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14 Low Priced Dividend Champions

Dividend Champions with low price to earnings ratios originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". It’s important to have a clear picture of all your price ratios from your stock holdings. If you see that there is one company too high valuated compared to the growth perspective, you should consider to reduce the position.

The same on the long side: If you purchase a stock, you should only buy at reasonable prices. I know, everybody tells you this and sometimes P/E’s of 25 or 30 are still reasonable. It’s a question of believe and trust.

Today, I like to show you all Dividend Champions with a current P/E ratio of less than 15. Only 14 companies (around 14 percent of all champions) are so low valuated. Most of them have a good mid-term growth perspective.

Seven of the results have a current buy or better rating.

Here are the Dividend Champions with highest expected EPS growth:
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AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) has a market capitalization of $26.30 billion. The company employs 8,673 people, generates revenue of $25.364 billion and has a net income of $2.866 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.747 billion. The EBITDA margin is 22.66 percent (the operating margin is 16.96 percent and the net profit margin 11.30 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 3.32 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.24 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.82 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.33. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.34 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.91, the P/S ratio is 1.02 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.63. The dividend yield amounts to 2.51 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.87.


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

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) has a market capitalization of $250.84 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.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.93, the P/S ratio is 0.53 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.25. The dividend yield amounts to 2.51 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)

McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI) has a market capitalization of $15.08 billion. The company employs 21,687 people, generates revenue of $4.450 billion and has a net income of $726.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.420 billion. The EBITDA margin is 31.91 percent (the operating margin is 27.21 percent and the net profit margin 16.31 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 163.75 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 59.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.95, the P/S ratio is 3.36 and the P/B ratio is finally 19.84. The dividend yield amounts to 2.05 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.08.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI)

Take a closer look at the full list of the cheapest Dividend Champions. The average P/E ratio amounts to 12.32 and forward P/E ratio is 12.41. The dividend yield has a value of 2.60 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.74 and price to sales ratio 1.58. The operating margin amounts to 17.27 percent and the beta ratio is 0.92. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.38.

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

Low Priced Dividend Champions (Click to enlarge)

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*I am long WMT, ITW. 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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