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The best equity investment is a stock with good fundamentals and a convincing equity story. If this stock is also attractive valuated, 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: < 10
  • Dividend Yield: > 3 < 20
  • Return on Investment (5-Year Average): > 10 < 100
  • Operating Margin: > 10 < 100
  • 10 Year Revenue Growth: > 8 < 200
  • 10 Year EPS Growth: > 10 < 100

The screen is dominated by stocks from oil and gas related industries. Here are the detailed results:

1. MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) has a market capitalization of $2.59 billion. The company employs 35 people, generates revenues of $496.75 million and has a net income of $316.41 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $308.25 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 62.05% (operating margin 62.12% and the net profit margin finally 63.70%). The company realized a return on investment of 10.24%.

The total debt represents 73.94% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 347.86%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 12.91% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.98 in form of dividends to shareholders. Revenues grew 24.28% over the recent decade and earnings per share 13.78%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.02, Price/Sales 5.36 and Price/Book ratio 1.06. Dividend Yield: 13.40%. The beta ratio is 0.34.

2. YPF S.A. (NYSE:YPF) has a market capitalization of $11.00 billion. The company employs 13,370 people, generates revenues of $10,145.42 million and has a net income of $1,330.15 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,388.09 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 33.40% (operating margin 21.46% and the net profit margin finally 13.11%). The company realized a return on investment of 15.45%.

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 $3.34. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. Revenues grew 8.86% over the recent decade and earnings per share 11.72%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.38, Price/Sales 1.31 and Price/Book ratio 2.75. Dividend Yield: 11.09%. The beta ratio is 0.73.

3. Vale (NYSE:VALE) has a market capitalization of $131.66 billion. The company employs 70,785 people, generates revenues of $58,990.00 million and has a net income of $21,517.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34,234.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 58.03% (operating margin 51.05% and the net profit margin finally 36.48%). The company realized a return on investment of 16.37%.

The total debt represents 19.04% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.53%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 30.99% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.73 in form of dividends to shareholders. Revenues grew 31.09% over the recent decade and earnings per share 31.57%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.97, Price/Sales 2.34 and Price/Book ratio 1.70. Dividend Yield: 6.83%. The beta ratio is 1.56.

4. Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP) has a market capitalization of $2.67 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 finally 21.12%). The company realized a return on investment of 25.37%.

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. Revenues grew 14.47% over the recent decade and earnings per share 40.19%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.90, Price/Sales 1.42 and Price/Book ratio 2.91. Dividend Yield: 5.55%. The beta ratio is 0.83.

5. Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR) has a market capitalization of $196.32 billion. The company employs 80,492 people, generates revenues of $120,052.00 million and has a net income of $19,475.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $32,665.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.21% (operating margin 20.12% and the net profit margin finally 16.22%). The company realized a return on investment of 13.22%.

The total debt represents 22.56% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 38.38%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 17.88% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.38 in form of dividends to shareholders. Revenues grew 16.11% over the recent decade and earnings per share 12.20%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.56, Price/Sales 1.61 and Price/Book ratio 1.46. Dividend Yield: 4.18%. The beta ratio is 1.43.

6. Statoil (NYSE:STO) has a market capitalization of $91.83 billion. The company employs 30,344 people, generates revenues of $120,627.30 million and has a net income of $14,118.61 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $47,360.33 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 39.26% (operating margin 31.60% and the net profit margin finally 11.70%). The company realized a return on investment of 10.14%.

The total debt represents 17.10% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.13%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 31.61% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.46. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.17 in form of dividends to shareholders. Revenues grew 10.96% over the recent decade and earnings per share 11.54%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.46, Price/Sales 0.76 and Price/Book ratio 1.83. Dividend Yield: 4.00%. The beta ratio is 1.17.

7. Yanzhou Coal Mining (NYSE:YZC) has a market capitalization of $12.16 billion. The company employs 51,254 people, generates revenues of $5,388.92 million and has a net income of $1,477.45 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,045.40 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 37.96% (operating margin 36.76% and the net profit margin finally 27.42%). The company realized a return on investment of 15.89%.

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. Revenues grew 25.16% over the recent decade and earnings per share 23.93%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.52, Price/Sales 3.17 and Price/Book ratio 2.05. Dividend Yield: 3.64%. The beta ratio is 2.39.

8. BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) has a market capitalization of $69.22 billion. The company employs 40,757 people, generates revenues of $71,739.00 million and has a net income of $23,946.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $37,927.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 52.87% (operating margin 44.35% and the net profit margin finally 33.38%). The company realized a return on investment of 23.42%.

The total debt represents 15.46% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 28.02%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 44.92% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.49. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.02 in form of dividends to shareholders. Revenues grew 26.83% over the recent decade and earnings per share 34.11%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.72, Price/Sales 2.71 and Price/Book ratio 1.25. Dividend Yield: 3.28%. The beta ratio is 1.56.

9. RPC (NYSE:RES) has a market capitalization of $2.36 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 finally 16.38%). The company realized a return on investment of 17.15%.

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. Revenues grew 20.32% over the recent decade and earnings per share 27.62%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.93, Price/Sales 1.31 and Price/Book ratio 3.09. Dividend Yield: 3.00%. The beta ratio is 1.46.

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