1/28/2012

The Best Yielding Gas Utilities

Best Dividend Yields From Gas Utility Industry by Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks from the gas utility industry. The complete industry has 32 companies, representing a total market capitalization of USD 144 billion. The industry average dividend yield is 4.1 percent and price to earnings amounts to 22.0. Here are the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization above USD 2 billion. The biggest yield was realized by Inergy (NRGY) with 16.27 percent yield.

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Inergy (NYSE:NRGY) has a market capitalization of $2.06 billion. The company employs 2,865 people, generates revenues of $2,153.80 million and has a net income of $-10.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $294.20 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.66 percent (operating margin 4.75 percent and the net profit margin finally -0.49 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 55.46 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 161.69 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 2.94 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.82 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 62.13, Price/Sales 1.06 and Price/Book ratio 1.99. Dividend Yield: 16.27 percent. The beta ratio is 0.54.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Inergy, L.P. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Inergy, L.P. (NRGY) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Inergy, L.P. (NYSE: NRGY) (Click to enlarge)


AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) has a market capitalization of $2.44 billion. The company employs 5,460 people, generates revenues of $2,537.96 million and has a net income of $140.92 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $284.43 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.21 percent (operating margin 8.07 percent and the net profit margin finally 5.55 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 57.30 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 303.85 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.94. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.89 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.00, Price/Sales 1.50 and Price/Book ratio 7.50. Dividend Yield: 6.93 percent. The beta ratio is 0.41.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (APU) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APU) (Click to enlarge)


National Grid (NYSE:NGG) has a market capitalization of $34.46 billion. The company employs 27,089 people, generates revenues of $22,495.65 million and has a net income of $3,392.46 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,846.74 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 34.88 percent (operating margin 26.15 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.08 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 50.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 256.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.85 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.02, Price/Sales 1.54 and Price/Book ratio 2.41. Dividend Yield: 6.15 percent. The beta ratio is 0.61.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of National Grid plc (ADR) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of National Grid plc (ADR) (NGG) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE: NGG) (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 18.15. The dividend yield has a value of 3.37 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.02 and price to sales ratio 1.82. The operating margin amounts to 18.69 percent.

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

The Best Yielding Gas Utilities (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
NRGY, APU, NGG, TEG, AGL, ATO, TRP, WGL, PNY, SRE, OKE, NFG, EQT, SUG

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