New year, new look: 3 dependable ASX shares I'll be adding to my portfolio in 2023

Here are three ASX shares I would love to buy in 2023.

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Whilst I'm a valuer of consistency when it comes to investing, I still regard a new year as a great opportunity to take a look at my ASX share portfolio and think about what my next moves might be.

So here are three dependable ASX shares that I'm seriously considering adding to my share portfolio in 2023.

3 ASX shares that I'm hoping to buy this year

Brickworks Limited (ASX: BKW)

Brickworks is sometimes derided as a 'borin' kind of ASX 200 share. But that's precisely why I would love to own this company. Brickworks' main business is the manufacturing and sale of construction materials, as its name implies.

But this company also has a lucrative property portfolio, which it cannily builds up using surplus land from its manufacturing facilities. This enables the company to mitigate the cyclical nature of the construction materials industry.

Further, the company also has a share investment portfolio, headlined by a massive stake in Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co Ltd (ASX: SOL), which is another ASX 200 share I deeply admire.

Perhaps what attracts me most to Brickworks shares is the company's stellar dividend track record. Brickworks hasn't cut its dividend in more than four decades, and more often than not, gives its investors an annual dividend pay rise.

All of these factors are driving me to add Brickworks to my portfolio in 2023 if I can get an attractive price.

Vanguard MSCI Australian Small Companies Index ETF (ASX: VSO)

This exchange-traded fund (ETF) from Vanguard is an investment I already own. However, I am hoping to add even more to my holdings in 2023. Unlike the more popular Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS), this fund focuses exclusively on the smaller side of the ASX.

Instead of BHP Group Ltd (ASX: CBA) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), you'll find companies like Lynas Rare Earth Ltd (ASX: LYC), Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX: CWY) and Carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR) amongst this ETF's major holdings.

I think smaller ASX shares have far more capacity for growth than our largest businesses. So I like the diversification that this ETF brings to my portfolio. This fund also tends to pay out very healthy dividend distributions as well.

TechnologyOne Ltd (ASX: TNE)

My final 2023 hopeful is an ASX 200 tech share in TechnologyOne. Tech shares had an exceptionally rough year last year. But TechnologyOne was spared the pain. I think this was due to the high quality of this business. This company is a top provider of enterprise software to a range of clients, including companies, universities and governments.

TechnologyOne has delivered some impressive growth numbers over many years too. In FY2022, the company managed to boost its revenues by 19% and its after-tax profits by an even better 22%. I don't see the success slowing down any time soon either.

So this is the third ASX share I would love to see in my portfolio by the end of 2023, and I'm hoping that this year will give me a compelling price at some point to realise this dream.

Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen has positions in Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF, Vanguard Msci Australian Small Companies Index ETF, and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Brickworks and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Brickworks and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Carsales.com and Technology One. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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