The annual dividend list is out! As per last year, restricting the list to just Singapore can only yield a handful of names, hence it’s more worthwhile to see things from a global perspective. The criteria for the screen had not been change for years except minor tweaks. Here’s the first 20 names:

2016 Dividend List – Part 1

There are two Singapore names in the list: Yangzijiang and UMS. Yangzijiang is a shipbuilder which unfortunately is stuck in a bad part of the shipping industry which would take years to unravel i.e. low probability of making good money relying on fundamental analysis. It might worth a trade but definitely not a moat company that value investors would buy and hold. On UMS, this stock started appearing in 2014 and its financials do look pretty good. It had been generating steady FCF since 2010 and currently trades at an …