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12 Best Dividend Paying Utilities To Consider
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: September 8, 2012 06:04AM

Best Dividend Paying Utilities Researched By “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”. The utility sector is a great investment field with fantastic value and sustainable high dividends. The whole sector has a total market capitalization of USD 18.68 trillion and summarizes 117 companies. The average dividend yield amounts to 4.24 percent and the P/E ratio is 15.51.

In order to find the best dividend paying stocks within the sector, I screened all companies with a positive dividend yield, great earnings per share growth of more than five percent and an operating margin over 20 percent. In order get the best results in terms of low debt and high cash, the debt to equity ratio should be under one. Twelve utility companies remained of which nine yielding over three percent and eight are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks:

PAA Natural Gas Storage (PNG) has a market capitalization of $1.57 billion. The company employs 83 people, generates revenue of $342.96 million and has a net income of $59.70 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $98.75 million. The EBITDA margin is 28.79 percent (operating margin 18.97 percent and net profit margin 17.41 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 28.19 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 40.56 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.89 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.96. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.39 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings are expected to grow by 6.80 percent for the next five years.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.46, P/S ratio 3.21 and P/B ratio 1.25. Dividend Yield: 7.68 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable.

Public Service Enterprises (PEG) has a market capitalization of $16.02 billion. The company employs 9,784 people, generates revenue of $11,079.00 million and has a net income of $1,407.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,679.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.21 percent (operating margin 24.40 percent and net profit margin 12.70 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.14 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 78.81 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.14 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.62. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.37 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings are expected to grow by 5.50 percent for the next five years.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.08, P/S ratio 1.45 and P/B ratio 1.56. Dividend Yield: 4.48 percent. The beta ratio is 0.44.

Northeast Utilities (NU) has a market capitalization of $12.00 billion. The company employs 6,063 people, generates revenue of $4,465.66 million and has a net income of $400.51 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,096.37 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.55 percent (operating margin 17.78 percent and net profit margin 8.97 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 34.36 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 130.20 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.09 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings are expected to grow by 5.67 percent for the next five years.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.72, P/S ratio 2.68 and P/B ratio 1.68. Dividend Yield: 3.60 percent. The beta ratio is 0.48.

EQT Corporation (EQT) has a market capitalization of $8.25 billion. The company employs 1,835 people, generates revenue of $1,639.93 million and has a net income of $479.77 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,007.79 million. The EBITDA margin is 61.45 percent (operating margin 40.76 percent and net profit margin 29.26 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 31.31 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.38 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.48. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.88 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings are expected to grow by 15.45 percent for the next five years.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.21, P/S ratio 4.97 and P/B ratio 2.27. Dividend Yield: 1.62 percent. The beta ratio is 0.82.

Take a closer look at the full table of the best dividend paying utilities. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 18.65 and forward P/E ratio is 15.70. The dividend yield has a value of 3.77 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.71 and price to sales ratio 2.34. The operating margin amounts to 22.94 percent and the beta ratio is 0.61. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.82.

Related stock ticker symbols:
PNG, PEG, ALE, LNT, PNW, NU, ENI, AWR, YORW, OGE, SBS, EQT

Selected Articles:
· The Best Yielding Large Cap Utility Stocks
· 12 Utility Dividend Stocks With Accelerated Earnings Growth
· The Most Profitable Utility Dividend Stocks
· 15 Utility Dividend Stocks With Buy Or Better Rating


Stocks Discussed: PNG, PEG, ALE, LNT, PNW, NU, ENI, AWR, YORW, OGE, SBS, EQT,
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