Cadence Capital Limited returned a negative gross performance of 1.1% in April, compared to the All Ordinaries Accumulation Index which was up 1.8% for the month. The largest detractors from performance during April were BHP Group, Tietto Minerals, Pinterest, Stanmore Coal, and Sierra Rutile Holdings. The top contributors to performance were Iris Energy, Meta Platforms and QBE Insurance. At month end the Company was holding approximately half the portfolio in cash.
Global indexes have drifted higher during the new calendar year 2023, with the S&P 500 Index up 8.6% and the All Ordinaries Accumulation Index up 5.4%, however the participation in this uplift has not been widespread across stocks, for example, the top 15 stocks in the S&P 500 Index accounted for 97% of the S&P 500 year to date performance, and Apple alone accounted for 26%. Further, more of a focus is being placed on company fundamentals such as earnings and cashflows as opposed to peak valuation metrics such as enterprise value/revenue. CDM portfolio holdings such as QBE Insurance and Meta Platforms are good examples of this with these companies having PEG ratios of less than one and strong earnings growth forecasts for next year.
A key change in trend over the last 12 months has been the directional change in interest rates, which fell for 30 years to near zero, bottomed out, and started moving upwards at the fastest pace in history (now 3.85%). Many investors and business models have never experienced rising interest rates. What has performed well in similar previous cycles are companies with pricing power, precious metals, and energy. Insurance companies typically have strong pricing power, and despite a cyber-attack, Medibank Private has performed resiliently and shown the businesses strength to hold customers and put prices up. Boral, which is in the early stages of a multiyear turnaround has successfully put through price rises and expects this to continue. Gold positions in the fund such as Newcrest Mining and Resolute Mining have performed strongly as the gold price has traded over USD 2,000 per ounce (AUD 3,000), and toward multi decade highs.
As announced to the ASX on the 1 May 2023, with CDM’s share price trading around Pre-Tax NTA Cadence Capital Limited resumed announcing NTA’s monthly. CDM will disclose detailed portfolio breakdowns by both sector and market capitalisation in its monthly newsletters and will disclose its portfolio holdings quarterly in its webcast updates. CDM will be releasing its quarterly webcast in the coming weeks.
Fully Franked Half-Year Dividend Paid
On the 28th of April the Company paid its 4.0 cent fully franked half-year dividend. This interim dividend equated to an 8.6% annualised fully franked yield or a 12.2% gross yield (grossed up for franking credits) based on the share price on the date of the announcement of $0.935 per share. After paying this dividend the Company still has 22 cents per share of profits reserves to pay future dividends.
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