Please notice how similar the above chart of CSCO looks to WFC's one-year chart of the same metrics. These levels of capital efficiency allow strong companies like CSCO and WFC to grow organically and by acquisition. It also allows them to pay a generous total return dividend through cash payouts and stock buybacks. WFC pays an annual 88 cents per share dividend. If you're fortunate and patient enough to buy the stock when it trades for $33 you'll be paid a yield to price of almost 2.7%. That represents a payout ratio of only 25%, and that often indicates that as revenue and total cash grows so will the dividend and the share price.