Cadence Capital Limited returned a gross positive performance of 2.6% in August, compared to the All Ordinaries Accumulation Index which was up 1.3% for the month. The top contributors to performance during the month were Whitehaven Coal, Terracom, New Hope, and Syrah Resources. The largest detractors from performance were Funko Inc. and Melbana Energy. As of 31 August 2022, the Company was 55% invested (45% cash and cash equivalents).
Sector performance was mixed in August with the Energy and Materials sectors strongest through the month, whilst interest rate sensitive sectors such as Real Estate and Utilities lagged. The fund’s exposure to energy and in particular thermal coal producers, continued to be a significant positive contributor, with WHC and TER continuing to trade materially higher despite going ex-dividend. The ASX year end reporting season was generally in line with expectations, with many companies reporting strong historical results but uncertain outlooks. While the Australian consumer has so far remained resilient in the face of recent interest rate increases, inflation and energy price increases, any companies showing cashflow issues or inventory builds were nonetheless dealt with harshly by investors.
Fully Franked Year-End Dividend
In July the Company announced a 4.0 cents per share fully franked year-end dividend bringing the full year dividend to 8.0 cents per share fully franked. This full year dividend of 8.0 cents per share fully franked equates to an 8.5% fully franked yield or a 12.2% gross yield (grossed up for franking credits) based on the current share price of $0.94 per share on the date of this announcement. Importantly this equates to an 7.8% dividend yield based on the current pre-tax NTA of $1.02, as the Company shares are currently trading at a discount to NTA despite recent strong performance and a 16-year track record of significant outperformance against the All Ordinaries Accumulation Index. After paying this dividend the Company still has around 25 cents per share of profits reserves to pay future dividends.
The Ex-Date for the dividend is the 17 October 2022. The payment date for the dividend is the 28 October 2022. The dividend re-investment plan (DRP) will not be in operation for this final dividend as the Company’s shares are trading at a discount to the underlying NTA
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We would like to invite you to join the Cadence Investment team to discuss the Cadence funds, recent performance, portfolio positions and the investment outlook for the year ahead.
- Brisbane: Monday 10 October 2022, 10.30am – 11.30am
- Melbourne: Tuesday 18 October 2022, 10.30am – 11.30am
- Perth: Wednesday 26th October 2022, 10.30am – 11.30am
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* Gross Performance: before Management and Performance Fees
Fully Franked Dividends Declared Since Listing
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Last month the Company released its June 2022 Year end Audiocast. In this year-end audiocast, Karl Siegling firstly provides an update on the Company’s year-end performance, the 4.0c per share fully franked year-end dividend, the portfolio’s current composition and the increasing interest rate trend. Karl Siegling, Charlie Gray and Jackson Aldridge then discuss their long positions in Whitehaven Coal, Newhope Coal and Resmed and their short positions in Graincorp and Textainer Group. Karl Siegling then finishes with an update on the outlook for 2023.
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