Investment Trusts

abrdn Equity Income Trust plc


abrdn Equity Income Trust plc

  • Price (GBX)328.00
  • Today's Change3.00 / 0.92%
  • Shares traded117.78k
  • 1 Year change-9.89%
  • Beta1.2767
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About the company

abrdn Equity Income Trust plc, formerly Aberdeen Standard Equity Income Trust plc, is a United Kingdom-based closed-end investment company. The Company's investment objective is to provide shareholders with an above average income from their equity investment while also providing real growth in capital and income. The Company invests in a diversified portfolio consisting mainly of quoted United Kingdom equities, which will normally comprise between 50 and 70 individual equity holdings. The Company's portfolio includes financials, consumer discretionary, basic materials, industrials, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, real estate, telecommunications, health care, and consumer staples. The Company may invest in convertible preference shares, convertible loan stocks, gilts and corporate bonds. Aberdeen Standard Fund Managers Limited is the investment manager of the Company.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)-10.76m
  • Net income in GBP-13.17m
  • Incorporated1991
  • Employees0.00
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Management group(s)abrdn Fund Managers Limited
AIC sectorUK Equity Income
Launch date15 Nov 1991
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyGBP


The objective of the company is to provide shareholders with an above average income from their equity investment, while also providing real growth in capital and income.

Managed by

Thomas Moore, Iain Pyle

Management & contract fees

Management fee of 0.65% p.a. of NA on the first GBP 175m and 0.55% thereafter. No performance fee. Contract terminable on notice period of 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)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Invesco Perpetual UK Smlr Cos Inv Tr PLC-31.17m-33.19m146.47m0.00--0.768-----0.9811-0.9811-0.92155.64-0.1474-------15.6911.01-15.7211.09--91.90--90.32----0.0031.20739.41-3.06574.22-2.90----
Manchester & London Investment Trust plc-58.00m-61.16m146.99m0.00--0.7403-----1.52-1.52-1.444.93-0.2297-------24.222.76-26.122.96--70.74--64.93----0.0095.35-321.47---375.23----31.36
CT Global Managed Portfolio Trust PLC13.47m11.79m147.32m--15.271.33--10.940.14870.14870.171.710.0982--40.76--8.59--8.63--92.22--87.52----109.330.00---73.55---89.18------
British Smaller Companies VCT plc9.67m5.77m147.34m0.0023.430.9187--15.240.03330.03330.05510.8490.0666--2.93--3.9710.973.9811.0565.9485.4859.6480.77----0.0082.8735.2124.4432.4544.23---13.42
Strategic Equity Capital PLC-34.31m-36.86m147.79m0.00--0.9963-----0.6435-0.6435-0.60762.93-0.1823-------19.584.45-19.644.50--86.69--79.01----0.0011.17-124.39---128.73----20.72
Blackrock Sustnble Amrcn Incme Trst PLC14.30m12.17m148.02m0.0012.160.8652--10.350.15170.15170.17832.130.0823--4.96--7.018.627.248.7991.1192.1485.0985.78--184.000.02250.03-69.470.2437-72.79-0.2334--44.96
ProVen VCT plc-3.71m-8.12m151.06m0.00--0.8778-----0.0297-0.0297-0.01770.6949-0.0239-------5.234.72-5.274.81--60.17--53.55----0.00240.42-12.750.3673-26.06-2.74--0.9806
Hiro Metaverse Acquisitions I SA-100.00bn-100.00bn152.35m----515.52----------0.0201----------------------------0.9975--------------
Proven Growth and Income VCT PLC1.78m-4.27m153.66m0.00--0.878--86.38-0.0051-0.00510.00680.58650.0107--2.14---2.585.53-2.605.59-197.8168.10-240.1363.31----0.00162.5360.8417.5555.3222.52--1.09
abrdn Equity Income Trust PLC-10.76m-13.17m153.96m0.00--0.9796-----0.2745-0.2745-0.22423.32-0.0541-------6.62-2.01-7.73-2.32------------0.1369---118.98---124.06------
Nippon Active Value Fund PLC1.73m-1.38m154.84m----1.13--89.66-0.0017-0.00170.01581.210.0131--1.75---1.04---1.05--30.11---79.91----0.0620.00--69.64--87.78------
Aurora Investment Trust plc-13.55m-15.08m156.72m0.00--0.9816-----0.1968-0.1968-0.1772.10-0.0802-------8.939.82-8.949.86--95.46--91.64----0.0019.523,630.90--1,491.04------
Hambro Perks Acquisition Company Ltd-100.00bn-100.00bn156.90m----16.99----------0.6152----------------------------0.00--------------
Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust PLC-59.60m-61.96m158.75m0.00--0.822-----0.9989-0.9989-0.9613.11-0.2562-------26.630.8756-27.370.8862--67.14--43.38----0.0311194.54-219.31---227.46----8.52
Financials Acquisition Corp-100.00bn-100.00bn159.91m----40.29----------0.2569----------------------------0.00--------------
Hargreave Hale Aim Vct PLC-84.22m-88.67m162.83m0.00--0.8307-----0.337-0.337-0.31740.6019-0.43-------45.28-1.52-45.53-1.53---139.86---219.13----0.00---216.36---230.64-----5.59
Data as of Mar 22 2023. Currency figures normalised to abrdn Equity Income Trust plc's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

31.03%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 25 Nov 20193.91m8.26%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 01 Feb 20233.02m6.37%
Rathbone Investment Management of 30 Sep 20211.95m4.11%
Brewin Dolphin of 30 Sep 20211.76m3.71%
abrdn Investments of 01 Feb 20231.15m2.43%
Consistent Unit Trust Management Co. of 01 Feb 2023950.00k2.01%
Evelyn Partners Investment Management LLPas of 01 Feb 2023529.00k1.12%
Legal & General Investment Management of 01 Feb 2023499.00k1.05%
abrdn Investment Management of 01 Feb 2023497.00k1.05%
HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) of 01 Feb 2023445.00k0.94%
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Data from 31 Mar 2022 - 02 Mar 2023Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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