Edison Investment Research is terminating coverage on Codere (CDR), Fidelity Asian Values (FAS), Fidelity China Special Situations (FCSS), Fidelity European Trust (FEV), Fidelity Japan Trust (FJV), Fidelity Special Values (FSV), Orège (OREGE) and Silence Therapeutics (SLN). Please note you should no longer rely on any previous research or estimates for these companies. All forecasts should now be considered redundant.
Companies: Fidelity European Trust PLC GBP
Fidelity European Trust (FEV, formerly Fidelity European Values) aims to achieve long-term growth in both capital and income from a portfolio of European stocks. FEV is managed by Sam Morse and Marcel Stötzel and has an established track record of attractive returns and outperformance – it has made an average annual return of 11.3% in share price terms and 10.1% on an NAV basis over the past 10 years and outperformed the index over three, five and 10 years. The trust also did relatively well ove
Fidelity European Trust (FEV), formerly Fidelity European Values, offers investors a portfolio of large-cap European equities chosen for both capital and income growth. FEV has been run by lead portfolio manager Sam Morse since 2011, who has recently been joined by co-portfolio manager Marcel Stötzel, though Sam retains the final say. As we outline in the Portfolio section, FEV follows a bottom-up approach to asset allocation and attempts to balance quality growth and valuation sensitivity, term
Fidelity European Trust (FEV, formerly Fidelity European Values) seeks to achieve long-term growth in both capital and income from a portfolio comprising mainly continental European stocks. FEV’s managers, Sam Morse and Marcel Stötzel, note that the coronavirus crisis has temporarily marginalised many fundamentally strong and resilient European companies. They believe this has created abundant new opportunities for long-term investors such as FEV to benefit as these companies recover and re-rate
Fidelity European Values (FEV) plans to change its name to Fidelity European Trust later this year to better reflect its objectives; however, there will be no change to the disciplined investment process. Manager Sam Morse continues to focus on cash-generative companies with strong balance sheets and significant dividend growth potential. He has increased the trust’s level of gearing to benefit from an anticipated recovery in the European stock market, as equity prices typically discount an econ
Fidelity European Values (FEV) is managed by Sam Morse, who selects stocks on a bottom-up basis, focusing on quality companies with strong balance sheets that are able to grow dividends over the long term. He notes that investor concerns that affected the market in 2019 are abating: central banks are very supportive; a resolution to the US-China trade war is looking more likely; and within Europe, there is the prospect of fiscal stimulus to support economic growth. While there is potential for a
In January 2019 we unveiled our new quant rating system for investment trusts, identifying both the top 20 trusts for capital growth and the top 20 trusts for income by using a quant screening system. We believe this is the first quant rating system for closed-ended funds to be based on NAV returns, which reflects the performance of the manager much more purely than the share price, which is a far noisier signal. We aimed to reward consistent long-term outperformers within the metrics we chose a
Companies: FEV TRY THRG IPU
Fidelity European Values (FEV), run by Sam Morse, aims to offer long-term capital growth through a portfolio of European equities. The trust is managed cautiously, with Sam seeking growth opportunities at a reasonable price. A key element of his strategy consists of picking companies based on their prospects for producing dividends and dividend growth, as he believes this indicates steady structural growth. The portfolio is relatively concentrated, typically with 40 to 50 holdings and the top te
Fidelity European Values (FEV) has had a conspicuously strong period of outperformance since March 2017, building on its positive long-term track record. Its NAV total return is ahead of the AIC Europe sector average over one, three and five years, ranking first or second out of eight over each period, and FEV has clearly outperformed its benchmark over one, three, five and 10 years to end-May 2019. Helped by a reallocation of expenses between the revenue and capital accounts, the board raised t
As with most people, we are sick of discussing Brexit’s endless possible scenarios and how it might impact equity markets. The outlook is forever shifting, the large majority of “information” being pure conjecture. Nevertheless, the political and economic backdrop means that Europe is now one of the most out of favour investment regions. In the open ended IA sector, Q3 and Q4 of last year saw total outflows of -£1.6bn in Europe, relative to the US and Global sectors which saw inflows of £289m an
Companies: HNE BRGS TRG FEV JEDT
Today, we introduce our investment trust ratings. According to the quantitative screens we have selected in an attempt to highlight the best performers in the closed-ended universe, the trusts discussed here have been the best in their classes over the last five years. We have selected trusts using two different sets of criteria, aiming to identify the top performers for capital growth and for achieving a high and growing income. There are many rating systems for open-ended funds, but no quantit
Companies: IPU FAS ATR JEO FEV FGT THRG SEC PAC BRSC IAT HNE MIGO TRY JMG DIVI SLS BGS SDP JETG SOI BCI MRC TIGT EDIN JAGI BEMO SDV BRIG AAIF HFEL SCF MAVT BRFI IVPG CTY HINT JCH NAIT
Fidelity European Values aims for long-term capital growth via a portfolio of European equities. It is managed with a conservative stockpicking approach, aiming to identify companies with strong balance sheets, proven business models and disciplined use of capital which the manager hopes can grow their dividend regardless of the economic environment. The portfolio will typically be comprised of between 40-50 holdings, and at the time of writing the top ten holdings make up c.40% of total assets,
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The quarter enjoyed the ongoing recovery in revenue margins and net provision releases further boosted by a portion of the announced tax gains. The question is not at what pace profitability will recover but instead at what pace will it normalise? In the meantime, the group is accumulating excess capital that will be returned to shareholders.
Companies: Lloyds Banking Group plc
Duke has announced its third new royalty partner since April's placing, with a C$8.3m (£4.8m) agreement with Creō-tech Industrial Group Inc (“Creō-tech”). This scheduled new partner is another buy & build platform, with follow-on deployments expected. It represents Duke's 12th current royalty partner and its first in North America, adding diversity in number and geography. This should further add to the anticipated step-up in quarterly cash revenues from Q2/22, after Q1/22's £2.9m record.
Companies: Duke Royalty Limited
The quarter enjoyed stronger-than-expected provision releases and a partial reversal of the first quarter negative equity adjustments, whereas the DTA remeasurement offset ongoing restructuring charges.
Companies: Barclays PLC
Companies: Oakley Capital Investments
Avation is a lessor of 44 aircraft to a diversified airline client base of 19 commercial airlines across 15 countries. This morning, the group has provided a brief update as of 30 June 2021, which points to an impairment review having been completed in line with its standard accounting policies across its turboprop, narrow-body and wide-body fleet. The net impact is to reduce the book value of the fleet by c.$32m, which follows on from the H1 2021A impairment of $46.7m. Management believes that
Companies: Avation PLC
TPFG has delivered an impressive H1/21E trading update, confirming a doubling of interim revenues. The result reflects a buoyant sales market and only a partial contribution from sales-focused Hunters, whose March 2021 purchase looks astute. Given sales pipelines remain robust (set to convert largely over H2/21E); the 73k managed properties continue to provide a high degree of recurring & transactional income; and Ewemove continues to scale quickly, we view the outlook positively. Despite the sh
Companies: Property Franchise Group PLC
Q2 progress very much followed the trend of Trident continuing to build the foundations of what we believe can be a leading diversified royalty company. Some exciting asset level progress which should materially bolster future royalty revenue potential and some top-notch additions to the Board. With $8m cash in the bank and the $10m Tribeca loan facility finalised and drawn-down, TRR is well placed to secure further value accretive royalty acquisitions
Companies: Trident Royalties Plc
Altus Strategies* (ALS LN) – BUY, Target 118p – New addition to the team to manage Egyptian portfolio of assets
BHP (BHP LN) – Main workers union at Escondida rejects company offer
Newcrest Mining Ltd (NCM AU) – Additional targets close to Havieron
Piedmont Lithium (PLL AU) – Delays predicted supply timeline for Tesla deal
PureGold Mining (PUR LN) – PureGold reaches commercial production
URU Metals* (URU LN) – Zebediela project sale completed
Companies: PGM ALS BHP URU NCM PLL
Ground Rents Income Fund (GRIO) has today released its Interim Results for the period ending 31 March 2021. The NAV fell by 1.1% to £101.4m (104.5 pps). Dividends of 1.98p have been paid over the six month period, but going forward the Board have announced that they will be reducing the annual dividend target to 3.0pps and expect the dividend to be fully covered by the year ending 30 Sep 2022. At the AGM in March, shareholders approved the authority for the Company to purchase up to 14.99% of it
Companies: Ground Rents Income Fund PLC
Altus Strategies* (ALS LN) - La Mancha launches La Mancha Fund, a Luxembourg based long only fund dedicated primarily to gold mining.
Ariana Resources (AAU LN) – Kiziltepe production guidance maintained
Castillo Copper (CCZ LN) – Quarterly report highlights the ‘Big One' prospect
Chaarat Gold (CGH LN) – Robust Kapan production in H1/21 with Tulkubash funding completion pushed to Q3/21
Glencore (GLEN LN) – Glencore to pay $9.85m to settle zinc rigging dispute
Jervois Mining (JRV AU) – Jervoi
Companies: SO4 ALS AAU CGH GLEN POW TYM CCZ JRV LYC
The quarter enjoyed accelerated provision releases. The improved visibility on the group’s mid-term perspectives enabled management to increase its capital distribution plan over the next three years.
Companies: NatWest Group Plc
Trident Royalties Plc (AIM: TRR) has, this morning, provided an update on its activities undertaken during the quarter ended 30 June 2021. The key elements of the announcement are:
Significant progress across a number of projects over which Trident holds royalties.
Total quarterly royalty revenue of US$381,808 from two paying royalties over copper and iron ore assets.
The appointment of Mr Paul Smith as Non-Executive Chair alongside a personal investment of £1 million at 40p as well as the ad
What a difference a year makes - 12 months ago, the focus, quite understandably, was on the course of the pandemic and the lifting of the Lockdown (1) measures. For investors, it was the sustainability of the rally in markets seen since March 2020. Today, while we are still thinking about the lifting of lockdown measures, we are also concerned about two “old favourites” from previous decades. Inflation and the parlous state of public finances. The BoE has said that although CPI inflation rose to
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Record’s assets under management equivalent (AUME) has continued to grow in Q122 with net inflows including the launch of the new Record Emerging Market Sustainable Finance Fund. This is the first of several new product initiatives to be realised and will contribute to diversification of revenues. The group is also continuing to focus on modernisation and succession to support future growth.
Companies: Record plc
Management has released a trading update for the high-growth Program Management business, covering the half year to 30th June – as well as a quick note on July trading. During this period, Program Management has demonstrated astounding growth.
Companies: Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd.