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Monday 23 September, 2013

Dunedin Inc.Growth

Half Yearly Report

RNS Number : 5749O
Dunedin Income Growth Inv Tst PLC
23 September 2013
 



DUNEDIN INCOME GROWTH INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

HALF YEARLY REPORT FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 JULY 2013

 

The objective of Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust PLC is to achieve growth of income and capital from a portfolio invested mainly in companies listed or quoted in the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

Highlights

 

 

 

·     Net asset value per share up by 12% in total return terms and the Company's benchmark, the FTSE All-Share Index increased by 8.9% in total return terms. 

 

·     Share price increased by 13.1% on a total return basis.

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:-

 

Jeremy Whitley

Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited            0131 528 4000

 

Andrew Leigh

Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited            0207 463 6312

 

 

Please note that past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future and the value of investments and the income from them may fall as well as rise.  Investors may not get back the amount they originally invested.



CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

Review of the Period

It has been a half year of contrasts with significant swings in both investor sentiment and asset prices - patterns to which we have become accustomed in recent years. The two most striking developments which could have longer term implications are that developed economies now look likely to outperform expectations vis-a-vis emerging markets for the first time in many years and that the multi-decade bull market in bonds seems to be drawing to a close.

 

Signs of life across Western economies and increased investor appetite for equities  led to the FTSE All-Share rising quite significantly over the period, up 8.9% on a total return basis. On this same basis, including dividends paid out, the Company's net asset value (NAV) per share rose 12.0%. The Company's shares ended the period at a slightly enhanced premium to NAV at 3.1% from the 1.4% they stood at the full year end resulting in a total return to shareholders over the period of 13.7%.

 

Encouragingly, the Company's shares have traded at a premium for most of the period since the end of April.

Your Company issued 200,000 shares from treasury during the half year, which will help to dilute the operating costs and improve NAV per share.

 

Dividends from our investee companies have continued to be resilient and we have experienced strong growth in income. Revenue has increased by 15.2% year on year, aided by a 10% rise in dividend income and a significant increase in the value of option premiums received. Dividend income though has been flattered by a one off special dividend from Sage worth £453k; stripping this out underlying dividend income grew 5.9% year on year and overall revenue 11.4%. The income generated from overseas listed holdings continues to play an important role and it once again accounted for nearly 25% of dividends received in the first half. Overall revenue per share increased 16.2% to 7.95p (11.8% excluding specials) as expenses grew more slowly than revenue. We expect that revenue growth per share for the full year will be somewhat lower as the rate of option writing will most likely drop in the second half given the extent undertaken in the first six months.

 

Dividends

It is our intention to make three equal distributions of 2.575p per share in August, November and February and to pay a final balancing dividend in May next year. This represents a 3% increase over the equivalent interim distributions last year. The Board's ambition remains to deliver real dividend growth.

 

Economic and Market Background

The period can be broadly split into a tale of three parts. First we experienced a very strong rally in equity markets that lasted from the end of January through to mid-May. This was followed by a sharp sell-off in the latter part of May and early June as investors grew increasingly concerned about the prospect of what has come to be called "tapering" or in other words the Federal Reserve of the United States beginning to slow its quantitative easing programme. US 10 year Treasury yields spiked sharply higher by almost 100bps in short order. But stock markets in the developed world regained their poise surprisingly quickly through the second half of June and July to finish the period close to previous highs. Conversely, in emerging markets, concerns continued to mount over both the impact of higher US interest rates and the ongoing slow-down in Chinese economic growth.

 

In my comments in the annual report I registered a lack of optimism regarding a substantive and sustained recovery in the economies of the UK and Continental Europe. It would be churlish though to deny that since that point European economies are showing signs of life for perhaps the first time since 2007 and the United States looks to be somewhat closer to achieving more normalised rates of growth.

 

Indeed we would admit our surprise at the pace of the rebound witnessed in the UK as the economy began to accelerate with Q2 GDP increasing 0.7% year on year after a reading of 0.4% in Q1. Markets effortlessly shifted from concerns over a triple dip recession to fears that the housing market may be over heating in the space of just a few months.

 

In the Eurozone, while the threats of break-up and soaring bond yields have receded dramatically, economic life remains difficult. There have, however, been some more encouraging signs with Q2 witnessing the first quarter of GDP growth since 2011. This though remains principally driven by better outcomes from the likes of Germany and the data remains polarised with a continued divergence in performance between north and south, albeit with some tentative signs of very early improvement in some Mediterranean states.

 

In the United States economic data continues to indicate that a recovery is underway but lacking the strength of traditional post-recession rebounds. Unemployment is edging down, reaching 7.4% in July, while housing data has rebounded and consumption is staging a modest comeback. The pace of this recovery has led markets to anticipate the timing of the Federal Reserve's moves to begin to unwind its extraordinary monetary policy interventions and long term bond yields have risen significantly since mid-May. This has had two principal impacts - firstly to destabilise emerging markets as investment flows have begun to head back into US Dollars and secondly to make investors question what the appropriate absolute return is from fixed income securities.

 

The most fascinating dynamics though can be found in emerging markets, the growth engines of the global economy for much of the past decade, where expansion has been slowing dramatically. Since at least the dawning of the financial crisis in 2007 it has been an article of investment faith that emerging markets are the future, that the demographics, economics and even politics of much of the western world are not conducive to the delivery of economic growth and that companies listed in these markets have fundamentally less attractive prospects. It is interesting to note though that over the five years to the end of July 2013 the FTSE All-Share had substantially outperformed emerging market indices.

 

Set against this somewhat mixed economic picture the earnings environment remains challenging. Barclays Capital now forecasts that consensus aggregate earnings for Pan European stock markets will contract this year by just over 1%; this is in contrast to expectations at the turn of the year that looked for earnings growth of over 10% in 2013. We suspect also that current market expectations for earnings growth of 15% in 2014 look somewhat optimistic.

 

Gearing

The Company's gearing position was little changed from the year end. Potential gearing has reduced as net assets increased reflecting the increase in value of the asset base over the period. Valuing debt at par, potential gearing stood at 8.0% at 31 July 2013, down from 8.7% at 31 January 2013. On an equity gearing basis, taking debt at par and offsetting our cash holdings, net indebtedness was 5.7% down from 7.9% at the year end. This was the result of both higher net assets and increased cash balances. Given the Company's need for income and investment valuations that remain reasonable we still consider it appropriate to maintain our modest level of gearing, though it is kept under review.

 

During the period we concluded the refinancing of the Company's banking facilities, increasing the size of the facility by £10 million to £30 million and achieving a reduction in both non-utilisation fees and margin. The decision to increase our facilities reflects both the increased size of the Company's net assets and that most of our existing facility is used to provide liquidity support to our option writing programme. While it is not our intention at this moment to raise gearing this increased facility leaves your Company with enhanced financial flexibility at a very modest additional cost.

 

Directors' Responsibility Statement

The Directors are responsible for preparing the half yearly financial report in accordance with applicable law and regulations.  The Directors confirm that to the best of their knowledge:

 

•      the condensed set of financial statements within the half yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with the statement "Half Yearly Financial Reports" issued by the UK Accounting Standards Board;

 

•      the Chairman's Statement (constituting the interim management report) includes a fair review of the information required by rule 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules (being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the financial year) and 4.2.8R (being related party transactions that have taken place during the first six months of the financial year and that have materially affected the financial position of the Company during that period; and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report that could so do).

 

Risk and Uncertainties

The Board has adopted a matrix of the key risks that affect its business. Like most other companies, the present economic conditions continue to represent the greatest challenge, and risk, to the Company. The principal risks associated with the Company are:

 

•      Performance risk: A fall in the market value of the Company's portfolio would have an adverse effect on shareholders' funds.  The NAV performance relative to the Index and the underlying stock weightings in the portfolio against the Index weightings are monitored closely by the Board.

•      Discount volatility: The Company's share price can trade at a discount to its underlying net asset value.  The Company operates a share buyback programme which is reviewed on a continuing basis. 

•      Regulatory risk: The Company operates in a complex regulatory environment and faces a number of regulatory risks. Breaches of regulations, such as Sections 1158 and 1159 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 and Part 2 Chapter 1 Statutory Instrument 2011/2999, the UKLA Listing Rules and the Companies Act, could lead to a number of detrimental outcomes and reputational damage. The Audit Committee monitors compliance with regulations by reviewing internal control reports from the Manager.

 

Going Concern

The Company's assets consist mainly of equity shares in companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and in most circumstances are realisable within a short timescale.  The Board has set limits for borrowing and derivative contract positions and regularly reviews actual exposures, cash flow projections and compliance with banking covenants.   The Company's Directors believe that the Company has adequate resources to continue its operational existence for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the accounts.

 

Outlook

Despite some signs of life of late in European economies, we continue to consider the outlook within our universe for both economies and corporate earnings to remain challenging as the unwinding of over a decade of very loose monetary policy in the West may be finally having its denouement in emerging markets.

 

The economic situation in Asia is clearly a concern and countries with large current account deficits do look vulnerable to additional volatility. But we consider a cyclical slow-down accompanied by structurally slower growth in China to be a more likely outcome than a repeat of the crisis in 1997/98 given fundamentally sounder economies in aggregate.

 

We are comfortable that our existing holdings, are in good shape operationally, possess sound balance sheets and strong management teams and are well placed to weather difficult conditions. Recent crises have certainly taught us that uncertainty is the friend of the long term investor and we will continue to look closely for any potential opportunities that may be thrown up by events. In the meantime your Company is well placed to continue to grow its distributions to shareholders.

 

 

Rory Macnamara

Chairman

20 September 2013

 



Manager's Portfolio Review

It was a relatively quiet period for portfolio activity. In general we looked to add to holdings on weakness and where valuations and yields looked consequently more attractive. Early in the year we topped up our position in Pearson after it produced a disappointing set of full year results, but where we believed the long term prospects remained unaffected. After several meetings with management we also added to French utility GDF Suez after it was hit very hard by fears over conditions in European energy markets. We felt that the valuation (with a dividend yield of close to 10%) was already discounting a tough near term operating environment. We also increased our position in Standard Chartered as investors fretted about slowing conditions in Asia; while the business environment there is likely to remain reasonably tough, certainly compared to the very strong conditions of recent years, the bank is currently trading on a multiple of book value that has only been seen during major financial crises.

 

During the market sell-off in early June we modestly increased positions in Close Brothers, National Grid and Sage. Finally the shareholding in Italian oil company ENI was also increased on substantial weakness on concerns over the performance of their services subsidiary Saipem. While events there are unhelpful for sentiment, in terms of value it is less important and with the company yielding close to 7% we considered it to be more than accounted for.

 

Inmarsat was the one new company that was added to the portfolio during the half. An owner and operator of satellites they have a very strong position in serving maritime markets and are looking to grow their exposure to land and air based customers. While not trading on an inherently cheap multiple the holding adds something quite different to the portfolio mix, pays a respectable dividend and offers attractive long term growth prospects as they enter new markets and leverage the transition to more demand for data based services.

 

We continued to focus the portfolio further through the sale of holdings in Whitbread, Aviva and Morrisons. Whitbread was exited after sustained very strong absolute and relative performance which stretched the valuation and dividend yield beyond a level we felt likely to offer us an acceptable return over the longer term. Morrisons was sold as we looked to concentrate our exposure to food retailing to just Tesco and Casino. While the company faces a number of strategic challenges ultimately we did not feel that it added anything meaningfully different to the portfolio, nor did we consider the end markets or the valuation to be sufficiently compelling. We also exited Aviva, where once again we did not consider it to add something significantly different to our existing holdings in Zurich and Prudential, while containing added complexity, arguably an inferior franchise and a dividend that we did not consider sustainable. 

 

Positions were also trimmed on relative strength in Associated British Foods where the dividend yield was pushed down to very low levels on the back of the success of their Primark retail operations. We reduced Berendsen after the valuation and yield moved to more normalised levels as the business continued to perform well. Meanwhile we also took profits in European real estate company Unibail-Rodamco, again after a very strong run in the share price had shifted the valuation to a substantial premium to net asset value.

 

In general it has been a prosperous period for income generation. By and large our investee companies continue to generate cash flow in excess of their corporate requirements and balance sheets remain strong. As a result dividend declarations have been ahead of our expectations. Perhaps even more importantly, at a number of our holdings where the security of future pay outs was under question, we have seen developments that have made those dividends much more secure over the medium term. One potential note of caution surrounds the recent strength in Sterling which if maintained could cause something of a headwind as we move into next year.

 

It has also been a fruitful period for option income, driven by a number of large premiums received for the implementation of strategic shifts within the portfolio. While this will not repeat to the same extent in the second half, it is a result of our inclination to shift to having fewer but larger option positions which can both generate meaningful premium income and implement strategic moves within the portfolio.

 

 

 

Jeremy Whitley & Ben Ritchie

Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited

20 September 2013


 

INCOME STATEMENT

 


Six months ended


31 July 2013


(unaudited)


Revenue

Capital

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

Gains on investments held at fair value

-

33,339

33,339

Currency gains

-

38

38





Income (note 2)

13,520

-

13,520

Investment management fee

(318)

(477)

(795)

Administrative expenses

(420)

-

(420)


_______

_______

_______

Net return before finance costs and taxation

12,782

32,900

45,682





Finance costs

(490)

(736)

(1,226)


_______

_______

_______

Return on ordinary activities before taxation

12,292

32,164

44,456





Taxation (note 3)

(298)

-

(298)


_______

_______

_______

Return on ordinary activities after taxation

11,994

32,164

44,158


_______

_______

_______





Return per Ordinary share (pence)(note 5) 

7.95

21.33

29.28


_______

_______

_______





The total column of this statement represents the profit and loss account of the Company.

A Statement of Total Recognised Gains and Losses has not been prepared as all gains and losses have been reflected in the Income Statement.

All revenue and capital items in the above statement derive from continuing operations.

 

 



INCOME STATEMENT

 


Six months ended


31 July 2012


(unaudited)


Revenue

Capital

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

Gains on investments held at fair value

-

10,304

10,304

Currency gains

-

79

79





Income (note 2)

11,729

-

11,729

Investment management fee

(278)

(416)

(694)

Administrative expenses

(407)

-

(407)


_______

_______

_______

Net return before finance costs and taxation

11,044

9,967

21,011





Finance costs

(486)

(726)

(1,212)


_______

_______

_______

Return on ordinary activities before taxation

10,558

9,241

19,799





Taxation (note 3)

(253)

-

(253)


_______

_______

_______

Return on ordinary activities after taxation

10,305

9,241

19,546


_______

_______

_______





Return per Ordinary share (pence)(note 5) 

6.84

6.13

12.97


_______

_______

_______







INCOME STATEMENT

 


Year ended


31 January 2013


(audited)


Revenue

Capital

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

Gains on investments held at fair value

-

48,196

48,196

Currency gains

-

115

115





Income (note 2)

18,866

-

18,866

Investment management fee

(565)

(848)

(1,413)

Administrative expenses

(757)

-

(757)


_______

_______

_______

Net return before finance costs and taxation

17,544

47,463

65,007





Finance costs

(969)

(1,450)

(2,419)


_______

_______

_______

Return on ordinary activities before taxation

16,575

46,013

62,588





Taxation (note 3)

(341)

-

(341)


_______

_______

_______

Return on ordinary activities after taxation

16,234

46,013

62,247


_______

_______

_______





Return per Ordinary share (pence)(note 5) 

10.77

30.53

41.30


_______

_______

_______







BALANCE SHEET

 



As at

As at

As at



 31 July
2013

 31 July
2012

 31 January 2013



(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)


Notes

£'000

£'000

£'000

Non-current assets





Investments at fair value through profit or loss


445,375

377,310

416,868



_______

_______

_______






Current assets





Loans and receivables


1,568

1,561

866

Cash and short term deposits


9,437

6,386

3,102



_______

_______

_______



11,005

7,947

3,968



_______

_______

_______






Creditors: amounts falling due within one year





Bank loan


(5,000)

(5,000)

(5,000)

Other creditors


(1,214)

(1,317)

(1,712)



_______

_______

_______



(6,214)

(6,317)

(6,712)



_______

_______

_______

Net current assets/(liabilities)


4,791

1,630

(2,744)



_______

_______

_______

Total assets less current liabilities


450,166

378,940

414,124






Creditors: amounts falling due after more than one year





Debenture stock


(28,526)

(28,513)

(28,519)



_______

_______

_______

Net assets


421,640

350,427

385,605



_______

_______

_______






Capital and reserves





Called-up share capital


38,419

38,419

38,419

Share premium account


4,595

4,543

4,543

Capital redemption reserve


1,606

1,606

1,606

Capital reserve

7

353,797

284,370

321,142

Revenue reserve


23,223

21,489

19,895



_______

_______

_______

Equity shareholders' funds


421,640

350,427

385,605



_______

_______

_______






Adjusted net asset value per Ordinary share (pence)

8

279.36

232.46

255.82



_______

_______

_______



RECONCILIATION OF MOVEMENTS IN SHAREHOLDERS' FUNDS

 

Six months ended 31 July 2013 (unaudited)











Share

Capital






Share

premium

redemption

Capital

Revenue




capital

account

reserve

reserve

reserve

Total


Notes

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance at 31 January 2013


38,419

4,543

1,606

321,142

19,895

385,605

Return on ordinary activities after taxation


-

-

-

32,164

11,994

44,158

Issue of ordinary shares


-

52

-

491

-

543

Dividends paid

4

-

-

-

-

(8,666)

(8,666)



_______

_______

_______

______

_______

_______

Balance at 31 July 2013


38,419

4,595

1,606

353,797

23,223

421,640



_______

_______

_______

______

_______

_______









Six months ended 31 July 2012 (unaudited)











Share

Capital






Share

premium

redemption

Capital

Revenue




capital

account

reserve

reserve

reserve

Total



£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance at 31 January 2012


38,419

4,543

1,606

275,129

21,583

341,280

Return on ordinary activities after taxation


-

-

-

9,241

10,305

19,546

Dividends paid

4

-

-

-

-

(10,399)

(10,399)



_______

_______

_______

______

_______

_______

Balance at 31 July 2012


38,419

4,543

1,606

284,370

21,489

350,427



_______

_______

_______

______

_______

_______









Year ended 31 January 2013 (audited)











Share

Capital






Share

premium

redemption

Capital

Revenue




capital

account

reserve

reserve

reserve

Total



£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance at 31 January 2012


38,419

4,543

1,606

275,129

21,583

341,280

Return on ordinary activities after taxation


-

-

-

46,013

16,234

62,247

Dividends paid

4

-

-

-

-

(17,922)

(17,922)



_______

_______

_______

______

_______

_______

Balance at 31 January 2013


38,419

4,543

1,606

321,142

19,895

385,605



_______

_______

_______

______

_______

_______



CASH FLOW STATEMENT

 



Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
ended



31 July
2013

31 July
2012

31 January 2013



(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)


Notes

£'000

£'000

£'000

Net return on ordinary activities before finance costs and taxation


45,682

21,011

65,007

Adjustment for:





Gains on investments


(33,339)

(10,304)

(48,196)

Currency gains


(38)

(79)

(115)

(Increase)/decrease in accrued income


(772)

(95)

528

Decrease/(increase) in other debtors


71

(163)

(92)

(Decrease)/increase in other creditors


(475)

162

522



__________

__________

__________

Net cash inflow from operating activities


11,129

10,532

17,654






Servicing of finance





Interest paid


(1,242)

(1,206)

(2,373)






Taxation





Overseas withholding tax paid


(298)

(253)

(341)






Financial investment





Purchases of investments


(20,359)

(30,720)

(44,388)

Sales of investments


25,190

34,463

46,467



__________

__________

__________

Net cash inflow from financial investment


4,831

3,743

2,079






Equity dividends paid

4

(8,666)

(10,399)

(17,922)



__________

__________

__________

Net cash inflow/(outflow) before financing


5,754

2,417

(903)






Financing





Issue of shares


543

-

-



__________

__________

__________

Net cash inflow from financing


543

-

-



__________

__________

__________

Increase/(decrease) in cash


6,297

2,417

(903)



__________

__________

__________






Reconciliation of net cash flow to movements in net debt





Increase/(decrease) in cash as above


6,297

2,417

(903)

Exchange movements


38

79

115

Non-cash movements


(7)

(7)

(13)



__________

__________

__________

Movement in net debt in the period


6,328

2,489

(801)

Opening net debt


(30,417)

(29,616)

(29,616)



__________

__________

__________

Closing net debt


(24,089)

(27,127)

(30,417)



__________

__________

__________



Notes to the Financial Statements

For the six months ended 31 July 2013

 

1.

Accounting policies


(a)

Basis of accounting



The accounts have been prepared in accordance with applicable UK Accounting Standards, with pronouncements on half yearly reporting issued by the Accounting Standards Board and with the Statement of Recommended Practice 'Financial Statements of Investment Trust Companies and Venture Capital Trusts'. They have also been prepared on the assumption that approval as an investment trust will continue to be granted. The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis.






The financial statements and the net asset value per share figures have been prepared in accordance with UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (UK GAAP).






The half yearly financial statements have been prepared using the same accounting policies as the preceding annual accounts.





(b)

Dividends payable



Dividends are recognised in the period in which they are paid.





(c)

Investments



Investments have been designated upon initial recognition at fair value through profit or loss. Investments are recognised and de-recognised at trade date where a purchase or sale is under a contract whose terms require delivery within the timeframe established by the market concerned, and are measured initially at fair value. Subsequent to initial recognition, investments are recognised at fair value through profit or loss. For listed investments, this is deemed to be bid market prices or closing prices for SETS stocks sourced from the London Stock Exchange. SETS is the London Stock Exchange electronic trading service covering most of the market including all FTSE All-Share and most liquid AIM constituents. Gains or losses arising from changes in fair value are included in net profit or loss for the period as a capital item in the Income Statement.





(d)

Capital reserves



Gains or losses on the realisation of investments and changes in fair values of investments are transferred to the capital reserve. The capital element of the management fee and relevant finance costs are charged to this reserve. Any associated tax relief is also credited to this reserve.





(e)

Allocation of expenses



Expenses are charged to capital when they are incurred in connection with the maintenance or enhancement of the value of investments. In this respect the investment management fee and relevant finance costs are allocated between revenue and capital in line with the Board's expectation of returns from the Company's investments over the long term in the form of revenue and capital respectively.





(f)

Traded Options



The Company may enter into certain derivatives (e.g. options). Option contracts are accounted for as separate derivative contracts and are therefore shown in other assets or other liabilities at their fair value i.e. market value adjusted for the amortisation of transaction expenses. The premium received and fair value changes in the open position are recognised in the revenue column, losses realised on the exercise of the contracts are recorded in the capital column of the Income Statement.






In addition, the Company may enter into derivative contracts to manage market risk and gains or losses arising on such contracts are recorded in the capital column of the Income Statement.

 



Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
ended



31 July
2013

31 July
2012

31 January 2013

2.

Income

£'000

£'000

£'000


Income from investments





UK listed - franked

8,321

7,908

12,708


Overseas listed

2,984

2,693

3,641


Scrip dividends

826

427

966



__________

__________

__________



12,131

11,028

17,315



__________

__________

__________







Other income





Deposit interest

-

1

1


Income on derivatives

1,371

670

1,508


Income from stock lending

18

30

42



__________

__________

__________



1,389

701

1,551



__________

__________

__________


Total income

13,520

11,729

18,866



__________

__________

__________

 



Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
ended



31 July
2013

31 July
2012

31 January 2013

3.

Taxation

£'000

£'000

£'000


Withholding tax on income from foreign investments

436

373

452


Overseas tax reclaimable

(138)

(120)

(111)



__________

__________

__________



298

253

341



__________

__________

__________

 



Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
ended



31 July
2013

31 July
2012

31 January 2013

4.

Dividends

£'000

£'000

£'000


First interim dividend for the year ended 31 January 2013 - 2.50p paid on 31 August 2012

-

-

3,768


Second interim dividend for the year ended 31 January 2013 - 2.50p paid 30 November 2012

-

-

3,768


Third interim dividend for the year ended 31 January 2013 - 2.50p paid on 28 February 2013

3,768

-

-


Final dividend for the year ended 31 January 2013 - 3.25p (2012 - 6.9p) paid on 31 May 2013

4,898

10,399

10,399


Refund of unclaimed dividends from previous periods

-

-

(13)



__________

__________

__________



8,666

10,399

17,922



__________

__________

__________







A first interim dividend for the year to 31 January 2014 of 2.575p per share was paid on 31 August 2013 to shareholders on the register on 9 August 2013. The ex-dividend date was 7 August 2013.

 



Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
ended



31 July
2013

31 July
2012

31 January 2013

5.

Return per Ordinary share

p

p

p


Revenue return

7.95

6.84

10.77


Capital return

21.33

6.13

30.53



__________

__________

__________


Total return

29.28

12.97

41.30



__________

__________

__________







The returns per share figures are based on the following:








Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
ended



31 July
2013

31 July
2012

31 January 2013



£'000

£'000

£'000


Revenue return

11,994

10,305

16,234


Capital return

32,164

9,241

46,013



__________

__________

__________


Total return

44,158

19,546

62,247



__________

__________

__________


Weighted average number of Ordinary shares in issue

150,803,425

150,706,187

150,706,187



__________

__________

__________

 

6.

Transaction costs 


During the period, expenses were incurred in acquiring or disposing of investments classified as fair value through profit or loss. These have been expensed through capital and are included within gains on investments in the Income Statement. The total costs were as follows :








Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
ended



31 July
 2013

31 July
2012

31 January 2013



£'000

£'000

£'000


Purchases

90

85

152


Sales

25

32

49



__________

__________

__________



115

117

201



__________

__________

__________

 

7.

Capital reserve


The capital reserve reflected in the Balance Sheet at 31 July 2013 includes gains of £126,043,000 (31 July 2012 - gains of £61,789,000; 31 January 2013 - gains of £96,347,000) which relate to the revaluation of investments held at the reporting date.

 

8.

Net asset value


Equity shareholders' funds have been calculated in accordance with the provisions of Financial Reporting Standard 4 'Capital Instruments'. The analysis of equity shareholders' funds on the face of the Balance Sheet does not reflect the rights under the Articles of Association of the Ordinary shareholders on a return of assets. These rights are reflected in the net asset value and the net asset value per share attributable to Ordinary shareholders at the period end, adjusted to reflect the deduction of the Debenture Stock at par. A reconciliation between the two sets of figures is given below:








As at

As at

As at



 31 July
 2013

 31 July
2012

 31 January 2013


Equity shareholders' funds

£421,640,000

£350,427,000

£385,605,000


Adjusted net assets

£421,566,000

£350,340,000

£385,524,000


Number of Ordinary shares in issue at the period end

150,906,187

150,706,187

150,706,187







Equity shareholders' funds per share

279.41p

232.52p

255.87p


Less: Unamortised Debenture Stock premium and issue expenses

(0.05p)

(0.06p)

(0.05p)



__________

__________

__________


Adjusted net asset value per share

279.36p

232.46p

255.82p



__________

__________

__________

 

 



Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
ended



31 July
2013

31 July
2012

31 January 2013

9.

Stock lending

£'000

£'000

£'000


Aggregate value of securities on loan at the period end

4,544

8,142

9,298



__________

__________

__________


Maximum aggregate value of securities on loan during the period

16,032

24,786

24,786



__________

__________

__________


Fee income from stock lending during the period

18

30

42



__________

__________

__________







All stocks lent under these arrangements are fully secured against collateral. The value of the collateral held at 31 July 2013 was £4,779,000 (31 July 2012 -£8,734,000; 31 January 2013 -£9,771,000). At 31 July 2013 the collateral comprised government stocks and equities.




Stock lending is the temporary transfer of securities by a lender to a borrower, with an agreement by the borrower to return equivalent securities to the lender at an agreed date. Revenue is received for making the investments available to the borrower. In all cases the securities lent continue to be recognised on the Balance Sheet.

 

10.

Called-up share capital


During the six months ended 31 July 2013 the Company issued 200,000 Ordinary shares from Treasury with proceeds of £543,000 (31 July 2012 - nil; year ended 31 January 2013 - nil).

 

11.

Half Yearly Report


The financial information contained in this Half Yearly Report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Sections 434 - 436 of the Companies Act 2006. The financial information for the six months ended 31 July 2013 and 31 July 2012 has not been audited.




The information for the year ended 31 January 2013 has been extracted from the latest published audited financial statements which have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditor on those accounts contained no qualification or statement under Section 498 (2), (3) or (4) of the Companies Act 2006.




The auditor has reviewed the financial information for the six months ended 31 July 2013 pursuant to the International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity. The report of the auditor is attached.

 

12.

This Half Yearly Report was approved by the Board on 20 September 2013 and the Half Yearly Report will be posted to shareholders at the beginning of October 2013 and copies will be available from the Manager or the Company's website, www.dunedinincomegrowth.co.uk

 

Please note that past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future and the value of investments and the income from them may fall as well as rise.  Investors may not get back the amount they originally invested

 

 



Independent Review Report to Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust PLC

 

Introduction

We have been engaged by the Company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half yearly financial report for the six months ended 31 July 2013 which comprises the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, the Reconciliation of Movements in Shareholders' Funds, the Cash Flow Statement and the related explanatory notes. We have read the other information contained in the half yearly financial report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

 

This report is made solely to the Company in accordance with the terms of our engagement to assist the Company in meeting the requirements of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules ("the DTR") of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority ("the UK FCA"). Our review has been undertaken so that we might state to the Company those matters we are required to state to it in this report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have reached.

 

Directors' Responsibilities

The half yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the Directors. The Directors are responsible for preparing the half yearly financial report in accordance with the DTR of the UK FCA.

 

As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the Company are prepared in accordance with UK Accounting Standards and applicable law (UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice). The condensed set of financial statements included in this half yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with the Statement Half Yearly Financial Reports as issued by the UK Accounting Standards Board.

 

Our Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half yearly financial report based on our review.

 

Scope of Review

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the UK. A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

 

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half yearly financial report for the six months ended 31 July 2013 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the Statement Half Yearly Financial Reports as issued by the UK Accounting Standards Board and the DTR of the UK FCA.

 

 

Philip Merchant

for and on behalf of KPMG Audit Plc, Statutory Auditor

Chartered Accountants

Edinburgh

20 September 2013

 


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