AEPGX: American Funds Europacific Growth A

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AEPGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 17.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.9%
  • Net Assets $158 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$52.81
$43.52
$53.80

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.83%

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

Fund Classification

PRIMARY CATEGORY

  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 17.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.37%
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 Apr 16, 1984
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Carl M. Kawaja

Fund Description

The American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund (AEPGX) is an actively managed mutual fund and the largest international fund available to investors. The fund was launched on April 16, 1984 and has been managed by Capital Research and Management Company, which includes fund managers Carl M. Kawaja and Mark E. Denning.The fund’s primary objective is to provide investors with long term growth of capital. It aims to provide investors with above average capital appreciation.

The fund has approximately $126 billion in assets under management (AUM) and consists primarily of large cap growth stocks that are based in Europe and Asia. On a sector basis, the fund’s portfolio consists heavily of the financial services, technology, healthcare and consumer goods sectors. While the fund is focused on investing in medium to giant corporations, the majority of its holdings are giant sized companies.

The fund typically invests at least 80% of its assets in securities based in Europe or the Pacific Basin (excluding the United States). Most of the fund’s holdings are common stock, although the fund’s management will occasionally invest in preferred stocks, American Depositary Receipts, European Depositary Receipts or bonds. Although the majority of the fund’s holdings are outside the United States, there are some holdings that are held in U.S. dollars.

Like all funds, this fund is subject to regular stock market risks. It is also subject to various other risk factors including changes to political, economic or social conditions in foreign countries, currency fluctuations, interest rate changes, and changes in commodity prices. Although this fund is subject to many risks due to its international positioning, its diversification lowers the amount of risk that an investor is exposed to.
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The fund requires an initial investment of at least $250 for both regular and IRA accounts. Each additional investment has a $50 minimum deposit.

AEPGX - Fund Company Quick Screens

AEPGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AEPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.1% -9.3% 27.7% 64.98%
1 Yr 5.3% -14.9% 19.7% 31.07%
3 Yr 4.2%* -3.9% 34.6% 74.38%
5 Yr 2.9%* -3.9% 21.1% 71.76%
10 Yr 3.1%* -1.7% 10.6% 74.12%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AEPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -19.8% -32.2% 68.4% 64.75%
2017 24.6% 0.0% 50.9% 75.82%
2016 -0.6% -12.2% 5.7% 28.65%
2015 -3.7% -16.3% 8.1% 84.38%
2014 -4.0% -23.5% 7.5% 33.22%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AEPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.1% -9.3% 27.7% 64.98%
1 Yr 5.3% -14.9% 19.7% 36.11%
3 Yr 7.3%* -0.2% 34.6% 43.03%
5 Yr 5.7%* -1.2% 21.2% 38.53%
10 Yr 5.3%* 1.2% 10.7% 53.73%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AEPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -17.5% -32.2% 68.4% 54.61%
2017 30.7% 0.0% 53.4% 44.08%
2016 0.7% -12.2% 8.0% 21.21%
2015 -0.8% -15.1% 11.4% 68.44%
2014 -2.6% -17.7% 7.5% 31.27%

NAV & Total Return History

AEPGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank
Net Assets 158 B 10 158 B 0.42%
Number of Holdings 330 27 1225 5.04%
Net Assets in Top 10 34.7 B 800 K 34.7 B 0.42%
Weighting of Top 10 21.49% 7.6% 83.3% 76.26%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. AIA Group Ltd 3.04%

  2. Airbus SE 2.89%

  3. HDFC Bank Ltd 2.46%

  4. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 2.38%

  5. Nintendo Co Ltd 2.32%

  6. Reliance Industries Ltd 2.21%

  7. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 1.73%

  8. ASML Holding NV 1.55%

  9. Vale SA ADR 1.52%

  10. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.38%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPGX % Rank
Stocks
92.86% 65.06% 100.77% 87.82%
Cash
6.88% -3.68% 25.91% 7.56%
Bonds
0.23% 0.00% 28.08% 1.68%
Convertible Bonds
0.03% 0.00% 0.03% 0.42%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.20% 40.13%
Other
0.00% -1.10% 6.16% 38.87%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPGX % Rank
Financial Services
18.07% 0.00% 31.22% 25.42%
Technology
17.25% 4.33% 40.01% 56.30%
Consumer Cyclical
12.17% 0.00% 47.56% 58.61%
Industrials
10.51% 0.00% 23.52% 75.84%
Healthcare
9.31% 0.00% 26.86% 70.17%
Basic Materials
8.33% 0.00% 14.69% 15.55%
Energy
5.87% 0.00% 8.73% 5.04%
Consumer Defense
5.34% 1.57% 57.39% 93.49%
Utilities
2.95% 0.00% 16.31% 12.18%
Real Estate
1.60% 0.00% 16.58% 23.74%
Communication Services
1.42% 0.00% 14.53% 39.29%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPGX % Rank
Non US
91.28% 57.81% 99.66% 36.13%
US
1.58% 0.00% 23.55% 86.55%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPGX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
6.88% -3.68% 25.91% 6.30%
Government
0.22% 0.00% 28.08% 1.05%
Corporate
0.05% 0.00% 4.20% 9.45%
Derivative
0.00% -0.32% 0.01% 32.77%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 32.77%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 32.77%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AEPGX % Rank
Non US
0.17% 0.00% 1.86% 1.05%
US
0.06% 0.00% 28.08% 2.52%

AEPGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AEPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.83% 0.00% 55.61% 82.56%
Management Fee 0.41% 0.00% 1.50% 7.56%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 35.00%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.40% 2.99%

Sales Fees

AEPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 17.65%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

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

AEPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 35.00% 0.00% 207.22% 43.35%

AEPGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 3.22% 73.32%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AEPGX Category Low Category High AEPGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.37% -46.00% 2.72% 18.32%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

AEPGX - Managers

Carl M. Kawaja

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2001

18.34

18.3%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2002

17.34

17.3%

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 J. Grace

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2002

17.34

17.3%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2004

15.34

15.3%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2006

13.34

13.3%

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 B. Suzman

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2007

12.34

12.3%

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 M. Thomsen

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2008

11.34

11.3%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 01, 2014

5.33

5.3%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2014

5.0

5.0%


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

25.02

Category Average

7.27

Category Mode

5.33