Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT):
Closing Prices - August 31, 2008
Total Return Performance
Periods ended August 31, 2008
|Year to Date*||-8.40||-5.02|
|Three-Year Average Annual||6.01||2.59|
|Five-Year Average Annual||10.81||10.21|
|10-Year Average Annual||12.34||14.10|
|Wtd. Average Market Cap:||$1,095 million|
|Wtd. Average P/E Ratio:||16.0*|
|Wtd. Average P/B Ratio:||0.9x|
|Wtd. Average Portfolio Yield:||1.4%|
|Net Assets Attributable to Common Stock:||$1,277 million|
*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.
Top 10 Positions
% of Net Assets
|1. Alliance Bernstein|
|2. Ritchie Bros.||1.4|
|3. Lincoln Electric||1.4|
|4. Woodward Governor||1.2|
|5. Ash Grove Cement Cl. B||1.2|
|6. PAREXEL Intn'l.||1.2|
|7. SEACOR Holdings||1.1|
|8. Peerless Manufacturing||1.0|
Top Five Industries
% of Net Assets
|2. Industrial Products||21|
|3. Industrial Services||17|
|4. Financial Intermediaries||14|
|5. Financial Services||13|
Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE - RVT) has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.42 per share on its Common Stock. The distribution, optionally payable in additional shares of Common Stock, or in cash by specific stockholder election, is to be paid on September 23, 2008 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 8, 2008 (ex-dividend on September 4, 2008). The price of shares issued for reinvestment was $14.73.
Royce Value Trust, Inc. has declared a cash dividend of $0.36875 per share on its 5.90% Cumulative Preferred Stock, based on an annual rate of 5.90% of the initial liquidation preference of $25.00 per share. The dividend is to be paid on September 23, 2008 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 8, 2008 (ex-dividend on September 4, 2008).
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.
John D. Diederich, 212-355-7311
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