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FINFX American Funds Fundamental Invs F2

  • Fund
  • FINFX
  • Price as of: Oct 16, 2017
  • $62.68
  • + $0.09
  • + 0.14%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

FINFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 15.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.8%
  • Net Assets $91.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 26.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$62.68
$52.51
$62.68

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.41%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • 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 15.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.88%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Fundamental Investors®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Aug 01, 2008
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Michael T. Kerr

Fund Description

The American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund Class F2 (FINFX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that seeks to slowly grow invested capital. The fund uses various metrics to find contrarian or out-of-favor stocks from around the globe. However, the primary focus remains on U.S. stocks. FINFX favors those firms that have growing earnings, sales and dividends.

As as a deep value fund, FINFX makes for a great subcore position in a portfolio. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

FINFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 15.2% -92.6% 31.0% 27.02% 2
1 Yr 20.5% -51.7% 43.3% 10.32% 1
3 Yr 11.7% * -14.4% 16.3% 2.01% 1
5 Yr 14.8% * -0.6% 17.9% 5.67% 1
10 Yr 7.5% * 0.9% 14.4% 14.75% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 7.4% -37.7% 186.3% 33.21% 2
2015 -2.6% -46.9% 11.2% 22.57% 2
2014 0.2% -51.7% 38.1% 67.61% 4
2013 27.4% -88.0% 42.8% 47.56% 3
2012 15.2% -100.0% 25.9% 16.63% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 15.2% -92.6% 31.0% 26.96% 2
1 Yr 20.5% -52.5% 142.7% 8.42% 1
3 Yr 11.7% * -5.3% 57.6% 2.49% 1
5 Yr 14.8% * -0.6% 17.9% 4.86% 1
10 Yr 7.5% * 0.9% 14.4% 13.50% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 9.4% -36.6% 190.6% 21.71% 2
2015 3.9% -40.3% 20.1% 7.14% 1
2014 10.9% -24.8% 100.1% 66.47% 4
2013 42.4% -93.4% 1119.1% 34.90% 2
2012 25.3% -100.0% 282.8% 21.97% 2

NAV & Total Return History

FINFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 91.4 B 9.87 K 621 B 0.57% 1
Number of Holdings 233 1 3780 8.06% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 23.2 B 13.1 K 95.8 B 0.50% 1
Weighting of Top 10 26.2% 2.3% 269.3% 20.94% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 5.01%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 3.63%
  3. Comcast Corp Class A 2.23%
  4. Philip Morris International Inc 2.41%
  5. The Home Depot Inc 2.26%
  6. Broadcom Ltd 3.29%
  7. Berkshire Hathaway Inc A 2.07%
  8. Wells Fargo & Co 1.94%
  9. British American Tobacco PLC 1.69%
  10. Intel Corp 1.67%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
95.10% 0.00% 147.19% 18.38% 4
Cash
2.01% -112.50% 132.07% 14.89% 2
Other
1.66% -81.75% 100.00% 4.89% 1
Bonds
1.24% -49.59% 110.36% 5.31% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.39% 88.99% 3.81% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 71.30% 1.94% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Technology
23.30% 0.00% 41.58% 3.46% 1
Financial Services
15.52% 0.00% 78.59% 17.95% 3
Industrials
11.23% 0.00% 34.96% 11.32% 2
Consumer Defense
9.94% -0.12% 55.88% 6.34% 1
Consumer Cyclical
8.84% 0.00% 47.61% 21.99% 4
Energy
8.79% -3.37% 24.97% 4.61% 1
Healthcare
7.66% 0.00% 43.34% 26.53% 5
Communication Services
4.36% -0.78% 17.35% 5.62% 1
Basic Materials
4.33% -0.88% 26.23% 7.21% 2
Real Estate
1.08% -35.19% 11.80% 15.50% 4
Utilities
0.03% -1.65% 32.10% 20.48% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
US
74.19% 0.00% 100.18% 28.78% 5
Non US
20.91% -1.33% 88.51% 3.17% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
2.64% -112.44% 131.77% 12.47% 2
Government
0.61% -49.59% 76.37% 3.82% 1
Derivative
0.00% -61.02% 46.77% 1.37% 4
Securitized
0.00% -3.93% 52.68% 3.32% 4
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 90.18% 8.51% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 65.19% 2.16% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
US
1.24% -49.59% 100.82% 5.11% 1
Non US
0.00% -81.98% 20.63% 4.10% 4

FINFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FINFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.41% 0.02% 303.36% 19.97% 1
Management Fee 0.25% 0.00% 2.25% 5.81% 2
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 0.45% 4.85% 1

Sales Fees

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

Trading Fees

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

FINFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FINFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 24.00% 0.00% 1754.00% 12.69% 2

FINFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.7% 0.00% 11.20% 6.28% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.88% -1.94% 3.78% 4.83% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FINFX - Managers

Michael T. Kerr

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 1999

Tenure

18.76

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

11.59

Tenure Rank

3.2%

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

24.6

Tenure Rank

0.5%

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

10.59

Tenure Rank

3.7%

Martin Romo is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is president of Capital Research Company, Inc. and serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. Martin has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 24 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered the global chemicals industry, mortgage and consumer financials, and select conglomerate companies. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Martin is based in San Francisco.


Mark L. Casey

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2011

Tenure

6.59

Tenure Rank

6.6%

Mr. Casey is a partner of Capital World Investors, one of Capital Research and Management Company's equity investment division, sice 2000, all with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate.


Gregory D. Johnson

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2013

Tenure

4.59

Tenure Rank

8.1%

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

14.59

Tenure Rank

2.1%

Morrow is a senior vice president of Capital World Investors.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

81.9

Category Average

6.19

Category Mode

2.8