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Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc  as of 06/11/2021

OTC / CUBA Asset Class:  Emerging Markets Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  50.85%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 4.46% 5.02% 74.81% 24.85%
Lipper Pct. Rank 63 82 25 13
NAV Return 4.58% 7.14% 62.64% 20.90%
Lipper Pct. Rank 67 80 34 20
Premium/Discount History

10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-9.183% -15.856% -15.990%

NAV $7.52 Market Price $6.38
Net Change $0.02 Market Change $0.02
Premium/Discount -15.16%
1 YR NAV Return 62.642%
1 YR NAV Rank 34
12-Mo Yield as of 4/30/2021 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 0.00%
Distribution Yield (Market) 2.43%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.155
Ex-Div Date 12/17/2020
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.285
Ex-Div Date 12/19/2019
Dividend Frequency Annually
YTD Dividends --
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 9/10/1993
Fund Advisor Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc
Manager & Tenure Herzfeld since 1993
Herzfeld since 2008
Paylor since 2018
Phone 800-854-3863
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 5/31/2021 $43.7
% Leveraged Assets as of 6/30/2020 --
Portfolio Turnover 8.00%
Mgmt Fees 1.438%
Expense Ratio 3.100%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in a broad range of securities of issuers, including U.S.-based companies which engage in substantial trade with, and derive substantial revenue from, operations in the Caribbean Basin Countries.
Top Holdings (as of 12/31/2020)
MasTec Inc ORD 15.92%
Popular Inc ORD 8.16%
First Bancorp ORD 7.00%
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ORD 6.88%
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd ORD 5.78%
Nextera Energy Inc ORD 4.85%
PGT Innovations Inc ORD 4.11%
Copa Holdings SA ORD 4.10%
New Fortress Energy Inc ORD 3.93%
Becle SAB de CV ORD 3.32%
Top Sectors (as of 12/31/2020)
Industrials 32.11%
Consumer Services 23.38%
Financials 20.17%
Consumer Goods 10.86%
Utilities 7.58%
Oil & Gas 3.93%
Telecommunications 0.90%
Basic Materials 0.04%

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