There are many penny stocks that offer a good dividend yield with capital appreciation. The higher cash levels at companies, including penny stocks, will drive them to increase their dividend yield over the next decade. This combination of higher dividend yield and an economy that recovers will drive up the price of penny stocks over the next decade. Personally, I would rather put my money in growing penny stocks paying a higher dividend yield than a 10-year U.S. treasury bond paying only two percent with limited upside potential and a huge risk of capital losses.
A completely unique market in penny stocks that pays a dividend yield, outside of the banking and resource sector, is Deer Consumer Products, Inc. (NASDAQ/DEER). Deer makes and sells kitchen appliances. A Chinese design firm, it sells its products in China and overseas. This is an interesting play on the burgeoning Chinese domestic economy. Penny stocks that are in this space might offer significant upside capital appreciation, in addition to the dividend yield, if the Chinese domestic market continues to expand.
Deer also makes and sells products under the “Black & Decker” and “Betty Crocker Kitchen” brands, as well as other private label names. I do like it when penny stocks have multiple customers and are not heavily reliant on one big client. This allows some stability when it comes to earnings visibility and the predictability of the dividend yield. If the forward dividend yield is maintained as stated by the company, then the stock should pay out approximately 5.7%. Trading at 0.65 of book value with a 17.56% profit margin, these are decent fundamentals to begin further research in the stock.
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The recent earnings release by the company showed that, for the year 2011, net income rose 31%. The company stated that higher prices and increased Chinese sales were a big part of the increase in income. Penny stocks that are increasing their sales and income are a good place to start, even if you are looking for a dividend yield. The stock did move up sharply following the earnings release, but it has since pulled back.
Deer had revenue of $226.7 million in 2011, compared to $175.8 million in 2010, up 29%. The firm had earnings of $39.8 million in 2011 ($1.18 per share), compared to $30.3 million ($0.90 per share) in the previous year. Approximately 68% of sales came from mainland China. The firm stated its expectations for 2012 of earning $1.37-$1.42 per share. The company expects this based off of $270 million to $290 million in revenue.
In a company press release, chairman and CEO Bill He said: “We believe China remains the world’s largest and fastest growing consumer retail market and has strong domestic demand for small household appliances.”
Penny stocks with exposure to China have been hurt recently, no doubt about it. Even firms that pay a good dividend yield, such as Deer, have been hurt. If we are to believe the CEO of the firm, there was no word of a decrease or suspension in the dividend yield. Obviously, no one can read minds or predict the future, and investing in penny stocks deals a lot with the trust in management.
I usually like investing in penny stocks with some momentum, as other investors signal their intentions in penny stocks with their money. If they like penny stocks, they buy them, and the price starts to form a base from which it moves up. Penny stocks continuing to decline does raise some worry, but if the fundamental results come in as the CEO states, then perhaps this might be a long-term stock worth looking further into. While I’m not advocating buying shares right now, I certainly would keep my eye on this stock.