We will share here the What, When and Who of Dividends
That Could Help You Add That "Little Bit Of Magic" To Your Portfolio.

Are you an expert at trading stocks, buying and selling shares with the magical dexterity of Lionel Messi blazing through the defence line of Real Madrid?

OR, maybe you're a new investor looking for some enchanting investment ideas to get a foothold on your finances?

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"My current purpose for investing? To have a sustainable source of passive income via dividends"

- Leigh (Dividend Magic)

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Dividends are like allowances routinely rewarded to you in the form of cash or shares from a company’s net earnings.

Key Takeaways

  • To receive a dividend, you must buy the company’s stock before the Ex-Dividend Date and hold until that date.
  • There are 5 Types of Dividend: Cash, Stock, Property, Scrip, & Liquidated.
  • Make sure to research the company before you invest. 
    • A high Dividend Yield is not always a good thing. 
    • The Payout Ratio can signal a company's financial strength
    • The stock price will adjust downward after the Ex-Date.
  • Companies distribute dividends once or twice a year with some issuing them every 3 months.
  • There are 2 types of Strategies.
    • Dividend Capture – Buying a stock shortly before the Ex-Date to “capture” the dividend, then selling shortly after.
    • Dividend Growth – Building a portfolio of dividend-paying companies and holding for the long term. 

Skip straight to the Company Dividend Noticeboard!

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Not all dividends come in the same form. Here they are in terms of popularity:

  • Cash Dividend – The most basic and popular form of dividend. Money is deposited directly into the trading account of the shareholder.
  • Stock Dividend – When a company issues additional shares less than 25% of the current share balance (1:100 for example). If the portion is above 25% it is a “Stock Split” (1:3).
  • Property Dividend – Companies can sometimes issue non-monetary dividends such as assets or copies of a famous book.
  • Scrip Dividend – Basically, an “I Owe You”. A company issues a promissory note to pay their dividends at a later date. These notes also amass interest, so the longer the wait the more you get! 
  • ​​​​​​​Liquidated Dividend – At the end of a company’s life, they will have to sell everything. After paying off their debts and other obligations, shareholders will receive whatever remains.

While you won't be tasting all of these potionblends, these are important facts that you should be aware of in your research.


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Now that we've peaked your interest in becoming an apprentice of Magic Dividends, here's a list of companies giving Dividends that you might want to look at. We'll update** this section ahead of each month, so make sure to stay tuned! 

psst... also don't forget as a shareholder you get to attend their AGMs too!

Ex DateStock CodeStock NameDividend Per Share (RM)Dividend
Yield (%)
Payout Ratio (%)Payment DateLast Price (RM)*
6/4/20215277FOUNDPAC BHD0.01001.92310.00006/28/20210.7800
6/4/20215291HPMT HOLDINGS0.00402.389419.73626/23/20210.5650
6/4/20217081PHARMANIAGA BHD0.04001.7787190.40777/6/20215.0600
6/8/20210166INARI AMERTRON0.01802.037091.49287/8/20213.2400
6/8/20210166INARI AMERTRON0.0222.037091.49287/8/20213.2400
6/8/20210822EAPRINCI FTSE AS400.0618N/AN/A6/22/20211.6800
6/8/20211724PARAMOUNT CORPN0.02505.45451245.89556/23/20210.8250
6/8/20215228ELK-DESA RESOUR0.04754.310321.05966/18/20211.4500
6/9/20210040OPENSYS BHD0.00251.811560.49376/18/20210.4600
6/9/20211066RHB BANK BHD0.0765 (DRIP)1.848435.42647/8/20215.4100
6/9/20212852CAHYA MATA S'WAK0.02001.9108N/A6/30/20211.5700
6/9/20213034HAP SENG CONS0.10003.113382.96916/23/20218.0300
6/9/20214405TAN CHONG MOTOR0.01502.966159.81446/30/20211.1800
6/9/20215015APM AUTOMOTIVE0.07002.1097N/A6/24/20212.3700
6/9/20215049COUNTRY VIEW0.02007.079622.64327/7/20211.1300
6/9/20215088APEX EQ HLD0.0100N/A0.00006/30/20210.9200
6/9/20215167TURBO-MECH0.02001.257940.12406/22/20210.7950
6/9/20215681PETRONAS DAGANG0.14002.0277136.79806/24/202118.7400
6/9/20217162ASTINO BHDShare Dividend 1:501.027418.4414 1.4600
6/9/20217248SLP RESOURCES0.01006.315876.98167/8/20210.9500
6/9/20219598PINTARAS JAYA0.04003.802383.74287/6/20212.6300
6/10/20213026DUTCH LADY MILK0.25002.318869.78996/22/20210.3050
6/10/20215254BOUSTEAD PLN-ORD0.00301.724152.15126/30/20210.5800
6/10/20216033PETRONAS GAS0.16007.8395125.05026/21/202116.2000
6/10/20216351AMWAY MALAYSIA0.05004.902096.39416/25/20215.6100
6/10/20217231WELLCALL HOLDING0.01404.6226108.54016/25/20211.0600
6/11/20210108N2N CONNECT BHD0.01001.79640.00006/30/20210.8350
6/11/20210108N2N CONNECT BHD0.02001.79640.00006/30/20210.8350
6/11/20210157FOCUS POINT HLDG0.01000.828220.68256/30/20210.8050
6/11/20213301HONG LEONG IND0.35004.117673.48866/25/202110.2000
6/11/20215160HOMERITZ CORP0.01002.54240.00007/2/20210.5900
6/11/20217204D&0 GREEN TECH0.00750.14573178.16556/30/20214.4600
6/14/20210099SCICOM (MSC) BHD0.01504.424880.59486/29/20211.1300
6/14/20210213MTAG GROUP BHD0.02002.777867.73676/25/20210.7200
6/14/20210216SPRING ART HLD0.0040N/A25.57477/7/20210.2750
6/14/20213867M'SIAN PACIFIC0.20000.703133.60316/29/202138.4000
6/14/20215056ENGTEX GROUP0.00750.905821.22027/2/20210.6900
6/14/20215102GUAN CHONG BHD0.01001.65444.64427/9/20212.7200
6/14/20215135SARAWAK PLNT0.05003.968327.75677/8/20212.5200
6/14/20215147SAMCHEM HLDGS0.01001.720413.39476/29/20211.8600
6/14/20215147SAMCHEM HLDGS0.02001.720413.39476/29/20211.8600
6/14/20216742YTL POWER0.0200N/A0.00006/29/20210.7250
6/14/20217052PADINI HOLDINGS0.0250N/A65.63846/30/20212.8700
6/14/20217277DIALOG GROUP0.01201.061627.73966/29/20212.9200
6/14/20219962GROMUTUAL BHD0.00501.666719.15037/7/20210.3000
6/15/20214162BRITISH AME TOBA0.21005.836897.99466/30/202114.2200
6/15/20215983MBM RESOURCES0.09004.98490.00006/30/20213.3000
6/15/20216556PAANN JOO BHD0.0125N/AN/A6/28/20211.0400
6/15/20213395LEBERJAYA-ICUL262%N/AN/A6/30/20210.3150
6/15/20217107ORIENTAL FOOD0.0122.15910.00007/7/20210.8800
6/15/20217237POWER ROOT0.0057.1429173.64607/12/20211.4000
6/16/20212488ALLIANCE BANK0.0579N/A24.98296/30/20212.5800
6/16/20215029FAR EAST HOLD0.05001.202739.39436/30/20212.9100
6/16/20215100BP PLASTICS HLDG0.01005.031437.95947/7/20211.5900
6/16/20215100BP PLASTICS HLDG0.02005.031437.95947/7/20211.5900
6/16/20215293AME ELITE CONS0.04001.167323.46067/8/20212.5700
6/16/20218869PRESS METAL0.00750.407937.32067/2/20215.2100
6/17/20215216DATASONIC GRP0.00051.9417270.19996/30/20210.5150
6/17/20215232LEON FUAT BHD0.0200N/A0.00007/1/20211.1500
6/17/20216633LEONG HUP INT0.00660.719017.74277/9/20210.7650
6/18/20210023IFCA MSC BHD0.00502.81690.00007/5/20210.3550
6/18/20215090MEDIA CHINESE0.0042N/AN/A7/8/20210.2000
6/18/20215208EITA RESOUR BHD0.01503.389822.55057/9/20210.8850
6/18/20217022GLOBETRONIC TECH0.01003.521198.82767/5/20212.1300
6/18/20217022GLOBETRONIC TECH0.01003.521198.82767/5/20212.1300
6/18/20217161KERJAYA PROSPEK0.01502.829420.37367/7/20211.2300
6/21/20213042PETRON MALAY BHD0.05002.5974N/A7/2/20210.3000
6/21/20215133PETRA ENERGY BHD0.02004.419940.18367/19/20210.9050
6/21/20217167JOHORE TIN BHD0.01003.396234.26887/16/20211.5900
6/21/20217668HAI-O E'PRISEShare Dividend 1:265.769226.7353 2.0800
6/23/20210065EXCEL FORCE MSC0.00501.470651.95747/8/20210.6800
6/23/20215236MATRIX CONCEPTS0.04005.048141.72287/8/20212.0800
6/24/20210800EAABF MSIA BD FUND0.0370N/AN/A7/15/20211.2050
6/24/20210820EAFBM KLCI ETF0.0280N/AN/A7/15/20211.6800
6/24/20215094CSC STEEL HLDGS0.07003.905369.86787/9/20211.6900
6/25/20210225SOUTHERN CABLE0.0040N/AN/A7/16/20210.4700
6/25/20215116AL-AQAR HEA REIT0.02005.1985398.68727/16/20211.3100
6/25/20215159YOONG ONN CORP0.02503.030343.84197/16/20210.9900
6/29/20210058JCBNEXT BERHAD0.03003.100883.32567/21/20211.2900
6/29/20210097VITROX CORP BHD0.03950.29667.82147/16/202115.3400
6/29/20211562BERJ SPORTS TOTO0.01503.233881.20767/16/20212.0100
6/29/20211619DRB-HICOM0.02001.12366.97757/23/20211.7800
6/29/20213255HEINEKEN BHD0.51002.740999.91767/28/202124.0800
6/29/20213336IJM CORP BERHAD0.04001.676067.44457/23/20211.7900
6/29/20213883MUDA HOLDINGS0.05001.45991694.35137/21/20212.7400
6/29/20214006ORIENTAL HOLDING0.08004.5889110.66277/15/20215.2300
6/29/20214006ORIENTAL HOLDING0.06004.5889110.66277/15/20215.2300
6/29/20215054TRC SYNERGY0.01003.055617.62657/15/20210.3600
6/29/20215126SARAWAK OIL PALM0.06001.29200.00007/16/20213.8700
6/29/20217034THONG GUAN INDUS0.01502.777845.39807/19/20212.7000
6/29/20217060NEW HOONG FATT0.05004.444471.54487/23/20212.2500
6/29/20217089LII HEN INDUSTRY0.03004.968932.95157/16/20213.2200
6/29/20217100UCHI TECHNOLOGY0.09505.144740.38937/22/20213.1100
6/29/20217203WANG-ZHENG BHD0.03005.32540.00007/15/20210.8450
6/29/20218567SALCON BHDShare Dividend 1:45N/AN/A 0.2200
6/29/20219679WCT HOLDINGS BHDShare Dividend 1:100N/AN/A
0.500
6/30/20210001SUPERCOMNET TECH0.00500.90443.21328/7/20211.660
6/30/20210001SUPERCOMNET TECH0.01000.90443.21328/7/20211.660
6/30/20215139AEON CREDIT0.20001.93026.36015/7/202112.020
6/30/20215209GAS MALAYSIA0.05405.16458.27522/7/20212.740
6/30/20217201PROGRESSIVE IMPA0.00302.821N/A15/7/20210.195
7/1/20210211TASHIN HOLDINGS0.0050N/A0.00016/7/20210.605
7/1/20215278RHONE MA BHD0.01001.4290.00015/7/20210.700
7/1/20217757UPA CORP0.07003.54090.21516/7/20212.260
7/2/20215916MSIA SMELTING CO0.01000.93026.37823/7/20212.150
7/2/20219199LYSAGHT G.STEEL0.01002.29413.54216/7/20212.180
7/5/20217811SAPURA INDUSTRIA0.01002.469410.55719/7/20210.810
7/5/20219466KKB ENGINEERING0.04004.13858.28922/7/20211.450

Ex-Date: It's the deadline to be eligible for Dividends. All shares bought on the Ex-Date no longer have the right to receive the declared dividends. In other words, you have to hop on the dividend brookstick before this date or else it will fly away without you.

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*Last Price as of 4th June 2021.
**Entitlements last updated 8th June 2021.
**Entitlement details sourced from Bursa Malaysia.
**Dividend Yield and Payout Ratio sourced from Bloomberg.


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As you enter the magical world of dividend investing, there are a few quick tips and concepts to keep in mind when looking to conjure up some cash using dividends.

  • A high Dividend Yield (DY) is not always a good thing – While a high DY can indicate high return for your investment it may also indicate that a stock price has decreased significantly since the dividend announcement. 
    • Dividend Yield = Dividend per Share (DPS) / Current Stock Price
  • Keep an eye on the payout ratio – A ratio above 80% could indicate that the company allocates too much EPS to dividend payout and can limit future company growth. A lower ratio could indicate the company is looking to reinvest it’s earnings (eg develop new products) and potentially increase its dividend payout in the future.
    • Payout Ratio = Dividend per Share (DPS) / Earnings per Share (EPS)
  • Reinvest through DRPs – Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRP) automatically uses your entitled dividend value to buy additional shares. The shares are usually offered at a price lower than the market price. 
  • ​​​​​​​A stock price will reflect the entitlement of dividends – After the ex-dividend date, the stock price should theoretically fall by the DPS amount. This is because the stocks traded on or after the ex-date no longer have the dividend entitlement attached to it, and therefore are worth less unless other sudden factors are at play.

Now... Let's talk Strategy. There are two main types, Dividend Capture and Dividend Growth.

Dividend Capture Strategy

Simply put, the Dividend Capture Strategy involves buying stocks shortly before their ex-dividend date and selling those stocks shortly after their ex-date. 

This ensures that you “capture” the dividend payout. There are literally thousands of dividend-paying stocks in Malaysia each year.

So, if you keep track of the ex- dates using a handy-dandy calendar (like the one we provided above) you could theoretically capture a dividend entitlement every single trading day! Cha Ching! 

However, there’s a caveat. As a stock price reflects the entitlement of dividends, theoretically, a stock price will decline by the DPS amount once the ex-date has passed. 

For example, Company A announces a dividend of RM1 with an ex-date on Tuesday. The stock price on Monday is RM100. Once Tuesday rolls around, the dividend of RM1 is no longer attached to the stocks traded that day, so the stock price should theoretically decrease to RM99 since traders are no longer receiving that entitlement to RM1 per share. We say “theoretically” because there are also other factors that impact the stock price, so it may not necessarily decrease.

Dividend Growth Strategy

While the Dividend Capture Strategy is more for short-term in & out investments, the Dividend Growth Strategy is its long-term complement. 

  

The idea is to build a portfolio of shares in companies with stable growth and a historical trend to announce dividends, and then hold these shares for long periods of time. 

  • Pick companies that increase their dividend payout each year at a rate at least equal to the national inflation rate. 
  • Check that these dividends are paid using actual profit, not debt. 

These types of companies tend to be more established businesses with larger amounts of net revenue or assets. Financial institutions like Maybank or REIT companies like IGBREIT a good example. Additionally, since you’re investing for the long-term, you can be less influenced by short-term market fluctuations. The last thing you’d want to do is panic sell due to a short-term event and forget about the long-term haul. 

While this strategy is safer and more stable, you may find a good portion of your funds being held up by these stocks, limiting your purchasing power for higher return (and higher risk) in short-term investments.

A lot of long-term investors in search of the coveted “passive income” use the Dividend Growth Strategy to achieve that goal. Our friend Dividend Magic (check him out!) is a prime example of such an investor.

A Final Note

Whether you’re a short-term investor looking for a little extra boost in your portfolio or you’re a long-term investor trying to create a steady stream of income, dividends can be a great way to up your investing game. And if you’re somewhere in between, you can always use a combination of these strategies!

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