Investment Trusts

Capital Gearing Trust Plc


Capital Gearing Trust Plc

  • Price (GBX)5,110.00
  • Today's Change0.00 / 0.00%
  • Shares traded85.05k
  • 1 Year change+1.59%
  • Beta0.2476
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About the company

Capital Gearing Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company's primary investment objective is to preserve shareholders wealth. The Company's secondary investment objective is to grow shareholders real wealth. Its asset allocations are into index-linked government bonds, conventional government bonds, preference shares/corporate debt, funds/equities, cash, and gold. Its funds/equities include equities, property, loans, infrastructure, and private equity/hedge. The Company's investment manager is CG Asset Management Limited.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)73.08m
  • Net income in GBP68.22m
  • Incorporated1963
  • Employees0.00
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Management group(s)CG Asset Management Ltd
AIC sectorFlexible Investment
Launch date09 Feb 1973
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP


To preserve shareholders’ real wealth and to achieve absolute total return over the medium to longer term through long only investment in quoted closed-ended funds and other collective investment vehicles, bonds, commodities and cash, as considered appropriate.

Managed by

Peter Spiller, Alastair Laing, Chris Clothier

Management & contract fees

Investment management annual management fee of 0.60% of the NAV up to GBP 120m, 0.45% of NAV above GBP 120m to GBP 500m and 0.30% thereafter, based on quarterly valuations and payable quarterly in arrears. Contract 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)
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BlackRock World Mining Trust Plc208.35m192.47m1.12bn0.005.550.9579--5.401.
Schiehallion Fund Ltd32.97m25.07m1.14bn0.0055.751.18--34.590.0260.0260.03341.230.036--95.80--2.74--2.78--78.81--76.05------0.00---81.28---85.47------
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust PLC88.76m79.76m1.20bn0.0012.631.12--13.570.09630.09630.11151.080.1003--232.36--9.01--9.03--91.57--89.86------0.00--134.61--146.13------
Fidelity European Trust PLC297.09m282.34m1.22bn0.004.330.828--4.110.68650.68650.72233.590.2203--40.23--20.9413.2720.9613.3196.7294.4195.0492.18--533.390.0017.07152.1816.29165.4016.64--10.37
Octopus Titan VCT PLC308.41m216.56m1.22bn0.004.790.8937--3.960.19720.19720.27491.060.2458--10.35--17.26--17.92--72.57--70.22------0.00--170.75--187.50------
Capital Gearing Trust plc73.08m68.22m1.24bn0.0012.291.02--
TR Property Investment Trust plc320.92m281.69m1.25bn0.004.450.8021--3.910.88760.88761.014.920.202--4.05--17.739.3918.759.7789.8588.0687.7784.20--113.770.035333.2726.3826.7920.1727.69--6.67
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC-724.89m-753.78m1.26bn0.00--0.899-----1.46-1.46-1.412.73-0.3796-------39.474.14-41.234.37--75.68--71.92---439.890.051532.90-171.04---176.09----17.08
JPmorgan Emerging Markets Inv Trust PLC57.19m31.21m1.27bn0.0042.090.7979--22.250.02590.02590.04821.360.0355--41.28--1.9414.551.9414.5777.3194.3854.5792.69----0.0068.69888.0731.111,278.6032.70--8.45
Bankers Investment Trust PLC25.58m10.84m1.38bn0.00129.430.9384--53.990.00820.00820.01951.130.016--3.85--0.679911.230.681811.2858.1494.7342.3792.74----0.085718.51386.0813.65454.4213.93--5.06
Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd166.01m-16.11m1.39bn41.00--1.0619.588.35-0.0141-0.01410.14121.080.0929--1.594,048,982.00-0.901---0.9245--80.72---9.70----0.66390.2729--24.59---149.94------
Syncona Ltd18.69m8.84m1.39bn0.00257.111.06--74.480.00810.00810.02781.960.014--1.84--0.66167.170.6697.24--92.4147.2879.67----0.008.40-76.20-26.29-83.37-35.19----
BH Macro Ltd44.69m9.95m1.39bn0.0070.481.18--31.210.62880.62882.1537.650.0511--2.50--1.148.531.178.6968.1077.9422.2669.27--1.920.000.00-73.60-0.0167-93.38------
Data as of Aug 08 2022. Currency figures normalised to Capital Gearing Trust Plc's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

39.49%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 Jun 20221.66m6.86%
Shoo 807AA of 01 Jun 20221.44m5.93%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 01 Jun 20221.37m5.67%
J. M. Finn & Co. of 20 Jul 20221.20m4.97%
LGT Wealth Management UK LLPas of 05 Apr 2021973.27k4.02%
Rathbone Investment Management of 01 Nov 2021881.26k3.64%
Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLPas of 01 Jun 2022803.00k3.32%
FIL Investment Advisors (UK) of 01 Jun 2022491.00k2.03%
Schroder & Co Bank AG (Private Banking)as of 01 Jun 2022375.00k1.55%
Northern Trust Global Investments of 01 Jun 2022363.00k1.50%
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Data from 31 Mar 2022 - 04 Aug 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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