(VIANEWS) – Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust (GULTU), Insperity (NSP), Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

Here’s the data we’ve collected of stocks with a high payout ratio as yet. The payout ratio in itself isn’t a promise of a future good investment but it’s an indicator of whether dividends are being paid and how the company chooses to distribute 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. Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust (GULTU)

63.43% Payout Ratio

Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust operates as a statutory trust. It holds a 5% gross overriding royalty interest in future production from the McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC inboard lower tertiary/cretaceous exploration prospects located in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in South Louisiana. The company is based in Houston, Texas.

Earnings per Share

Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust’s trailing 12 months earnings per share (EPS) is $0.01.

PE Ratio

The trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio for Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust is 4.19. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $4.19 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the profitability and shareholder equity for a business, was 165.69%.

Moving Average

Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust’s worth is way below its 50-day moving average of $0.05 and way below its 200-day moving average of $0.05.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

At 07:23 EST Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust stock was valued at $0.04, which is $0.09 lower than its 52-week peak of $0.09 and $0.01 higher than its 52 week low.

2. Insperity (NSP)

49.74% Payout Ratio

Insperity, Inc. provides human resources (HR) and business solutions to improve business performance for small and medium-sized businesses. The company offers its HR services through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions, which include a range of human resources functions, such as payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers' compensation, government compliance, performance management, and training and development services. It also provides Insperity Premier, a cloud-based human capital management platform that offers professional employer organization HR outsourcing solutions to its clients; various personnel management services; and employer liability management services, as well as solutions for middle market. In addition, the company offers MarketPlace, an e-commerce portal that offers a range of products and services; and Workforce Acceleration, a human capital management and payroll services solution; time and attendance; performance management; organizational planning; recruiting; employment screening; expense management; retirement; and insurance services. The company operates through 82 offices in the United States. The company was formerly known as Administaff, Inc. and changed its name to Insperity, Inc. in March 2011. Insperity, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Kingwood, Texas.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Insperity has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.9.

PE Ratio

Insperity has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 30.59. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $30.59 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 191.56%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Insperity is 127842 which is 37.85% below its average volume of 205701.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects to grow by 167.6% and 15,6% respectively.

3. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK)

41.77% Payout Ratio

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is an energy delivery firm. Regulated energy is involved in natural gas distribution operations throughout central and southern Delaware and Maryland, as well as Florida’s eastern shore. It also regulates natural gas transmission on the Delmarva Peninsula, Florida, and northeastern and northwest Florida. Unregulated Energy is involved in propane operations in Florida and the Mid-Atlantic Region; unregulated natural gaz transmission/supply operation between central and eastern Ohio; generation and distribution of electricity; and supply of natural gas compressed, liquefied, and renewable gas transport and pipeline solutions, principally to utilities in the eastern United States. Other unregulated services include energy-related merchandise sales, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, as well as plumbing and electrical service. It was established in Dover in Delaware in 1859.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $4.86.

PE Ratio

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 24.01. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $24.01 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 11.03%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is 63571 which is 12.44% below its average volume of 72609.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects to grow by 10.9% while it will drop 3.8% in the following.

Sales Growth

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s sales growth is 18.1% for the current quarter and 13.8% for the next.

Revenue growth

The year-on-year revenue growth was 22.1%. We now have 653.77M in the 12 trailing months.

4. Sierra Bancorp (BSRR)

38.08% Payout Ratio

Sierra Bancorp is the holding bank company of Bank of the Sierra. It provides commercial and retail banking services for individuals and companies in California. It accepts a variety of deposit products such as savings, checking, time deposits and retirement accounts. The company offers a variety of loan products, including commercial, residential, mortgage, consumer and real estate loans. It also provides automated teller machines, electronic point-of sale payment options; online and telephone banking services; remote deposit capture; and automated payroll services to business customers. It had 40 branches with full service, one online branch and an agricultural credit centre. Sierra Bancorp was established in 1977. It is located in Porterville in California.

Earnings per Share

Sierra Bancorp’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $2.39.

PE Ratio

Sierra Bancorp’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 8.99. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $8.99 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 10.97%.

Moving Average

Sierra Bancorp is worth more than its moving average for 50 days of $21.03 or its moving average for 200 days of $22.54.

Sales Growth

Sierra Bancorp’s sales growth is 24.4% for the ongoing quarter and 19.8% for the next.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 12.7% and 36.7%, respectively.