7/30/2012

15 Of The Best Growing Dividend Achievers

Best Growing Dividend Achievers Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend Achievers are stocks with consecutive dividend hikes of more than 10 years. At the moment are 186 companies available which have fulfilled these dividend growth criteria. Growth is a wealth driver. Let’s identify the best growing Dividend Achievers.

I screened the investment category by the stocks with the highest expected growth, measured by an average five year earnings per share growth of at least 15 percent. Exactly 15 stocks remained of which nine are currently recommended to buy.


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Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) has a market capitalization of $692.71 million. The company employs 525 people, generates revenue of $159.72 million and has a net income of $26.83 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $45.73 million. The EBITDA margin is 28.63 percent (operating margin 25.06 percent and net profit margin 16.80 percent).  


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.45 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.76 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings per share are expected to grow by 16.00 percent over the next five years.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.15, P/S ratio 4.34 and P/B ratio 5.00. Dividend Yield: 4.53 percent. The beta ratio is 0.76.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Meridian Bioscience (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ: VIVO) (Click to enlarge)


Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) has a market capitalization of $56.22 billion. The company employs 127,238 people, generates revenue of $60,138.00 million and has a net income of $5,005.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,592.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.95 percent (operating margin 11.89 percent and net profit margin 8.32 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.47 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 268.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 41.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.94. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.82 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings per share are expected to grow by 17.50 percent over the next five years.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.64, P/S ratio 0.93 and P/B ratio 4.33. Dividend Yield: 2.41 percent. The beta ratio is 1.84.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Caterpillar (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Caterpillar (CAT) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) (Click to enlarge)


Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) has a market capitalization of $31.85 billion. The company employs 161,000 people, generates revenue of $50,208.00 million and has a net income of $1,839.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,757.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.47 percent (operating margin 5.79 percent and net profit margin 3.66 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.73 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.53 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.53 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings per share are expected to grow by 16.31 percent over the next five years.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.88, P/S ratio 0.63 and P/B ratio 2.03. Dividend Yield: 2.36 percent. The beta ratio is 1.02.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Lowe's Companies (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Lowe's Companies (LOW) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW) (Click to enlarge)


Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) has a market capitalization of $13.88 billion. The company employs 32,988 people, generates revenue of $8,765.70 million and has a net income of $441.86 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $961.02 million. The EBITDA margin is 10.96 percent (operating margin 8.46 percent and net profit margin 5.04 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 65.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 31.79 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.97. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings per share are expected to grow by 15.65 percent over the next five years.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.20, P/S ratio 1.58 and P/B ratio 10.35. Dividend Yield: 1.15 percent. The beta ratio is 0.63.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Sherwin-Williams (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Sherwin-Williams (SHW) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW) (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table of the best growing Dividend Achievers. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 19.57 and forward P/E ratio is 15.46. The dividend yield has a value of 2.35 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.96 and price to sales ratio 1.89. The operating margin amounts to 12.25 percent and the beta ratio is 1.19.

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

The Best Growing Dividend Achievers (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
EPD, VIVO, HSC, GTY, CAT, LOW, NC, PII, BMI, TNC, FAST, CRR, AOS, SHW, FELE

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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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