30 Dividend Stocks Which Never Failed To Pay Dividends For The Past 5 Years (2020)

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Imagine collecting dividend payments every month on top of your regular salary.

The extra cash you have could easily help you pay off common household expenses. And maybe, occasionally, buy yourself or love one a good treat.

It's not a surprise why Singaporean have a strong love for dividends.

However, as savvy investors like you may aware, dividend income is not completely future-proof. Stock fundamentals can deteriorate and dividends can be cut anytime; what seems like a passive income dream can suddenly turn to disappointment.

Although we cannot 100% guarantee that companies will always display good fundamentals and pay steady growing dividends, we can always increase our odds in finding a company with sustainable or growing dividend payments.

That's what our Early Retirement Masterclass trainer, Christopher Ng Wai Chung did. And that's what allowed him to retire at 39 with a passive income of $6,000 - $8,000 a month. You can check him out here if you want to know how he combined high returns with minimal risk to accelerate his own retirement plans so rapidly. 

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My dividends surpassed my living expenses when I was 32. I retired when I was 39 on an average of $9-$11,000 worth of dividends each month.

Here's a list of 30 stocks that have been paying dividends over the past 5 years. 

1. Lung Kee (Bermuda) (SGX:L09)

Lung Kee is a global leading mould suppliers with over 40 years of industry experience servicing mould makers worldwide with its production facilities located in China, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Dividend yield = 14%

2. Karin Technology (SGX:K29)

Karin Tech has 40 years of industry experience dealing with electric components, providing IT and computer solution as well as computer distribution. In 2007, the group acquired IMI Kabel Pte Ltd and expanded its business in distributing data control cables to the oil and gas industry.

Dividend yield = 11%

3. AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT (SGX:O5RU)

AIMS AMP is an industrial REIT that owns a portfolio of income generating industrial real estate properties in total of 26 estates in Singapore and 1 in Australia. Their total assets amounted to $1.5B, of which includes warehouse, business parks and specialised high-tech buildings. Last year they celebrated their 10-year anniversary.

Dividend Yield = 8%

4. CEI Limited (SGX:AVV)

CEI Limited provides printed circuit board and box-build assembly, equipment design, cable harness assembly and manufacturing services. Their main customer segment is in the industrial equipment. Listed on March 2000 and over 18 years of listing they have grown their market capitalisation to $85M.

Dividend Yield = 8%

5. Challenger Technologies (SGX:573)

Challenger needs no further introduction to Singaporean as you can find their electronic retail outlets located island-wide. Their latest flagship store spanning 14,000 sq ft is located at Bugis Junction. Currently, the company market capitalisation is at $166 Million and with the second generation readily to helm the board.

Dividend Yield = 8%

6. Frasers Commercial Trust (SGX:ND8U)

Frasers Commercial Trust invests primarily in office buildings. Its current real estate properties comprised of 6 office buildings located in Singapore and Australia with an estimated valuation of $2.1 billion as of 2018. Recent announcement stated net property income (NPI) was 25.3% lower y-o-y at $22.4 million due to poor occupancy rates and absence of one-off payment from a lease agreement in Central Park.

Dividend Yield = 7%


Previously known as Cambridge Industrial Trust, ESR-REIT is a industrial real estate REIT with a portfolio of 47 properties located across Singapore. They recently entered a conditional agreement to acquire logistics facility for S$95.8 million with vendor Tampines Distrihub on 23 Apr 2018. Management believes that the acquisition will boost its portfolio's occupancy to 91.2 per cent from 90.7 per cent.

Dividend Yield = 7%

8. Mapletree Logistics (SGX:M44U)

Mapletree Logistics Trust is an Asia-focused logistics Real Estate Investment Trust. Its portfolio comprised logistics properties located across Asia including Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam. 

Dividend Yield = 7%

9. CapitaLand Retail China (SGX:AU8U)

CapitaLand Retail China is one of the few SGX listed REITs that invests primarily on China real estate properties. Their portfolio comprises only shopping malls and tenanted by international fashion brands like UNIQLO, ZARA, Pull & Bear and Victoria’s Secret. The REIT currently sitting at the market capitalisation of $1.5 B.

Dividend Yield = 7%

10. CDW Holding (SGX:BXE)

CDW is a small trading and sourcing company on LCD backlight units, frame products, Flexible printed circuits and etc. which serves large Japanese companies in Hong Kong. It has 7 factories located in Shanghai, Suzhou and Dongguan with over 3,000 employees.

Dividend Yield = 6%

11. M1 Limited (SGX:B2F)

M1 needs no further introduction. It provides mobile, fixed communications services as well as retail of telecommunication equipment and accessories. We have published a case study on why we think although the prices had dipped, it was not low enough to be a bargain.

Dividend Yield = 6%

12. Telechoice International (SGX:T41)

TeleChoice International is a regional diversified provider and enabler of info-communications products and services. It is also a wholesaler, retailer, supplier, importer, exporter, distributor and dealer of mobile phones, prepaid cards, radio and telecommunication equipment and accessories, and the provision of related services.

Dividend Yield = 6%

13. Starhill Global REIT (SGX:P40U)

Starhill Global REIT invests primarily in real estate used for retail and office purposes, both in Singapore and overseas. The REIT currently trading at a market capitalisation of $1.5B. On Jan 2018, Starhill Global reported a 7.1 per cent drop in distribution per unit (DPU) for the fiscal second quarter ended Dec 31, 2017 to 1.17 Singapore cents. Due to lower net property income, rental adjustment and higher withholding taxes from Malaysia and Australia government.

Dividend Yield = 6%

14. First Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX:AW9U)

First REIT is a hospital REIT with a portfolio of 20 hospital & healthcare properties comprising 16 located in Indonesia, three in Singapore and one in South Korea. The properties are collectively worth at $1.3B with market capitalisation of $1 B.

Dividend Yield = 6%

15. Dynamic Colours (SGX:D6U)

Dynamic Colours is principally engaged in the business of color compounding and modified compounding of resins, which are used in the manufacture of external casings or component parts of electrical appliances and electronic devices. The Company supplies its resin compounding products to plastic injection molders (PIMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Dividend Yield = 6%

16. Ascendas Real Estate (SGX:A17U)

Ascendas is the Singapore first and largest Real Estate Investment Trust in the segment of business space and industrial properties. Its portfolio comprised of 132 properties, 1,350 customer base and an aggregated property valuation of over $10 B as of 2018.

Dividend Yield = 6%

17. Ascott Residence (SGX:A68U)

Ascott REIT invests primarily in real estate and real estate-related assets which are income-producing and which are used or predominantly used, as serviced residences, rental housing properties and other hospitality assets. The REIT asset size has increased from nearly fivefold to S$5.2 billion since it was listed in 2016 with market capitalisation of $7.9 B.

Dividend Yield = 6%

18. StarHub (SGX:CC3)

StarHub is one of the 5 telcos in Singapore. It provides information, communication, and entertainment services for consumer and corporate markets in Singapore. It operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G, and 2G services; and manages an HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services, including HDTV, Internet TV, and on-demand services, as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services.

Dividend Yield = 6%

19. UMS Holdings (SGX:558)

UMS engages in the manufacturing of front-end semiconductor components, electro-mechanical assembly and final testing services with over 20 years of industry experience. The company is trading at market capitalisation of $611 M.

Dividend Yield = 5%

20. Tai Sin Electric (SGX:500)

Tai Sin Electric engages in cable manufacturing. It provides electrical cabling and wiring solutions for both the private and public sectors in all categories of industrial, commercial, residential and offshore & marine projects.

Dividend Yield = 5%

21. Low Keng Huat (SGX:F1E)

Low Keng Huat is one of the largest general building and civil engineering companies in Singapore. Today its business has expanded to property development, hotels management and investments. The Group also owns and operates deluxe hotels in Perth (Australia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

Dividend Yield = 5%

22. Lee Metal Group (SGX:593)

Lee Metal engages in steel merchandising, fabrication, and metal recycling activities in Singapore and other Asian countries. The company is also involved in property development, construction, and management activities.

Dividend Yield = 5%

23. PCI Limited (SGX:P19)

PCI is an electronics manufacturing company that provides end-to-end solutions from from product design to testing and certification. Their main market segments are United States, China, Germany and ASEAN. Popular undervalued stock Chuan Hup is the parent company of PCI Limited. 

Dividend Yield = 5%

24. Suntec REIT (SGX:T82U)

Suntec REIT invests primarily in properties for retail and commercial use. It is managed by ARA Trust Management and sponsored by Suntec City Development Pte Ltd. Its holdings include Suntec City, One Raffles Quay, MBFC, 177 Pacific Highway etc. 

Dividend Yield = 5%

25. Keppel REIT (SGX:K71U)

Keppel REIT is one of the largest commercial REITs in Singapore Stock Exchange with market capitalisation over $4 billion. It has 11 office towers located in the central business districts (CBD) of Singapore, and key cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in Australia. Some of its properties include Bugis Junction Towers, Marina Bay Financial Centre, One Raffles Quay, Ocean Financial Centre etc.

Dividend Yield = 5%

26. GP Industries (SGX:G20)

GP Industries operates in the electronics and batteries industries in Asia, Europe, the United States, and internationally. The company is also engaged in the marketing and trading of parts and components, and personal hygiene and health care products through GP Industries Marketing.

Dividend Yield = 5%

27. CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX:C61U)

CapitaLand Commercial Trust invests in high-quality income-producing commercial properties in Singapore. Some of their Grade-A office towers include Capital Tower, Asia Square Tower 2 and HSBC Building. The REIT is trading at market capitalisation of $6.4M. 

Dividend Yield = 4%

28. Lum Chang Holdings (SGX:L19)

Lum Chang Holdings Limited engages in construction, project management, property development and investment activities across Singapore, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and China. Last year Lum Chang and CapitalLand entered a joint venture to acquired an office building in Frankfurt, Germany, at an agreed value of 245 million Euros ($291 million).

Dividend Yield = 4%

29. Chip Eng Seng Corp (SGX:C29)

Chip Eng Seng is an investment holding company which engages in the construction, property development and investments, and hospitality businesses primarily in Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia. The company constructs public housing projects, condominiums, and executive condominiums, as well as industrial and commercial projects; and develops residential, commercial, and industrial properties, as well as manages development projects.

Dividend Yield = 4%

30. Transit Mixed Concrete (SGX:570)

Transit Mixed Concrete is a Singapore-based concrete provider. They engage in the supply of ready-mixed concrete, concrete plumping services and liquid waste management. The company is trading at $28 M. market capitalisation.

Dividend Yield = 4%

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8 thoughts on “30 Dividend Stocks Which Never Failed To Pay Dividends For The Past 5 Years (2020)”

  1. Hi there , I attended value investing course with big fat purse before , and I remember you have a package to what your portfolio consist of , when to buy and sell , and what stocks are in the watch list . Do you still have that deal package ?

  2. Hi just a small question:
    Is L09 a dual listed stock? It’s last quoted price was years ago….not sure how to compute the dividend based on that.

  3. Hi, may I please know whether the Dividend Yield mentioned for each of the 30 stocks are the average dividend yield over 10 years, or trailing dividend for past 12 months, or?

  4. Thank you..for providing such info..I couldnt enrolled yr class as I already paid for other classes like 8VIC, Joey Choy-Phillip Securities & Option trdg – Daniel Loh..I will attend yr class after I made money..


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