I’ve discovered many investing strategies and found out that low dividend paying stocks with little debt and high EPS growth have outperformed the market over the years.

Investors need to look at several fundamental like debt, payout and growth ratios in order to get an idea of how fast the company can increase its dividends in the future.

Today I’ve compiled 10 Dividend Aristocrats with a debt-to-equity under 1, 5-year expected earnings per share growth of more than 10 percent, and a dividend payout ratio under 40 percent.

Dividend Aristocrats managed to increase dividends over more than 25 consecutive years. You can find a full list here: Dividend Aristocrats.

These are the 4 highest-yielding results in detail:

T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) has a market capitalization of $21.53 billion. The company employs 5,824 people, generates revenue of $3,484.20 million and has a net income of $1,047.70 million.

T. Rowe Price Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,728.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 49.61 percent (the operating margin is 47.00 percent and the net profit margin 30.07 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of T. Rowe Price Group’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.97 percent was realized by T. Rowe Price Group.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.43. Last fiscal year, T. Rowe Price Group paid $1.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.49, the P/S ratio is 6.10 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.46. The dividend yieldamounts to 2.15 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.42.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)

Long-Term Dividend Payment History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)

Long-Term Dividend Yield History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) has a market capitalization of $36.61 billion. The company employs 51,000 people, generates revenue of $14,135.00 million and has a net income of $1,630.00 million.

Illinois Tool Works’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,129.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 22.14 percent (the operating margin is 18.00 percent and the net profit margin 11.53 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.77 percent of Illinois Tool Works’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 65.38 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.09 percent was realized by Illinois Tool Works.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.42. Last fiscal year, Illinois Tool Works paid $1.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.15, the P/S ratio is 2.58 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.14. The dividend yieldamounts to 2.08 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.26.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) has a market capitalization of $31.09 billion. The company employs 31,100 people, generates revenue of $89,804.00 million and has a net income of $1,354.00 million.

Archer Daniels Midland’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,039.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 3.38 percent (the operating margin is 2.08 percent and the net profit margin 1.51 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 15.70 percent of Archer Daniels Midland’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.08 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.87 percent was realized by Archer Daniels Midland.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.92. Last fiscal year, Archer Daniels Midland paid $0.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.54, the P/S ratio is 0.35 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.58. The dividend yieldamounts to 1.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.83.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

W. W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) has a market capitalization of $15.99 billion. The company employs 23,700 people, generates revenue of $9,964.95 million and has a net income of $812.30 million.

W. W. Grainger’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,555.44 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.61 percent (the operating margin is 13.52 percent and the net profit margin 8.15 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 9.15 percent of W. W. Grainger’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 14.76 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.25 percent was realized by W. W. Grainger.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $11.53. Last fiscal year, W. W. Grainger paid $2.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.10, the P/S ratio is 1.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.76. The dividend yieldamounts to 1.86 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.03.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of W. W. Grainger (GWW)

Long-Term Dividend Payment History of W. W. Grainger (GWW)

Long-Term Dividend Yield History of W. .W Grainger (GWW)

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