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If the global economy is slipping back toward a recession some dividend-paying companies definitely didn't get the memo. Instead, we've found some dividend-paying names that have been able to still post impressive revenue growth in combination with sound profitability. Thus even though the major indexes continue trading in a yo-yo mode we feel these companies are still doing a good job relative to navigating the tough times and deserve a closer look.

The 1-Year Fiscal Revenue Growth Rate represents a company’s growth over an extended period of time. This is one of many great metrics to use when trying to identify which companys are navigating the global economic landscape well and have positive growth trends.

Return on Equity (ROE) is one way to identify great potential names relative to profitability. This ratio illustrates the percentage return on shareholder equity. As well, this metric segments the company into operational efficiency, asset use efficiency, and financial leverage. Why does this matter? Simply put, it allows investors to get a real picture of how the company is generating these returns and helps identify parts of the company that may be underperforming.

We first looked for dividend stocks that have been able to continue growing the top line (1-year fiscal revenue growth rate>30%) over an extended period of time in a weak global economy. From this narrowed list we specifically searched out companies that have been able to also maintain a sound level of profitability for shareholders (ROE (TTM)>30%). We did not screen out any sectors or market caps.

The list is ranked from highest to lowest by the dividend yield:

1. Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO)

Sector

Basic Materials

Industry

Copper

Market Cap

$26,259M

Beta

1.65

The company mines, explores, smelts, and refines copper ores in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. It involves in the production of copper and molybdenum concentrates; smelting of copper concentrates to produce anode copper; and refining of anode copper to produce copper cathodes, as well as refined silver and copper. SCCO has a dividend yield of 7.05%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 37.90% and a ROE (TTM) of 50.95%. The short interest was N/A as of 10/14/2011.

2. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID)

Sector

Basic Materials

Industry

Steel

Market Cap

$13,574M

Beta

1.60

The company is as an integrated steel producer in Brazil and Latin America. SID has a dividend yield of 7.03%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 31.63% and a ROE (TTM) of 42.33%. The short interest was N/A as of 10/14/2011.

3. Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL)

Sector

Energy

Industry

Oil and Gas Midstream

Market Cap

$3,282M

Beta

0.07

The company engages in the transport, terminalling, and storage of refined products and crude oil, as well as the purchase and sale of crude oil in the United States. SXL has a dividend yield of 4.81%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 44.35% and a ROE (TTM) of 35.69%. The short interest was 2.80% as of 10/14/2011.

4. Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP)

Sector

Basic Materials

Industry

Industrial Metals and Minerals

Market Cap

$2,990M

Beta

0.95

The company produces and markets coal primarily to utilities and industrial users in the United States. AHGP has a dividend yield of 4.34%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 30.81% and a ROE (TTM) of 52.87%. The short interest was 0.80% as of 10/14/2011.

5. Ecopetrol S.A. (EC)

Sector

Energy

Industry

Oil and Gas Midstream

Market Cap

$86,126M

Beta

0.71

The company is an integrated oil company in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. EC has a dividend yield of 3.18%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 38.03% and a ROE (TTM) of 33.12%. The short interest was N/A as of 10/14/2011.

6. BHP Billiton PLC (BBL)

Sector

Basic Materials

Industry

Industrial Metals and Minerals

Market Cap

$171,186M

Beta

1.55

The company operates as a diversified natural resources company. BBL has a dividend yield of 3.16%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 35.87% and a ROE (TTM) of 44.92%. The short interest was N/A as of 10/14/2011.

7. Vale S.A. (VALE)

Sector

Basic Materials

Industry

Industrial Metals and Minerals

Market Cap

$134,319M

Beta

1.30

The company engages in the exploration, production, and sale of basic metals in Brazil. VALE has a dividend yield of 3.12%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 94.30% and a ROE (TTM) of 42.72%. The short interest was N/A as of 10/14/2011.

8. CNOOC, Ltd (CEO)

Sector

Energy

Industry

Oil and Gas EandP

Market Cap

$86,962M

Beta

1.24

The company engages in the exploration, development, production, and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and other petroleum products. CEO has a dividend yield of 2.97%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 74.01% and a ROE (TTM) of 31.02%. The short interest was N/A as of 10/14/2011.

9. BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP)

Sector

Basic Materials

Industry

Industrial Metals and Minerals

Market Cap

$211,295M

Beta

1.47

The company operates as a diversified natural resources company worldwide. BHP has a dividend yield of 2.56%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 35.87% and a ROE (TTM) of 44.92%. The short interest was N/A as of 10/14/2011.

10. Eastman Chemical Company (EMN)

Sector

Basic Materials

Industry

Chemicals

Market Cap

$5,651M

Beta

2.27

The company engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastics, and fibers in the United States and internationally. EMN has a dividend yield of 2.40%. The company has a 1-year fiscal revenue growth rate of 32.89% and a ROE (TTM) of 33.07%. The short interest was 3.60% as of 10/14/2011.

We hope this list help as investors do their own due diligence on companies with strong top line growth and profitability.

*Company profiles were sourced from Finviz.

Source: 10 Dividend Stocks With Impressive Revenue Growth And High Profitability