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The 4 Cheapest Services Dividend Stocks with Highest YTD Performance

The more I discover the best performing stocks from the recent half year, the better the performance gets.

Today I would like to discover stocks from the services sector with the highest year-to-date performance. The sector is the second best performer behind the healthcare segment but the performance is more unequal distributed: The best dividend stocks on the top 20 list have a price performance between 60 percent and 247 percent. Service is a place to be for investors.

In order to reduce some extraordinary companies and to get better results, I decided to exclude all stocks with a lower market capitalization (below USD300 million). Small cap stocks have normally a higher performance ratio, also in this screen: More than half of the results have a market cap below a billion dollars. The average market cap of the top 20 stocks, after my limit rule, amounts to USD 2.6 billion.

Despite the strong stock price growth, 12 stocks still have a buy or better rating. Broadcasting and TV companies are very hot and dominating the screening results. There is some rumor in the market about takeovers and mergers.

Here are the cheapest results in terms of forward P/E:



Delta Air Lines (DAL)
has a market capitalization of $16.27 billion. The company employs 73,430 people, generates revenue of $36.670 billion and has a net income of $1.009 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.235 billion. The EBITDA margin is 11.55 percent (the operating margin is 5.61 percent and the net profit margin 2.75 percent). DAL has a current year-to-date performance of 60.07 percent.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 28.53 percent of the company’s assets. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.05. Last fiscal year, the company paid no dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 6.25.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.11, the P/S ratio is 0.44 and the P/B ratio is finally not calculable. The dividend yield amounts to 1.26 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.69.

RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD) has a market capitalization of $2.60 billion. The company employs 57,000 people, generates revenue of $10.221 billion and has a net income of $-653.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.257 billion. The EBITDA margin is 12.30 percent (the operating margin is -3.82 percent and the net profit margin -6.39 percent). RRD has a current year-to-date performance of 67.17 percent.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 47.35 percent of the company’s assets. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -118.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-3.67. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.04 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 8.69.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.25 and the P/B ratio is finally 48.89. The dividend yield amounts to 7.27 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.97.

Roundy's (RNDY) has a market capitalization of $455.82 million. The company employs 7,552 people, generates revenue of $3.890 billion and has a net income of $-69.25 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $198.26 million. The EBITDA margin is 5.10 percent (the operating margin is -1.50 percent and the net profit margin -1.78 percent). RNDY has a current year-to-date performance of 127.27 percent.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 50.47 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 360.42 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -37.51 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.41. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.58 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 9.73.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.30. The dividend yield amounts to 4.92 percent and the beta ratio is not calculable.

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW) has a market capitalization of $430.32 million. The company employs 1,213 people, generates revenue of $7.258 billion and has a net income of $22.45 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $93.23 million. The EBITDA margin is 1.28 percent (the operating margin is 0.76 percent and the net profit margin 0.31 percent). ANW has a current year-to-date performance of 75.14 percent.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 45.63 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 130.48 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.46. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.01 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 9.88.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.19, the P/S ratio is 0.06 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.86. The dividend yield amounts to 0.43 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.75.

Take a closer look at the full list of the best performing services dividend stocks and which of them are still cheap. The average P/E ratio amounts to 26.85 and forward P/E ratio is 17.69. The dividend yield has a value of 3.59 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.29 and price to sales ratio 2.67. The operating margin amounts to 20.43 percent and the beta ratio is 0.76. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.31.

Related stock ticker symbols:

NXST, BBY, ABFS, SBGI, RNDY, BLC, SMRT, ANW, GME, STEI, MDCA, NM, RRD, RUTH, BGFV, BONT, HHS, DEG, DAL, GLP

Selected Articles:

· 20 Most Hated Dividend Stocks From The Services Sector

· 20 Cheapest Dividend Paying Stocks From The Services Sector

· The Safest Dividend Stocks From The Services Sector With Top Yields

· Dividend Stocks From The Services Sector With Highest Expected Growth

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