Aberforth Smaller Companies (ASL)

Company name:Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust
EPIC:ASLTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:25FSISIN:GB0000066554
Market Segment:STMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.aberforth.co.ukDescription:ORD 1P
Industry Sector:EQUITY INVESTMENT INSTRUMENTS
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Ask Open High Low Volume
 1,279.00 .advfn.com/imagesnew/2/us/up 4.0 [0.31] 1,276.00 1,279.00 1,282.00 1,289.00 1,276.00 65,915
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 1,201.32 93.93 0.47 36.93 27.35 34.63 2.14 1,344.00 - 980.00

Aberforth Smaller Companies Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.1,201.32m
Shares In Issue93.93m
Prev. Close1,275.00
PE Ratio34.63 
Dividend Yield2.14%
EPS - basic36.93p
Dividend PS27.35p
Dividend Cover1.35 
Cash Flow PS37.35p
Return On Equity (ROE)2.87%
Operating Margin89.73%
PEG Factor6.39 
EPS Growth Rate5.42%
Dividends PS Growth Rate-4.87%
Net Debt35.90m
Gross Gearing2.88%
Quick Assets3.12m
Net Working Capital-33.02m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets-%
Turnover PS41.55p
Pre-Tax Profit PS37.28p
Retained Profit PS7.73p
Cash PS0.26p
Net Cash PS-38.22p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *1,299.14p
Net Asset Value PS1,299.14p
Spread3.00 (0.23%) 

Aberforth Smaller Companies Balance Sheet

LSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week1,289.001,252.00
4 weeks1,299.001,250.00
12 weeks1,318.001,240.00
1 year1,344.00980.00

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Aberforth Smaller Companies Historic Returns

Giorni da oggi OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week1,258.0021.001.671,252.000.061,276.65
4 weeks1,299.00-20.00-1.541,250.000.071,279.42
12 weeks1,250.0029.002.321,240.000.071,283.62
26 weeks1,183.0096.008.111,175.000.091,271.93
1 year1,042.00237.0022.74980.000.091,177.75
3 years1,074.00205.0019.09835.000.091,109.76
5 years659.50619.5093.93654.000.091,047.29

Aberforth Smaller Companies Key Management Ratios

Aberforth Smaller Companies Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio0.98 
PE Ratio34.63 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.98 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.98 
Dividend Yield2.14%
Market-to-Book Ratio0.98 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS34.30 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS165.42 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS34.24 
Price-to-Sales PS30.78 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS0.98 
Price-to-Cash PS4,984.71 
Net Working Capital PS-35.15 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-36.38%
Earnings Yield2.89%
Average PE34.00 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average101.85%

Aberforth Smaller Companies Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio-%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio- 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)- 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value- 
Net Gearing2.86%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)2.86%
Gross Gearing2.88%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)2.88%
Gearing Under 1 Year2.88%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)2.88%
Assets/Equity1.03 
Cash/Equity0.02 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets-2.63%
Current Ratio0.09 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.09 
Liquidity Ratio0.01 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets7.72%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value1,201.07m
CFO/Sales0.90 
CFO/Attributable Profit1.00 
CFO/Assets0.03 
CFO/Debt0.97 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.03 
Total Debt/Sales0.93 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit1.03 
Total Debt36.14m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets-1.09%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth10.68%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth7.21%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth7.23%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs3 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.46880.2374

Aberforth Smaller Companies Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)2.87%
Return On Assets (ROA)2.85%
Net Profit Margin89.64%
Assets Turnover0.03 
Return On Equity (ROE)2.87%
Return On Investment (ROI)2.89%
Dividend Payout Ratio74.06%
Plowback Ratio25.94%
Growth from Plowback Ratio0.75%
Net Income Of Revenues18.61%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover0.03 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.03 
Current Assets Turnover11.36 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover- 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales31.46 
Debtors-to-Sales7.18%
Debt Collection Period26.22Days

Aberforth Smaller Companies Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
27 Jul 2017InterimGBX9.0512/31/201612/31/201708/03/201708/04/201708/24/2017-
27 Jan 2017FinalGBX18.7512/31/201512/31/201602/09/201702/10/201703/03/201727.35
27 Jan 2017SpecialGBX2.7512/31/201512/31/201602/09/201702/10/201703/03/2017-
27 Jul 2016InterimGBX8.6012/31/201512/31/201608/04/201608/05/201608/25/2016-
27 Jan 2016SpecialGBX2.7512/31/201412/31/201502/11/201602/12/201603/04/2016-
27 Jan 2016FinalGBX17.8512/31/201412/31/201502/11/201602/12/201603/04/201628.75
29 Jul 2015InterimGBX8.1512/31/201412/31/201508/06/201508/07/201508/27/2015-
29 Jan 2015FinalGBX17.0012/31/201312/31/201402/12/201502/13/201503/05/201524.75
25 Jul 2014InterimGBX7.7512/31/201312/31/201408/06/201408/08/201408/28/2014-
28 Jan 2014FinalGBX16.1512/31/201212/31/201302/05/201402/07/201403/06/201423.50
18 Jul 2013InterimGBX7.3512/31/201212/31/201307/31/201308/02/201308/22/2013-
29 Jan 2013FinalGBX15.2512/31/201112/31/201202/06/201302/08/201302/28/201322.25
18 Jul 2012InterimGBX7.0012/31/201112/31/201208/01/201208/03/201208/23/2012-
25 Jan 2012FinalGBX14.3012/31/201012/31/201102/01/201202/03/201202/24/201220.75
20 Jul 2011InterimGBX6.4512/31/201012/31/201108/03/201108/05/201108/26/2011-
26 Jan 2011FinalGBX13.0012/31/200912/31/201002/02/201102/04/201102/25/201119.00
20 Jul 2010InterimGBX6.0012/31/200912/31/201003/10/201003/12/201004/02/2010-
26 Jan 2010FinalGBX13.0012/31/200812/31/200902/03/201002/05/201002/26/201019.00
22 Jul 2009InterimGBX6.0012/30/200806/30/200907/29/200907/31/200908/21/2009-
27 Jan 2009FinalGBX13.0012/31/200712/31/200802/04/200902/06/200902/27/200919.00
18 Jul 2008InterimGBX6.0012/30/200706/30/200807/30/200808/01/200808/21/2008-
23 Jan 2008FinalGBX10.5012/31/200612/31/200701/30/200802/01/200802/21/200815.20
18 Jul 2007InterimGBX4.7012/30/200606/30/200707/25/200707/27/200708/23/2007-
22 Jan 2007FinalGBX9.1509/30/200509/30/200601/31/200702/09/200703/07/200713.40
19 Jul 2006InterimGBX4.2512/30/200506/30/200608/02/200608/04/200609/01/2006-
19 Jan 2006FinalGBX7.8512/31/200412/31/200502/08/200602/10/200603/07/200611.85
13 Jul 2005InterimGBX4.0012/30/200406/30/200508/03/200508/05/200509/02/2005-
20 Jan 2005FinalGBX7.2512/31/200312/31/200403/04/200502/04/200502/02/200511.00
15 Jul 2004InterimGBX3.7512/30/200306/30/200408/04/200408/06/200409/03/2004-
21 Jan 2004FinalGBX6.6012/31/200212/31/200302/04/200402/06/200403/05/200410.10
17 Jul 2003InterimGBX3.5012/30/200206/30/200308/06/200308/08/200309/05/2003-
21 Jan 2003FinalGBX6.2012/31/200112/31/200202/05/200302/07/200303/07/20039.50
16 Jul 2002InterimGBX3.3012/30/200106/30/200208/07/200208/09/200209/06/2002-
22 Jan 2002FinalGBX5.9012/31/200012/31/200101/30/200202/01/200203/01/20029.10
17 Jul 2001InterimGBX3.2012/30/200006/30/200108/08/200108/10/200109/07/2001-
23 Jan 2001FinalGBX5.6512/31/199912/31/200002/07/200102/09/200103/02/20018.65
18 Jul 2000InterimGBX3.0012/30/199906/30/200007/31/200008/04/200009/01/2000-
25 Jan 2000FinalGBX4.7512/31/199812/31/199901/31/200002/04/200003/03/20007.60
13 Jul 1999InterimGBX2.8512/30/199806/30/199907/19/199907/23/199909/03/1999-
19 Jan 1999FinalGBX4.5512/31/199712/31/199801/25/199901/29/199903/05/19997.30
14 Jul 1998InterimGBX2.7512/30/199706/30/199807/20/199807/24/199809/04/1998-

Aberforth Smaller Companies Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
turnover29.74100.00%30.17100.00%37.65100.00%39.03100.00%m
pre tax profit26.1587.91%25.9886.11%33.3588.57%35.0289.73%m
attributable profit26.1587.91%25.9886.11%33.3588.57%34.9889.64%m
retained profit4.5415.26%3.1810.55%9.3924.93%7.2618.61%m
eps - basic (p)27.37 27.24 35.03 36.93 
eps - diluted (p)27.37 27.24 35.03 36.93 
dividends per share23.50 24.75 28.75 27.35 

Aberforth Smaller Companies Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
LSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:AssetsLSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:AssetsLSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:AssetsLSE:ASL:Liabilities+EQLSE:ASL:Assets
 31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets--%--%--%--%m
intangibles intangibles--%--%--%--%m
fixed investments fixed investments1,167.6399.77%1,138.7999.75%1,195.5899.69%1,253.2599.75%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks--%--%--%--%m
debtors debtors2.120.18%2.670.23%2.730.23%2.880.23%m
cash & securities cash & securities0.540.05%0.240.02%1.030.09%0.240.02%m
TOTAL1,170.29100%1,141.70100%1,199.33100%1,256.37100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short32.162.75%0.210.02%0.510.04%36.142.88%m
creditors - long creditors - long--%34.152.99%6.940.58%--%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL32.162.75%34.363.01%7.450.62%36.142.88%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves1,138.1397.25%1,107.3496.99%1,191.8899.38%1,220.2397.12%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL1,138.1397.25%1,107.3496.99%1,191.8899.38%1,220.2397.12%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Aberforth Smaller Companies Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2013 (GBP)31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)
Operating CF21.8321.0729.1435.09m
Pre-Financing CF17.79-2.1556.315.11m
Retained CF0.28-0.300.79-0.78m

Aberforth Smaller Companies Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
Arbuthnot Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerARBTALESGB31MKT
J.P. Morgan Cazenove LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCAZRCAZEGB2L
Cenkos Securities PlcMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCNKSCNKOGB21
Collins Stewart Europe LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCSCSCSTEGB21
Canaccord Genuity LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerCANAHOARGB21001
HSBC Bank plcMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerHSBCJCAPGB2L
J.P. Morgan Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerJPMSJPMSGB2L
Oriel Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerORELORSNGB21
Numis Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerNUMSRAZHGB2LBIC
UBS AGMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerUBS.UBSWGB2LEQU
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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