AIVSX: American Funds Invmt Co of Amer A

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Profile

AIVSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 19.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.4%
  • Net Assets $101 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 26.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$40.61
$32.05
$40.61

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.57%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 36.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 19.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.85%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds Investment Company of America®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jan 02, 1934
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    James B. Lovelace

Fund Description

The American Funds Investment Company of America Fund Class A (AIVSX) is one of the nation’s oldest mutual funds. AIVSX is actively managed and bets on large-cap American “blue-chip” stocks designed to represent the entire U.S. economy. AIVSX’s main mandate is to provide capital growth, with income generation as a secondary objective. However, the fund looks towards future dividend growth rather than current big distribution pay-outs when selecting its portfolio.

While expenses are low, sales loads move the fund into the high-cost category. Given its mandate of holding the bluest of America’s blue-chips, the fund makes a great core position. It is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.


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Performance

AIVSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 19.8% -58.2% 70.2% 36.96%
1 Yr 4.9% -95.1% 62.4% 59.66%
3 Yr 1.9%* -62.7% 37.7% 56.62%
5 Yr 0.4%* -45.1% 30.2% 60.69%
10 Yr 4.6%* -12.5% 31.6% 66.13%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.0% -100.0% 23.6% 67.21%
2017 11.5% -55.3% 69.8% 33.44%
2016 8.6% -56.6% 80.1% 35.50%
2015 -10.0% -50.8% 22.5% 67.44%
2014 1.0% -87.7% 249.9% 52.58%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 19.8% -58.2% 70.2% 37.11%
1 Yr 13.8% -62.0% 62.4% 23.61%
3 Yr 9.7%* -34.1% 37.7% 24.45%
5 Yr 9.2%* -33.8% 30.2% 15.17%
10 Yr 11.2%* -12.5% 31.6% 23.92%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.6% -100.0% 23.6% 30.10%
2017 19.8% -55.3% 69.8% 24.80%
2016 14.6% -56.6% 80.1% 23.20%
2015 -1.5% -50.8% 30.8% 35.84%
2014 13.1% -87.7% 249.9% 12.99%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

AIVSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank
Net Assets 101 B 462 K 106 B 3.39%
Number of Holdings 186 1 6176 23.52%
Net Assets in Top 10 25.8 B -642 M 25.8 B 0.99%
Weighting of Top 10 26.91% 0.0% 20474.3% 68.45%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.87%
  2. Facebook Inc A 4.68%
  3. Abbott Laboratories 3.15%
  4. Broadcom Inc 2.69%
  5. Amazon.com Inc 2.22%
  6. Exxon Mobil Corp 2.16%
  7. AbbVie Inc 2.15%
  8. The Home Depot Inc 1.69%
  9. UnitedHealth Group Inc 1.68%
  10. British American Tobacco PLC 1.62%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
Stocks
92.86% -18.38% 100.11% 24.37%
Cash
7.00% -6.92% 7388.76% 62.82%
Bonds
0.08% -11.97% 45.27% 35.92%
Preferred Stocks
0.06% -0.48% 19.87% 21.13%
Other
0.00% -7288.76% 31.15% 82.54%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% -0.02% 17.79% 87.04%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
Technology
22.31% -90.00% 73.59% 16.10%
Healthcare
16.29% -5.40% 79.31% 7.83%
Consumer Cyclical
10.20% -18.86% 290.60% 26.78%
Energy
9.14% -7.00% 96.18% 10.11%
Consumer Defense
9.11% -66.89% 53.36% 21.23%
Industrials
8.73% -24.82% 58.12% 36.61%
Financial Services
7.28% -23.60% 71.54% 69.52%
Basic Materials
4.69% -35.69% 71.11% 16.24%
Utilities
2.83% -18.34% 75.11% 26.07%
Real Estate
1.42% -42.91% 51.03% 53.13%
Communication Services
0.87% -92.49% 42.32% 66.52%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
US
78.91% -24.97% 84.31% 12.11%
Non US
13.95% -40.71% 62.12% 31.55%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
7.00% -6.91% 7388.76% 62.54%
Government
0.08% -0.44% 29.44% 22.25%
Corporate
0.06% 0.00% 50.05% 43.24%
Derivative
0.00% -12.74% 2.21% 83.94%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 26.70% 87.18%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 3.44% 86.20%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
US
0.08% -11.97% 36.16% 34.79%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 9.11% 87.46%

Expenses

AIVSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.57% 0.04% 12.45% 93.35%
Management Fee 0.23% 0.00% 2.94% 6.89%
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 24.07%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 1.12% 4.13%

Sales Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 40.80%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 36.00% 0.00% 5067.00% 39.83%

Distributions

AIVSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.38% 0.00% 14.20% 28.97%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.85% -8.87% 4.47% 13.87%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

AIVSX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

James B. Lovelace


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 1992

27.77

27.8%

James B. Lovelace is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 37 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jim covered beverages & tobacco, restaurants & lodging, household products and personal care companies. Jim began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in philosophy from Swarthmore College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Jim is based in Los Angeles.

Donald D. O'Neal


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 1992

27.77

27.8%

Donald D. O’Neal is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 33 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered chemical, environmental service and aerospace & defense companies. Don holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from University of California, Los Angeles graduating summa cum laude. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Don is based in San Francisco.

Joyce E. Gordon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2001

18.92

18.9%

Joyce E. Gordon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 38 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 43 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, she covered thrifts, banking, and paper & forest products companies. She holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in business finance from the University of Southern California. Joyce is based in Los Angeles.

Christopher D. Buchbinder


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2007

12.76

12.8%

Christopher D. Buchbinder is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 23 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. telecommunication services, autos, and auto parts & equipment companies. He began his career as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the Capital organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University graduating cum laude. Chris is based in San Francisco.

Eric S. Richter


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2008

11.76

11.8%

Eric S. Richter is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 27 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Eric covered electrical equipment, chemicals and miscellaneous companies with high dividend yields. Prior to joining Capital, he was a senior investment officer for Boatmen’s Trust Co. and an investment research analyst for Boatmen’s National Bank in St. Louis. Eric holds a doctorate in law from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in art history from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Eric is based in Washington, D.C.

Barry S. Crosthwaite


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2013

6.92

6.9%

Barry S. Crosthwaite is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. electrical equipment/appliances, global energy equipment, and oil field services & drilling companies, as well as North American communications & networking equipment companies. Barry holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Occidental College graduating magna cum laude. Barry is based in San Francisco.

Grant L. Cambridge


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2014

5.75

5.8%

Grant L. Cambridge is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 21 years. Prior to joining Capital, he worked for BTM Capital, a subsidiary of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in Boston. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree from Suffolk University and a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College. Grant is based in Los Angeles.

Martin Romo


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 02, 2018

1.41

1.4%

Martin Romo is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is president of Capital Research Company, Inc. and serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. Martin has 27 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 26 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered the global chemicals industry, mortgage and consumer financials, and select conglomerate companies. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Martin is based in San Francisco.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.0 40.94 7.91 6.17