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Crystal Amber Fund Limited

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Crystal Amber Fund Limited

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  • Price (GBX)99.50
  • Today's Change0.50 / 0.51%
  • Shares traded88.17k
  • 1 Year change-25.47%
  • Beta1.6344
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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)-128.08m
  • Net income in GBP-131.28m
  • Incorporated2007
  • Employees0.00
  • Location
    Crystal Amber Fund LimitedFloor 2, Trafalgar CourtPO Box 286SAINT PETER PORT GY1 4LYGuernseyGGY
  • Phone+44 1 481742742
  • Websitehttps://www.crystalamber.com/
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Profile

Management group(s)--
AIC sectorUK Smaller Companies
ISINGG00B1Z2SL48
Launch date17 Jun 2008
Share typeOrdinary Share
Structure--
Base currencyGBP

Objective

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)
Revenue
(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
Shires Income plc-7.83m-8.98m76.68m0.00--1.09-----0.2941-0.2941-0.2552.29-0.0817-------9.360.6325-10.370.7165--57.50--34.24----0.2125643.13-396.55---548.58----1.51
JPMorgan Multi-Asset Trust PLC-3.88m-4.94m77.75m0.00--0.9449-----0.0573-0.0573-0.04510.9557-0.0445-------5.66---5.68-------------192.480.00--8.16--9.07------
The Income & Growth VCT plc8.06m5.85m78.69m0.0011.890.8406--9.760.05590.05590.07710.79120.0979--22.36--7.106.927.126.9877.8673.5772.5767.85----0.00--67.557.0190.5010.18--3.13
Acorn Income Fund Limited-12.45m-15.20m79.27m0.00--0.9558-----0.9609-0.9609-0.78713.32-0.137-------16.727.21-16.877.72--79.32--71.10---87.110.409640.26276.8883.88224.18----10.28
Menhaden PLC10.83m9.01m82.00m0.009.100.9108--7.580.11260.11260.13531.130.1251--107.18--10.42--10.52--87.85--83.24------0.00--4,922.57--1,962.42------
Axiom European Financial Debt Fund Ltd5.45m-825.00k82.67m0.00--1.02--15.17-0.009-0.0090.05930.88580.0524--5.41---0.7935---0.8164--79.57---15.14----0.82650.0471---6.21--295.55------
Crystal Amber Fund Limited-128.08m-131.28m83.45m0.00--0.9338-----1.40-1.40-1.371.06-0.7493-------76.80-3.24-78.10-3.34---407.92---500.40----0.00---875.74---1,523.15----0.00
Miton Global Opportunities PLC-3.45m-4.47m85.48m0.00--1.23-----0.1508-0.1508-0.1252.57-0.046-------5.952.68-6.082.83--83.23--62.90----0.0275---1,348.21---5,204.71------
Vietnam Holding Limited-12.90m-15.36m86.23m0.00--1.19-----0.3022-0.3022-0.25321.68-0.1373-------16.353.04-16.433.11--56.42--46.31----0.000.005.99--9.94------
Downing One VCT PLC-16.88m-21.47m86.89m0.00--0.9556-----0.1588-0.1588-0.11650.5651-0.1775-------22.57-3.73-22.73-3.74------------0.00---1,087.17---457.49-----4.36
Baker Steel Resources Trust Ltd12.59m11.07m87.30m--7.891.06--6.930.10390.10390.11830.77170.1639--676.88--14.4013.2714.4413.3291.0189.5387.8985.93----0.000.001,175.07--18,262.09------
Barings Emerging Emea Opportunities PLC-23.08m-25.06m88.40m0.00--1.04-----2.01-2.01-1.866.95-0.2182-------23.698.54-24.929.27--86.41--80.83----0.0039.32-214.98---245.38----1.68
EPE Special Opportunities Ltd37.14m19.44m88.41m0.004.680.9075--2.380.58760.58761.133.030.3893--190.33--20.3715.3820.5315.5895.0680.1252.34162.48--2.320.038--1,205.60374.34642.9985.51----
New Star Investment Trust plc2.63m908.00k88.42m0.0097.420.7764--33.690.01280.01280.0371.600.023--14.71--0.7947.090.7977.1149.7190.0634.5986.60----0.009.47-43.90-9.67-72.61-24.19--36.08
British Smaller Companies VCT plc5.15m2.65m89.08m0.0032.480.9168--17.310.01990.01990.03710.70350.0518--5.73--2.664.392.674.4666.4362.9651.4553.95----0.00256.67-129.25---179.48------
CQS Natural Rsrcs Grwth Inc PLC-6.46m-8.03m90.30m0.00--1.37-----0.12-0.12-0.09660.9864-0.077-------9.570.8556-10.370.9308--40.39--24.48----0.1539414.4040.99--39.14----0.00
Data as of Jan 22 2021. Currency figures normalised to Crystal Amber Fund Limited's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

77.42%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Almitas Capital LLCas of 19 Oct 202014.37m16.94%
Merseyside Pension Fundas of 17 Nov 202012.94m15.25%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 09 Nov 202011.49m13.55%
Crystal Amber Advisers (UK) LLPas of 06 Jan 20216.89m8.12%
Woodford Investment Management Ltd.as of 17 Jul 20194.78m5.63%
Saba Capital Management LPas of 04 Dec 20204.34m5.12%
Weiss Asset Management LPas of 03 Dec 20204.13m4.86%
Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd.as of 16 Oct 20202.64m3.11%
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Ltd.as of 31 Jul 20202.25m2.65%
Unicorn Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 20201.85m2.18%
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