Dividend Investing – 40 Quality High Dividend Ideas Around The World by Tim du Toit, Quant Investing

High dividend yield companies in a low interest rate world

With interest rates around the world still at record low levels (and it looks like this will continue) here are a few high quality investment ideas of companies with an attractive dividend yield (dividend investing).

Quality dividend investing

You know not all high dividend yield companies make good investments because you also have to make sure the company can continue paying the high dividend in future.

This is what this list does for you, it gives you a list quality companies with an attractive dividend yield.

How this dividend investing list was selected

Before I get to the list of companies, first some information on how the list was selected.

Only Market Leading companies included

Firstly, to make sure the only quality companies are included; I selected Market Leading companies (large healthy companies) from around the world.

Market Leading companies are non-utility companies with larger than average; market value, number of shares outstanding, free cash flow and sales above 1.5 times the average of all the companies in the screener.

You can read more about Market Leading companies (and why they make good investments) here: Large companies on steroids – Market Leaders

Dividend twice covered by profits

Secondly I selected companies with a healthy dividend coverage ratio of more than two.

This means their profits are two times higher than the dividend they pay out (Dividend Coverage Ratio = Earnings per share / Dividend per share).

I then sorted this list by dividend yield (Dividend Yield = the trailing 12 month (TTM) dividend / Last closing share price)

No extremely high dividend yields

You will see the dividends are not very high; this is a good thing because research studies have shown that companies with a very high dividend yield (yields of more than you can hardly believe) do not make good investments.

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Dividend investing screen

This is what the dividend screen looked like:

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Source: Quant Investing screener

The first 15 companies

Here is a list of the first 15 large, quality high dividend yield companies the screen came up with:

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Source: Quant Investing screener

The next 14 dividend investing companies

Here is the list with the next 14 high dividend yield companies:

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Source: Quant Investing screener

Improved quality high dividend companies – Piotroski F-Score added

To improve the quality of the companies in the screen even further I added the Piotroski F-Score to the screen.

Can the Piotroski F-Score help you?

You can read more about how useful the Piotroski F-Score is here:

This academic can help you make better investment decisions – Piotroski F-Score

Can the Piotroski F-Score also improve your investment strategy?

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This is what was included in the screen:

  • Market leading companies
  • Dividend coverage ratio of more than 2
  • Piotroski F-Score higher than 6 (9 = Best and 0 = worse)
  • Sorted this list of companies by dividend yield

The 15 highest dividend yield companies

Here are the highest dividend yield companies that met all the screening criteria:

Dividend Investing

Source: Quant Investing screener

Please always do your fact checking

As with all screens this is just a list of companies. Please do your own research and fact checking to make sure the company is correctly included in the list.

Your dividend investing analyst

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Tim du Toit

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