ABRDN ASIA FOCUS PLC ORD GBP0.05

Symbol: AAS

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Past Performance

  • 25th Apr 2019 to 25th Apr 2020-19.89%
  • 25th Apr 2020 to 25th Apr 202156.81%
  • 25th Apr 2021 to 25th Apr 20228.63%
  • 25th Apr 2022 to 25th Apr 2023-8.70%
  • 25th Apr 2023 to 25th Apr 202411.93%

Key Information

Benchmark MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Small Cap
Sector IT Asia Pacific Smaller Companies
Gearing 111%
Ex-Dividend Date 22 Feb 2024
Dividend Pay Date 21 Mar 2024
Total Dividends - Year to Date6.41
Dividend Yield (%)2.3918

Net Asset Value (Nav)

Latest actual NAV 316.79
Latest actual NAV date 22/04/2024
NAV frequency Daily
Premium/Discount -15.19%

Charges

Total Ongoing Charges 
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1.471%
Performance Fee No
AMC 1.00%
Our Platform Charge
We charge a platform fee of 0.35% per annum on the value of all stocks & shares held across all accounts, minimum £24 and maximum £240 per annum, charged pro-rata monthly in arrears. A full list of our rates and charges can be found here .
0.35%

Cost and Charges Information

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Account Type

  • Investment Account
  • Stocks & Shares ISA
  • SIPP

Annual charges

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Our annual fee

Our annual fee

Includes our platform fee at 0.35% per annum for Funds (up to £250,000) and Stocks & Shares (min £24 max £240), plus SIPP administration fee (if applicable, only charged if <£30,000 held) - see here
0.35%
Dealing charges

Dealing charges

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N/A
Product provider costs

Product provider costs

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1.471%
Total (£)

Total (£)

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Total (%)

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Cumulative effect of charges on your investment's return

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lump sum invested with an assumed growth rate of 1 year years
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What you might get back at  with no charges applied

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Annual charges

Annual charges

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Effect of charges on return (%)

Effect of charges on return (%)

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Effect of charges on return (£)

Effect of charges on return (£)

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What you might get back at with charges applied

What you might get back at with charges applied

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Company

Business Summary

abrdn Asia Focus plc is a United Kingdom-based closed-end investment company. It aims to attract long-term private and institutional investors wanting to benefit from the growth prospects of Asia’s smaller companies. Its investment objective is to maximize total return to shareholders over the long term from a portfolio made up predominantly of quoted smaller companies in the economies of Asia excluding Japan. It may invest in a diversified portfolio of securities, including equity shares, preference shares, convertible securities, warrants and other equity-related securities, predominantly issued by quoted smaller companies spread across a range of industries and economies in the investment region. Its investment region includes Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, together with such other economies in Asia. Its investment manager is abrdn Asia Limited.

Financial Summary

BRIEF: For the six months ended 31 January 2024, Abrdn Asia Focus PLC revenues decreased 94% to £1.2M. Net loss totaled £5.5M vs. income of £14M. Revenues reflect (Losses)/gains on investments decrease from £10M to -£5.5M, Overseas dividends decrease of 18% to £6.5M, Exchange losses decrease of 86% to -£337K. Net loss reflects Administrative expenses increase of 16% to £714K (expense). Dividend per share remained flat at £0.03.

Performance

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      Cumulative Performance

      1 month3 months6 months1 year3 years5 years
      2.68% 2.91% 9.16% 11.93% 11.02% 39.47%

      Important Information
      Headline performance can mask the true characteristics of a fund. Without fully understanding how a fund is managed, you may inadvertently become exposed to an undesirable level of risk to your capital. Some funds carry a dilution levy which reduces the number of units realised on any initial investment as an initial charge. If this fund carries such a levy it should be detailed in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), which we must provide and you should read before investing.

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      Composition

      Important Documents


      The documents listed below are the latest versions made available to our data provider by the fund management group, but may not necessarily reflect the applicable charges that would be levied should you purchase this fund via Charles Stanley Direct. You should treat the charges and other figures shown in the 'Overview' tab as accurate.

      Fund Provider Factsheet
      The Fact Sheet is supplied on a monthly basis by the management group and provides limited information on the fund. Past performance data and a review of how the fund has performed are commonly featured. &nbsp;
      FUND PROVIDER FACTSHEET
      155,367 bytes PDF Document; last updated 29 Feb 2024
      Key Information Document This document, issued by the product provider, provides key information about an investment product. The information is required by law to help potential investors understand the nature, risks, costs, potential gains and losses of the product and enable comparison with other products.
      KEY INFORMATION DOCUMENT
      69,200 bytes PDF Document; last updated 10 Apr 2024
      Annual Report A report published by the Fund Management Group detailing the progress of the fund during the course of the previous 12 months. The information provided includes a financial statement for the group as a whole.
      ANNUAL REPORT
      5,245,872 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Jul 2023
      Semi Annual Report Published periodically through the course of the financial year of the fund, the report provides an overview of the fund's performance and the prospects for the remainder of the year. Included are portfolio changes (i.e. which stocks have been bought and sold), and changes in the geographical breakdown during the course of the previous 12 months.
      SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT
      5,670,685 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Jan 2023

      Management Team

      Xin Yao Ng Flavia Cheong Gabriel Sacks

      Xin Yao Ng has managed this fund for 2 months.

      Xin Yao Ng There is currently no biography information for Xin Yao Ng .

      Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

      Performance Graph

      Flavia Cheong has managed this fund for 2 years and 3 months.

      Flavia Cheong Flavia Cheong is the Head of Asia Pacific Equities on the Asian Equities team at Aberdeen Standard Investments, where, as well as sharing responsibility for company research, she oversees regional portfolio construction. Before joining Aberdeen Asset Management in 1996, she was an economist with the Investment Company of the People’s Republic of China, and earlier with the Development Bank of Singapore. Flavia graduated with a BA in Economics and an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Auckland. She is a CFA charterholder. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

      Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

      Performance Graph

      Gabriel Sacks has managed this fund for 2 years and 3 months.

      Gabriel Sacks There is currently no biography information for Gabriel Sacks.

      Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

      Performance Graph

      Financials


      Income Statement - All values are in GBP (M).

      Year Ending

      31/07/2023

      31/07/2022

      31/07/2021

      31/07/2020

      31/07/2019

      31/07/2018

      Total Revenue 44.92 -4.18 157.28 -54.04 34.37 21.33
      Gross profit 40.00 -9.38 151.98 -58.70 29.06 15.31
      Operating Profit/Loss 38.58 -10.94 150.59 -59.74 27.97 14.22
      Profit Before Tax 38.58 -10.94 150.59 -59.74 27.97 14.22
      Profit After Tax 35.19 -11.02 146.48 -60.39 26.97 12.76
      Equity Holders of Parent Company 35.19 -11.02 146.48 -60.39 26.97 12.76
      Minority Interest NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL


      Balance Sheet - All values are in GBP (M).

      Year Ending

      31/07/2023

      31/07/2022

      31/07/2021

      31/07/2020

      31/07/2019

      31/07/2018

      Total Non-Current Assets 549.67 524.84 540.92 394.47 484.71 476.10
      Total Current Assets 8.04 10.94 19.68 12.46 13.86 12.44
      Total Assets 557.72 535.78 560.61 406.93 498.57 488.53
      Total Liabilities 71.93 71.38 72.65 47.97 57.56 54.83
      Total Net Assets 485.78 464.40 487.96 358.96 441.01 433.71
      Shareholders Funds 485.78 464.40 487.96 358.96 441.01 433.71
      Minority Interests NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
      Total Equity 485.78 464.40 487.96 358.96 441.01 433.71

      Investment involves risk. You may get back less than invested.