AWSHX: American Funds Washington Mutual A

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Profile

AWSHX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 19.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 3.2%
  • Net Assets $126 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 29.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$49.04
$38.72
$49.04

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.57%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 25.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 19.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.96%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jul 31, 1952
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Alan N. Berro

Fund Description

The Washington Mutual Investors Fund (AWSHX) primary objective is to produce income and to provide an opportunity for growth of principal consistent with sound common stock investing. At least 95% of the portfolio is invested in equity-type securities, which meet strict standards evolving from requirements originally established by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the investment of trust funds. One of these requirements is that the fund may not invest in any companies that derive their primary revenues from alcohol or tobacco.

AWSHX may also feature exposure to non-U.S. companies, though the fund is capped at 10% of its assets for any foreign exposure. The resulting portfolio features hefty allocations toward large capitalization value stocks. The fund, which launched in 1952, is managed by Capital Research and Management Company, and is most appropriate for income-oriented investors seeking greater exposure to blue chip companies.


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Performance

AWSHX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 19.4% -15.6% 39.2% 76.37%
1 Yr 10.6% -58.2% 28.7% 62.17%
3 Yr 4.1%* -32.0% 58.6% 61.27%
5 Yr 3.2%* -26.5% 30.5% 59.03%
10 Yr 7.0%* -9.0% 14.5% 56.77%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -10.0% -67.0% 10.0% 23.90%
2017 11.5% -32.8% 302.5% 60.54%
2016 6.5% -26.1% 19.7% 52.16%
2015 -6.1% -82.5% 7.8% 52.96%
2014 3.9% -28.7% 24.1% 58.76%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 19.4% -15.6% 39.2% 76.37%
1 Yr 10.6% -58.2% 28.7% 69.13%
3 Yr 10.1%* -21.9% 58.6% 49.62%
5 Yr 9.6%* -16.9% 30.5% 26.50%
10 Yr 11.9%* -4.1% 17.5% 30.28%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -5.9% -67.0% 10.0% 27.67%
2017 20.2% -22.1% 302.5% 42.73%
2016 13.4% -16.4% 23.8% 10.60%
2015 -0.3% -26.4% 106.5% 33.77%
2014 11.6% -24.8% 25.9% 37.85%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

AWSHX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank
Net Assets 126 B 134 K 875 B 1.61%
Number of Holdings 163 2 3613 39.48%
Net Assets in Top 10 35.4 B 6.67 K 155 B 1.61%
Weighting of Top 10 29.36% 2.2% 1400.6% 43.87%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 5.90%
  2. Boeing Co 3.09%
  3. Broadcom Inc 2.82%
  4. Comcast Corp Class A 2.75%
  5. The Home Depot Inc 2.70%
  6. Intel Corp 2.62%
  7. Merck & Co Inc 2.52%
  8. CME Group Inc Class A 2.50%
  9. Northrop Grumman Corp 2.44%
  10. Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc 2.00%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AWSHX % Rank
Stocks
95.67% -1.18% 145.87% 91.46%
Cash
4.07% -91.54% 101.18% 7.61%
Preferred Stocks
0.26% -17.98% 6.21% 3.72%
Other
0.00% -1.51% 26.48% 14.62%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 9.79% 7.52%
Bonds
0.00% -0.23% 63.47% 13.61%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AWSHX % Rank
Technology
17.67% 0.00% 118.30% 65.96%
Financial Services
17.65% 0.00% 106.34% 30.65%
Industrials
14.27% 0.00% 79.24% 12.19%
Healthcare
13.56% 0.00% 92.30% 53.77%
Energy
7.54% -1.47% 70.63% 6.52%
Consumer Cyclical
6.60% 0.00% 74.42% 89.92%
Consumer Defense
6.43% 0.00% 71.31% 72.57%
Communication Services
4.37% 0.00% 27.72% 63.00%
Basic Materials
3.46% -3.81% 23.60% 21.34%
Utilities
2.92% -13.41% 21.36% 55.21%
Real Estate
1.21% -3.11% 64.58% 78.07%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AWSHX % Rank
US
87.20% 80.02% 687.00% 90.45%
Non US
8.47% -688.18% 20.06% 11.92%

Expenses

AWSHX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.57% 0.00% 119.91% 79.50%
Management Fee 0.23% 0.00% 2.00% 16.57%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 28.21%
Administrative Fee 0.03% 0.00% 0.85% 7.99%

Sales Fees

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 1.50% 5.75% 2.78%
Deferred Load N/A 0.95% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 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.

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 25.00% 0.00% 838.00% 34.87%

Distributions

AWSHX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.41% 0.00% 8.17% 42.52%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.96% -2.85% 2.89% 6.35%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

AWSHX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Alan N. Berro


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 1997

22.43

22.4%

Alan N. Berro is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 33 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 28 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. utilities, capital goods and machinery companies. Before joining Capital, he was a portfolio manager and utilities analyst for Fidelity Management and Research Company in Boston. He also worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles graduating magna cum laude. He also holds the certified public accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst® designations and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Alan is based in Los Angeles.

Jeffrey T. Lager


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2004

15.42

15.4%

Jeffrey T. Lager is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 21 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 19 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. environmental services, IT & business services, technology hardware, IT outsourcing and transaction processing companies. Before joining Capital, Jeff was a manager of investment analysis at Medical Portfolio Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Boston. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, as well as a master’s degree in sociology and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in decision analysis from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Jeff is based in San Francisco.

Alan J. Wilson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2013

6.42

6.4%

Alan J. Wilson is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. construction & housing, machinery & engineering, environmental services, energy equipment, trucks, personal care, household products and energy companies. Before joining Capital, Alan was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and an engineer with Texas Eastern Corp. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alan is based in Los Angeles.

Jin Lee


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2014

5.42

5.4%

Jin Lee is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 23 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 22 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. telecommunication services, U.S. building products companies and paper & forest products and restaurants. Prior to joining Capital, he was a senior business planner for the Walt Disney Company and a consultant with L/E/K Partnership. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania graduating with honors. Jin is based in Los Angeles.

Eric H. Stern


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2014

5.08

5.1%

Eric H. Stern is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 26 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 24 years. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. health care, insurance, autos and life science companies. Before joining Capital, he served as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Company. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Eric is based in Los Angeles.

Brady L. Enright


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2016

3.42

3.4%

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


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2016

3.42

3.4%

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.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 33.39 6.01 0.42