Henderson European Focus Trust plc

Ordinary shares Ticker: HEFT,  ISIN code: GB0005268858

Investment objective

The Company seeks to maximise total return from a focused portfolio of listed stocks, mainly in Contintenal Europe.

Overview

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Ticker: HEFTOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 1,115.00 Estimated NAV Final NAVs are published daily and announced on the London Stock Exchange.1,227.18 Discount/premium -9.14% Yield 2.78% Price date 14/12/2018

Ratings and awards

Morningstar 5 Star
Morningstar OBSR Bronze
Performance

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Performance is shown based on the Share Price and does not include income reinvested.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Performance is shown based on the Share Price and does not include income reinvested.

Discrete performance

PerformanceJun 2017 - Jun 2018Jun 2016 - Jun 2017Jun 2015 - Jun 2016Jun 2014 - Jun 2015Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
NAV1.40%29.00%7.00%7.40%22.20%
Price-11.60%53.00%-10.40%9.90%32.10%
© Morningstar 2018. All rights reserved. The Price and Net Asset Value total returns.Source: Morningstar, based on market prices at close on the date shown. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied by Morningstar. We take care to ensure that the information provided by Morningstar is correct but we neither warrant, represent nor guarantee the contents of the information, nor do we accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies therein. Prices may be subject to change, errors and omissions excepted. Annual return to 30/06/2018

Cumulative performance

Performance1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year3 Years5 Years
NAV-3.17%-11.06%-11.00%-9.11%25.83%51.09%
Price-1.32%-8.94%-10.04%-15.99%16.94%42.35%
© Morningstar 2017. All rights reserved. The Price and Net Asset Value total returns.Source: Morningstar, based on market prices at close on the date shown. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied by Morningstar. We take care to ensure that the information provided by Morningstar is correct but we neither warrant, represent nor guarantee the contents of the information, nor do we accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies therein. Prices may be subject to change, errors and omissions excepted. Data as at 17/12/2018
Top 10 holdings
Top 10 holdings(%)
Nestlé4.1%
LafargeHolcim3.7%
Roche3.7%
Carlsberg3.4%
Nokian Renkaat3.4%
Autoliv3.4%
Akzo Nobel3.3%
Tessenderlo Group3.0%
Novartis2.8%
Galp Energia SGPS2.8%
Source: BNP ParibasSource: BNP Paribas for holdings information and Morningstar for all other data. Differences in calculation may occur due to the methodology used. Data as at 30/11/2018
Geographic breakdown
Geographic breakdown(%)
Germany17.9%
Switzerland14.3%
Netherlands10.7%
Finland7.8%
Sweden7.5%
France6.5%
Belgium6.0%
United Kingdom5.6%
Denmark4.7%
Spain3.6%
Source: BNP ParibasSource: BNP Paribas for holdings information and Morningstar for all other data. Differences in calculation may occur due to the methodology used. Data as at 30/11/2018
Sector breakdown
Sector breakdown(%)
Consumer Goods25.3%
Industrials19.3%
Health Care18.1%
Financials14.9%
Basic Materials8.7%
Technology5.3%
Oil & Gas3.9%
Telecommunications2.0%
Utilities1.4%
Consumer Services1.0%
Source: BNP ParibasSource: BNP Paribas for holdings information and Morningstar for all other data. Differences in calculation may occur due to the methodology used. Data as at 30/11/2018
Dividends
Ex dividend datePay dateAmount div p/ps
09/01/201908/02/201921.50
31/05/201829/06/20189.50
04/01/201802/02/201820.50
04/01/201802/02/20181.40
01/06/201729/06/20179.00
05/01/201710/02/201718.90
26/05/201628/06/20167.50
07/01/201605/02/201617.65
© Morningstar 2017. All rights reserved.Source: Morningstar, based on market prices at close on the date shown. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied by Morningstar. We take care to ensure that the information provided by Morningstar is correct but we neither warrant, represent nor guarantee the contents of the information, nor do we accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies therein. Prices may be subject to change, errors and omissions excepted. Data as at 18/12/2018
Please note: For UK tax payers, investment trust dividend distributions are treated as overseas income and paid with a notional tax credit of 10%. UK resident basic rate taxpayers will have no further liability to tax on dividends. UK resident higher rate tax payers or additional rate tax payers will be liable for further tax. Henderson Global Investors does not give tax advice and you should consult an appropriately qualified professional adviser if you are uncertain about your tax position.
Key data
Objective Growth
Asset class Equities
Benchmark FTSE World Europe (ex UK) Index
Sector AIC Europe
Regional focus Europe ex UK
Risk rating Slightly above average
Incorporation date January 1947
Total holdings 55
Please note: Risk ratings are provided by Numis. More information on these ratings can be viewed here.
Please note: Total holdings are updated at the end of each calendar month.

Ordinary shares

ISIN code GB0005268858
Ticker HEFT
SEDOL number(s) 0526885
General risks
  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
  • ​You should note that your tax treatment in relation to any investments held outside an ISA will depend on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Governments may change the tax rules which affect you or the Funds in which you have invested.
  • ​If you invest through a third party provider you are advised to consult them directly as charges, performance and terms and conditions may differ materially.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
Specific risks
  • Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or detrimental at other times.
  • This trust is suitable to be used as one component in several in a diversified investment portfolio. Investors should consider carefully the proportion of their portfolio invested into this trust.
  • The trust may have a particularly concentrated portfolio (low number of holdings) relative to its investment universe and an adverse event impacting only a small number of holdings can create significant volatility or losses for the trust.
  • The trust could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the trust.
  • If a trust's portfolio is concentrated towards a particular country or geographical region, the investment carries greater risk than a portfolio diversified across more countries.
  • The return on your investment is directly related to the prevailing market price of the trust’s shares, which will trade at a varying discount (or premium) relative to the value of the underlying assets of the trust. As a result losses (or gains) may be higher or lower than those of the trust’s assets.
  • Shares can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
  • Where the trust invests in assets which are denominated in currencies other than the base currency then currency exchange rate movements may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise.
  • The trust may use gearing as part of its investment strategy. If the trust utilises its ability to gear, the profits and losses incured by the trust can be greater than those of a trust that does not use gearing.
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