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Dec 3, 2023
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Nov 29, 2023
3 Dividend Growth Stocks For The Long Run
We think dividend growth investors should focus on total return first, and then move on to the evaluation of a company's dividend health. We believe that total return is a function of a company's net cash position and future expectations of free cash flow, and in this article, we have highlighted three strong, net-cash-rich, free cash flow generators that also have increased their dividends consistently over the years. Though these names are not hidden by any stretch, the strong performance of the Magnificent 7 reveals that investors don't need to look very far to find some of the best-performing ideas. Make sure that you know the Dividend Cushion ratio for companies in your dividend growth portfolio!
Oct 30, 2023
The Dividend Growth Newsletter Portfolio’s Outperformance
Image: The Dividend Cushion ratio is one of the most powerful financial tools an income or dividend growth investor can use in conjunction with qualitative dividend analysis. The ratio is one-of-a-kind in that it is both free-cash-flow based and forward looking. Since its creation in 2012, the Dividend Cushion ratio has forewarned readers of approximately 50 dividend cuts. We estimate its efficacy at ~90%. Large cap growth names in the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, and Cisco form a solid foundation for continued dividend growth across the portfolio thanks in part to their fantastic Dividend Cushion ratios. Not only this, but we like the defensive characteristics of garbage hauler Republic Services and McDonald’s, and the tried-and-true dynamics of Home Depot, Honeywell and UnitedHealth, which can handle just about any economic environment that is thrown at them. Today, the 10-year Treasury rate stands at close to 5%, so while many dividend growth stocks don’t yield as much, we still like their cash-based sources of intrinsic value, as such dynamics offer substantial support to their equity prices, despite competing sources of income.
Oct 22, 2023
There Will Be Volatility
Image: An ETF tracking Russell 1000 "growth" stocks has outperformed an ETF tracking Russell 2000 "value" stocks since the beginning of 2021. To us, the market remains hypersensitive to almost every economic data point that hits the wires, and we’re just not going to play that game. The macro headlines and never-ending news flow are what many quant and algorithmic traders are trading on, and to a very large extent, for investors with a long-term horizon, these macro data points just don’t factor into the equation. When valuing equities, we’re always after mid-cycle expectations, not peak or trough performance, so our valuations implicitly embed a "normal" recession. Warren Buffett didn’t become a billionaire buying and selling on macro data points, and volatility is simply to be expected given the proliferation of price-agnostic trading these days. Instead of panicking over higher interest rates, we think investors should view the Fed’s work thus far as future potential dry powder to stimulate both the economy and the markets. Whenever you feel like stocks are no good, have a read of Warren Buffett’s classic piece written during the Great Financial Crisis, “Buy American. I Am.” To us, we still like stocks for the long run. Happy investing!
Sep 20, 2023
ICYMI: Questions for Valuentum’s Brian Nelson
Valuentum's President Brian Nelson, CFA, answers your questions.
Jul 20, 2023
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Jul 15, 2023
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There may be no greater or better investment than becoming more exposed to the sustainable trend of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, where ESG research points to key risks of a company that could have tremendous implications on its intrinsic value or fair value estimate distribution. Subscribe to the monthly Valuentum ESG Newsletter today!
Jun 29, 2023
Top Dividend-Related News: WBA, KFY, IBM, UNH, OXY
Image Source: Simon Cunningham. Let's get Nelson's thoughts on recent news on five dividend payers: WBA, KFY, IBM, UNH, OXY.
Jun 27, 2023
ALERT: Big Yield Additions to Dividend Growth Newsletter Portfolio and High Yield Dividend Newsletter Portfolio
Image Source: Mike Cohen. With the federal funds rate standing at 5%-5.25%, the hurdle rate for yield in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio and High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio is much higher these days. We’re not at all worried about a recession as that was largely priced in during 2022, and we’re looking ahead to strong nominal GDP and huge opportunities within artificial intelligence [AI]. Though we may add a dividend grower that is yielding below the 5% yield threshold to the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio with expectations for breakneck dividend-per-share expansion in the future, these days we’re looking for a couple incremental ideas that have yields already much higher than the 5% mark to add to the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio and the High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio. Let's dig in.
Jun 26, 2023
Latest Report Updates Concentrated in Mining & Chemicals and Healthcare Industries
In our 16-page equity research reports, we offer a fair value estimate for each company based on a rigorous and transparent discounted cash flow process, assess the attractiveness of a stock based on a firm-specific margin of safety, and provide a relative valuation comparison in the context of the company’s industry and peers. Each report includes detailed pro forma financial statements, explicit fundamental forecasts, and scenario analysis. A cross section of the ValueCreation and ValueRisk ratings provides a financial assessment of a company’s business quality (competitive position), while the ValueTrend and Economic Castle ratings offer insight into the trajectory of a firm’s economic profit creation (ROIC versus WACC). Included in each 16-page report is a company's rating on the Valuentum Buying Index (VBI), a methodology that combines rigorous financial and valuation analysis with an evaluation of a firm's technicals and momentum indicators to derive a score between 1 and 10 for each company (10=best). We believe the VBI methodology helps identify the most attractive stocks at the best time to consider buying, helping to avoid value traps and lagging performance due to the opportunity cost of holding a stock with great potential but at an inopportune time. The Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio puts the VBI into practice. Read more about the Valuentum Buying Index rating system, "Value and Momentum Within Stocks, Too." Members can access our 16-page company research reports by using our 'Symbol' search box in our website header.
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