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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Utilico Emerging Markets Trust Plc LSE:UEM London Ordinary Share GB00BD45S967 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.50 -0.29% 172.00 172.00 173.00 172.50 172.00 172.50 84,171 13:31:57
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 21.4 18.2 7.5 23.0 385

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
13/7/2016
13:15
Edison; The manager’s view: Investment opportunities abound The manager approaches the market as an owner of assets, without reference to the composition of the MSCI Emerging market index. For example, the portfolio has no exposure to Russia or South Africa, which are sizeable weightings within the index. He highlights two countries where portfolio exposure has been increased: Romania and Mexico. Romania – the country has a population of 20 million, with GDP per capita of $22,000. It has benefited significantly since the IMF bailout in 2009; there is now more monetary and fiscal prudence at the government level and there is a more conservative approach to investment at the corporate level. Romania is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe; the IMF forecasts GDP growth of 4.2% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2017 vs 2.0% and 2.1% respectively for Europe as a whole. There is strong domestic consumer demand and wages are growing; core inflation is positive and rising. UEM’s investments in the country are primarily in electricity, gas and oil transmission; these are natural monopolies with clear regulation. Historically state-run and inefficient, there is potential for significant cost cutting at these companies. Balance sheets are solid and free cash flow generation strong, with a large percentage returned to shareholders as dividends. Although one-third of the increased exposure during FY16 was a result of share price performance, the manager still believes that valuations of Romanian companies remain attractive. Mexico – the country has a population of 136 million, with GDP per capita of $10,765. The manager considers the economic background stable, with GDP and inflation running around 2.5%. He highlights airports as attractive investments, with passenger numbers rising by more than 8% pa in recent years. Flight penetration is low and demand is increasing, led in part by the rising middle classes. There is a change in mind-set as passengers increasingly switch from buses to airplanes for domestic travel; in 2006 buses had a 93% market share, which declined to 91% in 2015, with air transportation increasing. The manager highlights the consistency of the investment strategy; he has no shortage of potential investment ideas; targeting 15% total return pa. He says that the biggest challenge over the last 12 months has been exchange rates such as the Brazilian real, which has been very volatile. From mid-June to late-September 2015 the real fell by more than 35% and between late-January to the end of June 2016 it rallied by more than 20%. The portfolio is not hedged due to the expense involved and the manager sees diversification as the best way to address currency volatility, rather than trying to predict forex movements.
davebowler
13/7/2016
12:40
HTtp://www.edisoninvestmentresearch.com/research/report/utilico-emerging-markets1/full
davebowler
07/7/2016
10:42
Edison; Valuation: Discount wider than historical averages UEM’s share price discount to cum-income NAV of 11.3% is wider than the 12-month average of 10.4% (range of 3.9% to 16.3%), and wider than the averages of the last three, five and 10 years of 8.2%, 7.9% and 8.3% respectively. UEM has a history of stable or rising dividends, compounding at an annual rate of 4.24% over the last five years. UEM’s current dividend yield of 3.3% compares favourably to the peer group average of 2.9%. Current portfolio positioning The portfolio typically holds c 60-90 names. At the end of May 2016, the top 10 positions accounted for 44.3%; this was a decrease in concentration from 52.8% at the end of May 2015 (see Exhibit 1). Reflecting the long-term nature of investments, nine companies are common to both periods. The new name in the top 10 list is Transgaz, a Romanian gas transmission company in its third regulatory cycle with a regulated rate of return of 7.7% until September 2017. There is a long tail of investments in the portfolio as initial position sizes are often small, either for liquidity reasons or to allow the manager to build confidence in the management of investee companies. Formerly the largest position in the portfolio, Malaysian IT services company MyEG is now the sixth largest holding, with the manager selling down as the shares are considered to be fully valued. The position in Malaysia Airport Holdings is now the largest single exposure. The manager expects good passenger growth at both its Malaysia-based airports and its now wholly owned investment in Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The fund typically invests/disinvests c £100m per annum. In FY16 £96.1m was invested and £130.5m realised as profits were taken on a number of Chinese H-share positions in the April 2015 market rally, although China remains the largest country exposure. Looking at sector exposure, over the last 12 months the largest increases have been in electricity (3.6pp), gas (2.8pp) and airports (2.3pp), while the largest decreases have been in satellites (3.3pp), other infrastructure (2.9pp) and toll roads (2.1pp). Dividend policy and record UEM pays dividends quarterly in September, December, March and June. Despite the focus on capital growth, the board aims for a flat or growing annual dividend; this has been achieved every year since fund inception in 2005. In FY16, the dividend of 6.4p was a 4.9% increase versus the prior year. Over the last five years, dividends have grown at a compound annual rate of 4.24%. UEM is able to distribute from both income and capital when necessary, which allows a smooth progression of the dividend even though income levels may fluctuate significantly. For the 12 months to 31 March 2016, total income rose by 45.9% to £21.3m. This was a yield on gross assets of 4.8% versus 3.0% in the previous year. Most of the increase was as a result of the special dividend distributed by Asia Satellite Telecom in H116. Higher income, coupled with lower costs, led to a revenue return of £17.5m in FY16 versus £10.6m in FY15, meaning that dividend payments were more than fully covered. Peer group comparison Exhibit 9 shows a comparison of UEM with AIC Global Emerging Markets sector trusts that have market caps greater than £50m. Given its focus on specific areas of the market, UEM cannot be compared directly with the peer group; however, its emerging market exposure provides some relevance to the comparison. UEM has outperformed the peer group average over one, three, five and 10 years, ranking second over three and five years and first over 10 years. In terms of risk-adjusted returns as measured by the Sharpe ratio, UEM is in line with the peer group average over one year and higher over three years. Its discount is narrower than average and it has one of the lowest ongoing charges, although a performance fee is payable. UEM’s 3.3% dividend yield ranks it third out of the five peers that pay a dividend.
davebowler
24/4/2016
12:38
http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/syqic-SYQ/share-news/Utilico-Emerging-Markets-Limited-Form-8-3-SyQic/71219717
masurenguy
24/4/2016
11:18
These are taking a bit of a thrashing at the mo. Any specific reason ? Looks like a big buyer notified on Friday ? Am expecting to top up at some time this year, no rush.
8w
06/4/2016
15:18
NAV £2.02
davebowler
08/2/2016
13:32
hmmm not likely to be buying subscription shares this Feb.
8w
20/11/2015
09:54
Westhouse; We continue to remain cautious on emerging markets. Within emerging markets we recommend that investors buy Utilico Emerging Markets* (UEM), trading at a 9.8% discount (cum, fair, undiluted). UEM has just announced that it has increased its quarterly dividend payments to 1.625p, for the quarter ending September 2015, which leads us to forecast an annual distribution of 6.4p. With an expected dividend yield of 3.8%, UEM is one of the highest yielding emerging market funds. Its investment in companies which have tangible income producing assets makes it an ideal vehicle for investors looking to maintain or increase their exposure to emerging markets.  
davebowler
02/10/2015
15:38
The subs shares (ticker UEMS) are trading at 9.75-11.50.
jonwig
30/9/2015
13:32
Good spot Dave, interesting piece.
getscenic
30/9/2015
13:10
hTTp://www.fundweb.co.uk/fund-strategy/investment-trusts/investment-trust-opinion-powering-returns/2023601.article
davebowler
24/9/2015
10:09
183p subscription price, it would be nice to think that'll be good value by the time we have opportunity to purchase
8w
04/9/2015
16:17
bingham - thanks. I do seem to have misread the RNS, in particular the term "bonus issue". And I'll get them anyway, without having to do anything.
jonwig
04/9/2015
15:32
There free and will have a value.
bingham
03/9/2015
13:47
This looks (on quick scan) to be very tightly priced, with no bargain for existing holders ... naturally! If you think the company's historic outperformance will be re-established, and EMs will pull through their depression, it will be a decent earner. But the issue price is still a premium to the current sp, so why not just buy more of the ords? So these are expiration warrants - The Subscription Share Rights may be exercised on the last business day of each of February 2016, August 2016, February 2017, August 2017 and February 2018, following which they will lapse. And no dividends for - potentially - 2.5 years. What's the silver bullet here? This looks a big zero ... OK, what have I missed? EDIT: the above is wrong - please ignore.
jonwig
03/9/2015
12:20
Bonus Shares to be issued 1 for 5 ords; Chairman's Letter "To holders of Ordinary Shares and Depositary Interests INTRODUCTION The Board announced today a bonus issue of Subscription Shares to Existing Ordinary Shareholders. Implementation of the Bonus Issue requires amendments to the Bye-laws to provide for the rights of the Subscription Shares. The Bonus Issue is therefore conditional on the passing of the Resolutions to be proposed at the Special General Meeting of the Company to be held at Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road, Newlands 7700, Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday 22 September 2015 at 9.05 a.m. (local time).The Bonus Issue is also conditional on the admission of the Subscription Shares to the standard segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The purpose of this Prospectus is to provide you with details and to explain the benefits of the Bonus Issue and to set out the reasons why the Directors are recommending that you vote in favour of the Resolutions. THE BONUS ISSUE The Company is proposing to issue Subscription Shares to Qualifying Shareholders on the basis of one Subscription Share for every five Existing Ordinary Shares, subject to the passing of the Resolutions set out in the Notice of Special General Meeting. The Subscription Shares will be issued by way of a bonus issue to Qualifying Shareholders and will be listed on the standard segment of the Official List and tradable on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The ISIN of the Subscription Shares is BMG931071374 and the ticker is UEMS. Up to 42,648,758 Subscription Shares will be issued pursuant to the Bonus Issue and their par value of 0.005 pence per share (being GBP2,132.44 in aggregate if 42,648,758 Subscription Shares are issued) will be paid up in full out of the Company's share premium account. Qualifying Shareholders' entitlements will be assessed against the Register on the Record Date, being 22 September 2015. Fractions of Subscription Shares will not be allotted or issued and entitlements will be rounded down to the nearest whole number of Subscription Shares. THE SUBSCRIPTION SHARE RIGHTS Each Subscription Share will confer the right (but not the obligation) to subscribe for one Ordinary Share on exercise of the Subscription Shares Rights and on payment of the Subscription Price. The Subscription Share Rights may be exercised on the last business day of each of February 2016, August 2016, February 2017, August 2017 and February 2018, following which they will lapse. Subscription Shareholders will be sent a reminder of their Subscription Share Rights in advance of these dates. The Ordinary Shares arising on exercise of the Subscription Share Rights will be allotted within ten Business Days of the relevant exercise date. To be exercised, a notice of exercise must be received by Computershare no later than 5.00 p.m. on the Business Day before the relevant Subscription Date. Subscription Shares will rank equally with each other and will not carry the right to receive any dividends from the Company or to attend and/or vote at general meetings of the Company (although the Subscription Shareholders have the right to vote in certain circumstances where a variation of the Subscription Share Rights is proposed). However, Ordinary Shares arising on the exercise of the Subscription Share Rights will rank pari passu with the Ordinary Shares currently in issue. The full terms of the Subscription Shares are set out in Part 6 of this Prospectus. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE The Subscription Price will be equal to the unaudited published NAV per Ordinary Share as at 5.00 p.m. on 22 September 2015, plus a one per cent. premium to such NAV per Ordinary Share, rounded up to the nearest whole pence. The NAV for the purposes of calculating the Subscription Price will be the unaudited value of the Company's assets calculated in accordance with the Company's accounting policies (including revenue items for the current financial year) less all prior charges and other creditors at their par value (including the costs of the Bonus Issue). Prior charges include all loans and overdrafts that are to be used for investment purposes. The New Bye-laws will provide that the Subscription Price is subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain corporate events affecting the Company before the Final Subscription Date in February 2018. The relevant corporate events include consolidations or sub-divisions of share capital, pre-emptive offers of securities to Ordinary Shareholders, takeover offers and the liquidation of the Company. Such adjustments serve to protect either the intrinsic value or the time value of the Subscription Shares, or both. The percentage premium applying on exercise and the resulting Subscription Price reflect the Board's confidence in the Company's medium to long-term prospects and its hope that Qualifying Shareholders will be able to exercise their Subscription Share Rights and acquire Ordinary Shares on favourable terms in the future. It is expected that an announcement setting out the Subscription Price will be made on 23 September 2015.
davebowler
28/8/2015
09:06
Westhouse; Investment Funds - Idea - Switch to Utilico Emerging Markets* In our view, deflationary risks in emerging markets are still high and at least in the short term there remains significant downside risk to Chinese equities. We would ignore the day-to-day movements of the Shanghai Composite Index, which has consistently seen annualised volatility above 20%. Within emerging markets, we recommend investors switch part of their exposure from JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust (JEMI), trading at parity, into Utilico Emerging Markets* (UEM), trading at a 10% discount. Over the last one, three and five years UEM has outperformed JEMI on a NAV TR basis.
davebowler
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