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8 Momentum Gaining Dividend Champions

Dividend growth is an important issue for long-term wealth creation. A solid growing stock that might also share its growth success with shareholders could boost your cash income for the next years. 

It doesn't make sense to observe stocks with a great performance in the past. A stock that doubled dividends in the past five years might run their future dividends flat. 

That’s not the optimal case for good long-term growth investment. Today I started a research of stocks that might accelerate their dividend growth in the future. 

My basis research included stocks with a 25 year consistent dividend growth history.

Here are 8 companies from the Champions List that I believe will see accelerating dividend growth over the next few years....

National Retail Properties Incorporation -- Yield: 3.78%

National Retail Properties Incorporation (NYSE:NNN) employs 62 people, generates revenue of $482.91 million and has a net income of $187.51 million. The current market capitalization stands at $6.55 billion.

National Retail Properties Incorporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $427.87 million. The EBITDA margin is 88.60% (the operating margin is 59.77% and the net profit margin 38.83%).


Financials: The total debt represents 36.19% of National Retail Properties Incorporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 59.12%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.73% was realized by National Retail Properties Incorporation.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.13. Last fiscal year, National Retail Properties Incorporation paid $1.71 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 40.97, the P/S ratio is 13.61 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.35. The dividend yield amounts to 3.78%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of National Retail Properties Incorporation (NNN)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of National Retail Properties Incorporation (NNN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of National Retail Properties Incorporation (NNN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of National Retail Properties Incorporation (NNN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Retail Properties Incorporation (NNN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Retail Properties Incorporation (NNN)



Consolidated Edison -- Yield: 3.49%

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) employs 14,806 people, generates revenue of $12,554.00 million and has a net income of $1,193.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $22.37 billion.

Consolidated Edison’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,557.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 28.33% (the operating margin is 19.33% and the net profit margin 9.50%).


Financials: The total debt represents 31.27% of Consolidated Edison assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 109.36%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.31% was realized by Consolidated Edison.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.06. Last fiscal year, Consolidated Edison paid $2.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.82, the P/S ratio is 1.80 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.73. The dividend yield amounts to 3.49%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)



Vectren -- Yield: 3.15%

Vectren (NYSE:VVC) employs 5,600 people, generates revenue of $2,434.70 million and has a net income of $197.30 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.18 billion.

Vectren’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $618.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.39% (the operating margin is 14.86% and the net profit margin 8.10%).


Financials: The total debt represents 33.46% of Vectren assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 107.51%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.99% was realized by Vectren.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.39. Last fiscal year, Vectren 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 21.15, the P/S ratio is 1.73 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.50. The dividend yield amounts to 3.15%.


Stock Charts:



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



Black Hills Corporation -- Yield: 2.82%

Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) employs 2,003 people, generates revenue of $1,304.60 million and has a net income of $-32.11 million. The current market capitalization stands at $2.95 billion.

Black Hills Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $434.77 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.33% (the operating margin is 1.95% and the net profit margin -2.46%).


Financials: The total debt represents 41.75% of Black Hills Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 132.60%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -2.28% was realized by Black Hills Corporation.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.70. Last fiscal year, Black Hills Corporation paid $1.62 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 2.34 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.08. The dividend yield amounts to 2.82%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Black Hills Corporation (BKH)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Black Hills Corporation (BKH)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Black Hills Corporation (BKH)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Black Hills Corporation (BKH)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Black Hills Corporation (BKH)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Black Hills Corporation (BKH)



Leggett & Platt -- Yield: 2.66%

Leggett & Platt (NYSE:LEG) employs 20,000 people, generates revenue of $3,917.20 million and has a net income of $328.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $6.37 billion.

Leggett & Platt’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $602.90 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.39% (the operating margin is 12.42% and the net profit margin 8.37%).


Financials: The total debt represents 32.67% of Leggett & Platt assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 89.31%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 29.02% was realized by Leggett & Platt.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.27. Last fiscal year, Leggett & Platt paid $1.26 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.99, the P/S ratio is 1.65 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.00. The dividend yield amounts to 2.66%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Leggett & Platt (LEG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Leggett & Platt (LEG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Leggett & Platt (LEG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Leggett & Platt (LEG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Leggett & Platt (LEG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Leggett & Platt (LEG)



Connecticut Water -- Yield: 2.41%

Connecticut Water (NASDAQ:CTWS) employs 266 people, generates revenue of $96.04 million and has a net income of $22.76 million. The current market capitalization stands at $493.50 million.

Connecticut Water’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $39.52 million. The EBITDA margin is 41.15% (the operating margin is 27.72% and the net profit margin 23.70%).


Financials: The total debt represents 27.44% of Connecticut Water assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 87.47%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.49% was realized by Connecticut Water.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.04. Last fiscal year, Connecticut Water paid $1.05 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.95, the P/S ratio is 5.19 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.22. The dividend yield amounts to 2.41%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Connecticut Water (CTWS)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Connecticut Water (CTWS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Connecticut Water (CTWS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Connecticut Water (CTWS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Connecticut Water (CTWS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Connecticut Water (CTWS)



Atmos Energy -- Yield: 2.26%

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) employs 4,753 people, generates revenue of $4,142.14 million and has a net income of $315.08 million. The current market capitalization stands at $7.55 billion.

Atmos Energy’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $906.19 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.88% (the operating margin is 15.24% and the net profit margin 7.61%).


Financials: The total debt represents 32.04% of Atmos Energy assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 91.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.01% was realized by Atmos Energy.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.13. Last fiscal year, Atmos Energy paid $1.56 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.67, the P/S ratio is 1.84 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.36. The dividend yield amounts to 2.26%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Atmos Energy (ATO)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Atmos Energy (ATO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Atmos Energy (ATO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Atmos Energy (ATO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Atmos Energy (ATO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Atmos Energy (ATO)



PPG Industries Incorporation -- Yield: 1.28%

PPG Industries Incorporation (NYSE:PPG) employs 46,600 people, generates revenue of $15,330.00 million and has a net income of $1,426.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $29.41 billion.

PPG Industries Incorporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,667.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.40% (the operating margin is 12.57% and the net profit margin 9.30%).


Financials: The total debt represents 25.33% of PPG Industries Incorporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 86.80%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.65% was realized by PPG Industries Incorporation.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.13. Last fiscal year, PPG Industries Incorporation paid $1.41 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.65, the P/S ratio is 1.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.01. The dividend yield amounts to 1.28%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of PPG Industries Incorporation (PPG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of PPG Industries Incorporation (PPG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of PPG Industries Incorporation (PPG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of PPG Industries Incorporation (PPG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of PPG Industries Incorporation (PPG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of PPG Industries Incorporation (PPG)

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  1. Thank you for another great post!

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