Objective
To seek capital growth by investing in smaller and medium sized companies which are quoted, domiciled, listed or have operations in Europe (ex UK).
Management group
Janus Henderson Investors
Launch date
06/09/1990
Domicile
United Kingdom
Fund manager
Ollie Beckett, Rory Stokes, Julia Scheufler
Dividend frequency
Semi-Annually
Wind-up provisions
At every third AGM an ordinary resolution will be put to shareholders requesting them to approve the continuation of the company. The next such resolution will be proposed at the AGM in November 2025.
Market Cap (m) Total assets (m) Price (last close) NAV Discount / premium (%) Gearing (%) Dividend yield (%) Dividend dates Ongoing charge (%)
743.72 898.41 187.20 203.60 -8.06 10 2.51 Apr, Nov 0.65 (30/06/2023)
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Dividends

Dividends declared in last 12 months

Ex-Dividend date Payment date Dividend amount Special dividend Financial year
04/04/2024 03/05/2024 1.450 No 2024
02/11/2023 01/12/2023 3.250 No 2023
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Performance (%)

Return type 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
European Smaller Companies Share price total return 23.4 11.5 90.5 240.8
European Smaller Companies AIC sector Share price total return 17.8 -3.4 46.5 173.1
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Share structure

Number of shares
397,287,598

Traded volumes (number of shares)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 384,343 7,968,707 116,495,217 553,015,251
Average N/A 363,959 459,200 438,240
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Traded values (m)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 0.72 14.53 191.30 800.55
Average N/A 0.66 0.75 0.63
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Trading details

ISIN TIDM Traded currency Stock exchange
GB00BMCF8689 ESCT GBX London Stock Exchange - MAIN
Chi-x Europe Limited
London Stock Exchange
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Top holdings

Data as at : 31/03/2024

Investment % of total assets
Van Lanschot Kempen NV NLDR 3.6
TKH Group NV NLDR 3.3
Fugro NV 2.2
KSB SE & Co KGaA Participating Preferred 2.2
Ipsos SA 1.9
SUESS MicroTec SE 1.8
Stroeer SE & Co KGaA 1.8
DFDS A/S 1.8
u-Blox Holding AG 1.7
Criteo SA ADR 1.7

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