Top Global Dividend Stocks

Top Global Dividend Stocks

UPDATED Aug 16, 2022

What are the best Global Dividend Stocks?

According to our Simply Wall St analysis these are the best Global 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.

428 companies meet this criteria in the Global market

Almarai Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated consumer food and beverage company in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: 2280's dividend (1.87%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the SA market (4.28%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 30.4% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 12.69% per year

Risks

  • Has a high level of debt

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Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Berhad, an investment holding company, engages in the design, construction, operation, management, and maintenance of Lebuhraya Damansara- Puchong and Western Kuala Lumpur Traffic Dispersal Scheme highway in Malaysia.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: LITRAK's dividend (6.26%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (4.86%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 61.2% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 18.94% per year

Risks

No risks detected for LITRAK from our risks checks.

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Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA provides dialysis care and related dialysis care services in Germany, North America, and internationally.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: FME's dividend (3.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.55%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 59.1% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 23.39% per year

Risks

  • Has a high level of debt

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Honkarakenne Oyj designs, manufactures, and sells log and solid wood building packages in Finland.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • High Dividend: HONBS's dividend (5.11%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (4.74%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Earnings Coverage

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Rewards

  • Trading at 68.6% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 14.64% per year

  • Earnings have grown 42.7% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

  • Does not have a meaningful market cap (€29M)

  • Volatile share price over the past 3 months

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Secure Trust Bank PLC provides banking and financial products and services in the United Kingdom.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: STB's dividend (5.57%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.13%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 73% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 17.19% per year

Risks

  • High level of non-cash earnings

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Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services to corporate and individual customers in Nigeria and internationally.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: STANBIC's dividend (10.7%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the NG market (8.04%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 1.8% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 20.53% per year

Risks

  • High level of non-cash earnings

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The First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association that provides general commercial and retail banking services.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: FBMS's dividend (2.4%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.96%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 62.3% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 32.93% per year

  • Earnings have grown 34.4% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

  • Shareholders have been diluted in the past year

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Astellas Pharma Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, import, and export of pharmaceuticals worldwide.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: 4503's dividend (2.93%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (3.61%).

  • Future Dividend Coverage

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Rewards

  • Trading at 65.6% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 17.23% per year

  • Earnings grew by 17.2% over the past year

Risks

  • Large one-off items impacting financial results

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