Investment Trusts

Crystal Amber Fund Limited


Crystal Amber Fund Limited

  • Price (GBX)115.95
  • Today's Change-0.55 / -0.47%
  • Shares traded3.04k
  • 1 Year change+7.36%
  • Beta1.5756
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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)18.21m
  • Net income in GBP15.81m
  • Incorporated2007
  • Employees0.00
  • Location
    Crystal Amber Fund LimitedFloor 2, Trafalgar CourtPO Box 286SAINT PETER PORT GY1 4LYGuernseyGGY
  • Phone+44 1 481742742
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Management group(s)Crystal Amber Asset Mgmt (Guernsey) Ltd
AIC sectorUK Smaller Companies
Launch date17 Jun 2008
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP


The Fund will adopt a strategy of maximising capital returns to shareholders through timely disposals of its strategic holdings over the period to the end of 2023.

Managed by

Jonathan Marsh, Richard Bernstein

Management & contract fees

The management fee will be reduced to GBP 106,666 per month until 30 June 2022, falling to GBP 90,000 per month until 31 December 2022, falling to GBP 70,000 per month until 30 June 2023, falling to GBP 50,000 per month until 30 September 2023 and falling to GBP 40,000 per month until 31 December 2023 when the management fee will cease.

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)
Maven Income and Growth VCT 4 PLC14.15m9.39m88.90m0.008.050.9082--6.280.08450.08450.12750.74880.1738--15.84--11.544.8811.664.9169.4361.2866.3853.85----0.00207.87145.0741.60245.1756.26---0.9711
VietNam Holding Ltd67.03m63.55m90.07m0.001.980.7123--1.341.561.561.734.330.5506--2,130.71--52.2010.9952.5811.2196.1183.7794.8279.10----0.000.00686.1221.19574.8426.10----
Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust PLC-100.00bn-100.00bn90.86m0.00--1.02----------1.05----------------------------0.00--------------
Majedie Investments plc-3.14m-6.25m92.88m3.00--0.6819-----0.1179-0.1179-0.05922.57-0.0191-----1,046,667.00-3.801.26-3.831.27--66.00--36.46----0.1327247.47308.951.09252.722.60-56.745.43
Octopus Aim VCT 2 PLC20.71m18.09m93.38m4.004.430.6996--4.510.14340.14340.13940.90760.1718----5,178,000.0015.008.6815.148.7690.4884.4787.3380.33----0.0062.145.6635.951.8441.54--0.9806
Alpha Real Trust Ltd7.04m8.16m94.53m0.0011.490.7059--13.430.13280.13280.11482.160.0508--740.84--5.886.725.927.1699.0995.58115.94118.78----0.056122.6119.51-22.1540,700.00-8.73--10.76
Marble Point Loan Financing Ltd5.41m7.61m96.03m0.0013.140.8454--17.760.04450.04450.03310.6920.037--7.31--,782.8918.43----
India Capital Growth Fund Ltd94.00k41.60m96.27m0.002.690.7403--1,024.200.37070.37070.00081.350.0007--0.4169--31.818.5931.868.6167.02--44,259.5732,304.43----0.000.0046.88--301.8519.43----
Crystal Amber Fund Limited18.21m15.81m96.96m0.006.200.8136--5.330.1880.1880.21721.430.1571--147.34--13.641.2113.661.2589.8639.3286.8522.00----0.00185.77131.04--126.33----0.00
CT UK High Income Trust PLC3.93m2.38m99.39m0.0041.570.8909--25.280.02060.02060.03390.95970.032--1.87--1.941.912.041.9774.1369.4360.6560.52----0.0632189.30-88.35-30.97-92.62-36.53---5.15
Artemis Alpha Trust PLC40.10m38.26m101.01m0.003.160.6776--2.520.960.961.084.470.2606--26.21--24.869.9825.6110.5596.9494.0795.4090.09----0.0014.83554.08--502.63----6.33
Mobeus Income & Growth VCT PLC38.07m35.51m102.13m0.002.640.8249--2.680.28190.28190.30250.90310.3839--81.84--35.8118.4835.9318.5694.4789.5793.2886.80------76.3294.5865.32105.80100.75---9.10
AdvancedAdvT Ltd0.00-2.52m103.23m----0.7996-----0.0189-0.01890.000.96930.00-------3.88---3.89--------------0.00--------------
British Smaller Companies VCT2 PLC26.71m20.39m103.58m0.003.850.9274--3.880.1480.1480.19270.61470.3277--73.37--25.0210.4625.7610.5694.4187.1776.3573.10----0.0067.01342.4355.05379.6370.57--13.18
Blackrock Latin Amercn Invstmnt Trst PLC-20.31m-23.14m104.59m0.00--0.8663-----0.5893-0.5893-0.51744.10-0.1057-------12.031.67-13.051.80--68.57--58.10----0.0802210.1842.69--35.72----12.60
Kings Arms Yard VCT PLC19.43m16.02m104.86m0.005.890.963--5.400.03770.03770.04510.23050.2093--9.81--17.258.5217.458.6184.6878.4682.4174.32----0.0079.44269.8021.15373.2623.05--2.11
Data as of Jul 05 2022. Currency figures normalised to Crystal Amber Fund Limited's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

79.92%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Saba Capital Management LPas of 26 Oct 202121.85m26.26%
Merseyside Pension Fundas of 17 Nov 202012.94m15.55%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 17 Feb 202110.78m12.95%
Crystal Amber Advisers (UK) LLPas of 10 Nov 20216.95m8.35%
Weiss Asset Management LPas of 03 Dec 20204.13m4.96%
CG Asset Management of 31 May 20222.80m3.36%
Aviva Investors Global Services of 16 Oct 20202.64m3.17%
Almitas Capital LLCas of 10 Jun 20212.09m2.51%
Unicorn Asset Management of 31 May 20221.85m2.22%
Premier Fund Managers of 28 Feb 2022500.00k0.60%
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Data from 30 Jun 2021 - 02 Jun 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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