July 13, 2007

Hawkins Chemical

From the Fool:

Stable dividend-paying stocks are usually associated with only the biggest and most unexciting companies. Hawkins -- a company that formulates, blends, and distributes specialty chemicals -- certainly qualifies as a boring business. But with a market cap of only $161 million, Hawkins is a consistent dividend payer that actually comes in a small package.

Over the last five years, Hawkins has generated steady operating cash flow and has even increased its top line at a compounded rate of 8.3%. That might not sound like much, but when your three business segments are water treatment, industrial chemical, and pharmaceutical chemical, I'd say any kind of growth is welcome. With an EV/EBITDA of 8.6 and a 2.80% yield, Hawkins might be worth a call on CAPS.

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