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MRBHX MFS® Total Return Bond R3

  • Fund
  • MRBHX
  • Price as of: Jun 20, 2018
  • $10.35
  • - $0.02
  • - 0.19%
  • Category
  • Total Bond Market

MRBHX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -3.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -1.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.7%
  • Net Assets $5.39 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 23.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$10.35
$10.30
$10.83

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.90%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 40.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Total Bond Market
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Intermediate-Term Bond

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -3.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.40%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Total Return Bond Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Apr 01, 2005
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Retirement
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Joshua P. Marston

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in debt instruments. Debt instruments include corporate bonds, U.S. government securities, foreign government securities, asset-backed securities, municipal instruments and other obligations to repay money borrowed. It primarily invests the fund's assets in investment grade quality debt instruments, but may also invest in below investment grade quality debt instruments.

MRBHX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MRBHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -3.5% -100.0% 14.2% 62.07% 5
1 Yr -3.9% -15.5% 21.5% 64.60% 5
3 Yr -1.4% * -6.1% 10.2% 61.52% 5
5 Yr -0.7% * -2.4% 14.8% 53.46% 4
10 Yr 0.8% * -0.9% 9.1% 28.98% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MRBHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 1.5% -10.9% 25.1% 23.20% 2
2016 0.7% -11.1% 192.8% 29.75% 3
2015 -3.7% -33.0% 5.1% 46.68% 4
2014 2.2% -24.1% 20.8% 21.13% 2
2013 -4.0% -13.1% 40.4% 42.40% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MRBHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -3.5% -100.0% 14.2% 61.99% 5
1 Yr -3.9% -15.5% 21.5% 62.83% 4
3 Yr -1.3% * -7.0% 10.2% 72.52% 5
5 Yr -0.5% * -3.1% 14.8% 67.74% 5
10 Yr 0.8% * -1.0% 9.1% 57.07% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MRBHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 1.5% -9.5% 25.1% 24.39% 2
2016 0.7% -11.1% 195.3% 40.09% 3
2015 -3.3% -32.5% 16.5% 60.93% 5
2014 2.6% -9.9% 58.5% 35.21% 3
2013 -3.9% -12.9% 58.3% 61.36% 5

NAV & Total Return History

MRBHX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Apr 30, 2018

Concentration Analysis

MRBHX Category Low Category High MRBHX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 5.39 B 319 K 198 B 5.29% 1
Number of Holdings 640 1 17489 11.04% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 1.27 B -36 B 52.1 B 3.92% 1
Weighting of Top 10 23.6% 0.0% 1304.3% 20.14% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 1.62% 5.46%
  2. United States Treasury Notes 1% 5.13%
  3. United States Treasury Notes 1.75% 3.00%
  4. United States Treasury Bonds 4.5% 1.89%
  5. United States Treasury Notes 1.75% 1.84%
  6. United States Treasury Notes 1.62% 1.62%
  7. United States Treasury Bonds 2.88% 1.58%
  8. United States Treasury Notes 2.75% 1.18%
  9. United States Treasury Notes 1% 1.15%
  10. United States Treasury Bonds 3.5% 0.76%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MRBHX % Rank Quintile
Bonds
99.27% -190.82% 562.01% 4.32% 1
Cash
0.41% -461.99% 275.92% 26.25% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.32% 0.00% 13.10% 6.31% 2
Stocks
0.00% -7.04% 96.89% 5.85% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 24.95% 7.07% 4
Other
0.00% -17.81% 99.99% 12.87% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MRBHX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
39.27% 0.00% 221.70% 14.70% 3
Securitized
32.21% 0.00% 118.59% 13.84% 3
Government
26.89% -389.49% 503.27% 12.26% 2
Municipal
1.22% 0.00% 103.97% 7.48% 2
Cash & Equivalents
0.41% -462.00% 275.92% 25.84% 5
Derivative
0.00% -105.94% 282.21% 3.87% 3

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MRBHX % Rank Quintile
US
89.68% -370.09% 500.82% 8.39% 2
Non US
9.59% -440.41% 374.39% 18.72% 4

MRBHX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MRBHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.90% -0.40% 44.72% 9.93% 3
Management Fee 0.48% 0.00% 2.15% 2.49% 4
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.98% 2
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.63% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MRBHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRBHX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.15% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

MRBHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRBHX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 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.

MRBHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRBHX Rank Quintile
Turnover 40.00% 0.00% 1576.00% 15.27% 1

MRBHX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MRBHX Category Low Category High MRBHX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.3% 0.00% 1.35% 15.36% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MRBHX Category Low Category High MRBHX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.40% -1.56% 9.28% 10.90% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MRBHX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

MRBHX - Managers

Joshua P. Marston

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2009

Tenure

8.42

Tenure Rank

4.1%

Joshua P. Marston is an Investment Officer, Director of Fixed Income, and Director of Structured & Financial Research at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). Josh's responsibilities include managing MFS' fixed income portfolio management team as well as oversight of MFS' structured product strategy, dedicated structured product portfolios, and portfolio management responsibilities for several of the firm's other fixed income strategies. Josh joined MFS in 1999 as a credit analyst and was named portfolio manager and Head of Structured Product Research in 2002. In 2005, he was named Director of


Robert D. Persons

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2006

Tenure

11.42

Tenure Rank

2.6%

Robert D. Persons, CFA, is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and a fixed income portfolio manager. Robert joined MFS in 2000 as an investment grade fixed income research analyst. Prior to joining MFS, he served six years as a bond analyst/portfolio manager for Scudder Kemper Investments; three years as an investment manager for The Travelers Insurance Company; and three years as an investment analyst for Bailard, Biehl & Kaiser. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

29.4

Category Average

6.43

Category Mode

0.1