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Bancroft Fund Ltd  as of 05/21/2018

AMEX / BCV Asset Class:  Convertible Sec Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  11.31%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 6.47% 9.36% 7.56% 0.90%
Lipper Pct. Rank 75 34 79 80
NAV Return 6.25% 8.55% 14.13% 6.80%
Lipper Pct. Rank 50 17 36 14
Premium/Discount History

Premium/Discount
10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-13.299% -13.249% -9.880%

NAV $25.51 Market Price $21.71
Net Change $0.11 Market Change $0.14
Premium/Discount -14.90%
1 YR NAV Return 14.126%
1 YR NAV Rank 36
12-Mo Yield as of 4/30/2018 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 2.09%
Distribution Yield (Market) 5.53%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.250
Ex-Div Date 3/14/2018
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.794
Ex-Div Date 11/25/2015
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
YTD Dividends $0.250
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 4/20/1971
Fund Advisor Dinsmore Capital Management Co
Manager & Tenure Dinsmore since 1996
O'Keeffe since 2011
Dinsmore since 2011
Phone 800-914-1177
Website www.bancroftfund.com
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 4/30/2018 $144.2
% Leveraged Assets as of 10/31/2017 --
Portfolio Turnover 33.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.889%
Expense Ratio 1.280%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks to provide income and the potential for capital appreciation by investing primarily in convertible securities.
Top Holdings (as of 1/31/2018)
Mandatory Exchangeable Trust DR 3.19%
American Tower Corp DR 1.79%
Wells Fargo & Co PFD 1.78%
Bank of America Corp PFD 1.75%
Crown Castle International Corp PFD 1.52%
Dominion Energy Inc 1.40%
New York Community Capital Trust V 1.39%
Nextera Energy Inc 1.37%
Rexnord Corp DR 1.28%
Hess Corp 1.23%
Top Sectors (as of 1/31/2018)
Financials 12.27%
Consumer Goods 2.39%
Industrials 1.28%
Oil & Gas 1.23%
Non Classified Equity 1.15%
Health Care 0.77%
Utilities 0.37%



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