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3 High Yield Dividend Champions With Encouraging Sales Trends

Revenue grew by 5.33% during the most recent quarter ($120.69M vs. $114.58M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -7.46% during the same time period ($44.05M vs. $47.6M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 27.07% to 24.32% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2013-06-30 to 3 months ending 2012-06-30).

American Water Company has been increasing its dividend for 59 years and currently offers a yield of 3.08%.
 

2. Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. ( PNY): Distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and power generation customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Market cap at $2.43B, most recent closing price at $32.75.

Revenue grew by 1.13% during the most recent quarter ($162.94M vs. $161.12M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -10.81% during the same time period ($158.29M vs. $177.47M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 61.38% to 57.22% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2013-07-31 to 3 months ending 2012-07-31).

Piedmont Natural Gas has been increasing its dividend for 35 years and currently offers a yield of 3.84%.
 

3. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated ( LEG): Designs and produces a range of engineered components and products worldwide.

Market cap at $4.41B, most recent closing price at $30.26.

Revenue grew by 2.59% during the most recent quarter ($958.8M vs. $934.6M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -0.82% during the same time period ($553M vs. $557.6M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 40.31% to 39.86% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2013-06-30 to 3 months ending 2012-06-30).

Leggett & Platt has been increasing its dividend for 42 years and currently offers a yield of 4.15%.

 

 

( List compiled by Mary-Lynn Cesar. Accounting data sourced from Google Finance. Quarterly sales data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Yield data sourced from DRiP Investing Resource Center. All other data sourced from Finviz.)

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