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.

Daily net asset values (NAVs) for Royce Value Trust are now available on our website and online through most ticker symbol lookup services and on broker terminals under the symbol XRVTX. For more information, please call The Royce Funds at (800) 221-4268 or visit our website at www.roycefunds.com.

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