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 Nov and Dec 2017

Received the following cash dividends in November and December:

  • MWC: ₱0.4244/share, around 1.48%, semi-annually (2.97% p.a.)
  • SMC: ₱0.35/share, around 0.24%, quarterly (0.99% p.a.)
  • RFM: ₱0.0575/share, around 1.19%, semi-annually (2.98% p.a.)
  • SECB: ₱1.50/share, around 0.59%, semi-annually (1.19% p.a.)
  • HOUSE: ₱0.05/share, around 0.79%, semi-annually (4.78% p.a.)
  • GLO: ₱22.75/share, around 1.30%, quarterly (5.21% p.a.)
  • PX: ₱0.04/share, around 0.56%, semi-annually (1.12% p.a.)
  • ALCPB: ₱1.76145/share, around 1.62%, quarterly (6.51% p.a.)
  • FPH: ₱1.00/share, around 1.59%, semi-annually (3.18% p.a.)
  • JFC: ₱1.18/share, around 0.40%, semi-annually (0.74% p.a.)
  • PF: ₱1.50/share, around 0.23%, quarterly (0.95% p.a.)
  • SPC: ₱0.40/share, around 7.29%, semi-annually (14.59% p.a.)
  • MWIDE: ₱0.05/share, around 0.23% p.a

All above % estimates are against price at close of January 26, 2018 (which might have diluted the returns,  except for Telcos and SPC, as the market has had a bit too much ‘irrational exuberance’ of late) 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 0.03% of my principal from cash dividends in November (which if the equivalent would occur each month of the year, would equal to around 0.44% p.a.).

For December, received a net (after 10% withholding tax) of around 0.17% of my principal from cash dividends (which if the equivalent would occur each month of the year, would equal to around 2.04% p.a.).

The only stock dividend I received was the 8% stock dividend of CHIB at the start of November 2017.

Found the Dividend Yields site that shows the yield of the PSE index of 30 shares.

Bought and sold since Nov 1, 2017

The following are the buys and sells I had in November. I’ll take on received dividends in another post (there were just 4 cash divs, and 1 stock div).

Bought the following shares in Nov 2017:

  • 6: FNI @ ₱3.01
  • 6: NIKL @ ₱7.47
  • 10: CHIB @ ₱33.50
  • 13: PBB @ ₱12.00
  • 22: MBT @ ₱94.20

Sold the following shares in Nov 2017:

  • 10: RFM @ ₱5.00
  • 28: ROCK @ ₱2.36
  • 29: SPC @ ₱6.60

Bought the following shares in Dec 2017:

  • 1: FGENG @ ₱115.70
  • 5: SECB @ ₱242.60
  • 5: SPC @ ₱5.50

I’m still trying my best not to sell my gains. SPC was just too tempting not to sell some of my holdings.

Been watching some Marvin Germo and he had a great vlog post here with other financial planners, like Fitz Villafuerte and Ryan de Vera which I’ll add to the links.

Year to date, my XIRR is only up by 14.25% which is close to my annual average gain in the past 5 years, but definitely way below the PSEi’s 20+% increase this year.

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 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.


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.



Buys since April 17, 2017

I apparently haven’t written in more than two months.

The title is on ‘buys’ since the country I currently reside in (I live outside the Philippines) makes us report global income, hence I would need to report all the cash divs minus the tax that have been withheld in the Philippines (as it has a tax treaty with the country where I live). It also inhibits (whether in a good way or bad) all my sell transactions. I need to really think before pulling the trigger on a ‘sell’ as I would get hit with a capital gains tax.

As per my last post, I was thinking of buying FGEN and IMI. I bought both, buying FGEN @ ₱21.00 and IMI @ ₱7.90 a few days later. Since then, and compared to today’s price, FGEN is down by around 11.8%, while IMI is up by a whopping 71.4%.

I have also bought CHIB rights (as per previous posts), and the IPO’s of both EAGLE (up by around 7.8%) and CLI (up by around 9.9%).

I have bought AP twice as I’m steadily accumulating the stock, @₱40.05 and @₱39.75. The stock closed today @₱38.65 so I’m a few percentage points down.

I completely missed the bus on ROX. I was trying to get a hold of it in the ₱2.85 range in late April but wasn’t able to acquire it and it’s now around ₱5.00.

Today, I also bought some more CHIB @₱36.85 (as it just got a ratings upgrade from Moody’s) and MPI @₱6.27 (as I think it got a good deal for the extra stake in Meralco and Global Power).

Been checking out PHN the past few days, but it just went up by 4.1% today which makes me wonder if I should still watch it at that price. HLCM’s drop also seems a bit too much. BLFI, COSCO, PIP and RFM are also on my current watchlist.

I’m glad I wasn’t able to sell WLCON, as I was planning to sell in the mid ₱5’s (for around a 10% gain), and it’s now at ₱7.95 (or around 56% up from IPO).