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13 Safest Foreign Dividend Stocks

Here is a current sheet of foreign stocks with a beta ratio of less than 0.5. This means if the market changes one percent, the mentioned stock moves only 0.5 percent in the same direction and vice versa. In addition, the dividend yield of the observed companies should be above one percent. Thirteen stocks fulfilled these criteria of which six operate within the gold industry. Three have a buy or better recommendation.

Here are my favorite stocks:

1. China Mobile (CHL) has a market capitalization of $199.17 billion. The company employs 170,019 people, generates revenues of $76,619.45 million and has a net income of $18,952.16 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $37,430.29 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 48.85 percent (operating margin 31.07 percent and the net profit margin finally 24.74 percent).

The total debt representing 1.16 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.10 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.79. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.05 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.36, Price/Sales 2.59 and Price/Book ratio 2.19. Dividend Yield: 4.11 percent. The beta ratio is 0.48.

2. Elbit Systems (ESLT) has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion. The company employs 12,317 people, generates revenues of $2,670.13 million and has a net income of $175.32 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $339.49 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 12.71 percent (operating margin 7.77 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.57 percent).

The total debt representing 17.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 64.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.39 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.44 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.05, Price/Sales 0.67 and Price/Book ratio 1.83. Dividend Yield: 3.47 percent. The beta ratio is 0.96.

3. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) has a market capitalization of $40.56 billion. The company employs 42,000 people, generates revenues of $16,121.00 million and has a net income of $3,363.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,744.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 29.43 percent (operating margin 23.38 percent and the net profit margin finally 20.86 percent).

The total debt representing 18.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.35 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.18 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.62, Price/Sales 2.67 and Price/Book ratio 1.87. Dividend Yield: 1.89 percent. The beta ratio is 0.31.

Take a closer look at the full table of the safest foreign stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 23.34 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 9.88. The dividend yield has a value of 2.59 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.55 and price to sales ratio 2.47. The operating margin amounts to 20.47 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:

STB, TGP, CHT, CHL, ESLT, VR, NTT, TEVA, AEM, IAG, DRD, ABX, KGC

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Comments

batbeer2
Batbeer2 premium member - 2 years ago
Hi Dividend, thanks for the article.

>> This means if the market changes one percent, the mentioned stock moves only 0.5 percent in the same direction and vice versa.

This is way out of my circle of competence; please correct me if I'm wrong....

As I understand it, this means over time, should the market gain 100%, that stock will gain 50% (excluding dividends). How can that be safe ?
Dividend
Dividend premium member - 2 years ago
if you look at the downside, you loose less money than the market. PG, KO and all the others safe picks have a beta ratio of less than one. Most of them have a beta around 0.5. The problem you are talking about is a problem of the beta measure.
batbeer2
Batbeer2 premium member - 2 years ago
Thanks.

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