February 2017 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeAnother month is in the books and it is time to report that passive dividend income for February 2017. Now, you guys already know why I truly love dividend paying companies and receiving dividends and even better those fabulous raises every year. But I am still as excited and motivated to keep on building the portfolio as from day one of this investment journey. Probably now even more excited because I’ve seen the dividend checks coming in, I’ve seen the portfolio appreciate in value, I’ve seen the unseen by human eye compounding effect, which essentially all leads to financial independence. Ultimate goal is financial self reliance not from active income, but passive and this is as passive as they come.

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 February I have received a total of 9 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account. Here it is!


 AT&T, Inc. (T) $52.33
 General Mills, Inc. (GIS) $22.02
 Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) $24.26
 Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) $27.05
 Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) $20.33
 Realty Income Corp. (O) $10.22
 STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG) $5.25
 Apple, Inc. (AAPL) $22.58
 Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) $5.85
Total $189.89


When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from February 2016 to February 2017, it represents a positive 11.9% for a year over year increased dividend growth. The growth difference from last quarter is positive .01% for a quarter over quarter increased dividend growth.

I will DRIP the following upcoming month: BKE, COP, KMI, MAT, TROW, VFC & VIAB.

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.

Thank you for reading & have a great day!


  1. Nathan on March 6, 2017 at 23:13

    Decent YoY increase. Keep up the good work DV.

  2. Jordi on March 6, 2017 at 08:56

    Good job Dividendvet, you are doing well!

    Regards from Spain.

    • DividendVet on March 6, 2017 at 18:24

      Thank you, I appreciate it. Slowly, but surely the dividends received, stock growth and compounding over time is moving the portfolio in the right direction.

      The best part is that dividends are only about 1/4 of the total return from my overall calculations.

      Best regards, would love to visit Spain!

  3. Dividend Diplomats on March 5, 2017 at 07:40

    Vet –

    NIIICE! A 12% growth rate from last year is very impressive. Let the dividend train do it’s thing, congrats!


    • DividendVet on March 6, 2017 at 18:18

      Thanks for the support Lanny! Essentially and in time dividends will be doing all the heavy lifting, for the time being I am just helping it move along with some of that fresh capital. 🙂

      All the best!

  4. DivHut on March 4, 2017 at 22:44

    Doing nicely over there with your portfolio. Always nice to see a double digit year over year gain coming in. Just goes to show why we like writing and reading these updates and the power of continued investing, staying invested and riding out any near term storms. Thanks for sharing.

    • DividendVet on March 6, 2017 at 18:13

      Thanks, you are doing nicely over there yourself. Just keeping it simple as my strategy states, EARN, SAVE, INVEST and continual process of learning.

      Have a good one.

  5. Doug Arnold on March 4, 2017 at 18:11

    Awesome month soon this will be over 200.00. An 11.9 percent growth YOY is awesome

    • DividendVet on March 6, 2017 at 18:08

      I appreciate it. The growth is inevitable with the right holdings.

      Take care.

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