Canadian General Investments, Limited
TSX : CGI
TSX : CGI.PR.D
LSE : CGI

Canadian General Investments, Limited

September 06, 2016 14:24 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Sept. 6, 2016) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX:CGI)(TSX:CGI.PR.D)(LSE:CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at August 31, 2016 was $25.83 resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 8.1% and 6.0%, respectively. These compare with the 14.4% and 8.7% returns of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same periods.

The closing price for CGI's common shares at August 31, 2016 was $18.31, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 0.4% and 2.0%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2016 were as follows:

Energy 18.4%
Consumer Discretionary 18.4%
Materials 17.8%
Financials 16.8%
Industrials 11.4%
Information Technology 9.0%
Telecommunication Services 3.4%
Consumer Staples 2.3%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.4%
Utilities 1.1%

The top ten investments which comprised 34.2% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2016 were as follows:

Dollarama Inc. 5.8%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 4.2%
Bank of Montreal 3.5%
CCL Industries Inc. 3.4%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 3.3%
Open Text Corporation 3.3%
Royal Bank of Canada 2.9%
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. 2.6%
Raging River Exploration Inc. 2.6%
Gildan Activewear Inc. 2.6%

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