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10 High Margin Healthcare Dividend Shares
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: January 2, 2012 07:20AM

I screened stocks from the healthcare sector with a positive dividend yield as well as an operating margin of more than 25 percent. Most of the stocks come from the medical instruments and supplies industry but the highest margin stocks are from the drug, biotechnology and diagnostic industry. 5 stocks from the screening results have a yield of more than 3 percent.


Here are the 3 top dividend stocks sorted by yield:

PDL BioPharma (PDLI) has a market capitalization of $866.97 million. The company employs 8 people, generates revenues of $344.98 million and has a net income of $91.87 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $193.52 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 56.10 percent (operating margin 56.07 percent and the net profit margin finally 26.63 percent).

The total debt representing 178.77 percent of the company’s assets. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.74. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.43, Price/Sales 2.51 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 9.68 percent. The beta ratio is 0.54.

AstraZeneca (AZN) has a market capitalization of $61.13 billion. The company employs 61,100 people, generates revenues of $33,269.00 million and has a net income of $8,081.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $13,380.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 40.22 percent (operating margin 34.55 percent and the net profit margin finally 24.29 percent).

The total debt representing 16.43 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 39.73 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.71 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.29. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.55 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.35, Price/Sales 1.78 and Price/Book ratio 2.81. Dividend Yield: 5.83 percent. The beta ratio is 0.62.

Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) has a market capitalization of $777.02 million. The company employs 525 people, generates revenues of $159.72 million and has a net income of $26.83 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $45.73 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.63 percent (operating margin 25.06 percent and the net profit margin finally 16.80 percent).

The total debt representing 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.45 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.76 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.03, Price/Sales 4.86 and Price/Book ratio 5.61. Dividend Yield: 4.03 percent. The beta ratio is 0.80.

Take a closer look at the full table of high margin healthcare stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.62 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 14.23. The dividend yield has a value of 3.46 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.28 and price to sales ratio 4.17. The operating margin amounts to 37.47 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:
PDLI, AZN, VIVO, BMY, UTMD, AMGN, TECH, NVO, MLAB, ATRI

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Stocks Discussed: PDLI, AZN, VIVO, BMY, UTMD, AMGN, TECH, NVO, MLAB, ATRI,
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