12/26/2011

Best Consumer Stock Picks For 2012

Top Consumer Goods Shares To Buy For 2012 by Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of large capitalized stocks from the consumer goods sector with an interesting market valuation, a great past growth performance as well as good earnings situation. Such stocks have a forward price to earnings ratio of less than 20, a sales growth over the past five years of more than 5 percent as well as an operating margin above 15 percent. Exactly 10 stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 10 billion fulfilled these criteria. Four of them have a yield of more than 3 percent.

Here are the 3 top dividend stocks by market capitalization:
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The Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) has a market capitalization of $183.43 billion. The company employs 129,000 people, generates revenues of $82,559.00 million and has a net income of $11,797.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,656.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 22.60 percent (operating margin 19.16 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.29 percent).


The total debt representing 23.14 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 18.32 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $3.94 of which $1.97 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.94, Price/Sales 2.19 and Price/Book ratio 2.74. Dividend Yield: 3.19 percent. The beta ratio is 0.45.


Long-Term Stock Chart Of The Procter & Gamble Co. (Click to enlarge)


The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has a market capitalization of $158.85 billion. The company employs 139,600 people, generates revenues of $35,119.00 million and has a net income of $11,859.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,755.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.78 percent (operating margin 24.06 percent and the net profit margin finally 33.77 percent).


The total debt representing 32.11 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.53 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 42.32 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $5.43 of which $1.76 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.89, Price/Sales 4.42 and Price/Book ratio 5.06. Dividend Yield: 2.75 percent. The beta ratio is 0.55.


Long-Term Stock Chart Of The Coca-Cola Company (Click to enlarge)


Philip Morris Intl. (NYSE:PM) has a market capitalization of $136.79 billion. The company employs 78,300 people, generates revenues of $67,713.00 million and has a net income of $7,498.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,132.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 17.92 percent (operating margin 16.54 percent and the net profit margin finally 11.07 percent).


The total debt representing 47.08 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 470.68 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 156.71 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $4.73 of which $2.44 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.65, Price/Sales 1.97 and Price/Book ratio 39.42. Dividend Yield: 4.02 percent. The beta ratio is 0.86.


Long-Term Stock Chart Of Philip Morris Intl. Inc. (Click to enlarge)


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

Best Consumer Stock Picks For 2012 (Click to enlarge)
Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 18.36 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 16.25. The dividend yield has a value of 2.59 percent. Price to book ratio is 15.86 and price to sales ratio 4.10. The operating margin amounts to 24.35 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:
LO, BTI, PM, PG, KO, CL, FMX, COH, ABV, RL

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