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AEPGX American Funds Europacific Growth A

  • Fund
  • AEPGX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $46.40
  • + $0.09
  • + 0.19%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities

AEPGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 3.6%
  • Net Assets $125 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$46.40
$39.32
$48.72

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.83%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 30.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.92%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Apr 16, 1984
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jonathan Knowles

Fund Description

The American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund (AEPGX) is an actively managed mutual fund and the largest international fund available to investors. The fund was launched on April 16, 1984 and has been managed by Capital Research and Management Company, which includes fund managers Carl M. Kawaja and Mark E. Denning.The fund’s primary objective is to provide investors with long term growth of capital. It aims to provide investors with above average capital appreciation.

The fund has approximately $126 billion in assets under management (AUM) and consists primarily of large cap growth stocks that are based in Europe and Asia. On a sector basis, the fund’s portfolio consists heavily of the financial services, technology, healthcare and consumer goods sectors. While the fund is focused on investing in medium to giant corporations, the majority of its holdings are giant sized companies.

The fund typically invests at least 80% of its assets in securities based in Europe or the Pacific Basin (excluding the United States). Most of the fund’s holdings are common stock, although the fund’s management will occasionally invest in preferred stocks, American Depositary Receipts, European Depositary Receipts or bonds. Although the majority of the fund’s holdings are outside the United States, there are some holdings that are held in U.S. dollars.

Like all funds, this fund is subject to regular stock market risks. It is also subject to various other risk factors including changes to political, economic or social conditions in foreign countries, currency fluctuations, interest rate changes, and changes in commodity prices. Although this fund is subject to many risks due to its international positioning, its diversification lowers the amount of risk that an investor is exposed to.
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The fund requires an initial investment of at least $250 for both regular and IRA accounts. Each additional investment has a $50 minimum deposit.

AEPGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AEPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 2.3% -30.0% 36.5% 21.38% 2
1 Yr -5.0% -17.0% 16.3% 27.52% 2
3 Yr 3.8% * -6.8% 7.7% 8.28% 1
5 Yr 3.6% * -10.0% 10.9% 16.10% 1
10 Yr 4.1% * -5.5% 6.9% 9.13% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AEPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.7% -27.8% 9.1% 61.91% 4
2014 -4.0% -11.3% -4.0% 25.00% 1
2013 19.0% 11.8% 25.8% 50.00% 2
2012 17.2% 14.7% 26.5% 50.00% 2
2011 -15.0% -17.1% -14.7% 50.00% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AEPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 2.3% -30.0% 36.5% 21.39% 2
1 Yr -10.5% -21.5% 16.3% 72.77% 4
3 Yr 1.8% * -7.9% 7.7% 35.94% 2
5 Yr 2.4% * -10.0% 10.9% 45.08% 3
10 Yr 3.4% * -5.5% 6.9% 14.25% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AEPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.7% -27.8% 9.1% 61.91% 4
2014 -4.0% -11.3% -4.0% 25.00% 1
2013 20.4% 15.6% 30.4% 50.00% 2
2012 19.8% 19.8% 31.5% 100.00% 4
2011 -14.2% -16.3% -14.2% 25.00% 1

NAV & Total Return History

AEPGX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 125 B 988 K 218 B 0.43% 1
Number of Holdings 405 1 7563 7.38% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 23.8 B -134 K 23.8 B 0.14% 1
Weighting of Top 10 21.4% 3.6% 359.5% 14.89% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Novo Nordisk A/S B 4.64%
  2. Novartis AG 2.41%
  3. Prudential PLC 1.66%
  4. HDFC Bank Ltd 1.80%
  5. AIA Group Ltd 1.88%
  6. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 1.84%
  7. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 1.61%
  8. British American Tobacco PLC 1.87%
  9. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.98%
  10. SoftBank Group Corp 1.67%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
90.36% 0.47% 102.87% 24.82% 5
Cash
4.78% -161.71% 34.55% 6.81% 2
Other
4.18% -0.61% 105.35% 2.13% 1
Bonds
0.38% 0.00% 155.88% 1.84% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.30% 0.00% 2.27% 2.13% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.74% 1.13% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank Quintile
Technology
15.59% 0.01% 25.18% 2.27% 1
Financial Services
15.43% 0.00% 32.25% 18.16% 4
Healthcare
11.87% 0.00% 23.05% 9.50% 2
Consumer Cyclical
10.52% 0.00% 34.68% 19.86% 4
Consumer Defense
8.95% 0.02% 33.18% 21.13% 4
Industrials
8.69% 0.02% 30.42% 21.42% 4
Communication Services
5.23% 0.00% 19.24% 13.05% 3
Basic Materials
5.11% 0.00% 25.84% 18.87% 4
Energy
4.73% 0.00% 17.98% 13.62% 3
Utilities
2.31% 0.00% 21.13% 13.48% 3
Real Estate
1.92% 0.00% 14.89% 15.60% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank Quintile
Non US
88.06% 0.00% 101.18% 21.56% 4
US
2.30% -9.48% 101.05% 14.18% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
4.78% -47.34% 49.05% 7.23% 2
Corporate
0.54% 0.00% 24.92% 2.84% 1
Government
0.14% 0.00% 106.20% 1.56% 1
Securitized
0.00% -18.55% 27.15% 0.99% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.75% 0.99% 5
Derivative
0.00% -92.06% 1.67% 2.70% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank Quintile
Non US
0.28% 0.00% 48.18% 1.56% 1
US
0.10% 0.00% 107.70% 1.99% 1

AEPGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AEPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.83% 0.00% 9.75% 29.22% 2
Management Fee 0.42% 0.00% 1.54% 7.66% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 3.44% 1
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.50% 8.54% 1

Sales Fees

AEPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AEPGX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.10% 5.75% 0.90% 5
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

AEPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AEPGX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

AEPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AEPGX Rank Quintile
Turnover 30.00% 0.00% 733.00% 11.35% 2

AEPGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.5% 0.00% 5.24% 16.96% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.92% -1.15% 5.71% 27.38% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

AEPGX - Managers

Jonathan Knowles

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2006

Tenure

10.17

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Knowles is vice president and porfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company.


Sung Lee

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2002

Tenure

14.18

Tenure Rank

1.5%

Lee is a senior vice president of Capital Research Company Investment. He has 15 years investment professional experience, all with this firm. Before being a portfolio counselor, Lee worked as an investment analyst for the fund for 11 years.


Nicholas J. Grace

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2002

Tenure

14.18

Tenure Rank

1.5%

Grace is a senior vice president with Capital Research Management Company.


Jesper Lyckeus

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2004

Tenure

12.17

Tenure Rank

2.2%

Lyckeus is a senior vice president of Capital Research Global Investors. He has worked for 13 years with Capital Research and Management Company or an affiliate


Christopher M. Thomsen

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2007

Tenure

9.17

Tenure Rank

4.0%

Thomsen is a senior portfolio manager with Capital Research and Management Company.


Lawrence Kymisis

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2014

Tenure

2.17

Tenure Rank

10.2%

Mr Kymisis Serves primarily as a global equity securities portfolio counselor.


Mark E. Denning

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1991

Tenure

24.6

Tenure Rank

0.1%

Denning is a senior vice president for Capital Research Company with portfolio manager responsibilities. Mark is a director of The Capital Group Companies, Capital International Limited and Capital Research and Management Company. Prior to 1982, Denning worked in the operations department of J & F Martell and Co. in France.


Andrew B. Suzman

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2007

Tenure

9.17

Tenure Rank

4.0%

Suzman is a co-research director and an equity investment analyst with portfolio manager responsibilities for Capital World Investors, covering real estate companies in the U.S. and industrial companies in Australia. Furthermore, Suzman is a director and executive vice president of Capital Research Company, a director of Capital International Research, Inc., a vice president of Capital World Growth and Income Fund. He is also a senior vice president of and a portfolio manager for The Income Fund of America.


Carl M. Kawaja

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2001

Tenure

15.18

Tenure Rank

1.2%

Carl Kawaja is a portfolio manager, a director of Capital International Asset Management and a senior vice president of Capital Research Company. Prior to joining the Capital Group organization in 1991, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli and Co. in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Levesque Beaubien Inc. in Montreal. Carl received a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is based in San Francisco.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

24.9

Category Average

5.95

Category Mode

1.6