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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Aberdeen Smaller Companies Income Trust Plc LSE:ASCI London Ordinary Share GB0008063728 ORD 50P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.00 0.29% 348.00 346.00 350.00 348.00 344.00 347.00 40,732 08:11:14
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 1.8 1.2 5.6 62.1 77

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
20/9/2018
15:19
Completely missed that, well hidden. Isn't she married to Peter Crouch?
spectoacc
20/9/2018
13:31
Very disappointed at the change of manger.
essentialinvestor
12/9/2018
13:24
Topvest, think you may do nicely here longer term, short term less sure on that.
essentialinvestor
03/9/2018
11:18
DPH down 15% on results, that's their second largest holding from memory. Punchy ratings leave little room for any disappointment.
essentialinvestor
28/8/2018
11:49
Well I've purchased a small initial holding. Good value on a 20% discount.
topvest
27/8/2018
16:36
Yield is at 2.6% approx. Might be a mistake but I'm looking for around 3%, or over, to add. I've looked at the earnings multiples on their top 10 holdings, the mean average looks well north of 20x, that's punchy. Their latest buy is Hilton Foods, very decent business, but on about 22x. The NAV discount does provide some protection.
essentialinvestor
27/8/2018
08:03
We all like it but we all want it cheaper :) (Also unusually cashed-up atm, with several holdings also due to pay out shortly).
spectoacc
26/8/2018
18:08
Yes agree, I've made the same point on the SLA board previously. In terms of ASCI, it looks a GARP approach. Very much hope SLA can keep hold of Jonathan Allison, he's made some very astute stock selections. The current NAV discount already looks generous, this is at least worth watching. There's also 120% the current annual dividend in reserves.
essentialinvestor
26/8/2018
17:59
Yes, but Aberdeen StandardLife use a value (rather than pure growth) investment approach. I am not saying they don’t buy growth companies as well, but they are not in the same category as Baillie Gifford who are pretty much growth (irrespective of price) investors. Over the last 5 years those investment managers taking an approach more like Baillie Gifford have out performed. Anyone holding Amazon and the FANGS are “growth” investors. Fevertree and ASOS if you are talking UK only.
topvest
26/8/2018
17:49
ASCI has limited UK cyclical exposure, can only think of MGNS Or MANX MANX- which is non cyclical but heavily dependent on IOM economic fortunes. Neither is it a value oriented trust, that would be something like MUT or MYI. Mentioned Brexit only because it impacts sentiment towards the sector, and sentiment may drive the NAV discount higher. In the case of ASCI, I think that may be misplaced.
essentialinvestor
26/8/2018
17:18
I will almost certainly buy some of these. Just waiting for a good entry opportunity. Have most of the Aberdeen investment trusts in my portfolio. Aberdeen StandardLife are an excellent investment manager, but have under-performed for some years because of the growth >> value tilt. This will tip the other way around at some point in the not too distant future. Hard brexit doesn't really worry me at all and its a waste of time trying to predict the future of the UK or Global economy. Forecasts are always wrong. For what its worth, I try to hold investment trusts at about 40-50% of my portfolio. I'm also 20% cash at the moment which seems sensible 9 years into a bull market.
topvest
26/8/2018
16:55
@riverman77 - true, and to be fair I can't recall what the FTSE Small Cap limit is. It clearly doesn't include DPH, VCT, AVV & AGR tho, so ASCI really need a different benchmark, if not a different name. I guess there's "Microcap" beneath Smallcap too. @EI - chances of hard Brexit seem to be growing by the day. My favourite quote is the one pointing out that there's a majority in Parliament against every conceivable outcome :)
spectoacc
26/8/2018
13:43
SpectoAcc - that's true but quite a few of the small cap trusts are actually mainly mid cap when you look into the holdings, HSL and BRSC just as a couple of examples,but I'm pretty sure there are others.
riverman77
26/8/2018
12:48
From memory, the trust was heavily geared to preference shares coming in to the financial crisis. With the Brexit crunch fast approaching, there may be opportunities lower down. If you are of a view the UK will negotiate a deal which the Tory party will back in numbers sufficient to pass a HoC vote, then UK REITS, house builders and some other domestic cyclicals are worth watching. It gets very messy indeed if the Tories cannot unite behind a deal.
essentialinvestor
26/8/2018
11:08
@topvest - my issue with ASCI has always been that it totally isn't "..Smaller Companies..". Is badly mis-named, and has the fixed income side to it too (which looked a little ropey when Aviva pulled their recent stunt!). But made good money on it in the past - as a midcap fund, it doesn't deserve this discount IMO, tho want a little more leeway before I buy again. Fair point about performance back to 2007 too. Their benchmark is "FTSE Small Cap ex.IT TR GBP", and yet: Top holding market caps: XPP £592m DPH £3.18bn VCT £2.68bn AVV £4.46bn AGR £1.36bn None of those would I consider "smallcap"!
spectoacc
26/8/2018
11:02
Yes, keeping an eye myself to get in for the first time. I would question the long-term performance point a little as share price all time high was in 2007 - never regained and the dividend is 50% below then. Seems to have been caused by excessive gearing running into the last recession. Still, recent performance has been OK and gearing at 10% is now much more sensible.
topvest
22/8/2018
07:53
No longer a holder here but keeping an eye on it. Can't see much reason for the drop, but c.19% discount is still some way short of levels of the past 3 years, when 25% wasn't uncommon. Their mid-cap holdings could be quite Brexit-affected I guess, and never sure about the weighting to fixed income - a drag on performance when the market's doing well, and not much of a contributor to 2.5% divi. Will certainly keep an eye on it.
spectoacc
21/8/2018
18:33
Unexplained drop has put this on c.19% discount - wider than pretty much all its peers despite very solid long-term performance.
riverman77
24/7/2018
11:25
20 Jul NAV Aberdeen Smaller Cos Income Trust Including Income 343.70p with Debt at Fair Value
davebowler
21/6/2018
11:24
ASCI is even smaller than DNDL so arguably an even better candidate for a merger, and on a 16% discount. A good fund too so definitely worth a look
riverman77
21/6/2018
11:13
Interesting to see the effect on DNDL share price for the mooted merger with SLS. Just sayin'...
spectoacc
21/6/2018
09:47
19 Jun NAV Aberdeen Smaller Cos Income Trust Plc with Debt at Fair Value Including Income 346.07p
davebowler
24/4/2018
12:38
20 Apr NAV Aberdeen Smaller Cos Income Trust Undiluted Including Income 340.41p
davebowler
09/3/2018
14:52
Looks like at least 4% of its fixed income has been vandalised by Avivas dodgy press release regarding the preference shares. This may be reflected in the NAV ?
my retirement fund
15/1/2018
15:16
ASCI down, DNDL up.
davebowler
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