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15 Dividend Contenders With Over 20% Return on Equity and Return on Investment

Dividend growth stocks with very high returns on equity and returns on investment originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com. A solid investment delivers also solid returns over the time. Dividend growth is not the only criteria for a good investment. There are also many dividend growth stocks outside with low or negative return on investments and return on equity ratios.

Today I screened the Dividend Contenders Database by stocks with high return ratios. I fixed the 20 percent level in order to get the best results.


Only 15 companies fulfilled both, a return on equity as well as a return on investment over 20 percent. The difference between those two ratios is that the return on investment does not include the leverage effect. A corporate with high debts will automatically generate high returns on equity. The second ratio is a performance measure that looks only at the investment by dividing the investment return by the costs of the investment.


One High-Yield is below the results and 10 stocks got a buy or better rating by brokerage firms. Leverage is the key for high returns in my screen. As you might see in the attached sheet, the debt ratios are modestly high but in the end, the investor will pay a higher price for a leveraged company.


Here are my favorite stocks:
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Intl. Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) has a market capitalization of $211.84 billion. The company employs 434,246 people, generates revenue of $104.507 billion and has a net income of $16.604 billion. Intl. Business Machines’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $26.556 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.41 percent (the operating margin is 20.96 percent and the net profit margin 15.89 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.91 percent of Intl. Business Machines’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 176.40 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 85.15 percent was realized by Intl. Business Machines. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $14.06. Last fiscal year, Intl. Business Machines paid $3.30 in the form of dividends to shareholders. IBM has a return on equity of 82.4 percent together with a return on investment of 31.9 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.75, the P/S ratio is 2.03 and the P/B ratio is finally 11.46. The dividend yield amounts to 1.96 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.71.



Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Intl. Business Machines (IBM)

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) has a market capitalization of $3.81 billion. The company employs 10,470 people, generates revenue of $1.270 billion and has a net income of $111.33 million. Rollins’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $214.84 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.90 percent (the operating margin is 13.90 percent and the net profit margin 8.76 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of Rollins’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.80 percent was realized by Rollins. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.78. Last fiscal year, Rollins paid $0.32 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 
ROL has a return on equity of 31 percent together with a return on investment of 31.40 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 33.37, the P/S ratio is 3.00 and the P/B ratio is finally 10.74. The dividend yield amounts to 1.38 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.62.



Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Rollins (ROL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Rollins (ROL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Rollins (ROL)

Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) has a market capitalization of $8.72 billion. The company employs 4,500 people, generates revenue of $3.209 billion and has a net income of $312.31 million. Polaris Industries’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $515.21 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.05 percent (the operating margin is 14.91 percent and the net profit margin 9.73 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 7.21 percent of Polaris Industries’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.52 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 52.46 percent was realized by Polaris Industries. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.77. Last fiscal year, Polaris Industries paid $1.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 
PII has a return on equity of 46.80 percent together with a return on investment of 39.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.56, the P/S ratio is 2.72 and the P/B ratio is finally 12.59. The dividend yield amounts to 1.33 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.78.



Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Polaris Industries (PII)

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) has a market capitalization of $15.67 billion. The company employs 16,000 people, generates revenue of $9.721 billion and has a net income of $786.76 million. Ross Stores’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.457 billion. The EBITDA margin is 14.99 percent (the operating margin is 13.01 percent and the net profit margin 8.09 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 4.09 percent of Ross Stores’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 8.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 48.27 percent was realized by Ross Stores. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.85. Last fiscal year, Ross Stores paid $0.59 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 
ROST has a return on equity of 46.4 percent together with a return on investment of 41 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.80, the P/S ratio is 1.61 and the P/B ratio is finally 9.04. The dividend yield amounts to 0.94 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.73.



Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Ross Stores (ROST)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ross Stores (ROST)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ross Stores (ROST)

Take a closer look at the full list of Dividend Contenders with high returns on equity and returns on investment combined. The average P/E ratio amounts to 21.46 and forward P/E ratio is 17.55. The dividend yield has a value of 2.06 percent. Price to book ratio is 12.05 and price to sales ratio 2.80. The operating margin amounts to 21.93 percent and the beta ratio is 0.96. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.96.

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

Dividend Contenders With High ROI And ROE (Click to enlarge)

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*I am long LMT, IBM, NVO, FDS. 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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