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Stocks with Fastest Dividend Growth in May 2012

Here is a current sheet of companies with fastest dividend growth compared to the previous dividend declaration. Dividend growth is often a good indicator of the financial health of a stock. Companies with a strong increase in dividends judge the future of their company as rosy, and they want to give money back to shareholders that they don’t need for their business.

In total, 35 companies announced dividend growth of more than 10 percent within the recent month. The average dividend yield of the fastest dividend growth stocks from last month amounts to 3.33 percent, and the dividend growth is 46.11 percent.

Here are my favorite stocks with fast dividend growth:

Viacom (VIAB) has a market capitalization of $25.79 billion. The company employs 10,580 people, generates revenues of $14,914.00 million and has a net income of $2,183.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,894.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.11 percent (operating margin 24.29 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.64 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 32.30 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 85.20 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.94 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.11. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.89, P/S ratio 1.71 and P/B ratio 3.10. Dividend Yield: 2.29 percent. The beta ratio is 1.23.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) has a market capitalization of $7.25 billion. The company employs 9,800 people, generates revenues of $3,642.94 million and has a net income of $439.19 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $858.55 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 23.57 percent (operating margin 19.45 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.06 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 17.12 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.41 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.42. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.12 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.79, P/S ratio 1.95 and P/B ratio 3.04. Dividend Yield: 2.27 percent. The beta ratio is 1.82.

Coach (COH) has a market capitalization of $20.15 billion. The company employs 5,200 people, generates revenues of $4,158.51 million and has a net income of $880.80 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,430.03 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 34.39 percent (operating margin 31.38 percent and the net profit margin finally 21.18 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 0.92 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 56.50 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.35. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.68 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.95, P/S ratio 4.76 and P/B ratio 12.33. Dividend Yield: 1.74 percent. The beta ratio is 1.62.

Ralph Lauren (RL) has a market capitalization of $14.09 billion. The company employs 25,000 people, generates revenues of $6,859.50 million and has a net income of $681.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,264.60 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.44 percent (operating margin 15.15 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.93 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 5.77 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 8.56 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.58 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.31, P/S ratio 2.03 and P/B ratio 3.80. Dividend Yield: 1.07 percent. The beta ratio is 1.53.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with highest dividend growth from last month. The average dividend yield of the fastest dividend growth stocks from last month amounts to 3.33 percent, and the dividend growth is 46.11 percent.

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