Utilico Emerging Markets Trust Plc

-1.00 (-0.45%)
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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.00 -0.45% 219.00 44,181 16:35:29
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
220.00 221.00 223.00 220.00 223.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Unit Inv Tr, Closed-end Mgmt 82.22 71.66 33.40 655.69 442.63
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
16:35:29 UT 3,288 219.00 GBX

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Utilico Emerging Markets (UEM) Most Recent Trades

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2023-05-31 15:35:29219.003,2887,200.72UT
2023-05-31 15:10:02221.0012.21AT
2023-05-31 15:01:05220.00511.00O
2023-05-31 14:31:15221.0012.21AT
2023-05-31 14:14:10220.004721,038.40AT

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Posted at 26/8/2022 14:56 by vacendak
A bit dated, I only just picked it up.


Nothing new, more about Charles Jillings than UEM.

Posted at 18/8/2022 08:54 by vacendak
It is good to read that UEM is seriously underweight in China compared to the MSCI Emerging Market index: 15.9% vs 32.0%.

The only Chinese position in the Top 10 is now a fund of "unlisted", we used to have China Everbright Greentech Ltd at number 9 back in January. Maybe I am reading too much into this but the geo split in January was 17.8% (and top investment) in China and latest factsheet shows 15.5% (second from top). So, it seems Jillings could be getting slightly colder feet about the ChiComs.

Posted at 03/5/2022 11:27 by contact2fsnetcouk

Thank you.

I've held both, for the income, since about 2013 and showing slight current capital gain in both despite BRFI being up and down over the time. Yield is over 4% in both and am happy with the quarterly payment from UEM.

Posted at 28/4/2022 17:59 by vacendak
If UEM is safe-ish EM by focusing on utilities, BRFI is nitroglycerin, well the "F" is indeed "frontier". :)

Trying to avoid China because my Witan Pacific holdings turned into 100% China with BGCG and... "not doing well" at the moment is an understatement.

ATR, I may have a look, thanks, China at 10% now, I could do with that.
MMIT and ATR looks similar, ATR is bigger though.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions, I now have some ARs and factsheets to peruse.

Posted at 28/4/2022 17:40 by jfinvestments
I think JMG is a great trust at a near 10% discount last time I looked. Market cap is huge and has performed historically. It is 22% China though, but at a good price.Otherwise, ATR. Reduced Asia recently. 6% discount to Nav or so at the minute. Took a hit as it is about 40% tech. Neither pay the dividend of UEM. BRFI is another option with more dividend, but I think it's a little over priced as we possibly head into a recession.
Posted at 28/4/2022 17:23 by jonwig
One of my brokers recommends the Moebius Trust, MMIT. I've a small holding there - not so large as in UEM.
Posted at 28/4/2022 15:58 by vacendak
Trying to pick the brains of people owning or following UEM.

UEM is my only exposure to EM at the moment, barring some meagre percentages from my global ITs.

I would be looking for "ex-China" or "not much China". Playing around on the AIC website, I am looking into BEMO and BRLA. They were also mentioned on a Kepler article on "value" recently.

BEMO (Barings Europe/Middle-East Africa)
BRLA (Blackrock Lat-Am)

BEMO got seriously burnt recently thanks to having been heavy Russia, potentially creating an entry point.
BRLA gets trounced by UEM over 10Y but has perked up recently.

Any thought? Or anything else I may have missed?

Posted at 25/4/2022 11:24 by vacendak
ICM is first in the list of investors:


The site is a bit slow and has at least one major 404 on "Customers & Partners".
Since I cannot find a share ticker, I must conclude they are not listed yet.

ICM had backed a big winner with AfterPay (through UIL Ltd) a couple of years ago. This could potentially be a strong one too.

Posted at 17/3/2022 16:08 by vacendak

I know these reports are sponsored; but it reads well and is encouraging.
I am considering topping up a bit on UEM.

It has been stuck in a band for a while and due one of its customary unpredicted growth spikes.

Posted at 21/6/2021 15:16 by speedsgh
Annual Financial Report - HTTPS://www.investegate.co.uk/utilico-emerging-mkt--uem-/rns/annual-financial-report/202106181300044255C/

Highlights of results

· Dividends per share totalled 7.775p for the year, an increase of 2.6%. Dividends were fully covered by earnings
· Revenue earnings per share ("EPS") of 8.13p, an increase of 3.2% from the prior year
· Total revenue income of £22.8m, a decrease of 5.1% from the prior year
· Net asset value ("NAV") total return per share of 30.2%* (2020: -24.9%*)
· NAV per share of 228.54p* per share, up 25.7%
· Gross assets of £556.1m, an increase of 20.5%

John Rennocks, Chairman of UEM said: "We are pleased to announce UEM turned in a strong performance and importantly delivered a NAV total return of 30.2% for the year to 31 March 2021, outperforming the MSCI Emerging Markets Utilities Index which was only up by 17.2% during the twelve months. It is also pleasing to report UEM's revenue earnings per share increased by 3.2%, given the challenges faced by investee businesses and their need to preserve cash flow, especially in the first six months to 30 September 2020. UEM has now declared four quarterly dividends totalling 7.775p per share, a 2.6% increase over the previous year and the fourth quarterly dividend of 2.00p represents an uplift of 3.9% on the prior quarterly dividend. Dividend income recovered strongly in the second half of the year and dividends remain fully covered by income. The Board remains confident this quarterly rate will be maintained for the next financial year.

"Responsible investing has long been a core component to UEM's investment process and continues to be a focus for UEM. UEM's Investment Managers continue to strengthen their ESG approach to investing and ICM has recently become a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

"Despite the impact of COVID-19 on UEM's portfolio, it is worth noting that no UEM investee company has needed or is expected to require significant restructuring or refinancing. The strategic nature and business model strength of UEM's portfolio has been excellent, with most of the businesses having proved resilient. Coupled with strong government and central bank support the Board does not today see a significant risk from COVID-19 outside of market volatility in valuations."

Charles Jillings, Investment Manager of UEM added: "COVID-19 has caused unprecedented challenges for investors. ICM is strongly of the view that due to COVID-19, the shift to working from home and eCommerce has accelerated the digitalisation of governments, businesses and individuals, and this shift will offer new investment opportunities.

"UEM's gross assets (less liabilities excluding loans) increased sharply to £556.1m as at 31 March 2021 from £461.4m as at 31 March 2020. There have been eight new entries into the top twenty holdings of the portfolio over the year, as well as small sector shifts. On a geographic basis, South Korea has increased through investment and performance rising from 1.7% to 6.5% and Brazil saw the biggest reduction from 29.1% to 18.0%.

"UEM's portfolio consists of a diverse range of companies that are often under-represented in the MSCI. The strength of our sector and country knowledge built up over decades has given us an ability to continue to identify these investments, in spite of COVID-19 and global lockdowns. Despite unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, UEM's investment objective to provide positive long-term absolute returns has not changed, and we remain optimistic to uncover compelling investments that offer excellent returns."

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