Fact sheet: Aberforth Smaller Co Tst

Fund information

Fund name
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord
Fund company manager
Aberforth Partners
Fund type
ITR
Fund manager
Richard Newbery
since 10/12/1990
Fund objective
To achieve a total return greater than on the Numis Smaller Companies Index (Excluding Investment Companies) [NSCI (XIC)] over the long term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies.
Benchmark
NUMIS NSCI Ex Investment Companies
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

24.34 %

1 Year rank in sector

9/18

Sector

IT UK Smaller Companies

Yield

2.1485

Fund size

£ 1.2 b

FE Risk score

125

NAV

1460.76

Discount/Premium

+-12.8536

Gearing

102

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    100%
  • Industrials
    38%
  • Consumer Services
    20%
  • Financials
    19%
  • Technology
    9%
  • Oil & Gas
    6%
  • UK Equities
    100%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-3.56 %18.2 %24.34 %26.54 %158.15 %
Sector-1.01 %17.72 %27.44 %48.57 %145.53 %
Rank within sector15 / 1911 / 189 / 1811 / 168 / 16
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund16.93 %-4.24 %13.86 %0.1 %61.98 %
Sector16.9 %3.98 %25.3 %-5.08 %44.7 %
Rank within sector11 / 1813 / 1814 / 176 / 163 / 16
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Risk statistics

Alpha-10.91
Beta1.47
Sharpe0.23
Volatility19.95
Tracking error11.04
Information ratio-0.52
R-Squared0.77

Price movement

52 week high1333
52 week low849
Current bid price1276
Current offer price1279
Current mid price1273

Holdings by region

  • 100% UK

Holdings by sector

  • 38% Industrials
  • 20% Consumer Services
  • 19% Financials
  • 9% Technology
  • 6% Oil & Gas
  • 4% Consumer Goods
  • 2% Basic Materials
  • 1% Health Care
  • 1% Others

Holdings by asset type

  • 100% UK Equities

Individual holdings

  • 3.6% FIRSTGROUP
  • 3.6% VESUVIUS INDIA
  • 3.6% VESUVIUS INDIA
  • 2.7% NOSTRUM OIL & GAS PLC
  • 2.4% BOVIS HOMES GROUP
  • 2.4% BREWIN DOLPHIN HLDGS
  • 2.4% COATS GROUP PLC
  • 2.4% NORTHGATE PLC
  • 2.3% PARAGON AG
  • 2.3% WINCANTON