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3 High Yield Dividend Stocks On ASX Offering Up To 8.4%

The Australian market has shown robust growth, advancing 8.2% over the past year with earnings projected to increase by 14% annually. In this thriving environment, high-yield dividend stocks can be particularly appealing for investors looking for both income and potential capital appreciation.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks In Australia

Name

Dividend Yield

Dividend Rating

Lindsay Australia (ASX:LAU)

6.63%

★★★★★☆

Nick Scali (ASX:NCK)

5.08%

★★★★★☆

Fiducian Group (ASX:FID)

4.03%

★★★★★☆

Centuria Capital Group (ASX:CNI)

6.74%

★★★★★☆

Charter Hall Group (ASX:CHC)

3.60%

★★★★★☆

Eagers Automotive (ASX:APE)

7.35%

★★★★★☆

Premier Investments (ASX:PMV)

4.66%

★★★★★☆

Fortescue (ASX:FMG)

8.26%

★★★★★☆

Diversified United Investment (ASX:DUI)

3.16%

★★★★★☆

Ricegrowers (ASX:SGLLV)

7.63%

★★★★☆☆

Click here to see the full list of 27 stocks from our Top ASX Dividend Stocks screener.

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Let's dive into some prime choices out of from the screener.

IGO

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: IGO Limited is an Australian exploration and mining company specializing in metals crucial for clean energy, with a market capitalization of approximately A$5.33 billion.

Operations: IGO Limited generates revenue primarily through its Nova Operation and Forrestania Operation, which together brought in A$903.40 million.

Dividend Yield: 7.8%

IGO offers a high dividend yield of 7.8%, placing it in the top 25% of Australian dividend payers. However, its sustainability is questionable with a payout ratio of 185%, indicating dividends are not well covered by earnings. While earnings are expected to grow by 23.05% annually, recent financial results have been impacted by significant one-off items, and profit margins have declined from last year's 80% to 24.5%. Cash flows cover dividends better than earnings, with a cash payout ratio at 39.7%. Despite past increases in dividends, payments have shown volatility and unreliability over the last decade.

ASX:IGO Dividend History as at Jun 2024
ASX:IGO Dividend History as at Jun 2024

Macquarie Group

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: Macquarie Group Limited operates as a diversified financial services provider across regions including Australia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, with a market capitalization of approximately A$70.28 billion.

Operations: Macquarie Group Limited generates revenue through five primary segments: Corporate (A$0.99 billion), Macquarie Capital (A$2.61 billion), Macquarie Asset Management (A$3.75 billion), Banking and Financial Services (A$3.21 billion), and Commodities and Global Markets (A$6.32 billion).

Dividend Yield: 3.3%

Macquarie Group's dividend track record is unstable, with a history of volatility in the past 10 years. Despite this, dividends are currently covered by earnings with a payout ratio of 69.8%, and forecasts suggest similar coverage over the next three years. However, Macquarie's dividend yield at 3.32% falls below the top tier in Australia's market, where leading payers offer around 6.46%. Additionally, while earnings are expected to grow by approximately 8.98% annually, recent financial results show a decline from A$5.18 billion to A$3.52 billion year-over-year, indicating potential challenges ahead in sustaining and growing dividends effectively.

ASX:MQG Dividend History as at Jun 2024
ASX:MQG Dividend History as at Jun 2024

New Hope

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: New Hope Corporation Limited, with a market cap of A$4.27 billion, is engaged in the exploration, development, production, and processing of coal and oil and gas properties.

Operations: New Hope Corporation Limited generates A$1.88 billion from its Coal Mining NSW segment and A$48.15 million from its Coal Mining QLD segment, which includes Treasury and Investments.

Dividend Yield: 8.5%

New Hope Corporation's dividend yield stands at a robust 8.5%, positioning it well above the Australian market average of 6.46%. However, its dividends have demonstrated volatility and unreliability over the past decade, with significant annual fluctuations exceeding 20%. While the payout ratio is relatively low at 48.4%, suggesting earnings coverage, both earnings and cash flows raise concerns; earnings are projected to decline by about 7.5% annually over the next three years, and a high cash payout ratio of 90.2% indicates that current dividends are not sustainably covered by free cash flow. Recent financials reveal a sharp drop in net income from A$668.61 million to A$251.67 million year-over-year, further complicating its dividend sustainability outlook.

ASX:NHC Dividend History as at Jun 2024
ASX:NHC Dividend History as at Jun 2024

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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

Companies discussed in this article include ASX:IGO ASX:MQG and ASX:NHC.

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