Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as of October 31, 2012

Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as ofOctober 31, 2012

  • Oldest and largest small-cap closed-end fund
  • Average weekly trading volume of approximately 341,000 shares
  • Fund's adviser has more than 35 years of small- and micro-cap investment experience

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYS: RVT) :

Closing Prices - October 31, 2012


Total Return Performance


Periods ended October 31, 2012



Year to Date*9.3410.71
Three-Year Average Annual12.3414.28
Five-Year Average Annual-1.12-1.34
10-Year Average Annual9.217.32
*Not Annualized

Portfolio Diagnostics

Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap:$1373 million
Wtd. Average P/E Ratio:14.7*
Wtd. Average P/B Ratio:1.6x
Net Assets Applicable to Common Stock:$1256 million
Net Leverage:7.2 %

*The Fund's P/E ratio calculation excludes companies with zero or negative earnings.

Net leverage is the percentage, in excess of 100%, of the total value of equity type investments, divided by net assets applicable to common stock.

Portfolio Composition


Top 10 Positions

% of Net Assets

1. Mohawk Industries1.2%
2. Advisory Board (The)1.1
3. Carter's1.0
4. Ethan Allen Interiors1.0
5. HEICO Corp.1.0
6. Nordson Corp.1.0
7. Coherent0.9
8. Lincoln Electric Holdings0.9
9. PAREXEL International0.9
10. Lazard Cl. A0.9

Top Five Sectors

% of Net Assets

1. Industrials29%
2. Information Technology20
3. Financials19
4. Consumer Discretionary15
5. Materials9

Recent Developments

The Board of Directors of Royce Value Trust, Inc. has approved, subject to stockholder and other regulatory approvals, the contribution of approximately $100 million of RVT's assets to a newly formed non-diversified, closed-end investment company, Royce Global Value Trust, Inc. ("RGT"). All of RGT's common stock would then be distributed to the common stockholders of RVT. There is no assurance that necessary stockholder and regulatory approvals will be obtained.

The Board of Directors Royce Value Trust, Inc. has approved the redemption of all of the Fund's outstanding 5.90% Cumulative Preferred Stock on November 15, 2012. A senior secured credit facility provided by a financial institution will be used to redeem and replace a portion of the outstanding Preferred Shares.

Royce Value Trust is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose shares of Common (RVT) and 5.90% Cumulative Preferred Stock (RVTprb) are listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Its primary investment goal is long-term capital growth, which it seeks by investing at least 65% of its assets in equity securities primarily of small- and micro-cap companies.

Daily net asset values (NAVs) for Royce Value Trust are now available on our website and online through most ticker symbol lookup services and on broker terminals under the symbol XRVTX. For more information, please call The Royce Funds at (800) 221-4268 or visit our website at

Royce Value Trust, Inc.
John D. Diederich, 212-355-7311

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  New York


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