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DFSTX DFA US Small Cap I

  • Fund
  • DFSTX
  • Price as of: Dec 05, 2016
  • $34.25
  • + $0.56
  • + 1.66%
  • Category
  • Small Cap Blend Equities

DFSTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 20.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.8%
  • Net Assets $13 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 4.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$34.25
$24.77
$34.25

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.37%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 11.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 21.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.10%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name DFA U.S. Small Cap Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date Mar 19, 1992
  • 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 readily marketable securities of U.S. small cap companies. A company's market capitalization is the number of its shares outstanding times its price per share. In general, the higher the relative market capitalization of the U.S. small cap company, the greater its representation in the Portfolio.

DFSTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 20.8% -72.0% 134.5% 22.01% 2
1 Yr 3.9% -41.0% 100.0% 39.04% 2
3 Yr 4.9% * -31.4% 9.5% 30.47% 2
5 Yr 12.8% * -17.2% 16.7% 19.72% 1
10 Yr 7.2% * -12.7% 10.1% 16.15% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -9.0% -59.6% 6.9% 43.29% 3
2014 0.5% -36.1% 14.0% 22.52% 2
2013 36.7% -8.1% 59.7% 18.38% 1
2012 10.5% -3.7% 30.8% 58.29% 4
2011 -3.9% -25.9% 10.8% 43.39% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 21.7% -72.0% 134.5% 20.62% 2
1 Yr 3.9% -41.0% 191.4% 32.63% 2
3 Yr 4.9% * -16.7% 35.3% 27.25% 2
5 Yr 12.8% * 1.7% 49.9% 18.31% 1
10 Yr 7.2% * 1.6% 24.8% 15.58% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.4% -49.6% 6.9% 30.78% 2
2014 4.7% -16.1% 15.8% 55.21% 3
2013 51.8% -0.9% 156.4% 42.61% 3
2012 25.4% -3.7% 161.3% 37.10% 2
2011 -4.4% -36.1% 16.4% 50.87% 3

NAV & Total Return History

DFSTX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

DFSTX Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 13 B 2.07 M 61.2 B 0.57% 1
Number of Holdings 1971 2 3599 2.30% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 609 M 324 K 2.57 B 2.11% 1
Weighting of Top 10 4.6% 2.3% 451.3% 32.18% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. MarketAxess Holdings Inc 0.36%
  2. Ssc Government Mm Gvmxx 1.54%
  3. S+p500 Emini Fut Dec16 Xcme 20161216 0.62%
  4. Thor Industries Inc 0.30%
  5. Parsley Energy Inc A 0.26%
  6. Jack In The Box Inc 0.25%
  7. PrivateBancorp Inc 0.25%
  8. Cirrus Logic Inc 0.26%
  9. Russell 2000 Mini Dec16 Ifus 20161216 0.52%
  10. Ubiquiti Networks Inc 0.25%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.41% 48.10% 101.14% 8.81% 2
Bonds
1.54% 0.00% 189.27% 2.11% 1
Cash
0.05% -190.32% 51.78% 31.42% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.63% 0.77% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.40% 2.49% 5
Other
0.00% -1.30% 8.74% 10.34% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
18.47% 0.00% 29.17% 7.66% 1
Industrials
18.35% 0.16% 50.02% 10.73% 2
Consumer Cyclical
15.62% 0.00% 36.92% 8.62% 1
Technology
15.40% 0.00% 63.24% 17.43% 3
Healthcare
7.62% 0.00% 24.11% 24.14% 4
Basic Materials
6.63% 0.00% 17.26% 10.92% 2
Consumer Defense
4.93% 0.00% 22.01% 7.85% 2
Utilities
4.27% 0.00% 22.37% 2.68% 1
Energy
4.06% 0.00% 12.59% 10.54% 2
Communication Services
1.38% 0.00% 6.25% 8.05% 2
Real Estate
0.54% 0.00% 38.12% 31.99% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
US
97.79% 0.77% 101.16% 6.70% 2
Non US
0.62% -0.02% 95.37% 22.80% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Government
1.54% 0.00% 146.45% 1.34% 1
Cash & Equivalents
0.05% -40.36% 45.98% 32.18% 5
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 21.96% 1.15% 5
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 16.45% 4.60% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 2.00% 0.96% 5
Derivative
0.00% -195.26% 9.83% 0.57% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
US
1.54% 0.00% 169.90% 1.53% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 19.37% 1.92% 5

DFSTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.37% 0.05% 15.38% 38.31% 1
Management Fee 0.35% 0.01% 2.00% 10.15% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.40% 10.92% 1

Sales Fees

DFSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFSTX 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

DFSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFSTX 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.

DFSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DFSTX Rank Quintile
Turnover 11.00% 2.00% 639.00% 23.42% 1

DFSTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFSTX Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.2% 0.00% 2.78% 9.93% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFSTX Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.10% -2.42% 2.26% 8.05% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

DFSTX - Managers

Jed S. Fogdall

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2012

Tenure

4.68

Tenure Rank

9.9%

Mr. Fogdall is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for the international equity portfolios since 2010 and domestic equity portfolios since 2012.


Joseph H. Chi

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2012

Tenure

4.68

Tenure Rank

9.9%

Joseph H. Chi, CFA, is co-head of Dimensional’s portfolio management group, a Senior Portfolio Manager and a Vice President of Dimensional, and chairman of its 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 since 2010 has been responsible for the international portfolios managed by Dimensional.


Henry F. Gray

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2012

Tenure

4.68

Tenure Rank

9.9%

Mr. Gray is Head of Global Equity Trading and a Vice President of Dimensional Funds Advisors LP and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Gray received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1995 and his AB from Princeton University in 1989. Mr. Gray joined DFA in 1995, was a Portfolio Manager from 1995 to 2005, and has been Head of Global Equity Trading since 2006, and since 2012 responsible for the international portfolios managed by Dimensional.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

32.5

Category Average

5.77

Category Mode

4.8