I think it’s time to be greedy with this FTSE 100 5%-yielding dividend stock

first_imgI think it’s time to be greedy with this FTSE 100 5%-yielding dividend stock Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 6th February, 2020 | More on: VOD I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100 achieved one of its best performances on record last year. However, despite this achievement, there are still plenty of bargains available in the index for investors to snap up today. Especially when it comes to income investments.Top income stockOne of the index’s best income stock is telecommunications group Vodafone (LSE: VOD). At the time of writing, this stock supports a dividend yield of 5.1%, significantly above the FTSE 100 average of 3.4%.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For the past few years, Vodafone has been struggling. The company’s revenue growth has stagnated and debt has risen. The group is spending more on developing its infrastructure as well as paying for spectrum rights around the world to keep up with the competition.And Vodafone India, once considered to be the jewel in its global empire, is now worth nothing.But despite all of the above, it seems as if the group is making progress. Vodafone is exiting non-core markets and using money received from sales to pay down debt.In the company’s latest sale, it sold its 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt for $2.4bn to Saudi Telecom. With 44m subscribers and a 40% market share, Vodafone Egypt is the country’s biggest mobile operator.Market shareInstead, Vodafone’s management has decided to concentrate efforts on growing its market share in Europe. It already has a strong European presence, and recently boosted its footprint after buying a collection of assets from Liberty Global. It’s expected that the integration of these assets will yield annual cost savings of €500m. That will also help boost earnings and reduce debt.Analysts believe the company’s net debt to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) ratio will decline to around three times this year. That’s good progress, but it still leaves Vodafone with a mountain of obligations. The group is also planning to divest its mobile towers business in 2021, which will reduce debt further. Borrowing could fall to 2.5 times EBITDA, according to the City.Attractive income investmentIf the company meets the above debt reduction targets, it looks like an attractive income investment at current levels. The stock is highly cash generative, and if management can get borrowing under control, this removes the key headwind to group growth.Vodafone can then use its size and European scale to offer a high level of service that’ll leave most competitors trailing in its wake.At the time of writing, the stock is trading at a price-to-free-cash-flow ratio of just 7.5. The rest of the industry is trading at a price-to-free-cash-flow multiple of 16. On this basis, it looks as if shares in Vodafone offer a wide margin of safety at current levels. There’s also that 5.1% dividend yield for income investors.As such, it looks as if now could be the time to take advantage of this attractive opportunity.last_img read more