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Warning: Top Dividend Picks From Europe

Europe has a better investing environment as the United States. The ECB currently runs a 60 billion monthly quantitative easing program for the next months and a rising dollar makes European companies much cheaper than years before.

The big risk is still an ongoing decreasing euro due to problems in the Ukraine and debt negotiations in Greece. If the country should leave the Euro zone, other countries could follow but in the end, I believe that makes the area stronger. A bigger risk is to keep overspending countries with high debt in the Euro zone.

Today I run a market screener about European dividend stocks with simple criteria:

- Positive Dividend Yield
- Over 2 Billion Market Cap
- EPS growth for the next half-decade above 5 percent yearly
- Low forward P/E
- Debt-to-equity under 1

13 stocks fulfilled the above mentioned criteria of which two stocks are High-Yields. Below are my 4 favorites with a detailed view on the fundamentals. I hope you have some fun by discovering my results and will leave a few comments. Thank you!

These are my favorites:


BP -- Yield: 5.75%

BP (NYSE:BP) employs 83,900 people, generates revenue of $353,568billion and has a net income of $4,003 billion. The current market capitalization stands at $125.71 billion.

BP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29,289 billion. The EBITDA margin is 8.28% (the operating margin is 0.25% and the net profit margin 1.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 18.59% of BP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.43%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.14% was realized by BP.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.20. Last fiscal year, BP paid $ in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 34.92, the P/S ratio is 0.36 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.14. The dividend yield amounts to 5.75%.

Stock Charts:

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


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Ericsson -- Yield: 3.60%

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) employs 117,508 people, generates revenue of $27,561.47 million and has a net income of $1,347.11 million. The current market capitalization stands at $42.32 billion.

Ericsson’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,755.41 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.63% (the operating margin is 7.37% and the net profit margin 4.89%).

Financials: The total debt represents 8.22% of Ericsson assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 16.73%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.13% was realized by Ericsson.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.43. Last fiscal year, Ericsson paid $0.43 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.93, the P/S ratio is 1.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.37. The dividend yield amounts to 3.60%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Ericsson (ERIC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Ericsson (ERIC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ericsson (ERIC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ericsson (ERIC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ericsson (ERIC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ericsson (ERIC)

Sanofi -- Yield: 3.37%

Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) employs 112,128 people, generates revenue of $38,113.59 million and has a net income of $5,095.37 million. The current market capitalization stands at $127.59 billion.

Sanofi’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,067.83 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.42% (the operating margin is 18.01% and the net profit margin 13.37%).

Financials: The total debt represents 15.21% of Sanofi assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.40%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.77% was realized by Sanofi.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.87. Last fiscal year, Sanofi paid $0.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.77, the P/S ratio is 3.34 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.01. The dividend yield amounts to 3.37%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Sanofi (SNY)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Sanofi (SNY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Sanofi (SNY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Sanofi (SNY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Sanofi (SNY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Sanofi (SNY)

LyondellBasell -- Yield: 3.24%

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) employs 13,100 people, generates revenue of $45,608.00 million and has a net income of $4,172.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $41.08 billion.

LyondellBasell’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,749.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.80% (the operating margin is 12.46% and the net profit margin 9.15%).

Financials: The total debt represents 29.27% of LyondellBasell assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 85.48%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 40.07% was realized by LyondellBasell.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.00. Last fiscal year, LyondellBasell paid $2.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.81, the P/S ratio is 0.90 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.07. The dividend yield amounts to 3.24%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of LyondellBasell (LYB)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of LyondellBasell (LYB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of LyondellBasell (LYB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of LyondellBasell (LYB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of LyondellBasell (LYB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of LyondellBasell (LYB)

ACE Limited -- Yield: 2.28%

ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE) employs 20,000 people, generates revenue of $19,283.00 million and has a net income of $3,758.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $37.44 billion.

ACE Limited’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,205.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 37.36% (the operating margin is 22.97% and the net profit margin 19.49%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.37% of ACE Limited assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 20.87%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.34% was realized by ACE Limited.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.65. Last fiscal year, ACE Limited paid $2.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.79, the P/S ratio is 1.93 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.34. The dividend yield amounts to 2.28%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ACE Limited (ACE)

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3/05/2015

    Hi, just one comment.. at the beginning you are mentioning Eurozone and quantitative easing program of ECB. But half of these companies you mentioned in this article is outside of Euro Zone.
    BP, PNR, DLPH, AON - United Kingdom (British Pound)
    Ericsson - Sweden (Swedish Krona)
    ACE - Switzerland (Swiss Franc)

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