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Comparing Small-Cap Dividend Payers to the Big Guys

The company owns substantial real estate, including 482 restaurant locations (land and building), and an additional 78 (building only). There's also a 937 acre farm in Ohio, a 30 acre farm in Texas, and an additional 41 acres in Ohio where the company is building its new corporate headquarters.

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Other names that made the cut include WestAmerica Bancorp (WABC - Get Report), retailer Finish Line (FINL - Get Report) and security and protection services name American Science and Engineering (ASEI - Get Report).

I'll monitor this group of companies moving forward in order to determine whether smaller companies that are simultaneously paying dividends and buying back stock can be as lucrative for investors, as larger companies can be.

At the time of publication the author had no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Jonathan Heller, CFA, is president of KEJ Financial Advisors, his fee-only financial planning company. Jon spent 17 years at Bloomberg Financial Markets in various roles, from 1989 until 2005. He ran Bloomberg's Equity Fundamental Research Department from 1994 until 1998, when he assumed responsibility for Bloomberg's Equity Data Research Department. In 2001, he joined Bloomberg's Publishing group as senior markets editor and writer for Bloomberg Personal Finance Magazine, and an associate editor and contributor for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. In 2005, he joined SEI Investments as director of investment communications within SEI's Investment Management Unit.

Jon is also the founder of the Cheap Stocks Web site, a site dedicated to deep-value investing. He has an undergraduate degree from Grove City College and an MBA from Rider University, where he has also served on the adjunct faculty; he is also a CFA charter holder.

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