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FTICX DWS Communications C

  • Fund
  • FTICX
  • Price as of: May 21, 2019
  • $21.57 + $0.17 + 0.79%
  • Category
  • Communications Equities
  • Fund Company
  • DWS

FTICX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -1.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.7%
  • Net Assets $92.6 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 60.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.57
$17.65
$24.60

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 2.48%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 70.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Communications Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Communications

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.41%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name DWS Communications Fund
  • Fund Family Name DWS
  • Inception Date Oct 28, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Sebastian P. Werner

Fund Description

The fund invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes (measured at the time of investment), in securities of companies in the communications field. It normally focuses on the securities of U.S. and foreign companies that are engaged in the research, development, manufacture or sale of communications services, technology, equipment or products. The fund may invest in common stocks and other dividend or interest paying securities, such as convertible securities (both preferred stocks and bonds), bonds and short-term cash equivalents. It is non-diversified.

FTICX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FTICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.3% 7.8% 22.9% 33.33%
1 Yr -7.7% -9.4% 12.8% 100.00%
3 Yr -1.7%* -5.3% 17.4% 61.90%
5 Yr -0.7%* -4.7% 11.7% 61.90%
10 Yr 6.8%* -7.8% 14.8% 30.00%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FTICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -25.2% -25.2% -3.0% 100.00%
2017 6.7% -15.7% 29.9% 23.81%
2016 5.4% -4.2% 19.1% 66.67%
2015 0.4% -13.0% 8.5% 19.05%
2014 -2.5% -67.0% 9.6% 66.67%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FTICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.3% 7.8% 22.9% 33.33%
1 Yr 8.7% -8.0% 12.8% 23.81%
3 Yr 5.4%* -2.6% 17.4% 47.62%
5 Yr 4.0%* -0.7% 11.7% 52.38%
10 Yr 10.0%* -7.8% 14.8% 30.00%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FTICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -11.5% -24.1% 2.8% 71.43%
2017 7.5% -9.0% 29.9% 52.38%
2016 9.5% 1.8% 22.8% 66.67%
2015 1.2% -11.6% 8.5% 33.33%
2014 -1.4% -67.0% 15.4% 66.67%

NAV & Total Return History

FTICX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank
Net Assets 92.6 M 5.61 M 6.14 B 57.14%
Number of Holdings 60 22 154 38.10%
Net Assets in Top 10 52.8 M 2.25 M 3.33 B 57.14%
Weighting of Top 10 60.94% 33.3% 73.4% 71.43%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Alphabet Inc Class C 11.02%

  2. Facebook Inc A 10.33%

  3. Alphabet Inc A 9.56%

  4. The Walt Disney Co 5.84%

  5. Verizon Communications Inc 5.23%

  6. Netflix Inc 5.18%

  7. AT&T Inc 4.91%

  8. Comcast Corp Class A 3.33%

  9. T-Mobile US Inc 2.80%

  10. SoftBank Group Corp 2.75%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FTICX % Rank
Stocks
89.31% 89.31% 104.15% 100.00%
Bonds
7.63% 0.00% 7.63% 14.29%
Cash
2.09% -0.06% 4.60% 19.05%
Convertible Bonds
0.97% 0.00% 0.97% 14.29%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.14% 66.67%
Other
0.00% -5.62% 0.41% 52.38%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FTICX % Rank
Technology
38.30% 1.61% 97.67% 52.38%
Communication Services
31.06% 2.19% 93.37% 80.95%
Consumer Cyclical
17.87% 0.00% 30.63% 23.81%
Industrials
1.07% 0.00% 4.80% 19.05%
Real Estate
1.01% 0.00% 7.05% 42.86%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 47.24% 66.67%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.69% 66.67%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 5.81% 76.19%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 3.05% 52.38%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.19% 66.67%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 52.38%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FTICX % Rank
US
75.16% 59.78% 98.67% 76.19%
Non US
14.15% 0.00% 40.08% 47.62%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FTICX % Rank
Corporate
8.60% 0.00% 8.60% 14.29%
Cash & Equivalents
2.09% 0.00% 4.60% 19.05%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.06% 52.38%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 52.38%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 52.38%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 52.38%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FTICX % Rank
US
7.63% 0.00% 7.63% 14.29%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 52.38%

FTICX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FTICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 2.48% 0.10% 2.48% 4.76%
Management Fee 1.00% 0.08% 1.95% 80.95%
12b-1 Fee 0.99% 0.00% 1.00% 76.92%
Administrative Fee 0.10% 0.10% 0.25% 37.50%

Sales Fees

FTICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 1.00% 75.00%

Trading Fees

FTICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 0.75% 2.00% 28.57%

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.

FTICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 70.00% 0.13% 605.00% 66.67%

FTICX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.02% 42.86%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Annually Quarterly Semi-Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FTICX Category Low Category High FTICX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.41% -0.27% 3.48% 52.38%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FTICX - Managers

Sebastian P. Werner

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2017

1.41

1.4%

Sebastian P. Werner, PhD, Director and Portfolio Manager, has joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in 2008. Previously, he served as a Research Assistant for the Endowed Chair of Asset Management at the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel while earning his PhD. He holds a MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. And he also holds a Masters Degree (”Diplom-Kaufmann”) and PhD in Finance (”Dr. rer. pol.”) from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel.


Daniel J. Fletcher

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2017

1.41

1.4%

Joined Deutsche Asset Management in 2017. Prior to joining, he worked in portfolio management and equity research at Neuberger Berman, with a focus on technology, media and telecommunications companies. Before that, he worked as a telecommunications services analyst and in equity research management at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he served in investment research and execution functions at The Batavia Group and as a structured finance analyst at Deloitte & Touche.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.52

Category High

25.51

Category Average

10.43

Category Mode

1.41