Dividend Diamonds 25+ Program Adds New Feature



The “I Prefer Income” website and database programs provide focused information on income producing securities. We currently have programs on 3 different asset classes:  Preferred Stocks & ETD securities, REITs and the Dividend Diamonds 25+.

Today I am announcing an upgrade to the Dividend Diamond 25+ program.  The Dividend Diamonds 25+ are companies that have increased their dividend every year for 25 or more years. There are 133 companies in the database and include some of the largest and well-known companies in the United States. 

Some of the key features of the program include:

  1. Full demographics on 133 companies that have increased dividend every year for 25 + years.
  2. Valuable financial metrics to help analyze all company’s financial health. Includes Earnings metrics, Payout ratios, Debt ratios, Dividend metrics and more.
  3. Filter program with 16 criteria to narrow search for companies that meet user requirements.
  4. Ranking program allows user to “compare and rank” selected stocks using user criteria and weighting.
  5. My Portfolio program tracks selected stocks with values and monthly and yearly income.
  6. Stock charts for all companies.
  7. Historical (5 years) info for earnings and dividends.
  8. Video lessons

The upgrade includes a new graph that compares earnings and cash flow metrics to the dividend over the last 10 years. We have added a new column with heading of “Div Payout Graph”.  To view the new graph, click on the yellow graph icon shown below. 

Dividend Diamond

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If you click on the WMT (Walmart) graph icon, you will see the following pop-up.  In this case, the dividend is represented in the bottom blue line.  EPS, operating cash flow and free cash flow are all shown above the dividend. That means that the dividend is well covered by all 3 metrics.  No wonder WMT can increase their dividend every year.

Dividend Diamond

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If you click on the Graph icon for ESS (Essex Property Trust), you will see the following pop-up.  Since ESS is a REIT, it reports EPS (GAAP) and FFO (Non-GAAP) earnings.  The results are not as clear cut at WMT because EPS is showing below the dividend.  However, EPS is not the primary earnings that investors should pay attention to.  FFO is the earnings metric that should be used for REITs.  Using FFO as the primary metric for earnings and OCF and FCF, ESS does show a good payout record. 

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This graph provides instant review of the company’s past record of earnings, cash flow and dividends.  IPI will be adding this feature to the REIT and Preferred/ETD programs in the very near future. 

I am listing 2 links that can be selected. I hope you take a few minutes to check it out the new graph in the Dividend Diamonds 25+ program. Remember that all programs are FREE!

To login to the database: Click Here

To register for FREE MEMBERSHIP: Click Here

Thanks, and I will talk to you later.

Rich Hill

I Prefer Income!

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