(VIANEWS) – EPR Properties (EPR), Philip Morris International (PM), Value Line (VALU) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

We have gathered information about stocks with the highest payout ratio so far. The payout ratio in itself isn’t a promise of good investment but it’s an indicator of whether dividends are being paid and how the company chooses to distribute them.

When researching a potential investment, the dividend payout ratio is a good statistic to know so here are a few stocks with an above 30% percent payout ratio.

1. EPR Properties (EPR)

170.33% Payout Ratio

EPR Properties is a leading experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in select enduring experiential properties in the real estate industry. We focus on real estate venues which create value by facilitating out of home leisure and recreation experiences where consumers choose to spend their discretionary time and money. We have nearly $6.7 billion in total investments across 44 states. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry, property and tenant level cash flow standards. We believe our focused approach provides a competitive advantage and the potential for stable and attractive returns.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, EPR Properties has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-2.05.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 6.09%.

2. Philip Morris International (PM)

89.32% Payout Ratio

Philip Morris International Inc. operates as a tobacco company working to delivers a smoke-free future and evolving portfolio for the long-term to include products outside of the tobacco and nicotine sector. The company's product portfolio primarily consists of cigarettes and smoke-free products, including heat-not-burn, vapor, and oral nicotine products that are sold in markets outside the United States. The company offers its smoke-free products under the HEETS, HEETS Creations, HEETS Dimensions, HEETS Marlboro, HEETS FROM MARLBORO, Marlboro Dimensions, Marlboro HeatSticks, Parliament HeatSticks, and TEREA brands, as well as the KT&G-licensed brands, Fiit, and Miix. It also sells its products under the Marlboro, Parliament, Bond Street, Chesterfield, L&M, Lark, and Philip Morris brands. In addition, the company owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna A, and Sampoerna U in Indonesia; and Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines. The company sells its smoke-free products in 71 markets. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Philip Morris International has a trailing twelve months EPS of $5.54.

PE Ratio

Philip Morris International has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 17.7. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $17.7 for every dollar of annual earnings.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is a negative 9.6% and a negative 6.8%, respectively.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Philip Morris International is 1807910 which is 58.33% below its average volume of 4339290.

3. Value Line (VALU)

40% Payout Ratio

Value Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States. Its investment periodicals and related publications cover a range of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and options. The company offers research services, such as The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey – Small and Mid-Cap, The Value Line 600, and The Value Line Fund Advisor Plus, which provide statistical and text coverage of various investment securities, with an emphasis placed on its proprietary research, analysis, and statistical ranks. It also provides niche newsletters comprising Value Line Select, Value Line Select: Dividend Income & Growth, Value Line Select: ETFs, and The Value Line Special Situations Service that offer information on a less comprehensive basis for securities that are of particular interest to subscribers; digital versions of its products through its Website, www.valueline.com, as well as The Value Line Research Center online platform; and investment analysis software, such as The Value Line Investment Analyzer, which includes data sorting and filtering tools. In addition, the company offers current and historical financial databases comprising DataFile, estimates and projections, and mutual funds through the Internet; investment analysis software; and copyright products, which include unit investment trusts, variable annuities, managed accounts, and EFTs. Further, it places advertising on behalf of the company's publications; and provides subscription fulfillment and subscriber relation services. The company serves individual and professional investors, as well as institutions, including municipal and university libraries, and investment firms. Value Line, Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Value Line, Inc. is a subsidiary of Arnold Bernhard & Co, Inc.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Value Line has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.35.

PE Ratio

Value Line has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 25.61. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $25.61 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 29.84%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth declined by 2.2%, now sitting on 40.3M for the twelve trailing months.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Value Line’s EBITDA is 267.08.

4. City Holding Company (CHCO)

39.86% Payout Ratio

City Holding Company operates as a holding company for City National Bank of West Virginia that provides various banking, trust and investment management, and other financial solutions in the United States. The company offers checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. It also provides commercial and industrial loans that consist of loans to corporate and other legal entity borrowers primarily in small to mid-size industrial and commercial companies; commercial real estate loans comprising commercial mortgages, which are secured by nonresidential and multi-family residential properties; residential real estate loans to consumers for the purchase or refinance of residence; first-priority home equity loans; consumer loans that are secured and unsecured by automobiles, boats, recreational vehicles, certificates of deposit, and other personal property; and demand deposit account overdrafts. In addition, the company offers mortgage banking services, including fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages, construction financing, land loans, production of conventional and government insured mortgages, secondary marketing, and mortgage servicing. Further, it provides deposit services for commercial customers comprising treasury management, lockbox, and other cash management services; merchant credit card services; wealth management, trust, investment, and custodial services for commercial and individual customers; and corporate trust and institutional custody, financial and estate planning, and retirement plan services, as well as automated-teller-machine, interactive-teller-machine, mobile banking, and credit and debit card services. The company operates through a network of 94 branches and 926 full-time equivalent associates in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. City Holding Company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, City Holding Company has a trailing twelve months EPS of $5.02.

PE Ratio

City Holding Company has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 19.57. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $19.57 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%.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Jul 13, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.4 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 2.77%.

Moving Average

City Holding Company’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $91.15 and way higher than its 200-day moving average of $83.32.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

City Holding Company’s stock is valued at $98.18 at 19:23 EST, under its 52-week high of $103.00 and way higher than its 52-week low of $73.40.

5. Aon plc (AON)

30.03% Payout Ratio

Aon plc, a professional services firm, provides advice and solutions to clients focused on risk, retirement, and health worldwide. It offers commercial risk solutions, including retail brokerage, cyber, and global risk consulting solutions, as well as acts as a captives management; and health solutions, such as health and benefits brokerages, and health care exchanges. The company also provides treaty and facultative reinsurance, as well as insurance-linked securities, capital raising, strategic advice, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions services; and corporate finance advisory services and capital markets solutions products. In addition, it offers strategic design consulting services on their retirement programs, actuarial services, and risk management services; advice services on developing and maintaining investment programs across a range of plan types, including defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, endowments, and foundations for public and private companies, and other institutions; and advice and solutions that help clients in risk, health, and wealth through commercial risk, reinsurance, health, and wealth solutions. Further, the company offers CoverWallet; Affinity; Aon Inpoint; CoverWallet; and ReView services. Aon plc was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Aon plc has a trailing twelve months EPS of $9.12.

PE Ratio

Aon plc has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 33.37. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $33.37 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 57.67%.

Dividend Yield

As maintained by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Oct 30, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.24 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 0.8%.

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