Dividend News: FPH, SLF, PSB Declared Cash Dividends

DIVIDEND DECLARATION 2Dividends provide investors with the opportunity to take advantage of the power of compounding. Compounding happens when we generate earnings and then we reinvest that earnings, thus generating more earnings from the earnings. Dividend compounding occurs when the collected dividends are reinvested to purchase additional shares of stock, hence resulting in greater dividends. Note that, in the Philippines, we have to manually purchase additional shares of stock using the earnings from the dividends.

The Dividend Observer site will constantly monitoring which PSE listed company is declaring recently cash dividend so that YOU will not miss this opportunity. Please find below the three stocks recently declared cash dividends.


Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) offers a dividend yield of 0.89% based on last traded price of Php1535 and pays a cash dividend of CAD 0.39 or Php13.65 per share (1 CAD = 35 pesos). The recent dividends contributes to a total annual dividend amount of CAD 1.51 or Php52.85 resulting to an annual dividend yield of 3.44% based on current market price.

Sun Life Financial, Inc. (SLF) is an international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Incorporated on August 5, 1999, SLF and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, China, India, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. SLF trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE), and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges.
SLF manages its operations through five business segments, namely SLF Canada, SLF United States, MFS Investment Management, SLF Asia and the corporate segment. The corporate segment includes the operations of its United Kingdom business unit and corporate support operations, which includes SLF’s run-off reinsurance business as well as investment income, expenses, capital and other items not allocated to SLF’s other business segments.
SLF’s operations in the Philippines, established in 1895, distribute a range of protection and savings products largely through career agency sales force and bancassurance channel. SLF offers individual and group life and health insurance products to individuals and businesses through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., and through a joint venture with the Yuchengco Group, Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc., in which the Company has a 49% ownership stake. The Company also offers mutual funds through another wholly-owned subsidiary, Sun Life Asset Management Company.
Source: SEC Form 17-A (2014)

Recent Cash Dividends Details:

  • Dividend Amount: CAD 0.39 per share
  • Ex-Dividend Date: November 20, 2015
  • Record Date: November 25, 2015
  • Payment Date: December 31, 2015
  • Source: edge.pse.com.ph

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First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) offers a dividend yield of 1.43% based on last traded price of Php69.70 and pays a cash dividend of Php1.00 per share. The recent dividends contributes to a total annual dividend amount of Php2.00 resulting to an annual dividend yield of 2.87% based on current market price.

First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) was incorporated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission with the primary purpose of purchasing and acquiring shares of stocks, notes, securities and entities in the power generation, real estate development, roads and tollways operations, manufacturing and construction, financing and other service industries. As of December 31, 2014, the Company is 45.92% owned by Lopez Holdings Corporation, with the remaining interest owned by shareholder groups and individuals.

FPH’s operating businesses are organized and managed separately according to the nature of the products and services, with each segment representing a strategic business unit that offers different products and serves different markets. The Company’s major business segments are in power generation, manufacturing operations and real estate development. The Company’s other activities consist of pipeline service, construction, drilling and sale of merchandise.

The Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates include, among others, First Gen Corporation; Energy Development Corporation; First Philippine Industrial Corporation; and Rockwell Land Corporation. The Company has a 3.95% interest in Manila Electric Company.

Source: SEC Form 17-A (2014)

Recent Cash Dividends Details:

  • Dividend Amount: Php 1.00 per share
  • Ex-Dividend Date: November 13, 2015
  • Record Date: November 20, 2015
  • Payment Date: December 2, 2015
  • Source: edge.pse.com.ph

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Philippine Savings Bank (PSB) offers a dividend yield of 0.71% based on last traded price of Php105.00 and pays a cash dividend of Php0.75 per share. The recent dividends contributes to a total annual dividend amount of Php3.75 resulting to an annual dividend yield of 3.57% based on current market price.

Philippine Savings Bank (PSB) was incorporated on June 30, 1959 to primarily engage in savings and mortgage banking. In 1983, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company acquired a majority share in PSB, and in 2004 further increased its shareholdings to the present level of 76%. In 1991, the Company was authorized to perform trust functions, and in 1995, was granted quasi-banking license.

PSB’s operating businesses are organized and managed separately according to the nature of services provided and the different markets served, with each segment representing strategic business unit that offers different products and serves different markets. These business segments consist of consumer banking, corporate banking, branch banking, and treasury. PSB caters mainly to the retail and consumer markets.

The Company entered a bancassurance partnership with AXA Philippines (AXA) to provide its customers with easier access to AXA’s insurance products. Starting June 2014, PSB clients looking for insurance solutions were referred to AXA representatives in its 123 branches in Metro Manila. PSB also launched its first unit investment trust fund, the PSBank Money Market Fund, for a minimum amount of P10,000 per subscription.

In 2014, the Company started offering its PSBank Online Mobile App, a real-time online banking facility that allows access to products and services using smartphones and tablets. The mobile app provides clients the ability to perform transactions such as: paying utility bills; reloading prepaid credits for mobile phones; monitoring bank accounts; reordering checkbooks; reloading the PSBank Prepaid Mastercard; and freezing or blocking an ATM card in case of loss or theft.

As of December 31, 2014, PSB has 245 branches and 595 automated teller machines in different parts of the country.

Source: SEC Form 17-A (2014)

Recent Cash Dividends Details:

  • Dividend Amount: Php 0.75 per share
  • Ex-Dividend Date: November 11, 2015
  • Record Date: November 16, 2015
  • Payment Date: November 27, 2015
  • Source: edge.pse.com.ph

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