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10 High-Yielding Small Caps For A Portfolio Return Boost

I'm a big fan of large capitalized stocks because most of them offer a huge diversification. But the great lack of bigger companies is that they do not grow at a fast pace. I'm not talking about Apple, those are exceptions.

The reason is simple: A company with a market cap of $500 million will simply have more room to grow than a company with a market cap of $50 billion. If it makes it to $1 billion, and you've invested, you double your money; if the large cap company adds $500 million to its market cap, you've only made 1%.

Today I would like to introduce 10 stocks with a yield higher than 3 percent and P/E valuations in an acceptable area while the market capitalization doesn’t reach the 2 billion levels.

These are my results:

Seadrill Partners -- Yield: 17.73%

Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) employs people, generates revenue of $1,064.30 million and has a net income of $415.40 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.18 billion.

Seadrill Partners’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $628.90 million. The EBITDA margin is 59.09% (the operating margin is 45.82% and the net profit margin 39.03%).

Financials: The total debt represents 50.60% of Seadrill Partners assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 689.16%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 35.07% was realized by Seadrill Partners.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.26. Last fiscal year, Seadrill Partners paid $1.68 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.75, the P/S ratio is 1.10 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.61. The dividend yield amounts to 17.73%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Seadrill Partners (SDLP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Seadrill Partners (SDLP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Seadrill Partners (SDLP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Seadrill Partners (SDLP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Seadrill Partners (SDLP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Seadrill Partners (SDLP)



Guess? -- Yield: 4.99%

Guess? (NYSE:GES) employs 13,700 people, generates revenue of $2,417.67 million and has a net income of $97.18 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.54 billion.

Guess?’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $210.97 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.73% (the operating margin is 5.21% and the net profit margin 4.02%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.48% of Guess? assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.72%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.43% was realized by Guess?.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.11. Last fiscal year, Guess? paid $0.90 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.40, the P/S ratio is 0.64 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.43. The dividend yield amounts to 4.99%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Guess? (GES)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Guess? (GES)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Guess? (GES)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Guess? (GES)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Guess? (GES)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Guess? (GES)

Safety Insurance -- Yield: 4.79%

Safety Insurance (NASDAQ:SAFT) employs 610 people, generates revenue of $778.80 million and has a net income of $59.35 million. The current market capitalization stands at $882.30 million.

Safety Insurance’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $96.53 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.39% (the operating margin is 10.71% and the net profit margin 7.62%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of Safety Insurance assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.46% was realized by Safety Insurance.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.91. Last fiscal year, Safety Insurance paid $2.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.96, the P/S ratio is 1.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.24. The dividend yield amounts to 4.79%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Safety Insurance (SAFT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Safety Insurance (SAFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Safety Insurance (SAFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Safety Insurance (SAFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Safety Insurance (SAFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Safety Insurance (SAFT)

Universal -- Yield: 4.36%

Universal (NYSE:UVV) employs 26,000 people, generates revenue of $2,542.12 million and has a net income of $155.16 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.08 billion.

Universal’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $285.19 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.22% (the operating margin is 9.68% and the net profit margin 6.10%).

Financials: The total debt represents 18.46% of Universal assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.41%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.14% was realized by Universal.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.17. Last fiscal year, Universal paid $2.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.06, the P/S ratio is 0.42 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.95. The dividend yield amounts to 4.36%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Universal (UVV)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Universal (UVV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Universal (UVV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Universal (UVV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Universal (UVV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Universal (UVV)

Petmed Express -- Yield: 4.00%

Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) employs 190 people, generates revenue of $233.39 million and has a net income of $17.97 million. The current market capitalization stands at $344.07 million.

Petmed Express’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29.08 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.46% (the operating margin is 12.09% and the net profit margin 7.70%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of Petmed Express assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.78% was realized by Petmed Express.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.85. Last fiscal year, Petmed Express paid $0.66 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.21, the P/S ratio is 1.47 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.88. The dividend yield amounts to 4.00%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Petmed Express (PETS)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Petmed Express (PETS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Petmed Express (PETS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Petmed Express (PETS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Petmed Express (PETS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Petmed Express (PETS)

Douglas Dynamics -- Yield: 3.88%

Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) employs 993 people, generates revenue of $303.51 million and has a net income of $39.96 million. The current market capitalization stands at $513.20 million.

Douglas Dynamics’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $84.41 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.81% (the operating margin is 23.18% and the net profit margin 13.17%).

Financials: The total debt represents 39.15% of Douglas Dynamics assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 108.55%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.95% was realized by Douglas Dynamics.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.77. Last fiscal year, Douglas Dynamics paid $0.87 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.86, the P/S ratio is 1.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.95. The dividend yield amounts to 3.88%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Douglas Dynamics (PLOW)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Douglas Dynamics (PLOW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Douglas Dynamics (PLOW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Douglas Dynamics (PLOW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Douglas Dynamics (PLOW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Douglas Dynamics (PLOW)

Trustmark -- Yield: 3.85%

Trustmark (NASDAQ:TRMK) employs 3,060 people, generates revenue of $426.88 million and has a net income of $123.56 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.63 billion.

Trustmark’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $203.84 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.24% (the operating margin is 28.02% and the net profit margin 21.36%).

Financials: The total debt represents 5.09% of Trustmark assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 43.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.91% was realized by Trustmark.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.83. Last fiscal year, Trustmark paid $0.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.19, the P/S ratio is 2.81 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.14. The dividend yield amounts to 3.85%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Trustmark (TRMK)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Trustmark (TRMK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Trustmark (TRMK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Trustmark (TRMK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Trustmark (TRMK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Trustmark (TRMK)

Rent-A-Center -- Yield: 3.63%

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) employs 22,200 people, generates revenue of $3,157.80 million and has a net income of $96.42 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.40 billion.

Rent-A-Center’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $960.28 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.41% (the operating margin is 6.13% and the net profit margin 3.05%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.88% of Rent-A-Center assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.06%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.08% was realized by Rent-A-Center.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.82. Last fiscal year, Rent-A-Center paid $0.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.64, the P/S ratio is 0.44 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.01. The dividend yield amounts to 3.63%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Rent-A-Center (RCII)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Rent-A-Center (RCII)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Rent-A-Center (RCII)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Rent-A-Center (RCII)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Rent-A-Center (RCII)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Rent-A-Center (RCII)

NutriSystem -- Yield: 3.56%

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) employs 417 people, generates revenue of $403.08 million and has a net income of $19.31 million. The current market capitalization stands at $569.44 million.

NutriSystem’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $37.09 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.20% (the operating margin is 7.26% and the net profit margin 4.79%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of NutriSystem assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 35.19% was realized by NutriSystem.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.66. Last fiscal year, NutriSystem paid $0.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.09, the P/S ratio is 1.41 and the P/B ratio is finally 10.18. The dividend yield amounts to 3.56%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of NutriSystem (NTRI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of NutriSystem (NTRI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of NutriSystem (NTRI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of NutriSystem (NTRI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of NutriSystem (NTRI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of NutriSystem (NTRI)

Cal-Maine Foods -- Yield: 2.49%

Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) employs 2,645 people, generates revenue of $1,440.91 million and has a net income of $109.81 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.97 billion.

Cal-Maine Foods’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $182.35 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.66% (the operating margin is 10.14% and the net profit margin 7.62%).

Financials: The total debt represents 7.53% of Cal-Maine Foods assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 10.29%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.65% was realized by Cal-Maine Foods.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.03. Last fiscal year, Cal-Maine Foods paid $0.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.41, the P/S ratio is 1.37 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.14. The dividend yield amounts to 2.49%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cal-Maine Foods (CALM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cal-Maine Foods (CALM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cal-Maine Foods (CALM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cal-Maine Foods (CALM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cal-Maine Foods (CALM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cal-Maine Foods (CALM)

5 comments:

  1. Howard4/23/2015

    A couple of nice ones here, Tom. I'm especially interested in SAFT and TRMK.

    Thanks for posting it.

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  2. Anonymous4/24/2015

    SDRL seems out of place in terms of its dividend.Did the author put it in the wrong column?

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  3. I thought SDRL cut its dividend. This stock is down big time.

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  4. Anonymous4/25/2015

    SDRL suspended its great dividend last November.

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  5. Anonymous5/08/2015

    I think you are confusing SDRL with SDLP. SDLP is the limited partnership and is still paying a dividend. SDLP is what is mentioned in the article.

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