By Alejandro of http://www.dividendsranking.com/

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Dividendsranking.com shows you the dividend yield of our database of over 2,700 worldwide companies. This huge amount of information is organized in different indexes or groups of companies by country, sector, stock index or other criteria. We are going to analyze here three sets of information:

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  1. Companies that are increasing their dividend since 2004
  2. US companies that have been increasing their dividend since 2004
  3. TOP companies dividend in our analysis. You can see the selection criteria here.

Today we will focus on “Companies that are increasing their dividend since 2004 ‘

This index is being taken over by the Telecommunications sector, Partner Communications (Israel), Telstra Corp (Australia) and TPSA (Poland) are all companies in this sector. As you may know it is a major source of net cash flows which allows succulent paying dividends. Moreover they are increasing or maintaining their annual dividend since 2004 which demonstrates their commitment to maintain and increase their dividend.

Partner Communications Company Ltd. (Operating under the Orange brand name) is a mobile network operator, Wi-Fi and fixed telephony service provider in Israel. The company’s shares are Traded on NASDAQ (Symbol PTNR) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, where, it is a constituent of the TA-25 Index, Since August 2009, Scailex Corporation (owned by businessman Ilan Ben-Dov) controls 51% of total shares. Regarding its financial position, there is little concern that the company has a Payout over 85% because the company increases its profits annually. Since 2006, the dividend has increased by almost 4 times, which demonstrates the company’s ability to generate net cash flows.

Telstra Corporation Limited is an Australian telecommunications company, formerly owned by the Australian government and privatized in stages from late 1990. Telstra is the largest provider of local and long distance telephony, mobile services, dialup, wireless, DSL and cable Internet access in Australia. Financial data is not as strong as Partner Communication, both revenue and profit are virtually the same as in 2005 as the dividend has not changed since then. Furthermore, the Payout is above 75% which puts at risk that can continue maintaining the dividend. That is why the consensus of analysts recommend sell or hold shares.

Finally Telekomunikacja Polska SA – TPSA was a Polish national telecommunications provider established in December 1991. It is publicly traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, with a controlling stake owned by France Telecom. Its profits have increased periodically thanks to the growth Poland has experienced since it joined to the European Union. However in 2009 its profit was down 25% largely due to the financial crisis. It does not appear that the dividend will be affected so it is still an attractive alternative investment.

Disclosure: The author of this article may have positions in the companies mentioned above which could change at any time.