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5 Great Dividend Stocks With Top-Shelf Management And Solid Financials

Market whims and whispers can cause stocks to trade violently in the short term, but strong companies with top-shelf management and rock-solid financials can deliver returns that trounce the market long term.

Because investing for longer periods has proven to outperform shorter periods of trading in and out of stocks, we asked us to give us their best ideas of stocks to buy in multi-decade portfolios.

These are the five stocks that came in our minds...

LTC Properties -- Yield: 4.33%

LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) employs 22 people, generates revenue of $136.20 million and has a net income of $73.08 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.90 billion.

LTC Properties’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $120.47 million. The EBITDA margin is 88.45% (the operating margin is 51.89% and the net profit margin 53.66%).

Financials: The total debt represents 44.84% of LTC Properties assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 86.75%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.95% was realized by LTC Properties.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.00. Last fiscal year, LTC Properties paid $2.07 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.90, the P/S ratio is 13.90 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.84. The dividend yield amounts to 4.33%.

Stock Charts:


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



Eli Lilly -- Yield: 2.74%

Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) employs 41,275 people, generates revenue of $19,958.70 million and has a net income of $2,408.40 million. The current market capitalization stands at $82.53 billion.

Eli Lilly’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,019.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.15% (the operating margin is 12.64% and the net profit margin 12.07%).

Financials: The total debt represents 22.43% of Eli Lilly assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 54.75%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.09% was realized by Eli Lilly.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.18. Last fiscal year, Eli Lilly paid $2.01 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 34.12, the P/S ratio is 4.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.64. The dividend yield amounts to 2.74%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Eli Lilly (LLY)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Eli Lilly (LLY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Eli Lilly (LLY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Eli Lilly (LLY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Eli Lilly (LLY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Eli Lilly (LLY)



Whole Foods Market -- Yield: 1.76%

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) employs 61,700 people, generates revenue of $15,389.00 million and has a net income of $536.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $9.90 billion.

Whole Foods Market’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,316.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.55% (the operating margin is 5.59% and the net profit margin 3.48%).

Financials: The total debt represents 1.13% of Whole Foods Market assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.72%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.14% was realized by Whole Foods Market.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.49. Last fiscal year, Whole Foods Market paid $0.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.62, the P/S ratio is 0.64 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.85. The dividend yield amounts to 1.76%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Whole Foods Market (WFM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Whole Foods Market (WFM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Whole Foods Market (WFM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Whole Foods Market (WFM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Whole Foods Market (WFM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Whole Foods Market (WFM)



Nike -- Yield: 1.22%

Nike (NYSE:NKE) employs 62,600 people, generates revenue of $30,601.00 million and has a net income of $3,273.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $86.09 billion.

Nike’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,824.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.76% (the operating margin is 13.64% and the net profit margin 10.70%).

Financials: The total debt represents 5.83% of Nike assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 9.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.82% was realized by Nike.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.16. Last fiscal year, Nike paid $0.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.37, the P/S ratio is 2.90 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.36. The dividend yield amounts to 1.22%.

Stock Charts:


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



Mastercard -- Yield: 0.83%

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) employs 11,300 people, generates revenue of $9,667.00 million and has a net income of $3,808.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $94.71 billion.

Mastercard’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,372.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 55.57% (the operating margin is 52.53% and the net profit margin 39.39%).

Financials: The total debt represents 20.11% of Mastercard assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 54.21%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 59.42% was realized by Mastercard.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.32. Last fiscal year, Mastercard paid $0.67 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.56, the P/S ratio is 10.25 and the P/B ratio is finally 16.93. The dividend yield amounts to 0.83%.

Stock Charts:


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

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