Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust Plc, formerly BlackRock Income Strategies Trust Plc, is an investment trust. Its principal activity is portfolio investment. Its investment objective is, over the medium term (5 to 7 years), to aim to preserve capital in real terms and grow the dividend in line with inflation. It targets a total portfolio return of the United Kingdom Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus approximately 4% per annum (before ongoing charges), over a 5 to 7 year cycle. It invests in a range of sectors, including financials, consumer services, consumer goods, industrials, healthcare, basic materials and technology. Its others portfolio assets include the United Kingdom Equity Portfolio, Overseas Equity Income Sleeve, Equities (Tactical Allocation), Fixed Income, Listed Alternatives, Cash and Cash Equivalents, and Cash held to back Derivatives. Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited servers as the alternative investment fund manager of the Company.

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     Great Britain
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Operation Breakdown
Geographical - by origin (turnover)
Product (turnover)


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Company Information

Chairman: James Long  Non-Executive Director: Paul Yates, Ian M Russell Jim Grover  Senior Independent Director: Kevin Ingram  Independent Non-Executive Director: Julian Lloyd Sinclair Tom Challenor  Company Secretary: Sarah Beynsberger  

Composite Ranking: 71
Historic EPS Ranking: 32
Forecast EPS Ranking: 1
Price Relative Strength: 
Industry Strength: A
SMR Ranking: D
ROCE Ranking: E
Accumulation/Dist: A
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: C
Unbroken Annual EPS: C
Unbroken Interim EPS: D
PEG Current Ranking: A
PEG Forecast Ranking: A
PE Current Ranking: E
PE Forecast Ranking: A
Margin Current Ranking: A
Margin Forecast Ranking: D
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Operating Profit/(loss)£m15.9817.9420.5920.8422.2021.5422.0217.29£m0.00
Profit Before Tax£m14.9516.9119.5619.3820.7420.1320.6815.96£m0.00
Profit After Tax£m14.5916.6819.0919.0220.3020.1620.6015.78£m0.00
Profit After Tax (from discontinued operations)£m0.£m0.00
Overall Profit for the Period£m0.£m0.00
EPS Growth%(13.79)14.0015.790.006.210.866.93(29.76)%(100.00)
Earnings Per Sharep5.005.706.606.607.017.077.565.31p0.00
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp4.725.58(1.51)(6.82)(2.11)(1.00)(0.34)(0.19)£0.00
Cash Flow P/S Grth%(27.05)
Net Cash Flow P/Sp0.£0.00
Capital Exp P/S££0.00
Tax Rate%
P/E Ratiox25.1020.3018.2020.5019.0018.6014.6022.70x0.00
P/E Growth£0.001.401.100.003.1021.702.100.00£0.00
Turnover Per Share£5.956.647.590.£0.00
Pre-Tax Profit / Share£5.185.866.780.£0.00
Operating Margin%
Mkt Cap£m0.00308.43393.60443.54438.62432.05363.87395.90£m0.00
Dividend Per Sharep6.
DPS Growth%
Dividend Yield%4.905.305.104.604.805.005.904.90%0.00
Dividend Coverx0.820.931.
Shareholder Funds£m377.79343.29382.54418.35426.86374.83351.52436.77£m0.00
Net Borrowings£m0.00(10.67)(14.49)(14.59)(14.79)(14.68)(2.20)(3.63)£m0.00
Net Assets£m377.79343.29382.54418.35426.86374.83351.52436.77£m0.00
Net Assets P/S££0.00
Latest Forecast
Div Yield4.7%0.0%
Div Cover0.9%0.0%
Op Margin96.3%0.0%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
30-Jul-18BuyKevin Ingram124.84p345£,430.70
30-Jul-18BuyTom Challenor124.84p138£,172.28
13-Jun-18BuyJulian Lloyd Sinclair122.89p40,444,349,701.63
12-Apr-18Buy DividendsJames Long121.46p446£,541.71
12-Apr-18Buy DividendsJames Long121.46p 446£541.71
03-Apr-18BuyKevin Ingram118.96p361£,429.45
03-Apr-18BuyTom Challenor118.96p143£,170.11
03-Apr-18BuyKevin Ingram118.96p 361£429.45
03-Apr-18BuyTom Challenor118.96p 143£170.11
13-Feb-18BuyJames Long121.97p439£,535.45
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329m    Major: 43%    Director: 0%
Notifier Holding Value
Tom Challenor156,042,966.13
Kevin Ingram56,216˄.32
James Long42,456Ȗ.95
Julian Lloyd Sinclair40,444ǽ.59
Ian M Russell27,500Ś.50
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Gearing & Cover
News Title Date Time Source
Director/PDMR Shareholding11-Sep-1813:23RNS
Third Interim Dividend10-Sep-1810:59RNS
Holding(s) in Company23-Aug-1814:21RNS
Holding(s) in Company22-Aug-1816:01RNS
Portfolio Disclosures15-Aug-1811:08RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding31-Jul-1816:41RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding31-Jul-1816:40RNS
Directorate Change23-Jul-1810:41RNS
Portfolio Disclosures12-Jul-1815:06RNS
Holding(s) in Company09-Jul-1814:26RNS
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