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8/21/2013

17 Cheap Dividend Contenders With Buy Ratings And Double-Digit Growth

Cheap Dividend Contenders with high growth and buy ratings originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com. Dividend growth and passive income strategies for normal investors is the core content of this blog. I personally create these articles to share my thoughts about good dividend paying stocks.

The underlying aim is to build a portfolio with high-quality dividend stocks that hike dividends in the future and boost your passive income. If they pay a good dividend and they grow, the share price must follow one day and reflect the corporate success.

Today I would like to present some dividend growth stocks with 10 to 25 years of growing dividends and buy or better ratings. These are my criteria in detail:

- 10 to 25 years of consecutive dividend growth
- Cheap forward P/E of less than 15
- EPS growth for the next five years over 10 percent yearly
- Buy or better rating by brokerage firms

Seventeen stocks fulfilled the above mentioned criteria of which one pays a high yield over five percent. Two companies have a strong buy rating.

Here are the cheapest growth stocks:
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Bunge (NYSE:BG) has a market capitalization of $11.17 billion. The company employs 36,000 people, generates revenue of $60.991 billion and has a net income of $378.00 million. Bunge’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.489 billion. The EBITDA margin is 2.44 percent (the operating margin is 1.01 percent and the net profit margin 0.62 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 21.44 percent of Bunge’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 53.85 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.49 percent was realized by Bunge. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.88. Last fiscal year, Bunge paid $1.06 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 9.47 at five-year expected earnings per share growth of 17.35 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 40.26, the P/S ratio is 0.18 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.09. The dividend yield amounts to 1.58 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.13.


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

Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP) has a market capitalization of $2.82 billion. The company employs 4,345 people, generates revenue of $2.034 billion and has a net income of $335.57 million. Alliance Resource Partners’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $611.63 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.07 percent (the operating margin is 18.41 percent and the net profit margin 16.50 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 41.44 percent of Alliance Resource Partners’ assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 114.91 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.99 percent was realized by Alliance Resource Partners. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.67. Last fiscal year, Alliance Resource Partners paid $4.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 10.72 at five-year expected earnings per share growth of 14.78 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.44, the P/S ratio is 1.39 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.88. The dividend yield amounts to 6.04 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.92.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP)

Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ) has a market capitalization of $32.42 billion. The company employs 5,970 people, generates revenue of $14.042 billion and has a net income of $1.821 billion. Canadian Natural Resources’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.989 billion. The EBITDA margin is 49.77 percent (the operating margin is 17.88 percent and the net profit margin 12.97 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.84 percent of Canadian Natural Resources’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.02 percent was realized by Canadian Natural Resources. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.24. Last fiscal year, Canadian Natural Resources paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 11.23 at five-year expected earnings per share growth of 20.90 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.09, the P/S ratio is 2.31 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.39. The dividend yield amounts to 1.62 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.63.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) has a market capitalization of $54.31 billion. The company employs 122,402 people, generates revenue of $65.875 billion and has a net income of $5.708 billion. Caterpillar’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.167 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.47 percent (the operating margin is 13.01 percent and the net profit margin 8.66 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 44.92 percent of Caterpillar’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 228.97 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.36 percent was realized by Caterpillar. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.34. Last fiscal year, Caterpillar paid $2.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 11.54 at five-year expected earnings per share growth of 10.85 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.22, the P/S ratio is 0.82 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.13. The dividend yield amounts to 2.86 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.89.


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


Take a closer look at the full list of cheap Dividend Contenders with buy or better ratings and double-digit earnings growth forecast. The average P/E ratio amounts to 20.79 and forward P/E ratio is 12.78. The dividend yield has a value of 2.15 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.89 and price to sales ratio 1.71. The operating margin amounts to 13.98 percent and the beta ratio is 1.20. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.58.

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

Cheap Dividende Contenders With Buy Ratings (Click to enlarge)

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*I am long QCOM, UTX. 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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