Investment Trusts

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust


BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust

  • Price (GBX)1,468.00
  • Today's Change-2.00 / -0.14%
  • Shares traded41.94k
  • 1 Year change-30.59%
  • Beta1.3238
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About the company

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company's principal activity is portfolio investment. The Company’s objective is to achieve long-term capital growth for shareholders through investment mainly in smaller United Kingdom-quoted companies. The Company seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing predominantly in United Kingdom smaller companies which are listed or traded on the London Stock Exchange or on the alternative investment market (AIM). It also invests in securities which are listed overseas but have a secondary United Kingdom quotation. The Company invests in various sectors, including Industrials, Consumer Services, financials, consumer goods, technology, basic materials, health care, oil & gas and telecommunications. The Company's investment manager is BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited. The Company's alternative investment fund manager is BlackRock Fund Managers Limited.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)72.21m
  • Net income in GBP62.14m
  • Incorporated1906
  • Employees0.00
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Management group(s)BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.
AIC sectorUK Smaller Companies
Launch date02 May 1906
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP


To achieve its investment objective the Company invests predominantly in UK smaller companies with securities admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company may also invest in securities which are listed overseas but have a secondary UK quotation.

Managed by

Roland Arnold

Management & contract fees

The management fee will be paid at 0.60% in respect of the first GBP 750m of the total assets of Company less current liabilities, reducing to 0.50% thereafter. The Company will no longer pay a performance fee. The contract is terminable on 6 months notice.

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)
Molten Ventures PLC351.20m300.70m629.75m48.002.100.44632.121.822.002.002.319.370.2756--108.067,316,667.0023.6022.2623.8322.48----85.6288.04----0.02080.0021.6056.4912.4455.65-9.64--
Jpmorgan European Discovery Trust PLC14.34m2.86m636.20m0.00254.800.7812--45.140.01610.01610.095.260.0156--8.37--0.31117.070.3257.2738.8388.3719.9185.53----0.0019.79-95.87-36.45-99.16-53.48--7.35
Octopus Renewables InfrastructureTrstPLC40.39m34.79m642.89m0.0015.311.11--15.860.07410.07410.09521.020.0873--179.11--7.52--7.55--89.53--86.13----1,582.320.00--228.13--316.78------
Henderson Smaller Companies Inv Trst PLC-166.62m-172.57m649.91m0.00--0.8423-----2.31-2.31-2.2310.74-0.1671-------17.314.61-18.414.88--87.22--85.75----0.110843.65-144.10---146.81----5.92
Princess Private Equity Holding Limited226.36m150.54m663.76m0.004.410.7439--2.932.572.573.8715.260.2582--26.14--17.1712.4218.0013.11----66.5174.59--6.680.023235.51174.4918.36110.0816.52--4.41
TwentyFour Income Fund Ltd41.87m36.30m664.50m0.0014.510.8601--15.720.0710.0710.08171.200.0614--11.43--5.325.505.625.7887.7286.6186.7085.52----0.0206104.56-68.32-6.71-71.41-8.05---0.5635
abrdn Private Equity Opprtntes Trust plc255.66m242.25m670.33m0.002.820.6232--2.671.581.581.667.120.2558--44.21--24.2416.7924.6016.9395.3494.5594.7592.60----0.021816.49230.5920.08256.9621.83--20.29
Schroder Oriental Income Fund Limited24.30m15.38m672.19m0.0044.880.934--27.880.05770.05770.09122.770.031--3.13--1.967.872.078.4975.9688.1263.3183.35----0.048547.178,681.411.822,144.101.62--4.32
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc72.21m62.14m685.57m0.0011.430.7742--9.831.271.271.4818.780.0721--10.03--6.208.966.389.0987.0090.7486.0689.84----0.070420.35-43.47-12.09-47.91-13.84--10.76
NextEnergy Solar Fund Ltd143.70m127.55m703.68m0.006.891.05--4.900.17340.17340.18181.130.171--7.62--15.186.5315.516.7689.8682.4388.7679.53----0.228679.35154.0021.23217.1020.68----
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC-126.30m-136.03m715.86m0.00--0.9041-----1.44-1.44-1.348.58-0.1243-------13.3910.00-13.4310.29--92.74--90.60----0.14673.29203.2613.37242.2113.36----
Temple Bar Investment Trust PLC164.59m156.78m723.32m0.0023.600.9164--4.390.09390.09390.09872.420.1978--43.10--18.841.6119.331.6396.5168.4995.2559.15--13,121.000.0857189.23162.140.2106156.540.7531---0.4742
Oakley Capital Investments Limited252.49m248.73m735.66m0.002.980.7672--2.891.391.391.405.380.2988--3,236.99--29.4318.5129.4518.9132.68--98.5193.45----0.007.98152.4728.79169.2330.12--0.00
European Opportunities Trust PLC168.38m157.00m738.90m0.005.000.7963--4.471.481.481.589.280.174--78.57--16.227.0817.207.7394.6184.9093.2482.59----0.008.1414.15-7.24311.53-13.25---18.32
ICG Enterprise Trust PLC244.55m226.49m742.72m0.003.250.6568--3.113.413.413.6716.900.2307--206.64--21.3715.8021.4715.8394.5193.0292.6190.54----0.0012.6528.8015.6229.3715.76--6.19
Jpmorgan Global Growth & Income PLC142.92m134.47m747.56m0.005.070.9846--5.310.89090.89090.9424.590.2066--83.97--19.4414.0319.6614.2595.6094.5994.0992.55----0.064423.08426.5050.94482.6150.09--34.55
Data as of Aug 12 2022. Currency figures normalised to BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

50.61%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) of 13 May 20225.74m11.75%
Rathbone Investment Management of 07 May 20214.61m9.44%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 Aug 20223.03m6.20%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 07 May 20212.71m5.54%
Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLPas of 31 May 20222.36m4.83%
West Yorkshire Pension Fundas of 01 Aug 20221.56m3.19%
Royal London Asset Management of 07 May 20211.54m3.15%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 01 Aug 20221.42m2.91%
Legal & General Investment Management of 01 Aug 20221.06m2.17%
J. M. Finn & Co. of 01 Aug 2022706.00k1.45%
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Data from 31 Mar 2021 - 01 Aug 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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