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August 04, 2015 10:58 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc

Company Overview

Edinburgh Dragon Trust Plc is closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited. It is co-managed by Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets of the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan and Australasia. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund primarily invests in value stocks of large cap companies. It employs fundamental analysis with both bottom-up and top-down stock selection approaches, focusing on such factors as management, business focus, balance sheet, corporate governance, key financial ratios, the market, the peer group, and business prospects to create its...

4th Floor

Union Plaza

1 Union Wynd

Aberdeen,  AB10 1DQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1987

Phone:

44 1224 631 999

Fax:

44 1224 647 010

Key Executives for Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc

Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited
Age: 57
Investment Director of Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited
Age: 47
Senior Investment Manager of Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited
Age: 44
Senior Investment Manager of Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited
Investment Director of Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc Key Developments

Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended February 28, 2015

Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc reported unaudited earnings results for the six months ended February 28, 2015. For the period, the company reported net return before finance costs and taxation of GBP 23,708,000 against negative net return before finance costs and taxation of GBP 25,689,000 for the same period a year ago. Return on ordinary activities before taxation was GBP 22,358,000 against negative return on ordinary activities before taxation of GBP 27,040,000 for the same period a year ago. Return on ordinary activities after taxation was GBP 22,190,000 against negative return on ordinary activities after taxation of GBP 27,300,000 for the same period a year ago. Return per basic ordinary share was 11.30 pence against 13.90 pence for the same period a year ago. Return per diluted ordinary share was 10.82 pence for the six months ended February 28, 2015. Net cash inflow from operating activities was GBP 731,000 against GBP 985,000 for the same period a year ago. Net debt was GBP 41,971,000 as at February 28, 2015 against GBP 54,962,000 as at February 28, 2014.

Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc Declares Final Dividend

The shareholders of Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc at the annual general meeting held on December 16, 2014, approved final dividend of 2.2 pence per share.

Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc Recommends Final Dividend for the Year Ended August 31, 2014, Payable on December 19, 2014; Reports Audited Earnings Results for the Year Ended August 31, 2014

The Board of Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc recommended the payment of a final dividend of 2.2 pence per ordinary share for the year ended August 31, 2014 compared to 2.2 pence a year ago, if approved by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting, will be paid on 19 December 2014 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 21 November 2014. The company reported audited earnings results for the year ended August 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported net return before finance costs and taxation was £60,508,000 compared to £37,537,000 in the same period last year. Return on ordinary activities before taxation was £57,767,000 compared to £34,795,000 in the same period last year. Return on ordinary activities after taxation £57,029,000 compared to £34,876,000 in the same period last year. Diluted return per ordinary share was 27.59 pence against 17.29 a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £10,082,000 compared to £9,593,000 in the same period last year. Net asset value per share was 307.10 pence against 280.26 pence a year ago. Net debt at August 31, 2014 was £44,405 against £52,766 as at August 31, 2013.

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