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Many investors own stocks from the Dow Jones and the S&P 500. Both indices include 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. The S&P 500 has over $5.58 trillion benchmarked, with index assets comprising approximately $1.31 trillion of this total. Investors with a limited capital amount couldn't own every stock of the index. To get real bargains, they need to buy the cheapest stocks of the index.

In order to find the cheapest dividend stocks, I screened the index by companies with a P/S and P/B ratio of less than one as well as a current P/E ratio below 15. Twelve companies remained. These are the detailed results sorted by yield:

1. GameStop (GME) has a market capitalization of $2.30 billion. The company generates revenues of $9,550.50 million and has a net income of $338.50 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $755.80 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 7.91% (operating margin 5.96% and the net profit margin finally 3.54%).

The company has no long-term debt. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 11.45% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.41. Last fiscal year, the company paid no dividends.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.35, Price/Sales 0.24 and Price/Book ratio 0.79. Dividend Yield: 3.42%. The beta ratio is 0.99.

2. Prudential Financial (PRU) has a market capitalization of $22.08 billion. The company generates revenues of $49,045.00 million and has a net income of $3,518.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $5,407.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.02% (operating margin 10.43% and the net profit margin finally 7.17%).

The total debt representing 4.32% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 72.42%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.29% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.45 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.56, Price/Sales 0.45 and Price/Book ratio 0.59. Dividend Yield: 3.10%. The beta ratio is 2.37.

3. Principal Financial (PFG) has a market capitalization of $7.46 billion. The company generates revenues of $8,709.60 million and has a net income of $751.20 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $4,371.30 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 50.19% (operating margin 11.34% and the net profit margin finally 8.62%).

The total debt representing 1.13% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 17.33%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 7.04% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.19. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.70 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.32, Price/Sales 0.85 and Price/Book ratio 0.77. Dividend Yield: 2.93%. The beta ratio is 2.76.

4. Valero Energy (VLO) has a market capitalization of $12.99 billion. The company generates revenues of $125,987.00 million and has a net income of $2,096.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $4,798.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 3.81% (operating margin 2.92% and the net profit margin finally 1.66%).

The total debt representing 18.09% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.14%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 13.33% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.71. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.30 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.68, Price/Sales 0.10 and Price/Book ratio 0.78. Dividend Yield: 2.61%. The beta ratio is 1.44.

5. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has a market capitalization of $40.17 billion. The company generates revenues of $127,245.00 million and has a net income of $7,074.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $14,661.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.52% (operating margin 7.61% and the net profit margin finally 5.56%).

The total debt representing 23.65% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 79.31%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 17.89% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.58. 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 7.89, Price/Sales 0.31 and Price/Book ratio 0.98. Dividend Yield: 2.60%. The beta ratio is 1.07.

6. Murphy Oil (MUR) has a market capitalization of $8.65 billion. The company generates revenues of $27,745.55 million and has a net income of $740.93 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $2,685.09 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 9.68% (operating margin 5.59% and the net profit margin finally 2.67%).

The total debt representing 4.24% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 6.83%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 8.73% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.96, Price/Sales 0.31 and Price/Book ratio 0.96. Dividend Yield: 2.52%. The beta ratio is 1.22.

7. Metlife (MET) has a market capitalization of $31.89 billion. The company generates revenues of $70,262.00 million and has a net income of $6,951.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $20,437.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 29.09% (operating margin 14.27% and the net profit margin finally 9.89%).

The total debt representing 7.66% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.49%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 12.35% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.40. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.74 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.56, Price/Sales 0.45 and Price/Book ratio 0.53. Dividend Yield: 2.49%. The beta ratio is 1.96.

8. Assurant (AIZ) has a market capitalization of $2.93Billion. The company generates revenues of $8,272.80 million and has a net income of $538.96 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $895.88 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 10.83% (operating margin 8.54% and the net profit margin finally 6.51%).

The total debt representing 3.60% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 19.95%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 11.16% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.70 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.63, Price/Sales 0.35 and Price/Book ratio 0.62. Dividend Yield: 2.46%. The beta ratio is 1.34.

9. Xerox (XRX) has a market capitalization of $10.53 billion. The company generates revenues of $22,626.00 million and has a net income of $1,179.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $2,851.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 12.60% (operating margin 6.92% and the net profit margin finally 5.21%).

The total debt representing 28.67% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 70.62%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.64% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.17 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.73, Price/Sales 0.47 and Price/Book ratio 0.88. Dividend Yield: 2.18%. The beta ratio is 1.57.

10. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has a market capitalization of $12.33 billion. The company generates revenues of $11,635.00 million and has a net income of $1,757.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $4,668.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 40.12% (operating margin 23.59% and the net profit margin finally 15.10%).

The total debt representing 25.40% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 63.92%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 12.19% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.42. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.34 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.68, Price/Sales 0.99 and Price/Book ratio 0.88. Dividend Yield: 1.93%. The beta ratio is 1.26.

11. WellPoint (WLP) has a market capitalization of $23.08Billion. The company generates revenues of $60,710.70 million and has a net income of $2,646.70 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $4,723.30 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 7.78% (operating margin 6.52% and the net profit margin finally 4.36%).

The total debt representing 18.83% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 42.06%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 11.24% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.27. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.60, Price/Sales 0.38 and Price/Book ratio 0.98. Dividend Yield: 1.66%. The beta ratio is 0.96.

12. Hess (HES) has a market capitalization of $14.01 billion. The company generates revenues of $37,871.00 million and has a net income of $1,676.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $5,250.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.86% (operating margin 6.50% and the net profit margin finally 4.43%).

The total debt representing 15.48% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 32.71%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 9.67% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.87. 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 10.59, Price/Sales 0.37 and Price/Book ratio 0.75. Dividend Yield: 0.98%. The beta ratio is 1.19.

Source: 12 Dividend Stocks From The S&P 500 With Most Attractive Price Ratios