Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. - Class Y

Profile

Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (KEHDF) offers a diversified portfolio of European listed companies with an expected dividend yield of 2.75% at the time the company purchased for the first time. KEHDF invests in companies that are listed or do business in geographical Europe including Eastern Europe and Russia. The portfolio contains around 55 investments, which are approximately equally weighted.

KEHDF primarily aims to generate a better long-term total return than the MSCI Europe Total Return Index (net dividends reinvested), comprising capital gains plus net dividends. This index consists of about 500 companies in 15 countries.

KEHDF pays its dividend on a quarterly basis and aims to pay all the received net dividends to the shareholders. Share class Y will only be available for distributors who submit orders on behalf of their clients, and who have been selected by the management company.

Management team

Jorik van den Bos, Joris Franssen, Joost de Graaf, Dimitri Willems, Luc Plouvier, Floris Oliemans

Performance per 2018-03-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -2.5 % -2.0 %
3 months -4.1 % -4.3 %
This year -4.1 % -4.3 %
2015 7.2 % 8.2 %
2016 3.5 % 2.6 %
2017 10.9 % 10.3 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 0.7 % 0.2 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 6.2 % 7.3 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 1.4 % 1.1 %
The results shown of the periods before 20 July 2016, the inception date of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. class Y, are those of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. class N. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. For the calculation of the performance figures a deviant net asset value (NAV) is used. The NAV is calculated based on the closing prices of the Fund investments per 29 March 2018, in contrast of the original NAV issued, that partly is calculated based on the closing prices of 2 April 2018 (North America) and calculated based on ‘snapshots’ prices of 3 April 2018 (Asian and Pacific investments). The deviating NAV is used for better comparison with the benchmark that is also calculated based on the closing prices of the investments.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 668.20 M 2018-03-31
Number of shares
71,155,639 2018-03-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 7.17 2018-04-19
Transaction price i
EUR 7.20 2018-04-19
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Fund characteristics per 2018-03-31

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Number of holdings 56 445
Dividend yield i 4.58 % 3.35 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 37,671 M EUR 60,084 M
P/E ratio i 12.57 14.53
Active share i 83.48 %
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Market developments per 2018-03-31

In March, European markets declined, with KEHDF trailing the market. KEHDF remains ahead of its benchmark for the year. Stock selection was weak for the month, which more than offset strong sector allocation. In March we also completed our quarterly rebalance.

In March a combination of worries caused the market to drop. Fears of an escalating trade war between China and the US increased equity market volatility. The Facebook data leak also caused technology related stocks to drop significantly.

Our top two bottom contributors were Boskalis and WPP. Boskalis, a Dutch dredging and oil services firm, issued disappointing guidance. We believe the depressed earnings environment for Boskalis is likely to improve as global commodity capital expenditures improve. WPP, the world’s largest advertising agency, released weaker than expected numbers. WPP is seeing reduced spending from its major clients as well as increased competition from technology companies. We believe that growth is unlikely to reach historic levels, but that the business model is likely to remain resilient. The current valuation offers ample margin of safety.

Portfolio developments per 2018-03-31

As a result of our quarterly rebalance we sold 3 companies and added 3 new firms to the portfolio. We sold one name as it crossed the dividend threshold: Edenred. Two companies were sold as the risk/reward was no longer attractive: HSBC and Novartis.

The three new names are discussed below:

- BMW: High return on capital auto manufacturer trading at mid-single digit earnings multiple. Industry is undergoing change, but this has been more than priced in.
- Tate & Lyle: Specialty food ingredient business that is attractively valued again after a significant derating.
- Siemens: Improved execution and divestments have improved the focus of the group. Sell off in capital goods has created an improved entry point.

After a period of muted markets, we welcome increased volatility as this improves our ability to pick individual stocks. The recent decline in equity markets should however be weighed against the strong equity returns in 2017. We believe European markets are attractively valued, especially when compared to North America.

Our focus is on finding companies with sustainable dividends that can be bought at a discount to our estimate of intrinsic value. We base our estimate on the Earnings Power Value (EPV) framework of the Columbia Business School. EPV allows us to separate the three valuation components: asset value, earnings power and growth value. This framework improves our ability to analyze what we are paying for, and gives insight into whether a stock is priced with a margin of safety.

KEHDF now has a forward yield of around 5.2%. Our portfolio trades at a significant discount to market multiples. We remain optimistic on the dividend growth prospects for 2018.
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Performance per 2018-03-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-03-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month -2.5 % -2.0 %
3 months -4.1 % -4.3 %
This year -4.1 % -4.3 %
2015 7.2 % 8.2 %
2016 3.5 % 2.6 %
2017 10.9 % 10.3 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 0.7 % 0.2 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 6.2 % 7.3 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 1.4 % 1.1 %
The results shown of the periods before 20 July 2016, the inception date of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. class Y, are those of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. class N. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. For the calculation of the performance figures a deviant net asset value (NAV) is used. The NAV is calculated based on the closing prices of the Fund investments per 29 March 2018, in contrast of the original NAV issued, that partly is calculated based on the closing prices of 2 April 2018 (North America) and calculated based on ‘snapshots’ prices of 3 April 2018 (Asian and Pacific investments). The deviating NAV is used for better comparison with the benchmark that is also calculated based on the closing prices of the investments.

Dividends

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Distributing
Yes
Last dividend
EUR 0.08
Ex-date last dividend
2018-02-05
Number of distributions per year
4
Dividend calendar

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2018-03-31

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -14.94 % -56.33 %
Tracking error i 2.64 % 2.97 %
Information ratio i 0.20 0.09
Beta i 0.86 0.93
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Top 5 contribution (2018-03-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
EDP - Energias de Portugal 0.25 % 12.04 %
National Grid 0.22 % 9.38 %
Renault 0.22 % 10.02 %
GlaxoSmithKline 0.17 % 7.59 %
Unilever 0.14 % 6.72 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2018-03-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Boskalis Westminster -0.49 % -23.28 %
WPP -0.39 % -18.01 %
AXA -0.36 % -16.51 %
Arcadis -0.26 % -19.14 %
Wood Group -0.21 % -11.07 %

Geographic allocation (2018-03-31)

27.7 %
United Kingdom
11.4 %
Netherlands
10.0 %
France
9.3 %
Germany
7.4 %
Sweden
5.4 %
Norway
4.5 %
Russia
4.0 %
Italy
4.0 %
Portugal
4.0 %
Switzerland
3.5 %
Belgium
2.0 %
Cash
2.0 %
Finland
1.5 %
Ireland
1.2 %
Denmark
Totaal
98 %

Top 10 holdings (2018-03-31)

2.6 %
National Grid
2.1 %
Statoil
2.1 %
Unilever
2.1 %
Renault
2.1 %
ABN AMRO Holding
2.0 %
Telenor
2.0 %
Centrica
2.0 %
GlaxoSmithKline
2.0 %
Enel
2.0 %
EDP - Energias de Portugal
Totaal
21.1 %

Sector allocation (2018-03-31)

26.2 %
Financials
11.3 %
Oil & gas
11.2 %
Utilities
10.1 %
Telecommunications
8.3 %
Consumer services
8.0 %
Consumer goods
7.5 %
Industrials
7.2 %
Health Care
6.3 %
Basic Materials
2.0 %
Technology
2.0 %
Other
Totaal
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.50 %
Service fee i
0.10 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0.65%
Ongoing charges last financial year i
0.66 %
The service fee has been reduced by 0,05% as of 30 September 2017. The expected ongoing charge factor is therefore also reduced by 0,05%.
The Ongoing Charges Figure of the last financial year relates to 2016/2017.

The service fee is determined annually on basis of the net asset value as of the last day of the previous financial year:
< or equal to EUR 200 million: 0.20%
Between EUR 200 million and EUR 700 million: 0.15%
>EUR 700 million: 0.10%

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.40 %
Downward swing factor i
0.15 %
As of 1 January 2018 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.30%/0.30% to 0.40%/0.15%.
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Share class details

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Share class
Y
Investor type
Institutional & Private
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
MSCI Europe Total Return Index (calculated in Euro)
Investment category
High Dividend Equity
Universum
European equities
Inception date
2016-07-20
Domicile
The Netherlands
May be offered to all investors in
The Netherlands
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
EUR
Administrator
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A.
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Custodian
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A.
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Tradability

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Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
NL0011843172
Details
Orders must be submitted via Fundsettle.
Class Y of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. will only be available for orders submitted via the Fundsettle platform. Share class Y will only be available for distributors who submit orders on behalf of their clients, and who have been selected by the management company.
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

KCM Vision

Kempen Capital Management is an asset manager with a long-term investment approach. We strongly believe in engaged shareholdership that benefits all stakeholders. As a long-term responsible investor, we firmly believe that active ownership and shareholder engagement contribute to positive change across the board.

Our KCM wide approach to responsible investment

To put our vision into action we engage with our investment targets on a wide array of strategic, financial, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. Our long-term investment worldview paired with thorough analysis and an experienced and diverse ESG team allow us to use both voting and engagement as means to consistently encourage positive change. Through this process of constructive engagement, we are able to contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility within companies that we invest in.

Our fund approach to Responsible Investment

  • ESG is integrated in our investment process.
  • Portfolio managers (PM's) have access to ESG research via the database from MSCI ESG Research and via FactSet.
  • Prior to investment, our PM's assess the ESG performance of the company. If material ESG concerns are identified, this can result in the decision to quantify the ESG risks into the investment model, to engage with a company or to avoid investment.
  • In case of engagement, the PM and the Responsible Investment Department will start a dialogue with the company. The aim of the engagement is to use our influence as a shareholder to encourage positive change.
  • During the quarterly re-balancing process the PM's monitor the ESG performance of the holdings.

Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen European High Dividend Fund N.V. (the Fund). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds). The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.