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As 2013 comes to a close and investors seek new ideas for next year, these 4 stocks offer great options for any Dividend Growth Portfolio. All 4 stocks have grown dividends in the past, and have management that is willing to continue growing them. With low payout ratios and high growth rates, these stocks future dividend growth rates will likely double, triple, or even quadruple the rate of inflation for years to come.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO)

The first stock on my list is Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Family Dollar operates a chain of low cost retail stored spanning 46 states with 8,000 locations. It sells a variety of products ranging from household supplies, to children's and adult's clothing. With its lower price point it attracts a great deal of customers trying to conserve money, but most of the items that Family Dollar sells are everyday necessities, so customers won't stop spending here. Growth drivers for the company include new store openings, as well as new product introductions and discounts to grow same-store sales. Because of the large geographic footprint and the low-price nature of Family Dollar's stores, FDO's fundamentals would hold up through another recession just as they have in the past.

Family Dollar paid $1.04 in dividends in 2013, at a current price of $64.95 that yields 1.6%. In addition to this, there is plenty of room for the dividend to grow. With TTM EPS at $3.83, FDO is only paying out 24.50% of its earnings in dividends. Family Dollar has a 5-yr projected growth rate of 10.89%; this will fuel future dividend increases. Family Dollar will be increasing its dividend in the first quarter of 2014 and judging by its 5 year dividend growth rate, one can expect a first quarter dividend of $0.30 a share, or $1.20 annually. Someone buying now would have an effective yield on cost of 1.85%, with years of dividend increases to look forward to.

Polaris Industries, Inc. (PII)

The next stock on my list Polaris Industries. Polaris designs and manufactures a wide variety of vehicles, including All-Terrain Vehicles, Off-Road Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Motorcycles etc. The company is rapidly expanding in America as well as internationally. Growth drivers include its recent Indian Motorcycles acquisition. Polaris is recreating the brand to compete directly with Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) motorcycles. This is a small segment of its business, but if the newly acquired Indian Motorcycles start to gain traction, this could be a huge opportunity.

Polaris paid $1.68 in dividends in 2013, at a current price of $144.23 that yields 1.16%. In addition to this, there is plenty of room for the dividend to grow. With TTM EPS at $5.08, PII is only paying out 31.50% of its earnings in dividends. Polaris has a 5-yr projected growth rate of 16.67%; this will fuel future dividend increases. Polaris will be increasing its dividend in 2014 and judging by its 5 year dividend growth rate, one can expect a first quarter dividend of $0.49 a share, or $1.96 annually. Someone buying now would have an effective yield on cost of 1.36%, with years of dividend increases to look forward to.

Tupperware Brands (TUP)

Tupperware Brands is a worldwide direct seller of consumer products under the Tupperware name. The products it sells are mostly storage containers and other kitchen products ranging from utensils, to cups, plates and bowls. TUP also owns several beauty products brands that make up a smaller part of the company. Growth drivers for Tupperware include expanding its direct selling network throughout America and Internationally, specifically in emerging markets such as Latin America. With the rise of the middle class in these emerging markets, TUP should see sustained growth for the foreseeable future.

Tupperware paid $2.48 in dividends in 2013, at a current price of $95.54 that yields 2.60%. In addition to this, there is plenty of room for the dividend to grow. With TTM EPS at $4.80, TUP is only paying out 22.30% of its earnings in dividends. Tupperware has a 5-yr projected growth rate of 12.00%; this will fuel future dividend increases. Tupperware will be increasing its dividend in 2014 and judging by its 5 year dividend growth rate, one can expect a first quarter dividend of $0.73 a share, or $2.92 annually. Someone buying now would have an effective yield on cost of 3.05%, with years of dividend increases to look forward to.

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC)

AmerisourceBergen Corporation distributes pharmaceutical products to healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, and specialty drug patients in the United States and internationally. Its sells branded and generic pharmaceuticals, OTC products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, and related services to various healthcare institutions, including acute care hospitals and health systems, pharmacies, medical clinics, long-term care and other alternate site pharmacies, and other customers. Growth drivers for ABC include new long-term contracts with Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) and Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) as well as a quickly growing number covered by medical insurance, thanks to Obamacare.

Amerisource paid $0.87 in dividends in 2013, at a current price of $70.30 that yields 1.34%. In addition to this, there is plenty of room for the dividend to grow. With TTM EPS at $2.10, ABC is only paying out 44.70% of its earnings in dividends. Amerisource has a 5-yr projected growth rate of 13.65%; this will fuel future dividend increases. Amerisource will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.235 for the next 3 quarters, then expect an increase to $0.28 a share, or $1.12 annually. Someone buying now would have an effective yield on cost of 1.59%, with years of dividend increases to look forward to.

Conclusion:

Growth in earnings drives dividend growth, it's as simple as that. So when looking for potential long term dividend growers, the best thing to search for is companies that offer long term earnings growth. These 4 companies offer just that, in addition to low current payout ratios and management that is committed to raising dividends.

I will be looking to add each of these 4 companies to my DGR portfolio in 2014.

Source: 4 Dividend Growth Stocks For 2014 And Beyond