Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Fidelity Japan Trust Plc LSE:FJV London Ordinary Share GB0003328555 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.50p -1.73% 142.00p 142.00p 144.00p 144.00p 142.00p 142.00p 171,255 16:35:24
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 2.8 -0.3 -0.1 - 162.00

Fidelity Japan Trust PLC Edison issues review on Fidelity Japan Trust (FJV)

23/04/2019 12:40pm

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Fidelity Japan Trust PLC

23 April 2019

London, UK, 23 April 2019

Edison issues review on Fidelity Japan Trust (FJV)

Fidelity Japan Trust (FJV) has recovered well in NAV terms from the global equity sell-off in the last quarter of 2018, which negatively affected its FY18 performance. Manager Nicholas Price says that the sharp de-rating of Japanese equities (which has only partly reversed as share prices have rebounded) means he is able to find many attractive companies trading at unwarranted discounts. The Japanese equity market is extremely under-researched compared with other major developed markets, and the input from Fidelity's large, locally based analyst team, together with Price's own research, makes FJV well-placed to capitalise on investment opportunities that the majority of (particularly overseas) investors may have overlooked. FJV's multi-cap portfolio continues to have a natural bias towards smaller and mid-cap stocks, with Price seeking reasonably priced companies that have high returns on equity and a solid three- to five-year growth outlook.

FJV's 10.1% discount to cum-income net asset value (as at 18 April 2019) is somewhat below its long-term average level, although it has widened substantially in the past six months. While Japanese equities have suffered from overseas investors' risk aversion, the currency benefits from being seen as a safe haven, so yen strength has boosted returns from FJV's unhedged portfolio for sterling-based investors. The trust invests mainly for capital growth and does not pay a dividend.

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