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ANCFX American Funds Fundamental Invs A

  • Fund
  • ANCFX
  • Price as of: May 24, 2019
  • $57.57 + $0.13 + 0.23%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

ANCFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 10.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.9%
  • Net Assets $102 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 24.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$57.57
$49.20
$65.71

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.59%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 34.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 10.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.61%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Fundamental Investors®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Aug 01, 1978
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Dina N. Perry

Fund Description

American Funds Fundamental Investors® fund (ANCFX) is an actively managed mutual fund issued by American Funds and advised by Capital Research and Management Company. The fund was launched on August 1, 1978 and has been managed by Dina N. Perry since 1993 along with Michael T. Kerr, Ronald B. Morrow, Brady L. Enright, Martin Romo, Mark L. Casey and Gregory D. Johnson. The fund currently has $70 billion in assets under management (AUM).

The fund’s objective is to achieve long-term growth of capital and income. The fund’s management focuses primarily on common stock that appears to have significant upside potential. In addition to seeking growth stocks, the fund also seeks stocks that have a history of paying reliable dividends to shareholders. Although this fund focuses on U.S.-based stocks, it may also invest in foreign securities. Additionally, the fund may also hold bonds, government securities and cash. It may invest up to 5% of its bond holdings in bonds rated Ba or BB or below.

This fund is managed by several portfolio managers. The securities are divided up among managers to determine how certain sectors or holdings will be managed. Securities are sold when managers no longer see the holding as an attractive investment. As far as sectors, the fund is well balanced. The sectors with the largest amount of portfolio weight are technology, financial services and industrial goods. The fund offers a quarterly dividend payout to investors.

The fund is subject to regular stock market risks including changes in market conditions, growth stock risks, management risks and foreign stock risks. The fund is also subject to risks associated with income investing.

The American Funds Fundamental Investors® fund requires a minimum investment of $250 for both regular and IRA accounts. Additional investments require a $50 deposit.

ANCFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 10.1% -14.1% 31.7% 77.30%
1 Yr -8.9% -61.3% 33.4% 64.31%
3 Yr 3.3%* -31.9% 21.1% 48.01%
5 Yr 1.9%* -23.5% 12.0% 38.68%
10 Yr 7.9%* -6.2% 19.0% 42.14%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -15.9% -67.0% 16.7% 51.27%
2017 14.3% -32.8% 34.8% 36.38%
2016 7.4% -28.0% 20.8% 37.90%
2015 -2.6% -46.9% 5.7% 24.05%
2014 0.2% -31.3% 53.8% 72.14%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 10.1% -14.1% 31.7% 77.30%
1 Yr -7.7% -61.3% 34.2% 73.81%
3 Yr 8.1%* -29.3% 21.6% 45.97%
5 Yr 7.7%* -19.4% 13.9% 27.78%
10 Yr 12.1%* -4.0% 23.7% 27.00%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -14.6% -67.0% 17.4% 68.19%
2017 23.4% -22.1% 34.8% 7.62%
2016 12.5% -14.7% 21.8% 13.59%
2015 3.4% -40.3% 7.0% 4.62%
2014 9.5% -24.8% 56.3% 54.73%

NAV & Total Return History

ANCFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank
Net Assets 102 B 1.88 M 804 B 1.81%
Number of Holdings 254 7 3615 29.42%
Net Assets in Top 10 24.2 B -57.2 M 135 B 3.21%
Weighting of Top 10 24.52% 2.4% 936.4% 66.27%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.77%

  2. Broadcom Inc 3.64%

  3. Intel Corp 2.40%

  4. Amazon.com Inc 2.37%

  5. Facebook Inc A 2.22%

  6. Berkshire Hathaway Inc A 2.15%

  7. Charter Communications Inc A 1.78%

  8. DowDuPont Inc 1.77%

  9. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.72%

  10. UnitedHealth Group Inc 1.69%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ANCFX % Rank
Stocks
94.28% -6.79% 687.17% 80.72%
Cash
5.72% -187.97% 80.44% 13.65%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.37% 6.87% 47.39%
Other
0.00% -4.04% 22.06% 49.50%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.54% 43.57%
Bonds
0.00% -595.81% 186.14% 50.60%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ANCFX % Rank
Technology
25.24% -67.56% 52.42% 11.37%
Financial Services
12.20% 0.00% 187.22% 78.57%
Healthcare
11.71% 0.00% 47.60% 70.82%
Industrials
9.80% 0.00% 77.42% 55.63%
Consumer Cyclical
8.88% -0.92% 33.07% 77.87%
Energy
8.26% -1.65% 306.37% 12.07%
Consumer Defense
7.04% 0.00% 64.11% 55.03%
Basic Materials
5.47% 0.00% 90.41% 9.46%
Communication Services
3.44% -0.65% 14.58% 42.25%
Real Estate
1.74% -1.87% 13.40% 58.75%
Utilities
0.50% -1.30% 19.90% 74.95%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ANCFX % Rank
US
77.08% -6.79% 223.50% 81.63%
Non US
17.20% 0.00% 463.67% 13.65%

ANCFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.59% 0.00% 153.75% 79.80%
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.50% 21.79%
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 22.12%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.85% 1.48%

Sales Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 1.00% 5.75% 14.88%
Deferred Load N/A 0.95% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.15% 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.

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 34.00% 0.00% 836.00% 46.46%

ANCFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.10% 63.05%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Quarterly

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.61% -1.49% 3.64% 17.07%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

ANCFX - Managers

Dina N. Perry

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 1993

26.18

26.2%

Dina Perry is a senior vice president of Capital Research and Management Company serving as a portfolio manager for several mutual funds. Prior to joining Capital Research in 1991, she was a senior portfolio manager with Neuberger & Berman, where she managed equity portfolios for pension funds and individuals. Before that, she was a vice president, portfolio manager, and chief economist at Chase Investors Management Corporation. Ms. Perry received both a BA and MA in economics from Queens College in New York City. She is based in Washington, D.C.


Michael T. Kerr

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 1999

20.34

20.3%

Michael T. Kerr is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 33 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global oil & gas companies and U.S. multi-utilities. Prior to joining Capital, Mike was an exploration geophysicist with Cities Service Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded first-year honors, and a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from Harvard University graduating cum laude. Mike is based in Los Angeles.


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2006

13.17

13.2%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 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.


Mark L. Casey

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2011

8.17

8.2%

Mark L. Casey is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 18 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, Mark was an equity investment analyst and covered U.S. media, entertainment, newspapers, infrastructure software, internet and document imaging. Prior to joining Capital, he was a director and product manager for Siebel Systems. He holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University graduating magna cum laude. Mark is based in San Francisco.


Gregory D. Johnson

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2013

6.17

6.2%

Gregory D. Johnson is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has many years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. merchandising, retail, restaurant and footwear companies. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Greg is based in Los Angeles.


Julian N. Abdey

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2018

1.16

1.2%

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


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

83.5

Category Average

6.99

Category Mode

3.62