TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (TSX: CGI)(TSX: CGI.PR.B)(TSX: CGI.PR.C)(LSE: CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at January 31, 2013 was $22.56, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.2% and 7.0%, respectively. These compare with the 2.3% and 5.0% returns of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same periods.
The closing price for CGI's common shares at January 31, 2013 was $16.00, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 1.6% and 2.1%, respectively.
The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2013 were as follows:
Financials 21.6%Energy 21.1%Materials 20.1%Industrials 9.9%Consumer Discretionary 9.6%Health Care 4.5%Information Technology 4.5%Telecommunication Services 3.9%Utilities 3.1%Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.3%Consumer Staples 0.7%
The top ten investments which comprised 33.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2013 were as follows:
Catamaran Corporation 4.5%Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.9%Enbridge Inc. 3.8%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.7%Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7%Dollarama Inc. 3.6%Bank of Montreal 2.8%Rogers Communications Inc. 2.7%Royal Bank of Canada 2.5%Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 2.4%
Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
(416) 366-2729 (FAX)