Stock Purchase: Magna International (MGA)


This is going to be a quick one.  It’s been a crazy week for me since I’m right in the middle of moving houses and I had to give two presentations earlier today.  Thankfully most of the difficult stuff is out of the way so I can get back to posting.

I was able to make a single purchase last Friday in my Dividend Retirement portfolio and I decided to go with Magna International (MGA).  MGA consistently scores well in my dividend growth stock ranking screen, most recently posting a score of 8/10 in the July screen.

Company Overview:

Magna International is an automotive supplier with approximately 313 manufacturing operations and over 84 product development, engineering and sales centers in approximately 28 countries. Its product capabilities include producing body, chassis, interior, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing.

Its customers include General Motors, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen. Its offers programs, which include Ford Transit; MINI Countryman; Ford F-Series and F-Series Super Duty; QOROS 3; Ford Mustang; BMW X6; Mercedes-Benz M-Class; BMW X4 and Porsche Panamera. The Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia.  Source – Yahoo Finance.


Magna’s dividend yield is pretty weak right now but they more than make up for it with growth.  Here are some highlights:

  • Yield: 1.63%
  • 5-year dividend growth rate: 76%
  • 3-year dividend growth rate: 15%
  • EPS payout ratio: 12.9
  • Past 5 year earnings growth: 32.8%
  • Expected 5-year earnings growth: 12.5%
  • Debt/Equity: 0.12
  • PE: 8.2
MGA Dividend Growth

*Projected 2015 dividends


Opportunities for future growth include increased light vehicle sales volume, higher production in Europe, and expansion into new and emerging markets.

MGA has a ton of cash on hand that will most likely be used for growth in emerging markets, acquisitions, dividend increases and stock purchases.

S&P Capital IQ has a strong buy rating on MGA with a 12 month price target of $66 per share.


Magna International (MGA) Purchase Details

  • Sector: Services
  • Industry: Auto Part Wholesale
  • Purchase date: 7/17/2015
  • Portfolio: Dividend Retirement Portfolio
  • Shares purchased: 45
  • Cost per share: $53.6599
  • Commissions: $14.95
  • Cost basis: $2429.65
  • Yield on cost: 1.63%
  • Forward income: $39.60

These 45 shares of MGA add $39.60 of forward income to my portfolio, bringing the total up to $1913.62.

My Dividend Retirement portfolio has been updated to reflect the addition of 45 shares of MGA.


What are you thoughts on MGA?  Please let me know in the comments section below!

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4 Responses

  1. Great purchase, DE. I am a huge fan of the business model and teh fact their parts are found in almost every vehicle out there…I started investing in MGA about a year ago and its done well for my portfolio. Still very undervalued and am tempted to add more.

    Best wishes

    • Dividend Empire Dividend Empire says:

      Thanks R2R! Nice to hear that a fellow dgi is so bullish on MGA. I was fairly confident in this purchase already and you have helped reinforce that.

      Take care,


  2. Dividend Empire,
    Thanks for the post! I have never researched MGA before. After some research, It seems to be a solid company with great stats. The 5 year dividend growth rate is very impressive and the PE ratio. It should reward you well in the future. Keep in touch!

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