Thursday 29 March 2018

FY2018 Q1 Dividend Updates

In a blink of eye, there goes the first quarter of 2018.
Time truly flies, and once again it's time for the quarterly report about dividend again.
It's nice to be receiving dividends isn't it?

Throughout the 1st Quarter of 2018, I've received dividends from:
- Singtel
- Starhill Global REIT

Coupling with the 3 cents of special dividends from the successful divestment of Netlink Trust and the usual final interim dividend that SingTel have been giving out for the past 3 years, we come up to a dividend of 9.8 cents per share for SingTel.

Investors of SingTel must bear in mind that the special dividend is an one-off event and is not likely to happen every single year. Nonetheless, with my increased exposure in SingTel, I look forward to more meaningful dividend from them in the coming future.

The dividends are paid on 10/01/18 and I've received $13.72.

Starhill Global REIT
SGR on the other hand has paid a 1.17 cents/share on 28/02/18 and based on my holding as of the earlier CD, I've received $5.85.

This is translates to roughly 1.57% from my entry price @ 0.745 earlier.

Similarly to SingTel, I've increased my exposure to SGR during the recent market weakness and currently SGR stands as my 4th biggest holding. I pretty much look forward to the upcoming dividend from SGR.

Frasers Commercial Trust
FCOT on the other hand had declared and paid a distribution of 2.4 cents on 1 March 2018 and a 0.8 cents advance distribution prior to it's private placement. I've held the shares of FCOT across the CD period and before the private placement, hence I'm entitled to both the dividend declared.

With that, I've received a total of $10.48 from FCOT in the first quarter of 2018. It's really interesting to see how resilent FCOT is today.

In the following updates, my distribution received from FCOT will still be reported but it will be less significant as I only held 8 legacy shares from the subsciption of DRIP earlier. Haha.

AA REIT has declared a 0.71 cents distribution and paid on 22/03/18. This is the first distribution after it's private placement in Novemeber.

Based on my holdings, I've received $2.84 for distribution this time round. Nothing too much to shout about. AA REIT continue to be a good income generator for my portfolio. However, to accumulate more shares, I demand some bargain on the price. I'd gladly love to accumulate more shares of AA REIT when Mr Market is perssimistic about him.

Both Wilmar and ComfortDelGro has declared their dividends and will undergo XD coincidentally on the same date - 3rd March 2018 which paydate will fall on 16 and 14 May respectively. I look forward to receiving my first ever dividend from CDG and Wilmar in the coming months and should opportunity arises, I would love to grab more of their shares.

Wait.. I should be strapping my fingers! Oh no.

In the next quarter, I'll be likely to receive dividends from:

Total dividends received in Q1 = $39.91
Total dividends received in 2018 = $39.91
Average dividends/months = $3.32

Having that said, I believe FY2018 Q2 will be a more "dividend-meaningful" period for me and I look forward to it.

Fillet-O-Fish check: 7 !!

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  1. Hi Sleepydevil

    I missed the dividend for first quarter for singtel and starhill because I bought after that.

    My Q1 dividend is $0, poor me, not even fillet O fish.

    1. B will get big dividend cheque in next quater from M1 , CDG and FLT ...:)
      Cheers !!

    2. Hi B, STE,

      Yea! STE is right. You big fat cheque is coming in May from CDG. That alone will get you almost a year worth of Fillet O Fish! Not forgetting FLT, M1, SGR and some coffee money from Tuan Sing!! :)

  2. Wah...7 fish fillet :-). Congratulations !

    1. Hi Lady!

      Thanks! As usual, I'm so glad to see you here!
      Hail to the Queen of Dividend!
      Your dividend from Jan-Feb 18 is so delicious! :p

  3. Hi Sleepydevil,
    Yes, next Qtr will be good for u , at least one counter ( CDG ) will be more than 7 fillet-O-fish... :)
    Cheers !!

    1. Hi STE,

      Hehe. Seems like I'll be getting more Fillet-O-Fish this year than 2017! Hopefully one day, I will be able to upgrade my counting metrics and include other things in.

  4. It's great to see when there is a same aged same minded person who is into dividends. :D

    only difference is i'm a msia and you're a sgian. it's hard for me to topup to SGD for my portfolio due to the exchange rate...

    u have an excelsheet to keep track of all this div? i have one. with goals. like targetted % for YE 2018 and investment must be XXX,XXX by YE 2018...

    1. Hi REITS Collector,

      It's nice to know another young investor too :)

      Birds of the same feather, flock together!

      I do have an excel sheet to track on the dividends received and returns manually. Aside this, SGXCafe is another good platform that I use to keep track of this.

      On a side note, I do not have a particular targeted % or expectation that XX investment must be XXX,XXX by FY20XX.

      For me to click onto the 'buy' button, this counter must first present a value that is attractive and comfortable for me. And by buying into them, I would write about my conservative valuation/return for them which usually is much lower than what they offer.

      Anything above that, is a bonus to me :)

      Opportunity and margin of safety comes with risk and reward, and this is one of the 'controllable' measure within my means. Performance, revenue and certainly stock prices are things that are beyond my control :)