Dividend Kings Are The Ultimate In Dividend Stocks

Dividend Kings are companies that have increased their dividend for AT LEAST 50 consecutive years! That’s an amazing statistic to think about. A company must be extremely successful, resilient and basically timeless to pull of this incredible feat.

The slightly less impressive group with 25+ years of dividend increases is called Dividend Aristocrats.

There are currently 18 Dividend Kings:

American States Water (AWR)

Cincinnati Financial (CINF)

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Dover Corporation (DOV)

Emerson Electric (EMR)

Farmers and Merchants Bancorp (FMCB)

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Hormel Foods (HRL)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Coca-Cola (KO)

Lancaster Colony (LANC)

Lowe’s (LOW)

3M (MMM)

Nordson (NDSN)

Northwest Natural Gas (NWN)

Parker-Hannifin (PH)

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Vectren (VVC)

 

Dividend Kings vs. S&P 500

In 1991 there were a total of 38 Dividend Kings. Roughly 58% of Dividend Kings have fallen off the list since then. The remaining companies combined have outperformed the S&P 500 by over 4%!

Since 1991, the S&P 500 Index has averaged yearly returns of 9.8%. Not something to look down upon! If you would have invested $1,000 into the S&P 500 Index in 1991 that $1,000 would now be worth $10,352.82!

Since 1991, the Dividend Kings have averaged yearly returns of 14.0%! A total of 4.2% higher than the S&P 500! If you would have invested $1,000 in 1991 into an equal allotment of all the Dividend Kings that $1,000 would now be worth $26,461.92!

As you can see this is a huge difference. You would almost have triple the amount of money if you would have invested in the Dividend Kings rather than if you had invested in the S&P 500 index.

American States Water (AWR)

Dividend Yield: 2.0%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 61 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 12.1%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 7.4%/year

 

Cincinnati Financial (CINF)

Dividend Yield: 2.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 56 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 7.8%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 3.4%/year

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Dividend Yield: 2.1%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 54 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 10.8%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 9.0%/year

Dover Corporation (DOV)

Dividend Yield: 2.5%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 7.0%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 11.8%/year

Emerson Electric (EMR)

Dividend Yield: 3.7%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 58 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 3.9%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 6.8%/year

Farmers and Merchants Bancorp (FMCB)

Dividend Yield:2.3%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 50 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 4.2%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 3.2%/year

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Dividend Yield: 2.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 10.5%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 6.8%/year

Hormel Foods (HRL)

Dividend Yield:1.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 50 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 19.6%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 16.0%/year

Johnson and Johnson (JNJ)

Dividend Yield: 2.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 53 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 8.4%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 8.0%/year

Coca-Cola (KO)

Dividend Yield: 3.1%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 54 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 9.8%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 8.4%/year

Lancaster Colony (LANC)

Dividend Yield: 1.6%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 53 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 15.3%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 7.1%/year

Lowe’s (LOW)

Dividend Yield: 1.8%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 53 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 12.3%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 21.1%/year

3M (MMM)

Dividend Yield: 2.5%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 58 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 10.4%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 9.8%/year

Nordson (NDSN)

Dividend Yield: 1.2%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 52 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 12.5%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 11.9%/year

Northwest Natural Gas (NWN)

Dividend Yield: 2.9%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 5.9%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 3.1%/year

Parker-Hannifin

Dividend Yield: 2.3%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 59 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 9.3%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 15.4%/year

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Dividend Yield: 3.1%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 60 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 5.4%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 7.5%/year

Vectren (VVC)

Dividend Yield: 3.0%

Consecutive Dividend Increases: 56 years

10 Year Total Return CAGR: 9.6%/year

10 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 2.7%/year

How many of these companies do you hold in your portfolio?

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