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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

Top 10 S&P 500 Companies By Dividend Growth


Dividend growth is better than dividend yield because over the long-term, each investor could receive a higher return due to the growing business of a corporate.

Today I like to show you those stocks from the popular S&P 500 that have the fastest twelve trailing months dividend growth.

The screen excludes companies with current dividend yield of less than 2%. The growth rate methodology is based on trailing twelve-month DPS compared to the value one year ago. 

You may also like my older articles about dividend growth stocks with solid yields and growth perspectives.

These are the results, sorted by dividend growth:

 

Iron Mountain — Yield: 4.96% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 61.6%

 

Iron Mountain Inc (NYSE:IRM) employs 19,500 people, generates revenue of $3,025.92 million and has a net income of $99.96 million. The current market capitalization stands at $8.10 billion. 

Iron Mountain’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $820.27 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.11% (the operating margin is 14.83% and the net profit margin 3.30%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 62.70% of Iron Mountain assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 400.65%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.80% was realized by Iron Mountain. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.85. Last fiscal year, Iron Mountain paid $1.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.72, the P/S ratio is 2.66 and the P/B ratio is finally 7.61. The dividend yield amounts to 4.96%. 

Stock Charts: 

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Iron Mountain (IRM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Iron Mountain (IRM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Iron Mountain (IRM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Iron Mountain (IRM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Iron Mountain (IRM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Iron Mountain (IRM)

 

 

ONEOK — Yield: 5.21% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 53.3%

 

ONEOK Inc (NYSE:OKE) employs 2,269 people, generates revenue of $12,195.09 million and has a net income of $668.72 million. The current market capitalization stands at $9.88 billion. 

ONEOK’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,443.01 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.83% (the operating margin is 9.38% and the net profit margin 5.48%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 53.96% of ONEOK assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1,394.81%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.82% was realized by ONEOK. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.52. Last fiscal year, ONEOK paid $2.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.55, the P/S ratio is 0.79 and the P/B ratio is finally 16.33. The dividend yield amounts to 5.21%. 

Stock Charts: 

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

 

 

Host Hotels and Resorts — Yield: 3.77% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 50%

 

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) employs 251 people, generates revenue of $5,354.00 million and has a net income of $747.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $16.20 billion. 

Host Hotels and Resorts’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,346.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.14% (the operating margin is 13.26% and the net profit margin 13.95%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 32.70% of Host Hotels and Resorts assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 54.42%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.05% was realized by Host Hotels and Resorts. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.95. Last fiscal year, Host Hotels and Resorts paid $0.75 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.30, the P/S ratio is 3.00 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.19. The dividend yield amounts to 3.77%. 

Stock Charts: 

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)

 

 

Progressive — Yield: 2.49% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 39.2%

 

Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) employs 26,501 people, generates revenue of $19,372.50 million and has a net income of $1,281.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $16.20 billion. 

Progressive’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,645.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.82% (the operating margin is 10.45% and the net profit margin 6.61%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 8.39% of Progressive assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.24%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.53% was realized by Progressive. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.15. Last fiscal year, Progressive paid $0.69 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.78, the P/S ratio is 0.84 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.34. The dividend yield amounts to 2.49%. 

Stock Charts: 

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

 

 

Williams Companies — Yield: 4.84% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 36.2%

 

Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) employs 6,742 people, generates revenue of $7,637.00 million and has a net income of $2,335.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $36.24 billion. 

Williams Companies’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,745.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.94% (the operating margin is 20.54% and the net profit margin 30.57%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 42.90% of Williams Companies assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 247.12%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.94% was realized by Williams Companies. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.83. Last fiscal year, Williams Companies paid $1.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.92, the P/S ratio is 4.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.08. The dividend yield amounts to 4.84%. 

Stock Charts: 

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Williams Companies (WMB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Williams Companies (WMB)

 

 

Transocean — Yield: 21.19% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 33.9%

 

Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) employs 13,100 people, generates revenue of $9,174.00 million and has a net income of $-1,946.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $5.37 billion. 

Transocean’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,830.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 41.75% (the operating margin is -15.02% and the net profit margin -21.21%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 35.52% of Transocean assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 73.82%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -12.47% was realized by Transocean. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-5.23. Last fiscal year, Transocean 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 not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.38. The dividend yield amounts to 21.19%. 

Stock Charts: 

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

 

 

Principal Financial — Yield: 2.84% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 30.6%

 

Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) employs 14,873 people, generates revenue of $10,555.60 million and has a net income of $1,176.40 million. The current market capitalization stands at $15.05 billion. 

Principal Financial’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,742.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.51% (the operating margin is 14.16% and the net profit margin 11.14%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 1.17% of Principal Financial assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.13%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.18% was realized by Principal Financial. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.72. Last fiscal year, Principal Financial paid $1.28 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.61, the P/S ratio is 1.41 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.46. The dividend yield amounts to 2.84%. 

Stock Charts: 

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Principal Financial (PFG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Principal Financial (PFG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Principal Financial (PFG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Principal Financial (PFG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Principal Financial (PFG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Principal Financial (PFG)

 

 

3M — Yield: 2.47% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 30.1%

3M Co (NYSE:MMM) employs 89,800 people, generates revenue of $31,821.00 million and has a net income of $4,998.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $105.67 billion. 

3M’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,553.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.88% (the operating margin is 22.42% and the net profit margin 15.71%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 22.05% of 3M assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 52.61%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.38% was realized by 3M. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.47. Last fiscal year, 3M paid $3.42 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.17, the P/S ratio is 3.30 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.03. The dividend yield amounts to 2.47%. 

Stock Charts: 

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of 3M (MMM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of 3M (MMM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of 3M (MMM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of 3M (MMM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of 3M (MMM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of 3M (MMM)

 

 

Metlife — Yield: 2.77% Dividend Growth 1-Year: 27.3%

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) employs 68,000 people, generates revenue of $73,376.00 million and has a net income of $6,339.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $57.73 billion. 

Metlife’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,300.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.04% (the operating margin is 13.66% and the net profit margin 8.64%). 

Financials: The total debt represents 6.08% of Metlife assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.20%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.27% was realized by Metlife. 

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.42. Last fiscal year, Metlife paid $0.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.34, the P/S ratio is 0.77 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.80. The dividend yield amounts to 2.77%. 

Stock Charts: 

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

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