Dividend Yield

About the Author Dividend Yield

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

Which Stocks To Buy Now?


A very good question for investors is “what kind of stocks should I buy now?”

I often ask myself and think around many industries in order to get the best results. For sure, my focus is always on dividends and dividend growth. Better if the company buy back own shares.

Well, today I like to share some stock ideas with you for income investors who are blinded by high-paying dividend stocks and looking for stocks that may rise their dividend output within the next years. Divided growers are great.

Sure, those dividend stocks are not a one-way ticket for success. There are also many companies that have underperformed the market in recent years, remember Avon Products. In an earlier article, I’ve complied 9 undervalued stocks with an impressive dividend history.

Also check out my analysis about stocks with a nealy safe dividend.

A growing dividend is a good sign for investors and lifts up their regular income. Please share your thoughts about my ideas by leaving a comment. Thank you for reading and contributing.

5 top dividend stocks worth a deeper look are….

AT&T (NYSE:T) has a market capitalization of $170.76 billion. The company employs 247,700 people, generates revenue of $132,447.00 million and has a net income of $6,518.00 million.

AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $32,139.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.27 percent (the operating margin is 8.87 percent and the net profit margin 4.92 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 28.03 percent of AT&T’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.02 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.02 percent was realized by AT&T.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.19. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.84 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.71, the P/S ratio is 1.29 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.98. The dividend yield amounts to 5.71 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.37.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (T)

Ford (NYSE:F) has a market capitalization of $56.61 billion. The company employs 181,000 people, generates revenue of $146,917.00 million and has a net income of $7,148.00 million.
Ford’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,098.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.23 percent (the operating margin is 3.69 percent and the net profit margin 4.87 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 56.73 percent of Ford’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 439.22 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 34.02 percent was realized by Ford.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.53. Last fiscal year, Ford paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.64, the P/S ratio is 0.39 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.26. The dividend yield amounts to 4.08 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.52.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Ford (F)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ford (F)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ford (F)

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) has a market capitalization of $62.03 billion. The company employs 12,900 people, generates revenue of $24,561.00 million and has a net income of $5,527.00 million.

Occidental Petroleum’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14,372.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 58.52 percent (the operating margin is 33.49 percent and the net profit margin 22.50 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 9.99 percent of Occidental Petroleum’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 16.09 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.25 percent was realized by Occidental Petroleum.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.22. Last fiscal year, Occidental Petroleum 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 11.08, the P/S ratio is 2.53 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.48. The dividend yield amounts to 3.60 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.47.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Occidental Petroleum (OXY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Occidental Petroleum (OXY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) has a market capitalization of $48.41 billion. The company employs 116,579 people, generates revenue of $55,184.00 million and has a net income of $3,703.00 million.

Caterpillar’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,491.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.39 percent (the operating margin is 9.65 percent and the net profit margin 6.71 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 46.39 percent of Caterpillar’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 234.59 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.68 percent was realized by Caterpillar.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.87. Last fiscal year, Caterpillar paid $2.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.63, the P/S ratio is 0.88 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.89. The dividend yield amounts to 3.50 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.69.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Caterpillar (CAT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Caterpillar (CAT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Caterpillar (CAT)

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has a market capitalization of $370.18 billion. The company employs 75,000 people, generates revenue of $420,836.00 million and has a net income of $33,448.00 million.

Exxon Mobil’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $57,483.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.66 percent (the operating margin is 9.58 percent and the net profit margin 7.95 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.55 percent of Exxon Mobil’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 13.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.17 percent was realized by Exxon Mobil.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.95. Last fiscal year, Exxon Mobil paid $2.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.99, the P/S ratio is 0.88 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.18. The dividend yield amounts to 3.16 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.90.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exxon Mobil (XOM)