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Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) As Of September 30, 2010

Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT):

  • 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

Closing Prices – September 30, 2010

       
 

NAV    $14.37

MKT    $12.14

 

Total Return Performance

Periods ended September 30, 2010

NAV

MKT

 
Month* 13.87% 14.53%
Year to Date* 11.66 12.51
One-Year 18.56 17.48
Three-Year Average Annual -5.09 -8.03
Five-Year Average Annual 2.50 -2.03
10-Year Average Annual 7.17 7.10
 
*Not Annualized
 

Portfolio Diagnostics

 
Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap:

$

1229 million

Wtd. Average P/E Ratio: 16.5*
Wtd. Average P/B Ratio: 1.8x
Net Assets Applicable to Common Stock:

$

1169 million

Net Leverage: 12.0%

 

*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, applicable to common stock.

Portfolio Composition

 
 

Top 10 Positions

% of Net Assets

1. Sotheby’s 1.0%
2. Sapient Corp. 1.0
3. Alleghany Corp. 0.9
4. SEACOR Holdings 0.9
5. Coherent 0.9
6. HEICO Corp. 0.9
7. Ash Grove Cement Cl. B 0.9
8. Rofin-Sinar Technologies 0.9
9. Oil States International 0.8
10. Nordson Corp. 0.8
 

Top Five Industries

% of Net Assets

1. Industrial Products 23%
2. Technology 21
3. Industrial Services 14
4. Natural Resources 12
5. Financial Services 11
 

Recent Developments

Royce Value Trust is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose shares of Common (RVT) and 5.90% Cumulative Preferred Stock (RVTprb) 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 75% of its assets in equity securities primarily of small- and micro-cap companies.

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