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Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) As Of August 31, 2011

Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RVT)

Closing Prices – August 31, 2011


NAV   $15.07

MKT   $13.01


Total Return Performance

Periods ended August 31, 2011





Month* -8.89% -8.87%
Year to Date* -7.61 -8.22
One-Year 22.75 26.17
Three-Year Average Annual 1.10 -2.95
Five-Year Average Annual 1.81 -2.09
10-Year Average Annual 6.84 6.32

*Not Annualized


Portfolio Diagnostics

Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap:  


1302 million

Wtd. Average P/E Ratio: 14.3*
Wtd. Average P/B Ratio: 1.6x
Net Assets Applicable to Common Stock:


1229 million

Net Leverage: 12.2 %

*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. Coherent, Inc. 1.0 %
2. Alleghany Corp. 1.0
3. Oil States International, Inc. 1.0
4. HEICO Corp. 0.9
5. Nordson Corp. 0.9

Alliance Bernstein Holding, L.P.

7. E-L Financial Corp. Ltd. 0.8
8. Sapient Corp. 0.8
9. The Advisory Board Company 0.8


Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. 0.8

Top Five Sectors

% of Net Assets

1. Industrials 35 %
2. Financials 28
3. Information Technology 27
4. Consumer Discretionary 16
5. Materials 15

Recent Developments

Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RVT) has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.21 per share on its Common Stock. The price of shares issued for reinvestment will be determined on September 13, 2011. The distribution, optionally payable in additional shares of Common Stock, or in cash by specific stockholder election, is to be paid on September 23, 2011 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 6, 2011.

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