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8/15/2012

17 Of The Best Aerospace/Defense Products And Services Dividend Stocks

The Best Yielding Aerospace/Defense Products And Services Stocks Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The aerospace industry is growing in the long-run. The industry has 41 companies listed with a total market capitalization of USD 215 billion. The average P/E ratio amounts to 14.50 and the dividend yield has a value of 2.4 percent.

I screened the whole industry by the best yielding stocks. Seventeen companiespay dividends of which three yield over three percent. Twelve have a buy or better recommendation.

Here are my favorite stocks:
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Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has a market capitalization of $29.69 billion. The company employs 123,000 people, generates revenue of $46,499.00 million and has a net income of $2,667.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,903.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 10.54 percent (operating margin 8.56 percent and net profit margin 5.74 percent). 

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 645.35 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 118.59 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.72, P/S ratio 0.64 and P/B ratio 29.51. Dividend Yield: 4.38 percent. The beta ratio is 0.94.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Lockheed Martin C... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Lockheed Martin C... (LMT) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Lockheed Martin C... (NYSE: LMT) (Click to enlarge)

General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) has a market capitalization of $22.65 billion. The company employs 93,500 people, generates revenue of $32,677.00 million and has a net income of $2,552.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,418.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.52 percent (operating margin 11.71 percent and net profit margin 7.81 percent). 

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 11.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 29.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.23 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.88 in form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.37, P/S ratio 0.69 and P/B ratio 1.72. Dividend Yield: 3.20 percent. The beta ratio is 1.25.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of General Dynamics ... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of General Dynamics ... (GD) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Dynamics ... (NYSE: GD) (Click to enlarge)

L-3 Communication (NYSE:LLL) has a market capitalization of $6.64 billion. The company employs 61,000 people, generates revenue of $15,169.00 million and has a net income of $968.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,801.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.87 percent (operating margin 10.30 percent and net profit margin 6.38 percent). 

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.62 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 62.17 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.24 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.05. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.60, P/S ratio 0.44 and P/B ratio 1.03. Dividend Yield: 2.89 percent. The beta ratio is 0.96.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of L-3 Communication... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of L-3 Communication... (LLL) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of L-3 Communication... (NYSE: LLL) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the best yielding aerospace/defense procucts and service stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 14.62 and forward P/E ratio is 10.87. The dividend yield has a value of 2.16 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.52 and price to sales ratio 1.05. The operating margin amounts to 12.09 percent and the beta ratio is 1.06.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

Best Aerospace/Defense Products And Services Dividend Stocks (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
LMT, ESLT, GD, LLL, HON, COL, BA, RGR, AIR, KAMN, ATK, CAE, FLIR, CW, HEI, TGI

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* I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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