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My last post on this focused on trailing earnings.  Trailing earnings have the advantage of being objective, but analysts try to estimate the future.  To some degree they succeed, and that becomes the bar by which we measure the progress of companies.

Now fewer companies have analysts following them, and the database that I use is not as reliable on earnings estimates for foreign companies trading on US exchanges.  The following table covers a huge percentage (98%+) of the market cap of domestic stocks trading in the US.

Definitions:

  • FE Yield: forward earnings yield for the next full 12 fiscal months.
  • E Yield: trailing earnings yield for the last twelve months.
  • D Yield: dividend yield given the current price.
  • F Payout %: what percentage of the next fiscal year’s earnings is comprised by dividends.
  • E Growth: how much do the estimated earnings of the next fiscal year increase over the earnings of the last 12 months.
Industry FE Yield E Yield D Yield F Payout % E growth
0906 – Broadcasting & Cable TV

28.27%

5.85%

1.47%

5%

384%

0436 – Tires

21.00%

15.81%

0.72%

3%

33%

1106 – Airline

19.29%

1.80%

0.08%

0%

971%

0709 – Insurance (Life)

14.46%

13.36%

1.77%

12%

8%

0412 – Auto & Truck Manufacturers

14.11%

26.47%

0.57%

4%

-47%

0966 – Retail (Technology)

14.05%

-8.68%

2.33%

17%

-262%

0724 – Money Center Banks

12.42%

9.33%

1.41%

11%

33%

1027 – Office Equipment

12.30%

10.85%

2.55%

21%

13%

0124 – Metal Mining

12.02%

11.23%

4.18%

35%

7%

0606 – Oil & Gas – Integrated

11.22%

11.04%

2.39%

21%

2%

1015 – Computer Peripherals

11.10%

9.27%

0.21%

2%

20%

0706 – Insurance (Accident & Health)

11.06%

9.11%

1.22%

11%

21%

0509 – Crops

11.05%

9.06%

1.23%

11%

22%

0930 – Printing Services

11.04%

2.80%

4.37%

40%

295%

0121 – Iron & Steel

10.73%

3.33%

2.48%

23%

222%

0809 – Major Drugs

10.49%

5.80%

3.60%

34%

81%

0118 – Gold & Silver

10.46%

1.78%

1.53%

15%

487%

0518 – Office Supplies

10.40%

8.42%

2.51%

24%

24%

0133 – Paper & Paper Products

9.99%

8.15%

2.19%

22%

23%

0206 – Construction & Agricultural Machinery

9.70%

7.02%

1.56%

16%

38%

0730 – S&Ls/Savings Banks

9.57%

2.35%

1.18%

12%

308%

0106 – Chemicals – Plastics and Rubbers

9.51%

7.13%

2.04%

21%

33%

0727 – Regional Banks

9.46%

7.27%

1.57%

17%

30%

0415 – Auto & Truck Parts

9.45%

7.75%

1.38%

15%

22%

0603 – Coal

9.33%

8.55%

2.95%

32%

9%

0609 – Oil & Gas Operations

9.29%

6.98%

1.48%

16%

33%

1024 – Electronic Instruments & Controls

9.26%

7.48%

0.98%

11%

24%

0130 – Non-Metallic Mining

9.11%

8.66%

0.54%

6%

5%

1006 – Computer Hardware

8.92%

6.34%

0.14%

2%

41%

0203 – Aerospace and Defense

8.80%

8.37%

2.23%

25%

5%

0927 – Printing & Publishing

8.59%

3.34%

2.12%

25%

158%

1112 – Railroads

8.59%

6.78%

1.72%

20%

27%

1021 – Computer Storage Devices

8.57%

4.69%

0.00%

0%

83%

0109 – Containters & Packaging

8.50%

4.22%

1.57%

18%

102%

0612 – Oil Well Services & Equipment

8.40%

6.16%

1.62%

19%

36%

1033 – Semiconductors

8.28%

6.05%

1.70%

21%

37%

0409 – Audio & Video Equipment

8.22%

4.33%

0.30%

4%

90%

0969 – Schools

8.17%

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