Top Global Dividend Stocks

Top Global Dividend Stocks

UPDATED Sep 24, 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.

537 companies meet this criteria in the Global market

NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, develops online and mobile games in the People’s Republic of China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: 777's dividend (8.76%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (8.57%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 84.3% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 17.29% per year

  • Earnings have grown 38.6% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

  • Significant insider selling over the past 3 months

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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 (12.07%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the NG market (8.63%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 6.6% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 22.32% per year

  • Earnings have grown 4.4% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

  • High level of non-cash earnings

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Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. manufactures and markets generic pharmaceuticals, basic chemicals, and animal health products.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: SQURPHARMA's dividend (2.86%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the BD market (3.87%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 38.4% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 11.4% per year

  • Earnings grew by 27.9% over the past year

Risks

  • High level of non-cash earnings

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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 (6.09%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (5.08%)

  • 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 16.92% per year

Risks

No risks detected for LITRAK from our risks checks.

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BRD - Groupe Société Générale S.A. provides a range of banking and financial services to corporates and individuals in Romania.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: BRD's dividend (10.89%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the RO market (8.16%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 53.2% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 2.09% per year

Risks

  • High level of non-cash earnings

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UltraTech Cement Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cement and cement related products in India.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: ULTRACEMCO's dividend (0.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (1.6%).

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Rewards

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 20.09% per year

  • Earnings grew by 13.4% over the past year

Risks

No risks detected for ULTRACEMCO 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 (4.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (5.36%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 66.9% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 23.17% per year

Risks

  • Has a high level of debt

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Admiral Group plc provides financial services in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, Canada, India, and the United States.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: ADM's dividend (6.38%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.77%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 36.3% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 8.9% per year

Risks

  • Profit margins (26.4%) are lower than last year (44.6%)

  • Volatile share price over the past 3 months

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