Best Global Brands That Pay Dividends

By | Published January 13th, 2014

When it comes to stock selection, factors like market capitalization, P/E ratios, sales growth, and dividend yield usually come to mind first. However, far fewer investors pay attention to what is arguably just as an important indicator for a stock’s long-term performance: brand value.

Interbrand, one of the world’s largest brand consultancies, offers a compelling annual report that ranks the world’s biggest brands based on their value. The methodology behind the rankings encapsulates an array of factors that contribute to a company’s brand value, including a thorough analysis of market conditions, competitors, and even financial data.

Below we take a look at Interbrand’s 2013 rankings through a dividend investing lens; as such, we highlight each of the companies from the list of 100 “Best Global Brands” that currently offer a distribution to shareholders.

To see which companies are featured as the most valuable brands in the world, simply click on any of the images below; please note that captions reflect each company’s brand value, in billions of dollars, based on Interbrand’s most recent valuation:

Here is the complete list of the best global brands that pay dividends:

  1. Apple Inc. (AAPL)
  2. Coca-Cola CO. (KO)
  3. IBM Corp (IBM)
  4. Microsoft (MSFT)
  5. General Electric (GE)
  6. McDonald’s (MCD)
  7. Intel Corp (MCD)
  8. Toyota Motor Corp (TM)
  9. Cisco Systems (CSCO)
  10. The Walt Disney Company (DIS)
  11. Hewlett Packard (HPQ)
  12. Oracle Corp (ORCL)
  13. Honda Motors (HMC)
  14. PepsiCo (PEP)
  15. American Express (AXP)
  16. Nike Inc. (NKE)
  17. SAP AG (SAP)
  18. United Parcel Service (UPS)
  19. Kellogg Co. (K)
  20. Anheuser-Bush InBev (BUD)
  21. HSBC Holdings (HSBC)
  22. JP Morgan Chase (JPM)
  23. Canon, Inc. (CAJ)
  24. Koninklijke Philips Electronics (PHG)
  25. Accenture (ACN)
  26. Ford Motor Company (F)
  27. Goldman Sachs (GS)
  28. Siemens (SI)
  29. Sony Corp (SNE)
  30. Thomson Reuters (TRI)
  31. Citigroup (C)
  32. Colgate- Palmolive (CL)
  33. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)
  34. Xerox (XRX)
  35. Morgan Stanley (MS)
  36. Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A)
  37. Visa (V)
  38. Tiffany & Co. (TIF)
  39. 3M (MMM)
  40. Deere & Co. (DE)
  41. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
  42. Banco Santander (SAN)
  43. Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-A)
  44. Avon Products (AVP)
  45. Ralph Lauren (RL)
  46. Starbucks (SBUX)
  47. Harley-Davidson (HOG)
  48. MasterCard (MA)

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