BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust

BlackRock Frontiers (BRFI)

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Company name:BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust
Company Description:The Company\'s investment objective is to achieve long term capital growth from investment in companies operating in Frontier Markets or whose stocks are listed on the stock markets of such countries.
EPIC:BRFITrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:SSC6ISIN:GB00B3SXM832
Market Segment:SSMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address:Description:ORD USD0.01
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 141.75 0.0 [0.00] 140.50 143.00 139.50 142.00 139.50 193,282
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 289.16 203.99 0.06 6.05 5.15 23.43 3.63 169.50 - 131.50

BlackRock Frontiers Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.289.16m
Shares In Issue203.99m
Prev. Close141.75
PE Ratio23.43 
Dividend Yield3.63%
EPS - basic6.05p
Dividend PS5.15p
Dividend Cover- 
Cash Flow PS-5.71p
Return On Equity (ROE)3.74%
Operating Margin89.13%
PEG Factor1.15 
EPS Growth Rate20.31%
Dividends PS Growth Rate4.55%
Net Debt7.79m
Gross Gearing4.84%
Quick Assets10.21m
Net Working Capital1.36m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets-%
Turnover PS5.84p
Pre-Tax Profit PS5.21p
Retained Profit PS0.66p
Cash PS2.70p
Net Cash PS-1.64p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *128.16p
Net Asset Value PS146.98p
Spread2.50 (1.75%) 

BlackRock Frontiers Balance Sheet


Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week143.50139.00
4 weeks143.50131.50
12 weeks143.50131.50
1 year169.50131.50

Share Price Chart (5 years)

BlackRock Frontiers Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week140.501.250.89139.000.15141.32
4 weeks139.002.751.98131.500.16138.93
12 weeks136.005.754.23131.500.19137.03
26 weeks158.00-16.25-10.28131.500.23143.84
1 year158.50-16.75-10.57131.500.28154.50
3 years101.0040.7540.3593.000.20143.36
5 years113.2528.5025.1793.000.17134.95

BlackRock Frontiers Key Management Ratios

BlackRock Frontiers Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio- 
PE Ratio23.43 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.89 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.89 
Dividend Yield3.63%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.11 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS27.22 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS213.20 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS-24.84 
Price-to-Sales PS24.26 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS0.96 
Price-to-Cash PS52.51 
Net Working Capital PS0.67 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS212.73%
Earnings Yield4.27%
Average PE18.62 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average125.86%

BlackRock Frontiers Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio1.67%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.02 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)0.02 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.02 
Net Gearing2.84%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)2.84%
Gross Gearing4.84%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)4.84%
Gearing Under 1 Year3.22%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)3.22%
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets0.49%
Current Ratio1.15 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)1.15 
Liquidity Ratio0.62 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets53.95%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value288.10m
CFO/Attributable Profit- 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.05 
Total Debt/Sales1.12 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit1.25 
Total Debt13.30m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets9.78%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth5.54%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth4.67%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs2 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)

BlackRock Frontiers Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)4.00%
Return On Assets (ROA)3.01%
Net Profit Margin82.08%
Assets Turnover0.04 
Return On Equity (ROE)3.74%
Return On Investment (ROI)3.09%
Dividend Payout Ratio89.61%
Plowback Ratio10.39%
Growth from Plowback Ratio0.32%
Net Income Of Revenues11.38%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover0.04 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.04 
Current Assets Turnover0.83 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover- 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales27.31 
Debt Collection Period161.29Days

BlackRock Frontiers Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
17 May 2018InterimUSX3.0001/10/201731/03/201831/05/201801/06/201829/06/2018-
01 Dec 2017FinalUSX4.2030/09/201630/09/201704/01/201805/01/201809/02/20186.90
25 May 2017InterimUSX2.7001/10/201631/03/201708/06/201709/06/201730/06/2017-
22 Nov 2016FinalUSX4.0030/09/201530/09/201626/01/201727/01/201717/02/20176.60
16 May 2016InterimUSX2.6001/10/201531/03/201602/06/201603/06/201601/07/2016-
17 Dec 2015FinalUSX4.1530/09/201430/09/201528/01/201629/01/201619/02/20166.55
18 May 2015InterimUSX2.4001/10/201431/03/201504/06/201505/06/201503/07/2015-
01 Dec 2014FinalUSX4.0030/09/201330/09/201429/01/201530/01/201520/02/20156.25
20 May 2014InterimUSX2.2501/10/201331/03/201404/06/201406/06/201404/07/2014-
30 May 2013InterimUSX2.0001/10/201231/03/201305/06/201307/06/201305/07/2013-
30 May 2013SpecialUSX3.4001/10/201231/03/201305/06/201307/06/201305/07/20135.40

BlackRock Frontiers Fundamentals

 30 Sep 2014 (USD)30 Sep 2015 (USD)30 Sep 2016 (USD)30 Sep 2017 (USD)
pre tax profit11.0687.01%11.1886.85%11.2286.34%14.2389.13%m
attributable profit0.997.80%9.8776.65%10.1177.80%13.1182.08%m
retained profit-2.40-18.85%0.231.79%-0.41-3.15%1.8211.38%m
eps - basic6.59 6.55 6.40 7.70 
eps - diluted6.59 6.55 6.40 7.70 
dividends per share6.25 6.55 6.60 6.90 

BlackRock Frontiers Balance Sheet

 30 Sep 2014 (USD)30 Sep 2015 (USD)30 Sep 2016 (USD)30 Sep 2017 (USD)
 30 Sep 2014 (USD)30 Sep 2015 (USD)30 Sep 2016 (USD)30 Sep 2017 (USD)
fixed assets fixed assets--%--%--%--%m
intangibles intangibles--%--%--%--%m
fixed investments fixed investments292.3289.17%239.4594.48%267.6894.63%354.3896.28%m
current assets - other current assets - other18.495.64%1.830.72%0.880.31%0.880.24%m
stocks stocks--%--%--%--%m
debtors debtors2.140.65%5.372.12%5.121.81%5.421.47%m
cash & securities cash & securities14.864.53%6.782.68%9.183.25%7.382.00%m
creditors - short creditors - short21.666.61%11.014.34%6.452.28%11.863.22%m
creditors - long creditors - long0.020.01%0.020.01%0.020.01%5.961.62%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves306.1393.39%242.4095.65%276.4097.71%350.2595.16%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
NAV Basic203.25 160.93 168.19 196.91 
NAV Diluted203.25 160.93 168.19 196.91 

BlackRock Frontiers Cash Flow Statement

30 Sep 2014 (USD)30 Sep 2015 (USD)30 Sep 2016 (USD)30 Sep 2017 (USD)
Operating CF-81.880.23-8.33-15.59m
Pre-Financing CF-81.880.23-8.33-15.59m
Retained CF-85.47-9.411.12-1.95m

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