Royce Focus Trust (NASDAQ: FUND) As Of October 31, 2012

Royce Focus Trust (NASDAQ: FUND):

Closing Prices – October 31, 2012
 
NAV $7.67
MKT $6.66
 
   

Total Return Performance

Periods ended October 31, 2012

NAV

MKT
 
1 Month* -1.16% -0.89%
Year to Date* 8.76 10.31
One-Year 2.34 1.78
Three-Year Average Annual 10.39 9.42
Five-Year Average Annual -0.43 -2.44
Ten-Year Average Annual 12.55 12.17
 
*Not Annualized
 
 

Portfolio Diagnostics
Wtd. Average Geometric Market Cap   $5175 million
Wtd. Average P/E Ratio: 13.4x*
Wtd. Average P/B Ratio: 1.8x*
Net Assets Applicable to Common Stock: $187 million
Net Leverage: 0.0%
 

*The Funds’ P/E ratio calculations exclude 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. Microsoft 3.5%
2. Berkshire Hathaway Cl. B 3.5
3. Buckle (The) 3.4
4. Allied Nevada Gold 3.2
5. Western Digital 3.2
6. Franklin Resources 3.2
7. Analog Devices 3.1
8. Exxon Mobil 3.1
9. Mosaic Company (The) 2.8
10. Newmont Mining 2.5
 
 

Top Five Sectors

% of Net Assets
1. Materials 32%
2. Information Technology 17
3. Financials 16
4. Energy 13
5. Consumer Discretionary 7
 

Recent Developments

The Board of Directors Royce Focus Trust, Inc. has approved the redemption of all of the Fund’s outstanding 6.0% Cumulative Preferred Stock (RFO.pra) on November 15, 2012.

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