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20 Best Yielding Stocks From The Share Buyback Achievers Index

The highest yielding stocks from the Share Buyback Achievers index originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". I love dividends and dividend growth but most investors are fixed on these themes. Some companies know this and they try to catch investors by paying dividends and let them grow. The problem is that they have only a middle class business model and they burn shareholder value by following the dividend growth approach.

Better variants to give money back to shareholders are share buyback programs. The company buys own stocks and reduces the current amount of outstanding shares. As a result, earnings per share grow at a higher rate and the share price should follow because the P/E goes down and yields are up.

There exists an index that covers the best stocks with share buy backs of at least 5 percent or more for the trailing 12 months. The index is called Buyback Achievers Index. Over 200 companies are constituents but only half of them pay dividends.

Today, I like to introduce the 20 highest yielding stocks from the index. Below results are completely different stocks compared to my regular screens about Dividend Champs and other growth picks. Just take a look and get inspired.


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ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has a market capitalization of $76.09 billion. The company employs 17,100 people, generates revenue of $62.004 billion and has a net income of $7.481 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22.309 billion. The EBITDA margin is 35.98 percent (the operating margin is 24.87 percent and the net profit margin 12.07 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.55 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.27 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.09 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.64 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.61, the P/S ratio is 1.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.58. The dividend yield amounts to 4.24 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.10.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of ConocoPhillips (COP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ConocoPhillips (COP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ConocoPhillips (COP)

CA (NASDAQ:CA) has a market capitalization of $12.41 billion. The company employs 13,600 people, generates revenue of $4.814 billion and has a net income of $938.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.857 billion. The EBITDA margin is 38.57 percent (the operating margin is 28.85 percent and the net profit margin 19.48 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 12.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.68 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.83 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.98. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.74, the P/S ratio is 2.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.35. The dividend yield amounts to 3.67 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.07.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of CA (CA)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of CA (CA)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CA (CA)

American Science & Engineering (NASDAQ:ASEI) has a market capitalization of $537.28 million. The company employs 415 people, generates revenue of $186.68 million and has a net income of $17.45 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31.38 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.81 percent (the operating margin is 14.07 percent and the net profit margin 9.35 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 1.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.54 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.06. Last fiscal year, the company paid $not calculable in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.18, the P/S ratio is 2.62 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.63. The dividend yield amounts to 3.33 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.51.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of American Science & Engineering (ASEI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of American Science & Engineering (ASEI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American Science & Engineering (ASEI)

American Greeting (NYSE:AM) has a market capitalization of $581.82 million. The company employs 8,200 people, generates revenue of $1.695 billion and has a net income of $57.20 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $216.64 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.78 percent (the operating margin is 8.82 percent and the net profit margin 3.37 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.53 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.95 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.67 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.21. 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 not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.34 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.93. The dividend yield amounts to 3.26 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.73.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of American Greeting (AM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of American Greeting (AM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American Greeting (AM)


Take a closer look at the full list of the best yielding Buyback Achievers. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.00 and forward P/E ratio is 15.02. The dividend yield has a value of 4.08 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.77 and price to sales ratio 1.81. The operating margin amounts to 14.98 percent and the beta ratio is 1.34. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.12.

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

20 Best Yielding Share Buyback Achievers (Click to enlarge)

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*I am long CA, NYX. 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. Hi Tom,

    Shouldn't recommendation be higher in this cases as it's expected that a buyback stock is made when management consider market price undervaluated?

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  2. Some companies pay dividends and make share buybacks. If they got some problems in terms of cashflow, they reduce their buybacks in order to keep the dividends alive.

    Sometimes, the management don't care much about the current valuation. They buy own shares no matter where the stockprice is. That's not good but if they make it constantly, they got a good average price.

    Recommendations are made by brokerage firms. They also look at the share buybacks.

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