Aflac Highlighted as a Dividend Aristocrat

Aflac Inc (AFL)
Financial | Insurance
88.15  -0.01%
Aflac Inc (AFL)
Financial | Insurance
88.15  -0.01%

Bob Ciura of Sure Dividend has taken an in-depth look at Aflac’s business model and comes away impressed by its competitive advantages and historical earnings growth. According to Ciura, Aflac dominates as the leading supplemental insurance company and should be able to generate 3%-5% operating earnings growth.

With a P/E ratio of 12x, Ciura believes Aflac is undervalued, especially when compared to the S&P 500. Aflac warrants investigation by both value and dividend-seeking investors:

Aflac is a high-quality company, with a profitable business and durable competitive advantages. The company has increased its dividend for over 30 years in a row, and should continue to do so, thanks to a low payout ratio and earnings growth.

While Aflac does not have the highest yield around, it offers steady dividend increases and a reasonable valuation. As a result, it is still an attractive stock for dividend growth and value investors.

tickrzbot assigns Aflac with an overall tickrz MFM rank of A. Its low valuation multiples place it 32nd out of the S&P 500 constituents. However, tickrzbot disagrees with Ciura on Aflac’s moat, pointing to uneven historical return on equity and net margins.

AFLAC INC FACTOR RANKINGS
TICKRZ MFM RANK A / 11PURE VALUE RANKA / 27
DIVIDEND RANKB / 104MOAT RANKC / 268
FINANCIAL STRENGTH RANKN/AGROWTH RANKB / 209
MOMENTUM RANKB / 159
FACTOR RANKINGS
TICKRZ MFM RANK A / 11
PURE VALUE RANKA / 27
DIVIDEND RANKB / 104
MOAT RANKC / 268
FINANCIAL STRENGTH RANKN/A
GROWTH RANKB / 209
MOMENTUM RANKB / 159

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