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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. 208 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between May 14 and May 21. Exactly 40 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 or stocks with very high yields over 10%, the possibility of a dividend cut is much higher as for stocks with a higher capitalization at normal yields. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization over $300 million and a dividend yield below 10%. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. Safe Bulkers (SB) has a market capitalization of $468.63 million.The company generates revenues of $168.91 million and has a net income of $89.73 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $132.57 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 78.49% (operating margin 64.49% and the net profit margin finally 53.13%).

The total debt representing 55.20% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 145.94%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 31.16% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.30. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.09, Price/Sales 3.06 and Price/Book ratio 1.44. Dividend Yield: 8.90%. The beta ratio is 2.15.

2. Hercules Tech. Growth Capital (HTGC) has a market capitalization of $551.84 million. The company generates revenues of $79.86 million and has a net income of $46.94 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $39.94 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 50.01% (operating margin 49.57% and the net profit margin finally 58.78%).

The total debt representing 40.88% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 70.88%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.97% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.45. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.91 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 16, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.63, Price/Sales 6.92 and Price/Book ratio 1.13. Dividend Yield: 8.63%. The beta ratio is 1.47.

3. Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has a market capitalization of $655.63 million. The company generates revenues of $94.79 million and has a net income of $-72.30 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $-6.59 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is -6.95% (operating margin -75.13% and the net profit margin finally -76.27%).

The total debt representing 20.44% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.51%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -7.77% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.53. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.15 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 16, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 7.79 and Price/Book ratio 0.76. Dividend Yield: 8.60%. The beta ratio is 0.85.

4. Westpac Banking (WBK) has a market capitalization of $69.48 billion. The company generates revenues of $38,364.63 million and has a net income of $7,108.40 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $20,561.90 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 53.60% (operating margin 50.34% and the net profit margin finally 41.74%).

The total debt representing 28.95% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 463.97%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 17.45% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.64. Last fiscal year, the company paid $7.85 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 15, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.86, Price/Sales 4.12 and Price/Book ratio 1.66. Dividend Yield: 7.06%. The beta ratio is 1.46.

5. Veolia Environnement (VE) has a market capitalization of $6.81 billion. The company generates revenues of $38,348.60 million and has a net income of $-422.33 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,992.50 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.02% (operating margin 3.43% and the net profit margin finally -1.10%).

The total debt representing 41.84% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 298.30%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -6.52% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.30. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.91 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 17, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.18 and Price/Book ratio 0.75. Dividend Yield: 6.76%. The beta ratio is 1.76.

6. Main Street Capital (MAIN) has a market capitalization of $673.56 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 $3.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.56 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 17, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.65, Price/Sales 10.35 and Price/Book ratio 1.67. Dividend Yield: 6.64%. The beta ratio is 0.70.

7. Eni S.p.A. (E) has a market capitalization of $78.29 billion. The company generates revenues of $142,959.50 million and has a net income of $10,093.13 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $33,290.65 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 23.29% (operating margin 15.78% and the net profit margin finally 7.06%).

The total debt representing 20.71% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 53.35%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 12.86% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.69 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.64, Price/Sales 0.60 and Price/Book ratio 1.08. Dividend Yield: 6.47%. The beta ratio is 1.07.

8. National CineMedia (NCMI) has a market capitalization of $770.36 million. The company generates revenues of $435.40 million and has a net income of $100.60 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $205.80 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 47.27% (operating margin 42.95% and the net profit margin finally 23.11%).

The total debt representing 96.81% of the company's assets. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.57. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.84 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 15, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.00, Price/Sales 1.77 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 6.41%. The beta ratio is 0.84.

9. Fortress Investment Growth (FIG) has a market capitalization of $1.75 billion. The company generates revenues of $858.63 million and has a net income of $-1,117.34 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $-1,044.36 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is -121.63% (operating margin -127.68% and the net profit margin finally -130.13%).

The total debt representing 11.76% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 53.60%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -97.10% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.92. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 14, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 2.07 and Price/Book ratio 3.52. Dividend Yield: 5.78%. The beta ratio is 2.45.

10. Park National Corporation (PRK) has a market capitalization of $1.01 billion. The company generates revenues of $331.88 million and has a net income of $82.14 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $158.66 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 47.76% (operating margin 31.66% and the net profit margin finally 22.31%).

The total debt representing 8.85% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.14%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 11.95% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.76 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.85, Price/Sales 2.77 and Price/Book ratio 1.58. Dividend Yield: 5.68%. The beta ratio is 0.84.

11. Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) has a market capitalization of $1.71 billion. The company generates revenues of $296.65 million and has a net income of $-3.06 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $158.51 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 53.43% (operating margin -1.03% and the net profit margin finally -1.03%).

The total debt representing 55.28% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 138.69%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -0.33% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.20 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 15, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 326.04, Price/Sales 5.72 and Price/Book ratio 1.69. Dividend Yield: 5.51%. The beta ratio is 1.08.

12. LTC Properties (LTC) has a market capitalization of $1.01 billion. 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 $1.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.68 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.47, Price/Sales 11.77 and Price/Book ratio 2.33. Dividend Yield: 5.28%. The beta ratio is 0.87.

13. Telecom Italia (TI) has a market capitalization of $20.57 billion. The company generates revenues of $35,992.76 million and has a net income of $4,629.41 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14,670.81 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 40.76% (operating margin 20.86% and the net profit margin finally 12.86%).

The total debt representing 43.36% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 134.10%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 11.42% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.75 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 242.61, Price/Sales 0.56 and Price/Book ratio 0.57. Dividend Yield: 5.23%. The beta ratio is 1.00.

Source: 13 Higher Capitalized, High-Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Between May 14 and 21, 2012