GWPAX: American Funds Growth Portfolio A

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Profile

GWPAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 24.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.4%
  • Net Assets $8.94 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$19.73
$15.53
$19.73

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.36%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 33.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 24.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.65%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.8%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds Growth Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    May 18, 2012
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    James B. Lovelace

Fund Description

The American Funds Growth Portfolio Class A (GWPAX) is an actively managed allocation fund designed to help grow capital. The fund invests in other American Funds mutual funds, such as the AMCAP Fund, the EuroPacific Growth Fund, the SMALLCAP World Fund and Fundamental Investors. The mix is designed to provide exposure to a wide range of stock sizes and world regions all under the banner of finding growth.

Given the broad mix of stocks held within the fund, GWPAX makes an ideal choice for investors. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.


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Performance

GWPAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 24.2% 0.3% 29.2% 48.15%
1 Yr 11.8% -14.8% 24.0% 70.37%
3 Yr 7.6%* -12.4% 9.0% 41.67%
5 Yr 5.4%* -4.6% 6.0% 36.84%
10 Yr N/A* -3.7% 11.0% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -12.1% -22.4% -2.0% 34.62%
2017 21.0% -16.6% 31.8% 37.50%
2016 3.0% 0.3% 8.7% 33.33%
2015 -3.1% -10.8% -0.2% 42.11%
2014 2.6% -18.0% 10.9% 35.29%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 24.2% 0.3% 29.2% 48.15%
1 Yr 18.8% -14.8% 24.0% 25.93%
3 Yr 12.6%* 0.9% 12.9% 20.83%
5 Yr 10.1%* 0.1% 10.3% 10.53%
10 Yr N/A* 5.0% 13.0% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.6% -17.9% -2.0% 23.08%
2017 25.1% 13.9% 35.1% 20.83%
2016 7.5% 0.3% 9.8% 23.81%
2015 1.5% -10.8% 6.3% 21.05%
2014 5.9% -2.3% 12.5% 23.53%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

GWPAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank
Net Assets 8.94 B 10.8 M 8.94 B 14.81%
Number of Holdings 7 7 37 48.15%
Net Assets in Top 10 8.32 B 4.24 M 8.32 B 14.81%
Weighting of Top 10 100.04% 35.1% 100.0% 14.81%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. American Funds Fundamental Invs R6 20.10%
  2. American Funds Growth Fund of Amer R6 19.90%
  3. American Funds AMCAP R6 19.89%
  4. American Funds Europacific Growth R6 15.13%
  5. American Funds Invmt Co of Amer R6 15.05%
  6. American Funds SMALLCAP World R6 9.96%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High GWPAX % Rank
Stocks
92.53% 45.48% 99.06% 40.74%
Cash
7.16% 0.93% 54.51% 22.22%
Preferred Stocks
0.18% 0.00% 0.30% 18.52%
Other
0.06% 0.00% 2.45% 18.52%
Bonds
0.06% 0.00% 0.10% 18.52%
Convertible Bonds
0.01% 0.00% 0.03% 18.52%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GWPAX % Rank
Technology
23.86% 13.01% 36.50% 25.93%
Healthcare
15.07% 0.00% 15.07% 14.81%
Consumer Cyclical
12.97% 1.88% 43.73% 37.04%
Financial Services
10.78% 2.89% 16.97% 22.22%
Industrials
9.88% 0.00% 23.84% 25.93%
Energy
5.88% 0.00% 5.88% 14.81%
Consumer Defense
5.64% 0.00% 6.90% 22.22%
Basic Materials
4.22% 0.00% 11.39% 25.93%
Communication Services
1.76% 1.75% 21.60% 44.44%
Real Estate
1.44% 0.00% 6.85% 29.63%
Utilities
0.99% 0.00% 5.31% 25.93%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GWPAX % Rank
US
65.40% 39.47% 75.34% 29.63%
Non US
27.13% 6.01% 40.42% 29.63%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GWPAX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
7.16% 0.93% 54.51% 22.22%
Corporate
0.20% 0.00% 0.43% 18.52%
Government
0.04% 0.00% 0.04% 14.81%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 25.93%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 22.22%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 22.22%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High GWPAX % Rank
Non US
0.04% 0.00% 0.04% 14.81%
US
0.02% 0.00% 0.10% 18.52%

Expenses

GWPAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.36% 0.00% 2.73% 66.67%
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.25% 14.81%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 38.89%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.05% 0.15% 20.00%

Sales Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 4.75% 5.75% 25.00%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 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.

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 33.00% 10.80% 650.00% 25.93%

Distributions

GWPAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.81% 0.00% 1.12% 33.33%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.65% -0.59% 1.05% 37.04%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

GWPAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

James B. Lovelace


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

7.54

7.5%

James B. Lovelace is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 37 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jim covered beverages & tobacco, restaurants & lodging, household products and personal care companies. Jim began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in philosophy from Swarthmore College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Jim is based in Los Angeles.

John H. Smet


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

7.54

7.5%

John H. Smet is a fixed income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 37 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 35 years. Earlier in his career, as a fixed income investment analyst at Capital, John covered mortgage-backed securities and railroads. He holds an MBA in finance and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. John is based in Los Angeles.

Alan N. Berro


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

7.54

7.5%

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.

Wesley K.-S. Phoa


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

7.54

7.5%

Wesley K. Phoa is a solutions portfolio manager at Capital Group. His focus is on fund-of-funds and multi-asset solutions. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, Wesley served as a fixed income portfolio manager with a focus on rates-driven and long duration strategies. His areas of research responsibility included interest rates, monetary policy and financial economics. He has also been involved in the development of several fund-of-funds strategies and custom solutions for institutional clients. Prior to joining Capital, he was director of research with Capital Management Sciences and a quantitative analyst with Deutsche Bank in Australia. He holds a PhD in pure mathematics from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Australian National University. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists and the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists. He sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management. Wesley is based in Los Angeles.

Bradley J. Vogt


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

7.54

7.5%

Bradley J. Vogt is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is chairman of Capital Research Company. and serves on the Capital Group Companies Management Committee. Brad began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics and economics from Wesleyan University. Brad is based in Washington, D.C.

Andrew B. Suzman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2012

7.54

7.5%

Andrew B. Suzman is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 25 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andrew covered global real-estate companies, U.S. merchandising, and Australian industrials and banks. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University. Andrew is based in New York.

Jody F. Jonsson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2015

4.92

4.9%

Joanna F. Jonsson is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 30 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 28 years. As an equity analyst at Capital, her coverage included insurance, U.S. household & personal care, restaurants & lodging and cruise lines companies. Jody holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University graduating cum laude. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Jody is based in Los Angeles.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
1.92 17.43 7.05 7.54