Dividend Yield

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I am Tom Roberts. I am 36 years old and a normal guy. I am not rich, don’t drive a fancy car and I don’t have expensive tastes. I only have a passion for dividend stocks and my private wealth optimization.I don’t work for other people and don’t give any advice on buying or selling stocks. Since I started investing, I lost money, but I earned much more over a long period of time. Dividends protected my wealth and dividend growth lifted me up to new dimensions.As of today, my net worth is four-times higher after I gave up my permanent occupation. I do not search other jobs anymore; I live from dividend payments and have achieved my first goal of financial independence.My current annualized dividend income is in the five-figure region and my portfolio dividend yield is around three percent. I plan to double my investments every five to ten years. This represents a yearly return (dividends included) of 7-15 percent.Over the most recent 13 years, I realized such a return rate. Summarized, I would be happy to die with a balance in the double-digit millions, but this is a long and hard path

5 High-Quality European Dividend Payers


When I read all these articles about investing strategies and look at the moves from big gurus, I see Europe as a dominant investing target. As you might know, the ECB plans to embark on a bond-buying stimulus program totaling upwards of $1 trillion that will run through September 2016.
Improving growth prospects and upcoming stimulus efforts should investors consider European stocks; more specifically, we want to focus on high-quality, dividend-paying stocks that conservative investors may want to gain exposure to in an effort to geographically diversify their portfolios. Buying abroad make sense in some way. I’ve published some interesting articles around this topic in the past.
Below are five fundamentally-sound sound European dividend stocks that can help beef up your portfolio’s overall yield:

Unilever — Yield: 3.49%

Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) employs 174,381 people, generates revenue of $51,812.07 million and has a net income of $5,899.40 million. The current market capitalization stands at $127.60 billion. Unilever’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,041.12 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.45% (the operating margin is 16.48% and the net profit margin 11.39%).

Financials: The total debt represents 26.49% of Unilever assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 93.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.94% was realized by Unilever. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.94. Last fiscal year, Unilever paid $1.22 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.66, the P/S ratio is 2.45 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.21. The dividend yield amounts to 3.49%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Unilever (UL)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Unilever (UL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Unilever (UL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Unilever (UL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Unilever (UL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Unilever (UL)

Anheuser Busch Inbev — Yield: 2.71%

Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) employs 154,029 people, generates revenue of $47,063.00 million and has a net income of $11,302.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $199.67 billion.
Anheuser Busch Inbev’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,656.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 39.64% (the operating margin is 33.19% and the net profit margin 24.01%).

Financials: The total debt represents 35.86% of Anheuser Busch Inbev assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.30%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.37% was realized by Anheuser Busch Inbev. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.59. Last fiscal year, Anheuser Busch Inbev paid $3.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.42, the P/S ratio is 4.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.85. The dividend yield amounts to 2.71%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD)

 

ACE Limited — Yield: 2.36%

ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE) employs 21,000 people, generates revenue of $19,246.00 million and has a net income of $2,853.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $36.93 billion. ACE Limited’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,820.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.44% (the operating margin is 18.51% and the net profit margin 14.82%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.33% of ACE Limited assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.02%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.77% was realized by ACE Limited. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.41. Last fiscal year, ACE Limited paid $2.56 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.09, the P/S ratio is 1.87 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.22. The dividend yield amounts to 2.36%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ACE Limited (ACE)

 

SAP — Yield: 2.04%

SAP SE (ADR) (NYSE:SAP) employs 68,835 people, generates revenue of $18,783.96 million and has a net income of $3,504.34 million. The current market capitalization stands at $83.95 billion. SAP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,178.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.89% (the operating margin is 24.66% and the net profit margin 18.66%).

Financials: The total debt represents 30.08% of SAP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 59.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.43% was realized by SAP. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.88. Last fiscal year, SAP paid $1.21 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.20, the P/S ratio is 4.44 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.83. The dividend yield amounts to 2.04%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of SAP (SAP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of SAP (SAP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of SAP (SAP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of SAP (SAP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of SAP (SAP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of SAP (SAP)

 

Novo Nordisk — Yield: 1.63%

Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE:NVO) employs 40,700 people, generates revenue of $11,999.02 million and has a net income of $3,615.84 million. The current market capitalization stands at $98.67 billion. Novo Nordisk’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,923.54 million. The EBITDA margin is 41.03% (the operating margin is 37.68% and the net profit margin 30.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.31% of Novo Nordisk assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.51%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 60.54% was realized by Novo Nordisk. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.43. Last fiscal year, Novo Nordisk paid $0.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.60, the P/S ratio is 8.36 and the P/B ratio is finally 16.94. The dividend yield amounts to 1.63%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Novo Nordisk (NVO)