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Dividend stocks are wonderful because they increase my cash with regular payments. One major date in relation to the payment is the ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next payment. This is very interesting because in the case of a high yield stock, I can earn at least one percent in cash for a short period of investing.

I screened stocks with ex-dividend date within the upcoming week. 45 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between April 16 and April 22. Exactly 15 of them have a dividend yield above 5%. Many of them have a high yield because the market believes that the dividend is not sustainable. Especially in the case of low capitalized stocks, the possibility of a dividend cut is much higher as for stocks with a higher capitalization. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization over $500 million. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. CommonWealth REIT (CWH) has a market capitalization of $1.54 billion. The company generates revenues of $911.95 million and has a net income of $61.81 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $517.78 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 56.78% (operating margin 25.65% and the net profit margin finally 6.78%).

The total debt representing 48.04% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 100.25%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 0.55% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.19. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 97.67, Price/Sales 1.69 and Price/Book ratio 0.55. Dividend Yield: 10.85%. The beta ratio is 1.49.

2. Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI) has a market capitalization of $702.28 million. The company generates revenues of $777.54 million and has a net income of $-25.97 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $46.71 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 6.01% (operating margin -0.31% and the net profit margin finally -3.34%).

The total debt representing 21.00% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 43.47%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -6.52% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.67. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.44 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 20, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.90 and Price/Book ratio 1.41. Dividend Yield: 9.90%. The beta ratio is 1.05.

3. Pengrowth Energy (NYSE:PGH) has a market capitalization of $3.27 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,136.52 million and has a net income of $84.58 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $625.80 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 55.06% (operating margin 16.51% and the net profit margin finally 7.44%).

The total debt representing 17.85% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.10%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 2.59% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.84 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 34.82, Price/Sales 2.85 and Price/Book ratio 0.96. Dividend Yield: 9.43%. The beta ratio is 1.35.

4. R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ:RRD) has a market capitalization of $2.13 billion. The company generates revenues of $10,611.00 million and has a net income of $-121.10 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $657.40 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 6.20% (operating margin -0.04% and the net profit margin finally -1.14%).

The total debt representing 44.20% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 351.06%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -7.51% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.04 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 18, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.20 and Price/Book ratio 2.04. Dividend Yield: 8.72%. The beta ratio is 1.88.

5. Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP) has a market capitalization of $773.33 million. The company generates revenues of $69.49 million and has a net income of $42.22 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $60.53 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 87.10% (operating margin 60.70% and the net profit margin finally 60.75%).

The company has no long-term debt outstanding. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 28.61% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.33. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.75 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.93, Price/Sales 11.13 and Price/Book ratio 5.61. Dividend Yield: 7.39%. The beta ratio is 0.41.

6. Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) has a market capitalization of $654.21 million. The company generates revenues of $66.24 million and has a net income of $64.11 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $52.80 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 79.70% (operating margin 59.30% and the net profit margin finally 96.78%).

The total debt representing 41.87% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.13%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 19.34% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.93. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.56 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 18, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.27, Price/Sales 9.91 and Price/Book ratio 1.60. Dividend Yield: 6.92%. The beta ratio is 0.71.

7. Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO) has a market capitalization of $2.05 billion. The company generates revenues of $949.06 million and has a net income of $-96.87 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $288.40 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.39% (operating margin 10.61% and the net profit margin finally -10.21%).

The total debt representing 64.52% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 456.88%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -21.16% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.58. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 1.95 and Price/Book ratio 4.62. Dividend Yield: 7.05%. The beta ratio is 0.61.

8. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) has a market capitalization of $2.51 billion. The company generates revenues of $379.98 million and has a net income of $97.36 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $265.42 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 69.85% (operating margin 45.66% and the net profit margin finally 25.62%).

The total debt representing 55.26% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 177.79%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 7.80% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.52 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.18, Price/Sales 6.60 and Price/Book ratio 2.25. Dividend Yield: 6.99%. The beta ratio is 0.46.

9. Targa Resources Partners (NYSE:NGLS) has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion. The company generates revenues of $6,987.10 million and has a net income of $245.50 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $533.10 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 7.63% (operating margin 5.08% and the net profit margin finally 3.51%).

The total debt representing 40.40% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 120.85%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 15.85% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.98. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.41 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.92, Price/Sales 0.54 and Price/Book ratio 3.00. Dividend Yield: 6.00%. The beta ratio is 1.19.

10. LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) has a market capitalization of $946.41 million. The company generates revenues of $85.16 million and has a net income of $49.67 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $75.59 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 88.77% (operating margin 58.33% and the net profit margin finally 58.33%).

The total debt representing 24.60% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.11%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.59% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.35. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.68 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 18, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.99, Price/Sales 11.11 and Price/Book ratio 2.21. Dividend Yield: 5.59%. The beta ratio is 0.86.

Source: 10 Higher Capitalized High Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend