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European Assets Trust

LN: EAT

£440.7m market cap

267.39p last close

European Assets Trust was launched as a Dutch company in 1972 and was previously dual listed on the LSE and Euronext Amsterdam exchanges. The trust formally migrated from the Netherlands to the UK on 16 March 2019. It targets capital growth through investment in quoted small- and medium-sized companies in Europe (ex-UK), using the EMIX Smaller Europe ex-UK Index as a benchmark.

Investment summary

European Assets Trust (EAT) aims to generate long-term capital growth through investing in quoted small- to medium-sized companies in Europe, excluding the UK. Over the past 10 years, EAT’s NAV total return (TR) has generated an annualised return of 12.9%. The board has a high payout policy and a 17.2% increase in the declared FY20 dividend results in a forward yield of 6.6%. Previously dual-listed in Amsterdam and London, EAT completed its legal migration to the UK in March 2019. The board believes a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange and becoming a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap and FTSE All-Share indices could broaden EAT’s appeal and help close the trust’s NAV discount over time.

Share price graph
Price performance
%
1m
3m
12m
Actual (1.2) (5.9) 1.9
Relative* (7.3) (7.4) (2.1)
52-week high/low 293.5p/262.5p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Sam Cosh Fund manager

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