much despite of PGOLD’s movement. HOUSE is a cash dividend play.

I’ve gained around 2.2% cash on my principal in the 7 months of this year (note not p.a.) as a number of companies I hold are cash dividend plays. But then again, more companies seem to give out cash dividends in the first half than the second half of the year.

I’m at a wait and see on HLCM since its profits dropped significantly and there is a lot of competition in the cement business within the next 3-5 years.

I’m still looking at getting more PIP, RFM and probably SMC2F (which has an optional redemption date of around Sep 2022).

Bought LR@₱4.88 and more SPC@₱4.55

I bought more SPC yesterday at ₱4.55 and today I bought LR at ₱4.88.

I bid on some BLFI and some SMC2F but they weren’t matched. SMC2F returns an annualized 5.7% net at its current price of ₱80.55, which is ever so slightly higher than DDPR. In hindsight, I should have tried to get DDPR since I was unable to get SMC2F.

SHLPH is slightly below IPO price. I’ve held on to it because of Shell’s dividend policy. I’m not so sure about holding on to EAGLE as the cement industry may have a glut in the next few years. The Philippine’s infrastructure play is ever so slooowly progressing. CLI still looks good. ALCO is starting to look like a bargain.

I’m still looking into getting more COSCO, PIP, HOUSE, FDC and RFM. I’ve also requested to get a few shares of CLC from my broker.




Sold the MWIDE I mistakenly bought two weeks ago @ ₱17.72 for ₱18.48. That just gives me a cautionary tale that I should try to give it a second thought before trading as it reminds me of Eugene Fama’s Efficient Market Hypothesis. If you aren’t familiar with it, here’s a couple of links:

It also makes me think I should have just waited for FMETF before investing in a couple of UITFs in 2012. I also invested in PHILEQT back in Dec 2014 with no gains since. But that’s another story. Glad Pinoy Money Talk is posting again about UITFs.

I also sold some MEG holdings for ₱4.05 as it has gone up quite a bit from two weeks ago and even though I believe it will still go up, I try to risk manage if I think I can use the money for another stock.

I’m currently looking into buying IMI (ex-divs today) and FGEN… aside from those I mentioned in my last post.

Sell SHLPH? Some stocks to watch

SHLPH share price has slowly been going down from a peak of ₱80.00 to today’s close of ₱72.45. Was hoping of selling some of my holdings at around the ₱74++ mark, the only thing that’s stopping me is that the company intends to give out 75% of its earnings as cash dividends. To make a not-so-informed analysis of that, from the ₱4.68/share (2016 earnings) would give around a 4.8% div yield at today’s price. A rate that only a handful of other shares can top.

HLCM, another stock with good div yield has also been going down, partially (and supposedly) because of the anticipated listing of Eagle Cement.

Current stocks on my watchlist to buy (aside from HLCM @₱15.02) are as follows:

  • AP (₱41.30)
  • ELI (₱0.66)
  • FLI (₱1.63)
  • GTCAP (₱1134)
  • MEG (₱3.44)
  • ROX (₱2.75)

Still smarting from my mistakenly buying more MWIDE @ ₱17.72, extra shares of which I’ll probably sell if it goes anywhere near today’s high of ₱18.42.

I’m seeing a couple of outlets expecting WLCON to go up to ₱6.00 pretty soon. I’ll likely get out before that to fund other underappreciated stocks as the market has been in this range of around 7140 to 7370 since it suddenly jumped during the first trading week of the year.