Investment Trusts

Crystal Amber Fund Limited


Crystal Amber Fund Limited

  • Price (GBX)79.50
  • Today's Change-0.50 / -0.63%
  • Shares traded254.02k
  • 1 Year change-57.14%
  • Beta1.5881
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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
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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)
Henderson Opportunities Trust plc-21.54m-22.54m69.58m0.00--0.9563-----2.85-2.85-2.739.21-0.2184-------22.865.53-26.506.36--84.59--80.40----0.137929.67124.30-21.14101.36-49.92--15.77
Menhaden PLC10.83m9.01m69.60m0.007.720.773--6.430.11260.11260.13531.130.1251--107.18--10.42--10.52--87.85--83.24------0.00--4,922.57--1,962.42------
Electra Private Equity Plc-35.00m-31.00m69.77m5.00--0.4791-----0.8098-0.8098-0.91433.80-0.1934-----7,000,000.00-17.1316.11-18.3416.48--84.42--70.61----0.0097.90168.75-33.51164.00-27.70----
CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd1.50m-10.42m70.16m0.00--0.4532--46.71-0.0445-0.04450.00560.48550.0061--0.1198---4.20-19.89-4.21-19.90-162.13-555.16-693.58-6,069.67---0.30510.00---31.0981.3681.36-----26.52
Jupiter Emerging&Frontier Income Tr PLC-14.66m-16.73m70.30m----1.09-----0.1877-0.1877-0.16070.7523-0.1585-------18.10---20.85-------------40.300.00--79.67--162.34------
Kings Arms Yard VCT PLC-2.20m-4.05m70.41m0.00--0.9263-----0.0109-0.0109-0.00630.203-0.0288-------5.297.43-5.337.52--76.17--71.22----0.00---66.8133.25-81.10------
Acorn Income Fund Limited-12.45m-15.20m70.72m0.00--0.7779-----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
The Income & Growth VCT plc8.06m5.85m70.87m0.0010.640.7521--8.790.05590.05590.07710.79120.0979--22.36--7.105.947.126.0177.8669.3472.5763.16----0.00199.0568.78-3.52124.42-1.61----
Mobeus Income & Growth VCT PLC4.83m2.43m70.89m0.0025.270.9513--14.690.02220.02220.0420.58860.0632--19.60--3.187.833.207.8765.2478.0350.2972.34----0.00174.70103.84-1.13158.62-1.60---24.21
Crystal Amber Fund Limited-128.08m-131.28m71.55m0.00--0.7498-----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
Albion Technology and General VCT PLC-1.28m-3.75m72.03m0.00--0.8414-----0.0338-0.0338-0.01150.7785-0.014-------4.116.40-4.146.44--73.96--69.54----0.0091.565.8329.074.1544.98--3.71
Marwyn Value Investors Ltd-26.20m-26.20m72.06m----0.6871-----0.4107-0.4107-0.42091.69-0.2184-------21.84-8.95-21.86-8.99------------0.0013---73.99---73.99------
Baring Emerging Europe plc-16.60m-19.45m72.24m0.00--0.9323-----1.49-1.49-1.386.33-0.163-------19.108.03-21.148.72--85.91--80.22----0.0042.681,965.24--563.21----13.00
JPMorgan Multi-Asset Trust PLC-3.88m-4.94m72.58m0.00--0.8821-----0.0573-0.0573-0.04510.9557-0.0445-------5.66---5.68-------------192.480.00--8.16--9.07------
Value and Income Trust plc-24.12m-30.66m72.77m0.00--0.6311-----0.6731-0.6731-0.52952.53-0.1205-------15.32-0.7782-16.06-0.7914---19.43---34.50----0.3455---294.57---594.76----6.10
EPE Special Opportunities Ltd37.14m19.44m73.47m0.003.790.7359--1.980.58760.58761.133.030.3893--190.33--20.3715.3820.5315.5895.0680.1252.34162.48--2.320.038--1,205.60374.34642.9985.51----
Data as of Oct 23 2020. Currency figures normalised to Crystal Amber Fund Limited's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

61.57%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Invesco Asset Management of 19 Dec 201918.87m20.72%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 28 Jul 202011.31m12.43%
Crystal Amber Advisers (UK) LLPas of 18 Nov 20197.04m7.73%
Almitas Capital LLCas of 28 Jul 20205.66m6.22%
Woodford Investment Management of 17 Jul 20194.78m5.25%
Aviva Investors Global Services of 24 Jul 20202.90m3.19%
Canaccord Genuity Wealth of 30 Jun 20202.25m2.47%
Unicorn Asset Management of 31 Aug 20201.85m2.03%
CG Asset Management of 30 Sep 20201.40m1.53%
Baring Asset Management of 28 Jul 20200.000.00%
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