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NAS North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc

4,080.00
-60.00 (-1.45%)
19 Jul 2024 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc LSE:NAS London Ordinary Share GB0006439003 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -60.00 -1.45% 4,080.00 4,010.00 4,110.00 4,140.00 4,010.00 4,140.00 28,004 16:35:16
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Unit Inv Tr, Closed-end Mgmt 11.28M 2.15M 0.1605 253.58 554.03M
North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc is listed in the Unit Inv Tr, Closed-end Mgmt sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker NAS. The last closing price for North Atlantic Smaller C... was 4,140p. Over the last year, North Atlantic Smaller C... shares have traded in a share price range of 3,420.00p to 4,240.00p.

North Atlantic Smaller C... currently has 13,382,290 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of North Atlantic Smaller C... is £554.03 million. North Atlantic Smaller C... has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 253.58.

North Atlantic Smaller C... Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
09/6/2023
09:38
iShares FTSE250 tracker appears to hold £440K of CMC Markets.
Just 2 trackers = potential £1.3M demand = 32K+ shares.

Add in others and its more demand than NAS has seen for how long?



Dyor etc, I'm biased, I hold and have been adding.

Either way I'm OK hiding out here for the Autumn.

p1nkfish
09/6/2023
09:23
At £700M market cap it will be further up the 250 with a higher weighting too, more cash allocated.

For the life of me I can't see the price not rising once FTSE250 inclusion is complete.
What am I missing?

Some folk will no doubt sell.

£900K is 22,500 shares at £40.
Average daily volume for past 3 months is around 5.5K shares.

A spike may occur towards £48???

TBD.

p1nkfish
09/6/2023
08:23
Does anyone know how far up the 250 we will be? Most of the tracker funds don't buy every component anyway they just use stats to buy a basket which tracks the index so closely anyway there is little to no error.
loglorry1
08/6/2023
20:05
Very interested to see how this develops.
May be some positioning happening prior to first day of inclusion/trading in the FTSE250.
Volume today > 27% more than the previous 3 month daily average.
Still > 20% discount to the conservative NAV.
I think the gap will reduce.

p1nkfish
08/6/2023
19:09
Supposedly announced/confirmed after market close May 31st.
p1nkfish
08/6/2023
19:04
May when the quarterly changes were announced by FTSE. Confirmed in the vox interview yesterday.
p1nkfish
08/6/2023
18:15
Thanks for flagging this.
Do you know when it was officially announced? It doesn't seem to have merited an RNS.

apple53
08/6/2023
16:18
A proper FTSE250 tracker that doesn't buy will automatically introduce their own tracking error.

It will be interesting to see what happens and anyone expecting new demand to arrive, and the NAV discount to close, might make a few bob buying now. Index tracking money that tracks accurately based on market cap has no choice but to buy.

p1nkfish
08/6/2023
14:03
It is and some etfs have to buy to track = demand.
p1nkfish
08/6/2023
13:47
The free float used for the index inclusion could be quite low (given how many shares are held by Christopher Mills) so that could limit any buying. Not all index funds include ITs and others don't fully replicate the index/accept small deviations.

I'm surprised that something this illiquid has been included in mainstream indices.

cousinit
08/6/2023
09:49
Conservative NAV is about £48.
p1nkfish
08/6/2023
09:45
Watched the YouTube voxmarkets interview just now. Some points........

1) Valuations conservative, off which NAV is based,
2) NAS in entering FTSE250 with first trades on 19th June,
3) NAS is illiquid,
4) Index trackers (VMIDD etc) will allocate funds according to market cap.

What do you think will happen as forced allocations arrive into NAS regularly?
With such illiquidity I think the discount to NAV will lessen, price rise, probably in short order.
It might give Mills a chance to "harvest" some cash himself to increase market supply and distribute shares?

From where I sit I see a relatively short order uptick in price as likely, by order mean a month or 2. A chance of 10%+ upside. May run to high 40's as trackers will have to buy???

NAS is looking to divest some holdings for cash reserves, ready to go hunting when market rolls over again.

I can see this running up towards £48 in say 3 months, about 20% for a CAGR of about 60%.

I am often wrong, dyor, etc.

Anyone have any input on this idea?

p1nkfish
13/5/2023
00:04
I forgot, buybacks to reduce discount might be a convenient way for Mills to sell down some when retired without totally trashing the stock price.
p1nkfish
12/5/2023
22:36
Hmm. BBS not yet a priority. It suggests to me that he isn’t for selling his unless around NAV. I’ll be hanging onto mine. I suspect there will be family succession given son Nick is an investment director? on some of the vehicles.
Not the greatest year for NAS smaller caps, who has, but there is the usual confidence in positions and exit valuations. I’d expect NAV to hit £60 one day and they can probably keep getting more right than wrong.

steve3sandal
12/5/2023
21:25
So until retirement don't prioritise buybacks?
Might he be less than confident any succesor will make investment decisions of sufficient quality?
Possibly, he enjoys the investment process?

p1nkfish
12/5/2023
20:56
I thought this was interesting in todays Jan 23 FY report.

Your directors are frustrated by the ongoing discount to net asset value that the Company trades on despite the fact that it is significantly lower than many other funds which have large holdings in private equity and other large holdings of illiquid stocks. Our share buyback programme will hopefully reduce this discount over time but this comes at the expense of making our own shares more illiquid which in turn adversely impacts the discount. Your directors also believe it is important to continue to make new investments and, where appropriate, continue to support existing ones as we are firmly of the belief that this will add more value than buying back shares over the longer term. Nevertheless, at Mr Mills' retirement, which is not an issue for the foreseeable future, he has requested that the Board prioritises share buy backs over new investments until such time as the shares trade at a very modest discount to net asset value.

steve3sandal
30/4/2023
22:41
NAS don’t have a shareholding in Rockwood. Harwood Llp (owned by C Mills). manage both trusts. Harwood has 28.9% of RKW and Richard Staveley who manages RKW on behalf of Harwood and owns 1%. I’ve just noted that Nick Mills son of Chris is joint manager of both NAS and RKW in addition to Oryx noted above. Heir apparent then. Happy to have them in my corner but not a top 10 holding as I can’t see the discount closing.
steve3sandal
30/4/2023
21:03
Its in the Annual Report. They do own a large chunk of Oryx and Odyssean, but not Rockwood if I remember correctly. 2023 annual report will be out in May I believe.
topvest
25/4/2023
22:34
Is the full NAS portfolio available anywhere is it closely guarded?

Does NAS own any rockwood trust for example?

mozy123
21/4/2023
13:08
Sureserve sale, heading towards having £120M cash and equivalents. Decent fire power to hand.
p1nkfish
11/4/2023
14:08
8 out of 10 cats becoming Lions I can live with even if the other 2 flea bag moggies get put down at the vets.
loglorry1
07/4/2023
20:46
Christopher Mills is certainly not past it in my view. He's always had a 8 out of 10 ish score card. Most of his investments are very good. The odd 10-20% of investments go wrong. Fulcrum was one. He's not a god! Overall, the record is superb.
topvest
06/4/2023
08:05
Certainly dropped the ball on FCRM so far. Playing 2nd fiddle to Bayford in a poorly run business. Very hard if not impossible to turn that into a success story.
p1nkfish
30/3/2023
17:47
Dripped a bit more in today. Bargain prices maybe? Time will tell. Not a lot of point buying an investment trust unless you are prepared to trust the investment manager. Mills has a lot of his own money in here so that's good.

Rockwood has had a great early start let's hope NAS can do the same.

loglorry1
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