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Growth is one of the major drivers for wealth. If you buy a company that double earnings every 10 years, your will receive a growth of 7.2 percent yearly. This amount increases to 14.9 percent if your investment grows 100 percent in five years. So, growth really matters. It is still better when your investment pays you yearly growing dividends. That's a fair way to get participated by the operating success. Let's take a look at the best growth stocks from the past decade that created real values and pay now attractive dividends.

I screened dividend stocks with long-term double digit earnings and sales growth. In addition, the companies created value due to a return on investment of more than 10 percent over the past five years. These are the criteria in detail:

  • Dividend Yield: Over 2 percent
  • 5-Year Return On Investment: Over 10 percent
  • 10-Year Sales Growth: More than 15 percent
  • 10-Year Earnings per Share growth: Above 20 percent

The results are impressive. There are 5 high yields available and 7 have a buy or better recommendation outstanding. The only stock with a strong buy rating is Mobile Telesystems (NYSE:MBT). The company has a current yield of 6.41 percent and has also the biggest sales growth in our screen. The biggest income growth was realized by American Science & Engineering (NASDAQ:ASEI) with an earnings per share growth of 43 percent yearly. However, the most profitable companies are Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) and Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO). These are the detailed results:

1. Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) has a market capitalization of $3.76 billion. The company employs 1,400 people, generates revenues of $7,838.00 million and has a net income of $348.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $365.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 4.66 percent (operating margin 3.84 percent and the net profit margin finally 4.44 percent). Sales of the company grew 15.76 percent and earnings per share 21.43 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 29.35 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 127.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 33.63 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.41. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.57 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.11, Price/Sales 0.48 and Price/Book ratio 3.83. Dividend Yield: 13.53 percent. The beta ratio is 0.18.

2. Vale (VALE) has a market capitalization of $121.06 billion. The company employs 70,785 people, generates revenues of $45,293.00 million and has a net income of $16,609.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24,955.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 55.10 percent (operating margin 47.90 percent and the net profit margin finally 36.67 percent). Sales of the company grew 27.68 percent and earnings per share 30.04 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 20.01 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 37.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.46 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.57 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.42, Price/Sales 2.87 and Price/Book ratio 1.90. Dividend Yield: 7.17 percent. The beta ratio is 1.57.

3. Southern Copper (SCCO) has a market capitalization of $30.28 billion. The company employs 11,126 people, generates revenues of $5,149.50 million and has a net income of $1,562.71 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,885.90 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 56.04 percent (operating margin 50.57 percent and the net profit margin finally 30.35 percent). Sales of the company grew 21.90 percent and earnings per share 25.18 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 33.96 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 70.95 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 40.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.70. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.68 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.32, Price/Sales 5.89 and Price/Book ratio 7.89. Dividend Yield: 6.96 percent. The beta ratio is 1.63.

4. Mobile TeleSystems (MBT) has a market capitalization of $16.65 billion. The company employs 39,911 people, generates revenues of $11,293.24 million and has a net income of $1,548.44 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,735.06 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 41.93 percent (operating margin 24.21 percent and the net profit margin finally 13.71 percent). Sales of the company grew 35.64 percent and earnings per share 30.62 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 49.46 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 229.15 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 42.68 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.23. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.99 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.59, Price/Sales 1.47 and Price/Book ratio 5.12. Dividend Yield: 6.41 percent. The beta ratio is 1.46.

5. QC Holdings (QCCO) has a market capitalization of $56.43 million. The company employs 1,681 people, generates revenues of $188.09 million and has a net income of $14.22 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $30.68 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 16.31 percent (operating margin 11.88 percent and the net profit margin finally 7.56 percent). Sales of the company grew 16.95 percent and earnings per share 34.85 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 32.59 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 62.89 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.74 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.69. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.81, Price/Sales 0.31 and Price/Book ratio 0.82. Dividend Yield: 5.95 percent. The beta ratio is 0.47.

6. Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) has a market capitalization of $2.87 billion. The company employs 2,487 people, generates revenues of $1,610.06 million and has a net income of $321.02 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $498.65 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.97 percent (operating margin 21.85 percent and the net profit margin finally 19.94 percent). Sales of the company grew 16.05 percent and earnings per share 29.84 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 48.12 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 158.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.18 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.01. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.75, Price/Sales 1.79 and Price/Book ratio 3.86. Dividend Yield: 4.86 percent. The beta ratio is 0.86.

7. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV) has a market capitalization of $115.67 billion. The company employs 44,924 people, generates revenues of $14,337.10 million and has a net income of $4,329.09 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,497.78 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 45.32 percent (operating margin 39.72 percent and the net profit margin finally 30.20 percent). Sales of the company grew 17.00 percent and earnings per share 20.45 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 15.87 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.80 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.61 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.88 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.81, Price/Sales 7.19 and Price/Book ratio 8.32. Dividend Yield: 4.01 percent. The beta ratio is 0.98.

8. Yanzhou Coal Mining (YZC) has a market capitalization of $12.17 billion. The company employs 51,254 people, generates revenues of $5,359.90 million and has a net income of $1,469.49 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,034.39 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 37.96 percent (operating margin 36.76 percent and the net profit margin finally 27.42 percent). Sales of the company grew 25.16 percent and earnings per share 23.93 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 31.64 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.67 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.93 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.56, Price/Sales 3.04 and Price/Book ratio 2.11. Dividend Yield: 3.66 percent. The beta ratio is 2.43.

9. Strayer Education (STRA) has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion. The company employs 2,099 people, generates revenues of $636.73 million and has a net income of $131.26 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $233.08 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.61 percent (operating margin 33.89 percent and the net profit margin finally 20.61 percent). Sales of the company grew 23.33 percent and earnings per share 21.31 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 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 71.76 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.08, Price/Sales 2.23 and Price/Book ratio 8.95. Dividend Yield: 3.43 percent. The beta ratio is 0.72.

10. China Yuchai (CYD) has a market capitalization of $582.49 million. The company employs 11,200 people, generates revenues of $2,559.32 million and has a net income of $226.95 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $337.44 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.18 percent (operating margin 12.03 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.87 percent). Sales of the company grew 27.62 percent and earnings per share 39.67 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 3.85 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 12.27 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.15 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.27 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.15, Price/Sales 0.23 and Price/Book ratio 0.74. Dividend Yield: 3.13 percent. The beta ratio is 2.28.

11. American Science & Engenieering (ASEI) has a market capitalization of $626.65 million. The company employs 420 people, generates revenues of $278.58 million and has a net income of $42.82 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $69.40 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 24.91 percent (operating margin 23.13 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.37 percent). Sales of the company grew 15.25 percent and earnings per share 42.74 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 2.10 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 2.66 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.66. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.22, Price/Sales 2.24 and Price/Book ratio 2.42. Dividend Yield: 2.75 percent. The beta ratio is 0.37.

12. BHP Billiton (BHP) has a market capitalization of $214.02 billion. The company employs 40,757 people, generates revenues of $71,739.00 million and has a net income of $23,946.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $37,927.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 52.87 percent (operating margin 44.35 percent and the net profit margin finally 33.38 percent). Sales of the company grew 26.83 percent and earnings per share 34.11 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 15.46 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 28.02 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 44.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.02 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.41, Price/Sales 2.73 and Price/Book ratio 3.76. Dividend Yield: 2.59 percent. The beta ratio is 1.52.

13. Mantech International (MANT) has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion. The company employs 10,300 people, generates revenues of $2,604.04 million and has a net income of $125.10 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $243.44 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 9.35 percent (operating margin 8.26 percent and the net profit margin finally 4.80 percent). Sales of the company grew 21.26 percent and earnings per share 24.54 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 12.57 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 20.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.03 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. For the next fiscal, dividends of $0.84 are expected.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.39, Price/Sales 0.49 and Price/Book ratio 1.31. Dividend Yield: 2.46 percent. The beta ratio is 0.38.

14. RPC (RES) has a market capitalization of $2.25 billion. The company employs 2,500 people, generates revenues of $1,096.38 million and has a net income of $146.74 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $372.20 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 33.95 percent (operating margin 21.78 percent and the net profit margin finally 13.38 percent). Sales of the company grew 20.32 percent and earnings per share 27.62 percent over the past decade.

The total debt representing 13.66 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 22.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.94 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.14 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.06, Price/Sales 2.17 and Price/Book ratio 4.41. Dividend Yield: 2.28 percent. The beta ratio is 1.48.

Source: 14 Of The Best Dividend Growth Stocks