(VIANEWS) – New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC), The RMR Group (RMR), U.S. Physical Therapy (USPH) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

We have gathered information about stocks with the highest payout ratio at the moment. The payout ratio in itself isn’t a guarantee of good investment but it’s an indicator of whether dividends are being paid and how the company chooses to issue 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. New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC)

99.17% Payout Ratio

New Mountain Finance Corporation, which is a Business Development Company, invests in middle-market companies. It also offers debt securities at different levels of capital, such as first, second, and unsecured debt, bonds, mezzanine securities, and unsecured notes. The company invests in a variety of industries, including software, education and business services. It also distributes and logistics and provides federal services. It is interested in investing in the United States. It usually invests between $10m and $50m. It prefers middle market companies with EBITDA of between $20 million to $200 million. The fund prefers to invest directly in private equity and in preferred stock, common stock or warrants. It invests in both open-market secondary and primary purchases. The fund invests in low-quality debt securities with contractual unlevered returns between 10% and 15%. It may invest in distressed debt or related opportunities. The firm prefers targets with private equity sponsorship. The fund aims to keep its investments for between 5 and 10 years. It prefers to own a majority of companies.

Earnings per Share

New Mountain Finance Corporation’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $0.6.

PE Ratio

New Mountain Finance Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 21.35. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $21.35 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is an indicator of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 9.59%.

2. The RMR Group (RMR)

71.3% Payout Ratio

The RMR Group Inc., through its subsidiary, The RMR Group LLC, provides business and property management services in the United States. The company provides management services to its four publicly traded real estate investment trusts and three real estate operating companies. It also provides investment advisory services. The company was formerly known as REIT Management & Research Inc. and changed its name to The RMR Group Inc. in September 2015. The RMR Group Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, The RMR Group has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.73.

PE Ratio

The RMR Group has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 16.62. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $16.62 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 17.82%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects a decline of 31.7% in growth and a rise of 18.4% the following.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for The RMR Group is 3534 which is 96.34% below its average volume of 96619.

Sales Growth

Sales growth for RMR Group is 341.5% in the current quarter, and 25.4% the following.

Revenue growth

The year-over-year revenue growth was 16.4%. It now stands at 195.1M in the 12 trailing months.

3. U.S. Physical Therapy (USPH)

53.92% Payout Ratio

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers, and neurological-related injuries. It operates through two segments, Physical Therapy Operations and Industrial Injury Prevention Services. The company offers industrial injury prevention services, including onsite injury prevention and rehabilitation, performance optimization, post-offer employment testing, functional capacity evaluations, and ergonomic assessments through physical therapists and specialized certified athletic trainers for Fortune 500 companies, and other clients comprising insurers and their contractors. As of December 31, 2021, it operated 591 clinics in 39 states; and managed 35 physical therapy practice facilities. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, U.S. Physical Therapy has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.48.

PE Ratio

U.S. Physical Therapy has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 36.21. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $36.21 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 12.56%.

4. Orange (ORAN)

45.57% Payout Ratio

Orange S.A. offers various mobile and fixed telecommunications services, as well as data transmission and value-added services for customers and businesses. It is available in France, Spain and other European Countries, The Africa and Middle East as well as Enterprise and International Carriers & Shared Services and Mobile Financial Services. It offers various mobile services such as voice, data, fixed broadband, narrowband, fixed broadband, and other services. The company also offers mobile phones, handsets, accessories, broadband equipment and mobile terminals. The company also offers IT integration services that include unified communication, collaboration, consulting, integration, project management, LAN and telephone, consultancy, integration and project management, hosting and infrastructure services including cloud computing, customer relations management, other application services and security services. It also sells equipment related to these services. It also offers international and national roaming, online advertising, mobile virtual network operators and network sharing services. Additionally, the company sells equipment through external distributors. Orange S.A. sells its services and products under the Orange name. The Orange S.A. brand was previously known as France Telecom. It changed its name in July 2013 to Orange S.A. Orange S.A. was established in 1990. Its headquarters are in Issy–les-Moulineaux in France.

Earnings per Share

Orange’s trailing 12 months earnings per share (EPS) is $2.06.

PE Ratio

Orange’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 5.12. The purchaser of Orange shares is expected to invest $5.12 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 14.23%.

Moving Average

Orange’s value is higher than its 50-day moving average of $10.08 and below its 200-day moving average of $10.59.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. claims that the next dividend payment will be on Jun 2, 2022. The forward dividend rate for the year is 0.76, and the forward dividend yield is 8.4%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 2.1%, now sitting on 42.95B for the twelve trailing months.

Previous days news about Orange (ORAN)

  • According to VentureBeat on Monday, 23 January, "Consequently, large parts of the internet have very poor security and are rarely patched correctly," said Dominic Trott, UK head of strategy at Orange Cyberdefense."

5. Intuit (INTU)

37.36% Payout Ratio

Intuit Inc. provides financial management and compliance products and services for consumers, small businesses, self-employed, and accounting professionals in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Small Business & Self-Employed, Consumer, Credit Karma, and ProConnect. The Small Business & Self-Employed segment provides QuickBooks online services and desktop software solutions comprising QuickBooks Online Advanced, a cloud-based solution; QuickBooks Enterprise, a hosted solution; QuickBooks Self-Employed solution; QuickBooks Commerce, a solution for product-based businesses; QuickBooks Online Accountant; and payroll solutions, such as online payroll processing, direct deposit of employee paychecks, payroll reports, electronic payment of federal and state payroll taxes, and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns. This segment also offers payment-processing solutions, including credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, and ACH payment services; QuickBooks Cash business bank account; and financial supplies and financing for small businesses. The Consumer segment provides TurboTax income tax preparation products and services; and personal finance. The Credit Karma segment offers consumers with a personal finance platform that provides personalized recommendations of home, auto, and personal loans, as well as credit cards and insurance products. The ProConnect segment provides Lacerte, ProSeries, and ProFile desktop tax-preparation software products; and ProConnect Tax Online tax products, electronic tax filing service, and bank products and related services. It sells products and services through various sales and distribution channels, including multi-channel shop-and-buy experiences, websites and call centers, mobile application stores, and retail and other channels. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Earnings per Share

Intuit’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $6.55.

PE Ratio

Intuit’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 61.26. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $61.26 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 15.7%.

6. CRH PLC (CRH)

33.01% Payout Ratio

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. It operates in three segments: Americas Materials, Europe Materials, and Building Products. The company manufactures and supplies cement, lime, aggregates, precast, ready mixed concrete, and asphalt products; concrete masonry and hardscape products comprising pavers, blocks and kerbs, retaining walls, and related patio products; and glass and glazing products, including architectural glass, custom-engineered curtain and window walls, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights, and architectural hardware. It also offers precast concrete and polymer-based products, such as underground vaults, drainage pipes and structures, utility enclosures, and modular precast structures to the water, energy, communication, transportation, and building structures markets; and construction accessories, such as anchoring, fixing, and connection solutions, as well as lifting systems, formwork accessories, and other accessories used in construction applications. In addition, the company offers network access products, which include composite access chambers, covers, passive safety systems, retention sockets, sealants, and meter boxes; and paving and construction services. Further, it provides building and civil engineering contracting, contract surfacing, operates logistics and owned railway infrastructure; sells and distributes cement; and supplies access chambers and ducting products. It serves governments, contractors, homebuilders, homeowners, and sub-contractors. The company operates primarily in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. CRH plc was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Earnings per Share

CRH PLC’s trailing 12 months EPS is $1.42.

PE Ratio

CRH PLC’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 31.79. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $31.79 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 13.64%.