Fact sheet: Merchants Trust PLC

Fund information

Fund name
Merchants Trust PLC
Fund company manager
Allianz Global Invtrs GmbH(UK)
Fund type
ITR
Fund manager
Nigel Lanning
since 01/01/1984
Fund objective
The Trust’s objective is to provide an above average level of income, income growth and long-term growth of capital through a policy of investing mainly in higher yielding UK FTSE 100 companies.
Benchmark
FTSE 100
Investment style
-
Investment method
-

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

24.85 %

1 Year rank in sector

8/24

Sector

IT UK Equity Income

Yield

5.0286

Fund size

£ 523.3 m

FE Risk score

114

NAV

508.41

Discount/Premium

+-5.3421

Gearing

100

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    97.9%
  • Money Market
    2.1%
  • Financials
    27.6%
  • Industrials
    15.7%
  • Consumer Services
    15.4%
  • Oil & Gas
    12.7%
  • Utilities
    8.6%
  • Others
    97.9%
  • Money Market
    2.1%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-1.28 %8.81 %24.85 %11.7 %74.31 %
Sector-0.07 %10.6 %20.7 %22.44 %85.41 %
Rank within sector19 / 2417 / 248 / 2422 / 2420 / 24
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund9.02 %10.93 %-3.28 %-3.46 %40.27 %
Sector10.03 %6.89 %3.78 %2.99 %29.77 %
Rank within sector16 / 249 / 2420 / 2421 / 248 / 24
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Risk statistics

Alpha-3.67
Beta1.1
Sharpe0.03
Volatility10.65
Tracking error6.31
Information ratio-0.51
R-Squared0.65

Price movement

52 week high491.5
52 week low385
Current bid price481.25
Current offer price485.75
Current mid price481.25

Holdings by region

  • 97.9% UK
  • 2.1% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 27.6% Financials
  • 15.7% Industrials
  • 15.4% Consumer Services
  • 12.7% Oil & Gas
  • 8.6% Utilities
  • 7.7% Health Care
  • 3.9% Basic Materials
  • 3.8% Consumer Goods
  • 2.5% Telecommunications
  • 2.1% Money Market

Holdings by asset type

  • 97.9% Others
  • 2.1% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 7.7% GLAXOSMITHKLINE
  • 7.3% ROYAL DUTCH SHELL
  • 5.7% HSBC HLDGS
  • 5.4% BP
  • 3.3% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC
  • 3.3% UBM PLC
  • 2.9% STANDARD LIFE PLC
  • 2.8% SSE PLC
  • 2.7% PRUDENTIAL PLC
  • 2.6% BHP BILLITON PLC