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20 Cheap Dividend Growth Stocks By Free Cash Flow

Price earnings ratios are calculated on accounting principals. A better figure to evaluate the real financial power of a company is the Free Cash Flow.
Attached, I've compiled the 20 cheapest Dividend Contenders by P/FCF Ratio.

What does this ratio mean? For example, if the stock price for two companies is $25 per share and one company has a cash flow of $5 per share (25/5=5) and the other company has a cash flow of $10 per share (25/10=2.5), then if all else is equal, the company with the higher cash flow (lower ratio, P/CF=2.5) has the better value. Also like a P/E ratio, the lower the number, the better. Currently, the average Priceto Cash Flow (P/CF) for the stocks in the S&P 500 is 14.05. But just like the P/Eratio, a value of less than 15 to 20 is generally considered good.

What is the difference between cash flow and free cash flow? Cash flow refers to a stream of revenue or expense that alters a cash account over a specified time frame. Free cash flow (FCF) is a measure of a business's financial performance. It is calculated as the difference between cash flow and capital expenditures.

Here are the results:

Ticker Company P/E Fwd P/E P/S P/B P/FCF
AEL American Equity Investment Life 12.69 8.11 0.68 0.93 1.39
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. 9.27 8.12 0.74 0.82 3.65
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. 10.37 9.9 1.24 1.37 5.04
RNR RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. - 12.53 2.62 1.34 5.48
DGICA Donegal Group Inc. 61.9 12.4 0.59 0.95 6.64
TCP TC PipeLines, LP 9.94 10.06 5.21 2.35 6.76
TMK Torchmark Corporation 4.27 12.99 2.31 1.56 7.17
EBMT Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. 17.83 11.51 4.08 1.22 7.5
AFG American Financial Group, Inc. 17.8 13.2 1.43 1.83 7.77
THG The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. 22.5 13.59 0.97 1.67 8.43
CMCSA Comcast Corporation 15.75 12.08 1.82 2.24 9.17
EVR Evercore Inc. 15.53 12.85 2.47 7.63 9.94
LAZ Lazard Ltd 9.71 11.73 2.56 5.27 10.69
OHI Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. 56.41 16.45 5.65 1.44 10.95
HI Hillenbrand, Inc. 18.07 17.97 1.82 3.95 12.06
TRV The Travelers Companies, Inc. 17.51 12 1.28 1.57 12.46
VSEC VSE Corporation 19.05 - 0.72 1.85 12.52
MCK McKesson Corporation 6.87 10.65 0.14 2.52 12.65
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 14.65 10.25 1.55 4.52 12.77
EAT Brinker International, Inc. 13.58 10.3 0.56 - 13.56

This is only a small part of the full Dividend Yield Investor Fact Book Package. The full package contains excel sheets of essential financial ratios from all 113 Dividend Champions (over 25 years of constant dividend growth) and 204 Dividend Contenders (10 to 24 years of consecutive dividend growth). It's an open version, so you can work with it very easily.

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