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Bill Gates’ Best Yielding Dividend Stocks | Biggest Bets Of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and their highest yielding dividend stock buys originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Bill Gates is a self-made billionaire and started to manage his investments by himself. 

He created the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust which has assets of USD 18.1 billion under management. The money is distributed on 26 stocks. Bill’s approach is similar to the investment philosophy of Warren Buffett but he has his own investment style and invested money into different stock holdings.

Within the recent quarter, Bill bought no new stocks. Today I like to show you the latest 20 stock picks and the biggest positions of the trust. Bill is a great believer of Warren Buffett and he holds around USD 8.4 billion in Berkshire Hathaway shares. Additional billion stakes are Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola FEMSA.

Of his 20 latest transactions are 16 unique and twelve of them pay dividends.

Here are his best yielding and most recent dividend stock buys:
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The Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) has a market capitalization of $216.25 billion. The company employs 126,000 people, generates revenue of $83.680 billion and has a net income of $9.317 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $19.124 billion. The EBITDA margin is 22.85 percent (the operating margin is 15.88 percent and the net profit margin 11.13 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.52 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.86 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.97. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Bill Gates increased the position with impact to his portfolio of 0.56 percent. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.88, the P/S ratio is 2.58 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.48. The dividend yield amounts to 3.05 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.47.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of The Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of The Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Procter & Gamble (PG)

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has a market capitalization of $184.39 billion. The company employs 150,900 people, generates revenue of $48.017 billion and has a net income of $9.086 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.934 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.94 percent (the operating margin is 22.45 percent and the net profit margin 18.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.84 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 99.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.00 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.91. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Bill Gates increased the position with impact to his portfolio of 2.28 percent. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.71, the P/S ratio is 3.84 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.64. The dividend yield amounts to 2.71 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.52.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Coca-Cola (KO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Coca-Cola (KO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Coca-Cola (KO)

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) has a market capitalization of $252.63 billion. The company employs 2,200,000 people, generates revenue of $469.162 billion and has a net income of $17.756 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $36.302 billion. The EBITDA margin is 7.74 percent (the operating margin is 5.93 percent and the net profit margin 3.78 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.65 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 70.91 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.59 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Bill Gates increased the position with impact to his portfolio of 0.2 percent. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.04, the P/S ratio is 0.53 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.31. The dividend yield amounts to 2.47 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.34.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

Take a closer look at the full list of Bill Gates' best yielding dividend stock holdings. The average P/E ratio amounts to 17.56 and forward P/E ratio is 18.02. The dividend yield has a value of 1.95 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.76 and price to sales ratio 1.35. The operating margin amounts to 9.14 percent and the beta ratio is 1.17. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.83.

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

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Latest Stock Buys (Click to enlarge)


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Here are the latest portfolio transactions:

Ticker
Company
Date
Action
Impact To Portfolio
Impact to Position
KO
Coca-Cola Co
Q4
Add
2.28%
Add 45.53%
PG
Procter & Gamble Co
Q4
Add
0.56%
Add 1222.34%
WMT
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
Q4
Add
0.20%
Add 4.72%
WSH
Willis Group Holding...
Q4
Buy
0.12%
New holding
SIG
Signet Jewelers Ltd
Q4
Buy
0.06%
New holding
ALV
Autoliv, Inc.
Q4
Buy
0.05%
New holding
ORBK
Orbotech, Ltd.
Q4
Buy
0.04%
New holding
COST
Costco Wholesale Cor...
Q4
Sold Out
-3.50%
Sold Out
CSX
CSX Corp
Q4
Sold Out
-0.57%
Sold Out
EXPD
Expeditors Internati...
Q4
Sold Out
-0.39%
Sold Out
CX
Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V...
Q4
Sold Out
-0.32%
Sold Out
CMCSA
Comcast Corp
Q4
Sold Out
-0.21%
Sold Out
GCH
Greather China Fund 
Q4
Sold Out
-0.01%
Sold Out
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway I...
Q3/12
Add
6.17%
Add 14.93%
PG
Procter & Gamble Co
Q3/12
Buy
0.05%
New holding
AN
AutoNation Inc
Q3/12
Reduce
-0.11%
Reduce -20.84%
WMT
Wal-mart Stores, Inc...
Q3/12
Add
0.38%
Add 8.72%
TM
Toyota Motor Corpora...
Q3/12
Buy
0.08%
New holding
CX
Cemex Sab De Cv (adr...
Q3/12
Add
0.01%
Add 4%
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway I...
Q3/12
Reduce
-2.57%
Reduce -5.8%

These are the top positions of the trust:

Bill Gates' Current Portfolio:
Ticker
Shares
Value ($1000)
BRK.B
80,831,373
8,422,630
KO
34,002,000
1,375,040
KOF
6,214,719
1,017,780
MCD
9,872,500
984,190
CAT
10,260,857
892,387
CNI
8,563,437
858,913
WMT
11,103,000
830,837
WM
18,633,672
730,626
XOM
7,643,858
688,788
TV
16,879,103
449,153

Related stock ticker symbols:
PG, WSH, KO, ALV, WMT, CSX, CMCSA, EXPD, TM, COST, SIG, GCH, CX, AN, BRK-B, ORBK

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*I am long PG, KO, WMT. 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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