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The Company’s objective is to provide long term growth in income and capital, principally by investment in UK equities. The board continues to recognise the importance of dividend income to shareholders.
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Price total return performance figures are calculated using closing mid prices and with net income (dividends) reinvested.
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Can someone tell me what impact the almost continuous issue of new shares is having on the dividend? Surely these are diluting the dividends received as these are now spread over an ever increasing number of shares. If so, how can they possibly increase the payout without surrendering capital.
None at all. They are what are known as ‘tap issues’ and City of London only issues such relatively small numbers of shares into the secondary market to maintain liquidity and satisfy market-maker demand. Effectively, City of London is using tap issues as a means of premium control as opposed to that of discount control. When done with the frequency that City of London appears to be doing it then the relatively small (albeit regular) inflows of cash raised from such tap issues are easily absorbed onto the portfolio’s balance sheet. If not required for investment, such tap issue cash raised invariably ends up being set aside to cover costs associated with running the trust. That way the fund manager is less inclined to trim holdings to raise cash to meet costs. And, if holdings are not being trimmed back then it follows that the bits that remain untrimmed are generating revenues that in turn becomes dividends – hence no dilution if such tap issues are managed correctly.
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13:00 | Monday, January 20, 2014