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16 Really Cheap International Dividend Achievers
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: December 28, 2012 09:49AM

If you like to make money with dividend stocks or you are a dividend growth investor, you should have a quiet overview of the best dividend paying stocks from abroad.

Sure, I know that you can enumerate all Dividend Achievers from the U.S. Those stocks have raised their dividends over a period of more than 10 consecutive years. But if you should do the same with European stocks, you would fail.

What is different compared to U.S. Dividend Achievers? The effort in dividend growth is lighter. Stocks need to increase dividends uninterrupted over five years or more. In addition, the stocks must be incorporated outside the U.S. but must be listed on a U.S. or UK Stock Exchange.

Why is dividend investing so important? I am a private trader and made most of my wealth through trading of high-quality dividend growth stocks. Over the recent 10 years, around one-third of my performance was made with dividend payments.

Today I try to find some really cheap stocks below the International Dividend Achievers Index. The forward P/E should be under 10. Only 16 of 51 stocks meet these criteria. Eleven of them are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the three best yielding International Achievers:

Vodafone Group (VOD) has a market capitalization of $123.98 billion. The company employs 86,373 people, generates revenue of $74.72 billion and has a net income of $11.27 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16.69 billion. The EBITDA margin is 22.34 percent (the operating margin is 24.10 percent and the net profit margin 15.09 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.8 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.46 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.56. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.53 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 1.66 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.01. The dividend yield amounts to 6.07 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.73.

AstraZeneca (AZN) has a market capitalization of $58.73 billion. The company employs 57,200 people, generates revenue of $33.59 billion and has a net income of $10.02 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14.79 billion. The EBITDA margin is 44.04 percent (the operating margin is 38.09 percent and the net profit margin 29.82 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.66 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 40.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 42.98 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.63, the P/S ratio is 1.75 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.62. The dividend yield amounts to 6.04 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.65.

Delhaize Group (DEG) has a market capitalization of $4.07 billion. The company employs 78,945 people, generates revenue of $27.95 billion and has a net income of $628.66 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.85 billion. The EBITDA margin is 6.62 percent (the operating margin is 3.84 percent and the net profit margin 2.25 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.33 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 59.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.06 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.87. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.33 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.30, the P/S ratio is 0.15 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.57. The dividend yield amounts to 5.36 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.80.

Take a closer look at the full list of the cheapest International Dividend Achievers. The average P/E ratio amounts to 10.36 and forward P/E ratio is 8.20. The dividend yield has a value of 3.30 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.63 and price to sales ratio 1.63. The operating margin amounts to 21.54 percent and the beta ratio is 0.88. The average stock from the screening results has a debt to equity ratio of 0.65. If you like you can get a full Fact Book of the International Dividend Achievers Index here.

Related stock ticker symbols:
VOD, AZN, DEG, STO, BTI, SNY, PRE, AXS, TEVA, SU, NE, BG, RNR, VALE, TEF, DCM

Selected Articles:
· 20 Best Buy Rated Dividend Achievers
· 4 Dividend Achievers With The Strongest Recommendation At The Market
· 15 Of The Best Growing Dividend Achievers
· 13 Of The Cheapest Dividend Achievers

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Bargains from the International Dividend Achievers Index originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com."


Stocks Discussed: VOD, AZN, DEG, STO, BTI, SNY, PRE, AXS, TEVA, SU, NE, BG, RNR,
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