Investment Trusts

Crystal Amber Fund Limited


Crystal Amber Fund Limited

  • Price (GBX)87.00
  • Today's Change0.00 / 0.00%
  • Shares traded25.96k
  • 1 Year change-60.45%
  • Beta1.4610
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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)-27.85m
  • Net income in GBP-35.83m
  • 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. The Company aims to invest in a concentrated portfolio of undervalued companies which are expected to be predominantly, but not exclusively, listed or quoted on UK markets (usually the Official List or AIM) and which have a typical market capitalisation of between £100 million and £1,000 million. Following investment, the Company and its advisers will also typically engage with the management of those companies with a view to enhancing value for all their shareholders.

Managed by

Jonathan Marsh, Richard Bernstein

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)
NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Ltd6.79m-8.24m77.30m0.00--0.5844--11.38-0.0542-0.05420.04231.140.0362--6.43---4.40-4.53-4.41-4.6755.1353.56-121.34-131.19--0.23960.00--6.85-12.0939.00------
Northern 3 VCT PLC3.52m1.47m77.41m0.0042.600.7603--21.980.01640.01640.03840.92080.041--5.95--1.715.891.726.0552.6673.2841.8168.05----0.00146.342,767.77-1.91404.03-3.02---6.17
Asimilar Group PLC14.00k-731.79k77.49m2.00--12.29--5,534.74-0.0144-0.01440.00030.05690.0044--0.179---22.74-15.78-22.95-16.07-----5,227.07-14,123.50---4.420.00-----31.9033.79------
Northern 2 VCT plc4.84m2.82m77.58m0.0022.340.7539--16.020.02130.02130.03580.63010.056--7.96--
Alcentra European Flotng Rt Incm Fd Ltd5.12m3.53m77.63m--22.890.9514--15.160.0370.0370.04480.890.0361--77.48--2.492.812.502.8580.8781.9369.0272.30----0.00163.98113.83-11.69221.99-13.56---10.02
Gulf Investment Fund PLC21.71m19.83m78.09m0.003.940.7593--3.600.26910.26910.29471.400.2272--33.89--20.750.603221.090.611295.3055.2591.3325.54----0.00450.6961.77-17.4174.06-18.17--7.39
Value and Income Trust plc5.91m-89.00k78.12m0.00--0.5078--13.21-0.002-0.0020.12983.380.0284--9.78---0.04272.79-0.04312.829.5254.00-1.5048.31----0.24589.11188.13-11.31452.50-17.53--6.78
Octopus Aim VCT 2 PLC1.34m-476.00k78.24m0.00--0.8905--58.21-0.004-0.0040.01130.72430.0156--13.51---0.55343.27-0.55783.30-4.9970.27-35.4259.86----0.00164.48201.9018.5585.28----0.9806
TMT Investments PLC16.95m14.65m78.60m6.005.360.9595--4.640.63010.63010.7293.520.2176--1.74--18.8015.2319.0515.34----86.4383.50---------4.03118.46-5.66------
Mobius Investment Trust PLC-4.79m-6.87m79.91m0.00--0.8324-----0.0673-0.0673-0.04680.9142----------------------------0.00--------------
Crystal Amber Fund Limited-27.85m-35.83m80.08m0.00--0.4855-----0.3831-0.3831-0.29161.79-0.1436-------18.4711.17-18.7711.59--77.69--73.10---47.430.0020.32-73.18-7.73-79.13-13.67--58.49
Albion Technology and General VCT PLC12.59m10.16m81.23m0.007.780.893--6.450.09480.09480.11490.82580.1454--21.14--11.746.4011.826.4483.1973.9680.7669.54------83.805.8329.074.1544.98---4.36
Vietnam Holding Limited4.21m1.01m81.46m0.0078.470.7254--19.330.02040.02040.08112.210.0367------0.8776.750.88026.9044.4370.8523.8964.81----0.000.00-210.60---308.15------
Downing One VCT PLC-6.76m-9.72m81.82m0.00--0.7071-----0.0728-0.0728-0.05060.7566-0.0617-------8.871.57-8.921.58--57.53--38.37----0.00439.21-122.10---188.32----4.56
Northern Venture Trust plc5.08m2.85m82.51m0.0024.260.7471--16.230.02120.02120.03740.68930.0536--7.68--3.006.513.006.5465.0075.3256.0369.74----0.00172.00-21.18-10.61-33.47-15.57---7.79
British Smaller Companies VCT plc8.53m6.18m82.74m0.0011.900.8283--9.700.05040.05040.06860.72440.0913--8.86--6.616.576.626.6980.7470.0072.4063.48----0.00179.2452.832.0290.40-0.3706---6.17
Data as of Jun 03 2020. Currency figures normalised to Crystal Amber Fund Limited's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

62.12%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Invesco Asset Management of 19 Dec 201918.87m20.41%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 30 Dec 201910.31m11.15%
Baring Asset Management of 19 Dec 20198.73m9.44%
Crystal Amber Advisers (UK) LLPas of 18 Nov 20197.04m7.61%
Woodford Investment Management of 17 Jul 20194.78m5.17%
Hargreave Hale of 31 Dec 20192.25m2.43%
Aviva Investors Global Services of 27 May 20202.10m2.27%
Unicorn Asset Management of 30 Apr 20201.85m2.00%
CG Asset Management of 30 Apr 20201.40m1.51%
Credo Capital of 30 Apr 2020118.81k0.13%
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