5 High Quality European Dividend Payers

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Includes: ACE, BUD, NVO, SAP, UL
by: Dividend Yield

When I read all these articles about investing strategies and look at the moves from big gurus, I see Europe as a dominant investing target.

As you might know, the ECB plans to embark on a bond-buying stimulus program totaling upwards of $1 trillion that will run through September 2016.

Improving growth prospects and upcoming stimulus efforts should prompt investors to consider European stocks; more specifically, we want to focus on high quality, dividend-paying stocks that conservative investors may want to gain exposure to in an effort to geographically diversify their portfolios.

Buying abroad makes sense in some way. I've published some interesting articles around this topic in the past.

Below are five fundamentally sound European dividend stocks that can help beef up your portfolio's overall yield:

Unilever (NYSE:UL) - Yield: 3.49%

Unilever employs 174,381 people, generates revenue of $51,812.07 million, and has a net income of $5,899.40 million. The current market capitalization stands at $127.60 billion.

Unilever's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,041.12 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.45% (the operating margin is 16.48% and the net profit margin is 11.39%).

Financials: The total debt represents 26.49% of Unilever assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 93.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.94% was realized by Unilever.

Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached a value of $1.94. Last fiscal year, Unilever paid $1.22 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.66, the P/S ratio is 2.45 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.21. The dividend yield amounts to 3.49%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Unilever (UL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Unilever (UL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Unilever (UL)

Anheuser-Busch Inbev (NYSE:BUD) - Yield: 2.71%

Anheuser-Busch Inbev employs 154,029 people, generates revenue of $47,063.00 million and has a net income of $11,302.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $199.67 billion.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,656.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 39.64% (the operating margin is 33.19% and the net profit margin 24.01%).

Financials: The total debt represents 35.86% of Anheuser-Busch Inbev assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.30%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.37% was realized by Anheuser-Busch Inbev.

Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached a value of $5.59. Last fiscal year, Anheuser-Busch Inbev paid $3.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.42, the P/S ratio is 4.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.85. The dividend yield amounts to 2.71%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Anheuser-Busch Inbev (BUD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Anheuser-Busch Inbev (BUD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Anheuser-Busch Inbev (BUD)

ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE) - Yield: 2.36%

ACE Limited employs 21,000 people, generates revenue of $19,246.00 million and has a net income of $2,853.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $36.93 billion.

ACE Limited's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,820.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.44% (the operating margin is 18.51% and the net profit margin is 14.82%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.33% of ACE Limited assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.02%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.77% was realized by ACE Limited.

Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached a value of $8.41. Last fiscal year, ACE Limited paid $2.56 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.09, the P/S ratio is 1.87 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.22. The dividend yield amounts to 2.36%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ACE Limited (ACE)

SAP (NYSE:SAP) - Yield: 2.04%

SAP employs 68,835 people, generates revenue of $18,783.96 million and has a net income of $3,504.34 million. The current market capitalization stands at $83.95 billion.

SAP's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,178.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.89% (the operating margin is 24.66% and the net profit margin 18.66%).

Financials: The total debt represents 30.08% of SAP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 59.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.43% was realized by SAP.

Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached a value of $2.88. Last fiscal year, SAP paid $1.21 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.20, the P/S ratio is 4.44 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.83. The dividend yield amounts to 2.04%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of SAP (SAP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of SAP (SAP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of SAP (SAP)

Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) - Yield: 1.63%

Novo Nordisk employs 40,700 people, generates revenue of $11,999.02 million and has a net income of $3,615.84 million. The current market capitalization stands at $98.67 billion.

Novo Nordisk's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,923.54 million. The EBITDA margin is 41.03% (the operating margin is 37.68% and the net profit margin is 30.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.31% of Novo Nordisk assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.51%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 60.54% was realized by Novo Nordisk.

Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached a value of $1.43. Last fiscal year, Novo Nordisk paid $0.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.60, the P/S ratio is 8.36 and the P/B ratio is finally 16.94. The dividend yield amounts to 1.63%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)