Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

By PR Newswire,  February 07, 2014, 02:07:00 PM EDT


PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE MKT:ISL), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of December 31, 2013.

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The Fund's total returns for various periods through December 31, 2013 are provided below.  (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):    



Cumulative as of 12/31/13

Annualized as of 12/31/13



1 Month

3 Month

YTD

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years

Since Inception

NAV

2.7

7.3

27.4

27.4

3.8

19.9

9.6

7.7

Market Price

3.4

11.4

30.6

30.6

3.0

19.3

9.9

6.9

TA-100

0.6

7.4

23.7

23.7

0.2

18.4

11.1

7.7

 

On December 31, 2013, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$81.3 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $19.44.

As of December 31, 2013, the portfolio was invested as follows:

Portfolio Composition

Percent of

Net Assets

Financials

21.3

Information Technology

18.7

Health Care

18.5

Materials

15.0

Consumer Staples

14.6

Telecommunications

4.4

Industrials

4.1

Consumer Discretionary

1.9

Cash

1.5

 

The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of December 31, 2013, representing 66.5% of net assets, were:

Stock

Percent of

Net Assets

Check Point Software Technologies

10.8

Perrigo

9.3

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

8.9

OSEM Investment

6.7

Frutarom Industries

6.6

Israel Chemicals

6.1

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

4.9

Azrieli Group

4.5

Rami Levy

4.4

Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication

4.3

 

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 (effective March 1, 2012, 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's portfolio. 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 October 29, 1992.

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

SOURCE Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc.



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