A good investment portfolio should put your mind at ease and let you sleep peacefully at night.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the stomach to tolerate share price volatility.
Growth stocks may periodically experience such huge swings.
That is why some folks prefer the relative stability of dividend stocks.
Strong dividend stocks should provide investors with a regular stream of passive income in the long run, if their business fundamentals remain solid.
Some of these stocks may also offer an attractive dividend yield.
Here are four companies offering a dividend yield greater than 5%.
Daiwa House Logistics Trust (SGX: DHLU)
Daiwa House Logistics Trust, or DHLT, is a REIT that invests in logistics properties across Japan and Southeast Asia.
The REIT’s portfolio currently consists of 14 Japanese buildings worth S$900 million as of 31 December 2021.
DHLT is one of the newest REITs on the Singapore Exchange (SGX: S68), having made its debut in late 2021.
The REIT recently provided a promising business update for its fiscal 2022 first quarter (1Q22).
Weighted average lease expiry (WALE) stood at 6.8 years as of 31 March 2021, while portfolio occupancy was a high 98.6%.
DHLT also reported an aggregate leverage of 38.2%.
With the repayment of a consumption tax loan in April, the leverage has been brought down to 32.2%, which is well below the MAS-mandated cap of 50%.
The REIT declared a distribution per unit (DPU) of S$0.018 for the period between 26 November 2021 and 31 March 2022, 0.6% higher than its initial forecast of S$0.0179.
This announcement means that DHLT is on track to meet its forecasted distribution yield of 6.5% for fiscal year 2022.
Netlink NBN Trust (SGX: CLJU)
NetLink NBN Trust runs the sole fibre network that supports Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN), delivering ultra-high-speed internet access around the island.
The group designs, builds, owns, and operates the entire fibre network infrastructure of the Next Gen NBN.
Holding such a monopoly for residential homes allows NetLink to enjoy stability in its financial performance.
In the company’s earnings report for FY2022 which ended on 31 March 2022, it reported that revenue grew 2.5% year on year to S$377.6 million, although profit before tax fell 5% year on year to S$87.1 million.
The lower profit was attributed to an accounting adjustment arising from remeasurement losses due to a reduction in rental rates, along with lower government grants received.
NetLink declared a final distribution of S$0.0257 per share, bringing its total payout for FY22 to S$0.0513, 1% higher than the S$0.0508 paid in FY21.
The FY22 distribution represents a distribution yield of 5.13% at a unit price of S$1.00.
Q&M Dental Group (SGX: QC7)
Q&M is Singapore’s largest private dental healthcare group, operating 99 dental outlets in Singapore and 41 in Malaysia as of 31 March 2022.
The company is also expanding its medical diagnostics business, which includes PCR tests for viruses, identification of bacterial pathogens, and development of new vaccines.
At the same time, Q&M has been running COVID-19 testing services during the pandemic.
All in, the dental group’s business has been growing steadily.
In its 1Q22 earnings report, the group posted revenue of S$46.8 million, 7% higher year on year, although net profit fell 31% year on year to S$6.5 million.
The steep decline in profit was due to a one-off gain of S$4.4 million recognized in 1Q21, and excluding special gains or losses, the group’s net profit would have grown 26% year on year.
The group declared a dividend of S$0.004 per share for 1Q22, 60% lower than the S$0.01 paid in 1Q21.
But despite the lower payout, Q&M shares still offer an attractive trailing 12-month dividend yield of 6.9%.
UMS Holdings Ltd (SGX: 558)
UMS Holdings specialises in manufacturing high precision semiconductor components, and also performs assembly and final testing services for electromechanical products.
The company also caters to production for other industries such as electronics, aerospace, and oil & gas.
UMS recently delivered record-breaking results in its 1Q22 quarterly report.
Revenue surged 71% year on year to $84.7 million, attributed to higher demand for semiconductors as well as the consolidation of sales from aerospace business JEP Holdings (SGX: 1J4) in 2Q21.
The company’s net profit also shot up to record-high levels, from S$15.4 million to S$19.4 million in a 26% year on year improvement.
On the back of the good results, UMS declared a dividend of S$0.01 per share.
The figure is the same from a year ago, although UMS announced a bonus issue of 1-for-4 shares in August 2021.
After accounting for the bonus issue, the latest dividend gives UMS shares a trailing 12-month distribution yield of 5.4%.
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Disclosure: Herman Ng does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned.