Many ASX shares in my portfolio are dividend shares that I believe have solid yields. But, there's one stock with the largest dividend yield. It has been paying big dividends for years, and FY24 could see another major payout.
How big is the ASX dividend share's yield?
In the 2023 financial year, Fortescue paid an annual dividend per share of A$1.75, which represented a cut of 15%.
At the current Fortescue share price, the FY23 payout represents a grossed-up dividend yield of around 10%.
It's unlikely that the FY24 dividend per share will be the same as last financial year.
At the moment, the projection on Commsec is that owners of Fortescue shares may receive a dividend per share of $1.39, which would be a grossed-up dividend yield of 7.9%
However, the broker UBS has estimated Fortescue could pay an annual dividend per share of $1.45, which would be a grossed-up dividend yield of 8.2%.
Could the Fortescue shareholder return be stronger?
The iron ore price has been strengthening, which is great news for Fortescue's monthly profitability.
Over the last few months, the iron price has risen to above US$130 per tonne. It's now able to make much more profit than seven months ago when the iron ore price was below US$110 per tonne.
If the iron ore price were to keep rising and reach US$140 (or even higher), it'd be even better news for the ASX share.
China is doing what it can to stimulate the economy with different announcements. Infrastructure and manufacturing demand may offset the weakness of the residential construction sector.
However, the business is also investing large amounts of cash into its green energy division, so stronger profits could help fund an acceleration in investments in the green hydrogen and battery segments.
Using the projection for FY24 on Commsec, the Fortescue share price is valued at under 10x FY24's estimated earnings.
However, I'd wait for the Fortescue share price to fall back before considering an investment after its strong run. I believe an iron ore price under US$100 per tonne would be a better time to look at an ASX iron ore share like this one.