For July 2022, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies. (AEG, MO, LECO, GNTX, MSM, CMCSA, CSCO, CIM, and FL). The total was $396.19. This was a 59% decrease from July of 2021 where the total was $969.50. The decrease was the first month over month decrease since the start of the year and can be contributed to the the special dividend payment from VALE that was received in 2021 but not this year. Also SPG paid out in June this year vs July last year. Excluding the special dividend payment we would have had an increase so we are not so concerned and hope to switch back to increases in August.
For April 2022, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (T, LECO, GNTX, MSM, CMCSA, CSCO, CIM, FL, MO). The total was $366.80. This was a 30% increase from April of 2021 where the total was $282.93. The increase was due to increased payments from eight of the companies. Technically the payment from T was not a dividend payment but cash in lieu of fractional shares for the spin-off of WBD, which for now we are still holding in the portfolio. This was only $11.06 of the total monthly payout so it’s good to see the monthly amount increasing even when it’s all the same payors. In fact it’s even excluding SPG who paid out in March this year instead of April like in 2021. We hope this momentum continues throughout the year.
For January 2022, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (SEIC, MO, LECO, GNTX, MSM, CMCSA, CIM, & FL). The total was $329.09. This was a 20% increase from January of 2021 where the total was $274.08. The increase was due to increased payments from all nine companies and despite no payment from SPG which paid out in December in 2021 instead of January. A great way to start the new year with a 20% gain from 1 less payout.
The increase was due to increased payments from T, AOS, TXN, ABBV, OHI, & MSM. Plus new payments from BMY and VZ.
As we turn to the last month of the year we’re shooting to cross the $7,000.00 mark in yearly income. Based on the December’s 2020 payments we should be able to hit it though December 2020 did have a large special payment from MSM which we’ll miss this year. However, with all the investments made throughout the year we’re hopeful we’ll be able to offset that one off.
The increase was mostly due to (2) special dividend payments. One from TROW at $3.00/share and the other from VALE at $0.436/share. VALE has been crushing it this year and the CEO even suggested a possible special fourth (VALE typically pays bi-annually) dividend in December. We also saw payments from FL and AEG who this time last year had suspended their payments.
We had one new payment from CSCO, CIM paying out in July instead of August like last year, and increased payments from MO, LECO, GNTX, CMCSA, SPG, and MSM. This was all in spite of regular payments from AVGO, EVC, and TROW hitting in June this year instead of July as in 2020. As noted throughout our posts this year, we expect the year over year percentages to vary wildly from month to month as the pandemic threw off the typical months a bunch of our companies payout.
However, we know things are going well as we just passed our 2020 total dividends and there’s still FIVE months to go in 2021.
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.
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.
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.
For July 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (TROW, AVGO, EVC, MO, LECO, GNTX, CMCSA, SPG, & MSM). The total was $202.21. This was a 27% increase from July 2019 where the total was $159.10. The difference was increased payments from TROW, AVGO, MO, GNTX, and CMCSA. New payments from LECO, MSM, and SPG. And in spite of EVC cutting their dividend and CIM not paying dividends this July, but instead in August. Overall, this is a another good month and we cautiously hope to continue the streak month over month as the companies in our portfolio deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic. The great news is with the increase this month we have now surpassed our entire yearly total from 2019 ($1,389.58) and we still have five more months to go!
On July 31, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings. We purchased the following: 5 shares of ABBV for $493.79; 1 share of TROW for $134.14; 5 shares of MO for $203.45; 8 shares of T for $235.05; 10 shares of SEIC for $515.41; 2 shares of PRU for $125.46; 1 share of SPG for $62.38; 2 shares of OHI for $63.80; 2 shares of CIM for $17.94; 5 shares of GNTX for $133.20; and 1 share of AEG for $2.95. In total we purchased $1,653.61 in these existing holdings.