TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/06/12 -- 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 August 31, 2012 was $21.19, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 4.2% and 2.5%, respectively. These compare with the 1.9% and -3.6% 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, 2012 was $15.35, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of -3.3% and -2.1%, respectively.
The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2012 were as follows:
Energy 22.0% Financials 21.0% Materials 19.6% Consumer Discretionary 9.6% Industrials 8.5% Information Technology 6.0% Health Care 4.3% Telecommunication Services 3.6% Utilities 3.0% Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.8% Consumer Staples 0.6%
The top ten investments which comprised 34.3% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2012 were as follows:
Catamaran Corporation (formerly SXC Health Solutions Corp.) 4.3% Franco-Nevada Corporation 3.9% Apple Inc. 3.9% Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.8% Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7% Dollarama Inc. 3.6% Enbridge Inc. 3.5% Bank of Montreal 2.7% BMTC Group Inc. 2.5% Rogers Communications Inc. 2.4%
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