(VIANEWS) – Himax Technologies (HIMX), Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM), A.O. Smith Corporation (AOS) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

Here’s the data we’ve collected of stocks with a high payout ratio so far. The payout ratio in itself isn’t a guarantee of a future good investment but it’s an indicator of whether dividends are being paid and how the company chooses to issue them.

When investigating a potential investment, the dividend payout ratio is a good statistic to know so here is a list of some companies with an above 30% payout ratio.

1. Himax Technologies (HIMX)

159.85% Payout Ratio

Himax Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Europe, and the United States. The company operates through two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers that are used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, automotive, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality devices, and other consumer electronic devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays; in-cell touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions; light-emitting diode driver and power management ICs; and liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays for automotive industry. In addition, it offers complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing, machine vision, and ultra-low power smart sensing, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, home appliance, and Internet of Things. The company markets its display drivers and display-related products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses; and non-driver products to camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, and television system manufacturers. Himax Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Himax Technologies has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.78.

PE Ratio

Himax Technologies has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 9.53. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $9.53 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 14.21%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 100% and a negative 20%, respectively.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Himax Technologies’s EBITDA is 65.67.

2. Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM)

121.74% Payout Ratio

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, redeveloper, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties located primarily in select sub-markets within seven major Eastern U.S. office markets, with the majority of its revenue being generated from the Sunbelt. Its geographically-diversified, approximately $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its markets and is investment-grade rated by S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Moody's (Baa2). At the end of the third quarter, approximately 63% of the company's portfolio was ENERGY STAR certified and approximately 41% was LEED certified.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Piedmont Office Realty Trust has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.69.

PE Ratio

Piedmont Office Realty Trust has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 11.41. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $11.41 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 4.68%.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Piedmont Office Realty Trust’s EBITDA is 36.54.

Sales Growth

Piedmont Office Realty Trust’s sales growth is 5.1% for the current quarter and 4.2% for the next.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Piedmont Office Realty Trust’s stock is valued at $7.87 at 08:23 EST, way below its 52-week high of $13.83 and way higher than its 52-week low of $5.99.

3. A.O. Smith Corporation (AOS)

72.96% Payout Ratio

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India. It operates through two segments, North America and Rest of World. The company offers water heaters for residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, office buildings, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; residential and commercial boilers for space heating applications in hospitals, schools, hotels, and other commercial buildings; and water treatment products, including on-the-go filtration bottles, point-of-use carbon and reverse osmosis products, point-of-entry water softeners, and whole-home water filtration products for residences, restaurants, hotels, and offices. It also provides food and beverage filtration products; expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts; and heat pumps, combi-boilers, solar tank units, and air purification products. The company offers its products primarily under the A. O. Smith, State, Lochinvar, and water softener brands. It distributes its products through independent wholesale plumbing distributors, as well as through retail channels consisting of hardware and home center chains, and manufacturer representative firms; and offers Aquasana branded products directly to consumers through e-commerce, as well as other online retailers. The company was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, A.O. Smith Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.59.

PE Ratio

A.O. Smith Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 45.48. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $45.48 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 13.49%.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

A.O. Smith Corporation’s EBITDA is 53.16.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 11% and 13%, respectively.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for A.O. Smith Corporation is 263901 which is 74.4% below its average volume of 1031060.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth declined by 1.2%, now sitting on 3.74B for the twelve trailing months.

4. Johnson Controls (JCI)

70.85% Payout Ratio

Johnson Controls International plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in engineering, manufacturing, commissioning, and retrofitting building products and systems in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Building Solutions North America, Building Solutions EMEA/LA, Building Solutions Asia Pacific, and Global Products. The company designs, sells, installs, and services heating, ventilating, air conditioning, controls, building management, refrigeration, integrated electronic security, integrated fire detection and suppression systems, and fire protection and security products for commercial, industrial, retail, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. It also provides energy efficiency solutions and technical services, including inspection, scheduled maintenance, and repair and replacement of mechanical and control systems, as well as data-driven smart building solutions to non-residential building and industrial applications. In addition, the company offers control software and software services for residential and commercial applications. Johnson Controls International plc was incorporated in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Johnson Controls has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.99.

PE Ratio

Johnson Controls has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 34.74. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $34.74 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 9.1%.

Moving Average

Johnson Controls’s value is higher than its 50-day moving average of $64.08 and way higher than its 200-day moving average of $62.24.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Johnson Controls’s stock is valued at $69.12 at 08:23 EST, below its 52-week high of $69.60 and way higher than its 52-week low of $46.50.

Previous days news about Johnson Controls (JCI)

  • Johnson controls to acquire fm:systems. According to MarketWatch on Monday, 17 July, "Building technology company Johnson Controls International PLC said Monday it has acquired FM:Systems, a digital workplace management and Internet of Things provider for facilities and real estate professionals, for $455 million upfront plus additional milestone payments on reaching certain goals. ", " The Raleigh, N.C.-based FM:Systems’ "powerful, predictive workplace management platform will build on our best-in-class building automation services, OpenBlue, to offer a one-stop solution that helps customers accelerate their digital transformation journey, improve building efficiency and reduce operational costs," said Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO George Oliver, in a statement. "
  • : johnson controls has acquired fm:systems for $455 million plus milestone payments. According to MarketWatch on Monday, 17 July, "Building technology company Johnson Controls International PLC said Monday it has acquired FM:Systems, a digital workplace management and Internet of Things provider for facilities and real estate professionals, for $455 million upfront plus additional milestone payments on reaching certain goals. ", " The Raleigh, N.C.-based FM:Systems’ "powerful, predictive workplace management platform will build on our best-in-class building automation services, OpenBlue, to offer a one-stop solution that helps customers accelerate their digital transformation journey, improve building efficiency and reduce operational costs," said Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO George Oliver, in a statement. "

5. First Merchants Corporation (FRME)

32.24% Payout Ratio

First Merchants Corporation operates as the financial holding company for First Merchants Bank that provides community banking services. It accepts time, savings, and demand deposits; and provides consumer, commercial, agri-business, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as public finance. The company also offers personal and corporate trust; brokerage and private wealth management; and letters of credit, repurchase agreements, and other corporate services. It operates 109 banking locations in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan counties. The company also offers its services through electronic and mobile delivery channels. First Merchants Corporation was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Muncie, Indiana.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, First Merchants Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.97.

PE Ratio

First Merchants Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 7.6. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $7.6 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 12.09%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

First Merchants Corporation’s stock is valued at $30.17 at 08:23 EST, way below its 52-week high of $45.04 and way above its 52-week low of $24.52.

Moving Average

First Merchants Corporation’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $27.65 and way below its 200-day moving average of $36.46.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for First Merchants Corporation is 187418 which is 30.84% below its average volume of 271011.