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AGTHX American Funds Growth Fund of Amer A

  • Fund
  • AGTHX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $43.55
  • - $0.02
  • - 0.05%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

AGTHX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 10.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.4%
  • Net Assets $146 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 24.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$43.55
$35.47
$46.16

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.65%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 29.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.51%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds The Growth Fund of America®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Nov 30, 1973
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Michael T. Kerr

Fund Description

The American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A Shares (AGTHX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that seeks to grow investor capital. The fund uses a broad mandate and seeks classic growth stocks, cyclical stocks and turnaround situations among small-, mid- and large-cap domestic companies. At the same time, AGTHX can hold some international developed-market stocks as well. The fund uses various screens to determine exactly where it believes the opportunities for growth are.

With its broad mandate to seek growth everywhere, AGTHX is best suited as a subcore position in a broad equity portfolio. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

AGTHX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AGTHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 5.5% -97.0% 17.4% 19.58% 1
1 Yr 2.8% -28.3% 24.3% 22.89% 2
3 Yr 10.9% * 0.2% 17.7% 40.72% 3
5 Yr 12.4% * 1.6% 16.2% 26.08% 2
10 Yr 7.5% * 0.4% 13.1% 58.63% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AGTHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.3% -38.0% 13.6% 45.47% 3
2014 -0.7% -0.7% 12.3% 100.00% 5
2013 25.2% 23.9% 43.4% 88.89% 4
2012 19.6% 10.8% 19.6% 11.11% 1
2011 -5.6% -12.1% 12.5% 88.89% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AGTHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 5.5% -97.0% 13.2% 19.30% 1
1 Yr -3.1% -28.3% 22.0% 69.39% 4
3 Yr 8.7% * -1.0% 17.7% 69.09% 4
5 Yr 11.1% * 0.4% 16.2% 51.71% 3
10 Yr 6.9% * -0.1% 13.1% 71.28% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AGTHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.3% -38.0% 17.4% 45.52% 3
2014 -0.7% -0.7% 13.1% 100.00% 5
2013 36.7% 32.4% 62.9% 77.78% 4
2012 23.1% 15.7% 23.1% 11.11% 1
2011 -5.5% -14.3% 13.3% 88.89% 4

NAV & Total Return History

AGTHX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

AGTHX Category Low Category High AGTHX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 146 B 373 K 146 B 0.06% 1
Number of Holdings 368 1 2190 1.80% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 32.8 B 0 33.1 B 0.13% 1
Weighting of Top 10 24.6% 0.0% 150.9% 25.19% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amazon.com Inc 7.05%
  2. The Home Depot Inc 2.35%
  3. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.36%
  4. Amgen Inc 1.78%
  5. Broadcom Ltd 2.64%
  6. Microsoft Corp 1.88%
  7. Philip Morris International Inc 1.76%
  8. Netflix Inc 1.56%
  9. Oracle Corp 1.56%
  10. EOG Resources Inc 1.65%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High AGTHX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
91.28% 0.00% 109.00% 20.44% 5
Cash
4.93% -9.00% 100.00% 4.63% 1
Other
2.56% -1.32% 24.55% 1.35% 1
Bonds
1.06% 0.00% 76.29% 1.35% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.16% 0.00% 4.61% 1.80% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.81% 0.84% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AGTHX % Rank Quintile
Technology
20.73% -1.29% 52.19% 18.70% 4
Consumer Cyclical
17.86% -2.22% 41.71% 10.60% 2
Healthcare
15.61% -1.03% 98.63% 15.55% 3
Energy
10.01% -2.01% 16.80% 1.03% 1
Financial Services
7.58% -2.38% 40.17% 18.06% 3
Consumer Defense
7.30% -1.43% 30.67% 15.87% 4
Industrials
5.43% -0.37% 29.48% 23.33% 5
Communication Services
4.38% 0.00% 12.93% 7.71% 2
Basic Materials
2.17% -1.18% 12.09% 13.24% 3
Real Estate
0.21% 0.00% 11.43% 13.24% 3
Utilities
0.00% -0.18% 16.29% 8.35% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AGTHX % Rank Quintile
US
80.12% 0.00% 109.00% 25.64% 5
Non US
11.16% -0.01% 91.03% 4.18% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AGTHX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
4.93% -11.78% 100.00% 4.78% 1
Government
1.00% 0.00% 28.25% 1.10% 1
Corporate
0.22% 0.00% 51.58% 3.29% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 17.50% 0.71% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 5.83% 0.58% 5
Derivative
0.00% -5.28% 10.62% 0.65% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AGTHX % Rank Quintile
US
1.06% -24.92% 63.80% 1.09% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 42.95% 1.35% 5

AGTHX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AGTHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.65% 0.00% 24.91% 14.60% 1
Management Fee 0.27% 0.00% 1.50% 4.82% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 1.26% 2
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 1.00% 4.58% 1

Sales Fees

AGTHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AGTHX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 1.50% 8.50% 1.20% 5
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

AGTHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AGTHX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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.

AGTHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AGTHX Rank Quintile
Turnover 29.00% 0.00% 437.00% 11.06% 2

AGTHX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AGTHX Category Low Category High AGTHX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.85% 28.45% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AGTHX Category Low Category High AGTHX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.51% -5.94% 3.70% 6.95% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

AGTHX - Managers

Michael T. Kerr

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 1998

Tenure

17.76

Tenure Rank

1.1%

Investment professional since 1983 ; 29 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate


Barry S. Crosthwaite

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2007

Tenure

8.75

Tenure Rank

4.6%

Barry Crosthwaite has 17 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. electrical equipment/appliances, global energy equipment, and oil field services & drilling companies, as well as North American communications & networking equipment companies. Barry holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Occidental College graduating magna cum laude. Barry is based in San Francisco.


Donald D. O'Neal

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 1993

Tenure

22.76

Tenure Rank

0.5%

O'Neal is a Senior Vice President of Capital Research. O'Neal has been an investment professional since 1992


James Terrile

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2008

Tenure

7.75

Tenure Rank

5.3%

Senior Vice President-Capital Research Global Investors.


Martin Romo

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2010

Tenure

5.75

Tenure Rank

7.0%

Investment professional for 22 years in total; 21 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate


Carl M. Kawaja

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2010

Tenure

5.75

Tenure Rank

7.0%

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.


J. Blair Frank

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2001

Tenure

14.76

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Frank is Senior Vice President of Capital Research and Management Company. He has been an investment professional since 1993 with 20 years at Capital Research and Management or affiliate.


Ronald B. Morrow

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2004

Tenure

11.75

Tenure Rank

2.8%

Morrow is a senior vice president of Capital World Investors.


Lawrence R. Solomon

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2010

Tenure

6.25

Tenure Rank

6.5%

Solomon is a senior vice president and director of Capital International Research, Inc. with portfolio management responsibilities for Capital Guardian Trust Company.


Alan J. Wilson

Manager

Start Date

Nov 03, 2012

Tenure

3.74

Tenure Rank

8.7%

Alan J. Wilson is an equity portfolio manager and Senior Vice President at Capital Research and Management CompanyHe was president and U.S. research director for Capital International Research, Inc., a director of The Capital Group Companies, Inc., and a director of Capital Group Research, Inc., and senior vice president and a director of Capital Guardian Trust Company. He is also a Capital Guardian portfolio manager. Prior to joining our organization in 1991, Mr. Wilson served with The Boston Consulting Group as a consultant. Before that, he was an engineer with Texas Eastern Corporation.


Christopher D. Buchbinder

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2016

Tenure

0.42

Tenure Rank

12.1%

Buchbinder is senior vice president and an equity portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate.


Joanna F. Jonsson

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2016

Tenure

0.42

Tenure Rank

12.1%

Ms. Jonsson is a portfolio manager and an investment analyst. Her research responsibilities include the insurance and cruise line industries. From 1998 to 2002, she was a research director with responsibility for hiring, training and overseeing other analysts. Ms. Jonsson is a Senior Vice President of Capital Research Company, an officer of two mutual funds managed by Capital Research and Management Company, a member of the management committee of CIF and the Capital Group Companies board.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

48.6

Category Average

7.08

Category Mode

1.6