Dividend Update: December 2018

It’s time for my favorite type of post: a tally of the dividends I received in the prior month.

Given my strategy of DGI, it is really the dividend payouts that I care about. For each of the companies I invest in, I like to see a steady and growing stream of dividend payouts.

So how did I do in December?

Last month 27 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $490.

With December marking the end of the year - it’s clear that I did not achieve my stated goal of receiving $5,000 in 2018.

In fact, my received total for the year came to $4,620, which was about 92% there. The red dotted line shows that goal for 2018, with the green right below it showing my brave yet failing attempt to reach it.

Taking a quarterly view it’s clear that while I was making decent progress in the first three quarters, Q4 was rather underwhelming in terms of received dividends and Q-on-Q growth.

When put in the perspective of my previous years as in investor, 2018 looks less dire. In 2018 I was still able to achieve a 46% growth rate in dividend payout as compared to 2017. 

Sticking to just last month -  the following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a December 2018 dividend payout to my portfolio

The table features the dividend amount I received and any change in payout as compared to the last pay-out moment.

Ticker Dividends Received Dividend per Share Change
WFC $21.50
INTC $15.00
GWW $6.80
F $22.50
HBI $15.00
UL $13.46 -0.99%
UTX $7.30 4.29%
ROK $9.70 5.43%
EMR $24.50 1.03%
ADI $9.60
AEP $16.75 8.06%
AMGN $33.00
JNJ $18.00
MMM $13.60
MGA $16.50
IP $25.00 5.26%
GLW $18.00
ADM $33.50
STAG $5.92
D $33.40
QCOM $31.00
VFC $15.30 10.87%
BP $30.75
CLDT $11.00
GILD $14.25
TROW $17.50
TRV $11.55
TOTAL 490.37


The fact that 27 companies sent me dividend checks is great in and of itself, but six of them decided to raise their pay-out this month.

VF Corp (VFC) came through with the highest increase, 10.87%. The company - in the process of spinning off it’s jeans business - now has 46 years of consecutive dividend growth.

Comparing the dividend payout of December 2017 to December 2018 shows an increase of $373 to $490- a Year-on-Year (YoY) growth of 31%.

This YoY growth is featured in the table below.

How was your December and its dividend?  Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!

Author: Tall Investing


5 thoughts on “Dividend Update: December 2018”

  1. That’s a nice long list of companies paying you last month. Some names I wouldn’t mind adding to my own portfolio too one day like IP and TRV. Keep collecting those dividends and look forward to a strong 2019!

  2. Lots of good companies paying you. while it stinks you dint hit your goal you still brought in a nice amount and it will keep growing and growing. Keep it up

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