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7/09/2013

19 Cheap Dividend Aristocrats

Dividend Aristocrats with low forward Price-to-earnings originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com. Everybody talks about Dividend Aristocrats when discussing the best dividend growth stocks. Those companies have raised their dividend payments over a period of more than 25 years in a row and being selected by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The index has only 54 constituents. Normally, Dividend Aristocrats are highly valuated because of their high quality and low risk business models.

If you pay a big premium on your asset, you will not get a good return in the end. It’s very simple. All you need to do is to scout for attractive bargains at the capital market.

Today I would like to screen the Dividend Aristocrats Index by the cheapest companies in terms of forward P/E. Only 19 stocks have a current forward P/E ratio below 15. Some of them have bigger amounts of debt and others are slow growing. However, nearly 70 percent of the results have a current buy or better rating by brokerage firms.

All members of the Dividend Aristocrats Index generated a positive year-to-date performance. It’s also a sign for the quality of the index. In average, they have a stock price performance of 16.03 percent. 1.02 percent points better than the broader S&P 500.

Here are the 3 cheapest results in terms of forward P/E:
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AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has a market capitalization of $27.05 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. Forward Price-To-Earnings: 8.91.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.17, the P/S ratio is 1.07 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.70. The dividend yield amounts to 2.41 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.91.


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

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has a market capitalization of $235.08 billion. The company employs 62,000 people, generates revenue of $241.909 billion and has a net income of $26.336 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $59.975 billion. The EBITDA margin is 24.79 percent (the operating margin is 19.15 percent and the net profit margin 10.89 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 5.23 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 8.93 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.30 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $13.23. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.51 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward Price-To-Earnings: 9.74.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.16, the P/S ratio is 0.97 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.73. The dividend yield amounts to 3.30 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.80.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has a market capitalization of $410.18 billion. The company employs 76,900 people, generates revenue of $467.285 billion and has a net income of $47.681 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $79.931 billion. The EBITDA margin is 17.11 percent (the operating margin is 13.71 percent and the net profit margin 10.20 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 3.47 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 6.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.03 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.81. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward Price-To-Earnings: 11.24.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.41, the P/S ratio is 0.88 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.50. The dividend yield amounts to 2.73 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.50.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Take a closer look at the full list of the cheapest Dividend Aristocrats. The average P/E ratio amounts to 17.52 and forward P/E ratio is 12.62. The dividend yield has a value of 2.47 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.59 and price to sales ratio 1.56. The operating margin amounts to 15.64 percent and the beta ratio is 0.93. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.74.

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

Cheapest Dividend Aristocrats (Click to enlarge)

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*I am long WMT, WAG, ADM, MDT. 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.


4 comments:

  1. what are your thoughts on "BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)-NYSE"? I'm seeing some buy signals from analysts but the price continues to drop. Waiting for a trend reversal and a possible buying opp. Is this stock on your radar?

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  2. $BHP looks fairly priced with a P/E of 15.6 and forward P/E of 17.5. $BHP and $Rio are the top picks from the basic material sector in my view. But out there is a little fear about the Chinese credit bubble which can result in a slower economic growth in China. Latest was the main growth driver for the commodity prices. I personally do not own basic material stocks. I prefer to buy the real commodities. There are less input factors.

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  3. Hi,

    I'm a big proponent of investing with dividend aristocrats, especially if you have a long time horizon.

    I believe that we aren't measuring the results well, and are missing out on some key points. This article included.

    As dividend aristocrats raise their dividends over time, those raises accelerate. I just looked at P&G for an article I wrote, and over the past 11 years, their raises increased from ¢8/year to ¢16/year.

    Secondly, the dividend has tripled in that time. If you were earning 3% back then, you're earning 9% now based on your initial investment.

    Here's the article:
    http://elephantspaycheck.com/core-principles/dividend-aristocrats/

    Said differently, if you invest $1,000 & earn 3%, that $1,000 grows to $3,000 still earning 3%, you're earning 9% on your initial investment. In fact, you could forget the current value of your investment because it doesn't matter as much.

    And, with 57 years of increasing dividends, you're likely to get an increase next year. And, that increase gets bigger over time - it doubled in the past 11 years.

    db

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  4. Thanks for the info, I've been looking to investing in commodities or perhaps stocks so I've been researching various options online. To make a long story short, I've been unable to work for quite some time and have been receiving structured settlement payments which I can live off of, but I want to start investing some money for my eventual retirement.

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