Friday, 3 February 2017

Starhub - 20% Dividend Cut

Finally it happens.

I bought Starhub after it lost the English Premier League broadcast rights to SingTel.  The steady flow of 20 cents dividends a year or 5 cents a quarter finally comes to an end.

Starhub announced after Friday market close that the company will be paying 4 cents a quarter or 16 cents for financial year 2017.

Starhub was a good dividend master all these year.  It is one of my core holdings and accounted for more than 20% in my portfolio in my earlier days.

I have gradually reduced my exposure to Starhub over the years and it is now just above 8% in my portfolio.  This 20% dividend cut means about 2% reduction in my dividend harvest.  Painful but still tolerable for a 5+% yield.

I am expecting a selldown of Starhub shares when the market opens on Monday.  Perhaps I should sell some Starhub too?   

7 comments:

  1. be greedy when others are afraid and afraid when others are greedy

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    1. Hi Anon,

      Good advise. Other good advises include "Don't catch a falling knife" and "Don't throw good money after bad". Which is the correct one?

      Cheers.

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  2. All of them could be correct if only the factor of timing is correct!

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  3. hey there, so what did you hold or sell in the end?

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    1. Hi Andrew,

      Pls see my latest post. I decided to keep it in the end.

      Cheers.

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