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
  • Country of register:
     Great Britain
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Operation Breakdown
Geographical - by origin (turnover)
Product (turnover)


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Company Information

Chairman: Richard Davidson  Independent Non-Executive Director: Paula Hay-Plumb, Victoria Stewart, Julia Le Blan Martin Warner  

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  • Address:
     14 Melville Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Phone:
     +44 (0) 131 220 0733
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Composite Ranking: 32
Historic EPS Ranking: 5
Forecast EPS Ranking: 
Price Relative Strength: 66
Industry Strength: I
SMR Ranking: C
ROCE Ranking: E
Accumulation/Dist: C
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: E
Unbroken Annual EPS: D
Unbroken Interim EPS: D
PEG Current Ranking: A
PEG Forecast Ranking: A
PE Current Ranking: H
PE Forecast Ranking: A
Margin Current Ranking: A
Margin Forecast Ranking: D
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Operating Profit/(loss)£m26.6326.2733.5935.2739.3141.7538.4512.21£m0.00
Profit Before Tax£m26.1525.9833.3535.0239.0641.4538.1011.91£m0.00
Profit After Tax£m26.150.0033.3534.9839.0641.4538.1011.86£m0.00
Profit After Tax (from discontinued operations)£m0.£m0.00
Overall Profit for the Period£m0.0025.9833.3534.980.£m0.00
EPS Growth%4.99(0.47)28.605.4212.628.92(6.71)(68.58)%0.00
Earnings Per Sharep27.3727.2435.0336.9341.5945.3042.2613.28p0.00
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp(1.83)(1.50)(1.63)0.97(1.51)£0.00
Cash Flow P/S Grth%
Net Cash Flow P/Sp0.£0.00
Capital Exp P/S££0.00
Tax Rate%
P/E Ratiox39.9039.5034.2030.0031.9025.3036.3094.10x0.00
P/E Growth££0.00
Turnover Per Share£0.000.0039.5541.£0.00
Pre-Tax Profit / Share£0.000.0035.0336.970.£0.00
Operating Margin%89.5487.0789.2290.2790.0090.2590.5377.98%0.00
Mkt Cap£m990.04964.271,138.381,046.931,176.471,016.771,361.011,109.04£m0.00
Dividend Per Sharep23.5024.7526.0027.3528.8030.2532.0033.30p0.00
DPS Growth%
Dividend Yield%2.202.302.202.502.202.602.102.70%0.00
Dividend Coverx1.161.101.351.351.441.501.320.40x0.00
Shareholder Funds£m1,138.131,107.341,192.001,220.231,435.641,153.741,405.801,147.93£m0.00
Net Borrowings£m(0.54)(0.24)6.4335.90(0.29)(0.06)(0.19)(2.96)£m0.00
Net Assets£m1,138.131,107.341,192.001,220.231,435.641,153.741,405.801,147.93£m0.00
Net Assets P/S£0.000.001,252.091,£0.00
Latest Forecast
Div Yield2.1%0.0%
Div Cover0.4%0.0%
Op Margin78.0%0.0%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
03-Sep-20SellVictoria Stewart862.25p1,350,311,640.41
20-Mar-20BuyRichard Davidson686.18p7,000,348,032.74
19-Mar-20BuyRichard Davidson680.64p3,000,320,419.20
19-Mar-20BuyRichard Davidson688.70p1,650,311,363.55
11-Dec-19BuyPaula Hay-Plumb1,405.00p500,637,025
18-Nov-19BuyRichard Davidson1,344.52p7,350,398,821.86
07-Nov-19BuyMartin Warner1,319.67p5,000,365,983.35
06-Jun-19BuyRichard Davidson1,251.56p5,000,362,578
06-Jun-19BuyRichard Davidson1,251.56p5,000,362,578
01-Mar-19BuyRichard Davidson1,260.05p5,000,363,002.75
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89m    Major: 25%    Director: 0%
Notifier Holding Value
Richard Davidson32,000dz,840
Martin Warner7,000m,340
Victoria Stewart4,200A,604
Julia Le Blan3,000.,860
Paula Hay-Plumb2,600(,612
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Gearing & Cover
News Title Date Time Source
Total Voting Rights29-May-2014:54PRN
Borrowing Facilities15-May-2017:04PRN
Disclosure of Rights Attached to Listed Securities05-May-2014:34PRN
Total Voting Rights30-Apr-2014:52PRN
Total Voting Rights31-Mar-2014:31PRN
Director/PDMR Shareholding20-Mar-2017:40PRN
Result of AGM03-Mar-2016:28PRN
Total Voting Rights28-Feb-2015:58PRN
Total Voting Rights31-Jan-2016:14PRN
Annual Financial Report31-Jan-2014:30PRN
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