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4/16/2012

12 Dividend Challengers With Highest Recent Growth

Dividend Challenger Stocks With Accelerated Growth Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend Challengers are companies with rising dividends of at least five consecutive years but less than ten years in a row. 190 dividend stocks achieved this goal. Not all of them can follow its dividend growth policy due to a negative business performance. Let’s figure out the good stocks.

I screened all Challengers with the highest increase in sales and earnings over the recent quarter compared to the same quarter last year. I observed only those stocks with a quarter over quarter sales and earnings per share growth of more than twenty-five percent. Twelve stocks fulfilled these criteria of which four are high yields; eight stocks are recommended to buy. 83 percent of the results are from the basic material and services sector. Especially stocks from the oil and gas pipeline industry are dominant.

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Oneok Partners (NYSE:OKS) has a market capitalization of $10.84 billion. The company employs 4,795 people, generates revenues of $11,322.61 million and has a net income of $830.89 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,117.05 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 9.87 percent (operating margin 8.30 percent and the net profit margin finally 7.34 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 43.33 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 112.65 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.96 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.35. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.32 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.88, P/S ratio 1.04 and P/B ratio 3.27. Dividend Yield: 4.56 percent. The beta ratio is 0.41.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Oneok Partners LP (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Oneok Partners LP (OKS) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Oneok Partners LP (NYSE: OKS) (Click to enlarge)


Holly Energy Partners (NYSE:HEP) has a market capitalization of $1.60 billion. The company employs 148 people, generates revenues of $213.55 million and has a net income of $78.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $144.72 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 67.77 percent (operating margin 52.27 percent and the net profit margin finally 36.52 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 62.66 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 183.95 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.84 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.48 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.14, P/S ratio 7.52 and P/B ratio 3.38. Dividend Yield: 6.03 percent. The beta ratio is 0.64.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Holly Energy Partners,... (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Holly Energy Partners,... (HEP) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Holly Energy Partners,... (NYSE: HEP) (Click to enlarge)


Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has a market capitalization of $80.54 billion. The company employs 126,000 people, generates revenues of $55,842.00 million and has a net income of $5,157.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,357.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 32.87 percent (operating margin 19.20 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.23 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 24.91 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.15 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.45 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.83, P/S ratio 1.43 and P/B ratio 1.69. Dividend Yield: 2.20 percent. The beta ratio is 1.05.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Comcast Corporation (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of Dividend Challengers with strong growth. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 22.55 and forward P/E ratio is 18.56. The dividend yield has a value of 3.70 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.61 and price to sales ratio 4.71. The operating margin amounts to 31.77 percent. Sales increased 53.66 percent compared to the figures from the same quarter last year (22.58 percent 5-year average) and the earnings per share grew 138.73 percent quarter over quarter (16.95 percent 5-year average).

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

12 Dividend Challengers With Highest Recent Growth (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
CMLP, HEP, NGLS, GEL, EVEP, OKS, TGH, CMCSA, RBA, TPL, RBN, GOLD

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* I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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