TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/02/12 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX: CGI)(TSX: CGI.PR.B)(TSX: CGI.PR.C)(LSE: CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at July 31, 2012 was $20.96, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 3.1% and -2.5%, respectively. These compare with the -0.7% 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 July 31, 2012 was $15.09, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -5.0% and -8.4%, respectively.
The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2012 were as follows:
Energy 21.9% Financials 20.7% Materials 19.4% Consumer Discretionary 10.5% Industrials 8.7% Information Technology 5.4% Health Care 4.4% Telecommunication Services 3.6% Utilities 3.1% Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.7% Consumer Staples 0.6%
The top ten investments which comprised 35.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of July 31, 2012 were as follows:
Catamaran Corporation (formerly SXC Health Solutions Corp.) 4.3% Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.2% Dollarama Inc. 3.9% Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.8% Enbridge Inc. 3.8% Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7% Apple Inc. 3.6% BMTC Group Inc. 2.9% Bank of Montreal 2.7% Rogers Communications Inc. 2.4%
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