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My 3 Favorite High-Yield Dividend Contenders

Dividend growth is very important for your wealth building strategy. Only a growing passive income allows you to quit your job in earlier years or to improve your retirement age.

Today I show you some of the best yielding dividend growth stocks with a history of growing dividends for 10 to 25 years. They are also named “Dividend Contenders.” Exactly 184 companies have fulfilled these criteria. Linked is a table of the 10 highest yielding stocks. All have a yield over 5 percent and three of them are currently recommended to buy.

Oil and gas pipeline stocks dominating the results. They’ve seen a real boom within recent years and should go on, but I have always warned about the high debt and inflexibility of the business model.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) has a market capitalization of $33.59 billion. The company employs 10,685 people, generates revenue of $8.642 billion and has a net income of $2.025 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.428 billion. The EBITDA margin is 39.67 percent (the operating margin is 27.08 percent and the net profit margin 23.43 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 54.13 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 153.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.34 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 54.69, the P/S ratio is 3.89 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.91. The dividend yield amounts to 5.81 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.40.

Omega Healthcare Partners (OHI) has a market capitalization of $3.64 billion. The company employs 25 people, generates revenue of $350.46 million and has a net income of $120.70 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $327.95 million. The EBITDA margin is 93.58 percent (the operating margin is 31.07 percent and the net profit margin 34.44 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 61.20 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 180.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.77 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.69 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.55, the P/S ratio is 10.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.49. The dividend yield amounts to 5.73 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.95.

Oil-Dri Corp. of America (ODC) has a market capitalization of $181.84 million. The company employs 757 people, generates revenue of $240.68 million and has a net income of $6.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $19.35 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.04 percent (the operating margin is 4.19 percent and the net profit margin 2.53 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.82 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.75 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.21. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.69 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.58, the P/S ratio is 0.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.11. The dividend yield amounts to 2.77 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.40.

Take a closer look at the full list of High-Yield Dividend Contenders. The average P/E ratio amounts to 30.21 and forward P/E ratio is 20.00. The dividend yield has a value of 7.15 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.54 and price to sales ratio 4.04. The operating margin amounts to 27.75 percent and the beta ratio is 0.60. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.01.

Related stock ticker symbols:

VGR, NRP, NS, BPL, ARLP, JCS, TCP, KMP, OHI, ODC

Selected Articles:

· 12 Safe Dividend Contenders With Low P/E Multiples

· 20 Dividend Contenders With High Growth And Cheap Price Ratios

· 20 Contenders With Highest Buy Rating

· Best Dividend Paying Stock List | 27 Big Income Growers

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