Got $5,000? Double it With This Passive-Income Stock

This passive-income stock has strong growth ahead as well as a solid dividend. This could lead to you doubling a $5,000 investment with ease.

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Right now is one of the best times to get in on a solid passive-income stock. The market volatility has led to many stocks trading far below fair value. This can allow Motley Fool investors to lock in stellar dividend yields at low prices. You then get amazing returns coupled with high dividends!

So, if you’re a Motley Fool investor with $5,000 to spare, you could, in fact, double it in the next few years. How? By choosing the right passive-income stock and reinvesting your dividends.

The passive-income stock

Today, Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN) looks like a great choice. Allied has grown its portfolio by investing in properties like warehouses and flipping them for urban workspaces. So, it is seeing an increase in use thanks to the return to work and by creating a strong return on investment.

But short term, Motley Fool investors may have worries about the passive-income stock, as it continues to sign agreements. This includes both as interest rates rise for tenants and as it looks to flip its properties. But long term, its business model is solid. And it’s one analysts fear investors have let drop too far.

That does mean that today it offers significant value. Allied currently trades at 9.03 times earnings and 0.74 times book value. Shares are down 11% year to date but have started climbing up by 3% in the last week.

Bring in dividends

Now, for the dividends, the passive-income stock currently sports a dividend yield of 4.49%. That dividend has grown by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.77% in the last five years alone. Furthermore, it comes out on a monthly basis, so that’s pretty much like a paycheque each month!

If you were to put that $5,000 to good use, you could bring in $673 on an annual basis from Allied properties. That’s why it’s already a strong passive-income stock to consider. But if you reinvest it, that coupled with growth could see your shares double in no time.

Do the math

If you had that original $5,000 investment, you now have $673 you could put towards the stock each year. Furthermore, in the next year analysts give the stock a potential upside of 29% in the next year alone! So, let’s start doing some calculations to see how long it could take you to double your money.

What we should do is first calculate out the next year. If you were to take your initial $5,000 investment, reinvest your dividends and see shares rise by that 29%, you could have $6,672.12 at the end of next year.

From there, you want to look at long-term performance. In the past decade, shares of Allied have grown by a CAGR of 3%. So, that’s definitely not as high, but it’s more conservative. This allows you to be more confident that your shares will in fact double.

If you take the cash from your passive-income stock and continue to reinvest dividends, here’s what you end up with. To reach that $10,000, it would take just under a decade to double your shares.

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium service or advisor. We’re Motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer, so we sometimes publish articles that may not be in line with recommendations, rankings or other content.

Fool contributor Amy Legate-Wolfe has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

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