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SMCWX American Funds SMALLCAP World A

  • Fund
  • SMCWX
  • Price as of: Feb 15, 2019
  • $52.66
  • + $0.38
  • + 0.73%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

SMCWX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 13.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 7.0%
  • Net Assets $40.3 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 7.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$52.66
$44.50
$61.14

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.04%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 35.00%

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 12.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.06%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • 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 12.3% -53.1% 25.1% 12.66% 1
1 Yr -6.1% -56.3% 37.9% 48.81% 3
3 Yr 13.3% * -6.3% 25.3% 12.47% 1
5 Yr 7.0% * -7.1% 19.6% 35.37% 2
10 Yr 14.4% * 1.0% 24.6% 8.96% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -15.9% -74.4% 47.4% 52.95% 3
2017 21.4% -27.5% 49.8% 26.88% 2
2016 5.4% -73.5% 27.0% 25.29% 2
2015 -3.7% -27.7% 39.8% 46.35% 3
2014 -7.8% -40.2% 39.4% 75.17% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 12.3% -100.0% 25.1% 12.57% 1
1 Yr -11.5% -38.6% 185.9% 76.29% 4
3 Yr 11.1% * -6.3% 35.8% 29.68% 2
5 Yr 5.7% * -7.5% 19.6% 51.81% 3
10 Yr 13.7% * 1.0% 24.6% 11.84% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -15.9% -74.4% 47.4% 53.26% 3
2017 21.4% -20.4% 49.8% 26.91% 2
2016 5.4% -73.5% 47.6% 29.84% 2
2015 2.7% -25.3% 50.0% 25.41% 2
2014 2.2% -23.9% 69.6% 59.86% 4

NAV & Total Return History

SMCWX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

SMCWX Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 40.3 B 9.87 K 91.8 B 0.57% 1
Number of Holdings 863 1 8060 0.95% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 2.88 B 0 15 B 1.51% 1
Weighting of Top 10 7.8% 0.0% 464.6% 33.84% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Molina Healthcare Inc 1.23%
  2. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd 0.89%
  3. bluebird bio Inc 0.55%
  4. GW Pharmaceuticals PLC ADR 0.64%
  5. Insulet Corp 0.81%
  6. RingCentral Inc Class A 1.06%
  7. Paycom Software Inc 0.82%
  8. MongoDB Inc Class A 0.62%
  9. Planet Fitness Inc A 0.60%
  10. Emmi AG 0.59%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
88.69% -0.02% 132.91% 25.80% 5
Cash
10.54% -35.60% 102.01% 3.59% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.35% 0.00% 4.33% 3.78% 1
Bonds
0.32% 0.00% 99.49% 5.67% 1
Other
0.07% -3.80% 40.46% 12.48% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.02% 0.00% 29.43% 2.17% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Technology
19.43% 0.00% 79.52% 7.76% 2
Healthcare
15.39% 0.00% 48.64% 6.72% 1
Consumer Cyclical
14.65% 0.00% 55.16% 8.42% 2
Industrials
11.76% 0.00% 83.48% 12.96% 2
Financial Services
9.82% 0.00% 48.19% 25.45% 4
Consumer Defense
6.42% -0.96% 44.27% 20.62% 4
Basic Materials
5.14% 0.00% 29.27% 10.88% 2
Energy
3.12% 0.00% 48.35% 20.06% 4
Real Estate
1.53% -0.32% 96.46% 15.23% 3
Communication Services
0.83% -1.23% 41.86% 22.33% 4
Utilities
0.52% -0.31% 87.61% 17.98% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
US
45.69% -0.02% 126.77% 20.79% 4
Non US
43.00% 0.00% 98.95% 19.94% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
9.56% -35.60% 102.01% 3.97% 1
Corporate
0.44% 0.00% 66.19% 7.10% 2
Government
0.25% -4.24% 99.49% 3.97% 1
Derivative
0.00% -29.31% 33.09% 1.42% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 27.93% 1.89% 1
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.18% 0.57% 1

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
US
0.32% -2.16% 99.49% 5.20% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 66.04% 3.69% 2

SMCWX - Expenses

Operational Fees

SMCWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.04% 0.01% 323.68% 23.06% 2
Management Fee 0.62% 0.00% 1.96% 4.91% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 1.71% 1
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.45% 6.92% 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 35.00% 0.00% 1856.00% 12.33% 2

SMCWX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

SMCWX Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.0% 0.00% 2.97% 75.54% 5

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 0.06% -23.00% 6.88% 27.98% 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

19.18

Tenure Rank

0.7%

Jonathan Knowles is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 27 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

14.18

Tenure Rank

1.4%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 27 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 22 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

6.17

Tenure Rank

6.2%

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


Bradford F. Freer

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2007

Tenure

11.18

Tenure Rank

2.4%

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

7.17

Tenure Rank

5.2%

Vice President of Capital Research and Management Company. Investment professional since 1995 in total.


Andraz Razen

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2009

Tenure

9.09

Tenure Rank

3.7%

Andraz Razen is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andraz is a generalist covering small-cap companies. He has 20 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 13 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he also covered U.S. health care and supplies companies. Prior to joining Capital, he was an analyst and portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston. He holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from Tufts University graduating summa cum laude. Andraz is based in London.


Claudia P. Huntington

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 1995

Tenure

23.18

Tenure Rank

0.3%

Claudia P. Huntington is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. 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. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University. Claudia is based in Los Angeles.


Gregory W. Wendt

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2007

Tenure

11.18

Tenure Rank

2.4%

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


Aidan O'Connell

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2012

Tenure

6.17

Tenure Rank

6.2%

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

6.17

Tenure Rank

6.2%

Peter Eliot is a Partner of Capital International Investors. Mr. Eliot has been with Capital Research and Management Company or its affiliate since 2004.


Leo Hee

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2012

Tenure

6.17

Tenure Rank

6.2%

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


Noriko H. Chen

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2011

Tenure

7.17

Tenure Rank

5.2%

Noriko Honda Chen is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She also serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. She has 28 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Noriko covered Asian infrastructure, building materials and construction companies, as well as oil, gas & refining companies. She was also a research director for one of the global groups. Before joining Capital, she worked in the research department of Worldsec International Limited in Hong Kong (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Bank) and was a manager in corporate finance. Noriko holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a degree in the Japanese Language Bekka Program at Keio University, Tokyo. Noriko is based in San Francisco.


Roz Hongsaranagon

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2013

Tenure

5.17

Tenure Rank

7.3%

N/A


Dylan J. Yolles

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2014

Tenure

4.17

Tenure Rank

8.5%

Dylan Yolles is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. and European software companies, as well as U.S. and Canadian railroads. Before joining Capital, Dylan was a select fund portfolio manager and an equity analyst covering software, chemicals, gaming and lodging at Fidelity in Boston. Dylan holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. Dylan is based in Los Angeles.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

36.4

Category Average

6.26

Category Mode

1.9