In its disclosure last Friday, URC declared a 5% increase in dividends for 2021 as it had higher income. First half of the year earnings had a net income of Php8.5 Billion, which is higher 42% as compared last year. This was due to the one time sell off on its one piece land as well as the tax reliefs coming form the CREATE law.

This years net sales reached P68.5Billion a 2% increment from last years performance.

URC also announce that it is going to divest its interest to one of its partners for a line of snack products in Australia and New Zealand

Disclosure stated that “URC’s strong financial position is also expected to be further bolstered by cash proceeds from the sale of its remaining 60% stake in the Unisnack Oceania joint venture, when regulatory approvals are completed. At the end of the first half of 2021, URC’s balance sheet had a healthy cash balance of Php 17.3 billion, net debt of Php 26.3 billion and a low gearing ratio of 0.42. With continued strong cash flow foreseen, URC is raising 2021 dividends to Php 3.30 per share versus Php 3.15 per share in recent years.

In addition, returns to shareholders will be increased through a share buy-back plan initially targeted at Php 3 billion”


URC also stated that it has organized its share buy back for its own shares amounting to Three Billion (P3,000,000,000.00) worth of the Company’s common shares

It said on its disclosure “The objectives of the share buyback program are to enhance shareholder value and to manifest confidence in the Company’s value and prospects through the repurchase of the common shares of the Company and through the return of a portion of the Company’s capital to its shareholders”

Outstanding shares are as below;

Issued shares: 2,230,160,190
Outstanding shares: 2,204,161,868
Listed shares: 2,227,638,933
Treasury shares: 25,998,322

Price of URC drop by 4.38% after the run off period amid renewed fears on the upcoming Enhanced Community Quarantine in NCR region. It broke the support at 131 peso level and is now nearing its next support at 120 pesos

Blue chip Stocks

Blue chips stocks represents the best companies in the Philippines. It consists of the 30 Best companies from different sectors of the market index.

The Philippines has over than 200 companies listed in the stock market. They were selected from the Bank Sector, Mining Sector, Holdings Sector, Services Sector, Industrial and property base from guidelines set by the regulating body. If you want to know what are these guidelines, you can check our article “Blue chips, what you need to know” to understand the requirements.

Who are the best Blue chip Stocks

We have compiled here the list of blue chip stocks that we think will be able to survive the pandemic and if you can hold long enough for at least 5 years, there is a big possibilities that you can earn passively from them.

This is just a guide we have selected from our years of experience trading the Philippine market. Be reminded that investing in the market have risk so be selective and conduct due diligence on reviewing the current company status.

How to Buy and When to Sell

For those starting out on the market you can use the strategy from our Long Term investing article here, which is using the method of Peso Cost Averaging (PCA). Cost averaging removes the effect of volatility of investing on the market as you only buy on regular intervals

Buy below- when the prices are lower than the buy below price, you can start to do Peso cost averaging

Target Price-when the stock reaches the target price, you can start taking profits

Estimated gain-this is the estimate gain from the current price of the stock, we will update this time to time so be sure to check the updates regularly

Status-this is our guide whether it is ok to continue, stop buying or start taking profits

We do have a Patreon channel to guide those who are willing more to learn about the markets. You can check it out so we can guide you more if you do not know how to do this on your own.

This list have been recently updated to reflect the changes for Q1, 2022 earnings. Several stocks were remove due to low earnings or fundamentals are not currently favorable at the moment. BPI was replaced by SCC, SMPH replaced by DMC, JGS replace by SECB and MBT replaced ACEN.

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Why Invest in Blue chip Stocks

This is to ensure that the investing public will know which companies are best to put our investments. Since they are the best companies in the Philippine market they are expected to be able to withstand economic issues like the pandemic that we are having now.

Blue chip stocks are known also to give regular dividends. You can check our blog regarding how to earn from the stock dividends to learn more from it.

Most of my investments on the Philippine market is through stock trading and speculating on price action movement, but I do own a list of blue chip stocks. I also personally get my stock picks on the list provided on this article


Stock market investing have risk. Stocks move according to company conditions, economic situation and global sentiment so be sure to study them well first before investing your hard earn money. Market present good opportunities to earn passive if done correctly.