3 ASX shares with dividend yields above 10%

In difficult investing environments and all time low interest rates, high yield dividend shares can be the answer to generate income.

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In difficult investing environments, high yield dividend shares can be the answer to generate income.

With the interest rates at all time lows, its highly unlikely that decent cash flow can be made from bank investments alone.

Not to mention the fact that the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has been rocky lately as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

There’s still a lot of uncertainty all round. A good alternative or even just an addition to your current investments could be some high yield dividend shares.

With this in mind, I have found 3 ASX shares that are currently providing dividend yields above 10%. Let’s take a look.

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG)

Fortescue is a global leader in the iron ore industry. The company has been widely recognised for its culture, innovation and development of infrastructure in the mining industry. It’s based in Western Australia within the Pilbara region. 

Currently, Fortescue is producing a 12.57% yield for shareholders, making it well and truly a high yield dividend share. The industry average is around 5.2%, so Fortescue outperforms most of its peers. 

Historically speaking, the company has generally increased its dividend yield over time. 

Fortescue has ranged from around 1.5% yield in 2011 right through to 12.57% in 2020, its highest yet. 

The company also offers a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) to all shareholders with an Australian or New Zealand address.

G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM)

G8 is a leading provider of care and education services in Australia. The company states that it helps to shape the minds and lives of tens of thousands of children every day.

It provides childcare services through four core brands:

  • Pelicans Learning for Life
  • Jellybeans Child Care & Kindy
  • Greenwood Early Education Centres
  • The Learning Sanctuary

G8 Education currently offers a 10.97% dividend yield – almost double the industry average of 5.6%.

Similar to Fortescue, G8 has steadily increased its dividend over time. Additionally, it has also produced a dividend for more than 10 years. Again, stability and growth are key.

Navigator Global Investments Ltd (ASX: NGI)

Navigator is the parent of alternative investment manager Lighthouse Investment Partners LLC, known as ‘Lighthouse’.

Lighthouse is based in the United States, but it manages hedge fund solutions globally for a variety of different customers.

As of 2020, Lighthouse has an impressive US$11.77 billion AUM (assets under management). It has been operating for more than 20 years and has over more than staff.

Navigator has a policy of paying a dividend of between 70% and 80% of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) 

The company currently offers a dividend yield of 13.26% against an industry average of just 3.7%. Navigator well and truly outperforms most of its peers in this category.

As with the other companies here, Navigator has offered a dividend for almost 10 years and has steadily increased the yield. All good things for investors.

Foolish takeaway

When looking for dividend shares, it’s not only the yield that matters.

History, stability and growth matter as well. It’s one thing to pay a big dividend, it’s another thing to maintain and grow. You can find shares on the ASX with extremely high dividend yields, but the year before they produced nothing. This is a red flag.

The key is finding the trifecta of high yield, stability and growth. That’s what we have here.

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