Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust PLC Fundamentals Datasheet and Stock Analysis


Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based closed-ended investment company. The Company's investment objective is to achieve a net asset value total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than that of the Numis Smaller Companies Index (Excluding Investment Companies) (NSCI (XIC)). It is focused on achieving its objective by investing in small United Kingdom quoted companies. The Company may, at time of purchase, invest up to 15% of its assets in any one security. Its investment portfolio comprises investment in sectors, which include oil and gas producers; oil equipment, services and distribution; chemicals; industrial metals and mining; mining; construction and materials; aerospace and defense; general industrials; electronic and electrical equipment; industrial engineering; industrial transportation; support services; food producers; leisure goods, and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Aberforth Partners LLP is the investment manager of the Company.

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     FTSE 250, FTSE-350, FTSE All-Share, FTSE All-Share
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     Great Britain
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Operation Breakdown
Geographical - by origin (turnover)
Product (turnover)


Activity Data Not Available

Company Information

Chairman: S Paul Trickett  Non-Executive Director: Paula Hay-Plumb, Julia Le Blan Richard Rae  Independent Non-Executive Director: Martin Warner  

Composite Ranking: 97
Historic EPS Ranking: 93
Forecast EPS Ranking: 2
Price Relative Strength: 83
Industry Strength: A
SMR Ranking: C
ROCE Ranking: E
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: C
Unbroken Annual EPS: B
Unbroken Interim EPS: B
PEG Current Ranking: H
PEG Forecast Ranking: A
PE Current Ranking: F
PE Forecast Ranking: A
Margin Current Ranking: A
Margin Forecast Ranking: D
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Operating Profit/(loss)£m18.3223.8825.5726.6326.2733.5935.2739.31£m0.00
Profit Before Tax£m17.5223.2625.0326.1525.9833.3535.0239.06£m0.00
Profit After Tax£m17.5123.2525.0126.150.0033.3534.9839.06£m0.00
Profit After Tax (from discontinued operations)£m0.£m0.00
Overall Profit for the Period£m0.£m0.00
EPS Growth%4.3833.248.044.99(0.47)28.605.4212.62%(100.00)
Earnings Per Sharep18.1124.1326.0727.3727.2435.0336.9341.59p0.00
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp16.5419.680.42(1.83)(1.50)(1.63)0.97(1.51)£0.00
Cash Flow P/S Grth%(6.34)18.98(97.87)
Net Cash Flow P/Sp0.£0.00
Capital Exp P/S££0.00
Tax Rate%
P/E Ratiox34.9020.8026.8039.9039.5034.2030.0031.90x0.00
P/E Growth£8.700.603.300.£0.00
Turnover Per Share£21.5827.8029.430.000.0039.5541.240.00£0.00
Pre-Tax Profit / Share£18.3824.4026.250.000.0035.0336.970.00£0.00
Operating Margin%
Mkt Cap£m0.00470.28648.67990.04975.551,138.381,046.931,201.09£m0.00
Dividend Per Sharep19.0020.7522.2523.5024.7526.0027.3528.80p0.00
DPS Growth%
Dividend Yield%
Dividend Coverx0.951.
Shareholder Funds£m716.79603.09768.181,138.131,107.341,192.001,220.231,435.64£m0.00
Net Borrowings£m0.00(0.15)(0.26)(0.54)(0.24)6.4335.90(0.29)£m0.00
Net Assets£m716.79603.09768.181,138.131,107.341,192.001,220.231,435.64£m0.00
Net Assets P/S£,252.091,288.110.00£0.00
Latest Forecast
Div Yield2.5%0.0%
Div Cover1.4%0.0%
Op Margin90.0%0.0%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
04-Apr-18BuyS Paul Trickett1,289.48p280,633,610.54
04-Apr-18BuyS Paul Trickett1,289.48p 280£3,610.54
09-Mar-18BuyMartin Warner1,320.00p1,000,313,200
09-Mar-18BuyMartin Warner1,320.00p 1,000£13,200
25-Aug-17Buy DividendsDavid J Jeffcoat1,297.60p54£,700.70
25-Aug-17Buy DividendsDavid J Jeffcoat1,297.60p 54£700.70
07-Mar-17Buy DividendsDavid J Jeffcoat1,200.00p 137£1,644
26-Aug-16Buy DividendsDavid J Jeffcoat1,030.70p 63£649.34
24-Jun-16BuyPaula Hay-Plumb974.11p 500£4,870.55
15-Apr-16BuyS Paul Trickett1,035.00p 1,590£16,456.50
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91m    Major: 19%    Director: 0%
Notifier Holding Value
S Paul Trickett7,140΢.34
Richard Rae4,000ȉ.20
Julia Le Blan3,000Ɔ.90
Paula Hay-Plumb2,100đ.63
Martin Warner1,000‚.30
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Gearing & Cover
News Title Date Time Source
Total Voting Rights30-Nov-1815:22PRN
Total Voting Rights31-Oct-1815:15PRN
Transaction in Own Shares25-Oct-1815:10PRN
Transaction in Own Shares10-Oct-1816:49PRN
Transaction in Own Shares04-Oct-1816:52PRN
Statement re Rule 15.6.804-Oct-1812:00PRN
Transaction in Own Shares02-Oct-1816:53PRN
Total Voting Rights28-Sep-1816:23PRN
Transaction in Own Shares17-Sep-1816:57PRN
Total Voting Rights31-Aug-1815:05PRN
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