Many investors never really look at company financials. By neglecting that aspect of their financial education, they miss out on some of the most useful information that financial data can provide.
In particular, measures like margins can tell you how efficient a company is in converting the sales it generates into profits for shareholders.
One type of margin known as operating margin focuses on an intermediate step in the financial statement, and it's something that you can use to focus on the core elements of a business to see how profitable it is.
The operating margin show us how many of a dollar revenue is profit for paying interest and taxes. The higher the value, the better it is for investors. It tells us also a lot about the market strength of a corporate and their pricing power.
If margins are low, you may own only a small piece of the supply chain and the cake. Remember retailer. They have a damn low margin, which is in general not bad but they offer only a small part of the whole product development and marketing cycle.
They just sell the product. Attached you will find a couple of dividend paying long-term raiser stocks with the highest margin on the market. I observed only the group of Dividend Champions.
Over the next days I will also show you those stocks with the highest net income profit margin. The difference between them and today's results is that they could have less debt. That's one reason why they have higher margins in the end.
Here are the most profitable dividend grower from the Dividend Champions League… [more]
Dividend growth is an important issue for long-term wealth creation. A solid growing stock that might also share its growth success with shareholders could boost your cash income for the next years.
It doesn't make sense to observe stocks with a great performance in the past. A stock that doubled dividends in the past five years might run their future dividends flat.
That’s not the optimal case for good long-term growth investment. Today I started a research of stocks that might accelerate their dividend growth in the future.
My basis research included stocks with a 25 year consistent dividend growth history.
Here are 8 companies from the Champions List that I believe will see accelerating dividend growth over the next few years....
National Retail Properties Incorporation -- Yield: 3.78% [more]
Ex-Dividend Stocks For Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - http://ex-dividend-dates.blogspot.com/2016/02/ex-dividend-stocks-for-wednesday_15.html - $CUK $AIV $HCI $ENR $MAC $MCO $MTX $NNBR $ODC $PLT $PPG $PRK
Weekly Ex-Dividend Dates and Yields by Ex-Dividend Dates. Attached is a current stock list of dividend stocks (common shares, preferred shares and American Depositary Receipts – ADR’s), paying forthcoming dividends and having their ex-dividend within the week January 25, 2016 – January 31, 2016. The average dividend-yield amounts to 6.08 percent.
The ex-dividend date is a major date related to the payment of dividends. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or later, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. It is important that your broker settles your trade before the ex-dividend date. [more]
Intl. Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) employs 379,592 people, generates revenue of $92,793.00 million and has a net income of $15,752.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $132.10 billion.
International Business Machines Corporation is a technology company. The Company operates in five business segments: Global Technology Services (GTS), which includes Strategic Outsourcing, Integrated Technology Services, Cloud and Technology Support Services, and also provides information technology (IT) infrastructure and business process services; Global Business Services (GBS), which offers its services across Consulting and Systems Integration, Global Process Services and Application Management Services; Software, which consists of middleware and operating systems software; Systems and Technology (STG), which provides infrastructure technologies, and Global Financing, which provides financing solutions for products or services that are critical to the end users' business operations. Its IBM Watson Health Cloud platform collects clinical, research and social data from a range of health sources and creates a cloud-based data sharing hub. More on Reuters.
Intl. Business Machines’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $25,350.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.32% (the operating margin is 21.54% and the net profit margin 16.98%).
Financials: The total debt represents 34.72% of Intl. Business Machines assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 343.82%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 90.89% was realized by Intl. Business Machines.
Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $14.57. Last fiscal year, Intl. Business Machines paid $4.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders. [more]