Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited
TORONTO, Canada, Feb. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX: CGI, CGI.PR.D) (LSE: CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at January 31, 2023 was $52.99, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 9.8% and -5.9%, respectively. These compare with the 7.4% and 1.6% returns of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same periods.
The Company employs a leveraging strategy, by way of preference shares and bank borrowing, in an effort to enhance returns to common shareholders. As at January 31, 2023, the combined leverage afforded by both forms of leverage represented 13.6% of CGI’s net assets, down from 14.9% at the end of 2022 and 14.6% at January 31, 2022.
The closing price for CGI’s common shares at January 31, 2023 was $33.56, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 2.9% and -15.6%, respectively.
The sector weightings of CGI’s investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2023 were as follows:
Cash & Cash Equivalents
The top ten investments which comprised 38.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of January 31, 2023 were as follows:
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
TFI International Inc.
WSP Global Inc.
The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
Phone: (416) 366-2931
Fax: (416) 366-2729