AEPCX: American Funds Europacific Growth C

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Profile

AEPCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -1.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.7%
  • Net Assets $154 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 18.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$53.64
$37.29
$55.41

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.58%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 38.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -1.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.30%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Mar 15, 2001
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Carl Kawaja

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in common stocks of issuers in Europe and the Pacific Basin that the investment adviser believes have the potential for growth. Growth stocks are stocks that the investment adviser believes have the potential for above-average capital appreciation. It normally will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of issuers in Europe and the Pacific Basin. The fund may invest a portion of its assets in common stocks and other securities of companies in emerging markets.


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AEPCX - Fund Company Quick Screens


Performance

AEPCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AEPCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -1.2% -44.2% 42.6% 66.53%
1 Yr 3.8% -42.5% 61.5% 71.46%
3 Yr 1.8%* -14.3% 29.6% 72.26%
5 Yr 1.7%* -9.3% 18.6% 69.14%
10 Yr 4.4%* 0.2% 12.8% 63.29%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AEPCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 23.3% -4.0% 45.1% 69.28%
2018 -20.0% -32.2% 68.4% 68.63%
2017 24.5% 0.0% 50.9% 79.53%
2016 -0.5% -12.2% 5.7% 25.85%
2015 -3.8% -16.3% 8.1% 86.22%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AEPCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -1.2% -44.2% 42.6% 66.53%
1 Yr 3.8% -42.5% 61.5% 71.68%
3 Yr 3.6%* -13.4% 29.6% 62.77%
5 Yr 3.7%* -8.5% 18.6% 54.90%
10 Yr 5.7%* 1.3% 14.6% 64.14%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AEPCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 23.3% -4.0% 45.1% 69.51%
2018 -17.6% -32.2% 68.4% 57.55%
2017 29.7% 0.0% 53.4% 53.63%
2016 -0.1% -12.2% 8.0% 29.55%
2015 -1.6% -15.1% 11.4% 76.28%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

AEPCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AEPCX Category Low Category High AEPCX % Rank
Net Assets 154 B 10 154 B 1.64%
Number of Holdings 334 6 1011 5.97%
Net Assets in Top 10 24.5 B 698 K 24.5 B 3.09%
Weighting of Top 10 18.82% 12.2% 99.1% 91.15%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. AIA Group Ltd 2.61%
  2. ASML Holding NV 2.39%
  3. Reliance Industries Ltd 2.13%
  4. Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd 2.08%
  5. Nintendo Co Ltd 1.78%
  6. HDFC Bank Ltd 1.68%
  7. Keyence Corp 1.57%
  8. MercadoLibre Inc 1.54%
  9. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 1.52%
  10. Airbus SE 1.52%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPCX % Rank
Stocks
90.67% 55.12% 104.23% 93.65%
Cash
9.23% -5.87% 19.94% 8.44%
Bonds
0.09% 0.00% 39.79% 9.02%
Other
0.01% -4.40% 7.25% 17.90%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.24% 67.49%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.80% 65.23%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPCX % Rank
Financial Services
16.23% 0.00% 30.66% 29.42%
Healthcare
15.58% 3.55% 42.36% 54.73%
Technology
14.88% 0.11% 38.66% 72.43%
Consumer Cyclical
14.70% 2.07% 49.84% 22.02%
Industrials
8.91% 0.00% 25.14% 82.72%
Communication Services
7.76% 0.00% 28.30% 47.53%
Consumer Defense
6.71% 1.43% 38.67% 89.09%
Basic Materials
5.87% 0.00% 16.11% 35.19%
Energy
4.28% 0.00% 8.56% 6.58%
Utilities
3.71% 0.00% 15.08% 16.67%
Real Estate
1.36% 0.00% 12.59% 27.16%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPCX % Rank
Non US
89.74% 51.52% 103.95% 56.58%
US
0.93% 0.00% 20.60% 83.13%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPCX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
99.03% 0.41% 100.00% 69.79%
Government
0.94% 0.00% 87.28% 5.83%
Corporate
0.03% 0.00% 23.45% 15.21%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 86.83% 71.04%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 65.21%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 9.04% 65.42%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPCX % Rank
US
0.08% 0.00% 39.79% 8.44%
Non US
0.01% 0.00% 0.23% 3.70%

Expenses

AEPCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AEPCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.58% 0.01% 55.61% 26.48%
Management Fee 0.41% 0.00% 1.50% 10.22%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 91.57%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.40% 28.97%

Sales Fees

AEPCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.21% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 67.92%

Trading Fees

AEPCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 2.00% N/A

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.

AEPCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 38.00% 4.00% 151.99% 56.49%

Distributions

AEPCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AEPCX Category Low Category High AEPCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 7.13% 69.33%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AEPCX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

AEPCX Category Low Category High AEPCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.30% -1.17% 3.11% 78.37%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

AEPCX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

AEPCX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Carl Kawaja


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2001

18.59

18.6%

Carl M. Kawaja is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global household products and U.S. personal care companies, along with Canadian companies. Before joining Capital, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli & Company in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Lévesque Beaubien in Montreal. He holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University graduating magna cum laude.

Sung Lee


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2002

17.59

17.6%

Sung Lee is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered consumer & industrial electronics, telecom equipment, IT consulting & services, and Asian electronic components companies. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Pennsylvania State University. He also studied abroad at Kansai Gaikokugo University in Osaka, Japan. Sung is based in Singapore.

Nicholas Grace


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2002

17.59

17.6%

Nicholas J. Grace is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global mining companies. Prior to joining Capital, he was manager of metals research for J.P. Morgan Investment Management in Australia. Nick holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, graduating with honors. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Nick is based in London.

Jesper Lyckeus


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2004

15.59

15.6%

Jesper Lyckeus is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 21 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. and global telecom equipment, European capital goods, electronics and semiconductor companies, along with Scandinavian companies. Prior to joining Capital, Jesper was a senior consultant for Bossard Consultants in Sweden. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. Jesper is based in London.

Jonathan Knowles


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2006

13.59

13.6%

Jonathan Knowles is an equity portfolio manager at 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.

Andrew Suzman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2007

12.59

12.6%

Andrew B. Suzman is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 25 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andrew covered global real-estate companies, U.S. merchandising, and Australian industrials and banks. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University. Andrew is based in New York.

Christopher Thomsen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2008

11.59

11.6%

Christopher Thomsen is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 21 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered European and Asian media companies, Hong Kong-based utilities, property companies, conglomerates, and small-cap companies along with generalist coverage of other companies domiciled in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Prior to joining Capital, Chris worked as a corporate finance analyst for Citibank NA. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in international economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Chris is based in London.

Lawrence Kymisis


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2014

5.59

5.6%

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.

Lara Pellini


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2014

5.25

5.3%

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.12 25.77 7.34 17.59