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Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc


Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc

  • Price (GBX)198.50
  • Today's Change-2.00 / -1.00%
  • Shares traded139.47k
  • 1 Year change+15.41%
  • Beta0.8731
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About the company

Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc is a United Kingdom-based investment company. The Company's investment objective is to achieve capital growth from an actively managed portfolio principally consisting of securities listed on the Japanese stock markets. Its portfolio is invested in a range of companies quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the regional stock markets of Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nagoya, Niigata, Osaka and Sapporo and the Japanese over the counter (OTC) market. Its investments may also be made in companies listed elsewhere but controlled from Japan or with a material exposure to the Japanese economy. Its portfolio is invested in equities but may also be invested in warrants, convertibles and other derivative instruments where appropriate. It may invest up to approximately 5% of its assets in securities which are not listed on any stock exchange. Its portfolio includes in a range of sectors, such as consumer goods and industrials. Its manager is Schroder Unit Trusts Limited.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)-27.87m
  • Net income in GBP-31.41m
  • Incorporated1994
  • Employees0.00
  • Location
    Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc1 London Wall PlaceLONDON EC2Y 5AUUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 207 658 3206
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorJapan
Launch date11 Jul 1994
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


The principal investment objective of the Company is to achieve capital growth from an actively managed portfolio principally comprising securities listed on the Japanese stock markets, with the aim of achieving growth in excess of the TSE Index in sterling over the longer term.

Managed by

Masaki Taketsume

Management & contract fees

The management fee will be charged at 0.75% p.a. on the first GBP 200m and 0.65% p.a. thereafter. The agreement is terminable by either party on 12 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
(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)
BMO Private Equity Trust PLC16.58m9.95m219.98m0.0022.100.7654--13.270.13460.13460.22423.890.0485--872.37--2.9110.233.2210.7065.7883.1360.0480.99----0.200533.97-6.429.76-7.6916.03----
CQS New City High Yield Fund Ltd-10.87m-14.50m225.75m0.00--1.08-----0.0333-0.0333-0.02540.4752-0.0428-------5.702.96-6.613.35--77.66--68.70----0.131233.50-199.22---291.57----0.6866
Troy Income & Growth Trust PLC-23.99m-26.28m234.96m0.00--0.9545-----0.0866-0.0866-0.07230.726-0.0963-------10.553.86-10.573.87--85.24--79.81----0.00104.75-204.08---226.23----3.64
Hansa Investment Company Ltd-11.97m-15.74m240.80m0.00--0.7805-----0.1312-0.1312-0.09972.61-0.0303-------3.991.76-4.861.77--76.12--60.88----0.0072.27-321.32---392.11-----27.52
Fair Oaks Income Ltd-71.82bn-71.82bn242.69m----1.27----------0.4914----------------------------0.00---25.60---28.46------
Montanaro UK Small. Comp. Inv. Trust Plc10.71m8.26m242.70m0.0029.411.11--22.670.04930.04930.0641.310.0446--11.63--3.442.483.462.5781.9072.4577.1667.96----0.083891.24-2,071.52---447.77----24.43
Manchester & London Investment Trust plc27.73m24.04m244.39m0.008.220.9645--8.810.73340.73340.86226.250.13--357.81--11.2715.6212.2416.3788.9093.0186.6890.98----0.0017.2149.6850.7851.1857.46--34.34
Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc-27.87m-31.41m245.96m0.00--1.06-----0.2513-0.2513-0.2231.89-0.0926-------10.443.04-10.503.18--81.71--71.72----0.154854.44-191.16---133.43----19.63
VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC37.15m10.82m250.47m0.0026.741.11--6.740.03320.03320.11880.80070.0914--8.78--2.68--2.72--83.47--29.38----3.380.3124--11.58---11.01------
INVESCO Asia Trust plc32.86m29.89m259.73m0.008.671.12--7.900.44820.44820.49043.470.1414--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-29.85m263.98m0.00--0.9131-----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
Lindsell Train Investment Trust PLC, The18.80m16.19m266.50m0.0016.471.20--14.1880.9380.9393.981,112.040.0845--62.24--7.2818.717.4018.9988.3890.8186.1189.46----0.0018.84-47.87-0.1435-47.130.4607--45.17
JPMorgan US Smaller Co Inv Trust PLC-119.00k-3.06m266.63m0.00--1.33-----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----
Blackstone Loan Financing Ltd-31.04m-32.24m270.32m0.00--0.9092-----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------
CVC Credit Partners Europn Opprtnity Ltd-27.37m-50.31m270.81m0.00--1.18-----0.1334-0.1334-0.06680.8525-0.0689-------12.66-0.4056-12.66-0.4059--96.99---7.81----0.00--232.682.8538.34----13.20
JPMorgan Russian Securities Plc-55.15m-61.82m271.76m0.00--1.04-----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
Data as of Mar 02 2021. Currency figures normalised to Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

72.32%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
City of London Investment Management Co. of 12 Jan 202129.61m24.04%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 05 Jan 202123.39m18.99%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 02 Sep 202011.71m9.51%
Wells Capital Management, of 13 Apr 20176.23m5.06%
Rathbone Investment Management of 23 Jul 20206.18m5.02%
Wesleyan Assurance Societyas of 01 Feb 20213.30m2.68%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 Feb 20212.50m2.03%
Cadence Capital Management LLCas of 31 Dec 20202.43m1.98%
M&G Investment Management of 01 Feb 20211.86m1.51%
Derbyshire County Council Pension Fundas of 09 Oct 20201.85m1.50%
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