WAM Capital


WAM Capital Limited (WAM) is a listed investment company that provides investors exposure to an actively managed diversified portfolio of undervalued growth companies. These are generally found in the small to medium industrial sector. WAM also provides exposure to relative value arbitrage and market mispricing opportunities. The investment objectives are to deliver investors a rising stream of fully franked dividends, to provide capital growth and preserve capital.

Quick Facts as at 31 July 2016

Total Assets (millions)   $948.5m

Net Assets per share (before tax) $1.97*
Share price as at 27 Aug 2016 04:31 PM
Equity exposure  77.0%

Fully Franked annualised FY16 interim dividend (cents per share) 14.5
Fully franked annualised FY16 interim dividend yield 6.47%


Performance as at 31 July 2016

1 Mth
6 Mths
1 Yr
3 Yrs
% pa
5 Yrs
% pa
10 Yrs
% pa
Since Inception
% pa
WAM Investment Portfolio* 4.7% 12.1% 22.2% 18.8% 17.3% 13.8% 18.2%
S&P/ASX All Ordinaries
Accumulation Index
6.3% 14.1% 4.0% 8.5% 9.4% 5.7% 8.2%
Outperformance -1.6% -2.0% +18.2% +10.3% +7.9% +8.1% +10.0%

* Investment performance and Index returns are before expenses, fees and taxes.

Top 10 Holdings as at 31 July 2016

HHV Hunter Hall Global Value Limited
AAD Ardent Leisure Group  1.8%
SIQ Smartgroup Corporation Limited 2.6% CCP Credit Corp Group Limited  1.8%
RCG RCG Corporation Limited  2.3% RWC Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited 1.8%
CYA Century Australia Investments Limited 2.0% ALL Aristocrat Leisure Limited  1.6%
NCK Nick Scali Limited 1.8% VTG Vita Group Limited  1.6%


Investment Strategy

  • Research Driven investing, where we undertake extensive research (over 1,000 meetings with companies per year), focusing on free cashflow, then rating the company with respect to  management, earnings growth potential, valuation and industry position.  We buy when we can identify a catalyst or an event that will change the valuation the market gives to the company. We sell once the company reaches our valuation.
  • Market Driven investing, where we scour the market for trading opportunities. These include participating in initial public offerings, placements, block trades, rights issues, corporate transactions (such as takeovers, mergers, schemes of arrangements, corporate spin-offs, restructurings), arbitrage opportunities, LIC discount arbitrages, relative value arbitrages and trading market themes and trends.  This part of the portfolio is traded actively.