Choosing the best dividend stocks is essential for investors if they want to create a safe investment portfolio. Investors should look for companies with a long history of paying steady dividends each year and they also should have raised the dividend annually. Here are five best Australian dividend stocks which can help you to create a safe investment portfolio.
Lend Lease Group (ASX: LLC)
Lend Lease Corporation Limited is an international property and infrastructure company. In Australia, the company offers development management, investment management, project management and construction, and asset and property management. It provides services in multiple sectors, including commercial, residential, retail retirement and infrastructure. The company’s projects include Barangaroo South, Sydney; Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct, Victoria Harbour, among others.
The company has a market capitalization of 4.56 Billion, EPS is 1.03, P/E ratio is 8.16 and the dividend yield is 5.24% at the annual dividend payout of 0.22.
Lycopodium Limited (ASX: LYL)
The company is engaged in engineering consulting in the mining, metallurgical and manufacturing industries. It has three operating segments such as: The Corporate Service segment which consists of managerial and legal services provided to the group in addition to strategic investment holdings. The Mineral segment consists of engineering and related services provided to the extractive mining industry. The Project Services Africa segment which consists of project management, construction management and commissioning services provided to the extractive mining industry in Africa.
The company has a market capitalization of 170.52 Million, EPS is 0.62, P/E ratio is 7.12 and the dividend yield is 8.18% at the annual dividend payout of 0.15.
Ruralco Holdings Limited (ASX: RHL)
Ruraclo Holdings Limited is engaged in the sales and marketing of products to rural and related industries, and agency services in relation to real estate, livestock, wool, stockfeed, seed and grain, water, fertilizer and financial services. The company operates in two segments: Rural Services and Financial Services which comprising finance broking and agricultural advisory services. In February 2013, the company acquired Moree Independent Rural NSW Pty Ltd.
It has a market capitalization of 170.56 Million, EPS is 0.06, P/E ratio is 50.90 and the dividend yield is 6.45% at the annual dividend payout of 0.10.
Cromwell Group (ASX: CMW)
Cromwell Property Group is an Australia-based company. It is primarily engaged in property investment. The company’s activities include property management; management of property related managed investment schemes and property development. Its segments include Property Investment, Funds Management and Property Development. In May 2012, the company sold the Masters Distribution Centre at Hoppers Crossing, Victoria. In January 2013, the company sold 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.
It has a market capitalization of 1.41 Billion, EPS is 0.05, P/E ratio is 19.55 and the dividend yield is 5.81% at the annual dividend payout of 0.02.
DuluxGroup Limited (ASX: DLX)
DuluxGroup Limited is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing of paints and other surface coatings to consumers and professionals in the Australian and New Zealand decorative markets; home improvement products and garden care products to consumers and professional in New Zealand; and coatings and home improvement products in Papu New Guinea, China and South East Asia, as well as powder and industrial coatings in New Zealand. It operates in four segments: Paints Australia, Paints New Zealand, Selleys Yates and Offshore and Other.
The company has a market capitalization of 1.54 Billion, EPS is 0.20, P/E ratio is 21.00 and the dividend yield is 3.79% at the annual dividend payout of 0.08.