Bought and sold in April 2018

Bought the following shares in April 2018:

  • 10: LR @ ₱4.99
  • 16: MPI @ ₱5.00
  • 16: PIP @ ₱2.50
  • 17: CLI @ ₱4.54
  • 19: AGI @ ₱12.98
  • 19: MEG @ ₱4.31
  • 19: SMPH @ ₱32.30
  • 20: FLI @ ₱1.70

Sold the following shares in April 2018:

  • 13: SMC2C @ ₱79.10
  • 24: SMC2C @ ₱79.00

I had small, almost negligible, losses for both SMC2C transactions. Overall in the years that I’ve held them, there has been a net gain from quarterly cash dividends. As I mentioned previously, I will park cash in preferred shares, and will sell when the market goes down enough… the recent downturn of over 10% allowed me to pull the trigger. Aside from the fact that I will have to sell my SMC2C in the coming year as the optional redemption date of September 2019 is starting to loom and should put downward pressure on the price.

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Cash Dividends in Mar 2018

I bought shares in just two more orgs in March:

  • 20: SCC @ ₱29.95
  • 22: AC @ ₱931.00

I can’t really call the ₱75.00 MBT SRO a typical buy so I won’t call it that. I typically exercise all SROs as it doesn’t make sense not to.

I don’t hold any orgs that paid out cash dividends for the month of February 2018.

Received the following cash dividends in March:

  • FB (PF): ₱0.20/share, around 0.3%, quarterly (1.23% p.a.)*
  • GLO: ₱22.75/share, around  1.47%, quarterly (5.90% p.a.)
  • ALCPB: ₱1.76145/share, around 1.69%, quarterly (6.77% p.a.)
  • HOUSE: ₱0.25/share, around 3.67%, semi-annually (4.41% p.a.)
  • RFM: ₱0.08571/share, around 1.77%, semi-annually,  (2.95% p.a.)
  • MBT: ₱1.00/share, around 1.17% p.a.
  • IMI: ₱0.235/share, around 1.52% p.a.
  • SCC: ₱1.25/share, around 4.05%, semi-annually, (?)**
  • ABS: ₱0.92/share, around 3.28% p.a.
  • BEL: ₱0.12/share, around 3.57% p.a.
  • PX: ₱0.04/share, around 0.70%, semi-annually,  (1.41% p.a.)
  • BLFI: ₱0.10/share, around 3.19% p.a.
  • LR: ₱0.07/share, around 1.53%, semi-annually,  (3.28% p.a.)
  • MWC: ₱0.4302/share, around 1.54%, semi-annually,  (3.07% p.a.)

All above % estimates are against price at close of April 30, and are the gross value/share, not taking into account the 10% withholding tax for Filipino citizens. This might inflate the % cash divs due to the recent market downturn.

*Using / 10 as PF became FB and split.

** SCC typically pays out in March and September. I didn’t put in an annual rate as the stock has split 300% and didn’t want to use the last dividend’s payment (taking the split into account).

Received a net (after 10% withholding tax) of around 0.34% of my principal from cash dividends in March (which if the equivalent would occur each month of the year, would equal to around 4.09% p.a.).

Cash Dividends in October 2017

Received the following cash dividends in October:

  • SMC2C: ₱1.50/share, around 1.82%, quarterly (7.31% p.a.)
  • SMC2F: ₱1.27635/share, around 1.58%, quarterly (6.35% p.a.)
  • DDPR: ₱1.61945/share, around 1.54%, quarterly (6.19% p.a.)
  • LR: ₱0.08/share, around 2.1%, semi-annually (4.05% p.a.)
  • FGEN: ₱0.35/share, around 2.0%, annually

All above % estimates are against price at close of November 22, 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 0.37% of my principal from cash dividends in October (which if the equivalent would occur each month of the year, would equal to around 4.47% p.a.).

Bought and sold since Oct 8, 2017

Bought a couple of orgs and sold one since my last post. Bought the following shares on the following dates in October (some of which were very small odd lot orders to even out my holdings):

  • 13: MRSGI @ ₱4.24
  • 17: CNPF @ ₱15.40
  • 18: JFC @ ₱245.20
  • 18: BLFI @ ₱3.93
  • 19: LR @ ₱4.03
  • 19: SCC @ ₱41.00
  • 19: SMC2F @ ₱81.50
  • 30: ALCPB @ ₱108.00

Started to buy some ALCPB as an alternative to DDPR and the SMC preferred shares. At ₱108.00, net yield p.a. (for Filipino citizens) should be around 5.8%.

In November I bought the following shares on the following dates, just as in October, some were very small odd lot orders:

  • 6: NIKL @ ₱7.47
  • 6: FNI @ ₱3.01
  • 10: CHIB @ ₱33.50
  • 10: MBT @ ₱94.00
  • 13: PBB @ ₱12.00

The only shares I sold since the last post was RFM @ ₱5.00. I sold shares I bought back in Aug 2016 (more than a year ago) @ ₱4.27. I made around 15.3% for that sale. Approximately around my 5-year XIRR of around 14% p.a. For comparison, the PSE index as a whole has returned around 25% from the start of the year. I haven’t done an analysis on my portfolio’s numbers, but that’s an idea. I think I’m far off from beating the market this year (note: I checked and I’m around 19% up YTD).

I’m trying to not sell anything even though I think the market is pretty high (the PSEi is around 22 p/e right now I believe). Mostly because of smarting from selling some SMPH, and WLCON before their peaks and also not being able to pick up SECB @ around ₱244.

I should have sold CEB when it was around ₱108.00 and above. I’m still thinking if I should sell some IMI @ around ₱21.50.

Stocks on my quite long buy watchlist are the following:

  • ALCO @ ₱0.95
  • AP @ ₱41.10 (seems like this is always on my watchlist)
  • BLFI @ ₱3.84
  • CHIB @ ₱33.50 (another one that’s always on my watchlist)
  • CLC @ ₱9.24
  • CPG @ ₱0.50
  • DD @ ₱31.07
  • ELI @ ₱0.66
  • FLI @ ₱1.94
  • FPH @ ₱61.90
  • GTCAP @ ₱1172.00
  • LR @ ₱3.73
  • PHN @ ₱9.50
  • PIP @ ₱2.64
  • VUL @ ₱0.95
  • X @ ₱4.55

I’m still wondering if SHLPH will announce cash dividends early next year.

I’ll post about October cash dividends received some time this month.

 

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.

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.

Sold SCC @ ₱175.20, WLCON @ ₱8.58, SECB @ ₱260.40

Sold some of my holdings in SCC @ ₱175.20 and WLCON @ ₱8.58 yesterday. I also sold some SECB @ ₱260.40 earlier today. The SECB I sold included what I mistakenly bought for ₱252.20 and some shares I bought last year.

I really like SCC for their earnings and the consistent cash dividends, however the price seemed a bit high. I’ll try to buy it again if the price lowers a bit. WLCON was a bit high, and it went even higher after I sold, but selling at around 68% above IPO is good enough for me.

Bought BLFI @ ₱3.96 which I intend to accumulate as long as the price stays low enough. My only concerns for this stock is the low trading volumes and its P/E of around 15 isn’t cheap. Its div yield of around 5% (at its current price) is great though. It typically ex-divs around the 1st week of March, payable at the end of March.

Still looking at LR, which maybe I should have bought earlier today before the price spiked to ₱4.32. Also looking into FGEN at ₱17.10 (52 wk low) which looks like a good price to buy it. PIP @ ₱2.90 and PBB @ ₱13.20 also look like good buys.

I should really start putting down the steps I use in deciding whether or not to buy and sell a stock and then continually improve it. Maybe I should put it in a flowchart. Typical steps I use are:

  • Is it relatively cheap in terms of its current P/E? B/V?
  • Does it give good cash dividends and its dividend history?
  • Earnings trends
  • How is the management team and reputation?
  • Price trends for the past week, month, 3 months, year, 2 years and 5 years.

Bought ALCO @ ₱1.01

So I bought ALCO at ₱1.01 yesterday… just before it crashed by almost 7% today. Sucks I know.

I haven’t done a recent XIRR but I’m around just 24% up from my capital/principal.

It’s been a bloodbath with recent IPOs, from SHLPH at around -4%, EAGLE at -0.8%, CLC at almost -8%, and CLI at around -3.4%. The only saving grace amongst IPOs is WLCON that’s up by around 63% (lower than its peak, but quite a gain nonetheless).

I’ve been unable to buy DDPR nor SMC2F since they’re both a bit high now.

I’m currently looking at FGEN (17.40), GTCAP (1168), HLCM (12.90), HOUSE (5.43), JGS (69.45), LR (4.19) and RFM (4.40).

Bought PIP for ₱3.16 on Aug 3, 2017

Bought some PIP for ₱3.16 on Aug 3 as the price is pretty low compared to its revenue. I also tried buying some RFM but no one matched at the price I bid… same with DDPR. I’ll just wait then. To quote W. Buffet, “What’s nice about investing is you don’t have to swing at pitches… No umpire is going to call you out. You can wait for the pitch you want.”

I’m also looking at LR as it has gone down considerably (approx 14%) since I last bought it a week or two ago.

I’m a bit surprised that the price of MEG didn’t go down even though the US Dems are proposing a bill on taxing US organizations that outsource. Maybe investors don’t see it affecting the Philippine economy.

I also tried selling most of my EDC at near its peak on Friday (Aug 4) but no one bit.