March 2019 Dividend Report

Monthly Report March:

March was a record breaking month for me. I received €420,64 in dividends. This is an YoY increase of 127% and this is the most I ever received in one month.

This month I received payments from 15 companies. Biggest payers this month are for me Unibail Rodamco Westfield, Royal Dutch Shell and Macquarie Infrastructure Company.

Besides the €420,64 I received as dividend income. I also realized an extra income of €135,20 from expired or closed written put options.

Dividend Income – €420,64:

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield81,00
Royal Dutch Shell78,18
Macquarie Infrastructure Company65,87
Enbridge48,83
Dominion Energy24,20
Unilever17,42
Qualcomm16,56
AGNC Investment14,51
Bank of America12,02
Johnson & Johnson11,96
McDonalds11,25
Monmouth REIT11,24
Boeing10,85
EPR Properties10,25
Think AEX UCITS ETF6,50

Options Income – €135,20:

  • 2x AGN P4.50 15MAR19 – €14,60
  • 1x ING P10.50 15MAR19 – €13,30
  • 1x RD P25.00 21JUN19 – €107,30

Transactions:

Dividend Changes:

2019 Target Status:

  • I’m at €3.800 out of €14.400 deposit target (26,4%)
  • I’m at €687,13 out of €3.500 dividend received target (19,6%)
  • I’m at €145,35 income from writing options

BMW reduces dividend by 12,5%

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Recently BMW announced a reduction of their dividend by €0,50. The dividend got reduced from €4,00 to €3,50.

I own 30 shares of BMW so my yearly estimated dividend income declined by €15. Dividend got reduced in line with the profit development. Payout ratio over 2018 is 32% whereas the payout over 2017 was 30,3%

Based on the cyclical nature of the automotive industry I understand that BMW is a position in my portfolio where times of dividend growth can stop for some time, although I not expected a cut this year already. Based on the relative low payout ratio of BMW I assumed a steady dividend.

As a result of the dividend reduction my yield on cost will now be 4,87%. I hold this position in my portfolio.

Purchase 26 shares Bayer

Today I purchased 26 shares Bayer against a price of €57,24 including costs. Bayer is down almost 50% to it’s 52 weeks high. Last month the stock price declined almost 20% after a U.S. jury found the Roundup weed killer to have been a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer.

I decided to start a position in Bayer to keep them for the long term and enjoy their divind of €2,80 per year. My yield on cost will be 4,89%. Bayer has many quality divisions, but the stock price is under big pressure due to legal issues regarding Roundup. Bayer acquired the Roundup brand as part of the merger with Monsanto.

My yearly estimated dividend income increased by €72,80 as a result of this purchase.

Purchase 50 Colony Capital Pref H & 50 Colony Capital Pref I

Today I a total of 100 preferred stocks from Colony Capital divided over 2 different series.

50 preferred shares from series H with a dividend of 7,125%. Series H are callable from 13 April 2o20. Based on a purchase price of $21,97 my yield on cost will be 8,1%.

I also bought 50 preferred shares from series I with a dividend of 7,15%. Series I are callable from 5 June 2022. Based on a purchase price of $22,55 my yield on cost will be 7,9%.

With the purchase of 50 shares of both series I add $178,40 to my yearly estimated dividend income.

Purchase 6 share Tableau

Yesterday I started a small position in software company Tableau (DATA). Tableau is offering software which is strong in data visualization. I’m using their applications myself and I’m extremely positive about the capabilities of Tableau.

As business controller I’m often working on turning data into information which supports making decissions. Tableau helps to turn data into visualized analysis which makes way more easier to understand the data than just sending some tables in Excel.

Tableau is already long on my watchlist, but I never spotted a serious dip to start a position. I’m now starting a minor position of 6 shares with a purchase price of $134,30 with the intention to increase this position in the future.

Tableau is not paying a dividend at the moment so my yearly estimated dividend income doesn’t change.



Purchase 5 shares salesforce.com

Today I purchased 5 shares of salesforce.com (CRM) at a price of $165.06. I have Salesforce on my watchlist for a really long time already and planned to buy it on a dip, but was never able to find a good moment to buy.

Because of the strong positions Salesforce has in CRM software I decided to start an initial position in Salesforce.com with the intention to increase this position further in the future.

Salesforce.com is not paying any dividend so my estimated dividend income will not change.

February 2019 Dividend Report

Monthly Report February:

In February I received €126,17 in dividend payments. Previous year in February I received €86,53 so my dividend income is up 231%.

This month I received payments from only 6 companies. Dividend payments from AbbVie, Omega Healthcare Investors and Simon Property Group are responsible for over 50% of my income this month.

Besides dividend income I also secured €10,15 in option income from a written put on ING.

Dividend Income – €126,17:

AbbVie33,23
Omega Healthcare32,21
Simon Property Group28,87
Royal Bank of Canada13,79
EPR Properties10,32
Apple7,75

Options Income – €10,15:

  • ING P9.20 15FEB19 – €10,15

Transactions:

Dividend Changes:

2019 Target Status:

  • I’m at €2.600 out of €14.400 deposit target (18,1%)
  • I’m at €266,49 out of €3.500 dividend received target (7,6%)
  • I’m at €10,15 income from writing options

Bank of Nova Scotia declares CAD 0.87 dividend

bank of nova scotia logo

Bank of Nova Scotia announced a dividend increse of 2,4%. The dividend goes up from CAD 0,85 to CAD 0,87 per quarter.

I have 32 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia so my yearly dividend income will increase with CAD 1,66.

As a result of the dividend increase the yield on cost is now 4,89% for me. This is the 18th dividend increase this year for me.

Royal Bank of Canada adding 4 cents to quarterly dividend

Royal Bank of Canada announced a 4 cent increase of their quarterly dividend. The dividend is increased from C$0,98 to C$1,02.

This is an increase of 4,1%. I have 21 shares Royal Bank of Canada. As a result my yearly estimated dividend income will increase with C$2,18.

Based on the new dividend my yield on cost is now 3,48%. This is the 17th dividend increase in 2019 for me.