Lowland Investment Company PLC (LWI) invests across the UK equity market (with a small proportion in overseas stocks) to achieve above-average total returns.
Lowland Investment Company (LWI) invests mainly in UK companies that the managers, James Henderson and Laura Foll at Janus Henderson Investors, believe are undervalued in relation to their long-term growth prospects. The recent stock market volatility has seen P/E valuations fall across the board, and the current portfolio forward P/E multiple of c 11.5x represents a c 6% discount to the benchmark FTSE All-Share index. While LWI remains biased to the smaller end of the market cap spectrum (c 60% of the portfolio is outside the FTSE 100 index), the managers have recently been finding opportunities in some out-of-favour larger companies with attractive yields. LWI has a total return focus, currently yields 4.0% and has grown its total annual dividend at a compound rate of c 10% over the past five years, well ahead of the rate of inflation.