Companies that pay investors fully franked dividends give investors a really good after-tax benefit of franking credits. The payment of franking credits can create refunds for taxpayers in a low tax rate, and reduce the tax owing for investors in a high tax bracket.
In the long-term, I think these two names are very exciting contenders.
Adairs Ltd (ASX: ADH)
Adairs stores sells a variety of homewares products. Mocka, another business Adairs owns, is known as an online retailer of furniture. Focus on Furniture is a furniture retailer it recently acquired.
The Adairs share price has dropped almost 30% since 1 February 2023. I think it’s at a great price to receive big dividends.
In the 2024 financial year, Adairs might pay a dividend of $0.19, using the estimate on CMC Markets. That would be a fully franked dividend yield of 9% from the ASX dividend share.
The longer-term looks promising with a growing store count and larger stores (which are more profitable than smaller ones).
Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES)
Wesfarmers is one of the largest companies on the market – it owns Kmart, Officeworks, Bunnings, Target, Priceline and a chemicals, energy and fertiliser business.
The business generates a lot of profit each year, and aims to pay a good and growing dividend for investors.
One of the most exciting things about Wesfarmers is its willingness to invest in new sectors. The ASX dividend share is looking to expand into lithium, with a project called Mt Holland. It’s also wanting to grow in the healthcare sector, which it has started with by buying the Priceline and Clear Skincare Clinics businesses.
In the 2024 financial year, Wesfarmers might pay a dividend of $1.95 per share. This would be a fully franked dividend yield of 3.8%.
Final thoughts on these ASX dividend shares
Adairs offers a lot of dividend income upfront, but is more likely to be volatile, its today’s lower price could be a good time to buy.
Wesfarmers could be more defensive and offer more capital growth, I think it’s one of the most effective ASX dividend shares.