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3 Best And Worst Performing Dividend Champions In 2013

We're coming to the year-end and I would like to review the performance of the best and worst stocks from the Dividend Champions list.

The best performing stocks increased by 60.77 percent over the whole year while the worst performer declined by 17.34 percent.

In total, we can summarize that the year 2013 was a good year for all investors. Big money came in due to the monetary policy and helped to boost stocks at all-time highs.

The worst and best performing Dividend Champions in 2013:

HCP (NYSE:HCP) has a market capitalization of $16.27 billion. The company employs 149 people, generates revenue of $1.900 billion and has a net income of $758.43 million. HCP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.540 billion. The EBITDA margin is 81.02 percent (the operating margin is 39.82 percent and the net profit margin 39.90 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 43.65 percent of HCP’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 82.40 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.07 percent was realized by HCP. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.89. Last fiscal year, HCP paid $2.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is down 17.34 percent year-to-date.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.83, the P/S ratio is 8.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.53. The dividend yield amounts to 5.89 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.05.


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

Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) has a market capitalization of $520.89 million. The company generates revenue of $53.95 million and has a net income of $19.48 million. Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $36.58 million. The EBITDA margin is 67.80 percent (the operating margin is 36.10 percent and the net profit margin 36.10 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 51.68 percent of Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 111.41 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.63 percent was realized by Universal Health Realty Income Trust. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.12. Last fiscal year, Universal Health Realty Income Trust paid $2.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is down 15.67 percent year-to-date.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 36.69, the P/S ratio is 9.66 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.93. The dividend yield amounts to 6.10 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.60.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)

Brady (NYSE:BRC) has a market capitalization of $1.53 billion. The company employs 7,400 people, generates revenue of $1.152 billion and has a net income of $-140.82 million. Brady’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $193.59 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.80 percent (the operating margin is -7.43 percent and the net profit margin -12.22 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.82 percent of Brady’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.67 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -15.42 percent was realized by Brady. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-2.91. Last fiscal year, Brady paid $0.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is down 10.15 percent year-to-date.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 1.33 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.84. The dividend yield amounts to 2.66 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.46.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Brady (BRC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Brady (BRC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Brady (BRC)

...and the winner of the year 2013 are....

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) has a market capitalization of $4.23 billion. The company employs 7,800 people, generates revenue of $4.970 billion and has a net income of $-68.80 million. Old Republic International’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $-68.50 million. The EBITDA margin is -1.38 percent (the operating margin is -2.59 percent and the net profit margin -1.38 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 3.53 percent of Old Republic International’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.93 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -1.86 percent was realized by Old Republic International. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.14. Last fiscal year, Old Republic International paid $0.71 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is up 60.77 percent year-to-date.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.29, the P/S ratio is 0.85 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.17. The dividend yield amounts to 4.43 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.89.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Old Republic International (ORI)

Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) has a market capitalization of $54.65 billion. The company employs 173,000 people, generates revenue of $72.217 billion and has a net income of $2.450 billion. Walgreen’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.020 billion. The EBITDA margin is 6.95 percent (the operating margin is 5.46 percent and the net profit margin 3.39 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.22 percent of Walgreen’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.00 percent was realized by Walgreen. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.56. Last fiscal year, Walgreen paid $1.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is up 59.24 percent year-to-date.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.44, the P/S ratio is 0.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.80. The dividend yield amounts to 2.19 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.13.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Walgreen (WAG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Walgreen (WAG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Walgreen (WAG)

V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) has a market capitalization of $25.56 billion. The company employs 57,000 people, generates revenue of $10.879 billion and has a net income of $1.086 billion. V.F. Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.634 billion. The EBITDA margin is 15.02 percent (the operating margin is 13.47 percent and the net profit margin 9.98 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.15 percent of V.F. Corporation’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.99 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.50 percent was realized by V.F. Corporation. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $10.59. Last fiscal year, V.F. Corporation paid $3.03 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is up 56.76 percent year-to-date.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.92, the P/S ratio is 2.35 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.99. The dividend yield amounts to 1.81 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.81.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of V.F. Corporation (VFC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of V.F. Corporation (VFC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of V.F. Corporation (VFC)
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*I am long WAG. 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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