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17 Highest Dividend Paying Processed & Packaged Goods Stocks

The highest yielding processed and packaged goods stocks originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". One of my favorite industries within the consumer goods sector is the processed and packaged goods industry. Only 35 companies have a relationship to the industry and 17 of them pay dividends.

I love the industry because of the high number of low beta stocks. Foods and consumer goods are daily consumption products with essential functions. Consumers don’t stop washing or cooking if the economy is going down. Sure if they lose their job they need to look for cheaper products or scout for less services and quality but they don’t stop consuming. That’s also the reason why I love the processed and packaged goods industry. Car purchases will be deferred but toilet paper and deodorant buys not in the same way.


Linked is a small list of the highest dividend paying processed and packaged goods stocks. 12 of them have a current buy or better recommendation.


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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) has a market capitalization of $29.90 billion. The company employs 35,000 people, generates revenue of $16.657 billion and has a net income of $1.500 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.103 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.63 percent (the operating margin is 15.38 percent and the net profit margin 9.01 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 115.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.51 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.71. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.22 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.06, the P/S ratio is 1.79 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.67. The dividend yield amounts to 2.85 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.17.

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Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) has a market capitalization of $22.51 billion. The company employs 31,000 people, generates revenue of $14.197 billion and has a net income of $962.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.010 billion. The EBITDA margin is 14.16 percent (the operating margin is 11.00 percent and the net profit margin 6.78 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 52.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 326.66 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 45.60 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.68. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.24, the P/S ratio is 1.60 and the P/B ratio is finally 9.29. The dividend yield amounts to 2.83 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.47.

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Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) has a market capitalization of $13.07 billion. The company employs 17,700 people, generates revenue of $7.707 billion and has a net income of $764.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.472 billion. The EBITDA margin is 19.10 percent (the operating margin is 15.73 percent and the net profit margin 9.91 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.73 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 310.69 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 77.44 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.33. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.88, the P/S ratio is 1.70 and the P/B ratio is finally 15.29. The dividend yield amounts to 2.79 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.28.

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McCormick (NYSE:MKC) has a market capitalization of $9.39 billion. The company employs 9,000 people, generates revenue of $4.014 billion and has a net income of $386.30 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $681.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.97 percent (the operating margin is 14.41 percent and the net profit margin 9.62 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 28.13 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 69.63 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.83 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.29, the P/S ratio is 2.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.58. The dividend yield amounts to 1.92 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.42.

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Take a closer look at the full list of the highest dividend paying processed and packaged goods stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.99 and forward P/E ratio is 16.43. The dividend yield has a value of 2.38 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.58 and price to sales ratio 1.45. The operating margin amounts to 10.62 percent and the beta ratio is 0.86. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 6.44 thanks to the high value from Mead Johnson. Excluded by this extraordinary high value, the figure is 1.12.

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

Best Yielding Processed and Packaged Goods Stocks (Click to enlarge)

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Related stock ticker symbols:
BGS, GLDC, JVA, CAG, GIS, K, CPB, UN, LNCE, FLO, SJM, MKC, MJN, INGR, HSH, MGPI, JJSF

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*I am long GIS, K, CPB, UL, FLO, and MKC. 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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