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Dividend Achievers are stocks that have raised their dividend payments for more than 10 consecutive years. At the moment, 189 companies with such an impressive dividend history are listed at the capital market. But which are the best picks in terms of profit and capital efficiency?

I've tried to screen the investment category by stocks with a return on investment of more than 20%. In addition to the capital efficiency ratio, the company should have an operating margin that is in the same percentage range. The margins show investors the pricing power of the company. A high margin expresses the ability to pass costs and price expectations to customers without admissions. It also shows that customers need the products and competitors are weak.

As result, nine Dividend Achievers fulfilled the mentioned criteria, of which, five yield over two percent. These are the detailed results:

1. Linear Technology (NASDAQ:LLTC) has a market capitalization of $7.81 billion. The company employs 4,505 people, generates revenues of $1,483.96 million and has a net income of $580.78 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $813.25 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 54.80% (operating margin 51.42% and the net profit margin finally 39.14%). The return on investment amounts to 35.31%.

The total debt representing 48.17% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 155.40%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 212.98% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.94 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.05, Price/Sales 5.26 and Price/Book ratio 15.36. Dividend Yield: 2.93%. The beta ratio is 1.08.

2. Eaton Vance (NYSE:EV) has a market capitalization of $3.33 billion. The company employs 1,155 people, generates revenues of $1,260.03 million and has a net income of $224.53 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $461.36 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.61% (operating margin 34.73% and the net profit margin finally 17.82%). The return on investment amounts to 21.45%.

The total debt representing 53.39% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 212.35%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 48.31% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.73 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.46, Price/Sales 2.64 and Price/Book ratio 7.23. Dividend Yield: 2.64%. The beta ratio is 1.66.

3. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has a market capitalization of $45.00 billion. The company employs 38,600 people, generates revenues of $16,734.00 million and has a net income of $2,554.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,256.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 25.43% (operating margin 22.95% and the net profit margin finally 15.26%). The return on investment amounts to 96.28%.

The total debt representing 37.80% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 202.53%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 96.28% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.94. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.27 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.81, Price/Sales 2.66 and Price/Book ratio 18.79. Dividend Yield: 2.50%. The beta ratio is 0.42.

4. T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) has a market capitalization of $15.52 billion. The company employs 5,255 people, generates revenues of $2,747.10 million and has a net income of $773.20 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,299.30 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 47.30% (operating margin 44.66% and the net profit margin finally 28.15%). The return on investment amounts to 23.02%.

The total debt representing 0.00% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 22.92% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.24 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.15, Price/Sales 5.65 and Price/Book ratio 4.53. Dividend Yield: 2.22%. The beta ratio is 1.59.

5. The McGraw-Hill Companies (MHP) has a market capitalization of $13.01 billion. The company employs 22,700 people, generates revenues of $6,246.00 million and has a net income of $858.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,807.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.93% (operating margin 22.77% and the net profit margin finally 13.74%). The return on investment amounts to 22.86%.

The total debt representing 18.64% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 79.44%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 44.90% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.75. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.03, Price/Sales 2.08 and Price/Book ratio 8.57. Dividend Yield: 2.18%. The beta ratio is 1.06.

6. Graco (NYSE:GGG) has a market capitalization of $3.08 billion. The company employs 2,300 people, generates revenues of $895.28 million and has a net income of $142.33 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $251.01 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.04% (operating margin 24.52% and the net profit margin finally 15.90%). The return on investment amounts to 24.67%.

The total debt representing 35.30% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.64%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 48.51% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.19, Price/Sales 3.44 and Price/Book ratio 9.52. Dividend Yield: 1.75%. The beta ratio is 1.61.

7. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has a market capitalization of $15.45 billion. The company employs 15,168 people, generates revenues of $2,766.86 million and has a net income of $357.93 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $619.32 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 22.38% (operating margin 20.77% and the net profit margin finally 12.94%). The return on investment amounts to 25.54%.

Fastenal has no long-term debt accounted but $144.84 million in cash and short-term investments. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 26.11% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.21. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.65 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 43.27, Price/Sales 5.59 and Price/Book ratio 10.59. Dividend Yield: 1.30%. The beta ratio is 0.99.

8. FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) has a market capitalization of $4.00 billion. The company employs 5,450 people, generates revenues of $726.51 million and has a net income of $171.05 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $274.64 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 37.80% (operating margin 32.81% and the net profit margin finally 23.54%). The return on investment amounts to 30.64%.

The company has $207.01 million in cash and short-term investments and no long-term debt. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 33.62% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.72. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.84, Price/Sales 5.51 and Price/Book ratio 7.76. Dividend Yield: 1.22%. The beta ratio is 1.23.

9. Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) has a market capitalization of $3.55 billion. The company employs 4,094 people, generates revenues of $1,233.16 million and has a net income of $222.36 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $344.32 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.92% (operating margin 25.59% and the net profit margin finally 18.03%). The return on investment amounts to 21.82%.

The total debt representing 25.18% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 57.50%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 41.32% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.17. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.44 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.33, Price/Sales 2.90 and Price/Book ratio 6.30. Dividend Yield: 0.91%. The beta ratio is 1.55.

Source: 9 Dividend Achievers With The Most Impressive Margins And Returns