PHILADELPHIA, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE AMEX: ETF), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its performance data and portfolio composition as of February 28, 2010.
The Fund's total returns for various periods through February 28, 2010 are provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):
Period NAV Total Return % Market Price Total Return % Cumulative Annualized Cumulative Annualized Since inception 265.0 7.6 215.0 6.7 (June 1992) 10-years 2.5 0.3 13.2 1.3 5-years 63.6 10.3 60.6 9.9 3-years -2.0 -0.7 -8.9 -3.1 1-year 47.2 46.2
On February 28, 2010, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$152.3 million and the Fund's NAV per share was $18.47.
As of February 28, 2010, the portfolio was invested as follows:
Portfolio Composition Geographic Exposure % Hong Kong 12.9 Mexico 9.3 Russia 9.3 Taiwan 8.1 India 7.9 Indonesia 7.3 Israel 6.2 Malaysia 4.8 Thailand 4.6 Portugal 4.3 Singapore 4.3 South Africa 3.8 Kenya 3.5 United States 3.5 Chile 3.2 Croatia 2.8 Morocco 2.2 Hungary 1.7 Brazil 0.3
The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of February 28, 2010, representing 66.0% of net assets, were:
Stock Percent of Net Assets China Mobile Limited 12.1 America Movil SAB de CV 9.3 Taiwan Mobile Company Limited 8.0 Bharti Airtel Limited 7.9 Bezeq Israeli Telecommunications Corporation Limited 5.3 Mobile Telesystems OJSC 5.3 Digi.com Berhad 4.8 Advanced Information Services Company Limited 4.5 Telekomunikasi TBK 4.5 Portugal Telecom 4.3
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Management Investment Services Limited (the Investment Adviser), nor any other person guarantees their accuracy. Investors should seek their own professional advice and should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.
Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance. Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may be higher or lower. Holdings are subject to change and are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities shown. Inception date June 17, 1992.
If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact: InvestorRelations@aberdeen-asset.com
SOURCE Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc.
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