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DFSCX DFA US Micro Cap I

  • Fund
  • DFSCX
  • Price as of: Jul 17, 2018
  • $24.18
  • + $0.11
  • + 0.46%
  • Category
  • Micro Cap Equities

DFSCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.0%
  • Net Assets $6.96 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 3.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$24.18
$20.21
$24.53

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.52%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 15.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Micro Cap Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Small Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.75%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name DFA U.S. Micro Cap Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date Dec 23, 1981
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jed S. Fogdall

Fund Description

The fund, using a market capitalization weighted approach, purchases a broad and diverse group of the securities of U.S. micro cap companies. It may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices, to adjust market exposure based on actual or expected cash inflows to or outflows from the fund.

DFSCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.8% -13.2% 28.4% 52.54% 3
1 Yr 17.7% -13.9% 43.2% 43.33% 3
3 Yr 11.6% * -1.9% 19.6% 24.07% 2
5 Yr 13.0% * 3.8% 20.1% 21.15% 1
10 Yr 11.8% * 1.9% 15.5% 28.57% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 5.5% -17.6% 28.9% 50.00% 3
2016 19.3% -22.1% 33.0% 28.57% 2
2015 -9.6% -30.4% 3.3% 42.59% 3
2014 -3.7% -24.9% 28.6% 29.41% 2
2013 37.7% 1.8% 64.7% 54.35% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.8% -13.2% 28.4% 52.54% 3
1 Yr 17.7% -10.9% 43.2% 38.33% 2
3 Yr 11.6% * 0.5% 19.6% 22.22% 2
5 Yr 13.0% * 5.3% 20.1% 19.23% 1
10 Yr 11.8% * 4.3% 15.5% 28.57% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 5.5% -17.6% 28.9% 50.00% 3
2016 19.9% -10.7% 33.0% 26.79% 2
2015 -3.8% -16.2% 8.2% 44.44% 3
2014 2.9% -8.6% 47.2% 27.45% 2
2013 58.9% 1.8% 386.6% 56.52% 3

NAV & Total Return History

DFSCX - Holdings

Filings data as of: May 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 6.96 B 3.66 M 6.96 B 1.64% 1
Number of Holdings 1574 40 1574 1.64% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 252 M 405 K 252 M 1.64% 1
Weighting of Top 10 3.7% 3.7% 43.4% 59.02% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. S+p500 Emini Fut Jun18 Xcme 20180615 0.86%
  2. Exponent Inc 0.34%
  3. Chart Industries Inc 0.31%
  4. First Financial Bancorp 0.36%
  5. LHC Group Inc 0.32%
  6. Callaway Golf Co 0.30%
  7. Cavco Industries Inc 0.29%
  8. Kaman Corp Class A 0.29%
  9. WD-40 Co 0.29%
  10. Medifast Inc 0.28%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.84% 74.84% 100.48% 6.56% 1
Cash
1.02% -0.52% 20.83% 49.18% 5
Other
0.12% 0.00% 4.86% 13.11% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.02% 0.00% 3.32% 4.92% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 4.92% 4
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.42% 4.92% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
22.48% 0.00% 34.97% 16.39% 2
Industrials
18.35% 8.23% 31.80% 16.39% 2
Consumer Cyclical
14.88% 4.32% 43.45% 24.59% 2
Technology
12.80% 6.87% 51.51% 47.54% 4
Healthcare
8.92% 1.28% 38.03% 36.07% 4
Basic Materials
7.26% 0.00% 12.99% 11.48% 1
Energy
4.68% 0.00% 6.16% 13.11% 2
Consumer Defense
4.00% 0.00% 10.58% 22.95% 2
Utilities
1.91% 0.00% 5.04% 9.84% 1
Communication Services
1.43% 0.00% 8.11% 22.95% 3
Real Estate
1.12% 0.00% 7.85% 32.79% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank Quintile
US
97.44% 65.52% 98.75% 4.92% 1
Non US
1.40% 0.00% 21.28% 44.26% 4

DFSCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.52% 6.72% 86.89% 1
Management Fee 0.50% 0.50% 1.50% 18.03% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.40% 30.00% 1

Sales Fees

DFSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFSCX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

DFSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFSCX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

DFSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFSCX Rank Quintile
Turnover 15.00% 8.82% 177.00% 48.28% 1

DFSCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.01% 0.63% 38.46% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.75% -2.70% 0.75% 1.64% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

DFSCX - Managers

Jed S. Fogdall

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2012

Tenure

6.34

Tenure Rank

18.2%

Jed S. Fogdall is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.


Joseph H. Chi

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2012

Tenure

6.34

Tenure Rank

18.2%

Joseph H. Chi, CFA, is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and the Chairman of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Chi has an MBA and BS from the University of California, Los Angeles and also a JD from the University of Southern California. Mr. Chi joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2005 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.


Joel P. Schneider

Manager

Start Date

Jul 21, 2015

Tenure

2.95

Tenure Rank

31.8%

Mr. Schneider is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Schneider holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a BS from Iowa State University. Mr. Schneider joined Dimensional in 2011, has been a portfolio manager since 2013.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.1

Category High

24.0

Category Average

6.45

Category Mode

3.5