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MJFOX Matthews Japan Investor

  • Fund
  • MJFOX
  • Price as of: Mar 24, 2017
  • $20.20
  • + $0.07
  • + 0.35%
  • Category
  • Japan Equities

MJFOX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.5%
  • Net Assets $3.12 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 26.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$20.20
$18.17
$21.05

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.99%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 24.19%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of 2016-08-01

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Japan Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Japan Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.22%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Matthews Japan Fund
  • Fund Family Name Matthews Asia Funds
  • Inception Date Dec 31, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Taizo Ishida

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in the common and preferred stocks of companies located in Japan. A company or other issuer is considered to be "located" in a country or a region, and a security or instrument will deemed to be an Asian (or specific country) security or instrument, if it has substantial ties to that country or region.

MJFOX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.3% 0.0% 15.3% 60.00% 4
1 Yr 13.7% -7.3% 30.4% 79.31% 4
3 Yr 8.3% * 2.7% 13.5% 38.10% 2
5 Yr 11.5% * 4.5% 15.5% 28.57% 2
10 Yr 3.1% * -1.4% 5.2% 40.00% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.7% -11.4% 11.7% 72.00% 4
2015 20.8% 0.0% 20.9% 8.00% 1
2014 -3.1% -13.4% 7.2% 33.33% 2
2013 32.0% 5.0% 48.2% 15.00% 1
2012 8.2% -100.0% 11.8% 19.05% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.3% 0.0% 15.3% 60.00% 4
1 Yr 13.7% -6.5% 30.4% 72.41% 4
3 Yr 8.3% * 1.4% 13.5% 38.10% 2
5 Yr 11.5% * 4.4% 15.5% 28.57% 2
10 Yr 3.1% * -1.4% 5.2% 40.00% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.7% -11.4% 11.7% 80.00% 5
2015 20.8% 0.0% 20.9% 8.00% 1
2014 -2.6% -9.4% 10.0% 38.10% 2
2013 34.9% 5.9% 56.5% 25.00% 2
2012 8.6% -100.0% 29.8% 61.90% 3

NAV & Total Return History

MJFOX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 3.12 B 5.11 M 3.12 B 3.45% 1
Number of Holdings 65 23 1587 31.03% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 787 M 1.84 M 787 M 3.45% 1
Weighting of Top 10 26.7% 3.9% 58.1% 20.69% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Kao Corp 2.32%
  2. Tokio Marine Holdings Inc 2.76%
  3. Nitori Holdings Co Ltd 2.40%
  4. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc 3.92%
  5. Toyota Motor Corp 2.66%
  6. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc 2.66%
  7. Suzuki Motor Corp 2.64%
  8. Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd 2.51%
  9. Mitsui & Co Ltd 2.47%
  10. Hoya Corp 2.31%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
100.00% 92.26% 100.00% 3.45% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.45% 2
Other
0.00% 0.00% 0.76% 13.79% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.45% 2
Cash
0.00% 0.00% 7.74% 44.83% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.45% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Cyclical
26.31% 9.43% 27.56% 10.34% 1
Industrials
20.52% 11.32% 37.87% 27.59% 2
Financial Services
16.76% 1.78% 16.76% 3.45% 1
Technology
13.17% 6.16% 25.73% 31.03% 4
Consumer Defense
9.83% 1.82% 13.45% 13.79% 2
Basic Materials
4.78% 1.00% 13.04% 37.93% 4
Healthcare
4.39% 0.93% 12.25% 31.03% 3
Energy
2.47% 0.00% 5.23% 6.90% 1
Real Estate
1.77% 0.00% 8.55% 37.93% 3
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 3.66% 24.14% 4
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 11.46% 41.38% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Non US
100.00% 92.26% 100.00% 3.45% 1
US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.45% 2

MJFOX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.99% 0.64% 3.22% 75.86% 2
Management Fee 0.66% 0.49% 1.15% 27.59% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 33.33% 1
Administrative Fee 0.14% 0.01% 0.15% 15.38% 4

Sales Fees

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

Trading Fees

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MJFOX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 1.00% 2.00% 5.26% 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.

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MJFOX Rank Quintile
Turnover 24.19% 1.00% 151.00% 27.59% 3

MJFOX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.2% 0.02% 0.24% 4.76% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.22% -0.78% 1.63% 51.72% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MJFOX - Managers

Taizo Ishida

Manager

Start Date

Sep 29, 2006

Tenure

10.42

Tenure Rank

5.4%

Taizo Ishida is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews International Capital Management (Matthews). Mr. Ishida began his investment career in 1990 and joined Matthews in 2006.


Kenichi Amaki

Lead Manager

Start Date

Apr 30, 2010

Tenure

6.84

Tenure Rank

14.3%

Kenichi Amaki is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews International Capital Management, LLC. Prior to joining Matthews in 2008 as a Research Analyst, he was an investment officer for a family trust based in Monaco, researching investment opportunities primarily in Japan. From 2001 to 2004, he worked on the International Pension Fund Team at Nomura Asset Management in Tokyo, Japan. Kenichi received a B.A. in Law from Keio University in Japan and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and is fluent in Japanese.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

19.2

Category Average

5.32

Category Mode

2.2