Dividend summary – March 2016

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.

The 3rd month of the quarter is typically the best month for me. So naturally, I was looking forward for March dividends, but with low expectations due to the recent dividend cuts. But it ended up being a great month and an all time high surpassing the $400 mark. Let’s take a look at the dividends received in March 2016.

Here are the dividends for March 2016. Total = $412.99

  • ConocoPhillips (COP) – $12.50 (Dividend Cut)
  • Ford Motor Company (F) – $66.40 (Includes one time dividend of $0.25/share = $41.50)
  • Phillips 66 (PSX) – $2.80
  • Schwab Strategic Trust ETF (SCHD) – $38.16
  • Visa Inc (V) – $3.43
  • Technology SPDR ETF (XLK) – $22.02
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) – $10.76
  • Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fd (VWO) – $0.86
  • Target Corporation (TGT) – $16.80
  • Chevron Corporation (CVX) – $41.78
  • McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) – $16.02
  • AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) – $10.53
  • Unilever N.V. (ADR) (UN) – $22.41
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – $19.54
  • BP plc (ADR) (BP) – $31.13
  • National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) – $23.00
  • Exxon-Mobil (XOM) – $24.82
  • Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) –  $12.72
  • PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) – $8.16
  • BHP Billiton (BBL) – $16.71 (Dividend Cut – semi-annual dividend)

In addition to the dividend cuts, there are a few increases as well and also the one time dividend from Ford.

Here is how March 2016 ($412.99) compares with previous months.

  • March 2015: $261.00, increased by $151.99, 58.23increase.
  • December 2015: $351.88, increased by $61.11, 17.37% increase.

Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂

The below chart shows March 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 March each year. By March last year, I had received $597.27 and it has grown to $850.87 this year. This represents over 42% YoY growth which is super impressive !!!

The below chart represents the total annual dividends. Looking at the numbers below, I have received little over 30.14% of my entire 2015 dividends in 3 months in 2016.

2016-mar-dividends-3

Progress for 2016:

With March dividends of $412.99, I have received 23.15% of my 2016 target of $3,675.00, which is slightly below pace. But with dividend increases and additional investments, I should be able to meet this goal – provided there are no further dividend cuts.

The dividends page will be updated to reflect the March dividends.

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2 thoughts on “Dividend summary – March 2016

  1. Hi DGJ,
    Congrats on a great month despite the dividend cuts with Ford certainly helping out! It’s good to see you gaining on last year’s total payments already.

    Best wishes,
    -DL

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