Investment Trusts

Crystal Amber Fund Ltd


Crystal Amber Fund Ltd

  • Price (GBX)210.60
  • Today's Change-0.40 / -0.19%
  • Shares traded1.80k
  • 1 Year change-3.39%
  • Beta0.6349
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Jun 26 2019 09:06 BST.
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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)51.64m
  • Net income in GBP35.49m
  • Incorporated2007
  • Employees0.00
  • Location
    Crystal Amber Fund Ltd- Heritage Hall, Le Marchant StreetPO Box 225ST PETER PORT GY1 4HYGuernseyGGY
  • 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 small and mid-cap 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
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Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
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Net income
(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
Allied Minds PLC4.42m30.79m189.85m117.006.181.884.5443.110.1280.1280.01840.42180.0274--0.504637,752.0623.01-29.3246.69-46.9149.165.23840.69-1,439.29----0.00--11.2013.63151.22---2.88--
Montanaro UK Small. Comp. Inv. Trust Plc9.85m7.40m191.11m0.0025.660.8003--19.380.04450.04450.0591.430.0381--6.74--2.865.932.886.3480.3284.1575.0881.95----0.077324.75-18.70-9.74-18.37-10.21--10.23
JP Morgan Chinese Investment Trust plc-3.54m-8.43m191.21m0.00--0.8132-----0.1152-0.1152-0.04863.25-0.0126-------2.9910.73-3.4912.16--89.84--87.26----0.007.17-97.14-42.24-106.37----16.95
Fidelity Japan Trust PLC-31.46m-34.26m192.24m0.00--1.02-----0.2536-0.2536-0.23231.39-0.1492-------16.2510.64-16.7110.81--90.85--87.14----0.00910.00-152.97---160.59------
INVESCO Asia Trust plc-22.12m-24.97m195.34m0.00--0.9609-----0.3521-0.3521-0.31182.89-0.1004-------11.3412.93-11.3713.29--94.72--91.24----0.0012.64-50.2311.68-52.5512.42--11.44
Schroder Income Growth Fund PLC5.41m3.19m197.14m0.0060.950.9587--35.940.04640.04640.07882.950.0239--4.59--1.417.551.557.9766.1389.2458.9687.18----0.0045.42-63.90-21.75-68.95-24.60--3.78
Aberdeen Standard Eqty Incm Trst PLC7.85m5.27m197.63m0.0036.940.9006--24.790.10720.10720.15974.400.0315--3.59--2.117.432.418.4273.0590.2467.1188.11----0.121343.67-54.78-17.60-59.60-19.88--7.46
Witan Pacific Investment Trust Plc-15.33m-18.22m199.68m0.00--0.9119-----0.2907-0.2907-0.24373.53-0.0655-------7.788.50-7.848.60--94.03--88.01----0.0019.56-139.67---150.80----9.48
Crystal Amber Fund Limited51.64m35.49m207.11m0.005.880.9609--3.950.36230.36230.53032.220.2542--72.00--17.4714.3917.7414.9271.6480.3468.7375.70--1,191.190.0014.83-0.664128.04-19.1622.56--37.97
BMO Real Estate Investments Ltd22.36m14.62m211.34m0.0013.930.7983--9.110.06070.06070.09291.060.0622--12.18--4.077.984.148.19----65.4076.01--5.170.274342.3181.6633.33129.1382.4126.53-9.67
Keystone Investment Trust plc3.39m-251.00k211.57m0.00--0.8422--62.01-0.0186-0.01860.250818.460.0117--8.55---0.08685.08-0.08795.125.7878.34-7.4075.81----0.113853.82-88.83-46.78-106.59----2.29
JP Morgan Fleming Japanese Smaller Cos42.97m39.56m212.86m0.005.400.7948--4.960.72430.72430.78734.920.157--40.48--14.4617.7315.0118.6993.9894.3392.0792.34----0.09151.7955.4126.8459.6227.26----
UK Mortgages Ltd34.03m6.42m212.99m0.0032.130.9444--6.340.02460.02460.130.83650.0304--2.18--0.5734--0.6187--27.24--18.87------0.824--50.01--471.03------
JPEL Private Equity Ltd18.11m11.97m218.08m0.0020.170.6962--11.920.07160.07160.11262.080.0629--306.68--4.167.864.178.4579.6990.7666.1171.15----0.000.00-25.56---28.08------
Mid Wynd International Investment Trust-6.39m-8.01m223.09m0.00--1.21-----0.1945-0.1945-0.17544.55-0.0369-------4.6213.44-4.7814.12--95.96--93.24----0.01339.19-21.3019.88-23.6620.37---8.51
Data as of Jun 26 2019. Currency figures normalised to Crystal Amber Fund Ltd's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

69.56%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Invesco Asset Management of 30 Nov 201828.31m29.44%
Woodford Investment Management of 29 Mar 201916.56m17.23%
Baring Asset Management of 28 Feb 20199.32m9.69%
Crystal Amber Advisers (UK) LLPas of 08 Apr 20196.31m6.57%
Aviva Investors Global Services of 26 Sep 20183.92m4.08%
Hargreave Hale of 31 Jan 20192.20m2.29%
Aurej�rvi Wealth Management of 31 May 2019255.00k0.27%
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