Top Global Dividend Stocks

Top Global Dividend Stocks

UPDATED Sep 27, 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.

545 companies meet this criteria in the Global 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 (3.14%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.96%).

  • Future Dividend Coverage

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Rewards

  • Trading at 65.2% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 12.81% per year

  • Earnings have grown 8.7% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

No risks detected for NRO from our risks checks.

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Hexaom S.A. engages in the home building and renovation, and home ownership businesses in France.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: HEXA's dividend (7.92%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the French market (5.96%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 78% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 34.17% per year

Risks

  • Profit margins (1.1%) are lower than last year (2.7%)

  • Large one-off items impacting financial results

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ME Group International plc operates, sells, and services a range of instant-service equipment in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Ireland, and Asia.

Dividend Criteria

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • High Dividend: MEGP's dividend (5.99%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.9%)

  • Notable Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

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Rewards

  • Trading at 51.1% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 7.49% per year

Risks

  • Volatile share price over the past 3 months

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Amdocs Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides software and services worldwide.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: DOX's dividend (2.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.68%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 54.3% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 7.41% per year

Risks

No risks detected for DOX from our risks checks.

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First Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides banking products and services for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: FBNC's dividend (2.33%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.68%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 63.4% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 17.74% per year

  • Earnings have grown 14% per year over the past 5 years

Risks

  • Shareholders have been diluted in the past year

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Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, operates as a bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: FEMSA UBD's dividend (2.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the MX market (6.6%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 41.5% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 16.02% per year

  • Earnings grew by 212.1% over the past year

Risks

No risks detected for FEMSA UBD from our risks checks.

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Cadence Bank provides commercial banking and financial services in the United States.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Future Dividend Coverage

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: CADE's dividend (3.48%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.68%).

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Rewards

  • Trading at 65.3% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 21.71% per year

Risks

  • Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year

  • Significant insider selling over the past 3 months

  • Profit margins (19.3%) are lower than last year (28.1%)

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Rengo Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells paperboard and packaging-related products in Japan and internationally.

Dividend Criteria

  • Stable Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Growing Dividend

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend: 3941's dividend (2.84%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (3.73%).

  • Future Dividend Coverage

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Rewards

  • Trading at 65.9% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 16.05% per year

Risks

  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow

  • Profit margins (2.9%) are lower than last year (4.9%)

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