BALTIMORE, April 20, 2023 — The Board of Directors of Adams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ADX) today declared a distribution of $.05 per share from net investment income, payable June 1, 2023, to shareholders of record May 18, 2023. This distribution represents the second payment this year toward the Fund’s annual 6% minimum distribution rate commitment, which can be found at adamsfunds.com.
FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE
For the three months ended March 31st, the total return on Adams Diversified Equity’s net asset value, with dividends and capital gains reinvested, was 6.9%. Comparable figures for the S&P 500 and the Morningstar U.S. Large Blend category were 7.5% and 6.5%, respectively. The total return on the market price of the Fund’s shares for the period was 7.3%.
For the twelve months ended March 31st, the total return on Adams Diversified Equity’s net asset value, with dividends and capital gains reinvested, was -7.7%. Comparable figures for the S&P 500 and the Morningstar U.S. Large Blend category were -7.7% and -7.7%, respectively. The total return on the market price of the Fund’s shares for the period was -9.7%.
The First Quarter Report to Shareholders is expected to be available on or about April 26, 2023.
ANNUALIZED COMPARATIVE RETURNS (3/31/2023)
|1 Year||3 Year||5 Year|
|Adams Diversified Equity Fund (NAV)||-7.7%||18.5%||12.0%|
|Adams Diversified Equity Fund (market price)||-9.7%||17.6%||11.7%|
|Morningstar U.S. Large Blend Category||-7.7%||18.1%||10.2%|
NET ASSET VALUE ANNOUNCED
The Fund’s net asset value at March 31, 2023, compared with the year earlier, was:
|Net asset value per share||$18.52||$21.49|
TEN LARGEST EQUITY PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS (3/31/2023)
|% of Net Assets|
|Alphabet Inc. Class A||2.8%|
|UnitedHealth Group Incorporated||2.1%|
|Adams Natural Resources Fund, Inc.*||2.0%|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.||2.0%|
|Visa Inc. Class A||1.8%|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||1.8%|
|* Non-controlled affiliated closed-end fund.|
SECTOR WEIGHTINGS (3/31/2023)
|% of Net Assets|
About Adams Funds
Since 1929, Adams Funds has consistently helped generations of investors reach their investment goals. Adams Funds is comprised of two closed-end funds, Adams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ADX) and Adams Natural Resources Fund, Inc. (NYSE: PEO).The Funds are actively managed by an experienced team with a disciplined approach and have paid dividends for more than 85 years across many market cycles. The Funds are committed to paying an annual distribution rate of 6% or more, providing reliable income to long-term investors. Shares can be purchased through our transfer agent or through a broker. For more information about Adams Funds, please visit: adamsfunds.com.
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