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Fantasy game business Games Workshop Group PLC may seem like a left-field choice, but its suitability as an investment is firmly based in reality. Both a manufacturer and a retailer, the company is a global leader in its (admittedly niche) market.
Finally, also worth mentioning are SSP Group plc. Billing themselves as the Food Travel Experts, the firm specialises in running food outlets in travel locations like airports and major stations.
Well placed to continue to benefit from the ongoing growth of international travel, SSP are already a truly global concern, operating more than 2,600 outlets in 33 countries worldwide.
The Mercantile Investment Trust plc is built around a rigorous research process aimed at discovering tomorrow’s market leaders.
The Trust looks for firms with a nimble business model who are either disruptors within their sector or first movers in a new market.
Our specialist investment team then focuses on three key areas:
• Quality: Profitability, sustainability of earnings and capital allocation discipline
• Outlook: Is the operational momentum of the business improving?
• Value: Have its future prospects been correctly estimated by the market?
Our careful active selection of sectors and stocks within them has allowed The Mercantile Investment Trust plc to outperform its Benchmark over 3, 5, 10 and 25 years.
While income is not a primary focus, a strong secondary objective is to grow dividends at least in line with inflation: dividends have increased six-fold since the turn of the millennium and have never been cut.
    Source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management. All figures based on the current trust total shares, after the 10 for 1 stock split in mid 2018
The Mercantile Investment Trust plc Quarterly rolling 12 months - as at end of June 2019
2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 18.10% -9.33% 31.98% 17.99% -3.00% 14.40% -8.29% 29.03% 17.02% -1.63%
Share price
Benchmark 14.18% -5.44% 22.26% 10.54% -6.24%
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Past performance is not a guide to current and future performance. Source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management/ Morningstar. Net asset value performance data has been calculated on a NAV to NAV basis, including ongoing charges and any applicable fees, with any income reinvested, in GBP.
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