11 Recommended Technology Dividend Stocks Cheaper Than Facebook Shares

by: Dividend Screen

Everybody is talking about Facebook and the $104 billion market valuation at revenues of nearly $4 billion. But, what happens if Facebook's growth slows before the company reaches the $100 billion mark in revenues? You will never get your investment back.

If you like to invest in stocks with a higher degree of safety, you should take a look at stocks from forgotten industries like the wireless communication industry. Certainly, the growth is not as high as the growth of social network companies or software stocks, but they pay a much higher dividend and this helps you to hedge your investment. What alternatives are available within the technology dividend category?

I made a screen of the best yielding U.S. based technology stocks with a low P/E ratio (below 15) and a market capitalization over $300 million. Below the results are many semiconductor stocks. If you look abroad, you find a lot of stocks with high yields from the telecom services industry. Eighteen stocks fulfilled the mentioned criteria of which eleven have a yield over 3 percent and the same number of stocks are recommended to buy. The recommendation scheme was created by Finviz.com and has a point scale of 1 to 5, with 1 a strong buy rating and 2 a buy. These are the detailed results of the stocks with a buy or better rating:

1. CA (NASDAQ:CA) has a market capitalization of $12.10 billion. The company generates revenues of $4,814.00 million and has a net income of $938.00 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,796.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 37.31% (operating margin 28.85% and the net profit margin finally 19.48%).

The total debt representing 12.00% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.68%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 16.83% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.91. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended a buy with a rating of 2.50.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.46, Price/Sales 2.52 and Price/Book ratio 2.22. Dividend Yield: 3.89%. The beta ratio is 1.02.

2. Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ:MOLX) has a market capitalization of $4.14 billion. The company generates revenues of $3,587.33 million and has a net income of $298.81 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $672.10 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.74% (operating margin 11.99% and the net profit margin finally 8.33%).

The total debt representing 9.52% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 14.46%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 13.73% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.62. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.40.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.50, Price/Sales 1.10 and Price/Book ratio 1.79. Dividend Yield: 3.65%. The beta ratio is 1.61.

3. J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) has a market capitalization of $1.08 billion. The company generates revenues of $330.16 million and has a net income of $114.77 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $155.65 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 47.14% (operating margin 41.18% and the net profit margin finally 34.76%).

The company has no long-term debt and serves $164 million in cash and short-term investments. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 22.88% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.41 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.40.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.06, Price/Sales 3.38 and Price/Book ratio 2.03. Dividend Yield: 3.57%. The beta ratio is 0.90.

4. Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a market capitalization of $13.53 billion. The company generates revenues of $10,517.00 million and has a net income of $1,926.00 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,641.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 25.11% (operating margin 22.77% and the net profit margin finally 18.31%).

The total debt representing 14.05% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 22.12%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 23.58% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.16. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.31 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.50.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.04, Price/Sales 1.31 and Price/Book ratio 1.58. Dividend Yield: 3.38%. The beta ratio is 1.15.

5. Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) has a market capitalization of $657.84 million. The company generates revenues of $688.10 million and has a net income of $125.62 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $96.85 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 14.07% (operating margin 11.57% and the net profit margin finally 18.26%).

The company has no long-term debt and serves $152 million in cash and short-term investments. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 28.31% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.39. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.50.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.13, Price/Sales 0.97 and Price/Book ratio 1.29. Dividend Yield: 3.18%. The beta ratio is 1.69.

6. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has a market capitalization of $131.76 billion. The company generates revenues of $53,999.00 million and has a net income of $12,942.00 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $23,409.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 43.35% (operating margin 32.12% and the net profit margin finally 23.97%).

The total debt representing 10.31% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.97%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 27.15% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.40.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.09, Price/Sales 2.47 and Price/Book ratio 2.89. Dividend Yield: 3.17%. The beta ratio is 1.08.

7. KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC) has a market capitalization of $7.74 billion. The company generates revenues of $3,175.17 million and has a net income of $794.49 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,222.63 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 38.51% (operating margin 36.23% and the net profit margin finally 25.02%).

The total debt representing 15.96% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.09%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 31.11% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.43. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.20.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.45, Price/Sales 2.48 and Price/Book ratio 2.75. Dividend Yield: 2.97%. The beta ratio is 1.74.

8. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a market capitalization of $249.67 billion. The company generates revenues of $69,943.00 million and has a net income of $23,150.00 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29,927.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 42.79% (operating margin 38.83% and the net profit margin finally 33.10%).

The total debt representing 10.97% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 20.88%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 44.84% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.75. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.64 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.00.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.81, Price/Sales 3.59 and Price/Book ratio 4.39. Dividend Yield: 2.68%. The beta ratio is 1.00.

9. MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) has a market capitalization of $637.75 million. The company generates revenues of $467.37 million and has a net income of $50.94 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $86.09 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.42% (operating margin 15.66% and the net profit margin finally 10.90%).

The total debt representing 9.42% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 19.11%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 27.03% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.85 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended with a strong buy with a rating of 1.00.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.02, Price/Sales 1.39 and Price/Book ratio 3.00. Dividend Yield: 2.47%. The beta ratio is 1.12.

10. Corning (NYSE:GLW) has a market capitalization of $19.43 billion. The company generates revenues of $7,890.00 million and has a net income of $2,805.00 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,651.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 33.60% (operating margin 21.47% and the net profit margin finally 35.55%).

The total debt representing 8.59% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 11.34%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 13.87% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.60. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.23 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.30.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.01, Price/Sales 2.49 and Price/Book ratio 0.93. Dividend Yield: 2.32%. The beta ratio is 1.41.

11. Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) has a market capitalization of $10.63 billion. The company generates revenues of $2,993.32 million and has a net income of $860.89 million. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,190.24 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 39.76% (operating margin 35.81% and the net profit margin finally 28.76%).

The total debt representing 16.79% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 23.35%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 24.61% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.94 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is recommended to buy with a rating of 2.10.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.99, Price/Sales 3.62 and Price/Book ratio 2.85. Dividend Yield: 3.36%. The beta ratio is 1.10.

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