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5 Income Investing Crown Picks

The holy grail of income investing is thus pretty simple – find fundamentally strong companies with sustainable high dividend yields to obtain a steady and predictable stream of money over the long term.

We have discovered seven stocks that bear solid prospects with a minimum market cap of $1 billion and offer a dividend yield of minimum 5%. All these stocks have a steady dividend yield of above 5% in the last five years and a good dividend growth history.

These are the results...

Williams Partners -- Yield: 9.21%

Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) employs 6,578 people, generates revenue of $7,331.00 million and has a net income of $-1,358.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $23.65 billion.

Williams Partners’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,183.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 43.42% (the operating margin is -13.31% and the net profit margin -18.52%).

Financials: The total debt represents 41.10% of Williams Partners assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 85.99%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -11.70% was realized by Williams Partners.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-2.93. Last fiscal year, Williams Partners paid $3.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 3.08 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.10. The dividend yield amounts to 9.21%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Williams Partners (WPZ)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Williams Partners (WPZ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Williams Partners (WPZ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Williams Partners (WPZ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Williams Partners (WPZ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Williams Partners (WPZ)


Starwood Property -- Yield: 8.63%

Starwood Property (NYSE:STWD) employs people, generates revenue of $735.88 million and has a net income of $452.18 million. The current market capitalization stands at $5.80 billion.

Starwood Property’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $228.61 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.07% (the operating margin is 26.32% and the net profit margin 61.45%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.29% of Starwood Property assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 130.24%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.18% was realized by Starwood Property.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.41. Last fiscal year, Starwood Property paid $1.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.85, the P/S ratio is 7.75 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.28. The dividend yield amounts to 8.63%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Starwood Property (STWD)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Starwood Property (STWD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Starwood Property (STWD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Starwood Property (STWD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Starwood Property (STWD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Starwood Property (STWD)


Alliance Holdings -- Yield: 7.73%

Alliance Holdings (NASDAQ:AHGP) employs 4,243 people, generates revenue of $2,273.31 million and has a net income of $304.16 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.81 billion.

Alliance Holdings’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $793.26 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.89% (the operating margin is 16.80% and the net profit margin 13.38%).

Financials: The total debt represents 38.77% of Alliance Holdings assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 166.08%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.83% was realized by Alliance Holdings.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.69. Last fiscal year, Alliance Holdings paid $3.77 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.29, the P/S ratio is 0.75 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.09. The dividend yield amounts to 7.73%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)


Redwood Trust -- Yield: 7.33%

Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) employs 211 people, generates revenue of $259.43 million and has a net income of $102.09 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.16 billion.

Redwood Trust’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $66.77 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.74% (the operating margin is 35.36% and the net profit margin 39.35%).

Financials: The total debt represents 79.29% of Redwood Trust assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 430.28%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.27% was realized by Redwood Trust.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.73. Last fiscal year, Redwood Trust paid $1.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.85, the P/S ratio is 4.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.04. The dividend yield amounts to 7.33%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Redwood Trust (RWT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Redwood Trust (RWT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Redwood Trust (RWT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Redwood Trust (RWT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Redwood Trust (RWT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Redwood Trust (RWT)


Macquarie Infrastructure -- Yield: 6.26%

Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) employs 1,894 people, generates revenue of $1,639.25 million and has a net income of $-113.81 million. The current market capitalization stands at $6.79 billion.

Macquarie Infrastructure’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $252.99 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.43% (the operating margin is -3.62% and the net profit margin -6.94%).

Financials: The total debt represents 38.13% of Macquarie Infrastructure assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 91.96%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -3.73% was realized by Macquarie Infrastructure.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.43. Last fiscal year, Macquarie Infrastructure paid $4.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 57.80, the P/S ratio is 4.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.18. The dividend yield amounts to 6.26%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC)


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