Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) has just declared its distribution to shareholders, is it a buy for income?

Transurban owns and operates 15 toll roads in Melbourne, Sydney, and the greater Washington area. Revenue growth is derived from traffic growth and their very own rivers of gold – inflation protected toll prices. CityLink in Melbourne is Transurban’s biggest asset, in 2018 this accounted for approximaty 32% of their total toll revenue – working out to be about twice the size of the roads in Brisbane.

What Transurban Announced

Transurban has declared that a distribution for 30 cents per share will be paid for the six months to 30 June 2019. The distribution will comprise a 28 cent distribution and a 2 cent fully franked dividend.

This brings the total FY19 distribution to 59 cents per share, of which 3 cents is fully franked.

Is It A Buy For Income?

The current Transurban share price reflects an income yield of 4.3%. This isn’t bad in the low interest environment we’re in, but I think it still looks fairly expensive with the risks there are that its current projects like WestConnex go over budget or over time.

That’s why I would prefer to own the reliable dividend shares in the free report below instead compared to Transurban.

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