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9 High-Yielding Dividend Champions With Growth Potential

Income investors are finding it increasingly more difficult to find adequate yield from their investments. 

As of last Friday, the 10-year Treasury rate was at a low 1.46% and the dividend yield of the S&P 500 was 2.09%. 

A look at the charts below shows that through the years, the ability for investors to find safe income has been fleeting. By and large, this has been the case for both the debt and equity markets. 


This should not sit well for risk-adverse investors looking to find safety in their most conservative income components.


Attached you will find a selection of high-yielding stocks from the Dividend Champions League. Those companies managed to raise dividends over a period of at least 25 years without a break.


I focussed only on stocks with a potential to grow earnings in the future.


These are my current high dividend income ideas in the low interest environment...



Mercury General -- Yield: 4.67%

Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) employs 4,300 people, generates revenue of $3,009.30 million and has a net income of $74.48 million. The current market capitalization stands at $2.93 billion.

Mercury General’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $639.47 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.25% (the operating margin is 2.45% and the net profit margin 2.47%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.27% of Mercury General assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.93%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.03% was realized by Mercury General.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.30. Last fiscal year, Mercury General paid $2.47 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 40.90, the P/S ratio is 0.97 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.61. The dividend yield amounts to 4.67%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Mercury General (MCY)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Mercury General (MCY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Mercury General (MCY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Mercury General (MCY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Mercury General (MCY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Mercury General (MCY)



Chevron Corporation -- Yield: 4.11%

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) employs 61,500 people, generates revenue of $129,648.00 million and has a net income of $4,710.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $195.02 billion.

Chevron Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $20,951.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.16% (the operating margin is -0.07% and the net profit margin 3.63%).

Financials: The total debt represents 14.57% of Chevron Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.24%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 2.98% was realized by Chevron Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.69. Last fiscal year, Chevron Corporation paid $4.28 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 150.98, the P/S ratio is 1.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.28. The dividend yield amounts to 4.11%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chevron Corporation (CVX)



Old Republic International -- Yield: 3.91%

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) employs 8,200 people, generates revenue of $5,765.90 million and has a net income of $422.20 million. The current market capitalization stands at $5.01 billion.

Old Republic International’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $700.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.15% (the operating margin is 11.68% and the net profit margin 7.32%).

Financials: The total debt represents 5.57% of Old Republic International assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.55%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.82% was realized by Old Republic International.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.53. Last fiscal year, Old Republic International paid $0.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.57, the P/S ratio is 0.87 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.30. The dividend yield amounts to 3.91%.

Stock Charts:


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



Emerson Electric -- Yield: 3.64%

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) employs 110,800 people, generates revenue of $22,304.00 million and has a net income of $2,733.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $33.61 billion.

Emerson Electric’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,185.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.76% (the operating margin is 14.67% and the net profit margin 12.25%).

Financials: The total debt represents 30.98% of Emerson Electric assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 84.67%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 29.78% was realized by Emerson Electric.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.90. Last fiscal year, Emerson Electric 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 17.99, the P/S ratio is 1.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.23. The dividend yield amounts to 3.64%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Emerson Electric (EMR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Emerson Electric (EMR)



National Retail Properties -- Yield: 3.36%

National Retail Properties (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 $7.47 billion.

National Retail Properties’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 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.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.16. Last fiscal year, National Retail Properties 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 44.77, the P/S ratio is 15.45 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.64. The dividend yield amounts to 3.36%.

Stock Charts:


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



Exxon Mobil -- Yield: 3.20%

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) employs 73,500 people, generates revenue of $259,488.00 million and has a net income of $16,551.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $389.53 billion.

Exxon Mobil’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $30,931.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.92% (the operating margin is 4.96% and the net profit margin 6.38%).

Financials: The total debt represents 11.49% of Exxon Mobil assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 22.65%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.36% was realized by Exxon Mobil.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.11. Last fiscal year, Exxon Mobil paid $2.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.20, the P/S ratio is 1.50 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.28. The dividend yield amounts to 3.20%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)



Procter & Gamble -- Yield: 3.16%

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) employs 110,000 people, generates revenue of $76,279.00 million and has a net income of $8,930.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $225.96 billion.

Procter & Gamble’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,979.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.95% (the operating margin is 15.46% and the net profit margin 11.71%).

Financials: The total debt represents 23.43% of Procter & Gamble assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 48.62%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.23% was realized by Procter & Gamble.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.99. Last fiscal year, Procter & Gamble paid $2.59 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.33, the P/S ratio is 2.96 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.75. The dividend yield amounts to 3.16%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Procter & Gamble (PG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Procter & Gamble (PG)



MDU Resources Group -- Yield: 3.09%

MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) employs 8,689 people, generates revenue of $4,191.55 million and has a net income of $114.69 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.79 billion.

MDU Resources Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $481.86 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.50% (the operating margin is 6.06% and the net profit margin 2.74%).

Financials: The total debt represents 28.86% of MDU Resources Group assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 79.73%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.43% was realized by MDU Resources Group.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.80. Last fiscal year, MDU Resources Group paid $0.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.31, the P/S ratio is 1.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.99. The dividend yield amounts to 3.09%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of MDU Resources Group (MDU)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of MDU Resources Group (MDU)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of MDU Resources Group (MDU)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of MDU Resources Group (MDU)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of MDU Resources Group (MDU)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of MDU Resources Group (MDU)



Nucor Corporation -- Yield: 3.00%

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) employs 23,700 people, generates revenue of $16,439.28 million and has a net income of $496.08 million. The current market capitalization stands at $16.07 billion.

Nucor Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,822.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.09% (the operating margin is 5.34% and the net profit margin 3.02%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.29% of Nucor Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.02%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.69% was realized by Nucor Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.12. Last fiscal year, Nucor Corporation paid $1.49 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 44.61, the P/S ratio is 0.97 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.14. The dividend yield amounts to 3.00%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Nucor Corporation (NUE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Nucor Corporation (NUE)

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