In 2019, Divs4Jesus increased its dividend income by 13% year over year. To see how it all went down click here.
For January 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from five different companies (EVC, AVGO, MO, GNTX, & CMCSA,). The total was $102.76. This was a 398% increase from January 2019 where the total was $20.64. The difference was increased payments from EVC, GNTX, AND CMCSA as well new payments from MO and AVGO paying in January this year instead of in December of 2018 as it did in the past. This is a great start to the year and we hope to continue the momentum going forward.
For December 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from thirteen different companies (F, V, LYB, SNA, PRU, WBA, EVR, RHI, TSN, NWL, SWKS, LEA, TROW). The total was $162.27. This was a 13% increase from December 2018 where the total was $143.79.
With the strong finish in December, we were able to come back from the blow of losing 62% of our 2018 dividend income (GME and VALE suspended there dividends in 2019). The Divs4Jesus portfolio ended 2019 with a total of $1,389.58 vs. $1,229.41 in 2018. This is $160.17 increase over 2018 is a 13.03% increase year over year. A full recap of 2019 will be posted in the coming weeks.
For November 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from eight different companies (CIM, FL, T, AOS, ABBV, TXN, OHI, and MSM). The total was $166.70. This was a 104% increase from November 2018 where the total was $81.90. We are now only $2.10 away from bringing in more dividend income than last year. December should more than cover this as its another big month for payouts. We hope to finish out the year strong!
For October 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from five different companies (EVC, AVGO, MO, GNTX, and CMCSA). The total was $97.56. This was a 42% increase from October 2018 where the total was $68.57. It was great to see an increase even as we lost the income from GME’s dividend suspension and TROW which was paid out in September this year instead of October. The increases were attributed to DRIPing and/or dividend increases from EVC, GNTX, and CMCSA; plus new payments from AVGO and MO. After two months in in negative for year over year growth, we are glad to see a strong increase for October.
We are hoping to close out the year strong and still beat out last year’s total. Originally we were targeting to crack $2,000.00 at the beginning of the year however, we will be content with surpassing 2018’s total in light of the fact both VALE and GME suspended their dividends in 2019. Those two stocks accounted for 62% of the total income generated in 2018. So losing 62% of our income, but still coming out ahead will suffice for now. Further, it will be a giant boost to the portfolio once these stocks resume payments (likely for VALE not likely for GME anytime soon).
For June 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (F, V, SWKS, WBA, TSN, NWL, LYB, PRU, & AEG). The total was $121.60. This was a 48% increase from June 2018 where the total was $81.99. The increase was due both to new stocks added to the portfolio since last year, as well as repeat payments from F, V, and TSN. The 48% increase is great to see since the Portfolio had another dividend suspension this month. GME has suspended its dividend indefinitely as it tries to figure out a path for the future. The Divs4Jesus Portfolio has now lost its two biggest dividend paying stocks; GME and VALE. GME’s looks gone for the foreseeable future, but I hope to see VALE’s resumed before the end of the year if it gets its dam and safety issues under control. The good news is even without these two top payers the portfolio is ahead of where it was last year. Through continued diversification we still hope to top our total dividends from 2018. Let’s see how the second half the year turns out for the Divs4Jesus portfolio.
For April 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (EVC, AVGO, GME, TROW, GNTX, CMCSA). The total was $89.31. This was a 79% increase from April 2018 where the total was $50.00. The $50.00 I received in April last year was from solely from CIM which paid out in May this year. As such, the 79% increase doesn’t include any payment for CIM and is due to all new companies in the portfolio. This is awesome to see. May should be an even better month as it will include that ‘late’ payment from CIM!
For March 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (F, V, LYB, PRU, NWL, SWKS). The total was $89.11. This was a 67% decrease from March 2018 where the total was $271.80. The decrease is due to the suspension of the dividend from VALE. VALE suspended its dividend back in January after a massive dam collapse in Brazil. The hope is VALE will pay out the dividend later in the year, but as of now there is no set date. While it’s never good for a company to suspend its dividend this was due to a ‘one time’ event and is not a reflection of the strength of the company itself. As such, we will continue to hold VALE in the portfolio. We hope April brings us back to positive increases!
For February 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from three different companies (CIM, OHI, and T). The total was $84.26. This was over a 1000% increase from February 2018 where the total was $7.26.
In January 2019, Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from three different companies (GNTX, CMCSA, and EVC). The total was $20.64. This was the first January the portfolio received dividend income and a great way to kick off the year.