Source - Alliance News

Atlantis Japan Growth Fund Ltd - Guernsey-based investment firm focused on long-term capital growth from listed Japanese equities - Underperforms its benchmark TOPIX Total Return index in its financial year as market sentiment remains uncertain.

Net asset value total return during year ended April 30 is down 21% to a year ago, compared to its benchmark being down 5.0%. Net asset value per share at April 30 falls to £0.11 from £0.14 a year ago. Company turns to a pretax loss of £23.7 million from a profit of £22.5 million.

Says that Japan's economy is more resilient than other developed economies. Adds that its focus on long-term growth ‘places it in a strong position to benefit from exposure to growth-orientated businesses, companies with sustainable competitive advantages and that have strong free cash flow. This will help drive long-term performance of the company.’

Current stock price: 161.00 pence, down 1.5% on Wednesday

12-month change: down 34%

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