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6 Solid Dividend Stocks With Healthy Balance Sheets And Growth Perspectives

Companies that pay well above average dividend yields tend to have problems such as slowing growth or weaker balance sheets.

However, that high yield is the reward investors can earn by taking on a bit more risk. That said, sometimes the risks are not as bad as the market thinks, which makes the reward well worth it.

Attached you will find a couple of great dividend growth stocks with a healthy balance sheet and rosy growth persectives. Above all, the current price multiple, measured by forward P/E is at an acceptable level.

Here are 6 stocks that we think fit that profile....

QUALCOMM -- Yield: 3.17%

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) employs 33,000 people, generates revenue of $25,281.00 million and has a net income of $5,268.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $99.77 billion.

QUALCOMM’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,350.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.07% (the operating margin is 22.12% and the net profit margin 20.84%).

Financials: The total debt represents 21.59% of QUALCOMM assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.93% was realized by QUALCOMM.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.41. Last fiscal year, QUALCOMM paid $1.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.80, the P/S ratio is 3.90 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.24. The dividend yield amounts to 3.17%.

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)



Best Buy -- Yield: 2.96%

Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) employs 125,000 people, generates revenue of $39,528.00 million and has a net income of $807.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $12.08 billion.

Best Buy’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,227.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 5.63% (the operating margin is 3.48% and the net profit margin 2.04%).

Financials: The total debt represents 12.83% of Best Buy assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 39.61%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.22% was realized by Best Buy.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.02. Last fiscal year, Best Buy 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 12.64, the P/S ratio is 0.30 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.80. The dividend yield amounts to 2.96%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Best Buy (BBY)



AmTrust Financial -- Yield: 2.58%

AmTrust Financial (NASDAQ:AFSI) employs 6,200 people, generates revenue of $4,683.50 million and has a net income of $485.14 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.52 billion.

AmTrust Financial’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,100.98 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.51% (the operating margin is 11.45% and the net profit margin 10.36%).

Financials: The total debt represents 5.79% of AmTrust Financial assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.01%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.66% was realized by AmTrust Financial.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.80. Last fiscal year, AmTrust Financial paid $0.55 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.44, the P/S ratio is 0.96 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.91. The dividend yield amounts to 2.58%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AmTrust Financial (AFSI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AmTrust Financial (AFSI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AmTrust Financial (AFSI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AmTrust Financial (AFSI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AmTrust Financial (AFSI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AmTrust Financial (AFSI)



Assurant -- Yield: 2.20%

Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) employs 16,700 people, generates revenue of $10,330.52 million and has a net income of $141.56 million. The current market capitalization stands at $5.45 billion.

Assurant’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,801.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.43% (the operating margin is 2.48% and the net profit margin 1.37%).

Financials: The total debt represents 3.88% of Assurant assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.74%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 2.92% was realized by Assurant.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.90. Last fiscal year, Assurant paid $1.37 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.03, the P/S ratio is 0.53 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.32. The dividend yield amounts to 2.20%.

Stock Charts:


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



Bank Of The Ozarks -- Yield: 1.65%

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) employs 1,662 people, generates revenue of $409.72 million and has a net income of $182.31 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.97 billion.

Bank Of The Ozarks’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $312.86 million. The EBITDA margin is 64.22% (the operating margin is 56.81% and the net profit margin 37.42%).

Financials: The total debt represents 3.93% of Bank Of The Ozarks assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.49%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.36% was realized by Bank Of The Ozarks.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.26. Last fiscal year, Bank Of The Ozarks paid $0.55 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.73, the P/S ratio is 9.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.47. The dividend yield amounts to 1.65%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)



A. O. Smith Corp -- Yield: 0.94%

A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) employs 13,400 people, generates revenue of $2,536.50 million and has a net income of $282.90 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.55 billion.

A. O. Smith Corp’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $472.90 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.64% (the operating margin is 15.87% and the net profit margin 11.15%).

Financials: The total debt represents 9.47% of A. O. Smith Corp assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 17.26%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.04% was realized by A. O. Smith Corp.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.77. Last fiscal year, A. O. Smith Corp paid $0.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.09, the P/S ratio is 3.50 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.20. The dividend yield amounts to 0.94%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)

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