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FTICX DWS Communications C

  • Fund
  • FTICX
  • Price as of: Mar 22, 2019
  • $21.10
  • - $0.31
  • - 1.45%
  • Category
  • Communications Equities

FTICX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -2.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.5%
  • Net Assets $85.9 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 60.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.10
$17.65
$24.60

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 2.48%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 70.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Communications Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Communications

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 13.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.41%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name DWS Communications Fund
  • Fund Family Name DWS
  • Inception Date Oct 28, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Daniel J. Fletcher

Fund Description

The fund invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes (measured at the time of investment), in securities of companies in the communications field. It normally focuses on the securities of U.S. and foreign companies that are engaged in the research, development, manufacture or sale of communications services, technology, equipment or products. The fund may invest in common stocks and other dividend or interest paying securities, such as convertible securities (both preferred stocks and bonds), bonds and short-term cash equivalents. It is non-diversified.

FTICX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FTICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 13.8% -3.5% 19.0% 26.09% 2
1 Yr -10.3% -10.3% 9.2% 100.00% 5
3 Yr -2.7% * -4.3% 17.2% 65.22% 4
5 Yr -0.5% * -4.2% 11.1% 60.87% 3
10 Yr 9.3% * 2.6% 16.6% 26.09% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FTICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -25.2% -25.2% 2.5% 100.00% 5
2017 6.7% -15.7% 29.9% 23.81% 1
2016 5.4% -4.2% 19.1% 66.67% 4
2015 0.4% -13.0% 8.5% 19.05% 1
2014 -2.5% -13.6% 9.6% 71.43% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FTICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 13.8% -3.5% 22.2% 26.09% 2
1 Yr -10.3% -10.3% 9.2% 100.00% 5
3 Yr -2.6% * -4.3% 17.2% 65.22% 4
5 Yr -0.1% * -2.8% 12.9% 73.91% 4
10 Yr 11.3% * 2.6% 18.9% 36.36% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FTICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -25.2% -25.2% 2.5% 100.00% 5
2017 6.7% -15.7% 29.9% 23.81% 1
2016 5.7% -4.2% 21.9% 66.67% 4
2015 1.2% -10.4% 12.4% 42.86% 2
2014 -1.5% -5.3% 19.7% 85.71% 5

NAV & Total Return History

FTICX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jan 31, 2019

Concentration Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 85.9 M 4.24 M 5.56 B 39.13% 3
Number of Holdings 54 22 154 13.04% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 51.4 M 2.25 M 2.79 B 39.13% 3
Weighting of Top 10 60.7% 33.3% 72.5% 39.13% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. AT&T Inc 4.82%
  2. Verizon Communications Inc 4.99%
  3. SoftBank Group Corp 3.13%
  4. T-Mobile US Inc 2.89%
  5. Alphabet Inc Class C 10.73%
  6. Alphabet Inc A 9.36%
  7. Facebook Inc A 10.57%
  8. Walt Disney Co 6.01%
  9. Netflix Inc 5.05%
  10. Comcast Corp Class A 3.12%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
91.14% 91.14% 99.90% 52.17% 5
Bonds
7.60% 0.00% 7.60% 4.35% 1
Cash
1.27% 0.00% 4.60% 17.39% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.14% 8.70% 4
Other
0.00% 0.00% 0.15% 8.70% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank Quintile
Technology
39.65% 1.88% 96.40% 26.09% 2
Communication Services
33.73% 2.91% 94.21% 34.78% 4
Consumer Cyclical
17.75% 0.00% 30.91% 13.04% 1
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 48.23% 13.04% 5
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 7.16% 26.09% 4
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 4.80% 21.74% 5
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.69% 8.70% 4
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 5.81% 17.39% 4
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 3.11% 8.70% 5
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.19% 8.70% 4
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank Quintile
US
73.29% 55.29% 99.45% 39.13% 4
Non US
17.85% 0.00% 43.61% 21.74% 2

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
7.60% 0.00% 7.60% 4.35% 1
Cash & Equivalents
1.27% 0.00% 4.60% 17.39% 1
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.16% 13.04% 5
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% 4
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% 4
Government
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank Quintile
US
7.60% 0.00% 7.60% 4.35% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.35% 4

FTICX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FTICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 2.48% 0.10% 2.65% 8.70% 5
Management Fee 1.00% 0.08% 1.95% 8.70% 5
12b-1 Fee 0.99% 0.00% 1.00% 13.33% 4
Administrative Fee 0.10% 0.10% 0.25% 33.33% 1

Sales Fees

FTICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FTICX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 50.00% 3

Trading Fees

FTICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FTICX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 0.75% 2.00% 6.25% 5

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.

FTICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FTICX Rank Quintile
Turnover 70.00% 0.13% 605.00% 17.39% 4

FTICX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.29% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.41% -0.27% 3.48% 43.48% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

FTICX - Managers

Daniel J. Fletcher

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2017

Tenure

1.24

Tenure Rank

35.6%

Joined Deutsche Asset Management in 2017. Prior to joining, he worked in portfolio management and equity research at Neuberger Berman, with a focus on technology, media and telecommunications companies. Before that, he worked as a telecommunications services analyst and in equity research management at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he served in investment research and execution functions at The Batavia Group and as a structured finance analyst at Deloitte & Touche.


Sebastian P. Werner

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2017

Tenure

1.24

Tenure Rank

35.6%

Sebastian P. Werner, PhD, Director and Portfolio Manager, has joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in 2008. Previously, he served as a Research Assistant for the Endowed Chair of Asset Management at the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel while earning his PhD. He holds a MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. And he also holds a Masters Degree (”Diplom-Kaufmann”) and PhD in Finance (”Dr. rer. pol.”) from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.3

Category High

25.3

Category Average

9.76

Category Mode

4.2