MMUFX: MFS Utilities A

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MMUFX MFS Utilities A


Profile

MMUFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 18.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.1%
  • Net Assets $3.51 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 39.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$23.10
$18.94
$23.70

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.00%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $250

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Utilities

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 18.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.70%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Utilities Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Feb 14, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Claud P. Davis

Fund Description

The MFS Utilities Fund Class A (MMUFX) is an actively managed, specialized fund that bets on the utilities sector of the U.S. stock market. This includes electricity providers, natural gas distribution firms as well as water and telecommunications firms. MMUFX’s managers seek those utilities that have strong growth prospects. The fund may also hold utility convertible bonds and preferred stocks.

Given its narrow focus on utility stocks, MMUFX should be used as a side bet within a broad equity portfolio. The fund is managed by MFS Investment Management


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Categories

MMUFX - Mutual Fund Categories


Performance

MMUFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 18.4% 0.2% 23.0% 40.74%
1 Yr 12.2% -1.7% 17.8% 29.63%
3 Yr 8.9%* -4.7% 16.5% 38.00%
5 Yr 0.1%* -8.1% 10.5% 70.00%
10 Yr 4.7%* -0.4% 13.5% 83.33%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -3.3% -18.9% 4.1% 47.06%
2017 11.6% -6.4% 13.4% 40.00%
2016 7.4% -0.4% 16.5% 60.00%
2015 -21.8% -27.8% -8.3% 71.43%
2014 3.2% -10.4% 22.8% 85.71%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 18.8% 2.6% 23.0% 35.19%
1 Yr 14.8% -1.7% 17.8% 24.07%
3 Yr 12.1%* -4.7% 16.5% 34.00%
5 Yr 5.5%* -8.1% 10.5% 56.00%
10 Yr 9.6%* -0.4% 13.5% 52.38%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 0.8% -18.9% 5.1% 45.10%
2017 14.7% -3.7% 17.9% 22.00%
2016 11.4% -0.4% 23.7% 68.00%
2015 -14.5% -27.8% -5.5% 71.43%
2014 13.2% -1.9% 23.5% 67.35%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MMUFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank
Net Assets 3.51 B 50.7 M 6.93 B 14.81%
Number of Holdings 84 30 255 18.52%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.44 B 24 M 3.33 B 25.93%
Weighting of Top 10 39.84% 14.3% 65.8% 62.96%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. NextEra Energy Inc 6.25%
  2. EDP Renovaveis SA 5.39%
  3. Exelon Corp 4.74%
  4. FirstEnergy Corp 4.48%
  5. Dominion Energy Inc 4.14%
  6. Entergy Corp 3.43%
  7. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 3.35%
  8. Vistra Energy Corp 2.73%
  9. American Electric Power Co Inc 2.71%
  10. Enel SpA 2.64%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MMUFX % Rank
Stocks
96.40% 80.29% 139.14% 70.37%
Preferred Stocks
1.81% 0.00% 3.41% 3.70%
Cash
1.09% -39.14% 19.12% 46.30%
Convertible Bonds
0.70% 0.00% 0.70% 1.85%
Other
0.00% -18.60% 0.94% 46.30%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 16.12% 62.96%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MMUFX % Rank
Utilities
67.23% 30.14% 98.68% 64.81%
Communication Services
16.03% 0.00% 30.03% 7.41%
Energy
12.11% 0.00% 50.52% 14.81%
Real Estate
1.04% 0.00% 5.84% 18.52%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 3.42% 61.11%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 21.45% 57.41%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 2.90% 53.70%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 8.18% 55.56%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 5.44% 53.70%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 5.62% 55.56%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 7.28% 66.67%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MMUFX % Rank
US
60.94% 41.21% 104.14% 81.48%
Non US
35.46% 0.00% 58.88% 7.41%

Expenses

MMUFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.00% 0.10% 4.18% 64.81%
Management Fee 0.59% 0.08% 1.00% 46.30%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 37.50%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.04% 0.26% N/A

Sales Fees

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 3.50% 5.75% 40.00%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 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.

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 1.00% 390.00% 38.89%

Distributions

MMUFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.71% 0.00% 4.46% 42.59%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.70% 0.74% 3.22% 24.07%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

MMUFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Claud P. Davis


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 30, 2014

5.59

5.6%

Mr. Davis is an executive vice president in the global quantitative portfolio group in the Newport Beach office. He is a senior member of PIMCO’s quantitative strategies portfolio management team and manages multi-strategy alternatives, managed futures, managed volatility and tail risk hedging portfolios. He has conducted research and published extensively on systematic strategies, innovative hedging solutions and alternative risk premia. He began his career at PIMCO in the portfolio analytics group in 2008, where he worked on developing the core infrastructure for analyzing multi asset portfolios and advised institutional clients globally.

J. Scott Walker


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2017

2.21

2.2%

Scott Walker was employed in the investment area of MFS since 2008.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.13 20.93 8.82 5.59