Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5 Dividend Stocks With Fresh Billion Share Buyback Programs

Dividend growth is a fantastic value driver for your private wealth. But there are more possibilities to create directly shareholder values. Beside dividends, there is a way to give money back via share repurchase programs.


Recently, I wrote an article about stocks with the most recent billion share buyback programs on the market. Today I would like to expand the list by adding stocks that have announced to spend billions by buying back own shares.


Three names are not included in the list because they don't pay dividends. EBay, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Check Point Software Technologies are those stocks.


E I Du Pont De Nemours (NYSE:DD) has a market capitalization of $56.22 billion. The company employs 70,000 people, generates revenue of $36.144 billion and has a net income of $2.863 billion. E I Du Pont De Nemours’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.202 billion. The EBITDA margin is 17.16 percent (the operating margin is 10.89 percent and the net profit margin 7.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.20 percent of E I Du Pont De Nemours’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.79 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.95 percent was realized by E I Du Pont De Nemours. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.87. Last fiscal year, E I Du Pont De Nemours paid $1.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders. DD announced a 5 billion share buyback program.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.18, the P/S ratio is 1.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.52. The dividend yield amounts to 2.96 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.64.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of E I Du Pont De Nemours (DD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of E I Du Pont De Nemours (DD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of E I Du Pont De Nemours (DD)

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) has a market capitalization of $54.25 billion. The company employs 52,030 people, generates revenue of $57.080 billion and has a net income of $4.816 billion. Dow Chemical’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.320 billion. The EBITDA margin is 16.33 percent (the operating margin is 11.97 percent and the net profit margin 8.44 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.84 percent of Dow Chemical’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 66.77 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.36 percent was realized by Dow Chemical. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.15. Last fiscal year, Dow Chemical paid $1.28 in the form of dividends to shareholders. D announced a 4.5 billion share buyback program.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.85, the P/S ratio is 0.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.37. The dividend yield amounts to 2.86 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.61.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Dow Chemical (DOW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Dow Chemical (DOW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Dow Chemical (DOW)

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) has a market capitalization of $57.67 billion. The company employs 121,506 people, generates revenue of $55.656 billion and has a net income of $3.809 billion. Caterpillar’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8.715 billion. The EBITDA margin is 15.66 percent (the operating margin is 10.11 percent and the net profit margin 6.84 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 44.47 percent of Caterpillar’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 181.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.76 percent was realized by Caterpillar. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.75. Last fiscal year, Caterpillar paid $2.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CAT announced a 10 billion share buyback program.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.75, the P/S ratio is 1.04 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.77. The dividend yield amounts to 2.65 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.81.


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

Praxair (NYSE:PX) has a market capitalization of $37.48 billion. The company employs 27,380 people, generates revenue of $11.925 billion and has a net income of $1.798 billion. Praxair’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.766 billion. The EBITDA margin is 31.58 percent (the operating margin is 22.01 percent and the net profit margin 15.08 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 43.50 percent of Praxair’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 133.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.70 percent was realized by Praxair. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.67. Last fiscal year, Praxair paid $2.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. PX announced a 1.5 billion share buyback program.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.47, the P/S ratio is 3.14 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.67. The dividend yield amounts to 2.04 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.88.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Praxair (PX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Praxair (PX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Praxair (PX)

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has a market capitalization of $138.77 billion. The company employs 129,000 people, generates revenue of $64.657 billion and has a net income of $7.135 billion. Comcast’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27.908 billion. The EBITDA margin is 43.16 percent (the operating margin is 20.98 percent and the net profit margin 11.04 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 30.13 percent of Comcast’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 94.38 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.63 percent was realized by Comcast. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.56. Last fiscal year, Comcast paid $0.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CMCSA announced a 7.5 billion share buyback program.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.72, the P/S ratio is 2.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.74. The dividend yield amounts to 1.70 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.12.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Comcast (CMCSA)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Comcast (CMCSA)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Comcast (CMCSA)

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*I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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