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The 20 Biggest Healthcare Dividend Payer
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: October 2, 2012 09:52AM

Largest Healthcare Dividend Stocks Researched by long-term-investments.blogspot.com. The healthcare sector is of huge importance for the economy and should expect a high growth due to the growing old-population. The whole sector has a total market capitalization of USD38.75 billion and includes 539 stocks of which 79 pay dividends. I made a screen of the biggest dividend payer within the healthcare sector. Below the 20 biggest dividend stocks are 11 drug manufacturers.

Here are the three best stocks:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market capitalization of $190.15 billion. The company employs 117,900 people, generates revenue of $65,030.00 million and has a net income of $9,672.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,993.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.59 percent (operating margin 19.01 percent and net profit margin 14.87 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.14. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.99, P/S ratio 2.92 and P/B ratio 3.29. Dividend Yield: 3.54 percent. The beta ratio is 0.54.

Pfizer (PFE) has a market capitalization of $187.00 billion. The company employs 103,700 people, generates revenue of $67,425.00 million and has a net income of $8,739.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $23,011.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.13 percent (operating margin 18.93 percent and net profit margin 12.96 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.72 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.24 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.74, P/S ratio 2.75 and P/B ratio 2.29. Dividend Yield: 3.54 percent. The beta ratio is 0.71.

Novartis (NVS) has a market capitalization of $149.35 billion. The company employs 123,686 people, generates revenue of $59,375.00 million and has a net income of $9,245.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,751.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.53 percent (operating margin 18.52 percent and net profit margin 15.57 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.72 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.12 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.43, P/S ratio 2.80 and P/B ratio 2.24. Dividend Yield: 4.05 percent. The beta ratio is 0.53.

Take a closer look at the full table of the biggest healthcare dividend stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.29 and forward P/E ratio is 12.10. The dividend yield has a value of 2.86 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.13 and price to sales ratio 2.74. The operating margin amounts to 21.94 percent and the beta ratio is 0.63. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.61.

Related stock ticker symbols:
JNJ, PFE, NVS, MRK, SNY, GSK, ABT, NVO, AMGN, AZN, UNH, BMY, LLY, MDT, TEVA, BAX, AGN, COV, FMS, TMO

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· 16 Best Dividend Paying Healthcare Stocks
· The Best Yielding Large Cap Healthcare Dividend Stocks
· 7 Highly Profitable Healthcare Dividend Stocks With Great Yields
· The Best Yielding Healthcare Dividend Stocks With Fastest Earnings Growth


Stocks Discussed: JNJ, PFE, NVS, MRK, SNY, GSK, ABT, NVO, AMGN, AZN, UNH, BMY, L,
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