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The following is a list of high growth stocks, as defined by past sales growth and projected EPS growth. All of the companies have market caps north of $300M, reporting sales growth of more than 20% over the past five years.

In addition, these companies have projected EPS growth rates above 20% for the next five years.

All of the stocks mentioned below have a track record of raising dividends more aggressively than their competitors over the last five years.

To control the quality of the list, we only focused on stocks with trailing twelve month payout ratios below 50% (to maximize the probability of finding companies that have the ability to keep paying their dividends).

If you're an income investor, this list might offer an interesting starting point.

Dividend yields, TTM payout ratios and industry comps sourced from Reuters, short float, earnings projections and performance data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.





The list has been sorted by projected earnings growth.

1. Kyocera Corp. (KYO): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $18.68B. EPS projected to grow 57.00% over the next five years. Current dividend yield at 2.04% vs. industry average at 1.29%. Dividend growth rate over the past five years at 8.45% vs. industry average at 5.68%. TTM Payout Ratio at 23.60% vs. industry average at 31.92%. Short float at 0.01%, which implies a short ratio of 1.04 days. The stock has gained 16.92% over the last year.

  • Recent Developments: In talks to invest JPY20-JPY30 Billion in Japan Airlines with Nomura Securities And Daiwa Securities Group Inc.(Nov. 2010). Raised consolidated full-year forecast for fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 (Oct. 2010)

2. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (SNP): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $88.1B. EPS projected to grow 41.60% over the next five years. Current dividend yield at 2.75% vs. industry average at 2.38%. Dividend growth rate over the past five years at 8.45% vs. industry average at 6.87%. TTM Payout Ratio at 25.75% vs. industry average at 10.44%. Short float at 0.19%, which implies a short ratio of 1.91 days. The stock has gained 32.67% over the last year.

  • Recent Developments: China regulator approved China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. to sell CNY23 Billion convertible bonds (Dec. 2010). Repsol Brasil announced capital increase of US$7.111 Billion totally subscribed by China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Dec. 2010).

3. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (HMC): Auto Manufacturer. Market cap of $74.44B. EPS projected to grow 24.40% over the next five years. Current dividend yield at 1.28% vs. industry average at 0.80%. Dividend growth rate over the past five years at 8.31% vs. industry average at 0.27%. TTM Payout Ratio at 13.54% vs. industry average at 6.78%. Short float at 0.04%, which implies a short ratio of 1.31 days. The stock has gained 17.63% over the last year.

  • Recent Developments: Recalled 734,392 Fit subcompacts in Japan (Dec. 2010). Formally decided to sell stake In India Motorcycle joint venture (Dec. 2010).
Source: 3 High Growth Stocks With a Track Record of Raising Dividends