Objective
To achieve long-term capital growth for shareholders through investment mainly in smaller UK quoted companies.
Management group
BlackRock Investment Management (UK)
Launch date
02/05/1906
Domicile
United Kingdom
Fund manager
Roland Arnold
Dividend frequency
Semi-Annually
Wind-up provisions
The Company has an unlimited life.
Market Cap (m) Total assets (m) Price (last close) NAV Discount / premium (%) Gearing (%) Dividend yield (%) Dividend dates Ongoing charge (%)
630.67 765.53 1,332.00 1,518.99 -12.31 6 3.00 May, Nov 0.7 (28/02/2023)
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Dividends

Dividends declared in last 12 months

Ex-Dividend date Payment date Dividend amount Dividend type Special dividend Financial year
02/11/2023 04/12/2023 15.000 Income No 2024
18/05/2023 27/06/2023 25.500 Income No 2023
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Performance (%)

Return type 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
BlackRock Smaller Companies Share price total return 0.2 -15.4 14.7 82.8
UK Smaller Companies AIC sector Share price total return -2.1 -8.9 18.4 62.9
Morningstar UK Small Cap * Total return -3.3 -6.3 9.5 31.9
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* The Morningstar market index is not necessarily the official benchmark of the investment company, however it has been identified as an appropriate comparative index. Please hover over the definition for further detail on the index construction.

Share structure

Number of shares
47,347,292

Traded volumes (number of shares)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 50,098 2,582,006 22,803,734 104,730,775
Average N/A 119,641 90,527 83,054
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Traded values (m)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 0.67 34.42 295.65 1,541.74
Average N/A 1.59 1.17 1.22
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Trading details

ISIN TIDM Traded currency Stock exchange
GB0006436108 BRSC GBX London Stock Exchange - MAIN
Chi-x Europe Limited
London Stock Exchange
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Top holdings

Data as at : 31/01/2024

Investment % of total assets
Gamma Communications PLC 2.7
4imprint Group PLC 2.5
Workspace Group PLC 2.3
Hill & Smith PLC 2.3
Chemring Group PLC 2.3
CVS Group PLC 2.2
YouGov PLC 2.1
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2.0
Breedon Group PLC 2.0
Blackrock Smaller Companies Trust Prvt -2.6

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