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

Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT)


Closing Prices – December 31, 2011







Total Return Performance

Periods ended December 31, 2011



Month* -1.45 % 1.18 %
Year to Date*



One-Year -10.06 -10.46
Three-Year Average Annual 19.21 17.86
Five-Year Average Annual -0.65 -4.91
10-Year Average Annual




*Not Annualized


Portfolio Diagnostics

Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap: $1310 million
Wtd. Average P/E Ratio: 14.2*
Wtd. Average P/B Ratio: 1.6x
Net Assets Applicable to Common Stock: $1187 million
Net Leverage: 14.6 %

*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


2. HEICO Corp. 1.2
3. Oil States International 1.2
4. Alleghany Corp. 1.1
5. Advisory Board (The) 1.0
6. Woodward 1.0
7. Carter’s


8. Mohawk Industries 0.9
9. Sapient Corp. 0.9
10. Simpson Manufacturing 0.9


Top Five Sectors

% of Net Assets

1. Industrials 29%
2. Information Technology


3. Financials 21
4. Consumer Discretionary


5. Materials 11

Recent Developments

Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE – RVT paid a distribution of $0.20 per share on its Common Stock. The distribution, optionally payable in additional shares of Common Stock, or in cash by specific stockholder election, on December 23, 2011 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 6, 2011 (ex-dividend on December 2, 2011). The price of shares issued for reinvestment determined on December 13, 2011, was $11.94.

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