Investment Trusts

Personal Assets Trust


Personal Assets Trust

  • Price (GBX)44,150.00
  • Today's Change100.00 / 0.23%
  • Shares traded5.20k
  • 1 Year change6.26%
  • Beta0.2372
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About the company

Personal Assets Trust PLC is a Scotland-based investment company. The Company is a self-managed investment trust. The Company will invest in equities and fixed income securities and it may also hold cash and cash equivalents, which include gold. The Company may also invest in other investment trusts. The Company's policy is not to invest over 20% of its total assets in other investment trusts and other listed investment companies. The Company may also make use of currency hedging. It invests in sectors, including tobacco, software, technology, insurance, beverages and personal products. The Company's subsidiary, PATAC Limited (PATAC), provides secretarial and administrative services to the Company and five other investment trust companies. PATAC also provides Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) and discount control services. Troy Asset Management Limited (Troy) is the investment advisor of the Company.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)68.41m
  • Net income in GBP58.72m
  • Incorporated1981
  • Employees9.00
  • Location
    Personal Assets Trust10 St. Colme StreetEDINBURGH EH3 6AAUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 131 538 6605
  • Website
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorFlexible Investment
Launch date22 Jul 1983
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


The Company invests in equities and fixed income securities and it may also hold cash and cash equivalents (which may, depending on circumstances, include gold). The Company may use derivatives as a way of increasing or reducing its investment exposure and to enhance and protect investment positions. The Company may also from time to time make use of currency hedging. The company aims to protect and increase (in that order) the value per share for the funds of shareholders over the long term.

Managed by

Sebastian Lyon

Management & contract fees

Troy Asset Management Limited receives a fee, which is based on the NAV: 0.65% on the first GBP 750m, 0.55% between GBP750m and GBP1b, and 0.5% thereafter, payable quarterly in arrears. A contract terrminable by giving not less than 6 months 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
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Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
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(YOY change %)
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Sanne Group PLC159.71m5.54m974.46m1.59k175.095.6032.256.100.0380.06081.091.190.4272--3.33100,698.001.484.831.705.5458.1361.643.4710.17--5.640.4935147.7917.2235.03-61.85-2.1325.1528.73
GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited59.13m42.77m1.00bn0.0023.391.04--16.930.04870.04870.06741.100.0538--501.13--3.896.623.906.6385.2889.5972.3383.21--9.770.136499.27-14.3214.90-19.4913.91--0.00
JPMorgan American Investment Trust PLC198.72m193.75m1.02bn0.005.500.9815--5.120.90110.90110.9295.050.1972--207.87--19.2311.6719.2311.9999.2994.7497.5092.05----0.035311.071,356.145.844,608.266.96--14.87
BBGI SICAV SA69.77m50.98m1.03bn0.0019.321.1920.1714.750.08440.08440.11511.370.0829--29.77--
Biopharma Credit PLC119.14m96.59m1.04bn0.0010.780.9396--8.740.0890.0890.10981.020.1069--8.09--8.67--8.76--81.71--81.07------0.00--55.11--74.39------
Herald Investment Trust plc253.79m242.03m1.05bn0.004.430.9424--4.153.553.553.7316.680.2505--142.18--23.8913.7623.9214.0695.7992.9395.3791.98--------783.3771.24600.72100.19----
Fidelity European Values plc235.86m223.36m1.08bn0.004.820.9434--4.560.54240.54240.5732.770.2246--40.88--21.2711.5321.3111.5896.3693.2494.7090.70--252.970.0019.30732.8841.64549.1145.16--15.85
JPmorgan Emerging Markets Inv Trust PLC244.78m230.19m1.15bn0.005.090.8621--4.691.881.882.0111.110.1964--256.85--18.4712.0318.4912.0695.4592.9594.0490.70----0.0010.5156.54--65.00----20.55
Pantheon International PLC90.59m67.39m1.19bn0.0017.660.7859--
Personal Assets Trust PLC68.41m58.72m1.22bn9.0018.291.06--17.9024.1424.1428.11415.170.0681----7,600,889.005.854.845.854.88--88.5485.8382.59----0.0030.351,356.25--482.00----4.56
TR Property Investment Trust plc-129.03m-148.01m1.23bn0.00--1.08-----0.4664-0.4664-0.40663.58-0.0972-------11.154.77-11.464.92--84.55--75.89---43.59--61.97-196.71---231.91----12.70
HarbourVest Global Private Equity Ltd2.33m181.00m1.25bn500.006.920.7704--537.,667.5411.7710.5011.7810.52-218.46-462.367,755.6210,654.72----0.00--84.1952.38-12.106.05----
Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd198.05m151.65m1.26bn35.006.440.7367.986.340.98670.98671.308.630.0715--7.01--5.673.936.054.2966.4666.7079.2759.84----0.410877.8715.2758.58112.0213.3157.85--
Bankers Investment Trust PLC137.13m126.39m1.28bn0.009.671.05--9.351.,566.3437.27--7.15
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC-57.61m-83.08m1.29bn0.00--1.04-----0.1512-0.1512-0.10512.36-0.0382-------5.506.60-6.037.15--82.17--79.39---59.640.059318.95-14.17---6.69----26.73
Murray International Trust plc191.93m172.80m1.35bn0.007.750.874--7.011.341.341.4911.900.1145--13.10--10.307.5510.547.7794.0690.8990.0386.73----0.114953.41295.9329.19245.7737.34--3.52
Data as of Jun 05 2020. Currency figures normalised to Personal Assets Trust's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

31.75%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Brewin Dolphin of 15 Nov 2019266.16k9.79%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 May 2020147.00k5.41%
Rathbone Investment Management of 14 Nov 2019131.84k4.85%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 01 May 202082.00k3.02%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 01 May 202060.00k2.21%
Legal & General Investment Management of 01 May 202044.00k1.62%
Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLPas of 01 May 202040.00k1.47%
Troy Asset Management of 01 May 202032.17k1.18%
Alliance Trust Savings Ltd. (Private Banking)as of 01 May 202031.00k1.14%
J. M. Finn & Co. of 01 May 202029.00k1.07%
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