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20 Biggest Dividend Payers from the Utility Sector
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: October 8, 2012 09:58AM

Largest Utility Dividend Stocks Researched by “long-term-investments.blogspot.com.” The utility sector offers a stable investment environment with high dividend yields and robust business models. Let’s take a look at the biggest dividend stocks.

The whole sector has a total market capitalization of USD22.01 trillion and includes 119 stocks of which 104 pay dividends. I made a screen of the biggest dividend payer within the utility sector. Below the 20 biggest dividend stocks are 13 electric utilities; Two of them are high yields.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Exelon Corporation (EXC) has a market capitalization of $30.65 billion. The company employs 19,267 people, generates revenue of $18,924.00 million and has a net income of $2,495.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,815.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.73 percent (operating margin 23.67 percent and net profit margin 13.18 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.49 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 93.79 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.86 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.43. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.10 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.78, P/S ratio 1.62 and P/B ratio 1.66. Dividend Yield: 5.85 percent. The beta ratio is 0.51.

National Grid (NGG) has a market capitalization of $40.96 billion. The company employs 25,645 people, generates revenue of $22,316.52 million and has a net income of $3,288.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,649.12 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.28 percent (operating margin 25.08 percent and net profit margin 14.73 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 48.64 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 249.22 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.25 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.58. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.17 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.29, P/S ratio 1.84 and P/B ratio 2.80. Dividend Yield: 5.53 percent. The beta ratio is 0.62.

Duke Energy (DUK) has a market capitalization of $45.75 billion. The company employs 18,440 people, generates revenue of $14,529.00 million and has a net income of $1,713.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,575.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.49 percent (operating margin 19.06 percent and net profit margin 11.79 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 33.59 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 92.22 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.53 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.97 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.33, P/S ratio 3.15 and P/B ratio 1.27. Dividend Yield: 4.71 percent. The beta ratio is 0.33.

Consolidated Edison (ED) has a market capitalization of $17.64 billion. The company employs 15,016 people, generates revenue of $12,938.00 million and has a net income of $1,062.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,123.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.14 percent (operating margin 17.31 percent and net profit margin 8.21 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 91.64 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.34 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.61. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.67, P/S ratio 1.36 and P/B ratio 1.42. Dividend Yield: 4.02 percent. The beta ratio is 0.22.

Take a closer look at the full table of the biggest utility dividend stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.48 and forward P/E ratio is 14.45. The dividend yield has a value of 4.06 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.68 and price to sales ratio 1.79. The operating margin amounts to 18.78 percent and the beta ratio is 0.46. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 1.36.

Related stock ticker symbols:
DUK, NGG, SO, TRP, EXC, D, NEE, AEP, FE, PCG, ED, PPL, PEG, SRE, EIX, XEL, EOC, ETR, NU, HNP

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: DUK, NGG, SO, TRP, EXC, D, NEE, AEP, FE, PCG, ED, PPL, PEG, SRE,
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