5 high performing ASX dividend paying healthcare stocks

Highlights

  • Investors prefer shares that pay good dividends during volatile market situation.
  • Healthcare sector has performed well during the pandemic with growing dividend.
  • SHL, REG and CSL including others, are some of the few top dividend players in FY21.

Investors prefer financially stable companies that give steady returns during volatile market conditions. Many healthcare companies have performed well during the pandemic and paid high dividend. Let’s have a look at 5 high performing ASX dividend paying healthcare stocks.

Sonic Healthcare Limited (ASX:SHL)

The AU$19.14 billion - Sonic Healthcare Limited, is an ASX listed medical diagnostic company that provides laboratory and radiology services.

Sonic paid total dividend of AU$0.91 per share, up 7% from previous year.

SHL shares closed at AU$39.250 on 26 October, with an annual dividend yield of 2.29%.

ASX healthcare stocks SHL, REG, CSL, SIG, RHC

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Regis Healthcare Limited (ASX:REG)

Regis Healthcare is a residential aged care provider with market cap of AU$604.67 million.

According to its FY21 full year results –

  • Regis reported net profit after tax (NPAT) of AU$19.9 million and EBITDA of AU$137.8 million.
  • Revenue from the services stood at AU$701.4 million, up 3.5% from prior corresponding period.

The company paid final dividend of 4.63 Australian cents, taking the full-year dividends to 6.63 cents.

On 26 October, REG shares closed at AU$2.000, with an annual dividend yield of 3.28%.

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CSL Limited (ASX:CSL)

CSL Limited is an ASX listed pharma company with a market worth of AU$134.26 billion.

According to CSL’s FY21 annual report-

  • The company booked US$2.375 billion of NPAT for the year ended on 30 June 2021.
  • CSL’s earnings per share (EPS) stood at US$5.22 and the net profit increased to US$2.375 billion from US$2.103 billion in FY2020.

The company paid a final dividend of US$2.22 per share for FY21.  

CSL shares closed at AU$296.000 on 26 October, with an annual dividend yield of 0.99%.

Sigma Healthcare Limited (ASX:SIG)

The AU$603.78 million - Sigma Healthcare is an Australia based full line pharmacy wholesaler in Australia. As per its FY21 half yearly results –

  • The company has paid fully franked dividend of AU$1.0 cent per share for FY21.
  • Underlying EBITDA increased by 14.7% to AU$39.2 million and the sales revenue grew by 5.5% to AU$1.73 billion.

In September, the company announced to acquire Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited by way of an API scheme of arrangement.

SIG shares closed at AU$0.570 on 26 October, with an annual dividend yield of 3.47%.

ASX SIG acquires API

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Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX:RHC)

Ramsay Health Care is an ASX listed global hospital group that owns and operates comprehensive range of healthcare facilities.

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According to Ramsay’s FY21 annual report-

  • The company reported fully diluted EPS of AU$192.6, up 47.6% from the prior year.
  • Ramsay paid fully franked dividend of AU$10.3 cents per share, taking the full year dividend to 151.5 Australian cents, up 142% from FY2020.

On 26 October, RHC shares closed at AU$70.990, with an annual dividend yield of 2.16%.

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