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British Smaller Companies VCT plc (BSV) Ordinary 10p

Sell:68.50p Buy:72.50p 0 Change: No change
Market closed Prices as at close on 31 March 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
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Trust Basics

Benchmark: n/a
Annual management charge: 2% of Net Assets
Performance fee: Yes
Ongoing charge: 2.64%
Dividend yield: 15.60%
Dividend frequency: Annually
Total assets: £87m
Gross gearing: 100%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £97m
Shares in issue: 137.91 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom
ISIN GB0001403152

Recent dividends paid or declared by British Smaller Companies VCT plc:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Special 20/02/2020 20/03/2020 2.00p
Interim 09/05/2019 12/06/2019 4.00p
2nd interim 17/01/2019 15/02/2019 7.00p
Interim 19/04/2018 18/05/2018 4.00p
Interim 04/05/2017 26/05/2017 5.75p

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Full dividend history

Five years' total annual British Smaller Companies VCT plc dividends:

year end
Total dividend
31/03/2019 15.40% 0.09 11.00p
31/03/2018 7.70% 0.17 n/a
31/03/2017 2.50% 0.82 n/a
31/03/2016 5.90% 0.42 6.50p
31/03/2015 6.30% 0.38 8.00p

All dividend data is calculated excluding any special dividends. Historical dividends may be adjusted to reflect any subsequent rights issues and corporate actions.

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Important Documents


The Company's investment policy is to create a portfolio that blends a mix of businesses operating in established industries with those that offer opportunities in the application and development of innovation. Investing across a range of sectors including software, information technology and telecommunications, retail and brands, business services, manufacturing and industrial services and healthcare and these investments will primarily be in unquoted companies.


Estimated NAV: 63.30
Latest actual NAV: 63.30
Latest actual NAV date: 25 March 2020
Premium/Discount: 11.37%
12m average Premium/Discount: -2.58%
NAV frequency: Quarterly

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Security Weight
Microsoft Corp 10.02%
Acc Aviation Group 9.93%
Intelligent Office Uk (Io Outsourcing Limited T/A 5.51%
Deep-Sea Leisure PLC 5.13%
Business Collaborator 4.46%
Eikon Holdco 3.82%
Ke Tech Enterprises 2.71%
Springboard Research Holdings 2.63%
Leengate Holdings 2.36%
Frescobol Carioca 2.19%
Sector Weight
Technology 10.02%
Consumer Cyclical 5.13%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 15.15%

Key Dates

Launch date: 4 April 1996
Financial year end: March
Next AGM: September 2020
Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Prices provided by NBTrader. Charts provided by Factset. Dividend data provided by Digital Look. Recent trade data provided by MoneyAM. Trust basics, holding data, key dates, objective and NAV provided by Morningstar.

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