TORONTO, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (TSX:CDD.UN) Core Canadian Dividend Trust (the “Fund”) announces results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2017. Increase in net assets attributable to equity holders amounted to $0.19 million or $0.30 per unit. As at December 31, 2017, net assets attributable to equity holders were $3.69 million or $6.75 per unit. Cash distributions to equity holders totaling $0.28 million or $0.44 per unit were paid during the year.
The Fund’s investment objectives are (i) to provide unitholders of the Fund with monthly distributions targeted to be 6.5% per annum of the net asset value (“NAV”) of the Fund; and (ii) to preserve and grow the NAV. The Fund invests principally in a blue-chip portfolio consisting of high quality, large capitalization, Canadian dividend paying TSX-listed companies across multiple industry sectors that have an excellent long-term track record of dividend growth and share price appreciation. In addition, up to 25% of the NAV may be invested in equity securities of other issuers listed on the TSX which are consistent with the Fund’s investment objectives.
The Fund employs a proprietary investment strategy, Strathbridge Selective Overwriting (SSO), to enhance the income generated by the Portfolio and to reduce volatility.
The Fund’s investment portfolio is managed by its investment manager, Strathbridge Asset Management Inc. The Fund’s units are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CDD.UN.
|Selected Financial Information: ($ Millions)|
|Statement of Financial Position||2017|
|As at December 31|
|Net Assets Attributable to Equity Holders||$||3.69|
|Statement of Comprehensive Income|
|For the year ended December 31|
|Income (including Net Gain on Investments)||$||0.44|
|Increase in Net Assets Attributable to|
|John Germain, Senior Vice-President & CFO||Strathbridge Asset Management Inc. |
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