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International Equities With 10+ Years Dividend Growth: UK Edition

In this article, I share the results of a screen for companies in the United Kingdom that have grown their dividend each year for at least the past 10 years. I measure the dividend growth in local currency as opposed to United States dollars. There are 66 such companies, and I've sorted the results by market capitalization. After, I give a brief description of the 10 largest companies on the list.

This list is not meant as advice to invest but as a source of potential research opportunities for investors who are interested in diversifying their dividend growth portfolios internationally and are potentially willing to trade on non-US exchanges. In the event that an ADR (American Depository Receipt) is available, I give the ticker. There is no withholding by the UK on dividends paid to US investors by UK-based companies.

I view this list as a complement to David Fish's remarkable Dividends Champions, Challengers, and Contenders spreadsheet available at http://dripinvesting.org/Tools/Tools.asp. Where that list determines membership based on dividend growth in US dollars, this list focuses exclusively on growth in pounds. Thus, this list may include some names that were dropped off the Champions/Challengers/Contenders spreadsheet due to currency exchange issues or that may not have made it onto the spreadsheet yet because the US ADR offering is too new.

 

 

Ticker

SeekingAlpha Ticker Link

Name

Market Cap

Price

Dvd Yld

1-year Div Growth

3-year Div CAGR

5-year Div CAGR

P/E

P/B

DPS (Last full year)

TTM E{S

Payout Ratio

BLT LN Equity

(NYSE:BBL)

BHP BILLITON PLC

113,084,579,840

1927.50

3.86

10.89

10.94

18.94

16.16

2.35

1.12

1.83

61.4%

VOD LN Equity

(NASDAQ:VOD)

VODAFONE GROUP

94,003,167,232

192.40

5.02

6.97

7.00

7.08

 

1.38

0.10

-0.03

-275.1%

GSK LN Equity

(NYSE:GSK)

GLAXOSMITHKLINE

80,964,255,744

1644.50

4.52

5.71

6.65

6.90

19.30

10.77

0.74

0.86

86.0%

BATS LN Equity

(NYSEMKT:BTI)

BRIT AMER TOBACC

70,803,693,568

3684.50

3.62

6.64

10.67

15.28

18.81

10.11

1.35

1.98

68.1%

DGE LN Equity

(NYSE:DEO)

DIAGEO PLC

50,064,625,664

1993.50

2.23

7.67

6.41

5.87

19.90

8.01

0.44

1.01

43.0%

RB/ LN Equity

(OTCPK:RBGLY)

RECKITT BENCKISE

33,184,309,248

4625.00

2.88

7.20

10.24

21.77

18.45

5.78

1.34

2.53

53.0%

IMT LN Equity

(ITYBY.PK)

IMPERIAL TOBACCO

22,539,399,168

2311.00

4.71

11.04

13.08

11.78

46.92

3.68

1.06

0.49

216.0%

CNA LN Equity

(OTCPK:CPYYY)

CENTRICA PLC

19,609,774,080

378.00

4.34

6.49

8.60

9.74

15.35

3.31

0.16

0.25

66.7%

ABF LN Equity

(OTCPK:ASBFY)

ASSOC BRIT FOODS

15,722,648,576

1986.00

1.48

15.15

10.72

7.88

25.60

2.57

0.29

0.78

36.8%

CPG LN Equity

(OTCPK:CMPGY)

COMPASS GROUP

15,302,943,744

840.00

2.51

10.36

17.27

14.53

26.46

4.88

0.21

0.32

66.4%

SSE LN Equity

(OTCPK:SSEZY)

SSE PLC

15,198,056,448

1576.00

5.17

6.80

6.66

7.80

63.95

2.89

0.80

0.25

325.6%

PSON LN Equity

(NYSE:PSO)

PEARSON PLC

9,695,394,816

1186.00

3.75

7.14

8.22

7.32

34.12

1.70

0.45

0.41

111.1%

ANTO LN Equity

(OTCPK:ANFGY)

ANTOFAGASTA PLC

9,183,254,528

931.50

1.48

5.00

30.69

19.53

13.54

1.96

0.21

1.05

20.1%

SN/ LN Equity

(NYSE:SNN)

SMITH & NEPHEW

6,939,985,920

765.50

2.22

50.00

21.93

17.01

14.85

2.70

0.26

0.79

32.9%

CPI LN Equity

(OTCPK:CTAGY)

CAPITA PLC

6,002,253,824

913.50

2.57

9.81

11.83

14.37

24.70

6.97

0.24

0.37

63.4%

ITRK LN Equity

(OTCPK:IKTSY)

INTERTEK GROUP

5,390,822,912

3342.00

1.23

21.66

17.13

17.88

30.86

8.53

0.41

1.08

37.9%

JMAT LN Equity

(OTCPK:JMPLY)

JOHNSON MATTHEY

5,278,681,088

2576.00

2.16

19.57

14.01

10.35

17.28

3.92

0.55

1.49

37.0%

WEIR LN Equity

(OTCPK:WEIGY)

WEIR GROUP PLC

4,879,324,672

2290.00

1.61

15.15

21.92

18.17

16.01

3.83

0.38

1.49

25.6%

AGK LN Equity

(OTCPK:ARGKF)

AGGREKO PLC

4,723,268,096

1756.00

1.35

15.01

23.78

24.26

16.96

4.50

0.24

1.04

23.0%

SGE LN Equity

(OTCPK:SGPYY)

SAGE GROUP

4,061,310,720

348.00

2.96

4.10

10.95

7.71

106.35

3.88

0.10

0.03

306.6%

BAB LN Equity

(OTC:BCKIY)

BABCOCK INTL GRP

3,877,788,928

1071.00

2.17

17.01

16.37

23.01

22.71

4.59

0.23

0.28

81.8%

CRDA LN Equity

(OTCPK:COIHY)

CRODA INTL.

3,351,094,272

2468.00

2.40

8.18

40.35

30.41

19.04

10.06

0.60

1.20

49.5%

AMEC LN Equity

(OTCPK:AMCBY)

AMEC PLC

3,171,652,608

1067.00

3.42

19.67

27.26

22.16

15.91

3.04

0.37

0.69

53.2%

SRP LN Equity

(OTCPK:SECCY)

SERCO GROUP

3,097,086,464

620.50

1.62

20.24

17.33

18.88

12.52

2.76

0.10

0.50

20.2%

WG/ LN Equity

(OTCPK:WDGJF)

WOOD GROUP (JOHN

3,028,317,952

811.50

1.36

25.93

19.33

19.39

19.08

2.09

0.17

0.71

23.8%

COB LN Equity

(OTCPK:CBHMY)

COBHAM PLC

2,917,547,520

270.50

3.22

10.00

17.30

14.34

16.94

2.99

0.09

0.16

54.7%

PNN LN Equity

(OTCPK:PEGRY)

PENNON GRP PLC

2,478,458,624

679.00

4.07

7.59

8.08

7.40

13.80

2.90

0.27

0.48

55.0%

DLN LN Equity

 

DERWENT LONDON

2,453,894,144

2401.00

1.39

7.50

7.66

8.41

10.88

1.33

0.34

2.23

15.1%

SPX LN Equity

(OTC:SPXSY)

SPIRAX-SARCO ENG

2,153,368,320

2753.00

1.91

8.16

13.64

12.12

24.04

4.98

0.53

1.15

45.9%

HLMA LN Equity

(OTCPK:HLMLY)

HALMA PLC

1,963,818,496

520.00

1.92

7.03

7.07

6.28

20.37

4.88

0.10

0.26

38.0%

IAP LN Equity

(OTCPK:IAPLY)

ICAP PLC

1,945,034,368

301.00

7.33

10.28

8.86

12.32

22.22

1.77

0.22

0.13

164.3%

PZC LN Equity

(OTCPK:PZCUY)

PZ CUSSONS PLC

1,682,745,600

392.50

1.76

1.62

8.42

9.47

47.89

3.65

0.07

0.08

82.7%

AVV LN Equity

(OTCPK:AVEVF)

AVEVA GROUP PLC

1,527,694,464

2244.00

0.96

15.07

30.88

38.06

36.63

6.80

0.21

0.61

34.2%

BBY LN Equity

(OTCQX:BAFYY)

BALFOUR BEATTY

1,469,628,416

213.40

6.54

2.17

5.52

7.07

33.17

1.14

0.14

0.07

216.9%

VCT LN Equity

(OTC:VTXPY)

VICTREX PLC

1,333,504,000

1574.00

2.36

15.08

24.86

16.65

18.45

4.93

0.37

0.86

43.6%

HTG LN Equity

(OTCPK:HNTIY)

HUNTING PLC

1,218,357,760

826.00

2.24

23.33

20.76

17.51

20.17

1.51

0.19

0.88

21.0%

CLLN LN Equity

(OTC:CIOIY)

CARILLION PLC

1,198,689,408

278.60

6.23

2.07

5.71

9.40

7.44

1.19

0.17

0.37

46.4%

ULE LN Equity

(OTCPK:UEHPY)

ULTRA ELECTRONIC

1,188,882,944

1710.00

2.34

3.90

8.63

13.52

18.70

3.79

0.40

0.91

43.7%

FGP LN Equity

(OTCPK:FGROY)

FIRSTGROUP PLC

1,040,917,760

216.00

10.95

7.01

8.07

8.83

8.28

1.47

0.24

0.26

90.7%

MTO LN Equity

(OTCPK:MITFY)

MITIE GROUP

1,009,606,208

272.70

3.60

6.67

11.63

13.47

14.33

2.44

0.10

0.19

50.5%

GNS LN Equity

(OTC:GENSF)

GENUS PLC

825,947,392

1362.00

1.11

9.77

9.89

9.90

21.20

3.02

0.15

0.64

22.7%

DNO LN Equity

(OTCPK:DMIPY)

DOMINO PRINTING

749,640,640

670.00

3.04

10.03

16.57

15.89

18.39

3.56

0.21

0.37

55.9%

FDSA LN Equity

(OTCPK:FDGRY)

FIDESSA GROUP PL

688,346,944

1846.00

1.98

1.37

7.23

15.48

22.61

4.94

0.37

0.83

44.8%

RPC LN Equity

(OTC:RPCGF)

RPC GROUP PLC

661,127,168

398.00

3.64

25.22

24.71

16.51

20.13

2.51

0.14

0.20

72.7%

SYR LN Equity

 

SYNERGY HEALTH P

639,037,696

1092.00

1.75

13.64

17.77

16.45

23.54

2.03

0.18

0.46

38.8%

IRV LN Equity

(OTCPK:ISVJY)

INTERSERVE PLC

634,401,344

492.80

4.19

7.89

5.41

4.82

3.71

1.91

0.21

1.32

15.6%

JHD LN Equity

(OTC:JMHSF)

JAMES HALSTEAD

571,514,944

276.50

2.47

11.89

9.68

14.15

24.53

5.82

0.08

0.11

70.2%

TED LN Equity

 

TED BAKER PLC

570,623,616

1340.00

1.96

13.68

15.80

10.14

26.34

5.84

0.27

0.51

51.9%

CWK LN Equity

 

CRANSWICK PLC

519,244,576

1070.00

2.71

3.64

9.50

9.49

12.51

2.02

0.29

0.85

33.5%

FSJ LN Equity

 

FISHER (JAMES)

480,244,096

960.00

1.84

10.07

9.17

9.17

12.05

2.93

0.18

0.80

22.2%

FSTA LN Equity

(OTC:FTUAF)

FULLER SMITH & T

446,242,816

800.00

1.62

7.20

8.66

6.83

16.94

1.78

0.13

0.50

25.3%

GRG LN Equity

(OTC:GGGSY)

GREGGS PLC

404,724,768

400.10

4.84

1.04

5.53

6.84

9.90

1.80

0.20

0.41

47.9%

HILS LN Equity

 

HILL & SMITH HLD

347,562,272

448.00

3.40

13.64

9.25

11.50

13.02

2.09

0.15

0.34

44.4%

MER LN Equity

(OTC:MRGUY)

MEARS GROUP PLC

345,361,728

351.00

2.26

6.67

11.95

14.85

15.90

1.92

0.08

0.22

36.5%

YNGN LN Equity

 

YOUNG BREW-NV

331,287,808

580.00

2.47

5.05

2.98

8.31

13.42

0.85

0.14

0.43

32.4%

CKN LN Equity

 

CLARKSON PLC

303,755,040

1600.00

3.10

2.00

5.85

4.97

18.86

2.48

0.51

0.87

58.5%

PHP LN Equity

(OTCPK:PYHPY)

PRIMARY HEALTH

253,407,152

333.00

5.63

2.74

2.82

5.43

214.34

1.41

0.19

0.02

986.8%

APF LN Equity

(OTCPK:AAUKY)

ANGLO PAC GROUP

246,886,112

225.25

4.59

4.62

6.89

6.77

23.96

0.81

0.10

0.09

110.2%

TFW LN Equity

(OTC:THFWF)

THORPE (F.W.)

142,417,776

1217.50

1.92

10.23

6.19

7.91

18.39

2.17

0.19

0.81

23.9%

FOUR LN Equity

(OTCPK:FOREY)

4IMPRINT GROUP

135,863,808

508.00

3.04

5.82

6.62

5.17

23.85

9.79

0.15

0.54

28.8%

LTC LN Equity

 

LATCHWAYS PLC

118,112,472

1057.50

3.19

10.43

11.76

12.99

18.43

4.07

0.33

0.57

57.1%

PGH LN Equity

 

PERSONAL GROUP

114,997,320

382.50

4.62

2.30

2.35

8.20

19.09

4.34

0.18

0.20

88.1%

JEL LN Equity

 

JERSEY ELECTRICI

88,090,000

287.50

3.83

2.33

4.10

12.14

22.91

0.65

0.11

0.13

87.6%

ABM LN Equity

 

ALBEMARLE & BOND

74,969,400

135.00

9.57

2.00

13.36

19.39

5.68

0.91

0.13

0.23

54.3%

SMJ LN Equity

 

SMART & CO CNTRC

39,220,160

83.00

3.45

1.40

1.54

1.97

 

0.45

0.03

-0.02

-165.7%

DWHT LN Equity

 

DEWHURST PLC-ORD

32,247,244

495.00

1.42

4.93

5.02

5.38

11.13

1.95

0.07

0.44

15.8%

BHP BILLITON PLC

BHP Billiton is a leading global resources company. It discovers, acquires, develops and markets natural resources. They are one of the largest global produces of commodities such as aluminum, coal, copper, iron ore, and others. BHP is headquartered in Australia. The corporation is dual-listed in Australia and the United Kingdom, and US-based investors can invest either through the Australian ADR ticker (NYSE:BHP) or through the UK ADR ticker BBL. Many US investors will invest through BBL as the UK does not withhold taxes on dividends.

VODAFONE GROUP PLC

Vodafone provides voice and data communications services for businesses and individuals in a number of companies. They have a presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific region, and the United States. A current hot topic is their 45% stake in Verizon Wireless. US investors can invest through the ADR ticker VOD.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE

Glaxosmithkline is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. They offer a number of vaccines, prescription medicines, and over the counter medicines. They are responsible for Advair Diskus and Seretide, one of the largest selling asthma products in the US. Measured by 2009 drug sales, Glaxosmithkline is the world's fourth largest pharmaceutical company. US investors can invest through ADR ticker GSK.

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC

British American Tobacco is a tobacco company with global reach. Their brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, and Pall Mall. It is the world's second largest tobacco company by sales. US investors can invest through ADR ticker BTI.

DIAGEO PLC

Diageo operates in the premium spirits industry and offers fine spirits, wines, and beers. Brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Smirnoff, Ketel One vodka, Baileys, Captain Morgan, and Guinness among others. They trade in over 180 markets and maintain offices in 80 countries. US investors can invest through ADR ticker DEO.

RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC

Reckitt Benckiser is a global company with operations in household, health and personal care. It offers a large portfolio of brands including Airborne, Clearasil, and French's. They derive 38% of sales from their hygiene products, 22% from health products, and 21% from home products. Their brands are found in nearly 200 countries, and Reckitt has operations directly in 60 countries. US investors can invest through ADR ticker (OTCPK:RBGLY).

IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC

Imperial Tobacco is an international tobacco company. Their brands are products are in over 160 countries. Brands include Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, West, and JPS. They also product cut tobacco and rolling papers as well as cigars. They have a 50% interest in Habanos, the exclusive distributor of Cuban cigar brands Cohiba and Montecristo. US investors can invest through ADR ticker (ITYBY).

CENTRICA PLC

Centrica is an integrated energy company that strives to source, generate, process, store, trade, supply, service, and save energy. They operate business units British Gas, centrica energy, centrica storage, and Direct Energy. They operate primarily in the UK and North America. US investors can invest through ADR ticker (OTCPK:CPYYY).

ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients, and retail group operating in 46 countries. They have five business segments: Sugar, Agriculture, Retail, Grocery, and Ingredients. Growth has primarily been through acquisition. US investors can invest through ADR ticker (OTCPK:ASBFY).

COMPASS GROUP PLC

Compass Group is a global leader in providing food and support services to customers in the workplace, schools, hospitals, and leisure locations. They employ over 500,000 people in around 50 countries and serve over 4 billion meals per year. Ninety of the Fortune 100 companies are clients. Two of their restaurants have Michelin stars. US investors can invest through ADR ticker (OTCPK:CMPGY).

Disclosure: I am long VOD. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Additional disclosure: All data presented in this article was sourced from Bloomberg. The prices and market capitalizations given are as of the close of market on May 9, 2013.