TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/03/13 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (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 April 30, 2013 was $22.73, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 4.2% and 4.3%, respectively. These compare with the 1.2% and 4.5% 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 April 30, 2013 was $15.95, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 1.7% and 2.8%, respectively.
The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2013 were as follows:
Financials 21.9%Energy 20.9%Materials 17.7%Consumer Discretionary 10.8%Industrials 9.6%Health Care 5.0%Information Technology 4.2%Telecommunication Services 4.1%Utilities 3.3%Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.8%Consumer Staples 0.7%
The top ten investments which comprised 34.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of April 30, 2013 were as follows:
Catamaran Corporation 5.0%Dollarama Inc. 4.3%Enbridge Inc. 4.1%Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7%Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.6%Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.2%Rogers Communications Inc. 2.9%Bank of Montreal 2.8%Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 2.6%Royal Bank of Canada 2.4%
Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
(416) 366-2729 (FAX)