Australian Equities Income Portfolio

Australian Equities Income Portfolio

The Australian Equities Income Portfolio is designed for investors who are seeking a greater level of income and who can make use of franking credits.

Portfolio overview

  • Investment bias: Style neutral with a quality focus
  • Benchmark: S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Accumulation Index
  • Investment objective: To outperform the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Accumulation Index and deliver higher levels of income over a rolling three-year period.
  • Investable universe: ASX listed securities with a focus on the S&P/ASX 200
  • Number of stocks: 15–30
  • Asset allocation: Australian equities 80%–100%, Cash 0%–20%
  • Portfolio stock limit: 15% maximum weighting
  • Investment timeframe: 3–5 years
  • Portfolio managers: Scott Kelly (Portfolio Manager), Jamie Nicol (Chief Investment Officer)

Investment philosophy

DNR Capital believes a focus on quality companies will enhance returns when it is combined with a thorough valuation overlay. We seek to identify quality companies that are mispriced by overlaying our quality filter, our ‘Quality Web’, with a strong valuation discipline. The portfolio is high conviction, after-tax focused and invests for the medium-to-long term.

Investment strategy

The Australian Equities Income Portfolio has an investment style best described as ‘style neutral’ with above-average income and associated franking credits. The stock selection process has a strong bottom-up discipline and focuses on buying quality companies at reasonable prices.

The Australian Equities Income Portfolio also has a preference for companies that have high and sustainable dividend capability, strong profit-to-cash conversion, and relatively assured earnings growth. Companies that generate franking credits predominate.

We define quality companies as being those companies with the following five attributes:

  • earnings strength (particularly improving return)
  • superior industry position
  • a sound balance sheet
  • strong management
  • low environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk

The focus of the portfolio is on yield. We are focused on a growing, sustainable dividend yield above the market.

Where we are satisfied that a company possesses quality characteristics then it is eligible for inclusion in the portfolio. However, it must also represent value and sit comfortably within our portfolio construction requirements.

A range of valuation methodologies are used depending on the nature of the company being assessed to identify mispriced opportunities.

The portfolio construction process is influenced by a top-down economic appraisal and also considers the risk characteristics of the portfolio, such as stock and sector correlations.

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