High paying ASX dividend shares can be difficult to find. However, if you look hard enough, there are some great deals on the ASX. The beauty of a dividend, once declared, is that it's almost 100% certain to be paid. I believe all the companies discussed below represent solid investments and, furthermore, their dividend payments are higher than average.
It's important to note when buying dividend shares that the purchase must be made prior to the ex-dividend date in order to qualify for the next payment. After this date, the buyer is not eligible to receive the next dividend. Also, bear in mind the practice of dividend harvesting. This is a tactic in which investors will buy shares to get the high yield payment, and then sell immediately as the share goes ex-dividend.
Nonetheless, I am confident these shares will continue to rise over the near term. So if you are willing to hold them for 3 – 6 months, you should also see a small level of share price growth.
One share to buy today for a 6.67% yield
Ashley Services Group Ltd (ASX: ASH) is a human resources consultancy offering training, recruitment and labour hire services. It has multiple brands operating in each vertical, and is also a registered training organisation (RTO). The company published its FY20 annual report on Friday, and correspondingly its share price jumped by 6.5%.
Over the past 5 days, the Ashley share price has risen by 10.9%. Nonetheless, the company is still selling at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.48. From its current report, and prior history, I believe this is a good small cap to own. It continues to increase sales and to build its footprint. In addition, the company has no borrowings and plenty of cash on hand.
Based on Friday's closing price, this ASX dividend share will yield 6.75%. However, it goes ex-dividend on 1 September, or tomorrow. So if you are going to get this dividend, there is little time to waste.
One ASX dividend yield of 12.5%
This ASX dividend share has only recently come onto my radar. Base Resources Limited (ASX: BSE) is a successful mineral sands company operating in Kenya and Madagascar. It has found an ore body that has a very low strip ratio, that is, a low waste-to-product ratio. Moreover, in the past month, the Base Resources share price has risen by 29.1%.
The company's net profit after taxes (NPAT) for FY20 was $39.6 million. This was a slight reduction on 2019 due to reducing ore grades where it is producing. Nevertheless, the company intends to produce 700,000 tonnes in FY21, an increase of 50.2%.
This year will be the company's maiden dividend payment. Based on Friday's closing price, this dividend will yield 12.5%, which is a large payment by any standards. From my investigations, Base Resources appears to be a company that delivers on its promises. As such, I think it's a good investment regardless of the payment.
The share goes ex-dividend on 18 September.
A beautiful company to buy before Wednesday!
One look into the financials, website or buildings of Sunland Group Limited (ASX: SDG) and you will see a company obsessed with beauty. The entire company and its products reflect minimalism, with sleek lines, soft angles and the reinforcement of architecture as art. This small cap is valued at $194 million and is a residential property developer with a difference. I have to admit, I find the company's aesthetics highly appealing.
However, Sunland has not had a great year due to coronavirus. It has seen statutory net profits after tax reduce to $2.4 million due to one-off write downs. Nevertheless, gearing is still low at 33%, and the company is set to see a great improvement in FY21. At present, it has a net tangible asset value of $2.56 per share, yet is selling at $1.42.
If you purchase this ASX dividend share before Wednesday 2 September, then based on Friday's closing price, it will pay a yield of 7.04%. Aside from its dividend, I also believe Sunland Group will be a good company to own over the medium term in general.