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2/07/2013

19 Dividend Aristocrats With Over 10% EPS Forecasts

The best growing Dividend Aristocrats originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Dividend Aristocrats are stocks with a very long dividend growth history. They raised cash distributions to shareholders over a period over more than 25 years in a row and being selected by the well-known credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. Out there are 105 stocks with such a long-term dividend growth buy only 54 are named by S&P.

As you might know, past performance does not mean a great future performance. You shouldn’t think that if your company had a 20 percent growth in the past, your future growth will be in the same range.

It’s more important that you make your own research. Sure it’s very hard to discover future growth rates especially if you are not familiar with the company and industry - You only make a desk research.

But there are also some useful tools like analysts’ predictions. I personally look at the demand and supply developments: If there are big entry barriers for new competitors in a market with steady growing consumer demand, there will be a slowing supply growth which will result in rising prices. That’s a great perspective for an investor like me.


However, today I like to highlight all Dividend Aristocrats with a double-digit earnings forecast for the next five years. Nineteen stocks fulfilled these criteria of which two are yielding over the three percent mark; fifteen are currently recommended to buy.


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Walgreen Company (NYSE:WAG) has a market capitalization of $39.17 billion. The company employs 171,000 people, generates revenue of $71.633 billion and has a net income of $2.127 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.630 billion. The EBITDA margin is 6.46 percent (the operating margin is 4.84 percent and the net profit margin 2.97 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.11 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 29.57 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.86 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.23. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.95 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.58, the P/S ratio is 0.55 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.14. The dividend yield amounts to 2.66 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.02.


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Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Walgreen Company (WAG)
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Long-Term Dividends History of Walgreen Company (WAG)
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Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Walgreen Company (WAG)

Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) has a market capitalization of $12.77 billion. The company employs 34,000 people, generates revenue of $8.104 billion and has a net income of $833.12 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.622 billion. The EBITDA margin is 20.03 percent (the operating margin is 15.61 percent and the net profit margin 10.28 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 56.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.47. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.33 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.94, the P/S ratio is 1.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.58. The dividend yield amounts to 1.98 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.38.


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Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Dover Corporation (DOV)
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Long-Term Dividends History of Dover Corporation (DOV)
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Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Dover Corporation (DOV)

Family Dollar Stores (NYSE:FDO) has a market capitalization of $6.50 billion. The company employs 33,000 people, generates revenue of $9.331 billion and has a net income of $422.24 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $892.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.57 percent (the operating margin is 7.37 percent and the net profit margin 4.53 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.23 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 42.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 35.41 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.59. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.63, the P/S ratio is 0.70 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.03. The dividend yield amounts to 1.49 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.18.


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Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Family Dollar Stores (FDO)
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Long-Term Dividends History of Family Dollar Stores (FDO)
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Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Family Dollar Stores (FDO)


Take a closer look at the full list of Dividend Aristocrats with strongest growth. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.60 and forward P/E ratio is 15.0. The dividend yield has a value of 2.05 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.84 and price to sales ratio 1.94. The operating margin amounts to 13.18 percent and the beta ratio is 0.96. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.57.

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

Dividend Aristocrats (Click to enlarge)

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Related stock ticker symbols:
ABBV, LEG, WAG, CAH, VFC, TGT, MHP, BF-B, DOV, TROW, PNR, LOW, ABT, CTAS, FDO, GWW, ECL, SHW, BEN

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 *I am long WAG. 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.



2 comments:

  1. Anonymous2/07/2013

    excellent info on dividend stocks

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  2. The yield on Walgreens is a little low for my liking at present, but I do like the stock. If it was over over 3%, I'd consider a position

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