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Polar Capital Technology Trust

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Polar Capital Technology Trust

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  • Price (GBX)1,994.00
  • Today's Change-16.00 / -0.80%
  • Shares traded198.27k
  • 1 Year change-13.53%
  • Beta0.6876
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About the company

Polar Capital Technology Trust plc is an investment trust company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize long-term capital growth through investing in a diversified portfolio of technology companies around the world. The Company invests its technology assets in a portfolio comprised primarily of international quoted equities which is diversified across both regions and sectors within the overall investment objective to reduce investment risk. It invests across various sectors, such as software; semiconductors and semiconductor equipment; technology hardware, storage and peripherals; interactive media and services; information technology (IT) services; Internet and direct marketing retail; automobiles; electronic equipment, instruments and components; communications equipment; entertainment and other. Its portfolio spans across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Its investment manager and the alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) is Polar Capital LLP.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)-897.13m
  • Net income in GBP-926.46m
  • Incorporated1996
  • Employees0.00
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Profile

Management group(s)Polar Capital LLP
AIC sectorTechnology & Media
ISINGB0004220025
Launch date16 Dec 1996
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP

Objective

To maximise capital growth for shareholders through investment in a broadly diversified portfolio of technology stocks around the world. The Company invests its technology assets in a portfolio comprised primarily of international quoted equities which is diversified across both regions and sectors within the overall investment objective to reduce investment risk.

Managed by

Ben Rogoff, Fatima Lu, Xuesong Zhao, Alastair Unwin

Management & contract fees

0.80% on NAV up to and including £2bn 0.70% on NAV between £2bn and £3.5bn 0.60% on NAV above £3.5bn

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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(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust PLC-105.08m-118.74m1.85bn0.00--1.04-----0.5351-0.5351-0.47268.48-0.0529-------5.974.07-6.044.10--87.74--85.35----0.019747.60-150.01---160.39------
Templeton Emerging Markets Inv Trust plc-393.77m-427.85m1.89bn0.00--1.01-----0.363-0.363-0.33421.60-0.174-------18.914.61-19.204.76--81.68--78.31----0.050746.40-142.89---147.35----18.16
Personal Assets Trust PLC-34.26m-51.63m1.89bn0.00--0.9165-----0.1507-0.1507-0.09765.27-0.0195-------2.945.82-2.945.86--90.32--87.30----0.0022.15-13.6010.47-18.5210.16--0.00
Petershill Partners PLC-100.00bn-100.00bn1.90bn----0.4746----------3.53----------------------------0.0668--------------
Bridgepoint Group PLC-100.00bn-100.00bn1.97bn340.00--2.70----------0.8877----------------------------0.4627--40.80--58.44------
Caledonia Investments plc396.10m376.50m1.98bn66.005.320.7124--5.006.816.817.1750.880.1471--56.996,001,515.0013.9810.8714.1311.03----95.0591.68----0.0023.2029.1114.8931.1616.07-47.153.41
City of London Investment Trust plc111.61m99.23m2.03bn0.0018.971.08--18.140.22270.22270.24873.910.0589--10.33--5.233.035.293.0890.7182.6988.9179.73----0.0604146.07-59.87-10.76-62.69-11.70--3.25
Monks Investment Trust PLC-971.85m-989.91m2.43bn0.00--1.02-----4.26-4.26-4.2510.17-0.3244-------33.048.19-33.748.49--93.29--91.89----0.08842.44-155.23---157.79----13.46
Smithson Investment Trust PLC-705.60m-737.61m2.49bn0.00--1.09-----4.07-4.07-4.1213.39-0.2729-------28.53---28.60--------------0.00--3.55--1.45------
Polar Capital Technology Trust plc-897.13m-926.46m2.55bn0.00--0.9517-----6.94-6.94-6.7620.95-0.2705-------27.9415.55-28.3816.00--93.77--92.99----0.01930.00-120.70---124.32------
International Public Partnerships Ltd359.07m321.19m2.93bn0.008.340.974--8.150.18370.18370.20671.570.132--6.92--11.815.0611.865.1091.3580.9789.4577.44----0.0095.5877.87-3.73112.82-6.12--2.63
3i Infrastructure PLC517.00m404.00m2.93bn0.007.261.08--5.670.45320.45320.583.030.1903--4.92--14.8714.3015.0214.6079.6981.1178.1481.20--81.800.078752.87133.9417.3496.1222.53--6.72
Alliance Trust PLC-213.95m-245.68m3.00bn3.00--1.06-----0.8202-0.8202-0.69699.64-0.0623-----71,315,000.00-7.1510.40-7.4710.87--94.85--91.53----0.080614.75118.40-2.91134.73-3.01--8.33
RIT Capital Partners plc-141.10m-217.10m3.09bn58.00--0.7806-----1.40-1.40-0.900525.37-0.0299-----2,432,759.00-4.6110.62-5.0611.60--96.32--87.73----0.107913.4566.3422.2370.5123.25--2.60
Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd608.35m599.28m3.24bn0.005.060.9715--5.320.25790.25790.26581.340.2121--22.47--20.898.4520.908.4599.9799.8598.51104.31--87.590.0072.9746.6718.12110.1125.39--1.74
HICL Infrastructure PLC335.10m331.80m3.30bn0.009.530.9872--9.830.17020.17020.17121.640.1056--1,117.00--10.457.3710.457.37--99.9599.0298.45----0.0077.26140.1815.79142.7315.83--1.54
Data as of Feb 07 2023. Currency figures normalised to Polar Capital Technology Trust's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

46.67%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Rathbone Investment Management Ltd.as of 25 Jan 202312.66m9.83%
Brewin Dolphin Ltd.as of 30 Apr 20229.95m7.72%
Investec Wealth & Investment Ltd.as of 30 Apr 20226.81m5.29%
Quilter Cheviot Ltd.as of 30 Apr 20226.67m5.18%
Lazard Asset Management LLCas of 30 Apr 20226.38m4.96%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers Ltd.as of 01 Oct 20225.94m4.61%
Evelyn Partners Investment Management LLPas of 01 Oct 20225.09m3.96%
J. M. Finn & Co. Ltd.as of 01 Oct 20222.83m2.20%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Oct 20222.33m1.81%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Oct 20221.43m1.11%
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