Adams Natural Resources Fund Declares Dividend And Announces First Half Performance

Jul 09, 2015, 16:05 ET from Adams Natural Resources Fund, Inc.

BALTIMORE, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Adams Natural Resources Fund, Inc. (NYSE: PEO) today declared an interim dividend of $0.10 per share, payable September 1, 2015, to shareholders of record August 12, 2015. This dividend represents the third payment toward this year's annual 6% minimum distribution rate commitment. In 2014, the Fund paid out distributions at an annual distribution rate of 6.6%. Details regarding the Fund's annual 6% minimum distribution rate commitment can be found at www.adamsfunds.com.

Performance

Reflecting sustained lower oil prices and well-supplied energy markets, the total return on Adams Natural Resources' net asset value for the six months ended June 30, 2015, with dividends and capital gains reinvested, was (3.6)%. The comparable figures for the Dow Jones U.S. Oil and Gas Index and the Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index were (4.0)% and (1.4)%, respectively. The total return on Adams Natural Resources' market price was (5.6)%.

For the twelve months ended June 30th, the total return on Adams Natural Resources' net asset value, with dividends and capital gains reinvested, was (22.4)%. The comparable figure for Dow Jones U.S. Oil and Gas Index and the Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index were (23.4)% and (5.9)%, respectively.  The total return on Adams Natural Resources' market price was (22.8)%.

Net Asset Value

6/30/15

6/30/14

Net assets

$721,818,409

$976,456,224

Shares outstanding

27,393,658

26,660,966

Net asset value per share

$26.35

$36.62

 

The Fund realized a net capital loss of $(0.55) per share from the securities transactions that it conducted during the six-month period.

The Second Quarter Report to Shareholders is expected to be released on or about July 17, 2015.

Adams Natural Resources Fund, Inc., formerly known as Petroleum & Resources Corporation, is a Baltimore-based closed-end fund that has been operating as an investment company since 1929.  Its stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PEO.

For further information, please contact: Nancy J. Floyd Prue Executive Vice President Director of Shareholder Communications 410.752.5900 or 800.638.2479 Email: contact@adamsfunds.com adamsfunds.com  

 

SOURCE Adams Natural Resources Fund, Inc.



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