SAFE DIVIDEND STOCKS

The Safe Dividend Stocks list contains the highest rated stocks for safety, making them more appropriate for investors concerned more with safe passive income and less with longer-term growth potential. These companies generally maintain low levels of debt, produce consistent free cash flow, generate moderate-to-high returns on equity, and have moderate-to-low payout ratios.

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TickerCompany NameSectorIndustryCategoryMarket Cap ($M)Market CapSafety ScoreGrowth ScoreYield ScoreDividend YieldDividend Growth StreakEPS Payout Ratio5yr Median EPS PayoutFCF Payout Ratio5yr Median FCF PayoutEx-Dividend DatePay Date1yr Dividend Growth3yr Dividend Growth5yr Dividend Growth10yr Dividend GrowthAnnual Dividend ($)Dividend Payment ($)Payment FrequencyP/E RatioFree Cash Flow YieldEnterprise Value / SalesEnterprise Value / EBITPrice-to-Book RatioGross MarginOperating MarginProfit MarginFCF MarginReturn on Equity5yr Median ROEROIC5yr Median ROIC1yr Sales Growth5yr Sales CAGR1yr EPS Growth5yr EPS CAGRCurrent RatioDebt to CapitalDebt to CapitalDebt to EquityDebt to EquityNet Debt to EBITNet Debt to EBITEBIT / InterestEBIT / Interest1yr Total Return5yr Total Return CAGR
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company Consumer Staples Agricultural Operations 0.88 24,740 Large: $10B to $100B 98 58 61 2.75 20+ Years 46 33 45 15 11/14/2016 2016-12-07 7 16 13 12 1.2 0.3 Quarterly 16.6 6.1 0.4 16.9 1.43 5.9 3.0 2.7 2.0 10 9.3 7.8 7.5 -4 2 41 0 1.6 0.3 Low Debt: 0.1 to 0.3 0.4 Low Debt: 0.2 to 0.5 0.3 Low Risk: < 1.0 5.2 Average Risk: 4x to 8x 34 11
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Business Services Outsourcing 0.83 47,090 Large: $10B to $100B 95 88 48 2.20 20+ Years 65 67 51 53 12/07/2016 2017-01-01 8 6 8 11 2.3 0.6 Quarterly 31.1 4.1 3.9 20.5 11.06 41.4 18.8 12.8 14.6 33 24.2 23.0 22.4 7 3 13 5 1.1 0.3 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.5 Low Debt: 0.2 to 0.5 -0.4 Net Cash 31.7 Very Low Risk: > 15x 35 20
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. Utilities Electric Power 0.19 31,145 Large: $10B to $100B 79 29 75 3.73 5+ Years 160 63 -311 213 11/08/2016 2016-12-09 6 5 4 4 2.4 0.6 Quarterly 44.5 3.2 47.2 1.79 62.9 20.3 12.4 1.4 9 9.5 5.0 4.8 5 3 -247 11 0.8 0.5 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 1.2 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 18.9 High Risk: > 5.0 1.2 Very High Risk: < 2x 11 13
AIZ Assurant, Inc. Finance Multi Line Insurance 0.89 5,408 Mid: $2B to $10B 67 21 49 2.24 10+ Years 22 15 -32 11 11/23/2016 2016-12-12 48 19 24 18 2.1 0.5 Quarterly 10.1 0.7 6.0 1.22 0.0 2.0 1.4 1.4 3 8.5 2.5 7.5 -28 4 -2,470 -4 0.0 0.2 Low Debt: 0.1 to 0.3 0.3 Low Debt: 0.2 to 0.5 0.1 Low Risk: < 1.0 Very Low Risk: > 15x 22 23
ATO Atmos Energy Corporation Utilities Gas Distribution 0.25 7,912 Mid: $2B to $10B 79 16 54 2.40 20+ Years 49 56 -47 -160 11/23/2016 2016-12-12 8 6 5 3 1.8 0.5 Quarterly 21.5 3.4 15.4 52.1 19.9 10.4 -3.7 10 9.0 6.2 4.6 -43 -2 83 7 0.4 0.4 Average Debt: 0.3 to 0.5 0.9 Average Debt: 0.5 to 1.0 3.6 Above Average Risk: 2.0 to 5.0 5.8 Average Risk: 4x to 8x 21 24
Free Trial Avista Corporation Utilities Electric Power 0.35 2,503 Mid: $2B to $10B 69 12 72 3.48 10+ Years 64 70 -96 -121 11/16/2016 2016-12-15 4 4 4 9 1.4 0.3 Quarterly 18.5 3.0 15.5 1.55 100.0 17.1 8.3 -1.3 7 7.7 3.9 3.9 -3 -1 -10 4 0.8 0.5 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.1 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 6.5 High Risk: > 5.0 3.4 High Risk: 2x to 4x 14 14
Free Trial American Water Works Utilities Water Supply 0.21 12,628 Large: $10B to $100B 79 48 46 2.12 5+ Years 56 50 -189 -99 02/03/2017 2017-03-01 10 20 10 1.5 0.4 Quarterly 27.0 5.6 17.4 2.41 100.0 34.0 15.1 -2.6 9 8.3 4.4 3.9 4 4 -14 12 0.4 0.5 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.3 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 5.5 High Risk: > 5.0 3.3 High Risk: 2x to 4x 18 22
Free Trial Axis Capital Holdings Limited Finance Property & Casualty Insurance 0.51 5,767 Mid: $2B to $10B 95 69 52 2.33 10+ Years 28 25 42 19 12/28/2016 2017-01-17 17 12 9 9 1.5 0.4 Quarterly 13.0 5.2 1.4 12.1 0.96 0.0 15.5 14.6 18.3 12 10.6 9.3 9.3 -10 3 -22 0 0.0 0.1 Low Debt: 0.1 to 0.3 0.2 Very Low Debt: < 0.2 -0.2 Net Cash 9.1 Low Risk: 8x to 15x 21 20
Free Trial B&G Foods, Inc. Consumer Staples Miscellaneous Food 0 2,992 Mid: $2B to $10B 76 85 79 4.18 5+ Years 100 111 53 63 12/28/2016 2017-01-30 25 12 15 3 1.9 0.5 Quarterly 25.7 7.3 3.3 16.6 3.67 30.0 17.8 7.2 11.4 15 15.8 3.2 4.3 49 13 47 13 4.1 0.7 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.9 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 5.1 High Risk: > 5.0 3.6 High Risk: 2x to 4x 32 18
Free Trial Black Hills Corporation Utilities Electric Power 0.69 3,237 Mid: $2B to $10B 81 16 61 2.75 20+ Years 230 57 -56 -93 11/15/2016 2016-12-01 4 3 3 2 1.7 0.4 Quarterly 83.7 4.5 38.2 1.89 65.0 2.3 -2.5 -2.1 -2 5.8 -1.0 4.4 23 1 -218 0.9 0.7 High Debt: 0.5 to 0.7 1.9 High Debt: 1.0 to 2.0 18.8 High Risk: > 5.0 1.3 Very High Risk: < 2x 34 17


 

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