Dividend Yield and Payment History of Petron Corp. (PCOR)’s Stock

James Ryan Jonas

If you own the stock Petron Corporation (PCOR), it might interest you to find out the Dividend Yield and Dividend Payment History of the stock in recent years.

For 2017, PCOR distributed total dividends of PHP 0.10 per share. PCOR’s Dividend Yield that year was 1.09%, a slight increase from the 1.01% dividend yield paid in 2016.

Still compared to 2016, the nominal dividend amount of PHP 0.10 per share paid in 2017 is exactly the same as the amount paid in the previous year.

View the tables below to see PCOR’s dividend yield and payment history in the last five years.

Petron Corporation (PCOR)’s Dividend Yield

YearDividends per Share (in PHP)Dividend Yield (Year-end %)
20130.050.36%
20140.050.47%
20150.050.72%
20160.11.01%
20170.11.09%

Petron Corporation (PCOR)’s Dividend History

YearDividend TypeAmountEx-Dividend DateDeclaration DateRecord DatePayable Date
2018Cash DividendsPHP 0.153/22/20183/13/20183/27/20184/18/2018
2017Cash DividendsPHP 0.103/23/20173/14/20173/28/20174/12/2017
2016Cash DividendsPHP 0.103/28/20163/15/20163/31/20164/14/2016
2015Cash DividendsPHP 0.053/27/20153/17/20154/1/20154/16/2015
2014Cash DividendsPHP 0.054/3/20143/24/20144/8/20144/23/2014
2013Cash DividendsPHP 0.054/8/20133/18/20134/12/20135/8/2013

How to Compute the Dividend Yield?

The Dividend Yield shows the dividend income paid to the stockholder as a percentage of stock price, computed using this formula:

• Total Dividends Paid / Stock Price

Take, for example, a company whose stock price is currently P100.00 and which paid dividends of P5.00. The Dividend Yield, in this case, is 5% (computed as P5.00 divided by P100.00).

The higher the dividend yield, therefore, the higher the income that stockholders receive. Clearly, it is potentially lucrative to invest in stocks that pay consistent, sustainable, and above-average dividend yields.

What are Important Dates related to Dividend Payments?

Here are relevant dates you need to know about Dividend Distributions:

DateWhat It Means
Declaration DateThe company's announcement or declaration date that it will be distributing dividends
Ex-DateAlso called "Ex-Dividend Date," this is the first day a buyer of a stock is NOT entitled or is EX-cluded from receiving dividends
Record DateThe date a stockholder should be "recorded" in the books of the company to be eligible to receive dividends
Payment DateThe date dividends are actually paid to eligible shareholders

Take note that stock prices typically rise from the time the dividend was announced (Declaration Date) until the Ex-Date (the first day when buying a stock does NOT entitle the buyer to the dividends).

Stock prices would fluctuate and possibly rise right before the Ex-Date because investors are scrambling to buy the stock in order to be entitled to receive dividends. Historically, as well, stock prices start to decline from the Ex-Date onwards since those who bought the stock, just to receive dividends, start selling it because they have already earned the right to receive the dividends.