Investment Trusts

JPMorgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust


JPMorgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust

  • Price (GBX)358.66
  • Today's Change8.66 / 2.48%
  • Shares traded69.05k
  • 1 Year change+34.33%
  • Beta1.4547
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About the company

JPMorgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment company. The Company's objective is to provide capital growth from investing in the United Kingdom smaller companies by outperformance of the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) Small Cap Index. The Company will predominantly invest in quoted the United Kingdom small companies from the FTSE Small Cap Index, although where appropriate, it may invest in similar sized the United Kingdom companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market, which is the London Stock Exchange market for smaller, growing companies. The Company invests in a range of sectors, including consumer services, industrials, financials, consumer goods, technology, oil and gas, basic materials, healthcare, telecommunications and cash. JPMorgan Funds Limited is the manager of the Company.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)10.12m
  • Net income in GBP7.63m
  • Incorporated1990
  • Employees0.00
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorUK Smaller Companies
Launch date06 Aug 1990
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


The Company aims to provide capital growth from investing in UK smaller companies by outperformance of the FTSE Small Cap Index. The company will predominantly invest in quoted UK small companies from the FTSE Small Cap Index, although where appropriate, it may invest in similar sized UK companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market which is the London Stock Exchange market for smaller, growing companies. The number of investments in the portfolio will normally range between 60 and 120. The Company seeks to manage its risk relative to its benchmark index by limiting the active portfolio exposure to stocks and sectors.

Managed by

Katen Patel, Georgina Brittain

Management & contract fees

Management fee of 0.75% p.a. on the first GBP 200m of gross assets; 0.65% on gross assets in excess of GBP 200m. Contract terminable on notice period of 3 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
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Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
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(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
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INVESCO Asia Trust plc32.86m29.89m254.04m0.008.481.10--7.730.44820.44820.49043.470.1414--140.14--12.866.0313.416.1594.5889.6990.9682.58----0.03829.21-611.92---2,073.15----13.91
JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust PLC-27.05m-29.85m259.30m0.00--0.8969-----1.24-1.24-1.1512.35-0.0788-------8.702.07-9.022.16--74.85--67.13----0.0493110.80-97.32---83.49----29.82
JPMorgan US Smaller Co Inv Trust PLC-119.00k-3.06m262.91m0.00--1.31-----0.0499-0.0499-0.0023.24-0.0006-------1.4711.79-1.6112.96--91.07--87.33----0.004.54757.9127.33509.4929.22----
Lindsell Train Investment Trust PLC, The18.80m16.19m265.50m0.0016.401.19--14.1380.9380.9393.981,112.040.0845--62.24--7.2818.717.4018.9988.3890.8186.1189.46----0.0018.84-47.87-0.1435-47.130.4607--45.17
JPMorgan Russian Securities Plc-55.15m-61.82m267.05m0.00--1.02-----1.34-1.34-1.226.13-0.1757-------19.7012.83-19.7412.86--93.29--86.10------32.81-156.95---168.96----21.91
The Independent Investment Trust plc-6.28m-7.03m271.06m2.00--0.9268-----0.1234-0.1234-0.11525.47-0.0206-----3,139,500.00-2.307.87-2.317.88------96.81----0.0022.80-124.61---128.37----9.86
JPMorgan Japan Smll Cap Grwth & Inm PLC63.58m60.19m271.46m0.004.510.9017--
Blackstone Loan Financing Ltd-31.09m-32.29m272.80m0.00--0.9162-----0.0798-0.0798-0.07080.7204-0.0924-------9.586.86-9.596.87--95.04--93.41----0.00285.58644.12--569.97------
JPMorgan Smaller Cos Inv Trust PLC10.12m7.63m273.18m0.0036.091.33--26.990.0970.0970.12962.640.0433--6.70--3.275.763.656.4680.1386.9775.4183.10----0.0030.82206.92-16.96161.02-20.02--20.11
CVC Credit Partners Europn Opprtnity Ltd-27.48m-50.52m273.76m0.00--1.20-----0.134-0.134-0.06710.8561-0.0689-------12.66-0.4056-12.66-0.4059--96.99---7.81----0.00--232.682.8538.34----13.20
Scottish Oriental Smaller Co's Trust PLC-43.27m-47.39m274.80m0.00--0.9837-----1.59-1.59-1.459.92-0.1325-------14.524.10-14.924.18--85.64--75.83----0.0024.54-624.41---1,256.23----0.00
Fidelity Japan Trust PLC47.61m45.22m279.03m0.006.321.10--5.860.33840.33840.35761.940.2002--36.48--19.0116.4219.2516.7296.7094.4494.9792.29----0.000.00322.6972.01298.1589.16----
Blackrock Frontiers Inv Tst PLC-102.33m-107.30m282.82m0.00--1.56-----0.4447-0.4447-0.42440.7533-0.3973-------41.66-0.4111-44.38-0.4257--21.83---21.89---3,922.290.001--110.02-45.5377.23----4.40
Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trst PLC45.25m40.27m284.38m0.007.060.87477.066.280.33210.33210.37312.680.1297--4.45--11.548.7011.798.8694.0991.8289.0085.65--40.220.098212.624,840.0718.771,143.3419.86---10.47
Montanaro European Smaller Co.s Trust61.21m58.54m284.97m0.004.701.15--4.663.503.503.6614.350.2771--87.45--26.509.2126.559.5096.8790.5695.6385.32----0.03649.98-121.64---137.75----4.28
Henderson International Income Trust PLC-5.68m-10.35m292.50m0.00--0.972-----0.0548-0.0548-0.02961.54-0.0165-------3.006.65-3.126.86--90.38--83.55----0.094848.54-156.75---273.97----5.92
Data as of Mar 01 2021. Currency figures normalised to JPMorgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

60.61%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) of 12 Jan 20219.32m11.94%
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership of 31 Jul 20206.23m7.98%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 Dec 20206.11m7.83%
The Share Centre of 01 Dec 20205.21m6.68%
West Yorkshire Pension Fundas of 31 Mar 20204.26m5.46%
Wells Capital Management, of 31 Jul 20203.84m4.92%
Rathbone Investment Management of 01 Dec 20203.57m4.58%
Royal London Asset Management of 31 Jul 20203.22m4.13%
Legal & General Investment Management of 31 Jul 20203.12m4.00%
City of London Investment Management Co. of 31 Jul 20202.42m3.10%
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Data from 31 Mar 2020 - 02 Feb 2021Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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