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Scottish Investment Trust LSE:SCIN Stock Report

Last Price


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16 May, 2022


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

SCIN Stock Overview

The Scottish Investment Trust PLC is a publicly owned investment manager.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Scottish Investment Trust
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£8.48
52 Week HighUK£9.33
52 Week LowUK£7.25
1 Month Change-5.04%
3 Month Change-7.02%
1 Year Change4.50%
3 Year Change7.75%
5 Year Change5.21%
Change since IPO412.39%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

SCINGB Capital MarketsGB Market

Return vs Industry: SCIN exceeded the UK Capital Markets industry which returned -10.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SCIN exceeded the UK Market which returned -3.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SCIN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SCIN volatility
SCIN Average Weekly Movement2.8%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement4.9%
Market Average Movement6.2%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.8%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.2%

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

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

About the Company


The Scottish Investment Trust PLC is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm manages separate client-focused equity portfolios. It invests in public equity markets across the globe.

Scottish Investment Trust Fundamentals Summary

How do Scottish Investment Trust's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SCIN fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£561.15m
Earnings (TTM)UK£72.81m
Revenue (TTM)UK£84.49m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SCIN income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUK£0
Gross ProfitUK£84.49m
Other ExpensesUK£11.69m

Last Reported Earnings

Oct 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Jun 27, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)1.10
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin86.17%
Debt/Equity Ratio14.3%

How did SCIN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Scottish Investment Trust undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SCIN is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.7x) compared to the UK Capital Markets industry average (9.5x).

PE vs Market: SCIN is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.7x) compared to the UK market (15.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SCIN is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the GB Capital Markets industry average (1.1x).

Future Growth

How is Scottish Investment 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 Scottish Investment 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 Scottish Investment 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: SCIN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SCIN became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SCIN's earnings have declined by 54.5% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SCIN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (62.1%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SCIN's Return on Equity (12.4%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Scottish Investment 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: SCIN's short term assets (£51.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (£1.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: SCIN's short term assets (£51.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£84.3M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SCIN's net debt to equity ratio (6.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SCIN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 9.9% to 14.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SCIN's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.7%).

Interest Coverage: SCIN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (16.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Scottish Investment Trust current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SCIN's dividend (2.88%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.78%).

High Dividend: SCIN's dividend (2.88%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.85%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.8%), SCIN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (102.7%), SCIN's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.

Next Steps


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


Average board tenure


Scottish Investment Trust has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Board Members

Experienced Board: SCIN's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 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

The Scottish Investment Trust PLC's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: The Scottish Investment Trust PLC
  • Ticker: SCIN
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1887
  • Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£561.149m
  • Shares outstanding: 66.17m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • The Scottish Investment Trust PLC
  • 6 Albyn Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 4NL
  • United Kingdom


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/16 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/16 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/10/31

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.