Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mini buy: GIS, PG, MMM, ABT

The recent market correction has brought down a lot of high quality companies that I have always wanted to add more. I am taking this opportunity to add more to the four. These are small additions. Next month I plan to contribute larger amounts.

GIS: $20
PG:  $20
MMM: $20
ABT: $20

It seems the "mood" right now is rather negative. The super freaking strong dollar, federal rate hike, "China", and the taboo of cheap oil (ironic eh?) aren't helping share prices of many top quality companies. Surprisingly, many of of most wanted companies such as HRL and NKE are still holding really well with high multiples. It is difficult to bring the best of breed down. Hopefully I can grab those two one day. A negative market brings even the best of breed down since many of these companies are stuck in Index ETFs, and when people panic sell they throw out the good with the bad. That is my queue to buy.

My portfolio has taken quite a beating in the last 4 weeks. However, my income every month continues to grow so I can't argue.

Friday, January 22, 2016

December 2015 Portfolio Summary

The end of the year ended 3 weeks ago and I have yet to give a summary of my 2015 holdings. This summary will be from my records on 1/1/2016. There has been a correction lately in the last 3 weeks of ~10% so the portfolio has dipped a bit even after my monthly January contributions.

I was able to barely scrape above $150k in total net worth on New Years day. Below is a listing of my assets:
Ticker Sector                Value   Weight           Annual Div           Yield S&P Fin VL Fin VL Safety
ABT Health $2,111.48 1.41% $48.90 2.3157% A+ A++ 1
CL Staples $2,309.55 1.54% $52.69 2.2816% AA- A++ 1
JNJ Health $9,086.29 6.05% $265.37 2.9206% AAA A++ 1
KMB Staples $2,781.31 1.85% $76.91 2.7651% A A++ 1
KO Staples $4,156.76 2.77% $127.72 3.0726% AA A++ 1
MMM Industrial $2,277.72 1.52% $61.99 2.7217% AA- A++ 1
PEP Staples $4,931.16 3.28% $138.68 2.8122% A A++ 1
PG Staples $2,710.80 1.80% $90.46 3.3371% AA- A++ 1
V Financial $6,207.52 4.13% $44.83 0.7221% A+ A++ 1
XOM Energy $4,260.77 2.84% $159.61 3.7460% AAA A++ 1
APD Materials $1,151.42 0.77% $28.67 2.4902% A A+ 1
BDX Health $2,849.79 1.90% $48.82 1.7133% BBB+ A++ 1
CHD Staples $4,828.45 3.21% $76.23 1.5787% BBB+ A+ 1
D Utilities $2,895.51 1.93% $110.87 3.8291% A- B++ 2
GIS Staples $4,377.06 2.91% $133.60 3.0524% BBB+ A+ 1
KHC Staples $3,796.19 2.53% $120.00 3.1611% BBB- A 2
MKC Staples $3,473.84 2.31% $69.83 2.0103% A- A+ 1
MO Staples $10,905.35 7.26% $423.40 3.8825% BBB+ B+ 2
NEE Utilities $1,513.11 1.01% $44.86 2.9647% A- A 2
NVO Health $7,311.63 4.87% $91.90 1.2569% AA- A++ 2
O REIT $7,936.05 5.28% $352.00 4.4354% BBB+ A 2
PM Staples $8,167.00 5.44% $379.04 4.6411% A B++ 2
SO Utilities $2,444.45 1.63% $113.37 4.6377% A- A 2
T Telecom $4,207.92 2.80% $234.79 5.5798% BBB+ A++ 1
ABBV Health $1,884.57 1.25% $72.53 3.8488% A A 2
CVS Health $1,331.76 0.89% $23.16 1.7388% BBB+ A+ 1
CVX Energy $2,071.84 1.38% $98.57 4.7577% AA A++ 1
HCP REIT $2,472.25 1.65% $146.11 5.9100% BBB+ B++ 3
MA Financial $4,579.62 3.05% $35.75 0.7806% A A++ 2
MCD Discret $1,850.45 1.23% $55.76 3.0134% BBB+ A++ 1
PX Materials $1,785.12 1.19% $49.86 2.7930% A A 1
UTX Industrial $1,747.23 1.16% $46.56 2.6647% A- A++ 1
VFC Discret $762.83 0.51% $18.14 2.3775% A A 2
VZ Telecom $1,911.52 1.27% $93.47 4.8897% BBB+ A++ 1
XEL Utilities $652.01 0.43% $23.24 3.5645% A- A 1
AAPL Tech $2,355.06 1.57% $46.54 1.9761% AA+ A++ 2
DIS Discret $2,355.56 1.57% $31.83 1.3514% A A++ 1
ROST Discret $3,441.97 2.29% $30.06 0.8734% A- A 2
SBUX Discret $2,308.01 1.54% $30.76 1.3327% A- A++ 1
TJX Discret $2,181.83 1.45% $25.85 1.1846% A+ A++ 1
….. …..2     Equity Total …..4 Total Annual Div  Avg Yield …..8 …..83 …..9
$140,382.76 $4,122.72 2.9368%
Cash Cash $9,835.50 6.55%
. ..    Equity + Cash …..22 …..2 ….. …..222 …..2222
$150,218.26
My yield sits a bit below 3% and with this I yield around $4122 a year in dividends. I don't include the cash when calculating yield (yield is calculated out of a the total of equity positions). Overall I have met my goal in 2015 and 2016 will be another year to continue my dividend journey.

In 2015, I have been able to expand my holdings into other sectors besides consumer staples. Staples still account for a large % of my holdings; however, I have started making work in increasing my Healthcare holdings and Utilities. I plan to make Staples, Healthcare, and Utilities my 3 largest holdings. I have added to Exxon this year but my Energy positions have decreased after selling KMI during the dividend cut. KMI is my first stock with a dividend cut. 

In a move to quality, I have increased my portfolio holdings in high quality companies. I now primarily seek to add companies with extremely high credit ratings and earnings stability. The table above shows companies with the highest quality that I own at the top.

The chart below shows my holdings by size. My largest holdings are MO, JNJ, PM, O, and NVO.

In 2016 my target is to hit around $250k-$280k in net worth. My goals may change as the months progress and my own earnings estimations become more clear. After setting a net worth target, I can then define a annual dividend target since I plan to hit around a 3-3.5% average yield after some cash is put aside for emergency. This goal may be impossible though if the market correction continues to progress further. My goal is income accumulation and the fluctuations in my portfolio are of little concern. My objective is to make sure the income is safe and the large majority of my portfolio are in incredibly stable established corporations.

The table below shows the dividend growth rates of all my companies that I hold in 2015. KMI was removed from the list since I sold it, and KMI was the only company that reduced its dividend. CVX has not raised their dividend in 2015 but still keep their aristocrat status.
Ticker Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Aug2 Nov Dec Raise 2015 yr, Comments
AAPL 0.4700 0.5200 0.5200 0.5200 10.60%
ABBV 0.4900 0.5100 0.5100 0.5100 21.43% increase in 2 and 5, usually 2
ABT 0.2400 0.2400 0.2400 0.2400 9.09% was 0.22 last year
APD 0.7700 0.8100 0.8100 0.8100 5.19%
BDX 0.6000 0.6000 0.6000 0.6600 10.00%
CHD 0.3350 0.3350 0.3350 0.3350 8.06%
CL 0.3600 0.3800 0.3800 0.3800 5.56%
CVS 0.3500 0.3500 0.3500 0.3500 27.27% Was 0.275 last yr
CVX 1.0700 1.0700 1.0700 1.0700 0.00% still aristocrat even tho no raise
D 0.6475 0.6475 0.6475 0.6475 7.92%
DIS 1.1500 0.6600 14.80% Changed to biannual from ann
GIS 0.4100 0.4400 0.4400 0.4400 7.31%
HCP 0.5650 0.5650 0.5650 0.5650 3.67%
JNJ 0.7000 0.7500 0.7500 0.7500 7.10%
KMB 0.8400 0.8800 0.8800 0.8800 4.76%
KO 0.3300 0.3300 0.3300 0.3300 8.20% 4/7/10/12
KHC 0.5500 0.5750 4.54% New merger, changed schedule
MA 0.1600 0.1600 0.1600 0.1600 45.45% Was 0.11 last year.
MCD 0.8500 0.8500 0.8500 0.8900 4.70%
MKC 0.4000 0.4000 0.4000 0.4000 8.11%
MMM 1.0250 1.0250 1.0250 1.0250 19.88%
MO 0.5200 0.5200 0.5200 0.5650 8.65%
NEE 0.7700 0.7700 0.7700 0.7700 6.20%
NVO 5.0000 11.11% Pays in Denmark DKK 1x a yr
O 0.1834 0.1890 0.1890 0.1895 0.1895 0.1895 0.1900 0.1900 0.1900 0.1905 0.1905 0.1905 4.04% y/y increase not regular
PEP 0.6550 0.6550 0.7025 0.7025 7.25%
PG 0.6436 0.6629 0.6629 0.6629 3.00%
PM 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0200 2.00%
PX 0.7150 0.7150 0.7150 0.7150 10.00%
ROST 0.2350 0.2350 0.2350 0.1175 17.50% stock split 2:1
SBUX 0.3200 0.1600 0.1600 0.2000 25.00% they did a 2:1 split
SO 0.5250 0.5425 0.5425 0.5425 3.30%
T 0.4700 0.4700 0.4700 0.4700 2.17%
TJX 0.1750 0.2100 0.2100 0.2100 20.00%
UTX 0.6400 0.6400 0.6400 0.6400 8.47% weird 5qtr paying schedule
V 0.4800 0.1200 0.1200 0.1400 16.67% split  4:1
VFC 0.3200 0.3200 0.3200 0.3700 15.60%
VZ 0.5500 0.5500 0.5500 0.5650 2.73%
XEL 0.3000 0.3200 0.3200 0.3200 6.67%
XOM 0.6900 0.7300 0.7300 0.7300 5.80%
2015 was an impressive year in dividend increase. The companies combined on average increased their dividends by 10.25%. The average yield of my portfolio is 3% so the total income growth (just with dividend increases alone) is 13.25%. This was way above my expectations!

2016 will be another exciting year. I look forward to any opportunities that may arise. At the moment I am appreciating the discounts on many high quality dividend aristocrats and plan to pick up many along the way.


I'll leave this post with a graph of my progress since my start towards financial freedom until Jan 1, 2016. I have a long way to go before I hit $1,000,000 but one's got to start somewhere!



-YD