Investment Trusts

Capital Gearing Trust Plc


Capital Gearing Trust Plc

  • Price (GBX)5,070.00
  • Today's Change10.00 / 0.20%
  • Shares traded53.84k
  • 1 Year change+7.42%
  • Beta0.2135
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About the company

Capital Gearing Trust P.l.c. is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. CG Asset Management is the Company’s alternative investment fund manager. The Company’s objectives are to preserve shareholders’ real wealth and to achieve absolute total return over the medium to longer term. Asset allocation decisions are driven by its view of the risks inherent in the macro-economic and capital markets environments. The Company is managed without reference to indices or benchmarks, which allows it to focus on areas that the Company believe offer value.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)73.41m
  • Net income in GBP69.36m
  • 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
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Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
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(5 yr growth rate)
JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust PLC118.48m109.09m929.61m0.008.640.8077--7.850.68760.68760.74447.350.0928--21.01--8.5412.028.5612.0893.7595.2192.0793.77----0.12116.84-57.58-7.11-59.78-8.02--7.74
Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust plc177.52m167.39m943.38m0.005.120.7024--5.310.45390.45390.45333.310.1447--736.59--13.6519.2814.3520.4094.8496.0894.3095.56----0.047---45.9931.87-48.0132.33----
Bmo Global Smaller Companies PLC299.62m292.21m949.29m0.003.370.9258--3.170.50410.50410.52011.840.3125--79.97--30.4711.6630.8511.9798.0994.6997.5393.26----0.05059.25414.9167.32388.5476.17--10.34
GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited76.92m62.36m949.93m0.0015.201.04--12.350.07080.07080.08731.040.0712--615.38--5.774.665.794.6789.6686.5681.0677.13--17.060.1513132.67380.883.898,688.982.78---1.63
Schroder AsiaPacific Fund plc153.61m136.98m960.25m0.007.200.9116--6.250.81290.81290.93386.420.1502--20.86--13.4010.9213.6311.2594.6793.1689.1789.75----0.002314.801.01-5.03-4.50-6.48--15.35
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc436.94m427.44m981.48m0.002.300.8824--2.258.758.758.9522.780.4398--375.54--43.0211.7743.5511.8798.0492.6797.8391.92----0.066815.6226.6231.8728.1635.85--13.73
Capital Gearing Trust plc73.41m69.36m990.72m0.0010.651.03--13.504.754.755.1748.950.1051--20.83--9.935.8710.015.9495.9292.1694.4989.33----0.0017.902,596.4074.901,262.0083.08----
Fidelity Special Values PLC335.65m329.10m992.24m0.002.861.03--2.961.
Biopharma Credit PLC83.62m68.42m1.00bn0.0014.620.992--11.960.06770.06770.08280.9980.0816--7.83--6.68--6.76--83.60--81.82------0.00---27.10---27.13------
BB Healthcare Trust PLC144.11m133.64m1.00bn0.006.400.9624--6.970.27430.27430.2941.820.1627--502.14--15.09--15.81--94.25--92.73----336.130.0247--226.53--269.15------
Law Debenture Corporation plc300.01m257.91m1.02bn152.003.831.203.943.402.172.172.526.940.3409--27.041,973,750.0029.317.2030.227.3798.0694.2285.9763.84--50.090.124141.65-75.546.70-97.7331.9157.9811.16
Apax Global Alpha Ltd324.21m313.40m1.05bn0.003.340.9078--3.230.63820.63820.66022.350.311--144.19--30.0710.3430.7710.43----96.6688.70----0.0047.81-25.56---23.21------
BH Macro Ltd54.18m85.29m1.05bn0.007.481.13--19.385.035.033.1833.280.1002--2.16--15.773.6616.913.7180.5176.99157.4330.87----0.000.00103.5236.95205.29------
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust PLC45.50m38.28m1.06bn0.0019.221.12--23.230.06090.06090.07311.040.066--86.59--5.55--5.56--87.08--84.13------0.00--160.92--179.06------
Murray Income Trust plc167.30m161.22m1.06bn0.005.610.9716--6.331.621.621.719.350.1861--25.35--17.948.4618.118.7497.4093.9096.3691.38----0.097839.86782.4439.31640.7142.81--1.36
AVI Global Trust PLC310.51m299.56m1.06bn0.003.650.941--3.410.5720.5720.59452.220.2737--46.53--26.4010.6127.6810.8796.6791.2696.4889.38----0.104714.792,860.027.8215,306.247.96--7.12
Data as of Jan 19 2022. Currency figures normalised to Capital Gearing Trust Plc's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

43.87%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Shoo 807AA of 01 Dec 20211.44m7.44%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 Dec 20211.26m6.54%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 01 Dec 20211.13m5.86%
LGT Vestra LLPas of 05 Apr 2021973.27k5.05%
J. M. Finn & Co. of 01 Dec 2021923.00k4.78%
Rathbone Investment Management of 01 Nov 2021881.26k4.57%
Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLPas of 01 Dec 2021757.00k3.92%
Schroder & Co Bank AG (Private Banking)as of 01 Dec 2021380.00k1.97%
Northern Trust Global Investments of 01 Dec 2021363.00k1.88%
FIL Investment Advisors (UK) of 01 Dec 2021358.00k1.86%
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