The Dividend Yield and Quality Leaderboard for United States uses an advanced quantitative model to determine companies that have the best income generating
opportunities across our database of global securities. We use a combination of current dividend yield, and dividend growth, to generate
a score that ranks companies from 0 to 100, with 100 being the most desirable.
The primary ranking factors are dividend yield and dividend growth. Since dividends are paid out of incoming cash,
we provide the Cash from Operations (CFOP) Payout Ratio, which is simply the portion of cash from operations used to pay the dividends ( dividends paid / cash from operations).
Companies with a negative CFOP Payout Ratio or a CFOP Payout Ratio greater than one did not make enough cash from their operations in the trailing twelve months
to pay the declared dividend, which could indicate that the company's ability to pay future dividends is at risk, so we filter these companies from this list.