Nestle Malaysia AGM (Part 1) – Door gift / Goody Bag (April 2018)

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag

Nestle Bhd 2018 AGM

Nestle Malaysia’s Annual General Meetings have been consistently held in April since I’ve started investing in the company. This year it was held on a Thursday (again), 26 April 2018.

The previous year, I kept everyone up to date with the proceedings via Facebook posts. This year, I tried Instagram. For more AGM videos and pictures in the future, follow me @dividendmagic.

 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Nestle Malaysia Berhad 2018 AGM Goody Bag
The Deets

From Neslte’s notice (pic above), the AGM itself was due to commence at 10am. However, the goody bags themselves, as well as breakfast, will be available from 8am.

Unlike last year, I was adamant on arriving early this time lest they run out of goody bags again. I set my alarm for 7.30am and took the LRT to KL Sentral.

 

Arrival, Registration and Collection of the Goody Bag

Nestle Malaysia Berhad 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Time of Arrival – 8.49 am
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Nestle Shareholders
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Registration
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Mountains of Goodies

The AGM was held at the same place – Hilton KL and in the same ballroom. Registration took all but 5 minutes and I went ahead to the goody bag collection area right after.

I was afraid they’d run out again like last year, but as you can see, they came prepared this time around.

 

Refreshments and Breakfast

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Milo – The booth was unusually quiet this year
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Mango Nestum – Yuck!
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Nescafe Booth
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Red Rice?

Lugging around my heavy box of goody bag (I should have redeemed it after eating on hindsight), I went around visiting Nestle’s array of booths.

Milo was surprisingly unpopular, I think due to the recent controversy regarding its sugar content. I had about 5 cups throughout the day though. =)

I had some weird Mango Peach flavoured Nestum. And they were even selling Red Rice there.

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
The Hospitality Room
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Hilton’s Packed Breakfast
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Breakfast!

It was my first time having breakfast at Nestle’s AGM as I was late last year. They only serve the breakfast packs for shareholders who arrive by 9.30 am.

A Hospitality Room was prepared for us to have breakfast there.

 

The Goodies – What was in Nestle’s 2018 Goody Bag

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
A recycled bag instead of their usual box
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Nestle Goodies
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
New Kit Kat – Matcha RED BEANs
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Milo KOSONG – aka no sugar

The goodies received this year was less compared to last year’s. I see it as less cost for the company but some shareholders were unhappy about it.

To my dismay, they also gave the horrible Mango Peach flavored Nestum.

The green tea – red bean Kit Kat was nice. And I guess Nestle succumbed to pressure from the public and ramped up production for Milo kosong.

 

Before Nestle Berhad’s 2018 AGM

Nestle’s 2018 AGM was to be held at 10 am and I had about 30 minutes to kill after breakfast. Walked around some more and eventually waited beside the Milo booth.

Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
Fellow Shareholders with their Goody Bags
Nestle Malaysia Berhad AGM 2018 AGM Goody Bag
The Crowd

End.

This will be all for now. I’ll be splitting this post up into 2 parts. I wanted to get this out as soon as possible for everyone who has been wondering about the content of Nestle’s goody bag this year.

Part 2 will consist of the content from Nestle’s actual AGM. Spoiler alert: We had good market share increase and profits.

Dividend Income – February 2018

Dividend Income

February 2018 – RM1,732.06
February 2017 – RM2,081.80

That’s a 16.8% decrease in dividends for me y-o-y.  This is mainly due to Public Bank declaring its second interim dividend late this year. I’ll be receiving it in March or April.

The RM1,732.06 this February came from IGB REIT, Axis REIT, and Homeritz.

IGB REIT

IGB REIT Dividend February 2018
IGB REIT Dividend February 2018

This Month’s Dividends – RM1,007.99

Total 2017 Dividends – RM1,007.99

Dividend Yield – 3.36%

IGB REIT’s dividends increased from RM733.50 to RM1,007.99 y-o-y.

We should see IGB REIT’s dividend yield pass the 6% yield this year.

 

Axis REIT

Axis REIT Dividend February 2018
Axis REIT Dividend February 2018

This Month’s Dividends – RM186.17

Total 2017 Dividends – RM186.17

Dividend Yield – 0.54%

Axis REIT’s dividends decreased from RM271.20 to RM186.17 y-o-y.

I’ve had many many queries from concerned readers regarding Axis REIT’s performance.

Axis had been aggressively acquiring new properties lately, as many as 2 in 2017 alone. Coupled with new unit placements in November, this has seen a drop in share price for the REIT.

As a shareholder, I’m of course always happy to see the management acquire solid new properties. However, with new share placements, I expected a share price drop but not a drop in my dividends. Food for thought.

Also, Axis’ AGM is coming up in April. Anyone attending?

 

Homeritz Bhd

Homeriz Dividend February 2018
Homeriz Dividend February 2018

This Month’s Dividends – RM537.90

Total 2017 Dividends – RM537.90

Dividend Yield – 3.81%

Homeritz’s dividends decreased from RM733.50 to RM537.90 y-o-y.

Homeritz was buoyed by the decrease in value of the Ringgit last year and translated to huge gains for its exports.

Still, a 3.81% yield from its first dividends this year is good.

 

End.

February in 2018 has been disappointing compared to last year’s. Mainly due to underperformance by Axis REIT’s dividend distribution.

March should see some improvement. How has everyone’s February been?

To summarize,

Freedom Fund as at February 2018
Dividend Income (February): RM1,732.06
Dividend Income (2018): RM3,072.06
Dividend Yield: 1.07%

I’d like to apologize for not replying some of your comments and messages on time as I’ve been away on holiday up till today – the 21st of March. Will be replying everyone real soon!! 

As always, thank you for reading!