Investment Trusts

Edinburgh Investment Trust Plc


Edinburgh Investment Trust Plc

  • Price (GBX)656.00
  • Today's Change-4.00 / -0.61%
  • Shares traded221.52k
  • 1 Year change+2.50%
  • Beta1.1847
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About the company

The Edinburgh Investment Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company's investment objective is to invest primarily in United Kingdom securities with the long-term objective of achieving an increase of the net asset value per share in excess of the growth in the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) All-Share Index, and growth in dividends per share in excess of the rate of United Kingdom inflation. The Company primarily invests in companies quoted on a recognized stock exchange in the United Kingdom. The Company also invests up to 20% of the portfolio in securities listed on stock exchanges outside the United Kingdom. It invests across various sectors, such as oil, gas and coal; personal care, drug and grocery stores; aerospace and defense; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; banks; industrial metals and mining; industrial transportation; industrial support services, and others. The Company's alternative investment fund manager is Liontrust Fund Partners LLP.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)-85.14m
  • Net income in GBP-100.39m
  • Incorporated1889
  • Employees0.00
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Management group(s)Liontrust Fund Partners LLP
AIC sectorUK Equity Income
Launch date01 Mar 1889
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP


The Company aims to invest primarily in UK securities with the long-term objective of achieving an increase of the Net Asset Value per share in excess of the growth in the FTSE All-Share Index and growth in dividends per share in excess of the rate of UK inflation.

Managed by

James de Uphaugh, Chris Field

Management & contract fees

The management fee arrangements is: 0.04000% on the first GBP500 million and 0.03875% on the remainder of the market capitalisation of the Company’s ordinary shares at each month end and paid monthly in arrears (equivalent to an annualised fee of 0.480% on the first GBP500m and 0.465% on the remainder).

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)
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Biopharma Credit PLC176.59m147.58m976.56m0.006.870.9074--5.530.13390.13390.15991.010.1595--14.88--13.338.1613.498.2384.4682.5883.5880.70----0.00--110.0340.88114.5941.90--21.29
Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd167.46m-16.43m986.07m41.00--0.8013.785.89-0.0136-0.01360.13831.020.0935--1.734,084,467.00-0.9172---0.936--80.37---9.81----0.75170.281--24.59---149.94------
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust PLC65.84m55.21m993.51m0.0014.88----15.090.06080.06080.0797------------------87.41--83.86----------134.61--146.13------
Allianz Technology Trust PLC-485.40m-494.16m1.02bn0.00--1.11-----1.18-1.18-1.172.31-0.4017-------40.908.66-40.998.76--86.62--85.11----0.000.00-294.92---306.80------
Syncona Ltd229.94m212.36m1.03bn0.004.920.7546--4.480.31310.31310.34012.040.1804--40.90--16.667.1716.787.24--92.4192.3579.67----0.008.40-76.20-26.29-83.37-35.19----
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC-480.20m-506.27m1.04bn0.00--0.8795-----0.985-0.985-0.9352.44-0.291-------30.684.14-32.674.37--75.68--71.92---2,060.940.068832.90-171.04---176.09----17.08
Law Debenture Corporation plc-33.76m-86.35m1.05bn262.00--1.29-----0.7033-0.7033-0.26886.23-0.0322-----128,866.40-8.242.92-8.523.01--90.18--39.40---11.980.1759118.24-117.10---158.02--40.4312.01
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc-142.57m-156.69m1.05bn0.00--0.8488-----1.81-1.81-1.6414.66-0.0988-------10.861.11-11.151.12--67.42--52.63---82.480.00199.10-137.33---142.63----6.25
Herald Investment Trust plc-390.33m-405.53m1.07bn0.00--0.848-----6.35-6.35-6.1720.99-0.2544-------26.437.37-26.457.38--88.42--87.24----0.000.00-230.95---244.63------
Ruffer Investment Company Ltd38.40m29.61m1.08bn0.0023.280.9509--28.020.12050.12050.15342.950.0494--2.15--3.815.433.875.5080.6885.1377.1182.15----0.0017.38-47.792.68-56.320.577--1.24
Edinburgh Investment Trust PLC-85.14m-100.39m1.09bn0.00--1.11-----0.5909-0.5909-0.49725.93-0.0706-------8.330.5585-8.780.5747--40.11--31.61----0.1069660.95-46.49-5.81-49.41-5.93----
Octopus Titan VCT PLC-296.22m-319.22m1.09bn0.00--0.9235-----0.246-0.246-0.22840.7689-0.2351-------25.34---26.33--------------0.00---196.05---247.40------
Vietnam Enterprise Investments Limited-714.05m-747.54m1.12bn0.00--0.8618-----3.57-3.57-3.426.35-0.415-------43.442.00-43.662.03--76.68--156.72----0.000.00-220.97---209.92------
BlackRock World Mining Trust Plc222.10m202.42m1.14bn0.005.550.8644--,813.05--14.6912.1816.5713.8892.9292.2691.1490.14----0.108940.906.605.425.174.97--20.72
Capital Gearing Trust plc-44.06m-51.39m1.21bn0.00--0.9833-----2.19-2.19-1.7747.39-0.0378-------4.412.86-4.452.89--87.28--81.94----0.0044.12-160.28---175.33----17.32
Data as of May 30 2023. Currency figures normalised to Edinburgh Investment Trust Plc's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

39.26%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Rathbones Investment Management of 31 Mar 202210.39m6.30%
Brewin Dolphin of 31 Mar 20209.76m5.92%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 31 Mar 20207.84m4.75%
AXA Investment Managers UK of 31 Mar 20207.67m4.65%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 02 Mar 20236.54m3.97%
City of London Investment Management Co. of 02 Mar 20236.21m3.76%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 02 Mar 20235.32m3.22%
Evelyn Partners Investment Management LLPas of 02 Mar 20234.30m2.61%
Alder Investment Management of 02 Mar 20233.72m2.25%
abrdn Investments of 31 May 20193.01m1.83%
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Data from 31 Mar 2022 - 28 Apr 2023Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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