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Dividend stocks should be a part of everyone’s long-term stock portfolio. Let’s take a look at the rubber and plastics industry. Stocks from the industry have a total market capitalization of $12 billion and offer an average dividend yield of 1.0 percent. The average price to earnings ratio amounts to 32.3 and price to book ratio is 5.8.

I screened the industry for stocks with a positive dividend yield as well as a positive net income. Only 3 of 5 stocks fulfilled these criteria. Here are the results:

1. Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB) has a market capitalization of $888.75 million. The company employs 12,898 people, generates revenues of $3,360.98 million and has a net income of $139.77 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $313.25 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 9.32 percent (operating margin 4.76 percent and the net profit margin finally 4.16 percent).

The total debt representing 20.54 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.77 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 29.39 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounted to $1.35 of which $0.42 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.58, Price/Sales 0.25 and Price/Book ratio 1.83. Dividend Yield: 3.07 percent. The beta ratio is 2.41.

2. CTI Industries (CTIB) has a market capitalization of $14.75 million. The company employs 354 people, generates revenues of $47.75 million and has a net income of $1.75 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $4.96 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 10.38 percent (operating margin 6.38 percent and the net profit margin finally 3.67 percent).

The total debt representing 41.83 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 116.66 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 17.79 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounted to $0.29 of which $0.10 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.14, Price/Sales 0.29 and Price/Book ratio 1.18. Dividend Yield: 2.26 percent. The beta ratio is 1.03.

3. Carlisle Companies (CSL) has a market capitalization of $2.60 billion. The company employs 11,000 people, generates revenues of $2,527.70 million and has a net income of $130.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $268.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 10.60 percent (operating margin 7.76 percent and the net profit margin finally 5.17 percent).

The total debt representing 18.74 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 10.10 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounted to $2.62 of which $0.66 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.10, Price/Sales 0.99 and Price/Book ratio 1.86. Dividend Yield: 1.77 percent. The beta ratio is 1.11.

Source: 3 Dividend Plays From The Rubber And Plastics Industry