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The best equity investment is a stock with good fundamentals and a convincing equity story. If this stock is also attractively valued, it could promise good returns. I've tried to summarize several significant fundamentals in one screen in order to get the most interesting dividend stocks. These are my criteria:

  • Market capitalization: > 1 Billion
  • Price/Earnings Ratio: < 15
  • Dividend Yield: > 3 < 20
  • Return on investment: > 10 < 100
  • Operating Margin: > 10 < 100
  • 10 Year Revenue Growth: > 8 < 200
  • 10 Year EPS Growth: > 10 < 100

The top three highest-yielding stocks on the list are YPF S.A. (YPF), Southern Copper (SCCO) and Mobile Telesystems (MBT). These are the full, detailed results:

1. YPF SA has a market capitalization of $13.60 billion. The company employs 13,370 people, generates revenues of $10,199.08 million and has a net income of $1,337.18 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,406.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 33.40% (operating margin 21.46% and the net profit margin finally 13.11%).

The total debt represents 16.72% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 40.91%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 25.51% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.61 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.30, Price/Sales 1.46 and Price/Book ratio 3.13. Dividend Yield: 9.70 percent. The beta ratio is 0.78.

2. Mobile TeleSystems has a market capitalization of $16.86 billion. The company employs 39,911 people, generates revenues of $11,293.24 million and has a net income of $1,548.44 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,735.06 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 41.93% (operating margin 24.21% and the net profit margin 13.71%).

The total debt represents 49.46% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 229.15%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 42.68% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.23. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.99 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.76, Price/Sales 1.48 and Price/Book ratio 5.14. Dividend Yield: 6.25 percent. The beta ratio is 1.46.

3. Southern Copper has a market capitalization of $29.25 billion. The company employs 11,126 people, generates revenues of $5,149.50 million and has a net income of $1,562.71 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,885.90 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 56.04% (operating margin 50.57% and the net profit margin finally 30.35%).

The total debt represents 33.96% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 70.95%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 40.02% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.70. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.68 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.87, Price/Sales 5.67 and Price/Book ratio 7.58. Dividend Yield: 5.96 percent. The beta ratio is 1.62.

4. Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion. The company employs 2,487 people, generates revenues of $1,843.56 million and has a net income of $389.35 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $573.26 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.10% (operating margin 22.40% and the net profit margin 21.12%).

The total debt represents 40.84% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 113.37%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 36.83% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.63 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.78, Price/Sales 1.58 and Price/Book ratio 3.23. Dividend Yield: 4.99 percent. The beta ratio is 0.86.

5. PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (TLK) has a market capitalization of $14.81 billion. The company employs 26,852 people, generates revenues of $7,642.45 million and has a net income of $1,767.30 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,299.64 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 56.26% (operating margin 32.77% and the net profit margin 23.12%).

The total debt represents 22.07% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 49.56%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 27.65% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.49. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.12 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.18, Price/Sales 2.01 and Price/Book ratio 3.05. Dividend Yield: 4.91 percent. The beta ratio is 0.93.

6. Novartis (NVS) has a market capitalization of $133.28 billion. The company employs 123,686 people, generates revenues of $59,375.00 million and has a net income of $9,245.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,751.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.53% (operating margin 18.52% and the net profit margin 15.57%).

The total debt represents 17.22% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.72%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 14.12% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.80. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.56, Price/Sales 2.51 and Price/Book ratio 1.99. Dividend Yield: 4.35 percent. The beta ratio is 0.52.

7. Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (EOC) has a market capitalization of $13.13 billion. The company employs 2,371 people, generates revenues of $4,956.01 million and has a net income of $1,393.18 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,176.91 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 43.92% (operating margin 36.57% and the net profit margin 28.11%).

The total debt represents 29.37% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.58%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 24.00% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.42. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.07 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.03, Price/Sales 2.56 and Price/Book ratio 2.65. Dividend Yield: 4.05 percent. The beta ratio is 0.55.

8. China Mobile (CHL) has a market capitalization of $206.51 billion. The company employs 170,019 people, generates revenues of $76,923.12 million and has a net income of $19,027.27 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $37,578.63 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 48.85% (operating margin 31.07% and the net profit margin 24.74%).

The total debt represents 1.16% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.74%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 22.10% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.81. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.06 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.70, Price/Sales 2.67 and Price/Book ratio 2.24. Dividend Yield: 3.99 percent. The beta ratio is 0.49.

9. Yanzhou Coal Mining (YZC) has a market capitalization of $11.73 billion. The company employs 51,254 people, generates revenues of $5,381.14 million and has a net income of $1,475.32 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,042.45 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 37.96% (operating margin 36.76% and the net profit margin 27.42%).

The total debt represents 31.64% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.67%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 27.92% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.79. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.94 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.30, Price/Sales 2.97 and Price/Book ratio 1.98. Dividend Yield: 3.78 percent. The beta ratio is 2.41.

10. Strayer Education (STRA) has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion. The company employs 2,099 people, generates revenues of $636.73 million and has a net income of $131.26 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $233.08 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.61% (operating margin 33.89% and the net profit margin 20.61%).

The company has no long-term debt. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 71.76% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.83, Price/Sales 2.05 and Price/Book ratio 8.23. Dividend Yield: 3.68 percent. The beta ratio is 0.69.

11. Sasol Limited (SSL) has a market capitalization of $34.73 billion. The company employs 32,866 people, generates revenues of $18,237.64 million and has a net income of $2,588.99 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,927.53 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.02% (operating margin 21.03% and the net profit margin 14.20%).

The total debt represents 9.52% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.73%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 19.56% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.12. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.66 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.72, Price/Sales 1.80 and Price/Book ratio 2.47. Dividend Yield: 3.29 percent. The beta ratio is 1.41.

12. RPC (RES) has a market capitalization of $2.26 billion. The company employs 2,500 people, generates revenues of $1,809.81 million and has a net income of $296.38 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $661.99 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.58% (operating margin 26.64% and the net profit margin 16.38%).

The total debt represents 15.19% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.66%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 45.54% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.02. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.32 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.60, Price/Sales 1.25 and Price/Book ratio 2.95. Dividend Yield: 3.15 percent. The beta ratio is 1.49.

13. Lincare Holdings (LNCR) has a market capitalization of $2.33 billion. The company employs 10,225 people, generates revenues of $1,669.20 million and has a net income of $181.57 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $450.96 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.02% (operating margin 20.02% and the net profit margin 10.88%).

The total debt represents 24.17% of the company's assets, and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 49.60%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 19.12% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.89, Price/Sales 1.36 and Price/Book ratio 2.48. Dividend Yield: 3.11 percent. The beta ratio is 0.63.

Source: 13 Of The Best Dividend Stocks For February