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MIEIX MFS® Instl International Equity

  • Fund
  • MIEIX
  • Price as of: Nov 17, 2017
  • $25.38
  • + $0.03
  • + 0.12%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Growth Equities

MIEIX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 25.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.0%
  • Net Assets $9.5 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 27.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$25.38
$19.89
$25.55

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.71%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 17.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 25.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.76%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Institutional International Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Jan 31, 1996
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Daniel Ling

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of the fund's net assets in equity securities. It normally invests the fund's assets primarily in foreign securities, including emerging market securities. The fund normally invests the fund's assets across different industries, sectors, countries, and regions, but it may invest a significant percentage of the fund's assets in issuers in a single industry, sector, country, or region.

MIEIX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MIEIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 25.3% -18.3% 47.5% 57.37% 3
1 Yr 25.5% -20.7% 41.3% 16.73% 1
3 Yr 7.2% * -19.1% 16.8% 40.33% 3
5 Yr 9.0% * -4.1% 17.1% 31.25% 2
10 Yr 3.8% * -4.1% 9.2% 9.34% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MIEIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -1.5% -12.2% 23.8% 32.53% 2
2015 -1.7% -31.0% 8.1% 58.61% 4
2014 -6.8% -30.7% 18.7% 54.27% 3
2013 16.5% -33.0% 38.4% 54.79% 3
2012 20.9% -18.9% 24.9% 7.07% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MIEIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 25.3% -18.3% 47.5% 57.60% 3
1 Yr 25.5% -22.4% 41.3% 13.67% 1
3 Yr 7.2% * -100.0% 25.2% 36.21% 2
5 Yr 9.0% * -0.8% 17.1% 29.02% 2
10 Yr 3.8% * -3.0% 9.2% 8.24% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MIEIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -1.5% -12.2% 23.8% 33.06% 2
2015 0.0% -31.0% 12.3% 61.73% 4
2014 -4.4% -11.3% 20.7% 50.21% 3
2013 19.8% 0.0% 68.4% 55.50% 3
2012 24.9% -19.9% 81.5% 19.80% 1

NAV & Total Return History

MIEIX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

MIEIX Category Low Category High MIEIX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 9.5 B 374 K 32.9 B 3.47% 1
Number of Holdings 77 37 1253 17.76% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 2.59 B 551 K 9.83 B 3.47% 1
Weighting of Top 10 27.4% 11.2% 49.2% 14.67% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Bayer AG 3.63%
  2. Nestle SA 3.74%
  3. Compass Group PLC 2.33%
  4. Hoya Corp 2.81%
  5. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 2.65%
  6. SAP SE 2.51%
  7. AIA Group Ltd 2.46%
  8. Pernod Ricard SA 2.34%
  9. Schneider Electric SE 2.53%
  10. Air Liquide SA 2.39%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MIEIX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
96.31% 77.70% 101.56% 17.37% 3
Preferred Stocks
2.65% 0.00% 3.64% 3.47% 1
Cash
1.04% -0.28% 22.30% 26.25% 4
Other
0.00% -1.56% 7.11% 25.87% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.39% 3
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.90% 3.86% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MIEIX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Defense
18.50% 2.71% 32.55% 4.25% 1
Consumer Cyclical
14.42% 4.47% 38.79% 21.24% 3
Technology
14.33% 1.32% 32.02% 26.64% 4
Financial Services
14.30% 2.55% 30.01% 26.64% 4
Industrials
12.26% 3.65% 22.54% 25.87% 3
Healthcare
10.34% 0.00% 26.38% 15.44% 3
Basic Materials
7.87% 0.00% 28.02% 12.74% 2
Energy
2.65% 0.00% 8.17% 19.31% 3
Utilities
1.24% 0.00% 7.94% 12.36% 2
Communication Services
0.40% 0.00% 8.83% 27.80% 4
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 6.96% 24.32% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MIEIX % Rank Quintile
Non US
95.40% 8.57% 100.55% 5.79% 1
US
0.91% 0.00% 87.18% 33.20% 5

MIEIX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MIEIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.71% 0.18% 6.27% 51.94% 1
Management Fee 0.67% 0.00% 1.50% 11.97% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.35% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

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

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

MIEIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MIEIX Rank Quintile
Turnover 17.00% 4.00% 318.00% 22.01% 1

MIEIX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MIEIX Category Low Category High MIEIX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.3% 0.00% 1.94% 13.04% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MIEIX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MIEIX Category Low Category High MIEIX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.76% -1.43% 2.67% 4.65% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MIEIX - Managers

Daniel Ling

Manager

Start Date

Oct 01, 2009

Tenure

8.09

Tenure Rank

8.5%

Mr. Ling, Investment Officer, has been portfolio manager of the MFS since October 2009. From 2006-2009, Mr. Ling was a global equity research analyst at MFS. Prior to joining MFS, Mr. Ling was an Investment Manager for Lion Capital Management in Singapore. Mr. Ling, who is based in Singapore, has a BA from Nanyang Technological University.


Filipe M.G. Benzinho

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2016

Tenure

1.5

Tenure Rank

21.5%

Filipe M.G. Benzinho is a Portfolio Manager for Massachusetts Financial Services Company.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

32.9

Category Average

5.79

Category Mode

0.7