Looking at dividends received though the month and summarizing the numbers at the end of the month is such a great feeling because dividends represent real tangible income. Let’s take a look at the dividends received in August 2015.
After a record-setting month in July, I knew August was going to be a slow month. The second month of the quarter is typically the slowest month. But August was better than I anticipated.
Here are the dividends for August 2015. Total = $177.35
- Apple (AAPL) – $36.40
- Citibank (C) – $0.75
- General Mills (GIS) – $4.40
- Procter & Gamble (PG) – $15.25
- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc (CBRL) – $61.50 (includes a $45.00 – $3.00/share special dividend)
- Clorox (CLX) – $11.55
- Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $26.46
- AT&T (T) – $21.04
There were dividend increases in KMI, CLX and CBRL. As mentioned above, CBRL also had a special dividend of $3.00/share that increasing this month’s dividends by $45.00.
Here is how May 2015 ($177.35) compares with previous months.
- August 2014: increased by $70.38, 65.79% increase
- May 2015: $126.51, increased by $50.84, 40.18% increase.
Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂
The below chart shows May dividends over the years. Looking forward to seeing this chart go higher and higher.
The below chart shows the dividends that I have received until August each year. By August last year, I had received $934.73 and it has grown to $1,688.56 this year.
The below chart represents the total annual dividends. Looking at the numbers below, I have received over 100% of my entire 2014 dividends in 8 months in 2015. That’s really impressive.
Progress for 2015:
With August dividends of $177.35, I have received 67.54% of my 2015 target of $2,500.00. As of now, I am on pace to meet the goal and with increased dividends due to dividend increases and new investments, I will be meeting this goal earlier that the end of the year.
The dividends page will be updated to reflect the August dividends.
Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.