9/28/2012

20 Of The Best Performing Dividend Achievers With Still Cheap Earnings Multiples

Dividend Achievers With Cheap P/E Ratios And Highest YTD Performance Researched By “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”. Dividend growth stocks are a great opportunity to grow your money with dividends. An investment category that covers the best dividend growth stocks is the Dividend Achievers category. Such stocks have raised dividend payments over a period of more than 10 consecutive years. Roughly 187 companies have fulfilled these growth criteria. But which one should we buy now?

I made a screen of the best performing Dividend Achievers with still attractive price ratios. I believe that companies with a very good stock market performance operate well running businesses. If they are not too expensive, they could be purchased. Well, below is a table of the 20 best performing Achiever stocks with a P/E below 15.


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AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) has a market capitalization of $22.42 billion. The company employs 8,562 people, generates revenue of $22,171.00 million and has a net income of $1,964.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,761.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.49 percent (operating margin 13.50 percent and net profit margin 8.86 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 2.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.99 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.46. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.23 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.76, P/S ratio 1.01 and P/B ratio 1.65. Dividend Yield: 2.77 percent. The beta ratio is 1.83.


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

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) has a market capitalization of $27.88 billion. The company employs 65,000 people, generates revenue of $17,786.58 million and has a net income of $2,017.01 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,320.68 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.67 percent (operating margin 15.35 percent and net profit margin 11.34 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.19 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 39.83 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.60 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.98. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.94, P/S ratio 1.56 and P/B ratio 2.86. Dividend Yield: 2.57 percent. The beta ratio is 1.16.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Illinois Tool Works (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) (Click to enlarge)

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has a market capitalization of $422.13 billion. The company employs 82,100 people, generates revenue of $486,429.00 million and has a net income of $42,206.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $89,087.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.31 percent (operating margin 15.06 percent and net profit margin 8.68 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 5.15 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 11.03 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.26 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.85 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.60, P/S ratio 0.87 and P/B ratio 2.81. Dividend Yield: 2.48 percent. The beta ratio is 0.52.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Exxon Mobil (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Exxon Mobil (XOM) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) (Click to enlarge)

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has a market capitalization of $41.57 billion. The company employs 365,000 people, generates revenue of $69,865.00 million and has a net income of $2,929.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,453.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 10.67 percent (operating margin 6.38 percent and net profit margin 4.19 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 38.73 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 114.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.71 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.37. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.15 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.52, P/S ratio 0.60 and P/B ratio 2.69. Dividend Yield: 2.26 percent. The beta ratio is 0.88.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Target Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Target Corporation (TGT) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table of the best performing Dividend Achievers with low P/E's. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 12.04 and forward P/E ratio is 12.07. The dividend yield has a value of 2.50 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.12 and price to sales ratio 2.27. The operating margin amounts to 26.68 percent and the beta ratio is 1.02. The average stock has a year-to-date performance of 21.18 percent and is 4.00 percent below its 52-Week High.

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

Best Performing Dividend Achievers With Low P/E's (Click to enlarge)

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I am long MDT. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: 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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