Portfolio & Performance

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Share Price is the price of a single ordinary share, as determined by the stock market. The share price above is the mid-market price at market close.
Share Price
264.0p


Net Asset Value (NAV) per Share is calculated as available shareholders’ funds divided by the number of shares in issue, with shareholders’ funds taken to be the net value of all the company’s assets after deducting liabilities. The NAV figure above is based on the fair/market value of the company’s long-term debt and preference shares (known as debt at market value). This allows for the valuation of long-term debt and preference shares at fair value or current market price, rather than at final repayment value (known as debt at par).
NAV per Share
274.8p


Premium/Discount. Since investment company shares are traded on a stock market, the share price that you get may be higher or lower than the NAV. The difference is known as a premium or discount.
Premium/-Discount
-3.9%


Dividend Yield is calculated using the latest full year dividend divided by the current share price. Allianz Technology Trust does not currently pay a dividend.
Dividend Yield
0.0%

Data source DataStream and Allianz Global Investors as at 10.05.2021 based on market close mid price.

Awards & Ratings

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Association of Investment Companies (AIC) Shareholder Communication Awards 2020: Allianz Technology Trust won the award for ‘Best Report and Accounts – Specialist’. The panel thought the winning report was excellently designed and included engaging, educational content about the sector and its themes.
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Money Observer Investment Trust Awards 2020: Allianz Technology Trust won the Best Large Trust category, in recognition of its consistent, high achievement. The publication noted that ATT achieved the highest returns among this year’s award-winners (performance measured over three years to 31 January 2020), calling it “a worthy winner of our most prestigious sector award”. This accolade is an independent, statistical and qualitative assessment of ATT’s performance and highlights the Trust’s outperformance both in its class and against its peers.
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Money Observer Rated Fund 2019: Allianz Technology Trust has been included in Money Observer’s Rated Funds list for 2019. The list recognises open-ended funds and close-ended investment companies that have demonstrated consistent outperformance or that have been chosen as ideal routes into specific markets and sectors, reflecting the current investment environment.
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Investment Week Investment Company of the Year Award 2019, Specialist category: Allianz Technology Trust won this coveted award in November 2019, having also been victorious in 2018, 2017 and 2015. This award recognises excellence in closed-ended fund management and highlights ATT’s consistent performance over time. The judging panel was made up of some of the UK's leading researchers and investors in investment trusts and closed-ended companies, as well as several senior board members with many years' experience in the industry.
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Citywire's A fund manager rating 2020: Citywire is the only firm to exclusively rate managers, not funds. The manager’s track record is scrutinised with a methodology approved by an independent actuary. The ratings take account of a three-year performance record and is updated every month. It is entirely quantitative with the analysis being based on the information ratio, a recognised measure of risk-adjusted performance. It also takes into account career moves and all the funds a manager runs. In order to be rated, a fund manager will need to beat his or her benchmark over a three-year period. A benchmark is often the relevant stock market index. Fewer than 25% of fund managers tracked by Citywire will actually achieve this.
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Morningstar Rating: Allianz Technology Trust has a 5 star rating with Morningstar. This is a risk-adjusted, cost-adjusted comparison of fund performance within fund categories. The underlying methodology is robust and accounts for periods of volatility-downward volatility in particular-and also adjusts for fund expenses, including sales charges. That means the more expensive the fund is, the harder it will be for the fund to earn a high star rating.
Source and copyright of Citywire. Walter Price is ‘A’ rated by Citywire for his three year risk-adjusted performance for the period 31/05/2017 to 31/05/2020. Citywire awards apply to the Manager, rather than the Fund.
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Portfolio

The data shown is not constant over time and the allocation may change in the future. Totals may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding. All data source Allianz Global Investors unless otherwise stated.

Top 10 Holdings (%)

Alphabet - A shares
5.4
Micron Technology
4.0
Expedia Group
3.2
Samsung Electronics
3.2
Facebook
3.2
Microsoft
3.0
Amazon
3.0
CrowdStrike
2.7
Seagate Technology
2.5
Infineon Technologies
2.4

Data as of 31.03.2021

Geographic Breakdown (%)

North America 87.7
Far East & Pacific 6.3
Europe ex UK 4.4
UK 1.4
Cash 0.1

Data as of 31.03.2021

Sector Breakdown (%)

Technology
78.9
Industrials
7.6
Consumer Services
7.2
Consumer Goods
4.0
Financials
1.0
Health Care
0.7
Telecommunications
0.5
Cash
0.1

Data as of 31.03.2021

Market Cap Breakdown (%)

Over US $100bn 35.6
US $10bn to 100bn 55.9
US $1bn to 10bn 8.4
Cash 0.1

Data as of 31.03.2021

Fund Manager Comments

Portfolio Overview

The Allianz Technology Trust’s NAV total return was -3.1% in March, underperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 1.3%. During the month, stock selection and industry allocation detracted from relative performance.

Our position in semiconductor capital equipment maker, Applied Materials, was one of the top relative contributors. A global supply shortage of semiconductors has driven the shares of chip production equipment makers higher as major chipmakers are increasing their capital expenditure budgets. Applied Materials sees a favourable long-term outlook for the overall semiconductor equipment market, including positive trends in the memory segment. The semiconductor equipment business continues to track favourably driven by a broadening of end-applications, such as cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), automotive, and gaming. Applied Materials should be a beneficiary of more favourable supply/demand dynamics and ever-increasing capital intensity of semiconductor production.

Our position in computer hardware provider, HP, was also a top relative contributor during the period. The company reported quarterly financial results that beat expectations driven by work-from-home and remote learning demand across both PCs and consumer printers. Notebook, gaming, and peripherals revenues were very strong, and printing supplies returned to growth. There remains an increasing demand for commercial products as the economy recovers and workers return to the office.

Other top active contributors included underweight positions in Tencent and Alibaba and not owning Baidu.

Our position in CrowdStrike was a top relative detractor during the period. The company reported robust Q4 results across the board with revenue, annual recurring revenue (ARR), and profitability all ahead of estimates. ARR grew 75% year-on-year, bookings were strong with remaining performance obligations (RPO) up 78%, and net customer additions came in at an all-time record. CrowdStrike added 1,480 net customer additions in Q4, and now has 9,866 total subscription customers, up an impressive 82% year-on-year. While the company has seen consistently strong demand with the large enterprise, the low-touch frictionless model is also resonating with small-to-medium-sized enterprise customers. CrowdStrike also continued to demonstrate solid upsell success, with the percent of subscription customers adopting 4+ modules increasing to 63% at the end of the fiscal year. The company has a native cloud platform advantage versus peers and is expanding into additional security segments to capture a greater share of security budgets.


Our underweight position in social network company, Facebook, was also one of the top relative detractors. The stock benefited from management reporting confidence in its ability to adapt to Apple’s imminent privacy changes that will require permission to use Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) data. While IDFA changes are an industry-wide risk to the online advertising space, we believe Facebook is unique in terms of its reach and ability to precisely target consumers with advertising.

Other top active detractors included overweight positions in MongoDB, Twilio, and Zscaler.

Market Outlook

In our view, the technology sector continues to benefit from strong tailwinds which should continue to drive attractive long-term appreciation. There is no question in our minds that the present events around the COVID-19 crisis will spur the use of technology and change how we live and work in the future.  As companies adjust budgets due to supply and/or demand disruptions, the need for companies to reduce costs should accelerate the move to cheaper and more productive solutions such as cloud, software-as-a-service, artificial intelligence and cyber security. We are in a period of rapid change, where the importance of technology is key to the prosperity of most industries. This environment is likely to provide attractive growth opportunities in many technology stocks over the next several years.

We continue to believe the technology sector can provide some of the best absolute and relative return opportunities in the equity markets – especially for bottom-up stock pickers.

Walter Price15 April 2021

A global supply shortage of semiconductors has driven the shares of chip production equipment makers higher

This is no recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any particular security.

Performance

Performance (%)

Select period:

    Cumulative Returns (%)

    3M6M1Y3Y5Y
    Share Price-8.88.059.6124.0361.7
    NAV-2.412.874.3130.7332.2
    Benchmark2.410.255.1102.5235.6

    Source: Thomson Reuters DataStream, percentage growth, mid to mid, total return to 31.03.2021.1

    Discrete 12 Month Returns to 31 March (%)

    2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
    Share Price59.611.026.429.858.8
    NAV74.36.124.826.747.9
    Benchmark55.112.216.414.444.9

    Source: Thomson Reuters DataStream, percentage growth, mid to mid, total return as at 31.03.2021.1

    1Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. You should not make any assumptions on the future on the basis of performance information. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

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    © Allianz Global Investors GmbH 2021, Registered Office: Frankfurt am Main, Register: HRB 9340, Local court: Frankfurt am Main. All Rights Reserved. Allianz Technology Trust PLC is incorporated in England and Wales. (Company registration no. 3117355). Registered Office: 199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY. VAT registration no. 678 1784 81. The Company is a member of the Association of Investment Companies - Category: Sector Specialists - Technology, Media & Telecoms.