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8 Dividend Grower With Very Low Debt Ratios

When we talk about safe dividend stocks, one criteria that makes the company more secure is cash or low debt.

The financial situation of a corporate is very essential for the future success. Only with low debt and cash on banks, a firm has enough potential to act independent. They don't need to look for new capital injections to finance growth or repay debt.

Today I like to show you those large cap stocks with a longer dividend growth history that have the lowest debt-to-equity ratio.

They have extremly low ratios of less than 0.1. Which stocks do you like?

These are the results...

QUALCOMM -- Yield: 2.81%

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) employs 31,300 people, generates revenue of $26,487.00 million and has a net income of $7,534.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $111.23 billion.

QUALCOMM’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,008.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.01% (the operating margin is 27.84% and the net profit margin 28.44%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of QUALCOMM assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.03% was realized by QUALCOMM.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.22. Last fiscal year, QUALCOMM paid $1.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.17, the P/S ratio is 4.20 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.91. The dividend yield amounts to 2.81%.

Stock Charts:

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

Fastenal Company -- Yield: 2.67%

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) employs 18,417 people, generates revenue of $3,733.51 million and has a net income of $494.15 million. The current market capitalization stands at $12.31 billion.

Fastenal Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $859.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.02% (the operating margin is 21.10% and the net profit margin 13.24%).

Financials: The total debt represents 3.82% of Fastenal Company assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 4.70%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.80% was realized by Fastenal Company.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.72. Last fiscal year, Fastenal Company paid $1.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.40, the P/S ratio is 3.30 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.47. The dividend yield amounts to 2.67%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Fastenal Company (FAST)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Fastenal Company (FAST)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Fastenal Company (FAST)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Fastenal Company (FAST)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Fastenal Company (FAST)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Fastenal Company (FAST)

T. Rowe Price Group -- Yield: 2.63%

T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) employs 5,905 people, generates revenue of $3,982.10 million and has a net income of $1,229.60 million. The current market capitalization stands at $20.64 billion.

T. Rowe Price Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,002.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 50.29% (the operating margin is 47.48% and the net profit margin 30.88%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of T. Rowe Price Group assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.80% was realized by T. Rowe Price Group.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.46. Last fiscal year, T. Rowe Price Group paid $1.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.76, the P/S ratio is 5.18 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.83. The dividend yield amounts to 2.63%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)

Linear Technology -- Yield: 2.57%

Linear Technology (NASDAQ:LLTC) employs 4,661 people, generates revenue of $1,388.39 million and has a net income of $459.96 million. The current market capitalization stands at $11.17 billion.

Linear Technology’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $691.03 million. The EBITDA margin is 49.77% (the operating margin is 46.08% and the net profit margin 33.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of Linear Technology assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 39.77% was realized by Linear Technology.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.12. Last fiscal year, Linear Technology paid $1.06 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.04, the P/S ratio is 8.04 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.37. The dividend yield amounts to 2.57%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Linear Technology (LLTC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Linear Technology (LLTC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Linear Technology (LLTC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Linear Technology (LLTC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Linear Technology (LLTC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Linear Technology (LLTC)

Automatic Data Processing -- Yield: 2.33%

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) employs 61,000 people, generates revenue of $12,206.50 million and has a net income of $1,502.60 million. The current market capitalization stands at $39.56 billion.

Automatic Data Processing’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,559.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.97% (the operating margin is 18.09% and the net profit margin 12.31%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.81% of Automatic Data Processing assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 32.75%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.37% was realized by Automatic Data Processing.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.95. Last fiscal year, Automatic Data Processing paid $1.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.55, the P/S ratio is 3.24 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.07. The dividend yield amounts to 2.33%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Accenture -- Yield: 2.14%

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) employs 305,000 people, generates revenue of $31,874.68 million and has a net income of $3,175.96 million. The current market capitalization stands at $63.15 billion.

Accenture’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,903.24 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.38% (the operating margin is 13.49% and the net profit margin 9.96%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.15% of Accenture assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.47%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 55.02% was realized by Accenture.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.57. Last fiscal year, Accenture paid $1.86 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.86, the P/S ratio is 1.98 and the P/B ratio is finally 10.93. The dividend yield amounts to 2.14%.

Stock Charts:

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

Hormel Foods Corporation -- Yield: 1.78%

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) employs 20,600 people, generates revenue of $9,316.26 million and has a net income of $606.03 million. The current market capitalization stands at $14.86 billion.

Hormel Foods Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,044.08 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.21% (the operating margin is 10.00% and the net profit margin 6.51%).

Financials: The total debt represents 4.58% of Hormel Foods Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 6.93%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.43% was realized by Hormel Foods Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.45. Last fiscal year, Hormel Foods Corporation paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.99, the P/S ratio is 1.59 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.11. The dividend yield amounts to 1.78%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)

Sigma-Aldrich -- Yield: 0.67%

Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ:SIAL) employs 9,400 people, generates revenue of $2,785.00 million and has a net income of $500.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $16.54 billion.

Sigma-Aldrich’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $847.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.41% (the operating margin is 24.45% and the net profit margin 17.95%).

Financials: The total debt represents 10.61% of Sigma-Aldrich assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 14.22%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.60% was realized by Sigma-Aldrich.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.16. Last fiscal year, Sigma-Aldrich paid $0.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 33.25, the P/S ratio is 5.94 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.26. The dividend yield amounts to 0.67%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)

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