BRSC Stock Overview
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£20.25|
|52 Week High||UK£22.30|
|52 Week Low||UK£15.80|
|1 Month Change||0.75%|
|3 Month Change||2.79%|
|1 Year Change||21.70%|
|3 Year Change||55.17%|
|5 Year Change||98.92%|
|Change since IPO||1,966.33%|
Recent News & Updates
|BRSC||GB Capital Markets||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: BRSC exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -1.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BRSC exceeded the UK Market which returned 8.3% over the past year.
|BRSC Average Weekly Movement||2.9%|
|Capital Markets Industry Average Movement||4.1%|
|Market Average Movement||5.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.5%|
Stable Share Price: BRSC is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BRSC's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. The fund is managed by BlackRock Investment Managers (UK) Limited. It invests in public equity markets of the United Kingdom.
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust Fundamentals Summary
|BRSC fundamental statistics|
Is BRSC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|BRSC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£0|
Last Reported Earnings
Aug 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||8.75|
|Net Profit Margin||97.82%|
How did BRSC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.7%Current Dividend Yield
Is BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust 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: BRSC (£20.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£12.36)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BRSC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BRSC is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.3x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (10.9x).
PE vs Market: BRSC is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.3x) compared to the UK market (19.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BRSC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BRSC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.7x).
How is BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust 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 BlackRock Smaller Companies 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.
How has BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BRSC has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BRSC became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BRSC's earnings have grown by 11.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BRSC has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BRSC has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (66.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BRSC's Return on Equity (38.4%) is considered high.
How is BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BRSC's short term assets (£22.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (£19.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: BRSC's short term assets (£22.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£79.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BRSC's net debt to equity ratio (5.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BRSC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 6.8% to 7.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BRSC's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: BRSC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (168.4x coverage).
What is BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BRSC's dividend (1.65%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.41%).
High Dividend: BRSC's dividend (1.65%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.06%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BRSC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BRSC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (3.8%), BRSC's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Experienced Board: BRSC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.8 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc
- Ticker: BRSC
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1906
- Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Implied Market Cap: UK£988.803m
- Shares outstanding: 48.83m
- Website: https://www.blackrock.com/uk/individual/investment-ideas/investment-trust/blackrock-smaller-companies-trust
- BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc
- 12 Throgmorton Avenue
- Greater London
- EC2N 2DL
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/19 21:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/19 00:00|
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.