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CAFEX American Funds AMCAP 529E

  • Fund
  • CAFEX
  • Price as of: Jul 15, 2019
  • $31.44 - $0.04 - 0.13%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

CAFEX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 17.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.5%
  • Net Assets $67.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 23.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$31.44
$25.15
$33.95

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.97%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 32.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 17.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.35%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds AMCAP Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Mar 07, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Claudia P. Huntington

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in common stocks of U.S. companies that have solid long-term growth records and the potential for good future growth. The basic investment philosophy of the investment adviser is to seek to invest in attractively valued companies that, in its opinion, represent good, long-term investment opportunities.

CAFEX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CAFEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.3% -4.9% 41.0% 89.65%
1 Yr -4.1% -63.6% 17.1% 52.46%
3 Yr 6.7%* -39.0% 23.3% 51.99%
5 Yr 2.5%* -31.7% 22.5% 52.77%
10 Yr 8.7%* -12.8% 17.1% 49.87%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CAFEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -11.8% -65.5% 7.8% 39.77%
2017 15.3% -28.2% 41.0% 62.81%
2016 4.8% -56.6% 18.1% 20.41%
2015 -7.8% -38.0% 11.4% 76.22%
2014 1.9% -52.4% 105.4% 46.10%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CAFEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.3% 0.0% 41.0% 89.82%
1 Yr -4.1% -63.6% 24.5% 67.54%
3 Yr 10.2%* -39.0% 29.6% 63.06%
5 Yr 8.1%* -31.7% 31.3% 57.32%
10 Yr 13.0%* -12.8% 20.8% 47.58%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CAFEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -9.4% -65.5% 16.5% 54.43%
2017 21.7% -28.2% 48.9% 67.40%
2016 8.7% -56.6% 26.8% 13.58%
2015 0.5% -38.0% 17.3% 58.12%
2014 12.3% -52.4% 120.7% 24.66%

NAV & Total Return History

CAFEX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank
Net Assets 67.8 B 898 K 195 B 2.37%
Number of Holdings 195 6 2032 14.47%
Net Assets in Top 10 15.2 B 592 K 54.6 B 3.07%
Weighting of Top 10 23.03% 13.6% 2492.0% 92.72%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Netflix Inc 3.24%

  2. Abbott Laboratories 2.94%

  3. Microsoft Corp 2.33%

  4. AbbVie Inc 2.22%

  5. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.21%

  6. Facebook Inc A 2.14%

  7. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 2.10%

  8. Broadcom Inc 1.98%

  9. EOG Resources Inc 1.96%

  10. Amazon.com Inc 1.91%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High CAFEX % Rank
Stocks
90.86% 19.56% 118.91% 93.77%
Cash
9.14% -2458.20% 57.26% 3.86%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 14.01% 67.11%
Other
0.00% -13.96% 43.00% 68.07%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.72% 64.12%
Bonds
0.00% -0.01% 2458.15% 66.14%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CAFEX % Rank
Technology
23.78% 0.00% 61.29% 75.96%
Healthcare
21.45% 0.00% 95.23% 5.61%
Consumer Cyclical
14.38% 0.00% 34.98% 63.60%
Industrials
11.61% 0.00% 25.15% 30.79%
Financial Services
7.04% 0.00% 39.70% 91.49%
Energy
6.40% 0.00% 15.19% 5.18%
Consumer Defense
2.85% 0.00% 17.04% 73.86%
Basic Materials
1.48% 0.00% 12.25% 60.18%
Communication Services
0.97% 0.00% 15.66% 60.00%
Utilities
0.48% -0.01% 14.39% 28.86%
Real Estate
0.41% 0.00% 10.55% 60.70%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CAFEX % Rank
US
84.74% 6.81% 117.83% 84.91%
Non US
6.12% 0.00% 91.64% 39.82%

CAFEX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CAFEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.97% 0.00% 15.15% 58.16%
Management Fee 0.30% 0.00% 1.44% 7.63%
12b-1 Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.00% 68.43%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 1.02% 21.22%

Sales Fees

CAFEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

CAFEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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.

CAFEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 32.00% 0.00% 650.00% 34.56%

CAFEX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.12% 77.37%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.35% -14.30% 2.62% 29.82%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

CAFEX - Managers

Claudia P. Huntington

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 1996

23.18

23.2%

Claudia P. Huntington is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 46 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital she covered technology companies and was a regional generalist covering companies in the southwest; she was also an economist. Prior to joining Capital, Claudia worked as an assistant economist for American Express Investment Management Company in San Francisco. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University. She is based in L.A.


Barry S. Crosthwaite

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2006

13.17

13.2%

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.


Eric S. Richter

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2008

11.17

11.2%

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.


James Terrile

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2011

8.17

8.2%

James Terrile is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 22 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. health care supplies & equipment, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Prior to joining Capital, James was an equity research analyst for Gabelli Asset Management Company in New York. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction and a bachelor’s degree in music from William Paterson University graduating magna cum laude. James is based in Los Angeles.


Lawrence R. Solomon

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2011

8.17

8.2%

Lawrence R. Solomon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 34 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, Larry was an equity investment analyst covering computer hardware, software, communications equipment, computer services and imaging. Prior to joining Capital, he was an economic consultant and research analyst for Data Resources, Inc. in Los Angeles. Larry holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College, graduating cum laude, and the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Larry is based in San Francisco.


Aidan O'Connell

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 02, 2015

4.0

4.0%

Aidan O’Connell is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is also a research director and an equity investment analyst and has research responsibility as a U.S. small- and mid-cap generalist. He has 21 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 15 years. Prior to joining Capital, he was an investment analyst and portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Investments. Before that, Aidan was a research associate and corporate finance associate at Hambrecht & Quist. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in French and English from Dartmouth College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Aidan is based in San Francisco.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.75

Category High

25.68

Category Average

6.9

Category Mode

1.22