Cash dividends in Apr 2018

Received the following cash dividends in April:

  • SMC2F: ₱1.27635/share, around 1.63%, quarterly (6.54% p.a.)
  • SMC2C: ₱1.50/share, around  1.87%, quarterly (7.50% p.a.)
  • PHN: ₱0.40/share, around 5.01% p.a.
  • DMC: ₱0.48/share, around 4.48% p.a.
  • NIKL: ₱0.12/share, around 2.35% p.a.
  • LTG: ₱0.20/share, around 0.92% p.a.
  • AEV: ₱1.28/share, around 2.03% p.a.
  • AP: ₱1.39/share, around 3.56% p.a
  • GTCAP: ₱3.00/share, around 0.28% p.a.
  • SHNG: ₱0.1255/share, around 3.87%, semi-annually, (6.03% p.a.)
  • DDPR: ₱1.61945/share, around 1.60%, quarterly, (6.42% p.a.)
  • PCOR: ₱0.15/share, around 1.56% p.a.
  • SHLPH: ₱5.14/share, around 9.55% p.a.
  • CLI: ₱0.15/share, around 3.04% p.a.
  • MPI: ₱0.076/share, around 1.40%, semi-annually, (2.04% p.a.)
  • SECB: ₱1.50/share, around 0.74%, semi-annually, (1.49% p.a.)
  • TEL: ₱28.00/share, around 2.00%, semi-annually, (?? p.a.)*

All above % estimates are against price at close of May 11, 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.

*For semi-annual payouts, I typically add the previous cash dividend to this last one and just divide by the current price, however I’m not confident that TEL will be giving out as much as what they paid out back in Sep 2017.

Received a net (after 10% withholding tax) of around 0.88% of my principal from cash dividends in March (which if the equivalent would occur each month of the year, would equal to around 10.61% p.a…. and would also mean that most of the cash dividends I receive occur in April as I’m sure I don’t reach half of that percentage in a year).

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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

Sold ALCO, bought EMP

Sold some of my holdings in Arthaland @₱1.48 that I bought back in Feb 13, 2017 for ₱1.32 which gives a net gain of around 10.8%. I think Arthaland is a good company to hold for the long haul, however I wanted to lock-in some gains and possibly use the cash to buy ALCO again in case the stock falls back to the ₱1.30+ range (it closed at ₱1.41).

I bought some EMP @ ₱6.46. It ex-divs on March 29, 2017 for ₱0.1865/share (around 2.8%). I now think it’s a bit of a long time and the share price may still go down until ex-div. EMP is one of my not too rational stocks that I hold because of what the company stands for and what it may become in the future… and I’ve been itching to buy this stock. I now remember one of those investment warnings on stopping yourself from ever falling in love with a stock, no matter how sexy it is. Oh well.

Around 20% of my portfolio is held in what I call kinda-moonshot stocks (wherein I can’t really tell when the price will pick up, if ever). Another 25% are in preferred shares or shares that give at least 5% cash div a year, with the rest of my holdings in value or high-dividend shares.

AEV, AP, TEL and the SMC preferred shares all ex-div on March 16, so last day to be in on their cash dividend tomorrow.