Dividend Income Update – February 2015

The start of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. February was exciting as ever as my year over year numbers continue to highlight the trifecta magic of dividend investing which includes, adding fresh capital, dividend raises and basic compounding to create an ever increasing passive income stream. Even if I stopped adding fresh capital today and every dividend stock I owned kept all distributions flat without a single raise my passive income stream will continue to grow. With that being said, let’s take a look back at my February dividend income.


Dividend income from my taxable account totalled $213.87 up from $151.05 an increase of 41.59% from February of last year.


Dividend income from my ROTH account totalled $45.03 up from $20.59 an increase of 118.70% from this time last year.


My year to date dividends from my brokerage account is $413.78 and from my ROTH account $119.41.


Are any of the names below in your portfolio too? How was your February dividend income?


Brokerage Account

Year to date dividends: $413.78

Total: $213.87


ROTH Account

Year to date dividends: $119.41

Total: $45.03


Disclosure: Long all above


  1. Surprisingly there’s only 3 overlaps in our February payers. Great job continuing to grow you dividend income. That 42% YoY increase for your Roth is quite impressive. And it’ll just keep getting better and better each year. Keep up the good work!

    1. Hi JC,

      Well I guess it just shows how similar yet different our dividend growth portfolios are. Even though we are all on the same journey headed in the same direction it seems that we are taking slightly different paths to get there. Thank you for your continued support. As always I appreciate your comment.

  2. Some nice diversification while showing an impressive year over year growth. The basic recipe for success in DG investing, and you’re proving it nicely here. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi w2r,

      You know what we all say, “dividends cannot be faked” and that’s definitely the case here as all of our dividend income updates show impressive year over year growth from real cash deposits. Always happy to share these updates. These are my favorite posts to write hands down. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  3. Great list of stocks and great income for the middle month of the quarter. Impressive growth compared to previous years’ numbers. There are few stocks in common (GIS, PG, CLX) with my portfolio and CAT is another stock that seems to be really popular lately with the dividend investors.

    1. Hi DGJ,

      Thanks for the continued support. Happy to be a fellow shareholder with you in several names as well. CAT has certainly been making the rounds in recent weeks among the dividend bloggers. I think after its recent sell off from 52 week highs CAT is presenting some pretty good value and yield as well. We all know that CAT is a cyclical stock and goes through boom and bust times. Buying some while it’s experiencing some less than stellar economic conditions might be a good call. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    1. Hi R2R,

      Thank you for the kind words. I was impressed with the year over year increase as well. I have a feeling my buying towards the end of 2014 is showing up in the first quarter of 2015 dividend income. I invested a lot more in the second half of 2014 relative to the first half. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  4. The best kind of posts, congrats on a great month! Looks like we share a few of the same stocks as well. I’m sure March is going to be even better. Thanks for the update.

    – HMB

    1. Hi HMB,

      I fully agree with you that these are the best posts to read and write about. Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to March as I’m sure every dividend investor does as the end of the quarter is always a huge payout month. I appreciate your comment.

  5. Awesome month DivHut! Slow and steady wins the race. No doubt. I look forward to your monthly updates! Keep hustling hard bud.

    1. Hi DH,

      These comments just add additional fire to my dividend growth saga. I appreciate your continued support and enthusiasm and fully agree that slow and steady wins the race. Now that I have several years under my belt following a dividend growth plan exclusively I can see first hand the progress that has been made. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    1. Hi FV,

      I feel like I have my own cheer leading section. I think it’s great how we all support one another in our dividend income, passive income, financial independence quest. I appreciate your continued support.

  6. DH,
    Congrats on a solid month! Your ABBV is solid! I was looking at ABBV for a few days now to add on my existing position, then they decided to buy PCYC, I am not very sure if this is a very good idea for them ABBV as PCYC has one arsenal which is Imbruvica. Well thats another topic for later. Keep inspiring!
    Take care,

    1. Hi FtFF,

      Well judging by the performance of ABBV today you are certainly not alone in questioning the recent takeover. We’ll see what happens down the road. ABBV is still a long term hold for me and I won’t fret over the day to day volatility in that stock. Besides, ABBV offers a pretty solid yield to help smooth out these gyrations. Thank you for your continued support and I plan to keep inspiring others.

    1. Hi TGE,

      I know you are fond of the Canadian banks as I am. As you know they are still on my short list for a March buy if continued weakness persists. Let’s see what this month brings in dividend income. I know every dividend blogger loves the end of the quarter months. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  7. Very solid dividend income for the month of Feb DH! We own a few of the same companies. Gotta love getting paid by these companies.

    1. Hi Tawcan,

      February has been a nice looking month to say the least. As you stated it’s awesome getting paid by these great companies without having to do anything extra. As always I appreciate your continued support.

    1. Hi DD,

      Thank you for your continued support. These dividend income updates are essentially the fruits of our investing labor. With each monthly purchase we make we are only growing our future income. After all, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb.” This holds true on so many levels and especially for our growing dividend income. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  8. Solid month, DH. Congratulations! I like all your holdings. I am a slow follower along the DG path.

    1. Hi MU,

      Thank you for your kind words. I think you will find a lot of real world inspiration from all the dividend bloggers as you slowly follow your own dividend growth path. Keep looking for those long term dividend payers and buy when valuations make sense. Thank you for commenting.

  9. DH,

    Great month and solid YOY growth. And all of those are high-quality companies. You’ll very likely continue to reap these rewards for years and years to come. 🙂

    Keep it up!


    1. Hi DM,

      High quality names and consistency is the name of the game. As you mentioned in your recent post, we could focus on high yield mREITs or other such plays but long term dividend growth is highly uncertain with those types of stocks. I love my high quality names and lower yielding consistent dividend growers instead. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  10. Around 2512,13% increase from last year heh.. okay $3.38 -> $88.29
    I’m happy if I reach 100% next year..

    Anyway good job!
    keep it up.

    1. Hi ANHA,

      An increase is an increase. Of course, those percentages will be huge when you first start out but even in real terms your growth has been impressive. Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s working. Thanks for commenting.

  11. Hi Divhut,

    Well done, very diversified portfolio and strong dividend income.

    Cheers, RA50

    1. Hi RA50,

      Thank you for the support. It’s been my goal to grow a dividend income stream from solid dividend payers. I never chase yield and only buy the companies that I feel I understand the best. I appreciate your comment.

  12. Great looking month by comparisons. Man, it’s always so impressive seeing such an extensive list of company’s paying out. What an awesome portfolio you’ve got working for you 🙂

    1. Hi MDG,

      Thank you for your kind words regarding my portfolio. It’s definitely one that I have thought about a great deal as I wanted a well diverse portfolio that would allow me to sleep well at night. As you know, there are no highly volatile energy names, no tech, no mREITs or other high yield plays. Just good old fashioned dividend growth stocks from many boring sectors. As always, thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  13. Absolutely great job DivHut. That free money that will keep compounding itself to grow. I can’t say no to that! Thanks for sharing.


    1. Hi BSR,

      Thanks for your continued support. It’s much appreciated. The magic of compounding works from the second you get your first dividend distribution and after a while it really starts to help that snowball grow. Thanks for commenting.

  14. DivHut,

    Excellent month. I am not long on any of your February players oddly, but I am positive that will change one day. Thanks for posting love the growth, especially in your ROTH.

    – Gremlin

    1. Hi DG,

      As you stated, I’m sure in time you’ll have similar names paying you in February. As you can imagine I was very happy with the growth experienced in my taxable account and ROTH as well. Just goes to show the real magic of compounding in real world terms. As always, I appreciate your comment.

    1. Hi FIV,

      Thank you for the words of encouragement. Looking forward to reporting the March numbers as I’m sure every dividend blogger is as well. Thanks for stopping by.

  15. Fantastic YOY growth, especially in the Roth!

    Surprisingly enough, we only share two February payers, CAT and YUM. Just goes to show, plenty of solid dividend payers to go around for everyone.

    1. Hi Seraph,

      Thank you for the kind words. I fully agree with you that there are so many amazing solid dividend payers out there and that despite similarities between our portfolios there are also a lot of differences. Kind of makes you wonder why any investor would want to buy a penny stock or some other highly speculative name when dividend quality abounds. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  16. DivHut,

    Congrats on your Dividend Income. I hope it keeps growing and thank you for sharing all the information. Well I am still learning and I love to read your blog. Can you please educate me where would i be able to find company’s historical P/E ratio or at least find 5 year average P/E ratio.
    I was able to find websites where i can see all the past dividends but unable to find where to get the historical P/E numbers. i hope you’ll help me with this. Thank you!

    1. Hi Dipu,

      Thank you for your kind words about my blog. I very much appreciate it. I hope I can continue to provide you with investing inspiration on your own learning quest. Regarding your question, you can find historical PE on Morningstar.com. It can be found under the ‘valuation’ link for every stock they report on. Another great site with loads of information is gurufocus.com. I hope this answers your question. Thank you for stopping by DivHut.

      1. Thank you so much DivHut. I see it now. Thanks a lot.

        1. Hi Dipu,

          You are very welcome. Feel free to comment or ask me another question again.

  17. Congrats on another great month DivHut. Looks to be a great start to 2015…especially compared to 2014 as evident in the year-over- year percentages. Keep up the momentum. Best Wishes for 2015 and beyond! AFFJ

    1. Hi AFFJ,

      At this rate I’ll be surpassing my 2014 totals much earlier in the year. There’s no doubt that my increase in adding fresh capital towards the end of 2014 is showing up as higher dividends in this first quarter of 2015. Thank you for your continued support. I’m looking forward to seeing my March dividend totals. As always, I appreciate your comment.

  18. Hi DivHut,

    Great results there – it’s good seeing the numbers climb and I like your selection of quality companies. We have GIS, APD, CLX and PG in common.

    Best wishes,

    1. Hi DL,

      Nice to see quite a few names in common. Just goes to show how much all our dividend portfolios vary as each of us finds different quality dividend payers to invest in. I’d love to be adding to the names you mentioned in your comment but not at current valuations. After the nice drop we had last week better valuations might be presenting themselves. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    1. Hi DD,

      I plan to keep the updates coming. I appreciate your continued support of DivHut. Thanks!

  19. DH,

    WHOA!!! HOLY CRAP!! What a phenomenal month – across both portfolios! You are definitely blowing last year out of the water and it is such a sight to see. It looks like you are setting yourself up to have quite the year and I can’t wait to watch and read it all. Great job and talk soon!


    1. Hi DD,

      You said it. I have no complaints about how February finished even though it’s a traditionally low dividend paying month. I am definitely seeing the results of my tail end 2014 investments showing up in this first quarter of 2015. As always, thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  20. Keith,

    Solid month again, but that’s no surprise with such a great list of high quality companies. Love the year-over-year growth you’re experiencing here too! Let’s hope that continues well into the future.

    Keep it up,

    1. Hi NMW,

      The year over year growth was exactly what I was looking for as my investments increased towards the end of 2014. Of course, I’m looking for this trend to continue and hopefully smash my 2014 dividend income totals much earlier in the year. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Much appreciated.

  21. Wow, nice YOY growth and for a nice month as well! Compounding, compounding, compounding… what a great word, like music to my years! 😉

    1. Hi DG,

      Compounding is certainly a great word and I would love to continue hearing it for decades to come. Thank you for your continued support and for commenting.

  22. Dude, you rock. I love these updates, it’s so good to see people progressing in their dividend growth investing journey – as long as the charts keep going up and to the right, then we can all celebrate I guess 🙂


    1. Hi M,

      Hands down these are my favorite updates to write and I look forward to reading these updates on other dividend blogs as well. As you mentioned plotting these charts that continue to go up and to the right just serves as further proof that dividend growth investing is a real world way to create a passive income stream. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  23. Hi Keith,
    Great month again my friend. I can’t wait to buy new stocks to make that dividend income grow! 🙂

    1. Hi Allan,

      Thank you for the kind words. Keep saving up as much of your cash as possible and you’ll be making those dividend purchases before you know it. As always I appreciate your comment.

    1. Hi FerdiS,

      Thank you very much for the continued support. I plan to keep making monthly buys and keep that dividend snowball growing. As always, I appreciate your comment.

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