Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as of February 28, 2013

Royce Value Trust (NYSE: RVT) as ofFebruary 28, 2013

  • 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 (NYSE: RVT):


Closing Prices - February 28, 2013







Total Return Performance

Periods ended February 28, 2013



Year to Date*



Three-Year Average Annual13.0515.61
Five-Year Average Annual4.984.11
10-Year Average Annual



*Not Annualized

Portfolio Diagnostics

Wtd. Average Geometric Mkt. Cap:$1529 million
Wtd. Average P/E Ratio:16.7*
Wtd. Average P/B Ratio:1.8x
Net Assets:

$1160 million

Net Leverage: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.


Portfolio Composition


Top 10 Positions

% of Net Assets
1. Lincoln Electric Holdings



2. Carter's



3. Reliance Steel & Aluminum1.0
4. Coherent



5. HEICO Corp.



6. PAREXEL International0.9
7. Ethan Allen Interiors



8. Advisory Board (The)0.8
9. Ash Grove Cement Cl.B0.8
10. Mohawk Industries




Top Five Sectors

% of Net Assets
1. Industrials



2. Information Technology20
3. Financials



4. Consumer Discretionary14
5. Materials




Recent Developments

Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE - RVT) has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.19 per share on its Common Stock. The distribution, optionally payable in additional shares of Common Stock, or in cash by specific stockholder election, is to be paid on March 25, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 6, 2013 (ex-dividend on March 4, 2013). The price of shares issued for reinvestment will be determined on March 13, 2013.

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.

Royce Value Trust is a closed-end diversified management investment company whose shares of Common Stock (RVT) 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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