Maple-Brown Abbott Australian Equity Trust


(as at 28 Feb 2019)

Performance 1 mth % 3 mths % 1 yr % p.a. 3 yrs % p.a. 4 yrs % p.a. 5 yrs % p.a. Since inception % p.a. *
Fund ** 6.0 9.0 4.7 13.6 4.1 6.1 11.2
Benchmark *** 6.0 9.9 6.8 12.9 5.6 7.3 9.8

Performance chart
(as at 28 Feb 2019)

Data Source: Maple-Brown Abbott and IRESS

Unit price as at 22 Mar 2019

Redemption price $ 1.0786

Net asset value $ 1.0809

Application price $ 1.0832

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Maple-Brown Abbott

Phone: +61 (0) 2 8226 6200

Australian equities
Dougal Maple-Brown

PERFORMANCE DISCLAIMER: Please note that the figures above represent past performance, and past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns are volatile and may fluctuate quickly and significantly. Neither Maple-Brown Abbott Limited nor any other person makes any representation nor gives any guarantee as to the future performance or success of, the rate of income or capital return from, recovery of money invested in, or income tax or other taxation consequences of, any investment in the trusts shown on this website.

* Inception Date is 31 December 1992.

** Total return is based on the movement in net asset value per unit plus distributions and is before tax and after all fees and charges. Imputation credits are not included in the performance figures.

*** S&P/ASX 300 Index (Total Returns). The benchmark to 31/3/00 is the old Australian All Ordinaries Accumulation Index.

About the Fund

Investment objective

The Fund aims to outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Index (Total Returns) over rolling four-year periods.

Key benefits

  • The opportunity to invest in a fund managed by a team of experienced and dedicated investment professionals
  • Access to an Australian share portfolio that aims to deliver long-term capital growth
  • Access to investment opportunities and risk management techniques not generally available to individual investors
  • Quarterly distributions
  • The potential for tax-effective income through access to franked dividends

Fund facts
(as at 28 Feb 2019) Latest Fact Sheet

Fund size $ 277.3 Million
APIR code MPL0002AU
Inception date Dec 1992
Distribution frequency Quarterly
Unit pricing frequency Daily
Minimum initial investment $ 500,000
Minimum additional investment $ 10,000

Significant holdings
(as at 28 Feb 2019)

Australia & New Zealand Banking Gp
BHP Billiton
National Australia Bank
Origin Energy
QBE Insurance Group
Rio Tinto
Telstra Corporation
Westpac Banking Corporation
Woodside Petroleum

Value and balance sheet characteristics
(as at 28 Feb 2019)

  Fund Market *
Price:Earnings Ratio 13.8 15.8
Price:Cash Flow Ratio 9.6 11.1
Price:Net Tangible Assets Ratio 1.9 2.5
Grossed up Dividend Yield (%) 6.3 5.1
Balance Sheet Strength ** 0.28 0.38
Growth in Earnings per Share (%) 4.8 3.8

* Represents our quantitative data which includes 97.80% of the index weight of the stocks in the Benchmark, plus non-Benchmark stocks.

** Cash Flow/Total Liabilities.

The figures shown above are based on 2019 estimates.

Sector weights vs. benchmark
(as at 28 Feb 2019)


Distribution history

Here you will find the distribution history for the Fund.

Generally, the main components of distributions are dividends received, and interest, realised capital gains and other income derived by the Fund, less fees and expenses.

The distributions are expressed as cents per unit.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us on +61 (0) 2 8226 6200 or

Date Cents per unit * Imputation credits *
31/12/2018 2.2995 ¢ Div 12-H Summary
30/09/2018 3.2600 ¢ Div 12-H Summary
30/06/2018 0.8014 ¢ Div 12-H Summary
31/03/2018 1.6661 ¢ Div 12-H Summary
31/12/2017 3.1232 ¢ Div 12-H Summary

* The Fund distributed income annually up to 30 June 2001. From 1 July 2001 income is distributed quarterly. Please note the cents per unit and imputation credits relate to a unit held for the entire distribution period.

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Unit prices

Unit price history

Here you will find the unit price history for the Fund.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us on +61 (0) 2 8226 6200 or

Date Redemption price Net asset value Application price
22/03/2019 $ 1.0786 $ 1.0809 $ 1.0832
21/03/2019 $ 1.0734 $ 1.0757 $ 1.0780
20/03/2019 $ 1.0739 $ 1.0762 $ 1.0785
19/03/2019 $ 1.0750 $ 1.0773 $ 1.0796
18/03/2019 $ 1.0731 $ 1.0754 $ 1.0777
15/03/2019 $ 1.0710 $ 1.0733 $ 1.0756
14/03/2019 $ 1.0705 $ 1.0728 $ 1.0751
13/03/2019 $ 1.0673 $ 1.0695 $ 1.0717
12/03/2019 $ 1.0707 $ 1.0730 $ 1.0753
11/03/2019 $ 1.0692 $ 1.0714 $ 1.0736

^ Ex price.

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Forms & reports

Forms & reports

Below is a range of important forms and reports that are available.

To invest with us you should ensure you have read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), including the Additional Information Booklet (AIB), before completing the Initial Application.

The Fact Sheet will provide you with an update on the Fund including performance and positioning.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us on +61 (0) 2 8226 6200 or

Invest now

Invest now

It is easy to invest with Maple-Brown Abbott, just follow the steps below. And if you have any questions please contact us on +61 (0) 2 8226 6200.

Step 1: Read the current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

Carefully read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) including the Additional Information Booklet (AIB) to ensure that you understand how the product works and the risks involved.

Or, you can request a paper copy be mailed to you by completing our online form or contacting us on +61 (0) 2 8226 6200.

Step 2: Make an Initial Application

Existing investors should use the Additional Investment Request below.

Step 3: Investment confirmation

Once your application and payment are received, you'll receive confirmation of your investment details.

Still need help?

If you have any questions, please contact us +61 (0) 2 8226 6200 or

Fees And Costs

Management Costs *

% 1 & 2
% 3
% 3 & 5

0.38 n/a 0.01 0.39

1) Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted on a GST inclusive basis and net of any applicable Reduced Input Tax Credits.

2) The base fee is the fee we charge for managing the assets and overseeing the operations of the Fund, expressed as a percentage of the net asset value of the Fund. The Fund invests part of its assets in other funds which we manage. Base fees in those funds are either rebated or not charged, in respect of an investment by the Fund to avoid double counting of fees in respect of those underlying funds.

3) All other components of the management costs are based on the indirect costs and recoverable expenses incurred during the prior financial year ended 30 June.

5) Under the Fund’s Constitution we are entitled to be reimbursed for authorised expenses incurred in managing and administering a Fund, however at present we have chosen not to be reimbursed for routine fund expenses including registry, custodian, accounting and legal expenses (excluding transaction costs) which are paid by us out of our base fee. Audit costs are paid, and any levy payable to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) may be paid, out of the Fund.

* Fees may be negotiated if you are a wholesale investor as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Transactional and Operational Costs

Total transactional and
operational costs
% 1
Less buy-sell
spread recovery
% 2
Net transactional and
operational costs
0.17 0.09 0.08

1) Transactional and operational costs represent the estimated costs from the Fund’s investing activities. These costs are in addition to the management costs. The transactional and operational costs are reflected in the unit price and impact the performance of the Fund. These costs include brokerage, settlement costs, clearing costs, stamp duty and other taxes on an investment transaction. It also includes the difference between the price paid for purchasing securities and the price that would be payable if selling securities (i.e. bid/ask spread).

2) Buy-sell spread recovery represents the amount charged to investors that relates to investor applications and withdrawals.

3) Based on the estimated costs incurred during the prior financial year ended 30 June, expressed as a percentage of the average Fund net asset value.

Buy / Sell Spreads *

Total spread
0.21 / 0.21

* The buy-sell spread is an additional cost to you. This ensures existing investors are not disadvantaged due to the costs associated with buying or selling the Fund’s investments as a result of applications and withdrawals.