Investment Trusts

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC


Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC

  • Price (GBX)1,143.00
  • Today's Change3.00 / 0.26%
  • Shares traded8.53k
  • 1 Year change10.34%
  • Beta0.5749
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Jul 19 2019 11:56 BST.
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About the company

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC, formerly Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC, is an investment company. The Company focuses on investing in a portfolio of smaller quoted companies in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan. The Company's assets are invested in a diversified portfolio of securities (including equity shares, preference shares, convertible securities, warrants and other equity-related securities) in quoted smaller companies spread across a range of industries and economies in the investment region, including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand, together with such other countries in Asia (the investment region). It may also invest in collective investment schemes and in companies traded on stock markets outside the investment region. The Company's investment manager is Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)1.45m
  • Net income in GBP-7.43m
  • Incorporated1995
  • Employees0.00
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Management group(s)--
AIC sector--
Launch date19 Oct 1995
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


To maximise long-term total return to shareholders from a portfolio made up predominantly of smaller quoted companies (with a market cap of up to approximately USD 1.5bn at the time of investment) in the economies of Asia and Australasia, ex Japan.

Managed by

Pruksa Iamthongthong Start :19 Oct 1995
Gabriel Sacks Start :19 Oct 1995
Hugh Young Start :19 Oct 1995

Management & contract fees

Management fee of 0.08% of the Market Cap payable monthly in arrears. Agreement terminable on notice period of twelve months.

Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Ltd.-16.91m-23.85m387.94m0.00--1.02-----0.1315-0.1315-0.09332.14-0.038-------5.365.78-5.606.18--88.38--79.43---24.370.088167.39-124.93---138.97----2.98
Ruffer Investment Company Ltd-16.56m-22.05m390.50m0.00--0.9963-----0.1233-0.1233-0.09382.17-0.0418-------5.562.64-5.612.67--73.59--65.89----0.0049.88-73.31-26.13-87.03-36.62---10.87
Blackrock Throgmorton Trust PLC-4.84m-10.30m400.75m0.00--1.06-----0.1408-0.1408-0.06615.19-0.0122-------2.6010.42-2.6510.67--87.53--86.08----0.0016.84-104.43---110.16----20.11
JPmorgan Claverhouse Investment Trst PLC-51.18m-56.97m400.92m0.00--1.08-----1.02-1.02-0.92646.55-0.1141-------12.703.15-12.723.23--75.38--71.09----0.074592.97-177.29---194.21----7.12
Dunedin Income Growth Investment Tr PLC-11.22m-17.78m403.08m0.00--1.00-----0.1209-0.1209-0.07542.71-0.0228-------3.613.93-3.824.05--86.99--75.96----0.147995.35-121.25---138.43----2.32
JPmorgan Global Emerging Markets Income-1.71m-9.75m407.22m0.00--1.04-----0.0329-0.0329-0.00581.32-0.0039-------2.255.74-2.265.82--84.39--75.88----0.072366.64-47.48-0.9277-55.06-2.81--0.4049
Starwood European Real Este Fin Ltd32.18m26.18m421.48m0.0014.610.9936--13.100.06980.06980.08581.030.0739--158.10--6.016.556.056.6084.6687.5681.3585.06----0.151990.280.588940.05-1.4645.00--13.18
Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC1.45m-7.43m424.29m0.00--0.9833--292.01-0.2303-0.23030.03911.590.0031--0.8917---1.604.83-1.644.90-302.9679.84-511.4973.23----0.119324.87-68.60-27.54-79.03-33.82--5.39
North American Income Trust PLC25.33m18.38m432.14m0.0023.511.08--17.060.12930.12930.17822.800.0583--14.94--4.2311.634.6512.4983.6692.7672.5687.92----0.08724.18-21.41-0.2399-28.45-2.90--9.50
BH Macro Ltd64.67m27.89m433.50m--15.951.11--6.701.661.663.8523.740.1669------7.20-5.437.25-5.4589.8247.8943.12-149.66--2.500.00--570.39-17.20640.42-19.79----
Target Healthcare REIT Ltd30.66m28.16m437.46m0.0013.421.06--14.270.08460.08460.09221.070.0715--2.38--6.57--6.76------91.84------0.1445--20.41--44.38------
North Atlantic Smaller Cos Inv Tr PLC43.01m35.42m442.10m0.0012.730.8397--10.282.452.452.9937.100.0816--3.65--6.7211.676.8711.7784.0190.3382.3589.02----0.00---45.24-7.19-49.99-9.08----
SQN Asset Finance Income Fund37.22m26.35m445.30m--17.390.920616.1311.960.05170.05170.07270.97550.0731--15.13--5.17--5.20--84.92--70.79----37.220.00--4.98---4.32------
TR European Growth Trust PLC-141.53m-145.86m449.97m0.00--1.01-----2.91-2.91-2.828.86-0.2385-------24.5815.72-27.9617.54--93.67--91.99----0.12238.98-91.67-23.64-95.02-31.13--25.93
Jpmorgan Global Growth & Income PLC-32.34m-33.56m453.43m0.00--1.19-----0.2591-0.2591-0.25122.86-0.0768-------7.9711.82-8.2712.36--94.89--92.45----0.074417.64-64.01-4.58-64.42-4.98--32.50
Data as of Jul 19 2019. Currency figures normalised to Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

47.09%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
City of London Investment Management Co. of 13 Jun 20194.12m12.11%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 31 Jul 20182.10m6.16%
Wells Capital Management, of 31 Jul 20182.07m6.07%
Alliance Trust Savings Ltd. (Private Banking)as of 31 Jul 20181.72m5.04%
Aberdeen Asset Managers of 31 Jul 20181.63m4.78%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 31 Jul 20181.62m4.76%
M&G Investment Management of 01 Jun 2019965.00k2.83%
Legal & General Investment Management of 01 Jun 2019705.00k2.07%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 01 Jun 2019665.00k1.95%
Brewin Dolphin of 30 May 2019448.33k1.32%
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