(VIANEWS) – Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. (CCU), Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (HRZN), Franchise Group (FRG) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

We have congregated information concerning stocks with the highest payout ratio up until now. 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 distribute them.

When investigating 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. Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. (CCU)

153.93% Payout Ratio

CompaA+ -Aa CervecerAas Unidas S.A. is a beverage business that operates primarily in Chile, Argentina Uruguay, Paraguay and Colombia. Three segments of the company are Chile, International Business and Wine. The company produces and distributes Pernod Rard products in retail outlets other than supermarkets. It also makes and sells other non-alcoholic beverages such as carbonated soft drinks and nectars and fruits, sports and energy drinks and ice tea. It also produces and distributes pisco, cocktail, rum, flavored alcohol beverages, wine and cider. It serves retail outlets of small to medium size, as well as retail establishments such restaurants, bars, and hotels; wholesalers and large supermarket chains. The company also exports to Europe, Latin America and the United States of America, Canada, Asia, Oceania, as well as internationally. It was established in Santiago, Chile in 1850. CompaA+-Aa CervecerAas Unidas S.A. is a subsidiary of Inversiones y Rentas S.A.

Earnings per Share

Profitability is Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A.’s trailing twelve-month EPS at $2.53

PE Ratio

Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A.’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 4.43. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $4.43 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 12.95%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.’s stock is valued at $11.22 at 07:23 EST, way below its 52-week high of $19.09 and way above its 52-week low of $9.31.

Moving Average

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.’s worth is higher than its 50-day moving average of $10.72 and way below its 200-day moving average of $12.64.

Sales Growth

Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. saw a 14.9% increase in sales for its current quarter, and a negative 6.3% growth for the next.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is a negative 50% and a negative 103.4%, respectively.

2. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (HRZN)

148.15% Payout Ratio

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation, a business development firm, specializes in investing and lending in early-stage investment. The company specializes in venture lending and secured debt to venture-backed venture capital companies. It is active in technology, healthcare, information and services and cleantech. It invests in American companies.

Earnings per Share

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $0.81.

PE Ratio

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 16.12. The purchaser of the shares is making $16.12 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is used to measure the profitability of a business in relation to shareholders’ equity, was 7.11%.

Moving Average

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is worth more than its $50-day moving mean of $11.48 or its $200-day moving mean of $12.68.

Revenue growth

The year-on-year revenue growth was 42.1%. It now stands at 72.99M in the 12 trailing months.

3. Franchise Group (FRG)

138.89% Payout Ratio

Franchise Group, Inc. operates as a retailer, franchisor operator, and acquirer of franchised and franchisable businesses. It operates through 4 segments: Liberty Tax, Buddy's, Sears Outlet, and Vitamin Shoppe. The company provides tax preparation services in the United States and Canada; and franchises and operates rent-to-own stores that lease durable goods, such as electronics, residential furniture, appliances, and household accessories to customers. It also operates as a retailer primarily focused on providing customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a kind, out-of-box, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked, and scratched and dented products in various merchandise categories, including home appliances, mattresses, furniture, and lawn and garden equipment, at prices that are lower than list prices; and specialty retailer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The company also operates pet-specialty stores. The company was formerly known as Liberty Tax, Inc., and changed its name to Franchise Group, Inc. in September 2019. Franchise Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Delaware, Ohio.

Earnings per Share

Franchise Group’s trailing 12 months profit per share (EPS) is $1.8

PE Ratio

Franchise Group’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 14.73. The purchaser of the shares is investing $14.73 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 14.16%.

Volume

The current reported volume of Franchise Group stands at 329399, which is 37.38% lower than its annual average volume (5543431).

Moving Average

Franchise Group’s worth is below its 50-day moving average of $26.54 and way below its 200-day moving average of $34.76.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 26.9%, now sitting on 4.22B for the twelve trailing months.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Franchise Group’s stock is valued at $26.52 at 07:23 EST, way under its 52-week high of $55.10 and way above its 52-week low of $22.93.

4. Microchip Technology (MCHP)

36.01% Payout Ratio

Microchip Technology Incorporated designs, produces, and markets smart, connected and secure embedded control systems in Asia, Europe, America, and the Middle East. It offers general-purpose 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers, as well as 32-bit embedded microprocessors. The company also sells specialized microcontrollers that are used in automotive, manufacturing, communication, wiring, wireless connectivity and motor control. The company also offers development tools to enable system designers program microcontrollers and microprocessor products in specific applications. The company also offers memory products including serially electrically eraseable programmable read only memory, parallel flash memories and serial static random access memory. It licenses its SuperFlash embedded Flash and NVM technologies for foundries, manufacturers of integrated devices, and other design partners to be used in the manufacturing of microcontroller and gate array products. It also offers assembly and testing services, as well as wafer findry, timing products and application-specific integrated circuits. Microchip Technology Incorporated is located in Chandler, Arizona.

Earnings per Share

Microchip Technology’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $1.26.

PE Ratio

Microchip Technology’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 61.13. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $61.13 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the profitability of a company relative to shareholders’ equity, was 26.79%.

5. Hanover Insurance Group (THG)

32.74% Payout Ratio

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various property and casualty insurance products and services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, and Other. The Commercial Lines segment offers commercial multiple peril, commercial automobile, and workers' compensation insurance products, as well as management and professional liability, marine, specialty industrial and commercial property, monoline general liability, surety, umbrella, fidelity, crime, and other commercial coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides personal automobile and homeowner's coverages, as well as other personal coverages, such as personal umbrella, inland marine, fire, personal watercraft, and other miscellaneous coverages. The Other segment offers investment management and advisory services to institutions, pension funds, and other organizations. The company markets its products and services through independent agents and brokers. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Earnings per Share

Hanover Insurance Group’s trailing 12 months EPS is $13.02.

PE Ratio

Hanover Insurance Group’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 11.19. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $11.19 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 11.38%.