Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.(1) Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

Jul 22, 2015, 16:01 ET from Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, Inc.1 (the "Fund") (NYSE MKT: ETF), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of June 30, 2015.

The Fund's total returns for various periods through June 30, 2015 are provided below.  (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):    


Cumulative as of 06/30/15

Annualized as of 06/30/15


1

Month

3

Month

YTD

1

Year

3

Years

5

Years

10

Years

Since

Inception

NAV

-1.6

2.5

-1.0

-7.5

1.4

5.0

7.6

6.9

Market Price

-0.1

1.8

-2.2

-9.5

1.5

5.4

7.9

6.3

MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap

-4.6

4.6

8.3

0.6

8.3

5.3

*N/A

*N/A

*There is no 10 year or since inception figure for the MSCI EM Small Cap Index because the inception date of the Index is June 1, 2007. The inception date of the Fund is June 17, 1992.    

On June 30, 2015, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$142.0 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $14.56.

As of June 30, 2015, the portfolio was invested as follows:

Portfolio Composition

Percent of 

Net Assets

Financials

22.0

Consumer Staples

18.3

Industrials

16.0

Consumer Discretionary

14.8

Materials

11.1

Information Technology

9.8

Health Care

5.8

Cash

2.0

 

Portfolio Composition

Geographic Exposure %

India

12.2

Brazil

11.5

South Africa

8.5

Hong Kong

6.5

Malaysia

6.1

Thailand

5.7

United States

5.6

Indonesia

5.6

Chile

4.0

Mexico

4.0

Singapore

3.4

Turkey

3.1

South Korea

3.0

Philippines

2.2

Romania

2.0

Kenya

1.7

Poland

1.6

Netherlands

1.5

Nigeria

1.4

Egypt

1.4

United Kingdom

1.4

Russia

1.4

Sri Lanka

1.3

Oman

1.1

China

1.1

Lebanon

1.0

Peru

1.0

Israel

0.8

Eurozone

0.2

*Compositions are subject to change. Figures may not appear to sum due to rounding.

The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of June 30, 2015, representing 25.8% of net assets, were:

Stock

Percent of

Net Assets

Aeroportuario del Centro Norte pls

4.0

Epam Systems Inc.

3.1

Parque Arauco

2.9

Godrej Consumer Products

2.8

AKR Corporindo

2.4

Jollibee Foods

2.2

Aeon Malaysia

2.2

Petra Foods

2.1

Spar Group

2.1

Clicks Group

2.1

 

Important Information
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable.  However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited (the Investment Adviser), nor any other person guarantees their accuracy.  Investors should seek their own professional advice and should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock exchanges. The Fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) the net asset value (NAV) of the Fund. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance.  Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may be higher or lower.  Holdings are subject to change and are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities shown.  Inception date June 17, 1992.

If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact: InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com

¹ The Fund changed its name, benchmark, investment objective and strategy effective March 15, 2013.  Performance information for periods prior to March 15, 2013 does not reflect the current investment strategy. The MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index is the Fund's benchmark. Please refer to the Fund's January 14, 2013 proxy statement at www.aberdeenetf.com for additional information. 

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