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5 High-Yield Guru Companies

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following companies have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the last 12 months.

PepsiCo Inc.'s (PEP) dividend yield is 2.94% with a payout ratio of 41%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 17.82%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 12.25 and a price-earnings ratio of 25.51.


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The nonalcoholic beverages manufacturer has a market cap of $177 billion and a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 110.37% and return on assets of 15.98% are outperforming 57% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.28 is underperforming 57% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.19 is below the industry median of 0.95.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.74% of outstanding shares, followed by Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.52%.

HSBC Holdings PLC's (HSBC) dividend yield is 5.87% with a payout ratio of 81%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has fallen 10.77%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 14.16.

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With a $176.36 billion market cap, the bank has a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of 8.33% and return on assets of 0.66% are underperforming 78% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.66 is underperforming 56% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 1.0.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.40% of outstanding shares, followed by the Simons' firm with 0.03%, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio)'s GMO LLC with 0.01%.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV's (BUD) dividend yield is 3.73% and the payout ratio is 152%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has fallen 17.25%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 2.71 and a price-earnings ratio of 42.

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The company, which operates in the beverages - brewers industry, has a market cap of $174.34 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.40% and return on assets of 2.99% are outperforming 56% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10 with cash-debt ratio of 0.07 that is underperforming 78% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.28 is below the industry median of 0.95.

Fisher is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.32% of outstanding shares, followed by the Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio)'s Maverick Capital with 0.05% and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

BP PLC's (BP) dividend yield is 5.47% with a payout ratio of 87%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 2.73%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.49 and a price-earnings ratio of 16.33.

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The oil and gas company has a market cap of $152.28 billion. The company has a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.55% and return on assets of 4.13% are underperforming 68% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.35 outperforms 57% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.35 is below the industry median of 0.98.

With 0.69% of outstanding shares, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the Simons' firm with 0.34%, Fisher with 0.23%, the Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio)'s Pzena Investment Management with 0.10% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Point72 Asset Management with 0.05%.

Unilever NV's (UN) dividend yield is 3.19% and the payout ratio is 44%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price was stable. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 11.60 and a price-earnings ratio of 14.56.

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The company, which operates in the household and personal products industry, has a market cap of $150.70 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 76.57% and return on assets of 15.40% are outperforming 90% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.16 that is underperforming 70% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.20 is below the industry median of 8.96.

Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.55% of outstanding shares, followed by Fisher with 0.16% and Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.