Investment Trusts

Asia Dragon Trust plc


Asia Dragon Trust plc

  • Price (GBX)451.00
  • Today's Change6.00 / 1.35%
  • Shares traded148.85k
  • 1 Year change-8.33%
  • Beta0.6195
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About the company

Asia Dragon Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company’s objective is to achieve long-term capital growth through investment in Asia, with the exception of Japan and Australasia. The Company’s Investments are made primarily in stock markets in the region, principally in large companies. The Company invests in various sectors, including semiconductors and semiconductor equipment, technology hardware storage and peripherals, interactive media and services, insurance, thrifts and mortgage finance, banks, Internet and direct marketing retail, electronic equipment, instruments and components, beverages, information technology (IT) services, specialty retail, capital markets, real estate management and development and others. The Company's investment manager is Aberdeen Standard Fund Managers Limited.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)-53.80m
  • Net income in GBP-60.52m
  • Incorporated1987
  • Employees0.00
  • Location
    Asia Dragon Trust plcInvestment House, 1 George StreetEDINBURGH EH2 2LLUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 131 528 4000
  • Fax+44 131 528 4400
  • Website
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Management group(s)abrdn Fund Managers Limited
AIC sectorAsia Pacific
Launch date07 Sep 1987
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP


Asia Dragon Trust's objective is long-term capital growth through investment in Asia, with the exception of Japan and Australasia. Investments are made primarily in stock markets in the region, principally in large companies. When appropriate, the Company will utilise gearing to maximise long term returns. The Company's assets are invested in a diversified portfolio of securities in quoted companies spread across a range of industries and economies in the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan and Australasia. The shares that make up the portfolio are selected from companies that have proven management and whose shares are considered to be attractively priced. The Company invests in a diversified range of sectors and countries. Investments are not limited as to market capitalisation, sector or country weightings within the region.

Managed by

Adrian Lim, Flavia Cheong, Pruksa Iamthongthong

Management & contract fees

Management fee is calculated at a rate of 0.85% of NAV up to GBP 350m and 0.5% of NAV exceeding GBP 350m. The Agreement is terminable by the Company on 3 months notice or in the event of a change of control in the ownership of the Manager. The notice period required to be given by the Manager is 6 months.

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)
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(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Henderson Far East Income Limited16.43m7.96m451.82m0.0054.801.01--27.500.0520.0520.10812.810.035--3.64--1.701.011.791.0677.1267.0048.4436.23----0.038667.10-57.15-26.10-73.19-34.74--2.73
Brunner Investment Trust Plc34.83m29.69m460.01m0.0015.500.9429--13.210.69540.69540.815911.430.0689------5.8810.395.9110.6790.7689.3785.2286.52----0.049516.84201.859.60231.2511.21--4.98
Third Point Investors Ltd-108.05m-145.01m469.13m0.00--1.38-----3.73-3.73-2.5815.03-0.1369-------18.37---18.39----71.98--68.31----0.17067.3532.8730.3022.5035.69----
Schroder Asian Totl Retrn Invstmt Co PLC-75.48m-81.45m470.32m0.00--1.08-----0.747-0.747-0.6954.16-0.1392-------15.0212.68-16.5113.54--90.54--88.51----0.0013.31-65.72-2.40-69.21-3.81--13.56
Mid Wynd International Invest Trust PLC-35.19m-39.32m478.28m0.00--1.04-----0.5696-0.5696-0.56176.92-0.0754-------8.427.65-8.697.88--93.38--89.94----0.01315.36-141.73---148.41-----2.97
Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust PLC-486.02m-491.40m484.58m0.00--0.854-----1.60-1.60-1.591.86-0.5649-------57.12---59.31-------------493.790.00---203.61---207.70------
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC-186.34m-192.68m506.73m0.00--0.9639-----0.617-0.617-0.59511.67-0.268-------27.713.57-27.763.64--83.26--78.63----0.14140.00-203.37---211.21------
Polar Capital Global Fincls Trust PLC8.84m-1.91m517.56m0.00163.790.987--58.580.00980.00980.03251.620.0195--6.72---0.41994.74-0.46475.1081.9687.70-21.5772.22--0.94140.087157.01257.048.64218.526.10--4.39
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund PLC6.09m54.41m518.95m0.007.680.9704--85.150.14040.14040.0151.110.0148--5.66--13.25--13.27------892.69------0.00------191.39------
Asia Dragon Trust PLC-53.80m-60.52m529.84m0.00--0.8786-----0.4912-0.4912-0.44035.13-0.0738-------8.303.66-8.953.83--86.90--76.31---55.640.08926.60-140.73---149.94----14.52
North Atlntc Smlr Cmpns Invtmnt Trst PLC-172.52m-182.25m539.86m0.00--0.7973-----13.27-13.27-12.5549.80-0.2205-------23.2913.17-23.3713.32--91.54--90.26----0.00---47.2615.14-50.1015.17----
Blackrock Greater Eurp Invstmnt Trst PLC-194.48m-201.37m540.86m0.00--1.13-----2.00-2.00-1.934.76-0.3303-------34.204.77-35.474.96--85.34--82.56----0.000426.57-196.05---202.44----3.90
Molten Ventures PLC-55.30m-72.60m559.06m48.00--0.4368-----0.4801-0.4801-0.35968.37-0.0395-----1,152,083.00-5.1922.26-5.2222.48------88.04---52.470.06520.0021.6056.4912.4455.65-9.64--
Octopus Renewables InfrastructureTrstPLC102.10m94.31m573.97m0.005.830.9147--5.620.17440.17440.19261.110.2102--296.80--19.42--19.48--94.60--92.37----882.440.00--228.13--316.78------
Fidelity Emerging Markets Ltd-393.70m-413.12m578.88m0.00--0.8749-----4.28-4.28-3.937.26-0.3742-------39.261.50-39.861.51--71.30--47.87---95.750.0096.65-192.72---202.79----2.71
Princess Private Equity Holding Limited40.42m-46.85m583.76m0.00--0.6889--14.44-0.7608-0.76080.656413.760.0421--2.03---4.8812.42-5.2513.11-----115.9174.59---0.04090.042835.51174.4918.36110.0816.52--4.41
Data as of Feb 07 2023. Currency figures normalised to Asia Dragon Trust plc's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

76.69%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
City of London Investment Management Co. of 16 Nov 202234.44m29.16%
Allspring Global Investments LLCas of 31 Aug 202213.73m11.63%
Lazard Asset Management LLCas of 31 Aug 202213.20m11.18%
Derbyshire County Council Pension Fundas of 31 Aug 20206.13m5.19%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 31 Aug 20204.98m4.22%
Rathbone Investment Management of 31 Aug 20224.50m3.81%
Aberdeen Asset Managers of 31 Aug 20224.22m3.58%
Evelyn Partners Investment Management LLPas of 31 Aug 20224.16m3.52%
Quilter Cheviot of 01 Dec 20223.13m2.65%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 Dec 20222.07m1.76%
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