ASX investors looking for big dividend yields may like to consider two high-yield stocks I'm about to discuss.
Higher interest rates have pushed down share prices, meaning investors are able to get a higher distribution yield. And I think investors are being compensated for the possibility of the REITs' stated balance sheet asset prices falling from here.
In my eyes, they are high-yield stocks worth looking at.
Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX: CLW)
This business is an Australian REIT. It invests in "high-quality Australasian real estate assets that are predominately leased to corporate and government tenants on long-term leases".
There are a variety of industrial and logistics properties, social infrastructure, pubs and bottle shops, telecommunication exchanges, service stations, food manufacturing, waste and recycling, and so on.
The REIT's major appeal is the incredibly long rental contracts it has signed with blue-chip tenants. The weighted average lease expiry (WALE) at September 2023 was 11 years, with an occupancy rate of 99.9%. Some of the rental increases are linked to inflation, and there are fixed increases for other contracts.
I'm sure ASX investors want to know what the distribution yield might be from the high-yield stock. The business has guided the FY24 distribution will be 26 cents per security. This equates to a forward yield of 7.2% at the current Charter Hall Long WALE REIT share price.
Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF)
Rural Funds is another REIT that owns a portfolio of farmland across Australia. It's invested in cattle, vineyards, almonds, macadamias and 'cropping'.
The business is seeing rental increases, with some contracts benefiting from rises linked to inflation, while other increases have fixed annual increases.
It also owns a large portfolio of water entitlements, which give tenants access to water to use. This can provide Rural Funds with another way for its value to grow in the long term.
At the end of FY23, it had a WALE of 13.9 years. The business is investing in productivity improvement and conversion to higher and better-use opportunities.
The high-yield stock is expected to pay a distribution of 11.73 cents per unit in FY24, which translates into a distribution yield of 5.8%.