Top French (CAC) Dividend Stocks

Top French (CAC) Dividend Stocks

UPDATED Aug 07, 2022

What are the best French (CAC) Dividend Stocks?

According to our Simply Wall St analysis these are the best French dividend companies. We look for companies with high quality dividends and healthy balance sheets to find the top Dividend Stocks.

Our criteria to find Top Dividend Companies

High Yield

  • Companies with a high dividend yield are more attractive due to the higher expected income for each dollar invested.
  • Yields vary between markets, so we focus on the top dividend payers in each market.

What do we look for?

  • Is the yield in the top 25% of the market's dividend payers.

Consistent Dividends

  • Companies with a strong track record of paying a consistent and growing dividend are the most attractive.
  • If the dividend has been cut substantially in the past, then it's difficult to be confident about future payments.

What do we look for?

  • Has the dividend been stable over the last 10 years.
  • Has the dividend grown over the last 10 years.

Dividend Cover

  • Ideally the company doesn't pay out all of its earnings, neglecting future growth.
  • If a company is unable to afford its dividend, then it will probably lead to a dividend cut and share price erosion.

What do we look for?

  • Are dividends covered by earnings.
  • Are dividends forecast to be covered by earnings in the future.

Healthy Balance Sheet

  • Investors want to make sure the company is positioned to cover its debts. Repayments on debt typically take priority over shareholder return initiatives.

What do we look for?

  • Does the company have a manageable level of debt.
  • Is the company able to cover its interest repayments.

8 companies meet this criteria in the French market

Neurones S.A., an information technology (IT) services company, provides infrastructure, application, and consulting services in France and internationally.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: NRO's dividend (2.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.27%).

  • Future Dividend Coverage

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Rewards

  • Trading at 45.8% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 12.92% per year

  • Earnings have grown 6.9% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

No risks detected for NRO from our risks checks.

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LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, Société Européenne operates as a luxury goods company worldwide.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: MC's dividend (1.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.27%).

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 13.8% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 10.07% per year

  • Earnings grew by 40% over the past year

Risks

No risks detected for MC from our risks checks.

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Vilmorin & Cie SA creates, produces, and sells vegetable and field seeds.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: RIN's dividend (3.58%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.27%).

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 45.1% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 20.86% per year

Risks

  • Has a high level of debt

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Equasens Société anonyme provides various IT solutions for the healthcare sector in Europe.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: EQS's dividend (1.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.27%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 20.7% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 0.87% per year

  • Earnings grew by 27.4% over the past year

Risks

No risks detected for EQS from our risks checks.

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Thales S.A. provides various solutions for civilian and military customers in the aeronautics, space, defense, security, ground transportation, and digital security markets worldwide.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: HO's dividend (2.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.27%).

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 29.2% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 15.63% per year

  • Earnings grew by 46.2% over the past year

Risks

No risks detected for HO from our risks checks.

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Teleperformance SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides outsourced customer and citizen experience management, and related services in France and internationally.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: TEP's dividend (1.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.27%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 26.6% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 13.96% per year

  • Earnings have grown 15.1% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

  • Has a high level of debt

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Kering SA develops, designs, manufactures, markets, and sells apparel and accessories.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: KER's dividend (2.21%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.27%).

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 28.5% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 9.14% per year

  • Earnings have grown 15.7% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

No risks detected for KER from our risks checks.

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Bénéteau S.A. designs, manufactures, and sells boats and leisure homes in France and internationally.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: BEN's dividend (2.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.27%).

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 34.9% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 12.38% per year

  • Became profitable this year

Risks

No risks detected for BEN from our risks checks.

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