Last Year, The Dividend Observer grouped the PSE Dividend Stocks into two Categories.
- Dividend Champion. These are the stocks in the PSE that consistently distributing dividends for at least ten (10) years
- Promising Dividend Stocks. These are the stocks in the PSE that consistently distributing dividends for at least five (5) years but less than ten (10) years
So, let’s have a look on how did the PSE Dividend Champion performed in 2015.
The average PSE Dividend Champion stocks performed last 2015 in line with the our index stocks, PSEi — both were down about 3.85 percent on the year. Most of the Dividend Champion stocks ended below zero return however, SM Prime Holdings, Inc (SMPH) jumped 27.35% during the year, while International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICT) lost about one-third of its value.
The PSE Dividend Champion continues to maintain an average dividend yield above 2.5 percent. There is a wide range on dividend yields for our PSE Dividend Champion stocks as low as 0.33 percent and as high as 7 percent.
There are two Dividend Champion with a yield above 5 percent and four more yielding between 3 percent and 5 percent. Below Chart shows the yields for our PSE Dividend Champion.
The payout ratio for our PSE Dividend Champion are shown below.
Over a longer period of time, the performance of the Dividend Champion remains desirable. Since stocks bottomed in 2009, the PSE Dividend Champion have returned an average of 762 percent.
Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC) is the laggard and even have a negative return, a lost about 6 percent. JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (JGS) leads the champions with a gain more than 4,000 percent during this period.
Dividend Investing might be a boring strategy but when you properly picked the dividend stocks to invest you may possibly gain as much as 4,000 folds.