9 High-Yield Dividend Contenders With Very Low Beta Ratios

by: Dividend Screen

Dividend Contenders are stocks with a history of rising dividends of more than 10 years but less than 25 years. 157 stocks with such a great dividend growth history are available for investors, but not all of them are safe heaven stocks with low volatility and good yields.

I made a screen within the investment category and searched stocks with a very low beta ratio (below 0.5) and a dividend yield of more than 5%. The beta ratio of 0.5 summarizes all stocks with a share price performance that represents not more than the half market performance. Nine stocks fulfilled the mentioned criteria. These are the detailed results, sorted by dividend yield:

1. Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) has a market capitalization of $1.33 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,133.38 million and has a net income of $75.02 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $152.71 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.47% (operating margin 12.54% and the net profit margin finally 6.62%).

The total debt representing 58.66% of the company's assets. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.54 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 14 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.33, Price/Sales is 1.17 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield is 9.58%. The beta ratio is 0.42.

2. Suburban Propane Partners (NYSE:SPH) has a market capitalization of $1.44 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,190.55 million and has a net income of $114.97 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $178.86 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.02% (operating margin 12.03% and the net profit margin finally 9.66%).

The total debt representing 36.40% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 97.19%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 31.90% was realized. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.23. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.41 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 14 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.95, Price/Sales is 1.21 and Price/Book ratio is 4.03. Dividend Yield is 8.38%. The beta ratio is 0.39.

3. Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) has a market capitalization of $4.86 billion. The company generates revenues of $4,759.61 million and has a net income of $114.66 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $307.77 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 6.47% (operating margin 3.97% and the net profit margin finally 2.41%).

The total debt representing 47.48% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 114.83%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 5.87% was realized. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.00. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.02 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 17 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 49.60, Price/Sales is 1.02 and Price/Book ratio is 2.01. Dividend Yield is 8.36%. The beta ratio is 0.26.

4. NuStar Energy (NYSE:NS) has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion. The company generates revenues of $6,575.26 million and has a net income of $221.60 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $471.24 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 7.17% (operating margin 4.65% and the net profit margin finally 3.37%).

The total debt representing 38.99% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 80.40%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 6.65% was realized. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.72. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.36 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 11 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.68, Price/Sales is 0.57 and Price/Book ratio is 1.35. Dividend Yield is 8.23%. The beta ratio is 0.44.

5. TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP) has a market capitalization of $2.20 billion. The company generates revenues of $223.90 million and has a net income of $157.40 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $185.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 82.63% (operating margin 70.30% and the net profit margin finally 70.30%).

The total debt representing 35.66% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 55.70%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 12.89% was realized. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.04 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 12 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.44, Price/Sales is 9.75 and Price/Book ratio is 1.67. Dividend Yield is 7.54%. The beta ratio is 0.46.

6. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) has a market capitalization of $27.35 billion. The company generates revenues of $8,211.20 million and has a net income of $1,268.40 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,617.60 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.88% (operating margin 20.34% and the net profit margin finally 15.45%).

The total debt representing 53.18% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 170.74%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 1.16% was realized. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.53. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.61 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 16 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 151.59, Price/Sales is 3.31 and Price/Book ratio is 3.71. Dividend Yield is 6.00%. The beta ratio is 0.36.

7. People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) has a market capitalization of $4.11 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,052.10 million and has a net income of $198.80 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $402.60 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is % (operating margin 24.01% and the net profit margin finally 16.15%).

The total debt representing 2.48% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 13.09%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.78% was realized. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.59. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.63 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 20 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.29, Price/Sales is 3.45 and Price/Book ratio is 0.80. Dividend Yield is 5.37%. The beta ratio is 0.34.

8. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has a market capitalization of $15.85 billion. The company generates revenues of $12,737.00 million and has a net income of $1,510.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,309.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 33.83% (operating margin 24.30% and the net profit margin finally 11.86%).

The total debt representing 43.54% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 171.51%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 15.62% was realized. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.82. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 11 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.68, Price/Sales is 1.25 and Price/Book ratio is 1.46. Dividend Yield is 5.26%. The beta ratio is 0.39.

9. Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) has a market capitalization of $13.03 billion. The company generates revenues of $34,275.00 million and has a net income of $994.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,530.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 4.46% (operating margin 3.79% and the net profit margin finally 2.90%).

The total debt representing 33.80% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.39%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 15.47% was realized. Twelve-trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.01. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.91 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividends over a period of 12 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.12, Price/Sales is 0.38 and Price/Book ratio is 2.38. Dividend Yield is 5.21%. The beta ratio is 0.49.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.