Investment Trusts

Alliance Trust PLC


Alliance Trust PLC

  • Price (GBX)1,000.00
  • Today's Change-4.00 / -0.40%
  • Shares traded546.33k
  • 1 Year change+11.48%
  • Beta0.9106
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About the company

Alliance Trust PLC is a United Kingdom-based investment company. The Trust’s objective is to be a core investment for investors that delivers a real return over the long term through a combination of capital growth and a rising dividend. The Trust invests primarily in global equities across a wide range of different sectors and industries to achieve its objective. Trust may also invest from time to time in fixed interest securities, convertible securities and other assets. Willis Towers Watson (WTW) serves as an investment manager for the Company. The Company’s portfolio of investment in various sectors include information technology, consumer discretionary, communication services, industrials, financials, health care, materials, consumer staples, energy, real estate, utilities, and stock picker cash.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)804.13m
  • Net income in GBP766.75m
  • Incorporated1888
  • Employees5.00
  • Location
    Alliance Trust PLCRiver Court, 5 West Victoria Dock RoadDUNDEE DD1 3JTUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 138 293 8320
  • Fax+44 138 232 1185
  • Website
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Management group(s)Willis Towers Watson PLC
AIC sectorGlobal
Launch date21 Apr 1888
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP


To deliver a real return over the long term through a combination of capital growth and a rising dividend by investing primarily in global equities across a wide range of different sectors and industries.

Managed by

Mark Davis, Stuart Gray, Craig Baker

Management & contract fees

The management fees equate to the sum of GBP 1.5m p.a. plus 0.055% p.a. of the Market Cap.No performance fees are payable. Contract terminable on notice period of 6 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)
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust PLC210.12m196.61m1.97bn0.0010.050.96--9.400.87680.87680.94079.180.1055--46.95--9.877.719.887.7794.4592.9593.5791.54----0.017825.08263.425.97239.045.52--5.47
Mercantile Investment Trust PLC860.70m838.66m1.99bn0.002.370.811--2.311.
Templeton Emerging Markets Inv Trust plc1.24bn1.24bn2.07bn0.001.670.8735--1.671.
Caledonia Investments plc638.20m625.60m2.13bn66.003.470.8503--3.3411.2411.2411.4645.870.2783--113.969,669,697.0027.288.3627.668.51----98.0388.04--217.570.0026.84417.6649.93369.5262.52-11.913.64
HarbourVest Global Private Equity Ltd946.35m935.68m2.22bn700.002.380.8584--2.3511.7211.7211.8532.450.43----1,351,929.0042.5216.1842.5516.1999.0797.0098.8796.14--830.380.0236--134.6552.73140.3156.65----
Monks Investment Trust PLC786.81m765.81m2.80bn0.003.600.8213--3.563.293.293.3614.420.252--139.94--24.5320.3124.7221.1797.9596.9597.3396.27----0.03941.021,346.12183.211,750.19----5.92
International Public Partnerships Ltd84.93m52.39m2.88bn12.0052.161.16--33.910.03240.03240.05251.450.0349--2.557,077,834.
Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd82.88m120.71m3.02bn0.0020.271.16--36.380.06560.06560.04381.140.0378--3.26--5.508.425.528.4399.7699.82145.6597.23----0.0071.74-18.1749.58-38.1842.56--1.90
Smithson Investment Trust PLC444.67m419.60m3.05bn0.005.811.01--6.863.043.043.1417.470.1936--83.71--18.26--18.31--95.31--94.36------0.00--102.47--108.48------
Alliance Trust PLC804.13m766.75m3.09bn5.004.190.94314.033.852.392.392.5110.650.2409--54.90160,825,600.0022.9711.0523.6711.5897.5295.8395.3591.81--92.510.09914.32-54.735.51-58.0910.31--5.56
3i Infrastructure PLC393.00m372.00m3.17bn0.008.531.22--8.080.41730.41730.44092.910.1582--3.71--14.9713.2815.0713.5986.0182.2594.6679.59----0.0061.98-13.33-2.09-8.044.39--6.57
Bridgepoint Group PLC225.52m48.28m3.18bn364.0065.919.7240.8914.110.05860.05860.27390.3976------713,661.40--------99.65--30.07----24.030.5060--12.80--26.23------
Polar Capital Technology Trust plc815.41m793.93m3.19bn0.004.080.8538--3.915.835.835.9927.830.2341--26.10--22.7926.6623.2327.5397.8296.0897.3795.55----0.01330.00184.85127.32195.38164.04----
Greencoat UK Wind PLC243.03m188.60m3.30bn0.0013.791.14--13.580.10330.10330.13471.250.0828--541.26--6.425.456.435.4791.6489.8277.6073.92--10.320.275382.7574.1329.63141.1327.78--2.55
HICL Infrastructure PLC190.50m187.40m3.36bn0.0017.941.12--17.650.09680.09680.09841.550.0639--762.00--6.296.336.296.3425.8899.9498.3798.24----0.0090.25200.00-0.5089206.87-0.6836--2.10
RIT Capital Partners plc1.34bn1.27bn4.11bn54.003.260.9658--,740,380.0029.868.1832.959.0898.9295.4394.6185.48----0.088218.3143.1219.7147.2121.76--3.13
Data as of Jan 19 2022. Currency figures normalised to Alliance Trust PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

22.97%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Rathbone Investment Management of 01 Nov 202125.58m8.30%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 Nov 20219.28m3.01%
D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. Pension Fundas of 01 Nov 20217.49m2.43%
Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLPas of 01 Nov 20215.78m1.88%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 01 Nov 20214.94m1.61%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) of 01 Nov 20214.00m1.30%
J. M. Finn & Co. of 01 Nov 20213.83m1.24%
Schroder & Co Bank AG (Private Banking)as of 01 Nov 20213.49m1.13%
Allspring Global Investments LLCas of 01 Nov 20213.44m1.12%
Quilter Cheviot of 01 Nov 20212.95m0.96%
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