TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/13 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (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 December 31, 2012 was $21.87, resulting in a one-year NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 10.8%. This compares with the 7.2% return of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same period.
The closing price for CGI's common shares at December 31, 2012 was $15.75, resulting in an annual market return, with dividends reinvested, of 3.4%.
The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of December 31, 2012 were as follows:
Materials 22.3% Financials 21.3% Energy 21.1% Consumer Discretionary 9.0% Industrials 8.7% Information Technology 4.8% Health Care 4.2% Telecommunication Services 3.9% Utilities 3.1% Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.9% Consumer Staples 0.7% The top ten investments which comprised 33.8% of the investment portfolio at market as of December 31, 2012 were as follows: Franco-Nevada Corporation 4.3% Catamaran Corporation 4.2% Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 3.8% Enbridge Inc. 3.8% Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.7% Dollarama Inc. 3.6% Bank of Montreal 2.8% Rogers Communications Inc. 2.7% Apple Inc. 2.5% Royal Bank of Canada 2.4%