Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Dividend Update

Wow February is already over and it's time to report my dividend income, and what a month it was. February's dividend total was $268.88 which is up 15.4% from the $239.56 that I made last quarter in November. This was a new all time record and next month is looking good as well!

In comparison, last years February total was $207.52 which means my dividend's for the month have grown 29.5% YOY! Just like last month we are once again seeing some great growth YOY, hopefully next February will see similar growth.

This month I made 1 purchase which was Exxon ( I did not make a post because my previous purchase was also Exxon ) and I also received two dividend increases from T and KMI.

  February Purchases
  • Exxon (XOM) - 12 shares @ $88.06
  February Dividend Increases
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) - From .44 to .45 ( a 2.2% increase )
  • AT&T (T) - From .46 to .47 ( a 2.1% increase )
  February Dividend Income
  • AT&T (T) - $63.45
  • General Mills (GIS) -  $31.98
  • WGL Holdings (WGL) - $29.04
  • Clorox (CLX) - $14.06
  • Tompkins Financial (TMP) - $10.92
  • Realty Income (O) - $18.90
  • Proctor & Gamble (PG) - $21.88
  • People's United Financial (PBCT) - $36.80
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) - $41.85

Total Dividends For February 2015: - $268.88


  1. Looking good Captain. A 15.4% increase is outstanding. Your moving average on your monthly dividend income chart tells the story. Nice work sir.

    1. I'd love to see continued 15% growth. That would be something indeed. :-o

  2. Another great month with nice year over year numbers. I think you missed a few dividend increases for your portfolio: WMT, KO, and LO. WMT was disappointing, but I think LO and KO came through pretty well.

    1. To be clear those are realized dividend increases not just announced. Ya I agree on WMT, I think that makes it 2yrs in a row with low growth. I don't think I'll be buying any more WMT any time soon.

    2. Ah, didn't realize they were realized increases, not just ones that were announced.

      I have a very small position in WMT, and definitely don't plan on adding any more in the near future. I need to see the growth return.

  3. Great month of dividend income Captain. Also, nice pickup on XOM at $88. I agree with you both on WMT. However, I believe this may be short-term as they continue to invest in ramping up their digital efforts to compete with Amazon.


  4. A 15% inc QoQ and 29.5% inc YoY is fantastic! Keep up the great work...that chart just keeps getting better and better each month :)


  5. Great job, Captain with close to 30% growth rate. The chart is looking pretty good, going up and up :)

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Great Job Captain! Keep up the great work. Slow and steady wins the race. Just awesome! Feels so good earning passive dividend income. Take care.

  7. Very Nice Captain!! Looks like another record setting month...that chart seems to only grow with time! Receiving raises here and there (like the raise you just got from T and KMI) can't hurt either.

    We also own T and KMI and also saw the same raise in our passive income stream. :)

    Cheers to growing dividends! AFFJ

  8. Well I see a few names in common between our portfolios for the month of Feb. Nice income for the short month too. Great graph headed in one direction. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Great month Captain. 15% growth QoQ and 30% YoY is really impressive. Your chart also shows your dedication to your investment plan and how it's paying off. Keep up the good work and enjoy those dividend raises.

  10. Good stuff. Nice graphic. Thanks for sharing.keep up the good work.

  11. Your graph continues to look good! 30% YoY is fantastic, keep up the great work.

  12. 30% YOY growth is excellent. The dividend income average is moving upward nicely. Keep up the good work.

  13. CD,
    Congrats on another all time high, its a no brainer that you will definitely beat your all time high next month (with just one glance in your graph) especially you bought XOM that scheduled to pay on March.

  14. That's an excellent growth! Liking many of your holdings as well.

  15. Captain,

    Solid month once again! That's an impressive graph you've got going there. Straight like an arrow and shooting right up.

    I hope to read the same positive update next month.


  16. 29.5% YOY is very impressive. Keep up the good work. Go for the financial freedom!

  17. Nice YOY numbers. Looking forward to watching your March numbers.

  18. What I most like is the moving average. Trend doesn't lie.

  19. Excellent growth. Keep up the great work Captain!

  20. Another great looking month Captain! Getting closer and closer to that 100K mark and months like these definitely help big time.

    Super work!

  21. Your growth looks very great, great job! Keep up!

  22. Great buys! The dividend growth on these companies (PM used to be MO) have been impressive over the decades they have been around. I am sure they will be able to continue their businesses in the future. I haven't added to PNY yet due to my fear of rate hikes.