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8/08/2012

The Best Yielding Diversified Utilities

Best Dividend Paying Diversified Utility Stocks Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The utility sector is a big part of the stock market. Stocks from the sector have a total market capitalization of USD 19.12 trillion. The average sector yield amounts to 4.14 percent and the P/E ratio is 15.45.

I screened one of the most diversified industries by the best yielding companies. The diversified utilities industry contains 24 companies of which 21 pay dividends. Below the results is one stock with a double-digit yield.


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Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) has a market capitalization of $3.83 billion. The company employs 2,424 people, generates revenue of $2,170.99 million and has a net income of $236.18 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $775.03 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.70 percent (operating margin 23.60 percent and net profit margin 10.88 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.18 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 109.47 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.87 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.28 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.08, P/S ratio 1.78 and P/B ratio 1.39. Dividend Yield: 4.31 percent. The beta ratio is 0.55.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Westar Energy Inc (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Westar Energy Inc (WR) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR) (Click to enlarge)

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) has a market capitalization of $8.99 billion. The company employs 8,827 people, generates revenue of $8,450.00 million and has a net income of $770.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,184.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.85 percent (operating margin 15.36 percent and net profit margin 9.11 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 43.24 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 222.26 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.75 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.81. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.79 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.63, P/S ratio 1.07 and P/B ratio 2.13. Dividend Yield: 3.85 percent. The beta ratio is 0.61.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of CenterPoint Energ... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of CenterPoint Energ... (CNP) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CenterPoint Energ... (NYSE: CNP) (Click to enlarge)

Northeast Utilities (NYSE:NU) has a market capitalization of $12.40 billion. The company employs 6,063 people, generates revenue of $4,465.66 million and has a net income of $400.51 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,096.37 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.55 percent (operating margin 17.78 percent and net profit margin 8.97 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 34.36 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 130.20 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.09 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.40, P/S ratio 2.78 and P/B ratio 1.75. Dividend Yield: 3.47 percent. The beta ratio is 0.49.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Northeast Utiliti... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Northeast Utiliti... (NU) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Northeast Utiliti... (NYSE: NU) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the best yielding diversified utilities. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 21.18 and forward P/E ratio is 15.59. The dividend yield has a value of 4.59 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.54 and price to sales ratio 1.38. The operating margin amounts to 15.04 percent and the beta ratio is 0.59.

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

Best Yielding Diversified Utilities (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
JE, TAC, EXC, UTL, OTTR, VVC, AEE, ALE, PEG, AVA, WR, NWE, CNP, NI, NVE, UGI, NU, CHG, EOC, MGEE, PNM

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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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