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Royce Value Trust (NYSE:RVT) as July 31, 2014

August 18, 2014

  • Oldest and largest small-cap closed-end fund
  • Average weekly trading volume of approximately 341,000 shares
  • Fund’s adviser has more than 35 years of small- and micro-cap investment experience

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Royce Value Trust (NYSE:RVT):

     

    Closing Prices – July 31, 2014

     
    NAV   $16.99
    MKT $15.48
     
           

    Total Return Performance

    Periods ended July 31, 2014

    NAV

    MKT

     
    1 Month* -5.61 % -3.25 %
    Year to Date* -2.78 0.53
    One-Year 9.15 12.63
    Three-Year Average Annual 10.10 12.15
    Five-Year Average Annual 15.67 17.61
    10-Year Average Annual 8.37 7.02
     
    *Not Annualized
     
         

    Portfolio Diagnostics

     
    Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap: $1470million
    Wtd. Average P/E Ratio: 19.7*
    Wtd. Average P/B Ratio: 1.9x
    Net Assets: $1244million
    Net Leverage: 0%
     

    *The Fund’s P/E ratio calculation excludes companies with zero or negative earnings.

     
    Net leverage is the percentage, in excess of 100%, of the total value of equity type investments, divided by net assets.
     
       

    Portfolio Composition

     

    Top 10 Positions

    % of Net Assets

    1.   HEICO Corp.

    1.0%

    2.   Ash Grove Cement Co. Cl. B

    0.9

    3.   E-L Financial

    0.9

    4.   Reliance Steel & Aluminum

    0.9

    5.   Woodward

    0.8

    6.   Federated Investors, Cl. B

    0.8

    7.   Tejon Ranch Co.

    0.8

    8.   Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

    0.8

    9.   Valmont Industries

    0.8

    10. On Assignment

    0.8
     

    Top Five Sectors

    % of Net Assets

    1.   Industrials

    31%

    2.   Information Technology

    20

    3.   Financials

    15

    4.   Consumer Discretionary

    13

    5.   Materials

    8
     


    Recent Developments

    Royce Value Trust is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose shares of Common Stock (RVT) are listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Its primary investment goal is long-term capital growth, which it seeks by investing at least 65% of its assets in equity securities primarily of small- and micro-cap companies.

    Daily net asset values (NAVs) for Royce Value Trust are now available on our website and online through most ticker symbol lookup services and on broker terminals under the symbol XRVTX. For more information, please call The Royce Funds at (800) 221-4268 or visit our website at www.roycefunds.com.



    Royce Value Trust

    John D. Diederich, 212-355-7311

    Source: Royce Value Trust


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