24% Dividend Idea with BTI, Short-Term Hold

Although we covered a more in-depth analysis of (BTI) British American Tobacco in this article, today, I realized a play that can be very beneficial within the next few days.

BTI goes ex-dividend on 22 December 2021. That means that everyone who buys shares on or before 21 December 2021 will receive a dividend payout.

The idea is simple, but you have to afford to buy 100 shares. At the current price of $37.30 on 20 December 2021, it will cost $3,730. Before you ask, Yes, you can still buy shares of BTI if you don’t have the whole amount needed; you won’t be able to complete the entire strategy, though. But you can always learn it for later. Buying shares will only give you the dividend.

Let’s try to catch a dividend here.

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I bought 100 at $37.26 for a total of $3,726. Therefore, BTI will pay a dividend of $0.74, bringing in $74. For those of you who are newer, you multiply the number of shares (100) by the amount of the dividend paid ($0.74). That’s how you calculate how much you will receive.

On the 22nd, I will sell a call option, the $35 Call expiring on 21 January 2022, to be exact. It is currently trading for $2.30. If BTI keeps increasing in value, it could sell for that or more. To keep it simple, let’s use the current price.

As long as BTI remains above $35 by the expiration date of 21 Jan 22, my shares will be called away at a standard price of $35 per share.

Let’s do the math:

100 shares at $35 = $3,500

Credit for selling the call is $2.30 * 100 shares = $230

The dividend, as previously established, is $74

Add it all up, and you get $3,804. So my total investment was $3,726, which gives me a $78 profit in exactly 31 days for a little over 5 minutes of work. That is an annualized gain of 24.87% for sitting on my hands.

Are you receiving a 24% profit anywhere else? If not, this is an opportunity you can try with dividend-paying stocks.

Now, begin your Road to Wealth!

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Get This High Dividend Tobacco Company Cover Your Expenses

There are all types of investments on the stock market, including tobacco companies. You can take advantage of the opportunity regardless of whether you smoke or not. If you smoke, I will show you how to make these companies pay for your fix. If you don’t smoke, don’t worry, I will show you just the same. The difference is that you will use the money for anything else you want and not for a pack of cigarettes or chewing tobacco.

            The leading players are (MO) Altria Group Inc, (PM) Phillip Morris International Inc, and (BTI) British American Tobacco. We will cover (MO) and (PM) in another article; and will concentrate on (BTI) British American Tobacco.

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            (BTI) British American Tobacco’s business has remained stable throughout 2020 and 2021. Currently, (as of Dec 14, 2021) trades for $36 and has a high dividend of 8.2%.

            Looking under the hood, we see BTI has over 55,300 employees, making it a large and stable company. Their revenue growth is around 5%. The current (P/E) price to earnings is 10.27, making it a desirable investment and, to some extent, undervalued.

            They have debt but nothing out of standard operating procedures. Enough cash to cover expenses, although I would much rather like to see a higher Quick Ratio (0.40) and Current Ratio (0.80). They do have excellent use of (P/FCF) Price to Free Cash Flow at 19.62. Trust me. I have seen much worse.

            The margins are solid! Gross margin 83.40%, Operating Margin 38.10%, and Profit Margin 24.10%. And the Payout Ratio is a rounded 59%. Meaning they can keep on growing the dividend. Slowly but surely.

            I expect the Net Debt / EBITDA ratio to return to its target range, leading to more capital returns in 2022. This includes share buybacks, and management is in support of this view.

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Now, how do we get paid?

Before we begin, answer this question: Have you been smoking or chewing two packs a week for 12 years or more?

            If you have, then know that you have given these companies the amount you needed for this investment to work, and you have nothing to show for, except for a set of dying lungs or gums. No judgment; you do what you want with your body. I used to chew tobacco, and my grandma still smokes. Do I wish she didn’t? And keep her on earth for a little longer, possibly? Yes, I do. However, she is an adult, and I respect her choices.

Note 1: If you smoke more than 2 packs a week, you reached this number in less than 12 years.

Note 2: Although I’m emphasizing smoking, you can run the numbers if you chew tobacco as well.

I will give you the formula to figure out the same thing with all your expenses.

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Here we go!

            Using Texas numbers, a pack of cigarettes goes for $6.69 and adds taxes, and you pay $8.10. So, smoking 2 packs per week, you are spending around $16.20 p/week. Let’s round that to a month, and we get $64.80. That is how much you spend monthly in Texas when you smoke 2 packs per week.

            BTI pays a Quarterly Dividend, so we will multiply $64.80 * 3 and come to figure out that you are spending $194.40 in tobacco products every three months.

            At the current $36 price and a dividend payout of $0.745, you will need 261 shares; or an investment of $9,396.

            Remember! You have probably already given this much money to tobacco companies and didn’t even realize it. However, we will do one better. We will begin investing in these companies and begin to collect dividends.

NO! You don’t need this amount to begin. There are plenty of ways you can go about this.

Let’s cover a few ideas:

            1. Every time you buy a pack, you need to deposit the exact amount you spent on your investment account. If you don’t have enough money to do both, you shouldn’t spend your money on something that won’t benefit you or your health.

            2. Set automatic deposits, either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, equal to or greater than the amount you spend on this product.

            3. Pay as a lump sum. I know it’s less likely that you will have this amount of money laying around doing nothing, but you never know.

Bonus 1:

            Don’t waste time receiving the dividend in cash and buying shares manually. Instead, verify how to set up a (DRIP) Dividend Reinvestment Plan with your broker. The system will automatically invest your dividend on your dividend-paying stock, and you don’t have to move a finger.

Bonus 2:

            Once you reach 100 shares on the same stock, learn how to sell cover calls. It is a great income strategy and will help you reach your goals quicker.

Note 3:

            We will begin two YouTube channels in 2022. An English as well as a Spanish channel. We will go over all these strategies, and you can learn and implement them for yourself. Stay tuned!

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Summary:

            You can research a dividend-paying stock of your liking and follow the steps above. Then, when you reach your goal, turn off the DRIP and begin collecting the dividends in cash to do whatever you want to do with your money. For example, you can have the company pay for your tobacco expenses or non-smokers; you can use this money to do as you please.

Now, begin your Road to Wealth!

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DISCLAIMER: Please read our disclosure policy here. This post contains affiliate links, and I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. There is a very high degree of risk involved in trading. Past results are not indicative of future returns. Road-to-wealth.com and all individuals affiliated with this site assume no responsibilities for your trading and investment results. The indicators, strategies, columns, articles, and other features are for educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. Information for any trading observations is obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Still, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy or warrant any results from the use of the information. Your use of the trading observations is entirely at your own risk, and it is your sole responsibility to evaluate the information’s accuracy, completeness, and usefulness. You must assess the risk of any trade with your broker and make your own independent decisions regarding any securities mentioned herein.