One positive in this low interest rate environment is that the Australian share market is not short of options for income investors.
For example, the two ASX dividend shares listed below are all expected to provide generous yields to investors in 2021. Here’s why they could be top options for income investors:
Accent Group Ltd (ASX: AX1)
While the name Accent may not be familiar, the brands that it owns certainly will be. Accent is the retail conglomerate behind footwear brands including HypeDc, Platypus, and The Athlete’s Foot.
It has been growing its earnings and dividends at a strong rate in recent years and has been tipped to continue doing so in the years to come.
According to a note out of Bell Potter, its analysts have pencilled in dividends per share of 11.9 cents in FY 2021, 12.2 cents in FY 2022, and 12.9 cents in FY 2023. Based on the latest Accent share price, this equates to fully franked yields of 4.6%, 4.7%, and 5%.
Bell Potter currently has a buy rating and $2.65 price target on the company’s shares.
Coles Group Ltd (ASX: COL)
Another option to consider is Coles. It is of course one of the “big two” supermarket operators in Australia. It also has convenience and liquor stores.
Due to its strong market position, growing own brand offering, and focus on automation, the supermarket giant has been tipped to grow at a solid rate long into the future.
As a result, analysts at Goldman Sachs are forecasting dividends per share of 62 cents in FY 2021, 67 cents in FY 2022, and 73 cents in FY 2023. Based on the current Coles share price, this will mean attractive fully franked yields of 3.9%, 4.2%, and 4.6%, respectively, over the coming years.
Goldman Sachs currently has a buy rating and $20.70 price target on its shares.