ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC

14 MELVILLE STREET, EDINBURGH, EH3 7NS

Company Number: SC126524
Incorporation date: 30-Jul-1990
Status: Active
Company type: Public Limited Company

SIC codes:
64301 Activities of investment trusts






FINANCIALS (BETA)


Accounts Filed: FULL

P&L Financials:
Year end Currency Revenue Operating profit Interest Received Interest Paid Tax Net Profit GBP
31-Dec-2020 GBP 15,656 301
31-Dec-2019 GBP 42,478 351
31-Dec-2018 GBP 46,263,000 301,000


Balance Sheet Financials:
Year end Currency Cash Current Assets Current Liabilities Debt Share Capital Premium Reserve Retained Earnings Net Assets
31-Dec-2020 GBP 2,963 3,931 1,231 72,843 888 100 70,716 1,147,930
31-Dec-2019 GBP 187 2,996 13,874 895 93 91,439 1,405,800
31-Dec-2018 GBP 59,000 3,289,000 309,000 17,469,000 906,000 82,000 88,160,000 1,153,736,000

DISPUTES

No disputes filed on www.disputesregister.org

COMPANY SECRETARY


Status Name Appointed on Resigned on Occupation Nationality All apointments
(active/resigned)
Active ABERFORTH PARTNERS LLP 2005-12-01 4 - 11
Resigned ABERFORTH PARTNERS LLP 1990-11-19 2005-12-01 4 - 11
Resigned MINTO, Bruce Watson 1990-07-31 1990-11-19 5 - 58

DIRECTORS


Status Name Appointed on Resigned on Occupation Nationality All appointments
(active/resigned)
Dissolved companies
(rate)
Active DIMOND, Patricia Marie 03 Mar 2022 Director British 4 - 00 (0.0%)
Active STEWART, Victoria Katerine 01 Sep 2020 Investment Manager British 5 - 11 (16.7%)
Active Richard Gavin DAVIDSON 26 Jan 2019 Company Director British 6 - 30 (0.0%)
Active Martin Russell WARNER 01 Mar 2018 Director British 3 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned HAY-PLUMB, Paula Maria 29 Jan 2014 03 Mar 2022 Chartered Accountant British 13 - 238 (22.2%)
Active Julia LE BLAN 29 Jan 2014 Chartered Accountant English 3 - 30 (0.0%)
Resigned TRICKETT, Stephen Paul 30 Jan 2013 28 Feb 2019 Non-Executive Director British 0 - 102 (20.0%)
Resigned Richard Anthony RAE 26 Jan 2012 02 Mar 2021 Corporate Consultant British 2 - 31 (20.0%)
Resigned JEFFCOAT, David John 22 Jul 2009 01 Mar 2018 Director British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Walter Sneddon NIMMO 16 Jul 2004 27 Feb 2014 Director British 5 - 113 (18.8%)
Resigned MARSH, Paul Rodney 16 Jul 2004 17 Oct 2014 Prof. Of Finance British 0 - 62 (33.3%)
Resigned BUCHAN, Hamish Noble 11 Nov 2003 05 Mar 2013 Consultant British 0 - 183 (16.7%)
Resigned Marco Luigi Autimio CHIAPPELLI 17 Jul 2001 02 Mar 2011 Director British 2 - 7570 (90.9%)
Resigned CRAN, John Edward Gordon 17 Jul 2001 07 Mar 2012 Director British 1 - 3123 (71.9%)
Resigned SHAW, David Robert 14 Oct 1994 03 Mar 2010 Director British 4 - 5419 (32.8%)
Resigned ROSS, David Thomas Mcleod 19 Nov 1990 14 Oct 1994 Investment Manager British 2 - 42 (33.3%)
Resigned MILLER, Keith Manson 19 Nov 1990 25 Feb 2004 Director British 1 - 10656 (52.3%)
Resigned HUGHES, William Young 19 Nov 1990 23 Feb 2005 Director British 1 - 3511 (30.6%)
Resigned MACKENZIE, Finlay, Dr 19 Nov 1990 26 Feb 2002 Company Director British 0 - 106 (60.0%)
Resigned Alistair James WHYTE 19 Nov 1990 14 Oct 1994 Investment Manager British 3 - 93 (25.0%)
Resigned BRUCE, Roderick Lawrence 31 Jul 1990 19 Nov 1990 British 0 - 15684 (53.8%)
Resigned MINTO, Bruce Watson 31 Jul 1990 19 Nov 1990 Solicitor British 5 - 5828 (44.4%)
Resigned BRUCE, Roderick Lawrence 31 Jul 1990 19 Nov 1990 British 0 - 15684 (53.8%)
Number of active directors: 5
Average tenure of active directors: 3.7 years
Average tenure of resigned directors: 8.0 years
Average active director Dissolution Rate: 3.3%

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SHAREHOLDERS (BETA)

Shareholder name Share class Shares at confirmation date
2011-07-30
RATHBONE NOMINEES LTDORDINARY5,127,291
100%

SHAREHOLDINGS (BETA)

no shareholding data

CONTROLLED COMPANIES / CONTROLLING ENTITIES



no controlling companies

ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC

no controlled companies

LATE PAYMENTS REPORT


This company has not filed any late payment reports possibly because it is not considered \'Large\'.

COURT CASES


No Court Cases found

PATENTS


No Patents found

COMPETITORS

(Based on Sic code: 64301 Activities of investment trusts)

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ELECTRA PRIVATE EQUITY PLC , , 17 OLD PARK LANE, , LONDON, , UNITED KINGDOM, W1K 1QT 00303062 2018-09-30 26,000,000 24,000,000
WALSINGHAM CAPITAL LIMITED , , CHESTNUT HOUSE LINTON ROAD, HADSTOCK, CAMBRIDGE, , ENGLAND, CB21 4NU 09392397 2017-03-31 8,357,785 0
ANCHORHOLDS LIMITED , , 118 COLUMBIA AVENUE, , LIVINGSTON, WEST LOTHIAN, , EH54 6PT SC468481 2018-03-31 86,377 0 64302-Activities of unit trusts
64304-Activities of open-ended investment companies
69201-Accounting and auditing activities
AURELIUS FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED , , 6TH FLOOR 33 GLASSHOUSE STREET, , LONDON, , ENGLAND, W1B 5DG 10773394 2018-12-31 63,000 0
EDDLESTON INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED , , 42 BURDON LANE, CHEAM, SUTTON, SURREY, , , SM2 7PT 02100053 2018-12-31 40,124 0
LIFE TENANCY INVESTMENTS LIMITED , , 18 UPPER MALL, , LONDON, , UNITED KINGDOM, W6 9TA 10744662 2018-04-30 0 0 64304-Activities of open-ended investment companies
64306-Activities of real estate investment trusts
66300-Fund management activities
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BTL FAMILY COMPANY LIMITED , , THE OLD BREWERY HOUSE 86, NEW STREET, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE, , RG9 2BT 07875961 0000-00-00 0 0
CALEDONIA INVESTMENTS PLC , , CAYZER HOUSE, 30 BUCKINGHAM GATE, LONDON, , ENGLAND, SW1E 6NN 00235481 0000-00-00 0 0
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LIQUIDATION RISK (BETA)



This company is Active. Statistically, Active companies have a low probability of being liquidated within a year.
Here are our probability predictions:
Basis Liquidation within 3 months Liquidation within 6 months Liquidation within 12 months Prediction confidence
ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC 0.9% 3.6% 7.1% Medium
Other companies Active in the same sector 1.5% 6.7% 18.5% Medium
Age 0.3% 1.3% 2.4% Medium
Company Type 1.7% 4.0% 5.9% Medium
Accounts category 0.7% 2.2% 3.8% Medium
Accounting Month 0.6% 2.4% 5.5% Medium
Sic code count 0.7% 3.5% 7.0% Medium

VALUATION (BETA)




Valuation ratios as at 2022-05-31


Market Cap GBP Enterprise Value GBP PE EV/Revenue EV/EBITDA
ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC 1,131,640,000
Closed End Investments
( 235 companies)
129,061,120,000 129,093,518,350 11.2
(median)
7.1
(median)
0.6
(median)
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