New Stock Purchase: CIBC

Hello everyone. I bought another bank stock. I mentioned, at the end of last year, about my plans for investing new money in Canadian Banks. Since then, I’m already invested in TD, RBC, LB, and now CIBC. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is the fifth largest bank in Canada. I bought CIBC for its cheap valuation and my portfolio diversification.

CIBC valuation & performance
At this time, CIBC trades at very cheap multiples. The P/E ratio is at 9.3 – the lowest multiple among its peers and its own historical average. The P/B ratio is at 1.4 vs the industrial average of 1.7. CIBC also has the highest dividend yield compared to other banks. The current dividend yield is at 5.3% supported by a safe payout ratio of 48%. CIBC also has a great track record of increasing the dividend. In the last 3 years, the bank has raised the dividend six times.

Stock Purchase
On June 21, 2019, I purchased 8 shares of CIBC for $105.28 per share. The bank pays $1.40 in dividends every three months. Therefore, by adding 8 shares to my portfolio, I will increase my dividend income by $11.20 per quarter or by $44.80 annually.


  1. nice German

    Cashing in on a huge yield. Got to love those canadian banks!

    cheers man

  2. I am a shareholder as well, and may add to another CAnadian Bank if these valuations continue to kick butt. Nice additional and yield right there DIS.