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High yield investing is very popular especially in times of low interest rates. The royal class of high yield investing is to trade stocks with very high yields (double digit yields). But the risks (e.g. dividend cut) are not to be underestimated. For a margin trader, high-yield investing is still an attractive opportunity especially short-term before the next ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next dividend payment. In the case of a double digit annual yield, you should earn at least 2.5 percent for a very short period of investing. I screened my database by stocks with a very high yield (more than 10 percent) as well as an ex-dividend date within the upcoming week (December 5 – 11). Exactly 5 stocks fulfilled these criteria. These are the results:

1. Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) has a market capitalization of $1.49 billion. The company employs 6,068 people, generates revenues of $1,784.97 million and has a net income of $332.44 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $659.27 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.93 percent (operating margin 26.91 percent and the net profit margin finally 18.62 percent).

The total debt representing 66.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 593.61 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 96.06 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $1.60 of which $2.10 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.00, Price/Sales 0.84 and Price/Book ratio 8.81. Dividend Yield: 17.97 percent. The beta ratio is 0.90. Ex-Dividend Date is on December 5, 2011.

2. Ship Finance Intl. (NYSE:SFL) has a market capitalization of $824.48 million. The company employs 9 people, generates revenues of $308.06 million and has a net income of $165.71 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $246.03 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 79.87 percent (operating margin 68.76 percent and the net profit margin finally 53.79 percent).

The total debt representing 66.71 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 231.97 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 21.00 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $1.66 of which $1.34 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.27, Price/Sales 2.56 and Price/Book ratio 0.95. Dividend Yield: 15.65 percent. The beta ratio is 1.44. Ex-Dividend Date is on December 9, 2011.

3. Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) has a market capitalization of $5.52 billion. The company employs 15,250 people, generates revenues of $3,797.68 million and has a net income of $155.72 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,678.51 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 44.20 percent (operating margin 20.66 percent and the net profit margin finally 4.10 percent).

The total debt representing 46.19 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 159.02 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 5.42 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $0.15 of which $0.88 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 36.73, Price/Sales 1.48 and Price/Book ratio 1.08. Dividend Yield: 13.30 percent. The beta ratio is 0.77. Ex-Dividend Date is on December 7, 2011.

4. Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ:FSC) has a market capitalization of $653.56 million. The company generates revenues of $125.16 million and has a net income of $30.21 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $80.78 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 64.54 percent (operating margin 24.13 percent and the net profit margin finally 24.13 percent).

The total debt representing 23.56 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 39.11 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 4.66 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $0.52 of which $1.28 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 0.00, Price/Sales 5.60 and Price/Book ratio 0.96. Dividend Yield: 13.20 percent. The beta ratio is 1.01. Ex-Dividend Date is on December 9, 2011.

5. Life Partners (NASDAQ:LPHI) has a market capitalization of $127.36 million. The company employs 59 people, generates revenues of $101.58 million and has a net income of $23.43 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $35.43 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 34.88 percent (operating margin 34.60 percent and the net profit margin finally 23.06 percent).

The total debt representing 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 44.49 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $0.31 of which $1.04 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.99, Price/Sales 1.20 and Price/Book ratio 2.20. Dividend Yield: 12.29 percent. The beta ratio is 0.68. Ex-Dividend Date is on December 7, 2011.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 5 Stocks With 10+ Percent Yields Going Ex-Dividend Next Week