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

Canadian General Investments, Limited

September 06, 2017 15:04 ET

Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Sept. 6, 2017) - 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, 2017 was $29.46, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 7.3% and 17.3%, respectively. These compare with the 1.3% and 7.2% 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, 2017 was $21.60, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 13.9% and 22.8%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2017 were as follows:

Materials 21.5%
Consumer Discretionary 15.1%
Information Technology 15.0%
Energy 14.0%
Financials 13.1%
Industrials 12.5%
Telecommunication Services 3.4%
Consumer Staples 1.9%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.3%
Real Estate 1.2%
Utilities 1.0%

The top ten investments which comprised 36.0% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2017 were as follows:

Dollarama Inc. 5.3%
Franco-Nevada Corporation 4.2%
NVIDIA Corporation 4.2%
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. 3.5%
Air Canada 3.5%
Shopify Inc. 3.3%
Bank of Montreal 3.2%
Royal Bank of Canada 3.0%
Open Text Corporation 2.9%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 2.9%

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