Bought in the first half of March 2018

Bought the following shares in the first half of March 2018:

  • 9: ROX @ ₱3.38
  • 12: AP @ ₱39.95
  • 12: COSCO @ ₱7.23
  • 12: MRSGI @ ₱3.28
  • 13: IMI @ ₱18.26 (tiny odd lot to round out my holdings)
  • 15: FNI @ ₱2.64

I succumbed to FOMO in buying LTG last month. I should’ve waited. I finally got to buy some ROX which I’ve been looking at since April last year when it was around ₱2.75

I was wrong in not selling VUL. I have a bit more of a buy and hold strategy, however I should segregate those I invest in, against those I speculate in. I now have a mental note to myself in terms of selling speculative stocks when they have sell signals.

SHLPH finally declared their cash dividends which I’ve been waiting for for some time now (I’ve written separately about it in Apr, Jul and Oct 2017 and Jan 2018). At ₱5.14/share, I’m guessing they’re either making up for the small cash div last year or that must more than 75% of earnings. I’m wondering though why they didn’t just release their cash dividends 2 or 4 times a year as it may make for a less volatile stock price.

I’m still uncertain if I’m buying more MBT just to get more of the ₱75 stock rights.

ALCO, ION, and SMPH are starting to look interesting.

I’ve also been reading and YouTubing some Jack Schwager.


Cash Dividends in Jan 2018

Received the following cash dividends in January:

  • AC: ₱3.46/share, around 0.3% annually
  • SMC2C: ₱1.50/share, around 1.87%, quarterly (7.50% p.a.)
  • SMC2F: ₱1.27635/share, around 1.61%, quarterly (6.47% p.a.)
  • DDPR: ₱1.61945/share, around 1.56%, quarterly (6.25% p.a.)
  • SMC: ₱0.35/share, around 0.24%, quarterly (0.99% p.a.)
  • FGENG: ₱3.8904/share, around 3.48%, semi-annually (6.97% p.a.)
  • COSCO: ₱0.10/share, around 1.3% annually

All above % estimates are against price at close of February 23, and are the gross value/share, not taking into account the 10% withholding tax for Filipino citizens.

Received a net (after 10% withholding tax) of around 0.39% of my principal from cash dividends in January (which if the equivalent would occur each month of the year, would equal to around 4.70% p.a.).

I obviously like preferred shares, and around 20% of my portfolio is composed of them. I’ll write about their optional redemption dates in a future post (e.g. SMC2C is September 2019 and I have no intention to buy more now).

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.