AMUSX: American Funds US Government Sec A

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AMUSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.1%
  • Net Assets $15.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 27.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.96
$13.25
$14.14

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.66%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 3.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 350.00%

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 Intermediate Government

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.77%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds U.S. Government Securities Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Oct 17, 1985
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Fergus N. MacDonald

AMUSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AMUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.3% -0.1% 5.8% 64.35%
1 Yr 5.2% -1.1% 12.3% 70.51%
3 Yr 0.1%* -2.0% 2.6% 64.89%
5 Yr -0.1%* -1.5% 3.1% 51.74%
10 Yr -0.2%* -1.1% 3.8% 57.25%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AMUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.1% -3.4% -0.7% 3.43%
2017 0.2% -2.3% 0.9% 14.84%
2016 -1.6% -3.3% 1.4% 70.93%
2015 -1.3% -4.5% 0.2% 34.15%
2014 3.8% -1.1% 13.7% 15.00%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AMUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.3% 0.2% 5.8% 66.20%
1 Yr 5.2% 1.7% 12.3% 69.59%
3 Yr 0.5%* -1.0% 2.6% 46.28%
5 Yr 0.5%* -1.1% 3.1% 46.51%
10 Yr 1.0%* -1.0% 3.8% 36.23%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AMUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.1% -3.4% 3.0% 20.59%
2017 0.2% -2.0% 2.8% 34.62%
2016 -0.3% -3.3% 1.5% 29.07%
2015 0.2% -4.5% 2.0% 17.68%
2014 3.8% -1.1% 17.2% 31.88%

NAV & Total Return History

AMUSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank
Net Assets 15.4 B 15.5 M 24.2 B 1.38%
Number of Holdings 424 1 15786 34.86%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.07 B 0 8.37 B 1.38%
Weighting of Top 10 26.97% 0.0% 200.8% 59.17%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 2.12% 5.68%

  2. Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5% 3.26%

  3. United States Treasury Notes 2% 2.98%

  4. United States Treasury Notes 1.75% 2.47%

  5. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 2.43%

  6. Government National Mortgage Association 4.5% 2.40%

  7. United States Treasury Notes 2.12% 2.15%

  8. United States Treasury Notes 0.25% 1.99%

  9. United States Treasury Notes 2.88% 1.93%

  10. Federal National Mortgage Association 4% 1.68%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AMUSX % Rank
Bonds
95.93% 0.00% 141.24% 54.13%
Cash
4.07% -41.11% 100.00% 40.83%
Stocks
0.00% -0.31% 12.88% 21.10%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 21.10%
Other
0.00% -42.68% 14.60% 23.85%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.25% 23.85%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AMUSX % Rank
Government
64.77% -21.06% 100.00% 12.84%
Securitized
30.98% 0.00% 148.87% 77.98%
Cash & Equivalents
4.07% -41.10% 100.00% 40.83%
Corporate
0.18% 0.00% 10.08% 14.68%
Derivative
0.00% -18.83% 0.03% 21.56%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 15.57% 36.24%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AMUSX % Rank
US
95.43% 0.00% 139.47% 49.08%
Non US
0.50% 0.00% 6.13% 28.90%

AMUSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AMUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.66% 0.00% 3.79% 64.52%
Management Fee 0.21% 0.00% 0.85% 10.09%
12b-1 Fee 0.27% 0.00% 1.00% 55.20%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.45% 2.33%

Sales Fees

AMUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 3.75% 1.00% 4.75% 48.57%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

AMUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 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.

AMUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 350.00% 0.00% 1450.00% 61.47%

AMUSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.73% 0.00% 2.70% 79.82%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AMUSX Category Low Category High AMUSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.77% 0.11% 3.03% 72.35%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

AMUSX - Managers

Fergus N. MacDonald

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2009

10.0

10.0%

Fergus N. MacDonald is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Fixed Income Management Committee. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 14 years. He holds a graduate degree in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from Cambridge University and a bachelor’s degree with first-class honors in mathematics from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine. Fergus is based in Los Angeles.


David J. Betanzos

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 26, 2015

4.76

4.8%

David J. Betanzos, Senior Vice President for Capital Fixed Income Investors. Mr. Betanzos has been wirth Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 2002.


Ritchie Tuazon

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 26, 2015

4.76

4.8%

Ritchie Tuazon is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group with research responsibility for U.S. Treasuries and TIPS. He has 12 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for two years. Prior to joining Capital, Ritchie was an interest-rate trader at Goldman Sachs & Co. and an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from MIT Sloan School of Management, a master’s degree in public administration from The Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Ritchie is based in Los Angeles.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.02

Category High

29.05

Category Average

7.71

Category Mode

4.76