December 1, 2023

Philippine Companies With Highest Dividends – Peso Lab

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Which companies in the Philippines have reported highest dividends in 2019? This is the question I’d like to answer in this article.

Related: Blue chip stocks with the highest dividends 2019

What is a dividend?

When you buy a stock from the Philippine Stock Exchange, dividend is one way that you gain from your investment and earn passive income.

We know that companies earn profit from the business. And they have a choice to put it back to the business for expansion, improving operations, hiring the best talent, etc.

They also have a choice to give part of their profit to their shareholders in the form of dividend. When they do so, it is usually announced via the Philippine Stock Exchange website under Dividends and Rights.

Among investment funds, the First Metro Philippine Equity Exchange Traded Fund (FMETF) also gives out dividends.

How are dividends paid?

There are two ways that you can get paid.

In stock dividends, you don’t receive cash. Instead you will be given more shares in proportion to your investment. The bigger capital you’ve put into the company, the more shares that you get as your dividend. So instead, most companies prefer to give out dividends in the form of cash. It is then credited to your account with your stock broker.

There are also three dates that you need to remember.

  • Ex-dividend date
  • Record date
  • Payment date

Ex-dividend date is the date set by the stock exchange when the list of stockholders eligible to receive the dividend is finalized. If you want to purchase the stock to get the dividend, then the sale must be done before the ex-dividend date.

Record date is the date set by the company when the names of stockholders who will receive the dividends must be on the books. The ex-dividend is usually a few days before the record date.

Payment date is the date when the dividend is issued.

Dividend yield

When comparing companies, it is best not to compare them with the amount of dividend that they issue. Why? Because the face value of the amount may not reflect your true return.

Instead, a better way is to compare the dividend yield. The dividend yield is the result of the dividend amount divided by the stock price.

To better understand this, think of Company X whose stock is priced at ₱10 and Company Y priced at ₱20. Suppose that Company X declares of P1.50 and Company Y declares ₱2.00 dividends respectively.

Which do you think gives you more money? You would think that it’s Company Y because it’s higher in value.

The math tells a different story.

PRICE DIVIDEND YIELD
Company X 10.00 1.50 15%
Company Y 20.00 2.00 10%

From the table, you can see that you have a better deal with Company X. Your dividend represents 15% of the price you paid for one share. In Company Y, you only receive 10%. You can also think of it differently. For every peso that you invested, you get 15 cents in dividend under Company X and only 10 cents under Company Y.

Philippine companies with highest dividends

The data below is grabbed from aggregate stock website and accuracy is not guaranteed. Some of the items below are preferred shares as reflected in their names. Please see company’s latest dividend issuance from the Philippine Stock Exchange.

The companies are arranged from highest to lowest dividend yield. The stock prices are updated as of stock’s last trading day of 2019 and dividends declared in 2019.

Please take note that these are historical data, and they do not guarantee future results.

TICKER COMPANY PRICE DIVIDEND YIELD
ABA AbaCore Capital Holdings, Inc. 0.78 0.20 25.64%
SPC SPC Power Corporation 8.19 1.10 13.43%
PRF2B Petron Corp. – Perpetual Pref. Series 2B 1,049.00 102.87 9.81%
PRF2A Petron Corp. – Perpetual Pref. Series 2A 1,000.00 94.50 9.45%
SHLPH Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation 32.80 3.00 9.15%
LRP Leisure and Resorts World Corp.-Pref 1.00 0.09 9.00%
MWC Manila Water Company, Inc. 10.36 0.91 8.78%
PLC Premium Leisure Corp. 0.57 0.05 8.77%
GMA7 GMA Network, Inc. 5.33 0.45 8.44%
PHN Phinma Corporation 10.06 0.80 7.95%
CEB Cebu Air, Inc. 89.50 7.00 7.82%
ANS A. Soriano Corporation 6.42 0.50 7.79%
SMC2C San Miguel Corporation Series 2-C Pref. 77.50 6.00 7.74%
PNX3B Phoenix Petroleum – Non-Voting Pref. 3B 106.70 8.11 7.60%
TEL PLDT, Inc. 988.00 72.00 7.29%
PNX3A Phoenix Petroleum – Non-Voting Pref. 3A 102.30 7.43 7.26%
DMC DMCI Holdings, Inc. 6.61 0.48 7.26%
PPC Pryce Corporation 5.06 0.36 7.11%
CHIB China Banking Corporation 25.05 1.76 7.03%
MWP Megawide Const. Corp. – Perpetual Pref. 100.30 7.03 7.01%
SMC2F San Miguel Corporation Series 2-F Pref. 75.80 5.11 6.74%
PSB Philippine Savings Bank 57.50 3.75 6.52%
SMC2G San Miguel Corporation Series 2-G Pref. 76.00 4.93 6.49%
DDPR DoubleDragon Properties Corp. Pref. 100.50 6.48 6.45%
SMC2I San Miguel Corporation Series 2-I Pref. 75.20 4.75 6.32%
SMC2H San Miguel Corporation Series 2-H Pref. 75.05 4.74 6.32%
SMC2E San Miguel Corporation Series 2-E Pref. 77.00 4.74 6.16%
BEL Belle Corporation 1.99 0.12 6.03%
SMC2D San Miguel Corporation Series 2-D Pref. 75.00 4.46 5.95%
CDC Cityland Development Corporation 0.85 0.05 5.88%
SCC Semirara Mining and Power Corporation 22.00 1.25 5.68%
FBP2 San Miguel Food and Beverage Perp Pref 2 997.00 56.57 5.67%
CEU Centro Escolar University 7.09 0.40 5.64%
SHNG Shang Properties, Inc. 3.20 0.18 5.63%
LAND City and Land Developers, Inc. 0.77 0.04 5.19%
GTPPB GT Capital Non-Voting Perpetual Pref ”B” 1,000.00 50.95 5.10%
PRF3B Petron Corp. – Perpetual Pref. Series 3B 1,055.00 53.54 5.07%
MER Manila Electric Company 317.00 16.06 5.07%
PSE The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc 175.00 8.80 5.03%
FJP F and J Prince Holdings Corp. ”A” 3.99 0.20 5.01%
SGI Solid Group, Inc. 1.22 0.06 4.92%
PIP Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. 1.92 0.09 4.69%
GTPPA GT Capital Non-Voting Perpetual Pref ”A” 990.00 46.30 4.68%
COL COL Financial Group, Inc. 18.42 0.85 4.61%
GLO Globe Telecom, Inc. 2,020.00 91.00 4.50%
EURO Euro-Med Laboratories Phil., Inc. 1.60 0.07 4.38%
AP Aboitiz Power Corporation 34.20 1.47 4.30%
CROWN Crown Asia Chemicals Corporation 2.15 0.09 4.19%
CLI Cebu Landmasters, Inc. 4.83 0.20 4.14%
NIKL Nickel Asia Corporation 3.39 0.14 4.13%
FLI Filinvest Land, Inc. 1.50 0.06 4.00%
CIC Concepcion Industrial Corporation 30.00 1.20 4.00%
ROCK Rockwell Land Corporation 2.04 0.08 3.92%
ICT Int’l Container Terminal Services, Inc. 128.60 5.00 3.89%
PMPC Panasonic Manufacturing Phils. Corp. 5.43 0.21 3.87%
ABS ABS-CBN Corporation 15.80 0.55 3.48%
AUB Asia United Bank Corporation 53.10 1.80 3.39%
VLL Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. 7.73 0.26 3.36%
STI STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc. 0.60 0.02 3.33%
LBC LBC Express Holdings, Inc. 13.50 0.45 3.33%
DMPA1 Del Monte Pacific Ltd A-1 Pref. (USD) 10.00 0.33 3.30%
UBP Union Bank of the Philippines 57.70 1.90 3.29%
MACAY Macay Holdings, Inc. 6.19 0.20 3.23%
COSCO Cosco Capital, Inc. 6.84 0.22 3.22%
DMPA2 Del Monte Pacific Ltd A-2 Pref. (USD) 10.28 0.33 3.21%
MPI Metro Pacific Investments Corporation 3.48 0.11 3.16%
BPI Bank of the Philippine Islands 87.90 2.70 3.07%
DNL D and L Industries, Inc. 9.50 0.29 3.05%
ATI Asian Terminals, Inc. 18.50 0.56 3.03%
RFM RFM Corporation 5.30 0.16 3.02%
FPH First Phil. Holdings Corp. 68.95 2.00 2.90%
MRSGI Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. 2.11 0.06 2.84%
FPHPC First Phil. Holdings Corp. Series C Pref 490.00 13.75 2.81%
REG Republic Glass Holdings Corp. 2.95 0.08 2.71%
LPZ Lopez Holdings Corporation 3.71 0.10 2.70%
GSMI Ginebra San Miguel Inc. 38.00 1.00 2.63%
MBC Manila Broadcasting Company 11.50 0.30 2.61%
PCOR Petron Corporation 3.86 0.10 2.59%
AEV Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. 51.50 1.32 2.56%
LTG LT Group, Inc. 11.98 0.30 2.50%
ALCO Arthaland Corporation 0.81 0.02 2.47%
FGEN First Gen Corporation 24.15 0.55 2.28%
VVT Vivant Corporation 15.12 0.34 2.25%
CHI Cebu Holdings, Inc. 6.80 0.15 2.21%
URC Universal Robina Corporation 145.00 3.15 2.17%
RCB Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. 23.00 0.49 2.13%
TECB2 Cirtek Holdings – Pref B-2 (USD) 0.96 0.02 2.08%
EEI EEI Corporation 9.80 0.20 2.04%
FEU Far Eastern University, Inc. 890.00 18.00 2.02%
PGOLD Puregold Price Club, Inc. 39.75 0.80 2.01%
MVC Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation 3.50 0.07 2.00%
KPH Keppel Philippines Holdings, Inc. ”A” 5.18 0.10 1.93%
FB San Miguel Food and Beverage, Inc. 85.00 1.60 1.88%
CPG Century Properties Group, Inc. 0.55 0.01 1.82%
RLC Robinson Land Corporation 27.55 0.50 1.81%
CA Concrete Aggregates Corp. ”A” 65.00 1.15 1.77%
EAGLE Eagle Cement Corporation 14.86 0.26 1.75%
MEG Megaworld Corporation 4.01 0.07 1.75%
PRF3A Petron Corp. – Perpetual Pref. Series 3A 1,031.00 17.18 1.67%
ACR Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc. 1.21 0.02 1.65%
IPO iPeople, Inc. 9.49 0.15 1.58%
SECB Security Bank Corporation 195.00 3.00 1.54%
MBT Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company 66.30 1.00 1.51%
PRC Philippine Racing Club, Inc. 8.85 0.13 1.47%
PRMX Primex Corporation 2.09 0.03 1.44%
SMCP1 San Miguel Corporation Series 1 Pref. 75.50 1.06 1.40%
HI House of Investments, Inc. 5.20 0.07 1.35%
BLOOM Bloomberry Resorts Corporation 11.30 0.15 1.33%
ACPB1 Ayala Corp. Class ”B” Series 1 Pref. 499.00 6.56 1.31%
PNX Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. 11.94 0.15 1.26%
MAC Macroasia Corporation 16.50 0.20 1.21%
MAXS Max’s Group, Inc. 12.40 0.15 1.21%
JFC Jollibee Foods Corporation 216.00 2.58 1.19%
CNPF Century Pacific Food, Inc. 15.18 0.18 1.19%
ALI Ayala Land, Inc. 45.50 0.52 1.14%
STR Vistamalls, Inc. 5.66 0.06 1.06%
AC Ayala Corporation 785.50 8.30 1.06%
RRHI Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. 80.00 0.72 0.90%
ALHI Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. 8.95 0.08 0.89%
WLCON Wilcon Depot, Inc. 18.00 0.16 0.89%
SM SM Investments Corporation 1,043.00 9.12 0.87%
SMC San Miguel Corporation 164.00 1.40 0.85%
SMPH SM Prime Holdings, Inc. 42.10 0.35 0.83%
FDC Filinvest Development Corporation 13.00 0.10 0.77%
BDO BDO Unibank, Inc. 158.00 1.20 0.76%
LFM Liberty Flour Mills, Inc. 41.65 0.30 0.72%
SSI SSI Group, Inc. 2.78 0.02 0.72%
JGS JG Summit Holdings, Inc. 80.80 0.37 0.46%
MFIN Makati Finance Corporation 2.48 0.01 0.40%
GTCAP GT Capital Holdings, Inc. 847.00 3.00 0.35%
SEVN Philippine Seven Corporation 142.00 0.50 0.35%
SBS SBS Philippines Corporation 9.26 0.02 0.22%
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation 849.00 1.00 0.12%
SLF Sun Life Financial, Inc. 1,825.00 2.10 0.12%

Should you buy company stocks with dividends?

Again as with all things related to investment, buying dividend-paying stocks is a personal choice.

Advantages of dividend

Of course, when you receive a dividend the benefit is immediately clear.

You get something in return for your capital. Your investment increases not only through the appreciation of the stock price, but also with the dividend that you receive.

Purchasing stocks with high dividends can also be a way to diversify your portfolio.

Most of the companies that give out dividends are usually utility companies like power, water, or telecommunication. They may be stable and mature companies with arguably less room to expand and in regulated industries, but they do have lots of recurring income that they can afford to give away.

It is also used as an indicator that the business is doing well because it can afford to distribute part of its profit to shareholders.

Disadvantages of dividend

Here are some of its disadvantages.

  • Tax. Upon receiving dividends, you would be taxed at 10%.
  • Non-guaranteed. They also vary depending on the income of the company. The schedule of distribution—that is, the date when it is going to be issued—is also not guaranteed. So they may not be as reliable as interest earned in savings accounttime depositbonds or long term negotiable certficate of deposit (LTNCD).
  • Non-compounding. Cash dividend is money that is deposited to your account, and it’s not going to earn any interest or help in getting compounding return from your investment. So it’s up to you to invest it back, which when you do would then incur charges that further diminishes your capital.
  • Less business capital. Dividends take away money that could’ve been reinvested back to the business. This is the reason some investors would prefer to not receive dividend at all. They might want the company to use all the profits in a way that would improve the business like pouring funds into research and development, purchasing state-of-the-art technology, expanding in new markets, hiring great talents, etc. All of these would translate to more value for shareholders, which in the long run is reflected on the increase of the price of the stock.
  • Hype. Another factor to look into is that a struggling company might announce a huge dividend pay-out to attract investors and inflate its stock price. After the hype, you may be left with a company stock that has little fundamental worth.
  • Liquidity. Some stocks might have liquidity issue. It might be difficult to buy or sell them should you choose to.



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