Fact sheet: Dunedin Sm Cos IT PLC

Fund information
Fund name
Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p
Fund manager company
Aberdeen Fund Managers Ltd
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund manager
  • Pan European Equity Teamsince 01/01/1973
Fund objective
To achieve long term growth from a portfolio of smaller companies in the United Kingdom.
Benchmark
  • FTSE UK Series Small Cap ex Investment Trusts TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
0.5%
1 Year rank in sector
5/18
Sector
IT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
3.1%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.81%
Fund size
£94m
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
115
Mid price
195.375
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
246.68
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-20.80
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
104
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Chelverton Growth Trust plc33%
Rights & Issues IT28.2%
Invesco Perp UK Sm Cos plc6.7%
River & Merc UK Micro Cap3.3%
Dunedin Sm Cos IT PLC0.5%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK92.4%
    Singapore4%
    Isle of Man2.2%
    Ireland1.4%
    Not Specified0%
  • Industrials25%
    Financials16.1%
    Consumer Discretionary14.7%
    Information Technology14%
    Materials8.9%
  • UK Equities93.7%
    Singapore Equities4%
    Money Market1.8%
    Irish Equities1.4%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents-0.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.7%-4.1%-1.1%0.5%0.5%80.9%
Sector-1.7%0.2%1.7%0.8%23.4%113.5%
Rank within sector14 / 1812 / 189 / 185 / 1814 / 1613 / 16
Quartile4th3rd2nd2nd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-2.5%13.7%-14.1%30.4%50.7%
Sector-1.1%25.3%-5.1%44.7%28.8%
Rank within sector6 / 1815 / 1713 / 1614 / 162 / 16
Quartile2nd4th4th4th1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
-6.48
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.03
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
-0.01
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
15.53
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
9.7
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.69
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.61
Price movement
52 week high214
52 week low173.75
Current bid price193.75
Current offer price197
Current mid price195.38
Region
1UK92.4%
2Singapore4.04%
3Isle of Man2.19%
4Ireland1.37%
5Not Specified0%
Industry sector
1Industrials25.03%
2Financials16.08%
3Consumer Discretionary14.71%
4Information Technology14.02%
5Materials8.87%
6Health Care7.4%
7Consumer Staples6.05%
8Energy4.72%
9Telecommunications Utilities2.19%
Asset type
1UK Equities93.66%
2Singapore Equities4.04%
3Money Market1.79%
4Irish Equities1.37%
5Cash & Cash Equivalents-0.85%
Individual holdings
1RPC GROUP4.1%
2DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS3.9%
3XP POWER LTD3.8%
4FISHER(JAMES)& SONS PLC3.3%
5EUROMONEY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR3.1%
6WILMINGTON PLC3.1%
7ELEMENTIS2.9%
8AVEVA GROUP2.8%
9BBA AVIATION PLC2.7%
Management
Fund manager group
Aberdeen
Fund manager company
Aberdeen Fund Managers Ltd
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
To achieve long term growth from a portfolio of smaller companies in the United Kingdom.
Benchmark
  • FTSE UK Series Small Cap ex Investment Trusts TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Pan European Equity Team01/01/1973
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price242.63
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJNE
Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p NAV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price242.63
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeDU60
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