Best Dividend Paying Stocks in the Philippines in 2021

Another way to earn money if you are investing in the stock market is by receiving dividends. However, not all companies pay dividends.

Before deciding what stocks to include in your portfolio, it is always beneficial to include dividend-paying stocks among your stock picks.

On this page, we are sharing with you which Philippine stocks give dividends. Whether you are an apprentice or long-time trader, 2021 is expected to be a year of recovery for the economy, likewise, with the stock market.

What are Dividend Stocks?

Dividend stocks are reputable companies that pay out dividends regularly. They are known to be stable companies with consistent earnings; thus they reward dividends to their shareholders frequently.

How to Claim Stock Dividends in the Philippines?

How should you know if you received dividends from your stock investments? Dividends are usually paid in the form of stocks and cash. You will easily know that you received a dividend in this modern realm because most stockbrokers send email notifications to shareholders eligible for dividends.

Sample dividend notification below:

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The complete details of your shares of stock that are qualified for dividends are also included in the notification. Cash will be credited to your trading cash balance if you are entitled to receive cash resulting from dividends. Additional stock shares will be added to your portfolio if you are qualified to receive stocks resulting from dividends.

Top Dividend Paying Stocks in the Philippines in 2021:

The following are the top dividend stocks in the Philippines to invest in 2021. They compose of mostly blue-chip stocks with high dividend potential and with positive BUY ratings. Therefore, they are expected to provide upside results or outperform the PSEI.

CompanyDiv Yield
Aboitiz Equity Ventures2.75%
Aboitiz Power Corp.4.39%
Ayala Corp.0.86%
Ayala Land1.30%
BPI2.20%
BDO1.15%
Century Pacific Food2.00%
D&L Industries2.48%
DMCI Holdings8.86%
Filinvest Land5.84%
First Gen Corp.1.98%
Globe Telecom5.30%
GT Capital Holdings0.56%
Int'l Container Terminal2.69%
JG Summit Holdings0.51%
Jollibee Foods Corp.0.64%
LT Group1.16%
Manila Electric3.32%
Megaworld0.92%
Metro Pacific Investments2.64%
Metrobank2.17%
PLDT5.62%
Puregold1.13%
Robinsons Land2.36%
Robinsons Retail Holdings1.59%
San Miguel Corp.1.09%
San Miguel Food & Beverage2.41%
Security Bank2.33%
SM Investments Corp.0.41%
SM Prime Holdings0.47%
Universal Robina Corp.2.06%
Vista Land1.13%
Wilcon Depot1.01%

How to Choose the Highest Dividend Paying Stock in the Philippines?

If the company has a high dividend yield, it doesn’t mean that it has an upside earning potential or long-term growth. A high dividend yield doesn’t determine the profitability of the stock. To choose your stock picks, it’s important to consider the stock’s current price, the fundamentals of the company, periodic earnings, future projects, and catalysts.

Dividend Details You Should Know About

Ex-Div Date

Ex-Dividend Date means any holder of shares at the end of the trading day before this date is entitled to receive a dividend. Note that buying on the Ex-Div Date will not entitle you to dividends.

Record Date

It means that if you are not a registered owner of the stocks as of this date, you will not be given dividends.

Payable Date

It is the date when your dividends will be paid to you or will be credited to your account.

Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield is a ratio that is equivalent to the company’s annual dividend payments compared to the stock’s current price (annual dividend divided by stock price).

The higher the dividend yield, the higher the money you will likely receive as dividends. However, you should not be confident with high div yield alone because it is more important to analyze a company’s financial health and the consistency of dividend payments history.

Dividend Payout Ratio

Dividend Payout Ratio represents the company’s proportion of earnings paid out as dividends to shareholders. It is calculated by taking the company’s dividends per share divided by the earnings per share (EPS).

The payout ratio is helpful because it tells investors how much money from the company’s profit is given back to shareholders as dividends compared to how much is retained. That being said, it helps to determine the available funds to support and grow the business.

Why some companies don’t pay dividends?

Not all companies pay dividends because they want to re-invest all their money to expand their business, settle existing debt, acquire other companies, improve their research and development, and innovate their technology.

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How to Invest in Dividend Stocks in the Philippines?

1. Open an online broker accredited by the PSE

Most of the country’s biggest banks have their online trading platforms today, and they are accredited by the Philippine Stock Exchange. You may open an account online from the top stockbrokers like BDO Securities (former BDO Nomura), First Metro Sec (for Metrobank clients), and COL Financial.

2. Analyze your dividend-paying stocks

Before you start investing with dividend stocks, add the companies you like to your watchlist. Then analyze and evaluate each of them to sort out your final choices of companies. You may refer to the guide “how to choose high dividend paying stocks in the Philippines.”

3. Follow your investment strategy

Most investors that focus on dividend stocks follow a long-term investment approach. In short, they buy and hold their shares of stocks until they have grown their portfolio according to their target profit.

4. Receive your dividends

While you hold your shares of stock, you can accumulate extra income derived from dividends. Similarly, the value of your blue-chip stocks also grows over time.

5. Lock in your profit

You may sell your stock shares when they reached your target profit or when you think that the stock price has reached its optimal level. You can then decide what to do with your profit.

Most shareholders reinvest their profit to repurchase stocks, especially when they see an excellent entry point. Talk about the power of compounding money.

Now that you know what are the best companies that pay dividends in the Philippines, you may also like these investing guides:

Disclaimer: This article is for information purpose only and should never be considered as professional advice. Every investor has a different risk profile and goal. All investments have risks. Always do your own research before investing in the stock market.

About Fehl Dungo

Founder of DailyPik, trusted fund manager and investor. I have a Degree in Accountancy and a background in Finance. I analyze stocks everyday. COPY my Portfolio on eToro Connect with me on Facebook

10 thoughts on “Best Dividend Paying Stocks in the Philippines in 2021”

  1. Hello, Ms Fehl! Happy New Year! Just wondering po why SCC is not included in the list. Can you share your view on SCC for long term investment? Thank you very much!

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    • Hi Doris 🙂 We did not include all dividend-paying stocks. We listed the top and best. SCC is generous in paying dividends but it’s a mining company. It’s extremely risky to invest in that sector

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      • Thank you for your response, Ms Fehl. I appreciate it very much. May you be blessed with good health, wealth and wisdom this 2021 and beyond as you willingly help others to become financial literate. 🙂

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    • Hi Henry 🙂 PSE releases all companies with dividends and upcoming dividends but the list above is about my top list of best dividend paying stocks with high liquidity. I don’t know if there is an official list recommended by the PSE

      Reply

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