Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Polar Capital Global Financials Trust LSE:PCFT London Ordinary Share GB00B9XQT119 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.50p -0.38% 131.00p 129.00p 131.00p 131.50p 128.00p 131.50p 325,517 16:35:24
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Aerospace & Defence 9.8 8.8 4.3 30.5 265.64

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HTtps:// Presumably we get about 15p per subs share?
The market knew the dilution effect of subs being exercised in advance as it was in the fully diluted NAV figure. The higher of the two figures was if subs were not exercised.
the 5.6m were the rump where investors did nothing and the trustee takes charge to force a conversion. these would be placed in the market accordingly. in short, the warrants have caused a bit of anxiety around the impact on nav. now there is clarity and investors are keen on banks, we should see the discount tighten further from here imo.
This seems to be taking off ... probably something to do with the conversion of the subscription shares. As at close of business on 7(th) August 2017 the unaudited net asset value, calculated in accordance with the guidelines of the Association of Investment Companies, was 145.86p (cum income). The undiluted NAV of the ordinary shares includes the effect of the conversion of 24,952,723 subscription shares at 115p per share, further information available on RNS 6413M. The share capital of the company following such conversion comprises 197,127,723 ordinary shares and 5,647,277 subscription shares. Not sure why there are still 5.6M sub shares left ... Thought the trustees were converting the lot?
On 7(th) July 2017 the unaudited net asset value per ordinary share, calculated in accordance with the guidelines of the Association of Investment Companies, was 150.18p (cum income)
Peter you have a point. If you track rise in 10 yr us treasuries with the nav here it is almost perfectly correlated. In essence, in my humble opinion this trust should trade at a premium not a 10 discount but what the hell, I can wait till the board give me money back at nav in 2.5 years. at that point us 10 year should near 4 % and this trust 33% higher. go figure as the yanks would say.
You would have thought that after the FED put up interest rates, that the banks would do well ... ?
7th April 2017 the unaudited net asset value per ordinary share, calculated in accordance with the guidelines of the Association of Investment Companies, was 143.35p (cum income).
I've sold my subscription shares at twice what I paid for them. Will keep all the ordinary shares.
Bit of a pull back today with banking stocks retreating.
As at the close of business on 20(th) March 2017 the unaudited net asset value per ordinary share, calculated in accordance with the guidelines of the Association of Investment Companies, was 145.45p (cum income).
Yes, doing well. I'm hoping the discount closes in the next few weeks so that the warrants explode before expiry.
Net Asset Value Undiluted As at the close of business on 1(st) March 2017 the unaudited net asset value per ordinary share, calculated in accordance with the guidelines of the Association of Investment Companies, was 145.33p (cum income). Diluted As at close of business on 1(st) March 2017 the unaudited net asset value, calculated in accordance with the guidelines of the Association of Investment Companies, was 140.75p (cum income). Seems like a big discount to the current share price of 131.4p
Recent climb in share price with volume ....
Have also posted this on PCFS and "the warrant thread" but likely to be very few readers on any of them to take advantage of likely further gains for PCFS! PCFS are now exceptionally cheap and that's despite a 250000 buy at just 12.2p today. Share is currently 130.25p to sell, so PCFS is worth 15.25p. So 12.2p is a real bargain. Guess that PCFS will now stay at a discount but until close to expiry it surely won't get much wider? 150p for the share looks a reasonable target if banks continue to rally on Trump infrastructure and other spending hopes and the increased chance of higher interest rates as a result, which are good for bank margins. Even if the sub goes to an even bigger discount.. say only 25p with the share at 150p compared with the 35p it would then be worth,, that 25p still double the current price for a target 12% or so on the share price. And if the discount is wide at expiry and not wishing to exercise, then with such a big discount, it could pay off for once just leaving it to the trustee. SLES are about to be exercised. Share is over £4 so surely Trustee will get better price than the 50p final sell price, when the share was also a lot lower than it is now. We'll know within a few days.
Posted this on "the warrant thread" today just in case anyone here is interested in what could still be a very rewarding PCFS buy. "PCFS. Posted here (post 3919) on Dec 8th with PCFS AT 8.75p to buy when share was 123.75p to sell. Set 130p share price target which would mean PCFS worth 15p. Share almost got there today, but despite several buys, PCFS is now at a discount and only 12p to buy and 11.25p to sell. NAV has been rising steadily and was up another 2p today to 140p and 137 if allowing for the now strong likelihood of all the subs being exercised. Bank share rally is continuing. Target another 10p on the share price in the next couple of months to 140p and PCFS would be worth 25p. Assuming the PCFS price goes to a bigger discount and so "only" 20p, that still gives nearly 70% upside on 7% share price rise. Hope a few bought earlier but if not high chance it is still not too late to buy, especially bearing in mind PCFS is 3p below what it is actually worth."
Shh.... Don't tell anyone about the sub shares! Inflection point has been passed!
edwardt. Lots of Investment Trusts trade at discounts to NAV. Indeed that's one of their big plus points compared with Unit Trusts and OEICs. Investment Trust investors really can buy assets worth, say, £1 for sometimes as little as 65p. Occasionally Investment Trusts trade at huge discounts as high as 60%. otoh Investment Trusts that are very popular with Investors trade at large premiums to NAV. e.g all the Infrastructure ITs and also Lindsell Train IT. Yesterday PCFT NAV was 132p undiluted and about 130p diluted/allowing for all the sub shares being exercised. So a discount around 8%. The discount is narrower now but in the past PCFT has traded at a premium to NAV when banks/financials were more popular with investors. The PCFT discount might be higher or lower by July expiry. Whatever it is, it makes no difference to the value of PCFS. If the share is at 115p or below at expiry then PCFS will be worthless. If the share continues to do well the PCFS will soar. e.g as explained before if the share can get to 140p then PCFS will be worth 25p against a 8.8p buy price just now. Hence my opinion if confident the share will do well over the next 7 months or so, then buy PCFS and not PCFT. If not confident don't buy either yet. US bank shares have had a couple of down days and if that continues then a good chance that PCFT and PCFS will fall back a bit too. Finally warrants and sub share spreads can change a lot from day to day and they are not always easy to trade. If looking to sell PCFS it's best to do it on an up day. e.g the PCFS quote is unchanged at 7.5p -9p for the third day running. But two days ago PCFS could be sold for 8.55p whereas today someone has just sold some for 7.5p. There has also been a 150000 PCFS buy today so someone must be confident!
all good debate. it does beg the question then why does the discount exist?
Spread is often not as high as it looks edwardt. e.g yesterday when the spread was 7.5- 9p it was possible to sell at 8.55p. Trades at 8.55p were reported as buys but they were sells as I checked doing a dummy trade. Yes no dividends on the subs but as the figures in my previous post show IF the share continues to rise the sub share gains well and truly make up for that. The discount isn't "kept wide."
the sub shares are a form of leverage for the trust. it dilutes nav which you can now see in the daily nav announcement because they are deemed in the money. hence if the discount to nav is kept wide and below the exercise price, the sub shares expire worthless. also you do not mention dividends which the ords receive and are a further hurdle against the sub shares. all in, I would rather not gamble on the sub shares but see they could pay large profits if matters continue. lastly on buying them, there is the small matter of bid offer spreads north of 10% to navigate. as this trust expires in nav by the board agreeing to liquidate in due course, that for me is sufficient to own this , despite the fact the nav largely tracks the msci financials index.
I've only just discovered this thread and otherwise would have posted sooner. I've invested in warrants and sub shares for years and ran a successful warrant portfolio on subscription website. We had to close it earlier this year because there are so few warrants and subs left. The portfolio ended up doubling but was once far higher. A drag on performance was a 50000 PCFS holding bought far too soon, but which would now be doing very well. Unlike you topvest I only hold the sub shares (which being subscription shares can go in to ISAs btw). For those with a very low risk tolerance then yes, a mix of mostly share and small sub share stake makes sense. Otherwise just buy the sub share. e.g right now with the share at 120p and sub about 9p to buy a £1000 sub share stake will be worth around £1900 if the share can rise 10% from here. That would give a £900 profit and maximum possible loss of £1000. OR invest £9000 in the share to get the same profit. And if the share falls 10% the paper loss is not much less than for the sub share. PCFS were highlighted on Mike Walters site as well worth buying at just 3.7p last month, and then again at 5p when the share was 115p only a few days ago. Then with share at 115p a 15% share price gain to 132p and PCFS should more than triple thanks to the exceptionally high gearing then. So invest £1000 in PCFS then at 5p and get a £2300 profit and maximum possible loss of £1000 for 15% share price gain. OR invest £15000 in the share to get the same £2300 profit and if the share falls 15% the paper loss will be £2250 and £1500 more than the maximum possible loss on the sub share. BUT the big minus for the sub is that July deadline date. i..e a real loss if PCFT is 115p or lower at expiry whereas the share can be held until the price recovers. edwardt mentioned the risk of the share price being manipulated so that the sub share expired worthless. That is very unlikely to happen as who benefits from the sub expiring worthless? None of us! The Trust will lose out on £millions of new cash to invest from the all the subs being exercised. Institutions lose out on £milliions too as they often hold very large sub share stakes. Finally don't forget a trustee is appointed to exercise any sub shares if we decide not to sell them before expiry date and just let them lapse. Investors then get the proceeds less the trustee costs. Beware though if thinking of doing this as often the trustee does not get a good price for the share as it means selling a very large share stake that might have to be bought at a significant discount to the quoted share buy price. So best really if not intending to exercise the sub shares to sell them well ahead of the final expiry date.
guess we will see how many investors still think banks are uninvestable now. my guess is the discount will narrow to 5 in short order here.
Yes, I wouldn't buy the warrants on their own. Own the ordinaries as well, and thought Id buy some warrants as a cheaper way of doubling up.
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