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FINFX American Funds Fundamental Invs F2

  • Fund
  • FINFX
  • Price as of: Dec 06, 2016
  • $55.59
  • + $0.14
  • + 0.25%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

FINFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.3%
  • Net Assets $78.9 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 27.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$55.59
$45.09
$55.59

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.41%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 27.00%

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 11.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.67%
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 9.6% -82.7% 186.5% 25.04% 2
1 Yr 9.2% -51.7% 28.0% 10.83% 1
3 Yr 9.0% * -14.4% 16.9% 4.92% 1
5 Yr 14.3% * -1.0% 19.4% 13.10% 1
10 Yr 7.3% * -0.2% 10.3% 7.71% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -2.6% -46.9% 5.7% 20.93% 2
2014 0.2% -51.7% 19.5% 66.67% 4
2013 27.4% -88.0% 41.8% 47.91% 3
2012 15.2% -100.0% 42.8% 16.60% 1
2011 -3.6% -27.1% 13.3% 54.54% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 11.7% -82.7% 190.8% 14.21% 1
1 Yr 9.2% -52.5% 142.7% 12.38% 1
3 Yr 9.0% * -5.6% 57.6% 11.20% 1
5 Yr 14.3% * -1.0% 19.4% 23.54% 2
10 Yr 7.3% * -0.2% 10.3% 12.24% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 3.9% -40.3% 13.0% 4.89% 1
2014 10.9% -24.8% 54.2% 65.53% 4
2013 42.4% -93.4% 1119.1% 35.49% 2
2012 25.3% -100.0% 282.8% 22.29% 2
2011 -2.5% -43.5% 45.5% 61.78% 4

NAV & Total Return History

FINFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 78.9 B 9.87 K 463 B 0.65% 1
Number of Holdings 210 1 3780 8.85% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 20.1 B 13.1 K 69.4 B 0.43% 1
Weighting of Top 10 27.4% 2.2% 297.1% 19.35% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.46%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 4.86%
  3. Comcast Corp Class A 2.46%
  4. Philip Morris International Inc 2.86%
  5. The Home Depot Inc 2.57%
  6. Broadcom Ltd 3.10%
  7. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.71%
  8. Boeing Co 1.76%
  9. Schlumberger Ltd 2.05%
  10. Texas Instruments Inc 1.61%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
95.43% 0.00% 118.62% 18.02% 4
Other
2.08% -81.75% 100.00% 3.45% 1
Cash
1.35% -103.42% 132.07% 18.42% 3
Bonds
1.13% -13.88% 103.49% 5.38% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 83.08% 1.87% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 90.60% 3.60% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Technology
19.35% 0.00% 63.16% 9.16% 2
Financial Services
12.71% 0.00% 46.84% 22.86% 4
Consumer Cyclical
12.45% 0.00% 47.61% 10.02% 2
Healthcare
11.20% 0.00% 30.94% 22.78% 4
Energy
11.10% -3.67% 22.58% 3.53% 1
Consumer Defense
10.26% 0.00% 48.03% 8.51% 2
Industrials
9.98% 0.00% 48.43% 19.11% 4
Communication Services
4.18% -3.08% 17.25% 8.22% 2
Basic Materials
3.81% 0.00% 23.55% 8.29% 2
Utilities
0.21% -3.74% 25.88% 19.18% 4
Real Estate
0.19% -0.11% 12.73% 18.96% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
US
84.27% 0.00% 118.15% 25.47% 4
Non US
11.16% -0.64% 94.30% 6.26% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.48% -103.47% 131.77% 17.68% 3
Government
1.00% -13.88% 76.37% 3.99% 1
Securitized
0.00% -3.93% 53.54% 3.62% 4
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 95.85% 8.26% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 67.28% 2.25% 4
Derivative
0.00% -45.35% 46.77% 1.09% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
US
1.13% -13.88% 93.58% 5.11% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 21.97% 4.68% 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% 19.34% 1
Management Fee 0.25% 0.00% 2.25% 5.46% 2
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 0.45% 4.72% 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 0.15% 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 27.00% 0.00% 1754.00% 12.41% 2

FINFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.7% 0.00% 11.20% 6.27% 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 1.67% -2.05% 3.95% 6.35% 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

17.84

Tenure Rank

1.6%

Investment professional since 1983 ; 29 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2006

Tenure

10.68

Tenure Rank

4.3%

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

23.68

Tenure Rank

0.7%

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

9.68

Tenure Rank

4.8%

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

5.67

Tenure Rank

8.5%

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

3.67

Tenure Rank

10.5%

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

13.68

Tenure Rank

2.9%

Morrow is a senior vice president of Capital World Investors.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

81.0

Category Average

6.06

Category Mode

4.8