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European Assets Trust (EAT)

Business description

EAT is an investment company incorporated in the Netherlands and listed on the LSE and Euronext. It targets capital growth through investment in quoted small- and medium-sized companies in Europe (ex-UK), taking the HSBC Europe (ex-UK) Smaller Companies Index as benchmark. A high distribution policy has been adopted; dividends have been paid from a combination of income and capital.

Stock data

Market cap.£440.7m
Last close267.39p
High / Low (52 weeks)293.5p / 262.5p
Stock market listingLN, EU
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Investment summary

European Assets Trust (EAT) aims to achieve capital growth through investing in listed small- and medium-sized companies in Europe, excluding the UK. It is also focused on capital preservation, seeking quality companies with strong business models and balance sheets that can sustain long-term earnings growth through economic cycles. The trust has delivered annualised NAV total returns of 11.2% over the past 10 years, while a high payout policy supports a generous yield, currently 6.2%. Leading indicators suggest that Europe’s recovery, which started later than many major economies, remains embedded. Notwithstanding higher equities valuations, the manager continues to find attractive investment ideas and is focused on companies’ structural growth characteristics.

Last updated on 11/07/2018

Key management

Sam Cosh, Fund manager

Company address

Exchange House
Primrose Street
London
EC2A 2NY
United Kingdom
0207 628 8000
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