Momentum
Relative Strength (%)
1m +6.0%
3m +5.6%
1yr +31.1%
Volume Change (%)
10d v 3m +6.76%
Price vs... (%)
52w High -4.5%
50d MA -0.12%
200d MA +8.96%
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Growth & Value
12m Forecast Rolling
PE Ratio (ttm) 5.19
PEG Ratio (ttm) n/a
EPS Growth (ttm) 19.6 %
Dividend Yield (ttm) 2.03 %
Valuation (ttm)
Price to Book Value 0.89
Price to Tang. Book 0.89
Price to Free Cashflow 43.4
Price to Sales 4.84
EV to EBITDA 5.63
Margin of Safety (beta)
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Quality
Return on Capital 17.0 %
Return on Equity 18.4 %
Operating Margin 93.3 %
Balance Sheet · Income Statement · Cashflow Financial Summary
Year End 31st May 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016E 2017E CAGR / Avg
Revenue £m 62.7 98.4 -10.9 133.7 85.1 102.5 +10.3%
Operating Profit £m 59.5 93.3 -14.6 127.7 80.0 95.6 +9.9%
Net Profit £m 59.5 93.3 -14.6 127.7 80.0 95.6 +9.9%
EPS Reported p 79.3 124.6 -19.6 171 107 128 +10.1%
EPS Normalised p 79.3 124.6 -19.6 171 107 128 +10.1%
EPS Growth % +57.2 -37.4 +19.6
PE Ratio x 5.19 n/a n/a
PEG x n/a n/a n/a
Profitability
Operating Margin % 95.0 94.8 133.8 95.6 93.9 93.3 +101.1%
ROA % 33.4 -4.6 34.2 16.6 16.7
ROCE % 26.2 29.3 -4.9 30.2 16.1 17.0 +19.0%
ROE % 36.9 -5.1 37.4 18.2 18.4 +21.2%
Cashflow
Op. Cashflow ps p 9.61 -2.35 4.23 -3.86 -6.48 15.3 +9.8%
Capex ps p 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Free Cashflow ps p 9.61 -2.35 4.23 -3.86 -6.48 15.3 +9.8%
Last ex-div: 17th Sep, paid: 9th Oct more... Dividends
Dividend ps p 3.60 4.20 5.50 6.50 11.0 13.5 +30.3%
Dividend Growth % +20.0 +16.7 +31.0 +18.2 +69.2 +22.7
Dividend Yield % 2.03
Dividend Cover x 22.0 29.7 -3.56 26.3 9.73 9.48
Balance Sheet
Cash etc £m 1.66 0.65 0.27 2.60 1.15 10.2 +43.7%
Working Capital £m 0.22 -8.22 -4.40 -13.2 -23.3 -42.5
Net Fixed Assets £m 227.3 326.4 304.3 436.7 519.6 605.8 +21.7%
Net Debt £m 20.3 25.4 25.8 32.9 44.9 42.0
Book Value £m 207.5 298.2 279.9 403.4 476.3 563.3 +22.1%
Average Shares m 75.1 74.9 74.8 74.7 74.7 74.7 -0.2%
Book Value ps p 277.1 398.1 374.5 540 637.6 754.1 +22.2%

FINANCIAL BRIEF: For the fiscal year ended 31 May 2015, Henderson Smaller Companies Inv Trst PLC revenues increased 20% to L102.5M. Net income increased 20% to L95.6M. Revenues reflect Investments Holdings Gains increase of 18% to L73.8M, Gains on Investments Sold in the Year increase of 39% to L15.7M, Investment income increase of 16% to L12.8M. Net income also reflects Directors fees decrease of 6% to L114K (expense). more »

Health Trend
Bankruptcy Risk
N/A Earnings Manipulation Risk
Magic Formula Score
Other Ratios
Leverage (ttm) Total Ex Intang
Gross Gearing % 9.27 9.27
Net Gearing % 7.46 7.46
Cash / Assets % 1.65
Liquidity (ttm)
Curr. Ratio 0.24
Quick Ratio 0.24
Interest Cov. n/a
Efficiency (ttm)
Asset Turnover 0.19
Rec's Turnover n/a
Stock Turnover n/a
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Recent History
Latest interim period (ended 31st May '15) vs. prior year
Sales Growth 330.1 %
EPS Growth 366.6 %
3yr Compound Annual Growth Rate
Sales Growth n/a %
EPS Growth n/a %
DPS Growth 34.9 %
Graphical History Current Fiscal Year 2016

Broker Forecasts
31st May 2016
31st May 2017

Price Target: N/A
Net Profit EPS DPS Net Profit EPS DPS
Est. Long Term Growth Rate: n/a (£) (p) (p) (£) (p) (p)
Consensus Estimate - - - - - -
1m Change - - - - - -
3m Change - - - - - -
Broker Consensus Trend
Broker Recommendations for Henderson Smaller Cos Investment Trust Closed Fund
Recommendation:Strong SellSellHoldBuyStrong Buy
No. of Analysts: 0 0 1 0 0

Named Brokers and Analysts
There are no named brokers.

Profile Summary

The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc, based in the United Kingdom, is an investment trust. The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc is an investment trust. The Company's objective is to maximize shareholders’ total returns by investing mainly in smaller companies that are quoted in the United Kingdom. The Company’s benchmark Index is Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding investment companies). The Company invests in the following sectors: electronic and electrical equipment, financial services, software and computer services, general retailers, aerospace and defense, technology hardware and equipment, mobile telecommunications and food producers, among others. Its investment portfolio companies include Bellway, Taylor Wimpey, Interserve, Spectris, Paragon, e2v Technologies, Informa, WS Atkins, Senior and Victrex.

Directors: Neil Hermon (OTH) , Rachel Peat (SEC) , Jamie Cayzer-Colvin (NEC) 50, David Lamb (NED) , Beatrice Hollond (NID) 52, Keith Percy (NID) 70, Mary Sieghart (NID) ,

No. of Employees: 0 No. of Shareholders: n/a


Last Annual May 31st, 2015
Last Interim May 31st, 2015
Incorporated December 16, 1887
Shares in Issue 74,701,796
Free Float 73.8m (98.8%)
Sector Financials
Industry Collective Investments
Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All Share Financials , FTSE All Share Equity Investment Instruments , FTSE Small Cap ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full) (Dual Listing)
Eligible for an ISA? a SIPP?

Address 201 Bishopsgate, LONDON, EC2M 3AE, United Kingdom
Web http://www.henderson.com
Phone +44 20 78181818
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Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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