2/29/2012

9 Most Profitable Dividend Achievers

Dividend Achievers With High Return On Investments And Great Operating Margins Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend Achievers are stocks with an impressive dividend growth history. They raised their distributions for at least 10 consecutive years. Out there are 189 companies that fulfilled these growth criteria. But who are the best picks in terms of profit and capital efficiency? Here is an overview of the best Dividend Achievers with a return on investment of more than 20 percent as well as an operating margin in the same percentage range. Nine companies remained of which five yielding over 2 percent.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has a market capitalization of $45.00 billion. The company employs 38,600 people, generates revenues of $16,734.00 million and has a net income of $2,554.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,256.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 25.43 percent (operating margin 22.95 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.26 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 37.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 202.53 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 96.28 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.94. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.27 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.81, P/S ratio 2.66 and P/B ratio 18.79. Dividend Yield: 2.50 percent. The beta ratio is 0.42.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Colgate-Palmolive Company (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) (Click to enlarge)


FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) has a market capitalization of $4.00 billion. The company employs 5,450 people, generates revenues of $726.51 million and has a net income of $171.05 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $274.64 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 37.80 percent (operating margin 32.81 percent and the net profit margin finally 23.54 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 33.62 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.72. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.84, P/S ratio 5.51 and P/B ratio 7.76. Dividend Yield: 1.22 percent. The beta ratio is 1.23.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of FactSet Research Syste... (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of FactSet Research Syste... (FDS) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of FactSet Research Syste... (NYSE: FDS) (Click to enlarge)


Graco (NYSE:GGG) has a market capitalization of $3.08 billion. The company employs 2,300 people, generates revenues of $895.28 million and has a net income of $142.33 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $251.01 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.04 percent (operating margin 24.52 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.90 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 35.30 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.64 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 48.51 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.19, P/S ratio 3.44 and P/B ratio 9.52. Dividend Yield: 1.75 percent. The beta ratio is 1.61.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Graco Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Graco Inc. (GGG) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.31 and forward P/E ratio is 16.05. The dividend yield has a value of 0.91 percent. Price to book ratio is 6.43 and price to sales ratio 2.89. The operating margin amounts to 24.76 percent.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

9 Most Profitable Dividend Achiever (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
LLTC, EV, CL, TROW, MHP, GGG, FAST, FDS, NDSN

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I am long CL. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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