The Female Health Company
4/26 Open: $5.53
Market Cap: $155 million
The Female Health Company (NASDAQ:FHCO) is a small-cap stock that trades less than 50,000 shares daily — a very risky buy. But strangely enough, FHCO actually is in the business of reducing risk for women through consumer health products that include the FC2 female condom. This isn’t some startup banking on a fad idea, though — Female Health is soundly profitable and has partnerships with institutions like public health clinics and not-for-profits.
And whatever you think about the product, the stock has paid a 5-cent dividend like clockwork since 2010 — for a yield of 4.3% at current share valuations. Sustained sales and profits since the company went public in 2009 show that while it hasn’t created a breakout product, FHCO can at least deliver consistent enough income to deliver a steady dividend.