April 2017 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeFor the month of April I would like to report a another great and positive growth in dividend income when comparing year over year growth. More information regarding that is just below. Though, I’ve decided to stop tracking the quarter over quarter comparisons as the dividend income does not display accurate dividend income growth and should be only compared only on year over year basis for more accurate and complete outlook comparison.

I enjoy publishing these monthly dividend income reports as I have gained a much better understanding in how much of my passive income is coming in every month and how much it is growing over time. For the month of April I have received a total of 9 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account. Here it is!


 Coca Cola Co. (KO) $10.36
 Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) $23.97
 Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) $9.10
 Wall-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) $8.23
 Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) $9.86
 Phillip Morris International, Inc. (PM) $58.77
 Realty Income Corp. (O) $10.24
 STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG) $5.25
 The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) $8.01
Total $143.79


When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from April 2016 to April 2017, it represents a positive 29.2% for a year over year increased dividend growth.

I will DRIP the following upcoming month: BKE, COP, GIS, JNJ, KMI, MAT, O, STAG, TROW & VFC.

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.

Thank you for reading & have a great day!


  1. Dividend--Portfolio on May 20, 2017 at 20:58

    Looking forward to more annual comparisons and strong dividend growth such as the one you had in April. A 29% increase from last year is pretty awesome.

    • DividendVet on May 21, 2017 at 18:21

      It really is when one decision can keeps on paying for a lifetime. I just need to make more of these type of decisions. 🙂

  2. Dividend Diplomats on May 13, 2017 at 16:21

    Very nice month Vet – love seeing the progress you are making. the 29% YOY increase in an “off” month is pretty darn sweet to me. Keep up the great work.


    • DividendVet on May 15, 2017 at 18:40

      Thanks Bert! Likewise, as the pleasure is all mine as I document this strategy of investing. I still need to do some reshuffling of a few bad apples in the portfolio, but their time will come too. Hope to inspire to retire some people at the same time…

      Best of luck bud!

  3. Passivecanadianincome on May 3, 2017 at 21:16

    Nice work. 150$ sweet! Keep it up

    • DividendVet on May 4, 2017 at 16:44

      Thanks for your feedback, I surely will!

  4. Doug on May 3, 2017 at 14:06

    Awesome month we share a few of the same companies KO WMT and O As always keep it up and look forward to next month.

    • DividendVet on May 3, 2017 at 16:52

      Much appreciated, that is what is great about investing and getting those dividends CONSTANTLY.

      Best wishes.

  5. FiscalVoyage on May 3, 2017 at 11:13

    Great stuff!! Great work with YOY%!

  6. Mr. Robot on May 3, 2017 at 05:09

    Nice income this month. Nice to see we share a few companies!

    • DividendVet on May 3, 2017 at 12:11

      Many thanks, while it’s not as much as some of the previous months, it sill is cold hard cash that will be reinvested to accumulate interest upon interest upon interest…

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. DivHut on May 3, 2017 at 01:17

    Great results for April with that strong year over year growth. Keep it up. Nice to see you continuing to DRIP into many of the same names I like and hold like GIS, JNJ, TROW and VFC.

    • DividendVet on May 3, 2017 at 12:08

      I have a few bad apples in the portfolio that I will be continuing to dollar cost average, but AAPL is not it. 🙂

      GIS looks as a great purchase opportunity at this time.

  8. Dividend Reaper on May 2, 2017 at 23:16


    You’ve got positive YOY growth and there’s no way you can complain about that. Keep up the good work. I’ve got quite a few of your same holdings – KO, RAI, WMT, and STAG. Don’t know how you feel but they all look like they’re continuing to do well for us.

    Good luck next month

    • DividendVet on May 3, 2017 at 12:06

      Much appreciated. I most certainly don’t have anything to complain about when dividend income is is slowly but surely increasing over time. Eventually, we will see a significant downturn in the prices of many equities in which dividend yields will be significantly opportunistic. One thing for sure, I will be ready with my bucket of cash.

      Same to you, take care.

  9. Stalflare on May 2, 2017 at 17:09

    Ciao DVet,
    Was reading through your post when I saw that you hold The Buckle. It’s a company on which I am doing some research now and I was wondering if you could let me know why you bought into it and what are your opinions on it. Thanks for sharing and best compliments for the good month!
    Ciao ciao

    • DividendVet on May 2, 2017 at 21:23


      I honestly like the company and their products, though as of late the share price took a bit of a tumble. I think it will rebound over time and while I wait I will gladly receive dividends and special dividends this company is known for. But yeah, you can find more information and my reasoning for purchase at the time here: http://dividendvet.com/acquisition-20/

      Best compliments to you too!

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