Stocks with a long dividend history and consecutive increasing dividends are excellent candidates for a dividend income investor. Dividends are the main wealth contributor and they deliver nearly one third of the annual return in the long-run.
The average dividend-yield of the Dividend Champions list amounts to 2.92 percent while the average payout ratio is 0.44. As a result, an average P/E ratio of 16.64 is calculated. Price to sales ratio is 2.03 and price to book ratio 13.53. Total debt to assets ratio is 64.20 leads to a return on equity of 17.87 percent. The operating margin amounts to 18.61 percent. Companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, NASDAQ as well as being part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite.
Here is the table of 10 Dividend Champions with some fundamentals:
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MCD, PNR, SIAL, WGL, CLX, MDT, PNY, SHW, STR, CTBI