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SMCWX American Funds SMALLCAP World A

  • Fund
  • SMCWX
  • Price as of: Nov 17, 2017
  • $56.63
  • + $0.27
  • + 0.48%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

SMCWX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 23.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 10.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.7%
  • Net Assets $37.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 7.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$56.63
$45.65
$56.91

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.10%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 29.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Global Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Small/Mid Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 23.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.08%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds SMALLCAP World Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Apr 30, 1990
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jonathan Knowles

Fund Description

The American Funds SMALLCAP World Fund Class A (SMCWX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that focuses exclusively on small-caps. SMCWX uses bottom-up analysis to comb both domestic and foreign markets to find opportunities in stocks with market capitalizations below $4 billion. The fund primarily invests in growth stocks. There is no limit on the domestic versus foreign holdings that SMCWX can own.

As one of a few global small-cap funds available, SMCWX makes an ideal core position for investor portfolios. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

SMCWX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 23.2% -31.9% 50.1% 24.54% 2
1 Yr 24.5% -56.3% 45.7% 21.78% 2
3 Yr 10.5% * -8.3% 23.5% 13.98% 1
5 Yr 12.7% * -4.3% 28.2% 20.10% 1
10 Yr 5.0% * -5.4% 15.8% 26.25% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 5.4% -73.5% 33.8% 26.48% 2
2015 -3.7% -27.7% 17.2% 41.42% 3
2014 -7.8% -40.2% 27.0% 71.05% 4
2013 23.2% -23.4% 52.0% 42.29% 3
2012 20.3% -33.0% 30.2% 10.80% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 23.2% -31.9% 50.1% 24.57% 2
1 Yr 17.4% -38.6% 185.9% 49.14% 3
3 Yr 8.3% * -9.4% 35.8% 32.90% 2
5 Yr 11.4% * -4.7% 28.2% 35.29% 2
10 Yr 4.4% * -5.5% 15.8% 38.61% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 5.4% -73.5% 33.8% 31.06% 2
2015 2.7% -25.3% 23.7% 18.85% 1
2014 2.2% -13.6% 47.6% 55.01% 3
2013 39.0% -4.2% 170.1% 17.99% 1
2012 32.1% -23.9% 350.8% 9.64% 1

NAV & Total Return History

SMCWX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

SMCWX Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 37.6 B 9.87 K 94.6 B 0.66% 1
Number of Holdings 649 1 7922 1.98% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 2.61 B -1.8 M 17.6 B 1.42% 1
Weighting of Top 10 7.8% 0.0% 192.1% 37.43% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Domino's Pizza Inc 0.74%
  2. Molina Healthcare Inc 0.83%
  3. Qorvo Inc 0.81%
  4. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd 0.83%
  5. AAC Technologies Holdings Inc 0.86%
  6. bluebird bio Inc 0.86%
  7. Paycom Software Inc 0.70%
  8. Seria Co Ltd 0.72%
  9. YOOX Net-A-Porter Group SpA 0.71%
  10. Essent Group Ltd 0.70%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
89.69% 0.00% 132.91% 27.13% 5
Other
7.44% -39.54% 40.46% 1.61% 1
Cash
1.83% -35.60% 102.01% 18.62% 3
Bonds
0.48% -0.04% 98.20% 6.62% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.43% 0.00% 8.79% 7.18% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.14% 0.00% 30.75% 1.32% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Cyclical
17.99% 0.00% 55.04% 5.30% 1
Healthcare
13.91% 0.00% 48.64% 8.51% 2
Technology
13.47% 0.00% 80.90% 20.72% 3
Financial Services
11.76% 0.00% 40.61% 24.88% 4
Industrials
10.12% 0.00% 88.19% 20.44% 3
Consumer Defense
7.54% -0.70% 52.76% 17.98% 3
Basic Materials
7.47% 0.00% 33.86% 5.77% 1
Energy
3.66% -0.61% 50.80% 19.21% 3
Real Estate
2.08% 0.00% 91.10% 13.72% 3
Communication Services
1.00% -1.23% 76.60% 25.92% 4
Utilities
0.69% 0.00% 86.36% 18.54% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Non US
49.49% 0.00% 100.00% 14.46% 2
US
40.20% -7.99% 126.77% 27.88% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.83% -35.60% 102.01% 18.83% 3
Corporate
0.75% 0.00% 62.94% 8.80% 2
Government
0.30% -4.91% 98.20% 4.45% 1
Derivative
0.00% -13.37% 8.62% 1.42% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 28.36% 1.99% 1
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.82% 1.23% 1

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
US
0.48% -0.04% 98.20% 6.24% 1
Non US
0.00% -0.68% 69.80% 3.78% 2

SMCWX - Expenses

Operational Fees

SMCWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.10% 0.00% 323.68% 23.44% 2
Management Fee 0.63% 0.00% 1.95% 4.44% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.86% 2
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.45% 6.99% 1

Sales Fees

SMCWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SMCWX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.50% 3
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

SMCWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SMCWX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.08% 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.

SMCWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SMCWX Rank Quintile
Turnover 29.00% 0.00% 2270.00% 13.19% 2

SMCWX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

SMCWX Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.5% 0.00% 2.38% 7.55% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

SMCWX Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.08% -1.92% 6.67% 27.41% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

SMCWX - Managers

Jonathan Knowles

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 1999

Tenure

17.93

Tenure Rank

0.9%

Jonathan Knowles is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jonathan covered pharmaceuticals, chemicals, support services and small-cap companies. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, and a PhD in immunovirology and bachelor’s degree in veterinary science from the University of Liverpool, U.K., where he was a Wellcome Foundation Research Scholar. Jonathan is based in Singapore.


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Nov 30, 2004

Tenure

12.93

Tenure Rank

1.9%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 19 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. small-cap companies, as well as commercial services and supplies companies. Prior to joining Capital, Brady was an equity research analyst and portfolio manager for Provident Investment Counsel. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Brady is based in San Francisco.


Harold H. La

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2012

Tenure

4.92

Tenure Rank

8.1%

Harold H. La is a Partner and equity portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company.


Lawrence Kymisis

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2007

Tenure

9.92

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Lawrence Kymisis is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covers small- and mid-cap companies across Europe as a generalist, as well as the gaming and service industries. Prior to joining Capital, Lawrence was a portfolio manager and analyst at Mercury Asset Management/Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He holds a master’s degree in economics (international relations) from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from the University of Bristol. Lawrence is based in London.


Bradford F. Freer

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2007

Tenure

9.92

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Mr. Freer is a partner at Capital World Investors, one of Capital Research and Management Company's equity investment division since 1992. She worked with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 1994.


Julian N. Abdey

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2011

Tenure

5.92

Tenure Rank

6.8%

Investment professional since 1995 in total; 12 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate


Andraz Razen

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2009

Tenure

7.84

Tenure Rank

5.0%

Razen had been in investment field since 1998; 13 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate


Claudia P. Huntington

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 1995

Tenure

21.93

Tenure Rank

0.5%

Claudia P. Huntington is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 43 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 41 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital she covered technology companies and was a regional generalist covering companies in the southwest; she was also an economist. Prior to joining Capital, Claudia worked as an assistant economist for American Express Investment Management Company in San Francisco.


Mark E. Denning

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 1991

Tenure

25.93

Tenure Rank

0.1%

Mark E. Denning is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 34 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, Mark had equity investment analyst responsibilities for companies based in Southeast Asia. He holds an MBA in finance and international business from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Mark is based in Los Angeles.


Gregory W. Wendt

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2007

Tenure

9.92

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Investment professional since 1987, all with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate


J. Blair Frank

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 1998

Tenure

18.93

Tenure Rank

0.7%

Frank is Senior Vice President of Capital Research and Management Company. He has been an investment professional since 1993 with 20 years at Capital Research and Management or affiliate.


Aidan O'Connell

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2012

Tenure

4.92

Tenure Rank

8.1%

Aidan O'Connell is Partner of Capital Research Global Investors. He was a portfolio manager and analyst with Franklin Advisers. His employer since May 1998. Prior to joining Franklin Advisers, he served as a corporate finance associate and research associate with Hambrecht & Quist.


Peter Eliot

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2012

Tenure

4.92

Tenure Rank

8.1%

Mr. Eliot has been with Capital Research and Management Company or its affiliate since 2004.


Leo Hee

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2012

Tenure

4.92

Tenure Rank

8.1%

Mr. Hee has been with Capital Research and Management Company or its affiliate since 2004.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.1

Category Average

6.04

Category Mode

0.7