Securities Trust of Scotland half yearly results 2017

Securities Trust of Scotland has announced positive results for the six-month period ending 30 September 2017.

9 November 2017

Rachel Beagles, Chairman, Securities Trust of Scotland commented:

…revenue generation has benefitted from the impact of inexpensive gearing and the careful use of options writing strategies, where market volatility allows."

Download Securities Trust of Scotland interim report 2017

Important information

Source: Martin Currie, for the six months period to 30 September 2017.  

*On 1 June 2016 Securities Trust of Scotland changed from benchmarking performance against the MSCI World High Dividend Yield index to an unconstrained strategy measured against the performance of the median of the peer group which consists of the AIC Global Equity Income sector combined with actively managed ICVC, SICAV or OEIC funds from Lipper Global – Global Equity Income sector. Performance is measured against the median of this peer group. 

The net asset value (NAV) per share is calculated using cum-income NAV with dividends reinvested. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and is not guaranteed. An investor may not get back the amount originally invested. Investors may be subject to tax on their dividends. The yield is calculated using the dividend per share divided by the year end share price, share price as at 30 September 2017 was 165p.

Risk warning - The majority of charges will be deducted from the capital of the company. This will constrain capital growth of the company in order to maintain the income streams.