Aberforth Smaller Companies Ord (LSE:ASL) - Overview

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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc ASL

Closing Price

1 Day Change

As of 21/10/2016

Last Close1,015.00
52-Wk Range-
Tot Assets Mil1,201.46
Mkt Cap Mil960.10
Yield %2.56
Estimated Nav1,217.83
Discount % %-16.66
12M Avg Disc %-11.88
Last Actual NAV1,215.64
Last NAV Date19/10/2016

Share Price Performance (GBP)

Key Statistics (GBP)
Total Assets1,201.461m
Net Assets1,151.961m
Market Capitalisation960.099m
Gross Gearing104%
Net Gearing104%
Average Daily Shares Traded (1 Yr)0.092m
Average Daily Value Traded (1 Yr)0.955m
Ongoing Charge (2015)0.79%
Legal StructureClosed End Fund
Traded CurrencyGBP
Launch Date10 Dec 1990
Financial Year EndDec 2016
Next AGMMar 2017
NAV FrequencyDaily
Dividend FrequencySemi-annually
Valuation Statistics
 21/10/20161 Yr High1 Yr Low
Category Discount-14.00-3.15-15.62
Z-Statistics (1Yr)-1.11  

Total Returns (GBP) 21/10/2016

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Cat Price-2.20
Cat NAV-1.04
Latest Dividends
TypeDividendEx-Dividend DateFinancial Year
Income - Special2.750011/02/20162015
Director Dealings
26/08/2016in Lieu of DividendMr. David Jeffcoat1,030.7063649.00
24/06/2016PurchaseMs. Paula Hay-Plumb974.115004,871.00
15/04/2016PurchaseMr. Paul Trickett1,035.001,59016,457.00
07/03/2016in Lieu of DividendMr. David Jeffcoat1,034.001481,530.00

Morningstar Analyst Rating™


Morningstar Rating™

2 Stars

Morningstar® Category

UK Small-Cap Equity


Fund Benchmark

Numis SMC ex Investment Companies Index

Morningstar® Benchmark

FTSE Small Cap Ex Investment Trust TR GBP
Fund Structure
Share Type# of Shares
Ordinary Share94.591m

Investment 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.
Richard M J Newbery10/12/1990
Alistair J Whyte10/12/1990
Euan R MacDonald14/05/2001
Keith Muir03/03/2011
Mark Williamson31/12/2014
Chris Watt01/04/2016
Peter Shaw01/04/2016


Paula Hay-Plumb, David Jeffcoat, Julia Le Blan, Richard Rae, Paul Trickett
Fund prices are updated every weekday after the close of trading and before 11 p.m. wherever possible. All figures are as at Last Close, on a cum income basis with debt valued at fair and in traded currency unless otherwise stated (we do not fair value debt for split capital trusts). Performance returns are presented in British Pounds (GBP) and calculated on a capital only basis with debt valued at par.
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