Standard Life UK Smaller Companies (SLS)

Business description

Standard Life Smaller Companies Trust (SLS) aims to achieve long-term capital growth through investment in a diversified portfolio mainly consisting of UK-quoted smaller companies. SLS started life as Edinburgh Smaller Companies in 1993 and Standard Life Investments assumed management from 2003.

Stock data

Market cap.£314m
Last close460.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)465.0p / 341.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment Companies

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Company news

Standard Life UK Small.Co's Tst Plc (SLS) to Issue Dividend Increase – GBX 5 ...

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:03:45 GMT

Conversion of Securities

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:02:29 GMT

Standard Life UK Small.Co's Tst Plc (SLS) Declines -0.36% on Sep 9

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:33:45 GMT

Jefferies Group LLC Reaffirms Hold Rating for Tullow Oil plc (TLW)

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:48:36 GMT

ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Moffett Nathanson

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:14:14 GMT

Investment summary

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust (SLS) has been managed by Harry Nimmo since 2003. He aims to generate long-term capital growth from a diversified portfolio of smaller-cap UK equites. While a little more cautious on the near-term outlook for small caps given, their strong start to the year and Brexit-related uncertainty, Nimmo remains very positive on the longer-term outlook. He suggests that the portfolio’s companies have potential earnings growth of 10-15% pa, which bodes well for SLS’s dividend growth. The trust has a very strong performance track record; it has outperformed its Numis Smaller Companies ex-Investment Companies Index benchmark over one, three, five and 10 years. Over the last 10 years, SLS’s dividend has compounded at an annual rate of 23.5%; its current yield is 1.5%.

Last updated on 07/08/2017

Key management

Harry Nimmo, Fund manager

Company address

Investment House
1 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2LL
United Kingdom
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