Fact sheet: Mrtl IT PLC

Fund information

Fund name
The Mercantile Investment Trust Plc
Fund company manager
JP Morgan Asset Management UK
Fund type
ITR
Fund manager(s)
Anthony Lynch
since 07/09/2009
Martin Hudson
since 01/01/1994
Guy Anderson
since 07/08/2012
Fund objective
The Trust aims to achieve capital growth through investing in a diversified portfolio of UK medium and smaller companies. It pays quarterly dividends and aims to grow its dividend at least in line with inflation. The Company can hold up to 10% cash or utilise gearing of up to 20% of net assets where appropriate.
Benchmark
FTSE AllShare (ex FTSE 100, ex Inv Companies)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
-

Performance snapshot

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Quick stats

1 Year return

15.21 %

1 Year rank in sector

4/15

Sector

IT UK All Companies

Yield

2.4941

Fund size

£ 1.7 b

FE Risk score

93

NAV

2341.2

Discount/Premium

+-9.2346

Gearing

104

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    93.2%
  • Money Market
    6.8%
  • Industrials
    29.9%
  • Financials
    24.5%
  • Consumer Services
    19.2%
  • Consumer Goods
    9.3%
  • Money Market
    6.8%
  • UK Equities
    93.2%
  • Money Market
    6.8%

Performance vs. Sector

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Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund2.24 %3.74 %15.21 %44.62 %94.76 %
Sector3.66 %2.9 %7.82 %27.97 %56.12 %
Rank within sector10 / 157 / 154 / 156 / 155 / 13
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Calendar performance

YTD-20182017201620152014
Fund-1.47 %30.22 %-3.67 %30 %-4.19 %
Sector0.9 %17.48 %3.81 %9.09 %-1.69 %
Rank within sector11 / 154 / 1510 / 152 / 148 / 13
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Risk statistics

Alpha2.72
Beta1.35
Sharpe0.61
Volatility15.43
Tracking error8.62
Information ratio0.56
R-Squared0.75

Price movement

52 week high2210
52 week low1892
Current bid price2120
Current offer price2125
Current mid price2125

Holdings by region

  • 93.2% UK
  • 6.8% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 29.9% Industrials
  • 24.5% Financials
  • 19.2% Consumer Services
  • 9.3% Consumer Goods
  • 6.8% Money Market
  • 5.4% Technology
  • 4.2% Basic Materials
  • 0.4% Health Care
  • 0.3% Telecommunications

Holdings by asset type

  • 93.2% UK Equities
  • 6.8% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 2.4% BELLWAY PLC
  • 2.3% INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL GROUP
  • 2.1% SPIRAX-SARCO ENGINEERING PLC
  • 1.9% B & M EUROPEAN VALUE RETAIL SA
  • 1.8% BEAZLEY PLC
  • 1.8% HAYS ORD GBP0.01
  • 1.8% HISCOX LTD
  • 1.7% AUTO TRADER GROUP PLC
  • 1.7% BODYCOTE PLC
  • 1.7% ELECTROCOMPON ORD GBP0.10