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12/28/2011

Best Services Stock Picks For 2012

Top Service Shares To Buy For 2012 by Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of large capitalized stocks from the service sector with an interesting market valuation, a great growth performance as well as good earnings situation. Such stocks have a forward price to earnings ratio of less than 15, a sales growth over the past five years of more than 5 percent as well as an operating margin above 15 percent. Exactly 9 stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 10 billion fulfilled these criteria. Three of them pay dividends.

Here are the 3 top dividend stocks by yield:
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Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) has a market capitalization of $20.35 billion. The company employs 47,500 people, generates revenues of $18,868.00 million and has a net income of $1,313.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,819.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.14 percent (operating margin 19.56 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.96 percent).


The total debt representing 51.11 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 254.30 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 14.52 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $4.31 of which $1.60 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.79, Price/Sales 1.08 and Price/Book ratio 2.41. Dividend Yield: 3.01 percent. The beta ratio is 0.70.


Long-Term Stock Chart Of Time Warner Cable Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has a market capitalization of $64.85 billion. The company employs 102,000 people, generates revenues of $37,937.00 million and has a net income of $3,668.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14,572.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 38.41 percent (operating margin 20.97 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.67 percent).


The total debt representing 26.50 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 70.83 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 8.35 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $1.40 of which $0.38 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.06, Price/Sales 1.71 and Price/Book ratio 1.49. Dividend Yield: 1.89 percent. The beta ratio is 1.03.


Long-Term Stock Chart Of Comcast Corporation (Click to enlarge)


The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has a market capitalization of $11.36 billion. The company employs 7,000 people, generates revenues of $5,192.70 million and has a net income of $909.90 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,476.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.42 percent (operating margin 25.04 percent and the net profit margin finally 17.52 percent).


The total debt representing 41.49 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 564.60 percent. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 194.38 percent. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $1.49 of which $0.25 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.34, Price/Sales 2.20 and Price/Book ratio 20.73. Dividend Yield: 1.73 percent. The beta ratio is 1.43.


Long-Term Stock Chart Of The Western Union Company (Click to enlarge)


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

Best Services 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 15.26 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 12.27. The dividend yield has a value of 2.21 percent. Price to book ratio is 23.50 and price to sales ratio 1.77. The operating margin amounts to 22.30 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:
TWC, CMCSA, WU, DISCA, DISH, EBAY, BBBY, DTV, AZO

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