2 high-yield ASX shares I'd buy now for dividends

I think both these ASX dividend stocks will continue to pay market beating yields for years to come.

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Looking for two high-yielding ASX shares to bag their market-beating dividends?

Below, we look at two top passive income stocks that have delivered smashing yields over the year gone by and that I believe will continue to do so for years to come.

Both high-yield ASX shares also pay fully franked dividends. While franking credits aren't a deal breaker for me, I do lean towards companies that provide them with the potential tax benefits they offer.

Now before moving on, do note that the yields we're discussing are trailing yields. I believe both these companies will remain reliable, strong dividend payers over the coming years. However, future yields will vary depending on a range of company specific and macroeconomic factors.

With that said…

Two high-yielding ASX shares for passive income

The first high yield ASX share I'd buy now for dividends is Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL).

There's a lot to like about this All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) coal stock.

On the passive income front, Yancoal has paid out 69.5 cents a share in fully franked dividends over the past 12 months.

At the current Yancoal share price of $6.45, this ASX share trades on a fully franked trailing yield of 10.8%.

The Yancoal share price has also been a stellar performer over this time, up 42% in 12 months.

The ASX coal stock has proven resilient as coal prices tumbled from record highs. For FY 2023, Yancoal reported $7.8 billion in revenue and $1.8 billion in after-tax profit.

And you couldn't ask for a stronger balance sheet. As of 31 December, the miner held $1.4 billion of cash, a figure that has only increased since then.

Which brings us to our second high-yield ASX share, Woodside Energy Group Ltd (ASX: WDS)

Unlike Yancoal, shares in the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) oil and gas stock are down 20% over the last 12 months.

But with the company's three top growth projects on track and largely on budget, I think that retrace offers a potential bargain buying opportunity.

Indeed, with commission activities currently in progress, Woodside's Sangomar project in Senegal is expected to produce its first oil inside the next few months.

As for that passive income, this high-yield ASX share paid an interim dividend of $1.243 per share on 28 September and a final dividend of 91.7 cents per share on 4 April.

That works out to a full-year dividend payout of $2.16 per share, fully franked.

At the current Woodside share price of $27.30, this ASX share trades on a fully franked trailing yield of 7.9%.

Motley Fool contributor Bernd Struben has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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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