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At close 17-Apr-2014Ord
|Net Dividend Yield||4.07%|
* Debt at market value
** Debt at par
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
40 Princes Street
Registered in Scotland as an Investment Company Number 881
The Company's investment objective is to achieve growth of income and capital from a portfolio invested mainly in companies listed or quoted in the United Kingdom.
In this webcast Ben Ritchie gives an update on the half year to 31 July 2013. Ben covers a wide range of subjects including performance, a sector breakdown, the twenty largest investments and an outlook for the Trust.
Following a weak start to 2014 markets rebounded in February with the FTSE All-Share Index rising 5.2% on a total return basis, reaching an all-time high. Investors found renewed enthusiasm in low inflation readings across the developed world and reassuring comments by Janet Yellen in her first Congressional testimony as US Federal Reserve chairman, although rising tensions in Ukraine weighed on markets towards month end. Sector performance was mixed with notable weakness in banks where results were generally weaker than expected.
In the UK, CPI inflation fell to 1.9% in January, below the 2% level targeted by the Bank of England for the first time in more than four years supporting the case for interest rates to remain at current low levels for some time to come. Meanwhile the Bank of England upgraded its growth expectations for 2014 to 3.4% and house prices continued to rise amidst ongoing government support through initiatives such as the Help to Buy scheme. Elsewhere, the eurozone reported its strongest PMI data since mid-2011, led by a sharp pick-up in Germany as well as the region’s periphery while eurozone GDP expanded by more than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013. The US continued to recover albeit at a slower pace. Emerging markets remained volatile.
In portfolio activity we exited AMEC on concerns that its recent acquisition increased the cyclicality of the business and weakened the balance sheet. Verizon Communication shares, received by the Trust as part of Vodafone’s capital return following divestment of its stake in Verizon Wireless, were sold. We also added to the position in Standard Chartered on weakness. The option writing programme continued to generate supplemental income for the Trust.
We retain a cautious tone to our outlook despite strong equity market performance in recent times, particularly since corporate earnings have struggled to keep pace. Economies around the world are providing varied signals in terms of their outlook for growth and a number of salient structural issues remain unresolved. We take comfort that companies are, in general, in good shape and that valuations, although not cheap on an absolute basis, look attractive relative to other asset classes. The portfolio retains exposure to a mixture of robust businesses with strong competitive positions and healthy financial characteristics. We continue to believe that these attributes are the best way to ensure attractive earnings and dividend growth over the long term.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited