Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dividend Machines Definition

During the first year of this website/blog, I am committed to profiling one company per week that qualifies as a dividend machine. To be included in my dividend machine list, a company must satisfy the following four criteria:
  1. Each company must pay at  least a 3 % dividend yield.
  2. They must make money as measured by EPS (earnings per share.)
  3. Their EPS must be greater than the dividend payment per share.
  4. Each company should be in good financial shape measured as debt to equity ratio within the industry average.

I am trying to keep the list diversified among many industries, company sizes, and geographic influence.