7 Higher Capitalized High-Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend (June 4-10, 2012)

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Includes: GCI, HRB, POM, PPL, RAI, STM, VOD
by: Dividend Screen

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. 142 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between June 04 and June 10. Exactly 23 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 $2 billion and a dividend yield below 10%. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion. The company generates revenues of $9,735.00 million and has a net income of $155.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,635.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 16.80% (operating margin 3.74% and the net profit margin finally 1.59%).

The total debt representing 12.95% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 20.60%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 8.56% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.69. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on June 04, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.00, Price/Sales 0.46 and Price/Book ratio 0.57. Dividend Yield: 8.23%. The beta ratio is 1.80.

2. Gannett (NYSE:GCI) has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion. The company generates revenues of $5,239.99 million and has a net income of $500.13 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,012.42 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 19.32% (operating margin 15.55% and the net profit margin finally 9.54%).

The total debt representing 26.61% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.62%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 20.43% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.80. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on June 06, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.85, Price/Sales 0.55 and Price/Book ratio 1.26. Dividend Yield: 6.49%. The beta ratio is 2.44.

3. Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) has a market capitalization of $23.47 billion. The company generates revenues of $8,541.00 million and has a net income of $1,406.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,537.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 29.70% (operating margin 28.09% and the net profit margin finally 16.46%).

The total debt representing 22.54% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 58.60%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 22.04% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.27. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.15 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on June 07, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.11, Price/Sales 2.75 and Price/Book ratio 3.78. Dividend Yield: 5.75%. The beta ratio is 0.55.

4. Pepco Holdings (NYSE:POM) has a market capitalization of $4.39 billion. The company generates revenues of $5,920.00 million and has a net income of $260.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,058.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 17.87% (operating margin 10.68% and the net profit margin finally 4.39%).

The total debt representing 33.75% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 116.05%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 6.07% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.17. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.08 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on June 07, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.41, Price/Sales 0.74 and Price/Book ratio 1.01. Dividend Yield: 5.61%. The beta ratio is 0.47.

5. Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) has a market capitalization of $132.18 billion. The company generates revenues of $71,301.08 million and has a net income of $10,757.30 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,998.46 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 22.44% (operating margin 24.10% and the net profit margin finally 15.09%).

The total debt representing 24.80% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.00%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 8.46% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.09. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on June 06, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.84, Price/Sales 1.85 and Price/Book ratio 1.12. Dividend Yield: 5.56%. The beta ratio is 0.77.

6. H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) has a market capitalization of $4.42 billion. The company generates revenues of $3,774.30 million and has a net income of $419.40 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $787.27 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 20.86% (operating margin 17.63% and the net profit margin finally 11.11%).

The total debt representing 20.70% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.38%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 28.95% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.33. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on June 07, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.29, Price/Sales 1.17 and Price/Book ratio 3.17. Dividend Yield: 5.31%. The beta ratio is 0.59.

7. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has a market capitalization of $15.93 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 ex-dividend date is on June 06, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.73, Price/Sales 1.25 and Price/Book ratio 1.47. Dividend Yield: 5.24%. The beta ratio is 0.38.

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