Abrdn Asia Focus Dividends - AAS

Abrdn Asia Focus Dividends - AAS

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Abrdn Asia Focus Plc AAS London Ordinary Share
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Abrdn Asia Focus AAS Dividends History

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Posted at 01/6/2022 08:12 by davebowler
AASC gives the right to convert at £2.93 per AAS share up to 2025 and gives downside protection of £1
Posted at 06/5/2022 14:24 by vacendak
I am considering getting into AAS.

I used to own some CULS years ago for Utilico, now UIL Ltd, (UTL) but the rules were simpler than for these with what appear to be floating conversion terms.

Any cheap advice on either buying only AAS or a mix of AAS and AASC?

Posted at 12/8/2021 12:01 by davebowler
11 Aug NAV for AAS -Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus plc 1563.29p
Fully Diluted Including Income

Posted at 17/7/2020 13:17 by davebowler
Fund Commentary

Hugh Young

Gabriel Sacks

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus

Share prices of smaller companies in Asia rose in June, chalking up further gains for the second-quarter. Optimism about the nascent economic rebound bolstered sentiment amid further relaxing of COVID-19 lockdowns. However, worries over the ensuing resurgence in new infections in several countries tempered the mood. Geopolitical risks also ratcheted higher.

We are cautious about the near-term outlook for global markets, given the apparent disconnect between equity prices and economic and corporate fundamentals. With the pace of recovery still uncertain, the sharp rally in equities feels a little ‘too much, too soon’. Governments are grappling with the delicate balancing act of re-opening economies while avoiding a resurgence in COVID-19 infections. What looks increasingly clear is that prolonged lockdowns are proving too costly for many emerging economies. Complicating matters further is the spike in US-China tensions, with the rift broadening out to areas other than trade. Notably, we are paying close heed to the rivalry in technology, which could disrupt smartphone supply chains and delay the rollout of 5G networks. In such a climate, it is no surprise that the outlook for corporate earnings has worsened. Many companies have lowered their profit forecasts, while dividend and capital spending are being cut where possible.

In spite of all this, Asia remains well-positioned as the powerhouse of global growth. Smaller companies in the region have also not featured as prominently as recipients of investment flows, meaning valuations remain relatively attractive. Our focus continues to be on good quality companies that are able to weather the current storm. We believe the portfolio’s defensive characteristics, with companies exhibiting balance sheet strength, visible revenue streams and healthy profit margins, will be invaluable. We also favour market-leading businesses that are hitched to structural growth drivers in Asia. This encompasses trends that have boomed during the pandemic, such as e-commerce and greater adoption of technology, alongside longer-term shifts, including rising demand for healthcare and infrastructure. Our aim will be to take advantage of market gyrations, putting capital to work in our highest-conviction ideas while exiting those with declining prospects.

Posted at 09/5/2018 21:28 by chinahere
The CULS pay a dividend and may be eventually converted, but they would cost £1 each and there is nothing to sell now is there?
Posted at 27/10/2017 20:05 by the oak tree
In the papers:



“..........City Union Bank benefited from [Indian] Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation policy that drove consumers holding cash to place them in bank deposits instead and Tisco Financial was lifted by improving asset quality that outpaced that of the larger lenders,” the report said.

“Separately, Tisco bought Standard Chartered’s Thai retail operations, which will be integrated into the group. The move, which we view positively, is in line with its long-term strategy.”

Trust chairman Nigel Cayzer said India generally is presenting good investment opportunities for the trust, thanks to an “acceleration in economic growth”.

China, on the other hand, is less attractive “owing to concerns over corporate governance and quality of smaller companies there”.

Mr Cayzer added that the trust’s board is proposing a 12p final dividend for the year, which would take the total to 16p per share.

If approved by shareholders that would represent a 52 per cent increase on the 10.5p paid out in 2016.

The board is also proposing to pay a special dividend of 4p per share.

Posted at 20/6/2017 15:39 by chinahere
Cheers. So assuming they don't go bust we get 3.5p dividend per annum for each one held and for two years we can exchange them at the rate of 8.3 CULS per ordinary share regardless of the underlying share price?
Posted at 20/6/2017 15:13 by chinahere
It doesn't look like a good way to get into AAS to me. I had a look at the prospectus and I read it that they convert at nominal price into a premium on the ordinaries NAV. Am I right? Here's their text illustration:

"By way of illustration, had the Conversion Price been set by
reference to the unaudited NAV (including income) per Ordinary Share at 18 April 2012 of 718.56p, the
Conversion Price would have been 825p and a holder of £1,000 nominal of CULS would have been
entitled to 121 Ordinary Shares on conversion of their CULS"

Posted at 20/6/2017 12:20 by davebowler
AASC is a cheaper way into this at its current price of £1.29 as it can convert to AAS
at the rate of 8.3 AASC to 1 AAS.Plus there is the higher div and protection too offered by the convertibles.

Posted at 05/4/2017 13:49 by davebowler
4 Apr NAV Fully Diluted AAS Including Income 1202.92p
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