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MRICX MFS Research International C

  • Fund
  • MRICX
  • Price as of: Dec 09, 2016
  • $14.54
  • + $0.03
  • + 0.21%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities

MRICX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -1.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -4.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.9%
  • Net Assets $6.22 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 22.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$14.54
$12.76
$15.27

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.89%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 40.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -1.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -4.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.85%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Research International Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Jan 02, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jose Luis Garcia

Fund Description

The fund normally invests its assets primarily in foreign equity securities, including emerging market equity securities. Equity securities include common stocks and other securities that represent an ownership interest (or right to acquire an ownership interest) in a company or other issuer. It may invest a large percentage of the fund's assets in issuers in a single country, a small number of countries, or a particular geographic region.

MRICX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -1.6% -30.0% 243.6% 63.70% 4
1 Yr -5.4% -25.1% 35.6% 73.26% 4
3 Yr -4.3% * -10.6% 13.6% 88.11% 5
5 Yr 2.9% * -10.0% 11.8% 87.48% 5
10 Yr -0.2% * -5.5% 5.7% 75.86% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.6% -27.8% 7.2% 56.17% 4
2014 -9.0% -27.8% 3.8% 55.40% 4
2013 16.9% -4.3% 36.9% 50.77% 3
2012 14.5% -100.0% 29.1% 64.83% 4
2011 -12.5% -38.6% 0.5% 15.09% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -1.6% -30.0% 243.6% 65.28% 4
1 Yr -6.4% -17.4% 98.5% 66.52% 4
3 Yr -4.3% * -11.7% 24.3% 82.32% 5
5 Yr 2.9% * -10.0% 11.8% 84.97% 5
10 Yr -0.2% * -5.5% 5.7% 73.06% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -2.8% -26.7% 8.5% 67.01% 4
2014 -7.8% -16.2% 7.1% 81.27% 5
2013 18.3% -2.0% 43.5% 70.67% 4
2012 16.6% -100.0% 64.7% 78.82% 4
2011 -12.2% -43.1% 0.5% 17.02% 1

NAV & Total Return History

MRICX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 6.22 B 988 K 224 B 2.98% 1
Number of Holdings 102 1 7613 16.45% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 1.43 B 515 K 25.1 B 3.83% 1
Weighting of Top 10 22.3% 3.6% 359.5% 13.19% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 3.13%
  2. Novartis AG 3.09%
  3. Nestle SA 3.50%
  4. Danone SA 1.76%
  5. Schneider Electric SE 1.99%
  6. KDDI Corp 1.96%
  7. AIA Group Ltd 1.62%
  8. Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 1.67%
  9. Bayer AG 1.94%
  10. Linde AG 1.64%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.16% 0.47% 127.59% 3.55% 1
Cash
0.84% -161.71% 27.43% 21.28% 4
Other
0.00% -0.11% 105.35% 18.30% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.89% 1.28% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.85% 4.68% 3
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 155.88% 5.11% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
21.27% 0.00% 33.59% 4.96% 1
Basic Materials
12.07% 0.00% 25.73% 2.27% 1
Consumer Defense
12.00% 0.00% 35.59% 9.93% 2
Healthcare
10.65% 0.00% 23.05% 11.49% 2
Consumer Cyclical
10.51% 0.00% 30.60% 21.42% 4
Industrials
9.50% 0.02% 29.18% 21.99% 4
Technology
7.54% 0.01% 24.10% 19.86% 4
Energy
5.30% 0.00% 15.61% 10.35% 2
Communication Services
4.89% 0.00% 18.89% 13.48% 3
Utilities
3.15% 0.00% 17.44% 8.51% 2
Real Estate
2.28% 0.00% 13.01% 15.04% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Non US
93.52% 0.00% 115.04% 13.48% 3
US
5.64% 0.00% 127.59% 8.23% 2

MRICX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.89% 0.00% 9.75% 14.75% 4
Management Fee 0.74% 0.00% 1.54% 4.54% 3
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.23% 5
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.50% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRICX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.10% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.50% 5.22% 2

Trading Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRICX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 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.

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRICX Rank Quintile
Turnover 40.00% 0.00% 733.00% 9.79% 3

MRICX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 5.24% 70.24% 4

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.85% -1.15% 5.71% 27.80% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MRICX - Managers

Jose Luis Garcia

Manager

Start Date

May 31, 2005

Tenure

11.51

Tenure Rank

2.4%

Jose Luis Garcia is an investment officer, equity portfolio manager and the director of equity - Latin America at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He manages or comanages several international equity portfolios for MFS, including Latin American and emerging markets portfolios, as well as oversees the analyst-led research international portfolios. He also contributes to the MFS global research platform as an equity research analyst focused on Latin American stocks. He is based in Mexico City. Jose Luis joined MFS in 2002. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Telefonica B2B in Mexico


Thomas Melendez

Manager

Start Date

May 31, 2005

Tenure

11.51

Tenure Rank

2.4%

Thomas Melendez is an investment officer at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and an institutional equity portfolio manager of the firm's global equity portfolios. He joined MFS in 2002 as an institutional portfolio manager with more than 10 years experience, including three years as an emerging market product specialist for Schroders North America, two years as a general manager for Schroders Argentina, and another three years as a vice president, Latin American fund manager for Schroders Capital Management International, London.


Victoria J. Higley

Manager

Start Date

Apr 29, 2016

Tenure

0.59

Tenure Rank

12.3%

Victoria Higley, ASIP, Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, joined MFS in 2011. Previous experience includes 3 years as UK Institutional Client Director at Fidelity International, 14 years as a UK Institutional Client Director, Pan European Equity Analyst, and UK Portfolio Manager at UBS Asset Management ( formerly Phillips & Drew). Affiliations include regular member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of the UK. Ms. Higley holds a BA from Durham University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

25.3

Category Average

6.19

Category Mode

1.9