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ANCFX American Funds Fundamental Invs A

  • Fund
  • ANCFX
  • Price as of: Apr 26, 2017
  • $58.68
  • - $0.07
  • - 0.12%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

ANCFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.4%
  • Net Assets $84.9 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 26.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$58.68
$49.47
$58.75

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.61%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 24.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.68%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Fundamental Investors®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Aug 01, 1978
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Michael T. Kerr

Fund Description

American Funds Fundamental Investors® fund (ANCFX) is an actively managed mutual fund issued by American Funds and advised by Capital Research and Management Company. The fund was launched on August 1, 1978 and has been managed by Dina N. Perry since 1993 along with Michael T. Kerr, Ronald B. Morrow, Brady L. Enright, Martin Romo, Mark L. Casey and Gregory D. Johnson. The fund currently has $70 billion in assets under management (AUM).

The fund’s objective is to achieve long-term growth of capital and income. The fund’s management focuses primarily on common stock that appears to have significant upside potential. In addition to seeking growth stocks, the fund also seeks stocks that have a history of paying reliable dividends to shareholders. Although this fund focuses on U.S.-based stocks, it may also invest in foreign securities. Additionally, the fund may also hold bonds, government securities and cash. It may invest up to 5% of its bond holdings in bonds rated Ba or BB or below.

This fund is managed by several portfolio managers. The securities are divided up among managers to determine how certain sectors or holdings will be managed. Securities are sold when managers no longer see the holding as an attractive investment. As far as sectors, the fund is well balanced. The sectors with the largest amount of portfolio weight are technology, financial services and industrial goods. The fund offers a quarterly dividend payout to investors.

The fund is subject to regular stock market risks including changes in market conditions, growth stock risks, management risks and foreign stock risks. The fund is also subject to risks associated with income investing.

The American Funds Fundamental Investors® fund requires a minimum investment of $250 for both regular and IRA accounts. Additional investments require a $50 deposit.

ANCFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.8% -92.6% 16.4% 16.96% 1
1 Yr 12.8% -51.7% 30.9% 33.31% 2
3 Yr 4.7% * -14.4% 16.8% 42.96% 3
5 Yr 8.4% * -1.4% 18.3% 43.00% 3
10 Yr 3.1% * -0.9% 11.2% 44.35% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 7.4% -37.7% 186.3% 33.28% 2
2015 -2.6% -46.9% 11.2% 22.84% 2
2014 0.2% -51.7% 38.1% 67.41% 4
2013 27.4% -88.0% 42.8% 47.74% 3
2012 15.2% -100.0% 25.9% 15.96% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.8% -92.6% 16.4% 16.92% 1
1 Yr 14.3% -52.5% 142.7% 23.30% 2
3 Yr 10.6% * -5.3% 57.6% 8.20% 1
5 Yr 15.4% * -1.4% 18.3% 14.82% 1
10 Yr 8.0% * 0.8% 12.6% 12.13% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 9.2% -36.6% 190.6% 23.99% 2
2015 3.6% -40.3% 20.1% 8.33% 1
2014 10.6% -24.8% 100.1% 67.97% 4
2013 41.5% -93.4% 1119.1% 37.67% 2
2012 24.5% -100.0% 282.8% 25.35% 2

NAV & Total Return History

ANCFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 84.9 B 9.87 K 550 B 0.57% 1
Number of Holdings 211 1 3780 8.49% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 20.8 B 7.1 K 80.2 B 0.50% 1
Weighting of Top 10 26.9% 2.2% 269.3% 19.06% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.66%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 3.90%
  3. Comcast Corp Class A 2.34%
  4. Philip Morris International Inc 2.58%
  5. The Home Depot Inc 2.27%
  6. Broadcom Ltd 3.08%
  7. JPMorgan Chase & Co 2.17%
  8. Boeing Co 2.01%
  9. Schlumberger Ltd 2.13%
  10. Berkshire Hathaway Inc A 1.78%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
95.96% 0.00% 130.09% 16.30% 4
Cash
2.55% -87.48% 132.07% 13.60% 2
Other
1.31% -81.75% 100.00% 4.82% 1
Bonds
0.18% -28.60% 118.87% 6.03% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.34% 88.99% 3.67% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 78.99% 1.94% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank Quintile
Technology
20.30% 0.00% 49.24% 5.55% 1
Financial Services
14.35% 0.00% 62.48% 21.70% 4
Energy
12.37% -1.93% 49.25% 1.37% 1
Consumer Cyclical
10.61% 0.00% 47.61% 16.44% 3
Healthcare
10.01% 0.00% 31.05% 23.29% 4
Industrials
9.98% 0.00% 45.07% 18.53% 4
Consumer Defense
9.55% 0.00% 46.95% 7.50% 2
Basic Materials
4.27% 0.00% 23.80% 7.57% 2
Communication Services
3.98% -1.09% 17.25% 8.22% 2
Utilities
0.44% -3.16% 25.88% 18.31% 4
Real Estate
0.08% -24.05% 11.80% 18.46% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank Quintile
US
80.32% 0.00% 111.98% 26.33% 5
Non US
15.64% -1.33% 95.10% 4.17% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
2.55% -64.57% 131.77% 13.55% 2
Government
0.18% -28.60% 76.37% 5.00% 1
Derivative
0.00% -61.02% 46.77% 1.01% 5
Securitized
0.00% -3.93% 50.44% 3.48% 5
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 94.84% 7.97% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 65.19% 2.17% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank Quintile
US
0.18% -28.60% 100.70% 5.76% 1
Non US
0.00% -1.31% 22.39% 4.53% 5

ANCFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.61% 0.02% 303.36% 18.76% 1
Management Fee 0.25% 0.00% 2.25% 5.74% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 2.32% 2
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.45% 6.18% 1

Sales Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ANCFX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.43% 5
Deferred Load N/A 0.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ANCFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.00% 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.

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ANCFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 24.00% 0.00% 1754.00% 12.34% 2

ANCFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.6% 0.00% 11.20% 9.09% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.68% -2.05% 3.95% 6.28% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Daily Annually

ANCFX - Managers

Michael T. Kerr

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 1999

Tenure

18.26

Tenure Rank

1.2%

Michael T. Kerr is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global oil & gas companies and U.S. multi-utilities. Prior to joining Capital, Mike was an exploration geophysicist with Cities Service Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded first-year honors, and a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from Harvard University graduating cum laude.


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2006

Tenure

11.09

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 19 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. small-cap companies, as well as commercial services and supplies companies. Prior to joining Capital, Brady was an equity research analyst and portfolio manager for Provident Investment Counsel. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Brady is based in San Francisco.


Dina N. Perry

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 1993

Tenure

24.1

Tenure Rank

0.6%

Dina Perry is a senior vice president of Capital Research and Management Company serving as a portfolio manager for several mutual funds. Prior to joining Capital Research in 1991, she was a senior portfolio manager with Neuberger & Berman, where she managed equity portfolios for pension funds and individuals. Before that, she was a vice president, portfolio manager, and chief economist at Chase Investors Management Corporation. Ms. Perry received both a BA and MA in economics from Queens College in New York City. She is based in Washington, D.C.


Martin Romo

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2007

Tenure

10.09

Tenure Rank

3.9%

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


Mark L. Casey

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2011

Tenure

6.09

Tenure Rank

6.7%

Mr. Casey has Investment professional for 14 years, all with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate.


Gregory D. Johnson

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2013

Tenure

4.08

Tenure Rank

8.4%

Gregory D. Johnson is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. merchandising, retail, restaurant and footwear companies. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Greg is based in Los Angeles.


Ronald B. Morrow

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2003

Tenure

14.09

Tenure Rank

2.2%

Morrow is a senior vice president of Capital World Investors.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

81.4

Category Average

6.2

Category Mode

2.3