Sunday, May 11, 2014

Week in Review 19/14

Welcome and thanks for reading! In this review, I will gather together important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. In my week review, I put also together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.

Dividends from My Portfolio Holdings:

  • On May 7 I received a dividend of € 460.66 from Gjensidige Forsikring.

Dividend income reported after the deduction of taxes. I have also updated my Monthly Dividend sheet.

News from My Portfolio Holdings:

Alerian MLP ETF: May 6, 2014 (More here)
  • AMLP Declares Second Quarter Distribution of $0.2790

Digital Realty: Firts Quarter 2014 Results May 6, 2014 (More here)
  • Reported FFO per share of $1.22 in 1Q14, up 5% from $1.16 in 1Q13;
  • Reported core FFO per share of $1.28 in 1Q14, up 8% from $1.18 in 1Q13;
  • Signed leases during 1Q14 expected to generate $47 million in annualized GAAP rental revenue (including a direct lease with a former sub-tenant representing approximately $12 million of annualized GAAP rental revenue);
  • Contributed a fully-leased, 108,000 square foot data center located in Somerset, NJ to the existing Digital Realty / Prudential Real Estate Investors joint venture at a valuation of approximately $40 million, representing a 7.1% cap rate (including debt prepayment penalty as well as closing costs);
  • Completed the sale of 14.6 million shares of 7.375% Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred  Stock, including partial exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option, raising net proceeds of $353 million;
  • Closed a £300 million 9.5-year senior unsecured notes offering with a coupon of 4.75% per annum; and
  • Raised 2014 core FFO per share outlook to $4.80-$4.90 from the prior range of $4.75-$4.90. 

Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.: First Quarter 2014 Results May 7, 2014. (More here)
  • Local currency sales decreased by 2% and Euro sales decreased by 14% to €327.2m (€381.3m).
  • Number of active consultants decreased by 5% to 3.5m.
  • EBITDA amounted to €29.4m (€45.2m).
  • Adjusted operating margin was 7.0% (10.0%), negatively impacted by approximately 450 bps from currency volatility, partly offset by hedging and positive price / mix effects, resulting in an adjusted operating profit of €23.1m (€38.0m).
  • Adjusted net profit amounted to €12.0m (€28.0m) and adjusted EPS amounted to €0.22 (€0.50).
  • Cash flow from operating activities amounted to €16.9m (€28.4m).
  • Second quarter update: The underlying sales development in the second quarter to date is approximately -2% in local currency, and the year to date development is approximately -2% in local currency.
  • In line with the adjusted dividend proposal announced in April, the Board proposes Q2 dividend payment of €0.25 per share following the AGM on 19 May 2014.

NCC AB: May 8, 2014 (More here)
  • NCC has received a construction contract in Aarhus in Denmark worth SEK 725 million.

Articles that caught my attention:

I wish everyone a nice next week.


  1. Thanks for sharing Hawk. I hope you have a great week. I spent the weekend with some friends from Helsingborg, Sweden. I know they are grateful that summer is nearing your part of the world.

    1. Hi Bryan
      I think the most of people are thankful, that summer is slowly coming also to the north Europe. Even though Helsingborg is so much more to the south than where I live, they do not have any real winter, only a little bit of wet snow sometimes :)
      Have a good week!

  2. Hey, thanks for share complete information about 19 may 2014 stocks update here. It will guide learner who are looking for latest dividend news. However, there are some other portals where you can get information and news about latest FTSE dividend and UK dividend news.