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Executive Summary

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC operates as an investment trust that invests in a portfolio of smaller companies in Japan, Asia, and Australasia. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Share Price & News

How has Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AAS is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AAS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.8%

AAS

-5.6%

GB Capital Markets

1.2%

GB Market


1 Year Return

30.3%

AAS

11.2%

GB Capital Markets

4.6%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: AAS exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned 11.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AAS exceeded the UK Market which returned 4.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AASIndustryMarket
7 Day3.8%-5.6%1.2%
30 Day2.1%-6.6%0.9%
90 Day7.5%0.06%2.4%
1 Year32.7%30.3%14.8%11.2%10.6%4.6%
3 Year23.1%16.7%39.5%23.7%8.6%-4.5%
5 Year74.7%61.4%99.0%65.5%39.5%12.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.11x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AAS (£12.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£4.49)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AAS is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AAS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Capital Markets industry average.

PE vs Market: AAS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AAS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AAS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.6x).

Future Growth

How is Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

24.8%

Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus performed over the past 5 years?

-14.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AAS is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: AAS is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AAS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 14.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AAS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: AAS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (-1.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AAS has a negative Return on Equity (-16.82%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AAS's short term assets (£12.5M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£12.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: AAS's short term assets (£12.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£35.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AAS's debt to equity ratio (13%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AAS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 10.8% to 13% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AAS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.2%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if AAS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet

Dividend

What is Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.55%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AAS's dividend (1.55%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.49%).

High Dividend: AAS's dividend (1.55%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.51%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AAS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: AAS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: AAS is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

10.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Philip Yea
Independent Non-Executive Director7.17yrsUK£12.06k0.0065%
£ 25.3k
Haruko Fukuda
Independent Non-Executive Director18.17yrsUK£23.00kno data
Nigel Cayzer
Independent Non-Executive Chairman25.5yrsUK£30.00kno data
Mark Hadsley-Chaplin
Independent Non-Executive Director7.67yrsUK£23.00kno data
Christopher Maude
Independent Non-Executive Director13.83yrsUK£24.98kno data
Randal Mcdunluce
Independent Non-Executive Director7.67yrsUK£23.00k0.0025%
£ 9.8k
Krishna Shanmuganathan
Independent Non-Executive Directorno datano data0.0033%
£ 12.9k

10.8yrs

Average Tenure

66yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: AAS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC
  • Ticker: AAS
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: UK£387.478m
  • Shares outstanding: 31.63m
  • Website: https://www.asia-focus.co.uk

Location

  • Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC
  • 4th Floor
  • Union Plaza
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • AB10 1DQ
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AASLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPOct 1995
AASlBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPOct 1995

Biography

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC operates as an investment trust that invests in a portfolio of smaller companies in Japan, Asia, and Australasia. The trust invests in companies operating in various sector...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/06 19:03
End of Day Share Price2021/03/05 00:00
Earnings2020/07/31
Annual Earnings2020/07/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.