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DFSTX DFA US Small Cap I

  • Fund
  • DFSTX
  • Price as of: Mar 23, 2017
  • $33.37
  • + $0.21
  • + 0.63%
  • Category
  • Small Cap Blend Equities

DFSTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -1.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.1%
  • Net Assets $15.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 3.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.37
$27.74
$35.58

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.37%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 10.00%

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 -1.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.16%
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 -1.4% -72.0% 21.6% 67.37% 4
1 Yr 32.1% -34.4% 62.0% 37.12% 2
3 Yr 8.0% * -9.6% 11.9% 23.51% 2
5 Yr 14.1% * 1.1% 17.0% 13.43% 1
10 Yr 8.5% * -1.3% 11.6% 13.54% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 19.3% -49.6% 134.4% 22.60% 2
2015 -9.0% -59.6% 7.5% 44.01% 3
2014 0.5% -36.1% 39.3% 24.44% 2
2013 36.7% -8.1% 59.7% 18.32% 1
2012 10.5% -11.0% 30.8% 58.29% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -1.4% -72.0% 21.6% 67.70% 4
1 Yr 32.1% -34.0% 191.4% 31.66% 2
3 Yr 8.0% * -11.4% 11.9% 20.41% 2
5 Yr 14.1% * 1.9% 17.0% 13.89% 1
10 Yr 8.5% * 1.9% 16.5% 14.09% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 20.3% -49.6% 134.4% 20.88% 2
2015 -3.4% -37.6% 7.5% 32.57% 2
2014 4.7% -16.1% 60.1% 57.14% 3
2013 51.8% -0.9% 156.4% 41.54% 3
2012 25.4% -12.9% 161.3% 36.56% 2

NAV & Total Return History

DFSTX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jan 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

DFSTX Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 15.2 B 2.07 M 74.5 B 0.57% 1
Number of Holdings 1941 2 3684 2.87% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 469 M 324 K 2.65 B 2.87% 1
Weighting of Top 10 3.1% 2.5% 335.4% 33.72% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Russell 2000 Mini Mar17 Ifus 20170317 0.50%
  2. S+p500 Emini Fut Mar17 Xcme 20170317 0.39%
  3. Thor Industries Inc 0.26%
  4. United States Steel Corp 0.31%
  5. Primerica Inc 0.30%
  6. Texas Capital Bancshares Inc 0.29%
  7. UMB Financial Corp 0.25%
  8. PrivateBancorp Inc 0.26%
  9. Coherent Inc 0.29%
  10. Superior Energy Services Inc 0.26%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.50% 49.57% 102.98% 9.00% 2
Cash
1.48% -78.12% 50.36% 23.95% 4
Other
0.01% -4.07% 8.00% 9.96% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.83% 2.49% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.63% 0.77% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 73.55% 4.79% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
21.40% 0.00% 30.24% 5.94% 1
Industrials
18.10% 0.44% 50.42% 11.30% 2
Consumer Cyclical
14.91% 0.00% 39.59% 10.15% 2
Technology
14.20% 0.00% 55.68% 21.07% 4
Healthcare
7.11% 0.00% 21.51% 24.90% 4
Basic Materials
7.05% 0.00% 20.25% 10.54% 2
Consumer Defense
4.71% 0.00% 22.01% 8.05% 2
Energy
4.22% 0.00% 20.22% 11.49% 2
Utilities
3.85% 0.00% 22.37% 2.49% 1
Communication Services
1.43% 0.00% 13.84% 6.32% 1
Real Estate
0.63% 0.00% 40.54% 29.69% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DFSTX % Rank Quintile
US
97.74% 0.66% 102.95% 6.51% 2
Non US
0.76% -0.04% 94.30% 22.22% 4

DFSTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.37% 0.04% 10.03% 39.66% 1
Management Fee 0.35% 0.01% 2.00% 9.77% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.40% 10.26% 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 10.00% 2.00% 778.00% 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 1.16% -2.42% 2.26% 7.47% 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

5.01

Tenure Rank

9.6%

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

5.01

Tenure Rank

9.6%

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.


Joel P. Schneider

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2017

Tenure

0.0

Tenure Rank

18.4%

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

0.0

Category High

25.6

Category Average

5.89

Category Mode

2.2