5/05/2013

20 Cheapest Utility Dividend Stocks

Utility dividend stocks with low forward P/E ratios originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Today I like to proceed with my monthly dividend screen of the cheapest stocks measured by the lowest forward P/E. Utilities are the next ones.

In my screen I observe only shares with a market cap over USD 10 billion and a positive dividend yield. The 20 cheapest utilities have a valuation multiple between 9.2 and 16.96, calculated on expected earnings. Six stocks have a buy or better recommendation.


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National Grid (NYSE:NGG) has a market capitalization of $46.55 billion. The company employs 25,645 people, generates revenue of $21.537 billion and has a net income of $3.173 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.382 billion. The EBITDA margin is 34.28 percent (the operating margin is 25.08 percent and the net profit margin 14.73 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 48.64 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 249.22 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.25 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.93. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.06 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.99, the P/S ratio is 2.18 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.29. The dividend yield amounts to 4.95 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.61.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of National Grid (NGG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Grid (NGG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of National Grid (NGG)

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) has a market capitalization of $52.58 billion. The company employs 27,885 people, generates revenue of $19.624 billion and has a net income of $1.746 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.399 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.51 percent (the operating margin is 15.85 percent and the net profit margin 8.90 percent). 

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.59 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 99.16 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.44 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.03 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.49, the P/S ratio is 2.68 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.28. The dividend yield amounts to 4.11 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.33.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Duke Energy (DUK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Duke Energy (DUK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Duke Energy (DUK)

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) has a market capitalization of $18.65 billion. The company employs 14,529 people, generates revenue of $12.188 billion and has a net income of $1.141 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.294 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.03 percent (the operating margin is 19.19 percent and the net profit margin 9.36 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.44 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.28 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.77 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.58. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.42 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.80, the P/S ratio is 1.53 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.57. The dividend yield amounts to 3.86 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.18.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Consolidated Edison (ED)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison (ED)


Take a closer look at the full list of the cheapest utility dividend stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.54 and forward P/E ratio is 14.67. The dividend yield has a value of 3.22 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.80 and price to sales ratio 1.64. The operating margin amounts to 18.07 percent and the beta ratio is 0.49. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.45.

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

20 Cheapest Utility Dividend Stocks (Click to enlarge)

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HNP, AES, ENI, EOC, EIX, ETR, FE, NGG, PPL, PEG, PCG, AEP, NEE, EXC, XEL, DUK, SO, ED, NU, DTE

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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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