Aberforth Smaller Companies (Ordinary Share) ASL

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Estimated NAV (p)

1123.00

Share Price (p)

1035.00

Total Returns on £1000 over 

Fund / Benchmark Total returns(%)
Aberforth Smaller Companies (Ordinary Share) Price 111.37%
Aberforth Smaller Companies (Ordinary Share) NAV 96.08%
FTSE SmallCap (ex Inv Cos) 81.09%
Total Returns on £1000

Discount / Premium Movement

Discount / Premium Movement

Shares

Share Type Yesterday's
Closing Price
Discount / Premium Diluted NAV Gearing Dividend
Est Last
Ordinary Share 1040.0p -7.4% 1123.00p 1118.00p
22 Oct
103% 2.30%

Discrete performance % over

Fund / BenchmarkNov '11
Oct '12
Nov '12
Oct '13
Nov '13
Oct '14
Aberforth Smaller Companies (Ordinary Share) Price29.8454.005.70
Aberforth Smaller Companies (Ordinary Share) NAV29.0245.534.43
FTSE SmallCap (ex Inv Cos)25.5547.49-2.21

Discrete performance over

Discrete Performance

Top 10 Holdings

JD Sports Fashion 3.70%
Qinetiq Group Plc 3.00%
Spirit Pub Company PLC 3.00%
Vesuvius PLC 2.70%
Flybe Group PLC 2.40%
E2V Holdings 2.40%
St Modwen Properties 2.40%
FirstGroup 2.30%
Go-Ahead Group (The) PLC 2.30%
Micro Focus 2.20%

Sectors weighting

General Industrials 31.00%
Consumer Services 24.00%
Finance - General 16.00%
Technology 11.00%
Oil & Gas 6.00%
Consumer Goods 5.00%
Healthcare 3.00%
Materials 3.00%
Telecommunications 1.00%

Regional weighting

UK 100.00%
  • Investment trust info:

  • Sector UK Smaller Companies
  • Launch Date 10 Dec 1990
  • Base Currency GBX
  • Domicile UK
  • Share Price (p) 1035.00
  • Share Type Ordinary Share
  • TIDM ASL
  • ISIN GB0000066554
  • Shares Issued (M) 95
  • Market Capital (£M) 991.59
  • Gross Assets (£M) 1104.19
  • Net Assets (£M) 1070.94
  • TER (%) 0.81
  • Historic Dividend Yield (%) 2.30
  • Next Dividend Date 06 Feb 2015
  • Next Dividend (p) 7.75
  • Last AGM 27 Feb 2014
  • Next AGM 27 Feb 2015
  • Last Annual Report Date 10 Feb 2014
  • Next due Report Date 31 Dec 2014
  • Next due Report Type A/R
  • Objective:

  • To achieve a net asset value total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than on the Numis Smaller Companies Index (Excluding Investment Companies) over the long term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies.
  • Management Group(s):

  • Aberforth Partners LLP
  • Aberforth Unit Trust Managers Limited
  • Managed by:

  • Alistair J Whyte Start: 10 Dec 1990
  • Andrew P Bamford Start: 01 Apr 2001
  • David T M Ross Start: 10 Dec 1990
  • David Warnock Start: 10 Dec 1990
  • Euan R MacDonald Start: 01 May 2001
  • John M Evans Start: 10 Dec 1990
  • Keith Muir Start: 01 Mar 2011
  • Richard M J Newbery Start: 10 Dec 1990
  • Management Contract & Fees:

    Aberforth Partners are Managers and Secretaries to the Company and both these contracts are terminable on 6 months' notice by either party. On 18-Jul-13, it was agreed to amend the basis of the quarterly fee, backdated to 01-Jan-13, to: 1) 0.2% of the new assets of the Company up to GBP800m; plus 2) 0.175% of the new assets of the Company between GBP800m and GBP1bn (if any); plus 3) 0.15% of the new assets of the Company greater than GBP1bn (if any). The secretarial fee is adjusted annually in line with the Retail Price Index and is subject to VAT which is currently irrecoverable by the Company. There are no long-term incentive schemes.