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abrdn Equity Income Trust LSE:AEI Stock Report

Last Price


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19 Jun, 2022


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

AEI Stock Overview

abrdn Equity Income Trust plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Standard Life Investments (Corporate Funds) Limited.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for abrdn Equity Income Trust
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£3.40
52 Week HighUK£3.85
52 Week LowUK£3.15
1 Month Change-7.86%
3 Month Change-5.16%
1 Year Change-5.56%
3 Year Change-13.49%
5 Year Change-24.95%
Change since IPO277.78%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

AEIGB Capital MarketsGB Market

Return vs Industry: AEI exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -18.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AEI exceeded the UK Market which returned -9.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AEI's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AEI volatility
AEI Average Weekly Movement3.0%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement4.2%
Market Average Movement5.5%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.9%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.8%

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

Volatility Over Time: AEI's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company


abrdn Equity Income Trust plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Standard Life Investments (Corporate Funds) Limited. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United Kingdom. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors.

abrdn Equity Income Trust Fundamentals Summary

How do abrdn Equity Income Trust's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AEI fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£163.31m
Earnings (TTM)UK£19.08m
Revenue (TTM)UK£21.14m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AEI income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£0
Gross ProfitUK£21.14m
Other ExpensesUK£2.06m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.40
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin90.24%
Debt/Equity Ratio14.5%

How did AEI perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is AEI undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for AEI?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

AEI key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue8.9x
Enterprise Value/EBITDAn/a
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does AEI's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

AEI PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for AEI vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Averagen/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: Insufficient data to calculate AEI's Price-To-Earnings Ratio vs. peers for valuation analysis.

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does AEI's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.K. Capital Markets Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: AEI is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.6x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (9x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is AEI's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

AEI PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio8.6x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AEI's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of AEI when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AEI's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AEI's fair value for valuation analysis.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

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Future Growth

How is abrdn Equity Income Trust forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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 Equity Income Trust 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 Equity Income Trust performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AEI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AEI's current net profit margins (90.2%) are lower than last year (96.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AEI's earnings have grown by 2.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AEI's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: AEI had negative earnings growth (-60.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Capital Markets industry average (51.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: AEI's Return on Equity (10.5%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is abrdn Equity Income Trust's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AEI's short term assets (£3.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities (£27.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: AEI has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AEI's net debt to equity ratio (13.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AEI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 12.1% to 14.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if AEI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: AEI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (53.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is abrdn Equity Income Trust current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AEI's dividend (6.24%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.88%).

High Dividend: AEI's dividend (6.24%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.12%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AEI's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (54.5%), AEI's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate cash payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by cash flows.


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


Average board tenure


abrdn Equity Income Trust has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Board Members

Experienced Board: AEI's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.6 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

abrdn Equity Income Trust plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: abrdn Equity Income Trust plc
  • Ticker: AEI
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£163.314m
  • Shares outstanding: 48.03m
  • Website:


  • abrdn Equity Income Trust plc
  • Investment House 1 George Street
  • Edinburgh
  • Eh2 2-ll
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/19 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/17 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/09/30

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.