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My 4 Favorites of George Soros' Biggest Dividend Stocks
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: March 20, 2013 09:03AM

Warren Buffett is a very popular and famous investor which I cover on my blog. Another big investment Guru with a proven track record is George Soros.

George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management. In 1970 he co-founded the Quantum Fund with Jim Rogers and Christoper Ink, which created the bulk of the Soros fortune. Legendary was his currency speculation against the British Bank of England:

On Sept. 16, 1992, Soros' fund sold short more than USD10 billion worth of pounds sterling, profiting from the Bank of England's reluctance to either raise its interest rates to levels comparable to those of other European Exchange Rate Mechanism countries or to float its currency. Finally, the Bank of England withdrew the currency from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, devaluing the pound sterling. Soros earned an estimated worth of USD1.1 billion in the process. He was dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England." UK Treasury estimated the total costs of Black Wednesday at GBP3.4 billion in 1997.

Linked is a top 20 list of his investment top positions as of Dec. 31, 2012. Soros Fund Management LLC were valued at $5.37 billion. Below his 20 top positions are 11 with dividend payments.

During the quarter Soros had 179 positions; 61 of them were new. Top New Stocks: C, MS, PXD, JPM, CTXS, EQT, APC, AAPL, PXP, DAL, F, IVZ, COST, CTSH, COF, NWL, ADT, ABT, AXP, PNC

Here are the top positions with dividend payments:

General Electric (GE) has a market capitalization of $242.49 billion. The company employs 305,000 people, generates revenue of $147.359 billion and has a net income of $14.902 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $28.367 billion. The EBITDA margin is 19.25 percent (the operating margin is 11.81 percent and the net profit margin 10.11 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 60.42 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 336.56 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.24 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.39. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.80, the P/S ratio is 1.64 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.97. The dividend yield amounts to 3.27 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.64.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market capitalization of $214.84 billion. The company employs 127,600 people, generates revenue of $67.224 billion and has a net income of $10.514 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $19.055 billion. The EBITDA margin is 28.35 percent (the operating margin is 20.49 percent and the net profit margin 15.64 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 13.32 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.81 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.41, the P/S ratio is 3.28 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.31. The dividend yield amounts to 3.10 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.55.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) has a market capitalization of $188.31 billion. The company employs 258,965 people, generates revenue of $56.063 billion and has a net income of $21.284 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $42.562 billion. The EBITDA margin is 75.92 percent (the operating margin is 29.80 percent and the net profit margin 21.94 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 29.88 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 345.46 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.72 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.20. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.46, the P/S ratio is 1.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.97. The dividend yield amounts to 3.07 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.37.

Apple (AAPL) has a market capitalization of $426.79 billion. The company employs 72,800 people, generates revenue of $156.508 billion and has a net income of $41.733 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $58.518 billion. The EBITDA margin is 37.39 percent (the operating margin is 35.30 percent and the net profit margin 26.67 percent).

Financial Analysis: AAPL has no long-term debt. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 42.84 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $44.10. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.65 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.31, the P/S ratio is 2.73 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.62. The dividend yield amounts to 2.33 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.04.

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Soros’ Best Dividend Stocks Summary Originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com.



Guru Discussed: George Soros: Current Portfolio, Stock Picks
Stocks Discussed: C, AIG, PXD, AGRO, JNJ, CHTR, MSI, GOOG, NTAP, EQT, JPM, DAL,
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