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abrdn Asia Focus LSE:AAS Stock Report

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13 Apr, 2022


Company Financials
AAS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health3/6

AAS Stock Overview

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

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for abrdn Asia Focus
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£2.79
52 Week HighUK£3.04
52 Week LowUK£2.41
1 Month Change8.88%
3 Month Change-5.42%
1 Year Change8.14%
3 Year Change30.07%
5 Year Change36.43%
Change since IPO1,416.30%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

AASGB Capital MarketsGB Market

Return vs Industry: AAS exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -3.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AAS exceeded the UK Market which returned 1.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AAS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AAS volatility
AAS Average Weekly Movement4.8%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement4.6%
Market Average Movement6.2%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market13.0%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: AAS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AAS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company


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 sectors, including auto components; beverages; chemicals; commercial banks; containers and packaging; diversified financial services; food and staples retailing; hotels, restaurants, and leisure; industrial conglomerates; multiline retail; paper and forest products; real estate; and transportation infrastructure. The company was formerly known as Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC.

abrdn Asia Focus Fundamentals Summary

How do abrdn Asia Focus's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AAS fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£437.90m
Earnings (TTM)UK£146.48m
Revenue (TTM)UK£157.70m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AAS income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£0
Gross ProfitUK£157.70m
Other ExpensesUK£11.22m

Last Reported Earnings

Jul 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.93
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin92.88%
Debt/Equity Ratio13.4%

How did AAS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AAS (£2.79) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0.64)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AAS is good value based on its PE Ratio (3x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (9.7x).

PE vs Market: AAS is good value based on its PE Ratio (3x) compared to the UK market (16.7x).

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 (0.9x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.3x).

Future Growth

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


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 abrdn 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 abrdn Asia Focus performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AAS has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AAS became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AAS's earnings have declined by 15% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AAS has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: AAS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (83.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: AAS's Return on Equity (30%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is abrdn Asia Focus's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AAS's short term assets (£19.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£3.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: AAS's short term assets (£19.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£69.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AAS's net debt to equity ratio (10.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AAS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 11.4% to 13.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AAS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (4.2%).

Interest Coverage: AAS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (88.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AAS's dividend (2.37%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.72%).

High Dividend: AAS's dividend (2.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.55%).

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.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (3.2%), AAS's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (375.7%), AAS's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.


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


Average board tenure


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

Board Members

Experienced Board: AAS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.8 years average tenure).


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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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Key Information

  • Name: abrdn Asia Focus plc
  • Ticker: AAS
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£437.899m
  • Shares outstanding: 156.95m
  • Website:


  • abrdn Asia Focus plc
  • 4th Floor
  • Union Plaza
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • AB10 1DQ
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/04/13 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/04/13 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/07/31

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.