MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q2 IN 2021

Welcome to My 2nd Quarter 2021 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

2nd Quarter 2021 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $114.36 and dividend yield 2.74 % (.755/share $3.02/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $47.26 and dividend yield 7.23 % (.86/share $3.44/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend:

July 22,2021:

Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on August 2, 2021. This dividend will be paid on August 9, 2021.

2nd Quarter 2021 Blackstone paid $0.70/share or $4,244.24 based on 6,063.205 shares owned.

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone again reported outstanding
results in the second quarter, including our best-ever quarter of fund appreciation. Strong investment performance and our culture of innovation have allowed us to meaningfully broaden the clients we serve, including individual investors and insurance companies, and the types of investments we can make. The result is 21% year-over-year growth in total assets under management to a record $684 billion and continued elevation in the power and quality of Blackstone’s earnings.”

Dividend:
May 21, 2021: Altria Group (MO) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.86 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on June 14, 2021. This dividend will be paid on July 9, 2021. 2nd Quarter 2021 Altria Group paid $0.86/share or $9,052.60 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

RICHMOND, Va. – July 29, 2021 – Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2021 secondquarter and first-half business results and narrows its 2021 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS)
guidance. “Altria delivered outstanding results in the second quarter, thanks to the continued strength of our
tobacco businesses and the hard work of our highly talented employees,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief
Executive Officer. “Our teams have continued their commitment to Moving Beyond SmokingTM by deepening their understanding of adult tobacco consumer preferences, expanding the awareness and availability of our smoke-free product portfolio, and amplifying our voice on harm reduction within the scientific and public health communities.” “With our strong financial performance in the first half, we have raised the lower end of our full-year 2021 adjusted diluted EPS guidance range and now expect full-year adjusted diluted EPS to be in the range of $4.56 to $4.62, representing a growth rate of 4.5% to 6% from a $4.36 base in 2020. This updated guidance reflects continued confidence in our tobacco businesses, investments in smoke-free products and the expected impact of the recently announced agreement to sell our Ste. Michelle Wine Estates business.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

INVEST IN YOUR LAND | TREE FARMIMG 2021

Growing up in South Arkansas I always enjoyed visiting my grandparents. We would get up early in the morning eat a hearty breakfast and work outside and in the garden. We would come inside by noon eat a healthy lunch and Fishing in the evening. As we trekked down in the bottom land, we would cross Family Forest land that had a natural stand of Pine Trees and Hardwoods. My Grandfather would tell me how it provided them an income stream for a comfortable retirement. He told me he always wanted to manage the forest but wanted to leave it for generations to provide them extra income to live life more comfortably. I never forgot what he said and years later it made Money Sense. Invest in your land Tree Farming.

After my grandparents passed away, my mother who was an only child, inherited the family property. My mother and father sold off 240 acres and cut timber on 120 acres and then in 1997 passed on the 120 acres to myself, brother and sister. My brother and I bought my sister out, and years later I bought my brother out and now own the 120-acre Family Forest. In the year 2000 we had a serious ice storm and a lot of the young pine trees were damaged. Wondering what to do next, I remembered what my grandfather always wanted was to manage the land. So, my Tree Farming experience started.

I contacted my District Forester, I was in District 4 in South Arkansas, a Forestry Consultant and we assessed the property what best to do next. Their recommendation was to cut the remaining Timber, clear the property and reinvest the proceeds. They also recommended I sign up through the Arkansas Forestry Commission Stewardship Program and they would create a management plan with Technical advice to manage my property. This at no cost to the landowner. I cut the remaining Timber about $27,648 and reinvested about $19,167 back into 46 acres that was damaged. After harvesting the remaining Timber, I hired a contractor to shear, and rake, the 46 acres to prepare it for planting. They left the remaining tops and debris in wind rows to be burned. We were unable to burn due it being in the winter wet season. The remaining 74 acres was left to grow as is. After my management plan was completed in 2001, I began to follow it per the Technical expertise of Forestry experts. The Forestry Stewardship Management Plan was written by the Arkansas Forestry Commission District Forester with assistance from Consulting Forester, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The Management Plan specified I clear and replant the damaged 46 acres and leave the remaining 74 as is but recommended I spray by helicopter an Herbaceous spray to control understory competition and release of Pine production. Then hand plant 29,250 1st or 2nd generation improved Loblolly Pine at 7 x 10 foot spacing (622 trees per acre). Planting to be done in the months December through March. Here’s my journey and costs:

Tree Farm Practices
 

As you can see from the chart above, I received $27,648 from the harvest and clear cut of the 46-acre ice storm damaged acres. Paid consultant $2,211 8% commission, ordered 29,250 2nd Generation improved Loblolly Pine seedlings $1,404 (.048 cents/1,000), hired contractor to single pass site prep by Helicopter 15 GPA, 36 oz chopper, 4 oz Oust Extra, 8 oz Sunset for competition control and pine release, completed heavy mechanical site prep $8,100 $105/ac Shear, 85/ac Rake, and hired contractor to hand plant 29,250 2nd Gen Pine seedlings $1,932. My total costs were $19,167 but it made Money Sense.

The $8,100 spent was costly but as I look back today, it was well worth the money since the 46-acre tract is in shape to be efficiently managed for years to come. It enabled me to have a high 90+ % survival rate as reported by my County Forester after the 1st year of growth and maximized the maximum number of Loblolly Pine trees to grow on the tract. My management plan recommended I sign up with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for potential cost share practices. I recommend you do this because I received a 50 % cost share reimbursement of $2,760 for the Single Pass Site Prep competition control and pine release. When you sign up with NRCS they will rank you based on completed qualified practices with other landowners and Federal money available as an incentive for landowners to be good stewards.

Based on the soil sample of my management plan the soil has good potential for Loblolly Pine (Site Index 96). I plan to predominately plant Loblolly Pine on the 120-acre Tree Farm.

After completing planting 29,250 seedlings on the 46-acre tract in January 2004 and spraying for competition control and pine release the survival rate was high 90+ %. I then went away and let it grow only doing a yearly walk of the land to monitor growth. After completing the practices in my management plan, I was audited and received Forest Stewardship Certification and a sign to post on my Property.

 

My District Forester forwarded my information to the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). I was 3rd party audited for completing my practices per the ATFS Standards of Sustainability and received ATFS Tree Farm Certification and sign in 2013.

I stayed in contact with my Forestry Consultant in January 2019 and after 15 years it was time to thin the 46-acre planted tract and clear cut the remaining 74 acres. Pulpwood and saw log prices have been depressed for years but you have to make business decisions and cut pulpwood and sawtimber or risk detrimental effects of overgrowth and lack of sunlight understory. I received $9.50 per ton for the pulpwood and $29.00 per ton for the saw logs. You hope that markets and prices will be there when time to cut but you still have to manage the land no matter the price. I am hoping for a better market in the years to come since I will have utility poles on the 46-acre tract at final cut which bring a premium price. It does payoff to be certified since it opens you up to more markets for certified wood and they usually pay a better price for your wood.

As of February 2019, my logger began thinning my 46-acre tract and completed clearcutting the remaining 74-acre tract July 2020 due to Covid-19 shutting mills down and also due to rains and wet weather. I generated a nice income stream and will replant the 74-acre tract. I plan to plant the 74-acre tract with 3rd Gen improved Loblolly Pine from the Arkansas Forestry Commission and compare to the 2nd Gen planted on the 46 acres for cost comparisons. You must continually assess, manage, and improve your land.

I contacted my District 4 Forester to update my Forest Management Plan. In April 2020 my updated management plan was completed. Here is the Management Plan recommendations:

RECOMMENDATIONS

70 acres total, 66 acres treated, 5 acres Stream Management Zone

Activity CodeActivityComponentQuantityUnitDate Planned
  Order Loblolly Pine Seedlings (622 TPA)41,052Each7/2020
490Tree/Shrub Site PrepChemical Aerial66Acres10/2020
612Plant Pine, Bare RootMachine Plant Genetically Improved Loblolly Pine 7’ x 10’ spacing (622 TPA)  41,052Each1/2021
  • Machine plant genetically improved Loblolly Pine 7’x10’ spacing.
  • All figures are estimates on total tract size, the final numbers may vary on vendor invoices.
  • Order improved loblolly pine seedling early July 2020. Here's my current journey and costs:

Of the Timber income $64,922, I reinvested $10,159 back into the 70 acres that was clear-cut. I Paid the Forestry Consultant (Brandon Chandler Neil Forestry Consultants Magnolia, AR) $6,492 10% commission. In May 2020 I ordered 41,000 3rd Gen Loblolly Pine seedlings from Arkansas Forestry Commission at a cost of $2,460. Then in October 2020, hired Nutrien Ag Solutions (Greg Hay Reforestation Advisor) to aerial spray site prep 20 oz/ac Imazpyr, 128 oz Glycophosphate, 2 oz Detail. 4 oz Metasulfuron Methyl, 20 oz Conquer, 13.67 oz Water H2O @ $3,799 for Herbaceous weed control and pine release. In March 2021 contractor Dick Cayce Timber LLC machine planted 41,000 3rd generation improved Loblolly Pine at 7 x 10 foot spacing (622 trees per acre) at a cost of $3,900.

On 6/19/2021, I cruised the 120-acre Tree Farm to assess the 41,000 3rd Gen pine seedlings planted in March 2021. They appear to be well established with lots of new growth and well on their way to become saw logs or poles. My future plan is to use this aggressive approach to site preparation and high quality genetics to pine seedling selection to reach pine poles outcomes and maximum cost per ton. Pine poles bring consistently $60 to $80 per ton and prices do not fluctuate like pulpwood and saw timber prices. I will continue to update my Tree Farming journey and keep readers abreast of ups and downs as I pursue the more stringent criteria of growing transmission poles. My next practice will be in 5 – 8 years when I will potentially have my first final cut of transmission poles on my 46-acre tract planted in 2004 and thinned in 2019. Enjoy the video of Martin Tree Farm below:

If you have 10 acres or more of Forest land do you have what it takes to create a Family Legacy Tree Farm and leave an income stream to your heirs.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q1 IN 2021

Welcome to My 1st Quarter 2021 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

1st Quarter 2021 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $82.93 and dividend yield 2.81 % (.6725/share $2.69/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $47.26 and dividend yield 7.23 % (.86/share $3.44/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend:

April 22,2021: Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.82 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on May 3, 2021. This dividend will be paid on May 10, 2021. 1st Quarter 2021 Blackstone paid $0.82/share or $4,971.83 based on 6,063.205 shares owned.

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone reported another exceptional quarter. We continue to deliver on our core mission of generating outstanding returns for investors. Our brand is powering robust growth, increasingly in perpetual capital strategies, and driving an important shift toward more recurring earnings. We ended the quarter with record assets under management of $649 billion, up 21% year-over-year.

Dividend:
January 28, 2021: Altria Group (MO) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.86 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on November 9, 2020. This dividend will be paid on November 16, 2020. 4th Quarter 2020 Altria Group paid $0.86/share or $9,052.60 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

RICHMOND, Va. – January 28, 2021 – Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2020 fourth quarter and full-year business results, provides guidance for 2021 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) and announces that its Board of Directors (Board) has authorized a new $2 billion share repurchase program. “Altria delivered outstanding results in 2020 and managed through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our tobacco businesses were resilient and we made steady progress toward our 10-year Vision to responsibly transition adult smokers to a noncombustible future.” “Our plans for the year ahead include accelerating investments in support of our 10-year Vision, which we expect to fund through the continued financial strength of our tobacco businesses. We expect to deliver 2021 full year adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.49 to $4.62, representing a growth rate of 3% to 6% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $4.36 in 2020.”

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q4 IN 2020

Welcome to My 4th Quarter 2020 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

4th Quarter 2020 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $65.37 and dividend yield 3.46 % (.565/share $2.26/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $42.74 and dividend yield 8.23 % (.86/share $3.44/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend: Blackstone (BX) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.96 / share to record holders of class A common stock at the close of business on February 8, 2021. This dividend will be paid on February 16, 2021. 4th quarter Blackstone paid $0.96 / share or $5,820.68 based on 6,063.205 shares owned. Record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on February 8, 2021. This dividend will be paid on February 16, 2021.

January 27, 2021: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2020 results. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone achieved record results in the fourth quarter. Despite the highly challenged economic backdrop in 2020, we continued to deliver differentiated investment performance for our limited partners, leading to nearly $100 billion of capital inflows – the fourth consecutive year at this level or better. Looking forward, we have an extraordinary range of growth initiatives across every area of the firm, with an increasing focus on perpetual capital. The firm ended 2020 in a position of strength and we have great confidence in the path ahead.”

Dividend:
January 28, 2021:Altria Group (MO) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.86 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on November 9, 2020. This dividend will be paid on November 16, 2020. 4th Quarter 2020 Altria Group paid $0.86/share or $9,052.60 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

RICHMOND, Va. – January 28, 2021 – Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2020 fourth quarter and full-year business results, provides guidance for 2021 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) and announces that its Board of Directors (Board) has authorized a new $2 billion share repurchase program. “Altria delivered outstanding results in 2020 and managed through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our tobacco businesses were resilient and we made steady progress toward our 10-year Vision to responsibly transition adult smokers to a noncombustible future.” “Our plans for the year ahead include accelerating investments in support of our 10-year Vision, which we expect to fund through the continued financial strength of our tobacco businesses. We expect to deliver 2021 full year adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.49 to $4.62, representing a growth rate of 3% to 6% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $4.36 in 2020.”

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q3 IN 2020

Welcome to My 3rd Quarter 2020 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

3rd Quarter 2020 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $51.87 and dividend yield 3.59 % (.47/share $1.86/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $37.17 and dividend yield 8.92 % (.86/share $3.44/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend:
Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.54 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on November 9, 2020. This dividend will be paid on November 16, 2020. 3rd Quarter 2020 Blackstone Group paid $0.54/share or $3,274.13 based on 6,063.205 shares owned. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone reported excellent results in the third quarter, characterized by strong investment performance and earnings growth. We are also seeing positive forward momentum in both realizations and deployment. We remain the partner of choice for limited partners globally, who face a challenging investment environment of historically low interest rates. As the pandemic continues to disrupt the global economy and society at large, our people remain unwavering in their dedication to serving our clients.”

Dividend:
Altria Group has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.54 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on November 9, 2020. This dividend will be paid on November 16, 2020. 3rd Quarter 2020 Altria Group paid $0.86/share or $9,052.60 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today announces its 2020 third quarter and nine-months business results and narrows its 2020 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) guidance.
“Altria continued to demonstrate its resilience during the third quarter while navigating the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “In the third quarter, our tobacco businesses delivered strong financial performance once again and we continued to make progress against our 10-year Vision.” “Based on our year-to-date results and insight into an additional quarter of ABI earnings contributions, we’re narrowing our full-year 2020 adjusted diluted EPS guidance by raising the lower end of the range. We now expect to deliver adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.30 to $4.38, representing a growth rate of 2% to 4% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $4.21 in 2019.”

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q2 IN 2020

Welcome to My 2nd Quarter 2020 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

2nd Quarter 2020 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $53.73 and dividend yield 3.69 % (.49/share $1.97/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $40.27 and dividend yield 8.70 % (.84/share $3.36/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend:
Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on August 3, 2020. This dividend will be paid on August 10, 2020.

2nd Quarter 2020 Blackstone Group paid $0.37/share or $2,243.38 based on 6,063.205 shares owned. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “It was a strong quarter for our firm despite the continued market volatility. Investment performance rebounded sharply, we continued to deploy capital in high conviction sectors and our limited partners entrusted us with another $20 billion of inflows across our expanding platform. We are very well positioned to navigate the road ahead with our long-term committed capital model and an industry-record $156 billion of dry powder.”

Dividend:
Altria Group has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.84 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on June 15, 2020. This dividend will be paid on July 10, 2020.

2nd Quarter 2020 Altria Group paid .84/share or $8,842.07 based on 10,526.275 shares owned. Altria Group Inc. MO today announces its 2020 first-quarter business results, including strong performance from its core tobacco segments and the withdrawal of its full-year 2020 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) guidance and 2020 – 2022 adjusted diluted EPS growth objective due to COVID-19 uncertainty. “The first-quarter brought out the best in Altria’s employees as we navigated the dynamic tobacco environment and the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve approached these challenges together by focusing on the health and welfare of our employees, maintaining business continuity and supporting our communities.”

“We had an excellent start to the year, growing our first-quarter adjusted diluted EPS by 18.5%, driven by the strength of our smokeable and oral tobacco products segments. Due to the uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our diverse business model and economic recovery scenarios, we’re withdrawing our full-year 2020 adjusted diluted EPS guidance and, as a result, we’re also withdrawing our compounded annual adjusted diluted EPS growth objective. We’re continuing to assess the COVID-19 situation and intend to reestablish guidance at the appropriate time.” “Our dividend is important to our investors and it remains a top priority for us. Our objective continues to be a dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of adjusted diluted EPS. For 2020, we expect to recommend a quarterly dividend rate to our Board that reflects, among other things, our strong cash generation and the strength of our balance sheet.”

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q1 IN 2020

Welcome to My 1st Quarter 2020 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

1st Quarter 2020 Dividend Income

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Money Sense With Kyle Quarterly Dividend Income By Year

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $52.24 and dividend yield 4.51 % (.61/share $2.44/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $39.25 and dividend yield 8.30 % (.84/share $3.36/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

1st Quarter 2020 Blackstone Group paid .39/share or $2,364.65 vs .61/share $3,698.56 the 4th Quarter 2019 based on 6,063.205 shares owned. Blackstone Group Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone’s first-quarter financial results reflect the unprecedented market and global economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the extremely challenging environment, we continued to generate significant cash flow for our shareholders,
distributing over $700 million through dividends and share repurchases in the quarter, and $3.2 billion over the last twelve months. Throughout our firm’s 35-year history, we have weathered many difficult periods – including the global financial crisis – only to emerge stronger than before. Our experience has shown that although asset values may be temporarily marked down, strong assets ultimately recover.”Mr. Schwarzman continued, “We entered this crisis in a position of great strength, having recently completed a two-year fundraising cycle of nearly $250 billion. With ample capital reserves, long-term fund structures, and over $150 billion of dry powder capital – more than anyone in our industry – we are uniquely positioned to invest on behalf of our clients at a time of historic dislocation.”

Dividend:
Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on May 4, 2020. This dividend will be paid on May 11, 2020.

1st Quarter 2020 Altria Group paid .84/share or $8,842.07 based on 10,526.275 shares owned. Altria Group Inc. MO today announces its 2020 first-quarter business results, including strong performance from its core tobacco segments and the withdrawal of its full-year 2020 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) guidance and 2020 – 2022 adjusted diluted EPS growth objective due to COVID-19 uncertainty. “The first-quarter brought out the best in Altria’s employees as we navigated the dynamic tobacco environment and the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve approached these challenges together by focusing on the health and welfare of our employees, maintaining business continuity and supporting our communities.”

“We had an excellent start to the year, growing our first-quarter adjusted diluted EPS by 18.5%, driven by the strength of our smokeable and oral tobacco products segments. Due to the uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our diverse business model and economic recovery scenarios, we’re withdrawing our full-year 2020 adjusted diluted EPS guidance and, as a result, we’re also withdrawing our compounded annual adjusted diluted EPS growth objective. We’re continuing to assess the COVID-19 situation and intend to reestablish guidance at the appropriate time.” “Our dividend is important to our investors and it remains a top priority for us. Our objective continues to be a dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of adjusted diluted EPS. For 2020, we expect to recommend a quarterly dividend rate to our Board that reflects, among other things, our strong cash generation and the strength of our balance sheet.”

Dividend:
Altria has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.84 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on March 25, 2020. This dividend will be paid on April 30, 2020.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q4 IN 2019

Welcome to My 4th Quarter 2019 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

4th Quarter 2019 Dividend Income

4th Quarter 2019 Dividend Income
Dividend Income by Quarter by Year

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Money Sense With Kyle Quarterly Dividend Income By Year

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $63.25 and dividend yield 3.12 % (.49/share $1.96/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $50.74 and dividend yield 6.58 % (.84/share $3.36/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

3rd Quarter 2019 Blackstone Group paid .49 / share or $2,970.97 vs .48 / share $2,880 the 2nd Quarter 2019 based on 6,063.205 shares owned. Blackstone Group Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In the third quarter Blackstone again generated strong results for our investors, who in today's challenging environment look to our firm as a critical solutions provider. Our ability to execute on scale investment opportunities across a broad array of strategies is highly differentiated, as demonstrated by $16 billion of deployments in the quarter and a record $62 billion over the last twelve months. Our investors continue to entrust us with capital for both new and existing strategies, including nearly $150 billion of inflows during the last year – culminating in industry-record Total Assets Under Management of $554 billion, up 21% year- over-year.”

4th Quarter 2019 Altria Group paid .84 / share or $8,672.02 based on 10,526.275 shares owned. Altria Group Inc. MO said Thursday 8/22/19 it will raise its quarterly dividend by 5%, to 84 cents a share from 80 cents. It has now reached the 50-year dividend increase milestone, as the latest increase marks the 54th time it has raised its dividend over the past half century. The new annualized dividend rate is $3.36 per common share.

I now have 10,526.275 shares of Altria and 6,063.205 share of Blackstone Group.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q3 IN 2019

Welcome to My 3rd Quarter 2019 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

3rd Quarter 2019 Dividend Income

Dividend Income by Year
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Money Sense With Kyle Quarterly Dividend Income By Year

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $50.95 and dividend yield 3.91 % (.48/share $1.92/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $46.40 and dividend yield 7.25 % (.84/share $3.36/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

3nd Quarter 2019 Blackstone Group paid .49 / share or $2,970.97 vs .48 / share $2,880 the 2nd Quarter 2019 based on 6,063.205 shares owned. Blackstone Group Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In the third quarter Blackstone again generated strong results for our investors, who in today's challenging environment look to our firm as a critical solutions provider. Our ability to execute on scale investment opportunities across a broad array of strategies is highly differentiated, as demonstrated by $16 billion of deployments in the quarter and a record $62 billion over the last twelve months. Our investors continue to entrust us with capital for both new and existing strategies, including nearly $150 billion of inflows during the last year – culminating in industry-record Total Assets Under Management of $554 billion, up 21% year- over-year.”

3rd Quarter 2019 Altria Group paid .84 / share or $8,672.02 based on 10,526.275 shares owned. Altria Group Inc. MO said Thursday 8/22/19 it will raise its quarterly dividend by 5%, to 84 cents a share from 80 cents. The cigarette and smokeless tobacco products seller said the new dividend will be payable Oct. 10 to shareholders of record on Sept. 16. It has now reached the 50-year dividend increase milestone, as the latest increase marks the 54th time it has raised its dividend over the past half century. The new annualized dividend rate is $3.36 per common share.

The 3rd Qtr 2019 I reinvested my dividends $8,672.02 and purchased 202.4370 shares at $42.84 stock price on 10/10/19. I now have 10,526.275 shares of Altria.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

Q&A Interview with Tom Fanelli Founder / CEO Convesio

Tom Fanelli CEO / Founder Convesio

3 SEPTEMBER 2019 / 3:00 PM / WWW.MONEYSENSEWITHKYLE.COM

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Robert Kyle Martin Financial Blogger www.moneysensewithkyle.com, Tom Fanelli CEO / Founder Convesio

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Q&A Interview with Tom Fanelli CEO / Founder Convesio

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  1. Welcome – Robert Kyle Martin Financial Blogger www.moneysensewithkyle.com
  2. Q&A Interview questions Tom Fanelli CEO / Founder Convesio

Q&A Interview questions Convesio.

Welcome everyone. I'm Kyle Martin Financial Blogger at www.moneysensewithkyle.com. Today we have Tom Fanelli CEO / Founder of Convesio for a Q&A Interview to learn more about this startup company, What they do?, Where are they going?, How they will get there?, Obstacles along the way, and Why to invest in Convesio. Welcome Tom!

Thank you for having me.

Tom..tell us about yourself

Originally from Florida, I have been in technology, product and marketing roles over 20 years. My first real business was an agency in Southwest Florida that I started in the late 90’s. We eventually got into web design services way before there was anything like WordPress. I relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area over 10 years ago to join a software startup. That startup was acquired almost a year later by a company, RealPage. Not long after the acquisition, we took that company public on the NASDAQ (RP). After 6 years, I moved on to a large corporation that owns several hosting companies and currently hosts over 4MM sites. Throughout my career I have always been close to scalable web platforms, high volume hosting, and have had a passion for agencies. This is what brought me to the place of creating Convesio.

What does your company do?

We provide a scalable, high performance platform for agencies to create and manage WordPress websites. Technology for hosting really falls into two major categories. The first being legacy shared hosting, and by that I mean everything in that world from Dedicated, VPS, and Cloud Servers. Essentially this technology has not undergone any major evolutionary leap forward. The other category is where Amazon, Google Cloud, etc are positioned. The problem with these is they are costly and require special expertise to deploy and manage. This leaves many agencies in a really hard spot. Convesio is there to fill the void with a simple to use and cutting edge solution.

Where will your company be in 5 years?

I like to refer to Flywheel who was recently acquired by WP Engine at only 6 years old. When WP Engine purchased Flywheel they disclosed they were doing $18MM in Annual Recurring Revenue. WP Engine also indicated they were approaching an IPO and valuation of approximately a billion dollars. Once WP Engine goes public my thought is the market is going to heat up substantially. I see a lot of parallels between where the WordPress market is and where RealPage’s market was when we had our IPO. If you look at the PropTech market 10 years ago, it was not nearly as developed as it is now. VC money is pouring into it and more companies are going public, this was all facilitated by RealPage breaking the glass ceiling. I think a similar thing is going to happen in the WordPress space, but even more extreme.  

How far along are you? What's your biggest obstacle?

We’ve made tremendous progress in the last year. When we started we were not even sure this idea would make it out of R&D and now we are at a stage where we have raving fans who would be really bummed if they couldn’t use Convesio anymore. That proves we are delivering on our value propositions. In many ways we have the product, experience, and traction to build on our early stage success. The challenges now are staffing and providing a great customer experience as we scale. 

Who are your competitors? Who is the biggest threat?

Clearly WP Engine is a threat, simply because they have financial means and once they go public are going to likely be motivated to solidify their position in the market. Other competitors are companies like Flywheel (recently acquired by WP Engine), Kinsta, and Pantheon.

How will you make money?

We are a subscription based SaaS platform, so our primary means is to offer monthly or annual packages for our platform. In addition, we have several other revenue streams we will bring online as we grow to diversify our revenue.

On Wefunder.com Convesio has raised $713,218 of a $200,000 – $1,000,000 goal with 376 investors. How do you plan to spend the money raised?

The bulk of our funds will be used to scale marketing, sales, and support. We do have some continued investment in product and will need to scale servers as we grow customers, but the primary focus is sales and customer experience.

How are you different from other managed WordPress providers?



Our platform is very different. This is hard to explain without getting super technical, but we have built our platform from the ground up, designed to squeeze every drop of performance out of WordPress. Most hosting providers use the same legacy technology. So in this way we are very different, more scalable, stable, and faster.

What’s Next?

Our fundraising ends in October 2019, after that my focus is going to shift to scaling revenue and customers as quickly as we can without sacrificing quality of service.

Why should we invest in Convesio and how?

Hosting is a $100B a year business globally. There are no signs the growth in WordPress will slow down anytime soon. Over 75MM sites use WordPress and it’s the dominant choice by designers and agencies building websites. This is a rare opportunity to invest in a platform akin to Amazon Web Services but for WordPress. We have a very different approach the competitors in this space and our team is made up of seasoned experts. I’m confident this market is going to see significant growth during the next 10 years. Investing is easy, just visit our profile on WeFunder and you can start investing for as little as $100. Here's the Link: https://www.wefunder.com/convesio

Thank you Tom for sharing with us this exciting technology to create and manage WordPress websites. Audience, you now have the inside scoop on Convesio straight from Tom Fanelli the CEO / Founder of Convesio. Hosting sites can be costly and require expertise to deploy and manage. Convesio is there to fill the void with a simple to use and cutting edge solution. If you are interested in investing in this startup company the current campaign is at this Link: https://wefunder.com/convesio

Any questions contact Tom at Tom@convesio.com or use the Leave a comment on my website www.moneysensewithkyle.com That’s all for today. Thank you and we’ll see you in retirement.