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The industrial sector is of huge importance for the economy and has the function of an early indicator for the mood in the economy. The sector summarizes 345 stocks in 19 industries, which have a total market capitalization of $54.9 trillion. The best yielding industries are waste management and manufactured housing, but the highest margin was realized by the industrial equipment and diversified machinery industry.

In an effort to find some stocks from this sector to recommend, I screened large-cap stocks (more than $10 billion market cap) with a dividend yields of more than 3 percent, as well as buy or better recommendations from brokerage firms. The recommendation scheme was created by Finviz.com, and has a point scale of 1 to 5, with 1 a strong buy rating and 2 a buy. As a result, 3 industrial goods stocks have buy ratings, and 3 have strong buy recommendations. Here are the results, sorted by dividend yield:

1. CRH (NYSE:CRH) has a market capitalization of $13.44 billion. The company employs 76,418 people, generates revenues of $21,770.22 million and has a net income of $556.52 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,918.03 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 8.81 percent, operating margin 4.06 percent and the net profit margin 2.56 percent.

The total debt representing 24.98 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 51.91 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.33 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.88. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.79 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.68, Price/Sales 0.63 and Price/Book ratio 1.03. Dividend Yield: 4.65 percent. The beta ratio is 1.11. The analyst rating is 2.3.

2. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has a market capitalization of $198.90 billion. The company employs 300,000 people, generates revenues of $150,211.00 million and has a net income of $13,158.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24,221.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 16.12 percent (operating margin 9.46 percent and the net profit margin 8.76 percent).

The total debt, representing 63.72 percent of the company’s assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 402.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.43 percent was realized. Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached a value of $1.22. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.46 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.47, Price/Sales 1.32 and Price/Book ratio 1.68. Dividend Yield: 3.61 percent. The beta ratio is 1.61. The analyst rating is 1.9.

3. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has a market capitalization of $16.84 billion. The company employs 72,000 people, generates revenues of $25,183.00 million and has a net income of $1,843.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,911.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.56 percent (operating margin 10.35 percent and the net profit margin 7.32 percent).

The total debt representing 14.78 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 37.01 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.59, Price/Sales 0.67 and Price/Book ratio 1.79. Dividend Yield: 3.53 percent. The beta ratio is 0.68. The analyst rating is 2.4.

4. ABB (NYSE:ABB) has a market capitalization of $45.65 billion. The company employs 116,500 people, generates revenues of $31,589.00 million and has a net income of $2,722.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,520.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 14.31 percent (operating margin 12.09 percent and the net profit margin 8.62 percent).

The total debt representing 6.01 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 14.66 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.79 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.58 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.10, Price/Sales 1.48 and Price/Book ratio 3.06. Dividend Yield: 3.43 percent. The beta ratio is 1.51. The analyst rating is 1.4.

5. Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) has a market capitalization of $35.69 billion. The company employs 133,200 people, generates revenues of $24,222.00 million and has a net income of $2,504.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,721.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 19.49 percent (operating margin 14.99 percent and the net profit margin 10.34 percent).

The total debt, representing 21.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 50.01 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.31 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.38 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.91, Price/Sales 1.47 and Price/Book ratio 3.45. Dividend Yield: 3.30 percent. The beta ratio is 1.23. The analyst rating is 2.4.

6. Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) has a market capitalization of $10.27 billion. The company employs 30,000 people, generates revenues of $8,106.60 million and has a net income of $507.50 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,212.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.29 percent (operating margin 17.00 percent and the net profit margin 6.26 percent).

The total debt representing 34.65 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 85.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.43. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.35, Price/Sales 1.27 and Price/Book ratio 1.36. Dividend Yield: 3.17 percent. The beta ratio is 0.81. The analyst rating is 1.8.

Source: 6 Top-Yielding Large Cap Industrials With Buy Or Better Ratings