(VIANEWS) – Plains Group Holdings, L.P. (PAGP), Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (SPNS), Ecolab (ECL) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

Here’s the data we’ve collected of stocks with a high payout ratio at the moment. 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. Plains Group Holdings, L.P. (PAGP)

74.3% Payout Ratio

Plains GP Holdings, L.P. owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Transportation segment engages in the transportation of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2019, it owned and leased assets comprising 18,535 miles of crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 35 million barrels of above-ground tank capacity; 825 trailers; 50 transport and storage barges; and 20 transport tugs. The Facilities segment engages in the provision of storage, terminalling, and throughput services primarily for crude oil, NGLs, and natural gas; NGL fractionation and isomerization services; and natural gas and condensate processing services. This segment owned and operated approximately 79 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity; 34 million barrels of NGL storage capacity; 63 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity; 25 billion cubic feet of base gas; seven natural gas processing plants; a condensate processing facility; eight fractionation plants; 30 crude oil and NGL rail terminals; six marine facilities; and 430 miles of pipelines. The Supply and Logistics segment engages in merchant-related activities, including purchase of crude oil, as well as NGL from producers, refiners, processors, and other marketers; storage of NGL and natural gas; and resale and transport of crude oil and NGL. This segment owned 16 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill; 4 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill in pipelines owned by third parties and other inventory; 760 trucks and 900 trailers; and 8,000 crude oil and NGL railcars. The company offers logistics services, primarily for crude oil, NGLs, and natural gas. PAA GP Holdings LLC operates as a general partner of the company. Plains GP Holdings, L.P. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Earnings per Share

Plains Group Holdings L.P.’s trailing 12 months EPS is $1.07.

PE Ratio

Plains Group Holdings L.P.’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 12.21. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $12.21 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 10.71%.

2. Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (SPNS)

72.92% Payout Ratio

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. provides software solutions for the insurance and financial services industries in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South Africa. The company offers Sapiens CoreSuite and Sapiens IDITSuite for personal, commercial, and specialty lines, as well as reinsurance and workers' compensation; and Sapiens CoreSuite, Sapiens UnderwritingPro, Sapiens ApplicationPro, Sapiens IllustrationPro, and Sapiens ConsolidationMaster for life, pension, and annuities. It also provides Sapiens DigitalSuite for insurance customers, agents, brokers, risk managers, customer groups and third-party service providers; Sapiens AgentConnect and Sapiens CustomerConnect portals; Sapiens Intelligence, an analytics platform; Sapiens IntelligencePro, a comprehensive BI solution with pre-configured reports, dashboards, and scorecards; and Sapiens Advanced Analytics, which uses AI and Machine Learning to generate actionable insights based on different models across the insurance value chain. In addition, the company offers Sapiens ReinsuranceMaster, Sapiens ReinsurancePro, and Sapiens Reinsurance GO reinsurance solutions; and Sapiens Platform, Sapiens CoreSuite, Sapiens PolicyPro, and Sapiens ClaimsPro, as well as Sapiens PolicyGo, Sapiens ClaimsGo, and Sapiens Connect for workers' compensation. Further, it provides financial and compliance solutions, which comprise Sapiens FinancialPro, Sapiens Financial GO, Sapiens StatementPro, Sapiens CheckPro, and Sapiens Reporting Tools; and Sapiens Decision, an enterprise-scale platform that enables institutions to centrally author, store, and manage various organizational business logics. Additionally, the company offers tailor-made solutions based on its Sapiens eMerge platform; and program delivery, business, and managed services. It markets and sells its products and services through direct and partner sales. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Holon, Israel.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Sapiens International Corporation N.V. has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.96.

PE Ratio

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 20.22. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $20.22 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 13.87%.

3. Ecolab (ECL)

52.48% Payout Ratio

Ecolab Inc. offers water, hygiene and prevention services and products in the United States as well as internationally. Global Industrial, Global Institutional & Specialty and Global Healthcare & Life Sciences are the segments that make up Ecolab Inc. The company’s Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process solutions, as well as cleaning and sanitizing services for manufacturing, food processing, transport, chemical, metals, mining, power generation and pulp and paper. It also offers solutions for petroleum refining and the petrochemical industry. Global Institutional & Specialty provides specialized cleaning products for the hospitality, foodservice, lodging, education and retail sectors. The company’s Global Healthcare & Life Sciences section offers specialized cleaning products for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and personal care industries. These include infection prevention, surgical solutions and complete cleaning and contamination control under the Ecolab and Microtek brand names. Its Other segment provides pest control services that can detect, remove, and prevent insects such as rodents in food and drink processors, hospitals, education and healthcare facilities and hotels. The segment provides colloidal silicon for polishing and binding applications in aerospace, semiconductor and catalyst component manufacturing as well chemical industries. It also offers products and services to manage the wash process, including premium products, dispensing gear, water management and real-time data management. The company sells products via field sales, corporate account personnel and distributors. It was established in Saint Paul in Minnesota in 1923.

Earnings per Share

Ecolab’s trailing 12 month EPS is $-4.53.

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 16.19%.

Sales Growth

Ecolab’s sales growth is 10.1% for the present quarter and 10.3% for the next.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. claims that the next dividend payment will be on Sep 18, 2022. The forward dividend rate and forward dividend yield are both 2.04 and 1.33%, respectively.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Ecolab’s stock is valued at $145.54 at 07:24 EST, way under its 52-week high of $238.93 and way higher than its 52-week low of $131.04.

Previous days news about Ecolab (ECL)

  • According to MarketWatch on Monday, 28 November, "Flitman has also held senior positions at Performance Foodservice, the biggest segment of Performance Food Group, as well as at Univar, Nalco, Ecolab and Allegheny Power. "

4. The Hershey Company (HSY)

45.85% Payout Ratio

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products and pantry items in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America Confectionery, North America Salty Snacks, and International. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products, including mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items comprising spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, mixes, popcorn, and protein bars. The company provides its products primarily under the Hershey's, Reese's, Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, barkTHINS, Cadbury, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Ice Breakers, Breath Savers, Bubble Yum, Lily's, SkinnyPop, Pirates Booty, Paqui, Dot's Homestyle Pretzels, and ONE Bar brands, as well as under the Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, and Sofit brands. It markets and sells its products to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Earnings per Share

The trailing 12 months’ EPS for The Hershey Company is $6.72.

PE Ratio

Trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio for Hershey Company is 34.58. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $34.58 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 63.26%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 1% and 4.1%, respectively.

Dividend Yield

As stated by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 17, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 4.14 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 1.82%.

5. Walgreens Boots (WBA)

38.17% Payout Ratio

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is an integrated pharmacy, healthcare, and retail company that operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, as well as internationally. The company operates in three distinct segments, U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare. U.S. Retail Pharmacy sells prescription medications and a variety of products including general merchandise, health, wellness and personal care products. It also has retail drugstores that offer general merchandise and retail drugs. The company also offers specialty and home delivery services, as well as health and wellness. This segment had 8,886 stores in America under Walgreens, Duane Reade and three specialty pharmacies as of August 31, 2022. Prescription drugs, health, wellness, beauty and personal care are all sold by the International segment. It also sells other products via its international pharmacy-led beauty and retail shops and optometrists, boots.com, an integrated mobile app, and through Boots.com. The company also operates in Germany’s pharmaceutical distribution and wholesaling business. This segment had 3,989 stores in United Kingdom, Thailand and Republic of Ireland under Boots, Benavides and Ahumada brand; 543 optometrists (160 on a franchise) as of August 31, 2022. U.S. Healthcare provides value-based healthcare services, including home and post-acute care management. It also offers clinical and medical services. The U.S. Healthcare segment also acts as an accelerator and specialty pharmacy integrator for hospitals. This segment had 334 VillageMD Clinics as of August 31, 2022. These included 146 co-located and 124 standalone clinics. There were also 64 affiliate clinics. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., was established in Deerfield, Illinois in 1901.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Walgreens Boots has a trailing twelve months EPS of $-0.71.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 14.9%.