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Trending ETFs

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$29.24

$800 M

2.13%

$0.62

0.40%

Vitals

YTD Return

9.0%

1 yr return

-7.9%

3 Yr Avg Return

3.8%

5 Yr Avg Return

-1.0%

Net Assets

$800 M

Holdings in Top 10

7.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$29.2
$21.62
$33.20

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.40%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 1.68%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$29.24

$800 M

2.13%

$0.62

0.40%

DFCSX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.76%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DFA Continental Small Company Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date
    Apr 15, 1988
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jed Fogdall

Fund Description

The Continental Small Company Portfolio is a feeder portfolio that invests substantially all of its assets in the Continental Small Company Series. To achieve the Portfolio’s and the Series’ investment objectives, the Advisor implements an integrated investment approach that combines research, portfolio design, portfolio management, and trading functions. As further described below, the Series’ design emphasizes long-term drivers of expected returns identified by the Advisor’s research, while balancing risk through broad diversification across companies and sectors. The Advisor’s portfolio management and trading processes further balance those long-term drivers of expected returns with shorter-term drivers of expected returns and trading costs.
The Continental Small Company Series, using a market capitalization weighted approach, is designed to purchase a broad and diverse group of readily marketable securities of small companies associated with European countries designated by the Advisor as approved markets for investment. A company’s market capitalization is the number of its shares outstanding times its price per share. Under a market capitalization weighted approach, companies with higher market capitalizations generally represent a larger proportion of the Series than companies with relatively lower market capitalizations. The Series may emphasize certain stocks, including smaller capitalization companies, lower relative price stocks, and/or higher profitability stocks as compared to their representation in the small company segment of the region in which the Series is authorized to invest. An equity issuer is considered to have a low relative price (i.e., a value stock) primarily because it has a low price in relation to its book value. In assessing relative price, the Advisor may consider additional factors such as price to cash flow or price to earnings ratios. An equity issuer is considered to have high profitability because it has high earnings or profits from operations in relation to its book value or assets. The criteria the Advisor uses for assessing relative price and profitability are subject to change from time to time.
As a non‑fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the Continental Small Company Series will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small companies located in continental Europe. The Advisor determines the maximum market capitalization of a small company with respect to each country or region in which the Series invests. Based on market capitalization data as of December 31, 2021, for the Series, the market capitalization of a small company in any country or region in which the Series invests would be below $8,603 million. This threshold will change due to market conditions. The Series also may invest up to 20% of its net assets in small companies associated with non‑European countries that the Advisor has identified as approved markets for investment.
The Advisor may also increase or reduce the Continental Small Company Series’ exposure to an eligible company, or exclude a company, based on shorter-term considerations, such as a company’s price momentum and investment characteristics. In assessing a company’s investment characteristics, the Advisor considers ratios such as recent changes in assets divided by total assets. The criteria the Advisor uses for assessing a company’s investment characteristics are subject to change from time to time. In addition, the Advisor seeks to reduce trading costs using a flexible trading approach that looks for opportunities to participate in the available market liquidity, while managing turnover and explicit transaction costs. 
The Continental Small Company Series may gain exposure to companies associated with approved markets by purchasing equity securities in the form of depositary receipts, which may be listed or traded outside the issuer’s domicile country. The Series and the Continental Small Company Portfolio each may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for continental European equity securities and indices or other equity market securities and indices, including those of the United States, to increase or decrease equity market 
exposure based on actual or expected cash inflows to or outflows from the Series or Portfolio. Because many of the Series’ and the Portfolio’s investments may be denominated in foreign currencies, the Series and the Portfolio may enter into foreign currency exchange transactions, including foreign currency forward contracts, in connection with the settlement of foreign securities or to transfer cash balances from one currency to another currency. 
The Continental Small Company Series may lend its portfolio securities to generate additional income. 
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DFCSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFCSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.0% -36.2% 19.1% 39.80%
1 Yr -7.9% -34.2% 9.5% 61.46%
3 Yr 3.8%* -6.7% 10.5% 37.23%
5 Yr -1.0%* -9.2% 7.0% 69.32%
10 Yr 5.7%* -3.9% 8.1% 20.00%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFCSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -21.4% -45.1% 21.2% 65.26%
2021 6.4% -4.5% 11.4% 60.00%
2020 4.2% -6.9% 21.9% 32.98%
2019 5.3% -16.8% 9.7% 43.01%
2018 -5.4% -9.6% 20.1% 79.07%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFCSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.0% -36.2% 19.1% 39.80%
1 Yr -7.9% -34.2% 62.0% 63.00%
3 Yr 3.8%* -6.7% 11.9% 38.54%
5 Yr -0.6%* -9.2% 13.3% 64.44%
10 Yr 7.0%* -3.9% 8.1% 10.00%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFCSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -21.4% -45.1% 21.2% 65.26%
2021 6.4% -4.5% 11.4% 60.00%
2020 4.2% -6.9% 21.9% 32.98%
2019 5.3% -16.8% 9.7% 43.01%
2018 -5.0% -9.6% 20.1% 77.91%

NAV & Total Return History


DFCSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DFCSX Category Low Category High DFCSX % Rank
Net Assets 800 M 2.45 M 23.5 B 15.84%
Number of Holdings 1162 7 1788 7.84%
Net Assets in Top 10 60 M 3.72 K 4.3 B 60.78%
Weighting of Top 10 7.68% 4.3% 87.9% 99.00%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. DFA Short Term Investment 6.49%
  2. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%
  3. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%
  4. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%
  5. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%
  6. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%
  7. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%
  8. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%
  9. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%
  10. Ingenico Group SA 1.38%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DFCSX % Rank
Stocks
99.48% 0.10% 108.46% 24.51%
Cash
0.44% -81.12% 99.90% 71.57%
Other
0.07% -12.19% 3.61% 39.22%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.12% 48.04%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.81% 44.12%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 84.91% 40.20%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFCSX % Rank
Industrials
27.19% 2.47% 34.57% 27.00%
Financial Services
15.59% 0.00% 36.14% 44.00%
Technology
12.11% 0.00% 27.53% 28.00%
Consumer Cyclical
9.77% 0.00% 37.84% 59.00%
Basic Materials
8.21% 0.00% 19.84% 36.00%
Real Estate
6.20% 0.00% 14.65% 5.00%
Healthcare
5.74% 0.00% 28.53% 89.00%
Utilities
4.81% 0.00% 15.55% 22.00%
Consumer Defense
4.03% 0.00% 23.04% 90.00%
Communication Services
3.49% 0.00% 11.10% 90.00%
Energy
2.87% 0.00% 73.53% 73.00%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFCSX % Rank
Non US
99.01% 0.00% 106.03% 7.84%
US
0.47% 0.00% 95.38% 84.31%

DFCSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFCSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.40% 0.07% 2.78% 84.31%
Management Fee 0.45% 0.06% 1.10% 18.81%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.25% 2.70%

Sales Fees

DFCSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 2.25% N/A

Trading Fees

DFCSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 1.00% 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.

DFCSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 1.68% 1.68% 184.00% 1.35%

DFCSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFCSX Category Low Category High DFCSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.13% 0.00% 5.55% 33.33%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFCSX Category Low Category High DFCSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.76% -1.72% 4.23% 41.84%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Distributions History

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DFCSX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jed Fogdall


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2010

12.26

12.3%

Jed S. Fogdall is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.

Bhanu Singh


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 21, 2015

6.87

6.9%

Bhanu P. Singh is Vice President and a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Sub-Adviser. Mr. Singh joined Dimensional originally in 2003 and has been a portfolio manager since 2012. Mr. Singh has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Arun Keswani


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 21, 2015

6.87

6.9%

Mr. Keswani is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Keswani joined Dimensional in 2011 and has been a portfolio manager since 2013. Mr. Keswani holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, an MS from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS from Purdue University.

Joel Schneider


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2020

2.25

2.3%

Mr. Schneider is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Schneider holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a BS from Iowa State University. Mr. Schneider joined Dimensional in 2011, has been a portfolio manager since 2013.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.09 24.59 6.98 0.64