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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust

Current Price 1178.00p Bid 1154.00p Ask 1178.00p Change -2.00%
Last Updated: 29/11/2020 19:57. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust's objective is to achieve a net asset value total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than on the Hoare Govett Smaller Companies Index (Excluding Investment Companies) over the long term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2019

Revenue
£n/am
Operating Profit/Loss
£38.45m
Dividend yield (%)
2.10
Total dividend for year
36.0000p
Dividend cover
1.32
P/E Ratio
36.40

Key Personnel

Mr Richard Davidson
Chairman
Mr Martin Warner
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Victoria Stewart
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Richard Rae
Non-Executive Director
Mrs Julia Le Blan
Non-Executive Director
Mrs Paula Hay-Plumb
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
ASL
ISIN
GB0000066554
Shares in Issue
88.85m
Market cap
£1,046.34m

Analyst Views (0)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
0%
Hold
 
0%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
1,178.00p
Bid Price
1,154.00p
Ask Price
1,178.00p
Volume
303,493
Change Today
-24.00p
% Change Today
-2.00%
Open
1,198.00p
Previous Close
1,178.00p
Intraday High
1,200.00p
Intraday Low
1,152.00p
52 Week High
1,546.00p
52 Week Low
614.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

News

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
n/a
n/a
Operating Profit/Loss
38.45
41.75
Net Interest
-0.35
-0.30
Pre-Tax Profit
38.10
41.45
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
38.10
41.45
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
n/a
n/a
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
n/a
n/a
Minority Interests
n/a
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
36.0000p
38.0000p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
38.10
41.45

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
Basic
42.26p
45.30p
Diluted
42.26p
45.30p
Adjusted
42.26p
45.30p
Dividend per Share
36.0000p
38.0000p

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
n/a
n/a
Intangible Assets
n/a
n/a
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
n/a
n/a
Current Assets
Inventories
n/a
n/a
Trade & Other Receivables
n/a
n/a
Cash at Bank & In Hand
0.19
0.06
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
1,419.67
1,171.45

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
n/a
n/a
Other Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
n/a
n/a
Provisions
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Non-Current Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
13.87
17.72

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
1,405.80
1,153.74

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
n/a
n/a
Share Premium Account
n/a
n/a
Other Reserves
1,313.47
1,064.67
Retained Earnings
n/a
n/a
Shareholders Funds
1,405.80
1,153.74
Minority Interests/Other Equity
n/a
n/a
Total Equity
n/a
n/a

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Interim
06 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
10.40p
Final
06 Feb 2020
06 Mar 2020
22.00p
Final
06 Feb 2020
06 Mar 2020
22.00p
Interim
08 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
10.00p
Final
07 Feb 2019
07 Mar 2019
20.75p
Final
07 Feb 2019
07 Mar 2019
20.75p
Interim
09 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
9.50p
Final
08 Feb 2018
06 Mar 2018
19.75p
Final
08 Feb 2018
06 Mar 2018
19.75p
Interim
03 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
9.05p
Final
09 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017
18.75p
Final
09 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017
18.75p
1st Interim
04 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016
8.60p
2nd Interim
11 Feb 2016
04 Mar 2016
17.85p
1st Interim
06 Aug 2015
27 Aug 2015
8.15p
Final
03 Feb 2010
26 Feb 2010
13.00p
Interim
29 Jul 2009
21 Aug 2009
6.00p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
Dividend growth
5.79%
5.03%
Dividend yield
2.10%
2.70%
Dividend cover
1.32
1.50
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