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GuruFocus Names Six Dividend Growers

Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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During the past two weeks, GuruFocus recognized six companies as dividend growers. In order to be qualified for this list, the company had to:

· Have a dividend yield of greater than 3%.

· Have a strong history of stable and increasing dividends.

· Maintain Guru ownership.

· Have a market cap of greater than $10 billion.

The following six companies come from various industries and sectors of the market, but they all fit the necessary criteria needed to qualify them as dividend growers.

A comparison of the companies’ historical dividend growth:



HSBC Holdings (HBC)

On Aug. 6, HSBC Holdings declared a dividend of $0.50 per share, representing a 4.16% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Oct. 9 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Aug. 23, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: -13.2%

· 5-year: -22.2%

· 3-year: 3.7%



HSBC Holdings is a global banking and financial services organization. Its products and services are delivered to its clients through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets and Global Private Banking.

HSBC Holdings’ historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on HSBC Holdings reports that the revenue has been in decline for the last five years, the operating margin has been expanding, the dividend yield is at a one-year low and the price is near a three-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently undervalued:



HSBC Holdings has a market cap of $204.21 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $55.07 with a P/E ratio of 12.90, a P/S ratio of 2.50 and a P/B ratio of 1.20.

Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd. (JCYGY)

On Aug. 12, Jardine Cycle & Carriage declared a dividend of $0.325 per share, representing a 3.15% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Oct. 16 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Aug. 28, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 0%

· 5-year: 40.8%

· 3-year: 37.8%



Jardine Cycle & Carriage is a leading Singapore-listed company and member of the Jardine Matheson group. It has an interest of over 50% in Astra, a major listed Indonesian conglomerate and other other motor interests in Southeast Asia.

Jardine Cycle & Carriage’s historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on Jardine Cycle & Carriage reports that the revenue has been in decline for the past year, the company has issued $3.8 billion over the past three years, the operating margin is expanding and the dividend yield is at a five-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart shows that Jardine currently appears to be undervalued:



Jardine Cycle & Carriage has a market cap of $11.59 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $65.16 with a P/E ratio of 12.50, a P/S ratio of 0.50 and a P/B ratio of 1.00. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 23.3%.

Centrica PLC (CPYYY)

On Aug. 12, Centrica PLC declared a dividend of $0.296 per share, representing a 4.17% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Nov. 25 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Sept. 27, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 5.7%

· 5-year: 4.8%

· 3-year: 8.2%



Centrica PLC is engaged in the integrated energy business. Its business is operated through four major brands: British Gas, Centrica Energy, Centrica Storage and Direct Energy.

Centrica’s historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on Centrica reports that the revenue has been in decline over the past five years, the operating margin is expanding, the company’s price per share is nearing a 10-year high and the company has issued GPB664 million of debt over the past year.

Dominion Resources (D)

On Aug. 13, Dominion Resources declared a dividend of $0.563 per share, representing a 3.80% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 20 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Sept. 6, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 6.1%

· 5-year: 7.2%

· 3-year: 6.4%



The company is provider of electricity, natural gas and related services to customers mainly in the eastern region of the U.S.

Dominion’s historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on the company reports that the revenue per share has been in decline for the past five years, that the company has issued $4.5 billion of debt over the past three years and that price is at a 10-year high. It also notes that the P/B and P/S ratios are close to 10-year highs of 3.31 and 2.67, respectively.

Dominion Resources has a market cap of $33.5 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $57.85 with a P/E ratio of 113.20, a P/S ratio of 2.50 and a P/B ratio of 3.00. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 1.3% over the past 10 years.

Prudential Financial (PRU)

On Aug. 15, Prudential Financial declared a dividend of $0.40 per share, representing a 3.01% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 19 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Sept. 27, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 10.7%

· 5-year: 31.8%

· 3-year: 31.7%



Prudential Financial offers an array of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management and real estate services.

Prudential Financial’s historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on the company reports that the company has poor financial strength, that the company has issued $2.8 billion of debt over the past three years and that the price is nearing a five-year high.

Prudential has a market cap of $36.47 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $78.43 with a P/E ratio of 52.80, a P/S ratio of 0.50 and a P/B ratio of 1.00.

Advanced Info Service Public Company (AVIFY)

On Aug. 15, Advanced Info declared a dividend of $0.164 per share, representing a 3.15% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 16 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Aug. 23, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 0%

· 5-year: 16.6%

· 3-year: 40.5%



Advanced Info Services principal activity is the operation of Nordic Mobile Telephone and Global System Mobile telephone services through 900 MHz frequency under the concession agreements with the Telephone Organization of Thailand.

Advanced Info Services’ historical revenue and net income:



The analysis on the company reports that the price is near a 10-year high, that the P/S ratio is near a five-year high and that the operating margin is expanding.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:



Advanced Info Services has a market cap of $26.61 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $8.95 with a P/E ratio of 22.90, a P/S ratio of 5.50 and a P/B ratio of 11.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.7% over the past 10 years.

To view a complete list of high yielding dividend stocks found among the gurus’ portfolios, click here.

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