More Motley Fools are taking notice of high dividend stock Safe Bulkers (SB)

The Motley Fools are taking notice of my current favorite high dividend stock – Safe Bulkers (SB).  I agree with the positive reasons for being long this stock.

Disclosure: I don’t own Safe Bulkers (SB)  right now, but I want to.   I’m working on freeing up some funds to purchase this high dividend stock while it is still on sale at a low price.

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4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Safe Bulkers

By Brian D. Pacampara | More Articles
May 31, 2011 | Comments (0)

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool’s free investing community, dry bulk shipper Safe Bulkers (NYSE: SB  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Safe Bulkers‘ business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Safe Bulkers facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Athens, Greece (2007)

Market Cap

$521.7 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$165 million


Chairman/CEO Polys Hajioannou

CFO Konstantinos Adamopoulos

Return on Capital (Average, Past 2 Years)



$48.2 million / $486.4 million

Dividend Yield



Eagle Bulk Shipping (Nasdaq: EGLE  )

DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS  )

Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM  )

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor’s) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 228 members who have rated Safe Bulkers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include dh1000 and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 0.1% of our community.

Earlier this year, dh1000 listed several of Safe Bulkers’ positives: "Relatively new ships on contracts for varying periods of time (staggered terms) with solid customers; reasonable debt and good dividends."

Currently, Safe Bulkers even sports a cheapish P/E of 4.6. That represents a discount to rivals like Eagle Bulk (10.0), DryShips (6.1), and Navios Maritime (7.9).

CAPS All-Star TSIF elaborates on the bargain opportunity:

The excess shipping is creating bargains for those who can afford to buy new ones from cancelled orders left at distressed shipyards, but they have to come to market profitably. I think Safe Bulkers after it’s drop the last two months has a decent chance of holding it’s own, which is all you really need right now. If they can maintain thieir dividend, (which at today’s depressed share price is almost 8%, they should be able to hold up handily against the S&P).

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