Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc

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Company name:Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc
EPIC:ASLTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:F25FISIN:GB0000066554
Market Segment:STMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.aberforth.co.ukDescription:ORD 1P
Industry Sector:EQUITY INVESTMENT INSTRUMENTS
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 937.00 images.advfn.com/imagesnew/2/gb/up 37.0 [4.11] 930.00 933.00 890.00 933.00 889.00 576,031
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 838.92 89.53 0.40 42.26 32.00 22.17 3.42 1,546.00 - 610.00

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.838.92m
Shares In Issue89.53m
Prev. Close900.00
PE Ratio22.17 
Dividend Yield3.42%
EPS - basic42.26p
Dividend PS32.00p
Dividend Cover1.32 
Cash Flow PS37.54p
Return On Equity (ROE)2.71%
Operating Margin89.70%
PEG Factor-3.30 
EPS Growth Rate-6.71%
Dividends PS Growth Rate5.79%
Net Debt13.69m
Gross Gearing0.98%
Quick Assets3.00m
Net Working Capital-10.88m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets-%
Turnover PS47.44p
Pre-Tax Profit PS42.56p
Retained Profit PS3.66p
Cash PS0.21p
Net Cash PS-15.29p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *1,570.15p
Net Asset Value PS1,570.15p
Spread3.00 (0.32%) 

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Balance Sheet

LSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week933.00807.00
4 weeks933.00770.00
12 weeks1,260.00610.00
1 year1,546.00610.00

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week807.00130.0016.11807.000.38859.15
4 weeks908.0029.003.19770.000.27846.19
12 weeks1,258.00-321.00-25.52610.000.29851.24
26 weeks1,398.00-461.00-32.98610.000.231,097.95
1 year1,270.00-333.00-26.22610.000.181,151.25
3 years1,330.00-393.00-29.55610.000.131,234.25
5 years1,192.00-255.00-21.39610.000.121,190.70

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Key Management Ratios

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio0.24 
PE Ratio22.17 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.65 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.65 
Dividend Yield3.42%
Market-to-Book Ratio0.60 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS22.02 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS255.85 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS24.96 
Price-to-Sales PS19.75 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS0.60 
Price-to-Cash PS4,486.23 
Net Working Capital PS-12.15 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-77.12%
Earnings Yield4.51%
Average PE31.48 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average70.42%

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio-%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio- 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)- 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value- 
Net Gearing0.96%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)0.96%
Gross Gearing0.98%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)0.98%
Gearing Under 1 Year0.98%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)0.98%
Assets/Equity1.01 
Cash/Equity0.01 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets-0.77%
Current Ratio0.22 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.22 
Liquidity Ratio0.01 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets6.24%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value838.74m
CFO/Sales0.79 
CFO/Attributable Profit0.88 
CFO/Assets0.02 
CFO/Debt2.42 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.02 
Total Debt/Sales0.33 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit0.36 
Total Debt13.87m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets-1.28%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth0.53%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth3.82%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth8.84%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs4 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.39750.4879

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)2.71%
Return On Assets (ROA)2.94%
Net Profit Margin89.70%
Assets Turnover0.03 
Return On Equity (ROE)2.71%
Return On Investment (ROI)2.96%
Dividend Payout Ratio75.72%
Plowback Ratio24.28%
Growth from Plowback Ratio0.72%
Net Income Of Revenues7.72%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover0.03 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.03 
Current Assets Turnover13.52 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover- 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales30.50 
Debtors-to-Sales7.11%
Debt Collection Period25.95Days

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
29 Jan 2020SpecialGBX4.0031/12/201831/12/201906/02/202007/02/202006/03/2020-
29 Jan 2020FinalGBX22.0031/12/201831/12/201906/02/202007/02/202006/03/202032.00
26 Jul 2019InterimGBX10.0031/12/201831/12/201908/08/201909/08/201930/08/2019-
25 Jan 2019SpecialGBX7.7531/12/201731/12/201807/02/201908/02/201907/03/2019-
25 Jan 2019FinalGBX20.7531/12/201731/12/201807/02/201908/02/201907/03/201930.25
25 Jul 2018InterimGBX9.5031/12/201731/12/201809/08/201810/08/201831/08/2018-
26 Jan 2018FinalGBX19.7531/12/201631/12/201708/02/201809/02/201806/03/201828.80
26 Jan 2018SpecialGBX6.7031/12/201631/12/201708/02/201809/02/201806/03/2018-
27 Jul 2017InterimGBX9.0531/12/201631/12/201703/08/201704/08/201724/08/2017-
27 Jan 2017FinalGBX18.7531/12/201531/12/201609/02/201710/02/201703/03/201727.35
27 Jan 2017SpecialGBX2.7531/12/201531/12/201609/02/201710/02/201703/03/2017-
27 Jul 2016InterimGBX8.6031/12/201531/12/201604/08/201605/08/201625/08/2016-
27 Jan 2016FinalGBX17.8531/12/201431/12/201511/02/201612/02/201604/03/201628.75
27 Jan 2016SpecialGBX2.7531/12/201431/12/201511/02/201612/02/201604/03/2016-
29 Jul 2015InterimGBX8.1531/12/201431/12/201506/08/201507/08/201527/08/2015-
29 Jan 2015FinalGBX17.0031/12/201331/12/201412/02/201513/02/201505/03/201524.75
25 Jul 2014InterimGBX7.7531/12/201331/12/201406/08/201408/08/201428/08/2014-
28 Jan 2014FinalGBX16.1531/12/201231/12/201305/02/201407/02/201406/03/201423.50
18 Jul 2013InterimGBX7.3531/12/201231/12/201331/07/201302/08/201322/08/2013-
29 Jan 2013FinalGBX15.2531/12/201131/12/201206/02/201308/02/201328/02/201322.25
18 Jul 2012InterimGBX7.0031/12/201131/12/201201/08/201203/08/201223/08/2012-
25 Jan 2012FinalGBX14.3031/12/201031/12/201101/02/201203/02/201224/02/201220.75
20 Jul 2011InterimGBX6.4531/12/201031/12/201103/08/201105/08/201126/08/2011-
26 Jan 2011FinalGBX13.0031/12/200931/12/201002/02/201104/02/201125/02/201119.00
20 Jul 2010InterimGBX6.0031/12/200931/12/201010/03/201012/03/201002/04/2010-
26 Jan 2010FinalGBX13.0031/12/200831/12/200903/02/201005/02/201026/02/201019.00
22 Jul 2009InterimGBX6.0030/12/200830/06/200929/07/200931/07/200921/08/2009-
27 Jan 2009FinalGBX13.0031/12/200731/12/200804/02/200906/02/200927/02/200919.00
18 Jul 2008InterimGBX6.0030/12/200730/06/200830/07/200801/08/200821/08/2008-
23 Jan 2008FinalGBX10.5031/12/200631/12/200730/01/200801/02/200821/02/200815.20
18 Jul 2007InterimGBX4.7030/12/200630/06/200725/07/200727/07/200723/08/2007-
22 Jan 2007FinalGBX9.1530/09/200530/09/200631/01/200709/02/200707/03/200713.40
19 Jul 2006InterimGBX4.2530/12/200530/06/200602/08/200604/08/200601/09/2006-
19 Jan 2006FinalGBX7.8531/12/200431/12/200508/02/200610/02/200607/03/200611.85
13 Jul 2005InterimGBX4.0030/12/200430/06/200503/08/200505/08/200502/09/2005-
20 Jan 2005FinalGBX7.2531/12/200331/12/200404/03/200504/02/200502/02/200511.00
15 Jul 2004InterimGBX3.7530/12/200330/06/200404/08/200406/08/200403/09/2004-
21 Jan 2004FinalGBX6.6031/12/200231/12/200304/02/200406/02/200405/03/200410.10
17 Jul 2003InterimGBX3.5030/12/200230/06/200306/08/200308/08/200305/09/2003-
21 Jan 2003FinalGBX6.2031/12/200131/12/200205/02/200307/02/200307/03/20039.50
16 Jul 2002InterimGBX3.3030/12/200130/06/200207/08/200209/08/200206/09/2002-
22 Jan 2002FinalGBX5.9031/12/200031/12/200130/01/200201/02/200201/03/20029.10
17 Jul 2001InterimGBX3.2030/12/200030/06/200108/08/200110/08/200107/09/2001-
23 Jan 2001FinalGBX5.6531/12/199931/12/200007/02/200109/02/200102/03/20018.65
18 Jul 2000InterimGBX3.0030/12/199930/06/200031/07/200004/08/200001/09/2000-
25 Jan 2000FinalGBX4.7531/12/199831/12/199931/01/200004/02/200003/03/20007.60
13 Jul 1999InterimGBX2.8530/12/199830/06/199919/07/199923/07/199903/09/1999-
19 Jan 1999FinalGBX4.5531/12/199731/12/199825/01/199929/01/199905/03/19997.30
14 Jul 1998InterimGBX2.7530/12/199730/06/199820/07/199824/07/199804/09/1998-

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
turnover39.03100.00%43.68100.00%46.26100.00%42.48100.00%m
pre tax profit35.0289.73%39.0689.44%41.4589.60%38.1089.70%m
attributable profit34.9889.64%39.0689.44%41.4589.60%38.1089.70%m
retained profit7.2618.61%5.8513.40%8.2417.81%3.287.72%m
eps - basic (p)36.93 41.59 45.30 42.26 
eps - diluted (p)36.93 41.59 45.30 42.26 
dividends per share27.35 28.80 30.25 32.00 

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
LSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:AssetsLSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:AssetsLSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:AssetsLSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:Assets
 31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets--%--%--%--%m
intangibles intangibles--%--%--%--%m
fixed investments fixed investments1,253.2599.75%1,440.5099.73%1,168.1699.72%1,416.6899.79%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks--%--%--%--%m
debtors debtors2.880.23%3.650.25%3.230.28%2.810.20%m
cash & securities cash & securities0.240.02%0.290.02%0.060.01%0.190.01%m
TOTAL1,256.37100%1,444.44100%1,171.45100%1,419.67100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short36.142.88%0.200.01%0.310.03%13.870.98%m
creditors - long creditors - long--%8.600.60%17.411.49%--%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL36.142.88%8.800.61%17.721.51%13.870.98%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves1,220.2397.12%1,435.6499.39%1,153.7498.49%1,405.8099.02%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL1,220.2397.12%1,435.6499.39%1,153.7498.49%1,405.8099.02%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)31 Dec 2019 (GBP)
Operating CF35.0932.5038.9633.61m
Pre-Financing CF5.1174.7457.6652.34m
Retained CF-0.780.05-0.230.13m

Aberforth Smaller Compan... Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
Arbuthnot Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerARBTALESGB31MKT
J.P. Morgan Cazenove LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCAZRCAZEGB2L
Cenkos Securities PlcMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCNKSCNKOGB21
Collins Stewart Europe LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCSCSCSTEGB21
Canaccord Genuity LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCANAHOARGB21001
HSBC Bank plcMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerHSBCJCAPGB2L
J.P. Morgan Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerJPMSJPMSGB2L
Oriel Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerORELORSNGB21
Numis Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerNUMSRAZHGB2LBIC
UBS AGMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerUBS.UBSWGB2LEQU
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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