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4 Cheapest Top Performing Dividend Stocks from the Consumer Goods Sector

Consumer dividend stocks are my favorite investments when I think about how to make money on the stock market. I prefer those stocks because of the low cyclicality they have. Most of these companies generate stable cash flows and pay good dividends as well as buy their own shares back. Last but not least: They still have possibilities to grow in a developed market.

Today I close my monthly screening serial of the best performing dividend stocks from several sectors with the consumer goods sector.

The 20 best performing dividend stocks from the consumer sector with a market capitalization over USD200 million gained from 44.89 percent to 112.16 percent this year. The best performing non-dividend paying stock is more an industrial stock than a consumer company. It’s the electric vehicle producer Tesla. The company’s stock price quadrupled since the start of the year. The top dividend payer is the multi-marketing level company Nu Skin Enterprises.

Despite the strong stock price increase, 16 of the top 20 performing sector dividend stocks still have a buy or better rating.

Here are the cheapest results in terms of forward P/E:[/i]

Sanderson Farms (SAFM)
has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion. The company employs 1,271 people, generates revenue of $2.386 billion and has a net income of $53.94 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $156.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.55 percent (the operating margin is 4.04 percent and the net profit margin 2.26 percent). Shares of SAFM gained 51.42 percent this year.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.96 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 29.26 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.90 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.45. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.68 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 9.36.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.19, the P/S ratio is 0.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.99. The dividend yield amounts to 0.95 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.22.

Herbalife (HLF) has a market capitalization of $5.38 billion. The company employs 6,200 people, generates revenue of $4.072 billion and has a net income of $477.19 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $735.83 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.07 percent (the operating margin is 16.24 percent and the net profit margin 11.72 percent). Shares of HLF gained 61.07 percent this year.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 28.62 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 115.89 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 97.29 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 9.57.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.21, the P/S ratio is 1.32 and the P/B ratio is finally 13.29. The dividend yield amounts to 2.29 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.88.

Icahn Enterprises (IEP) has a market capitalization of $7.94 billion. The company employs 45,000 people, generates revenue of $15.654 billion and has a net income of $727.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.882 billion. The EBITDA margin is 12.02 percent (the operating margin is 4.13 percent and the net profit margin 4.64 percent). Shares of IEP gained 66.25 percent this year.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 34.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 183.08 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.48 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 10.49.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.09, the P/S ratio is 0.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.55. The dividend yield amounts to 6.89 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.97.

Delphi Automotive (DLPH) has a market capitalization of $17.20 billion. The company employs 25,000 people, generates revenue of $15.519 billion and has a net income of $1.133 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.142 billion. The EBITDA margin is 13.80 percent (the operating margin is 9.42 percent and the net profit margin 7.30 percent). Shares of DLPH gained 44.89 percent this year.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.21 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 105.07 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 53.41 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid no dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 11.49.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.44, the P/S ratio is 1.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 7.40. The dividend yield amounts to 1.24 percent and the beta ratio is not calculable.

Take a closer look at the full list of the best performing consumer goods dividend stocks and which of them are still cheap. The average P/E ratio amounts to 25.63 and forward P/E ratio is 16.70. The dividend yield has a value of 1.48 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.45 and price to sales ratio 1.06. The operating margin amounts to 9.45 percent and the beta ratio is 1.51. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.98.

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