For January 2021, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from ten different companies (SEIC, MO, LECO, GNTX, CSCO, SPG, MSM, CMCSA, FL, and CIM). The total was $274.08. This was a 167% increase from January of 2020 where the total was $102.76. The increase was due to new payments from LECO, SEIC, CSCO. Increased payments from MO, GNTX, and CMCSA. We also had FL, CIM, and MSM pay out in January instead of Feb like last year, which will lower Feb’s payout. And despite payments from AVGO and EVC paying out in December this year instead of Jan like in 2020.
Below is a list of all the stocks in our portfolio and their respective increases and or decreases. Out of the 39 stocks currently in our portfolio: (5) stocks saw a dividend cuts; (1) stock completely suspended its dividend (7) stocks did not increase their dividends; (1) resumed payments after suspending them in 2019; and (25) stocks did increase their dividend. Please note the month of increase is based off the pay date not ex-div date or announcement of the increase.
As compared to 2019 there were more decreases and no changes, but during a global pandemic we feel the portfolio held up well. The resumption of the VALE dividend really helped exceed our goals. As VALE a significant percentage of our portfolio, both in dividend income and market value. Interestingly enough, VALE was weighted over 20% of our total portfolio in 2019. Part of our goal for 2020 was to decrease it to a range of 10%-15%. We were on track to hit this goal, but then VALE had a great run at the end of the year (nearly doubling). It now sits right back at 20% of our portfolio again. A problem we are not going to complain about!
MSM was another interesting player. It elected not to increase its $0.75/quarter payout during 2020, but instead pay out a whopping $5/share special dividend in Feb (announced in Dec before the pandemic) and then another $3.50/share special dividend in December. We’re curious to see if this will become a switch in policy – where instead of increases the dividend yearly, special dividends will be issued when management sees fit.
Lastly, the largest year over year increase (excluding VALE with resuming payments and MSM with the special payouts) was 18.4% and came from TROW. This was slightly lower than our largest % increase in 2019 which came at 22.62% from AVGO.
For 2021 we hope not to see any new decreases and if the pandemic eases in the second half of the year possibly some new increases.
2020 DIVIDEND INCREASES IN PORTFOLIO STOCKSBelow is a list of all stocks that are currently in the Divs4Jesus Portfolio. Please note some of these increases occurred prior to the purchase of the stock, however we still wanted to show the increases that happened in 2020.
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In 2020, Divs4Jesus increased its dividend income by 147% year over year. To see how it all went down click here.
For December 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from twenty-one different companies (V, INTC, HON, LYB, JNJ, SNA, SWKS, EVR, WBA, MET, RHI, MSM, NWL, TSN, PRU, LEA, TROW, EVC, AVGO). The total was $444.73. This was a 174% increase from December of 2019 where the total was $162.27. The increase was due to new payments from AFL, PSX, INTC, HON, JNJ, MET, MSM (Special Dividend). Increased payments from V, LYB, SNA, SWKS, EVR, WBA, RHI, NWL, TSN, PRU, TROW. Payments from AVGO and EVC paying out in December this year instead of Jan 2021. And finally, despite no payment from F, and a decreased payment from LEA.
This massive December payment put us well over the $3000.00 mark for the year, with the total dividends in 2020 coming in at $3,426.54.
A full recap of 2020 and comparison year over year will be posted in the coming weeks.
On December 31, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. The following were purchased: 1 share of ABBV for $106.44; 5 shares of INTC for $247.54; 5 shares of CSCO for $221.10; 5 shares of MET for $233,68; 5 shares of AFL for $220.50; 3 shares of MO for $121.08; 3 shares of T for $85.26; 2 shares of OHI for $73.40; 1 share of PRU for $77.77; 1 share of SEIC for $56.97; 2 shares of TSN for $125.79 and 2 shares of WBA for $78.34. In total we purchased $1,647.87 worth of stocks this month.
For November 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (ABBV, AOS, MSM, OHI, T, TXN). The total was $149.29. This was a 10% decrease from November of 2019 where the total was $166.70. It was the first time this year that we’ve seen a percentage decrease year over year for any month. However, there is good news. As noted in the October report – CIM and FL paid out in October this year instead of November like in 2019. If these two stocks would have paid out in November instead, we would have had a 28% increase and October still would have been a blow out month. So we can’t complain too much!
Also while we didn’t quite crack $3,000.00 for the year in dividends with the November totals, we had a few December 1st payers that officially put us over the $3,000 mark. So we hit our target and December’s totals will just be icing on the cake.
Lastly, while not typically discussed on this blog, we want to point out one final milestone of the portfolio that occurred in November. On November 24th the Divs4Jesus portfolio for the first time ever closed above $100,000.00 dollars. While we don’t track overall portfolio value on a monthly basis, since it will rise and fall with market swings, it is never the less important to mark these milestones. This portfolio was started in November 2017 at zero dollars with $319 purchase of 11 shares of OHI. In just 3 short years we now are at the 6 figure amount with 39 different stocks. This is even more remarkable considering the portfolio hit a low this year in March at $46,000.00. It gives us motivation to push forward to the next $100,000.00. It also severs as a reminder to stay the course even when the sky seems like its falling.
On November 30, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. The following were purchased: 3 shares of ABBV for $313.25; 6 shares of INTC for $288.30; 7 shares of CSCO for $298.03; 6 shares of MET for $278.64; 6 shares of AFL for $266.43; 3 shares of MO for $119.67; and 3 shares of T for $86.33. In total we purchased $1,650.65 worth of stocks this month.
For October 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (VALE, MO, LECO, GNTX, CSCO, SPG, CMCSA, CIM, and FL). The total was $737.43. This was a 656% increase from October of 2019 where the total was only $97.56. This massive increase was due mostly because stocks paying in odd months due to COVID-19 delays. Particularly for this month, VALE paid out $532.69 of the $737.43 and typically pays out in September. Also CIM and FL paid out in October this year as opposed to November last year. The rest of difference can be attributed to increased payments from MO, GNTX, CMCSA and new payments from LECO and SPG.
This is also in spite of EVC and AVGO paying out in September this year instead of October like last year. We hope to continue the beat streak month over month and finish the year out strong though November will be tough with some of the bigger payers CIM and FL paying out this month. We are also closing in on the $3,000.00 mark for the year and we still have two months to go!
On October 30, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. The following were purchased: 3 shares of ABBV for $253.77; 7 shares of INTC for $309.72; 8 shares of CSCO for $285.24; 6 shares of MET for $223.14; 7 shares of AFL for $236.11; 3 shares of MO for $109.29; 3 shares of T for $80.60; 1 share of PRU for $63.09; and 2 shares of PSX for $91.52. In total we purchased $1,652.21 worth of stocks this month.
For August 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from seven different companies (CIM, T, OHI, VALE, ABBV, AOS, TXN). The total was $425.27. This was a 483% increase from August of 2019 where the total was only $72.91. The difference was increased payments from T, TXN, AOS, ABBV, OHI. Further CIM paid out in August this year instead of July like in 2019. However, the largest part of the increase was from VALE who reinstated their dividend after suspending it back in early 2019 due to a dam collapse at one of their facilities. As VALE is our biggest paying company we’re happy to see regular dividends to start up again. Overall, this is a another great month in spite of everything going on in the world. We cautiously hope to continue the streak month over month to finish out the year strong.