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

Composite Ranking: 97
Historic EPS Ranking: 91
Forecast EPS Ranking: 13
Price Relative Strength: 82
Industry Strength: A
SMR Ranking: C
ROCE Ranking: E
Accumulation/Dist: B
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)£m25.5726.6326.2733.5935.2739.3141.75£m0.000.00
Profit Before Tax£m25.0326.1525.9833.3535.0239.0641.45£m0.000.00
Profit After Tax£m25.0126.150.0033.3534.9839.0641.45£m0.000.00
Profit After Tax (from discontinued operations)£m0.£m0.000.00
Overall Profit for the Period£m0.000.0025.9833.3534.980.000.00£m0.000.00
EPS Growth%8.044.99(0.47)28.605.4212.628.92%(100.00)0.00
Earnings Per Sharep26.0727.3727.2435.0336.9341.5945.30p0.000.00
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp0.42(1.83)(1.50)(1.63)0.97(1.51)0.00£0.000.00
Cash Flow P/S Grth%(97.87)
Net Cash Flow P/Sp0.£0.000.00
Capital Exp P/S££0.000.00
Tax Rate%
P/E Ratiox26.8039.9039.5034.2030.0031.9025.30x0.000.00
P/E Growth£3.300.£0.000.00
Turnover Per Share£29.430.000.0039.5541.240.000.00£0.000.00
Pre-Tax Profit / Share££0.000.00
Operating Margin%0.0089.5487.0789.2290.2790.0090.23%0.000.00
Mkt Cap£m648.67990.04972.591,138.381,046.931,197.461,034.91£m0.000.00
Dividend Per Sharep22.2523.5024.7526.0027.3528.8030.25p0.000.00
DPS Growth%
Dividend Yield%
Dividend Coverx1.
Shareholder Funds£m768.181,138.131,107.341,192.001,220.231,435.641,153.74£m0.000.00
Net Borrowings£m(0.26)(0.54)(0.24)6.4335.90(0.29)(0.06)£m0.000.00
Net Assets£m768.181,138.131,107.341,192.001,220.231,435.641,153.74£m0.000.00
Net Assets P/S£,252.091,£0.000.00
Latest Forecast
Div Yield2.6%0.0%
Div Cover1.5%0.0%
Op Margin90.2%0.0%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
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
01-Mar-19BuyRichard Davidson1,260.05p5,000,363,002.75
21-Feb-19BuyMartin Warner1,219.70p1,000,312,197
30-Jan-19BuyRichard Davidson1,229.66p3,000,336,889.80
30-Jan-19BuyRichard Davidson1,229.66p3,000,336,889.80
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
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90m    Major: 19%    Director: 0%
Notifier Holding Value
Richard Davidson13,000™,140
Richard Rae4,000/,120
Julia Le Blan3,000#,340
Paula Hay-Plumb2,100,738
Martin Warner2,000,560
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Gearing & Cover
News Title Date Time Source
Transaction in Own Shares09-Jul-1915:57PRN
Statement re Closed Period Update01-Jul-1917:19PRN
Total Voting Rights28-Jun-1915:48PRN
Statement re Closed Period26-Jun-1911:39PRN
Transaction in Own Shares14-Jun-1916:56PRN
Director/PDMR Shareholding06-Jun-1917:50PRN
Transaction in Own Shares05-Jun-1916:59PRN
Total Voting Rights31-May-1915:52PRN
Transaction in Own Shares30-May-1917:02PRN
Transaction in Own Shares29-May-1917:03PRN
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