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MJFOX Matthews Japan Investor

  • Fund
  • MJFOX
  • Price as of: Jul 18, 2018
  • $24.24
  • - $0.06
  • - 0.25%
  • Category
  • Japan Equities

MJFOX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.7%
  • Net Assets $4.68 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 24.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$24.24
$21.89
$26.29

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.95%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 44.34%

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 0.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.40%
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 0.5% -13.2% 4.0% 20.00% 1
1 Yr 16.3% -7.3% 22.8% 31.03% 2
3 Yr 9.7% * -0.4% 16.7% 33.33% 2
5 Yr 11.7% * 6.0% 17.9% 33.33% 2
10 Yr 7.9% * 1.4% 11.8% 43.75% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 28.1% 0.0% 46.4% 52.00% 3
2016 -0.7% -11.4% 16.3% 72.00% 4
2015 20.8% -8.6% 20.9% 8.00% 1
2014 -3.1% -13.4% 19.7% 47.62% 3
2013 32.0% -17.5% 48.2% 15.00% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.5% -13.2% 4.0% 20.00% 1
1 Yr 16.3% -6.5% 22.8% 27.59% 2
3 Yr 9.7% * -0.4% 16.7% 33.33% 2
5 Yr 11.7% * 5.4% 17.9% 33.33% 2
10 Yr 7.9% * 1.4% 11.8% 43.75% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MJFOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 28.1% 0.0% 46.4% 52.00% 3
2016 -0.7% -11.4% 17.6% 80.00% 5
2015 20.8% -4.8% 20.9% 8.00% 1
2014 -2.6% -9.4% 26.7% 52.38% 3
2013 34.9% -17.0% 56.5% 25.00% 2

NAV & Total Return History

MJFOX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 4.68 B 5.93 M 4.68 B 3.45% 1
Number of Holdings 70 27 1818 31.03% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 1.2 B 1.77 M 1.2 B 3.45% 1
Weighting of Top 10 24.9% 3.2% 49.4% 27.59% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Nitori Holdings Co Ltd 2.77%
  2. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc 2.73%
  3. Suzuki Motor Corp 2.52%
  4. Nidec Corp 2.48%
  5. Keyence Corp 3.03%
  6. Asahi Intecc Co Ltd 2.52%
  7. M3 Inc 2.26%
  8. Sysmex Corp 2.22%
  9. Kao Corp 2.20%
  10. KOSE Corp 2.20%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
96.55% 91.50% 99.71% 31.03% 3
Cash
3.45% 0.29% 8.50% 17.24% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.45% 2
Other
0.00% 0.00% 0.66% 10.34% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.45% 2
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.45% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Technology
19.63% 4.84% 26.71% 13.79% 2
Industrials
19.46% 11.32% 32.11% 31.03% 3
Consumer Cyclical
16.42% 6.38% 22.65% 41.38% 4
Financial Services
11.32% 1.59% 17.54% 17.24% 2
Consumer Defense
10.23% 1.06% 15.56% 17.24% 2
Basic Materials
8.11% 1.18% 12.58% 24.14% 3
Healthcare
7.43% 3.18% 13.27% 17.24% 1
Energy
1.99% 0.00% 5.09% 13.79% 2
Communication Services
1.97% 0.00% 10.98% 31.03% 4
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 2.75% 24.14% 4
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 9.97% 37.93% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Non US
96.55% 91.50% 99.71% 31.03% 3
US
0.00% 0.00% 0.62% 6.90% 3

MJFOX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MJFOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.95% 0.64% 3.30% 75.86% 1
Management Fee 0.66% 0.52% 1.15% 31.03% 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 44.34% 0.00% 115.00% 13.79% 4

MJFOX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MJFOX Category Low Category High MJFOX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.2% 0.01% 2.18% 13.64% 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 0.40% -0.89% 1.50% 44.83% 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

11.76

Tenure Rank

5.1%

Prior to joining Matthews in 2006, Taizo spent six years on the global and international teams at Wellington Management Company as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager. From 1997 to 2000, he was a Senior Securities Analyst and a member of the international investment team at USAA Investment Management Company. From 1990 to 1997, he was a Principal and Senior Research Analyst at Sanford Bernstein & Co. Taizo received a B.A. in Social Science from International Christian University and an M.A. in International Relations from The City College of New York. He is fluent in Japanese.


Kenichi Amaki

Lead Manager

Start Date

Apr 30, 2010

Tenure

8.17

Tenure Rank

13.6%

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

0.7

Category High

20.5

Category Average

5.92

Category Mode

3.5