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GuruFocus Names Four Dividend Growers

September 03, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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During the past week, GuruFocus recognized four 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 four 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:

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SNP)

On Aug. 26, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation declared a dividend of $1.303 per share, representing a 4.30% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 24 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: 11%

· 5-year: 16.1%

· 3-year: 19.1%

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The Company currently explores for, develops and produces crude oil and natural gas in a number of areas across China. It is a petroleum and petrochemical company.

China Petroleum & Chemical’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on China Petroleum & Chemical reports that the revenue has slowed down over the past year, the company has issued CNY49.6 billion of debt over the past three years and their dividend yield is at a 10-year high.

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

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China Petroleum & Chemical has a market cap of $88.33 billion. Its shares are trading at around $75.78 with a P/E ratio of 8.20, a P/S ratio of 0.70 and a P/B ratio of 0.80. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 9.2% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated China Petroleum & Chemical the business predictability rank of 4-star.

CenturyLink (CTL)

On Aug. 27, CenturyLink declared a dividend of $0.54 per share, representing a 7.60% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 19 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: 46%

· 5-year: 14%

· 3-year: 1.2%

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CenturyLink is an integrated communications company engaged primarily in providing an array of communications services to its residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers.

CenturyLink’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on CenturyLink reports that the company’s revenue has slowed down over the past year, the company’s P/E and P/S ratios are trading at lows and the company’s asset growth is currently surpassing its revenue growth.

The Peter Lynch chart suggests that the company is overvalued:

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CenturyLink has a market cap of $19.89 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $33.12 with a P/E ratio of 19.20, a P/S ratio of 1.10 and a P/B ratio of 1.10. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 4% over the past 10 years.

China Mobile (CHL)

On Aug. 28, China Mobile declared a dividend of $0.984 per share, representing a 3.60% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Oct. 10 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: 0%

· 5-year: 19.3%

· 3-year: 4.6%

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The company provides a range of mobile telecommunications services. It offers mobile telecommunications services mainly using the Global System for Mobile Communications standard.

China Mobile’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on China Mobile reports that the company’s price is nearing a five-year high, the company has enough cash to cover all of its debt, their P/E and P/S ratios are trading at lows and the company has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that China Mobile is currently undervalued:

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China Mobile has a market cap of $220.79 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $54.92 with a P/E ratio of 10.50, a P/S ratio of 2.40 and a P/B ratio of 1.80. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 11.5% over the past 10 years.

GuruFocus rated China Mobile the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Seadrill (SDRL)

On Aug. 29, Seadrill declared a dividend of $0.683 per share, representing a 3.70% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 20 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Sept. 9, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 0%

· 5-year: 34.6%

· 3-year: 84.1%

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Seadrill Limited is an offshore drilling contractor. It provides drilling and well services to the offshore industry. Its core business is platform drilling, drilling facility engineering, modular rig, well intervention, and oilfield technologies.

Seadrill’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Seadrill reports that the company’s dividend yield is at a three-year low, the price is at a 10-year high and the company has issued $33.2 billion of debt over the past three years.

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

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Seadrill has a market cap of $22.04 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $46.99 with a P/E ratio of 20.10, a P/S ratio of 4.70 and a P/B ratio of 3.70. Seadrill had an annual average earnings growth of 20.2% over the past five years.

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