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.
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!
5 thoughts on “Dividend Update: December 2018”
Nice month, almost $500 is nothing to sneeze at. Best of luck in 2019!
Thanks Dividend Dream! Yes, $500 is nothing to be ashamed of, especially since that was about my entire yield for 2015!
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!
Thanks DivHut - looking forward as well! Wouldn’t mind adding more IP soon btw.
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