Investment Trusts

Crystal Amber Fund Limited


Crystal Amber Fund Limited

  • Price (GBX)160.50
  • Today's Change0.50 / 0.31%
  • Shares traded29.97k
  • 1 Year change-25.35%
  • Beta0.5795
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Nov 15 2019 16:24 GMT.
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About the company

Crystal Amber Fund Limited is a closed-ended activist fund. The Fund's objective is to provide its shareholders with a total return, which is expected to comprise primarily capital growth but with the potential for distributions from realized distributable reserves, including distributions arising from the realization of investments. The Fund seeks to invest in a concentrated portfolio of undervalued companies, which are expected to be predominantly listed or quoted on the United Kingdom markets (the Official List or the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)), and which have a market capitalization of between British Pounds 100 million to British Pounds 1,000 million. The Fund invests in various sectors, such as consumer products, industrial products, retail, support services, transportation services, media, oil and gas, insurance, healthcare and financial services. Crystal Amber Asset Management (Guernsey) Limited is the investment manager of the Fund.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)16.51m
  • Net income in GBP9.22m
  • Incorporated2007
  • Employees0.00
  • Location
    Crystal Amber Fund LimitedFloor 2, Trafalgar CourtPO Box 286ST PETER PORT GY1 4LYGuernseyGGY
  • Phone+44 1 481742742
  • Website
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorUK Smaller Companies
Launch date17 Jun 2008
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


To provide Shareholders with an attractive total return through capital growth and income by investing predominantly in UK equities.

Managed by

Richard Bernstein Start :17 Jun 2008
Jonathan Marsh Start :17 Jun 2008

Management & contract fees

Management fee at annual rate of 2% of the NAV or the Market Cap. The The performance fee is 20% of the excess of the NAV per Ord. The contract is terminable on 12 month 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)
Majedie Investments plc4.55m1.32m137.38m3.00105.200.8273102.2930.180.02460.02460.08523.130.0238--11.251,517,333.000.68847.970.69238.0257.9184.9928.9175.23----0.109331.33-64.24-19.39-91.09-39.74--0.9347
Aurora Investment Trust plc-11.27m-11.66m137.59m0.00--1.10-----0.2125-0.2125-0.1961.91-0.0972-------10.05---10.20--------------0.00---194.49---201.30------
NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Ltd6.52m-28.79m137.78m0.00--0.8073--21.12-0.2228-0.22280.04361.060.0306--1.26---13.51-4.75-13.55-4.9546.4651.89-441.37-150.05--0.05690.00---20.58-11.13-175.17------
Ecofin Global Utlts Infrstrctr Trst PLC28.80m25.49m140.79m--5.521.00--4.890.27750.27750.31351.530.1889--23.46--16.72--19.53--93.54--88.52------0.125---41.84---54.31------
Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC3.69m-601.00k142.78m0.00--0.8872--38.66-0.0023-0.00230.0190.80020.022--12.07---0.35817.62-0.36037.70-0.135477.41-16.2772.70----0.00150.91-10.013.24-15.052.28----
Strategic Equity Capital PLC4.64m2.34m145.58m0.0053.500.8675--31.390.0430.0430.0712.650.0267--7.03--1.357.481.367.5762.9484.3250.5279.97----0.005.44-4.01-31.66-15.14-39.71--13.97
Jupiter US Smaller Companies PLC647.00k-1.33m145.68m0.00--1.11--225.17-0.1670-0.16700.04269.810.0039--3.15---0.793410.26-0.863510.37-128.7592.87-206.0389.90----
Rights and Issues Investment Trust PLC-17.84m-18.71m147.04m0.00--0.9207-----2.36-2.36-2.2021.18-0.0968-------10.1610.09-10.1610.10------95.76----0.0017.19-151.84---155.58-----4.67
Blackrock North American Income15.37m13.59m151.68m--9.781.08--9.870.19630.19630.22131.770.125--21.57--11.0511.4811.2311.7194.0393.9388.4187.48----0.0029.84-33.64-7.76-38.18-9.16--21.67
Crystal Amber Fund Limited16.51m9.22m151.77m0.0016.510.6443--9.190.09720.09720.17082.490.0668--16.27--3.7311.173.8711.5963.3777.6955.8773.10----0.0020.31-73.18-7.73-79.13-13.67--58.49
JPEL Private Equity Ltd-12.43m-17.53m153.78m0.00--0.5194-----0.1574-0.1574-0.10992.52-0.046-------6.487.11-6.537.70--89.01--76.60---2,696.880.000.00-130.00---154.03------
Manchester & London Investment Trust plc18.53m15.90m156.89m0.009.960.9144--8.470.52190.52190.68465.690.1202--220.55--10.3215.9510.6916.4188.2894.0485.8391.49----0.0017.01-34.66---40.65----13.36
Invesco Income Growth Trust plc11.50m10.10m159.55m0.0015.800.8756--13.880.17250.17250.19633.110.0621--17.60--5.454.595.594.8591.1388.4687.8484.90----0.037371.84303.74-12.90242.01-13.82--3.06
Henderson Diversified Income Limited-100.00bn-100.00bn162.88m0.00--1.02----------0.8415----------------------------0.00--------------
Baronsmead Second Venture Trust PLC1.65m-3.59m165.79m0.00--0.9093--100.48-0.0158-0.01580.00750.80280.0086--4.32---1.88---1.89---179.03---217.70------0.00---0.7459---4.07------
Twentyfour Select Monthly Incm Fd Ltd2.76m830.52k170.18m--201.981.02--61.570.00460.00460.01540.900.0165--106.25--0.4954--0.5114--45.67--30.05------0.00---69.60---76.17------
Data as of Nov 15 2019. Currency figures normalised to Crystal Amber Fund Limited's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

72.43%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Invesco Asset Management of 28 Jun 201928.31m29.92%
Baring Asset Management of 23 Aug 201912.23m12.93%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 17 Jul 20199.80m10.36%
Crystal Amber Advisers (UK) LLPas of 18 Oct 20197.07m7.47%
Woodford Investment Management of 17 Jul 20194.78m5.05%
Aviva Investors Global Services of 30 Oct 20192.90m3.07%
Hargreave Hale of 28 Jun 20192.19m2.31%
Unicorn Asset Management of 31 Oct 20191.00m1.06%
Aurej�rvi Wealth Management of 31 Oct 2019255.00k0.27%
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