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MRICX MFS Research International C

  • Fund
  • MRICX
  • Price as of: Aug 16, 2019
  • $16.63 + $0.17 + 1.03%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Company
  • MFS

MRICX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.4%
  • Net Assets $8.83 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$16.63
$14.41
$18.23

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.84%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 25.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 12.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.44%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 3.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS Research International Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Jan 02, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Victoria J. Higley

Fund Description

The fund normally invests its assets primarily in foreign equity securities, including emerging market equity securities. Equity securities include common stocks and other securities that represent an ownership interest (or right to acquire an ownership interest) in a company or other issuer. MFS normally invests the fund's assets across different industries, sectors, countries, and regions, but MFS may invest a significant percentage of the fund's assets in issuers in a single industry, sector, country, or region.

MRICX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.1% 2.3% 23.9% 17.15%
1 Yr -5.9% -43.4% 4.4% 36.26%
3 Yr 3.5%* -14.2% 34.4% 13.29%
5 Yr -0.4%* -12.3% 18.2% 25.00%
10 Yr 3.4%* -2.0% 11.6% 29.05%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -18.4% -50.1% 68.4% 44.34%
2017 26.7% -2.4% 37.4% 18.38%
2016 -2.8% -13.9% 18.8% 69.44%
2015 -3.6% -27.8% 7.2% 60.52%
2014 -9.0% -27.8% 75.2% 62.27%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.1% 2.3% 23.9% 17.15%
1 Yr -1.7% -43.4% 5.7% 14.81%
3 Yr 5.5%* -11.6% 34.4% 8.73%
5 Yr 1.2%* -11.0% 18.2% 27.38%
10 Yr 4.7%* -1.8% 11.6% 37.43%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -14.8% -50.0% 68.4% 17.19%
2017 27.1% 8.9% 37.4% 33.00%
2016 -1.9% -8.0% 18.8% 71.63%
2015 -2.7% -26.3% 8.4% 64.88%
2014 -7.6% -27.8% 96.0% 72.58%

NAV & Total Return History

MRICX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank
Net Assets 8.83 B 1.55 M 382 B 15.98%
Number of Holdings 116 5 9089 53.61%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.88 B -2.08 B 32.8 B 16.18%
Weighting of Top 10 21.28% 4.2% 391.9% 52.44%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Nestle SA 3.26%

  2. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 2.74%

  3. Linde PLC 2.43%

  4. Schneider Electric SE 2.17%

  5. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 2.10%

  6. AIA Group Ltd 2.07%

  7. Novo Nordisk A/S B 1.79%

  8. Aon PLC 1.59%

  9. BP PLC 1.58%

  10. Essilorluxottica 1.55%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MRICX % Rank
Stocks
98.80% 31.22% 121.87% 24.17%
Cash
1.20% -24.02% 33.18% 72.12%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.19% 46.98%
Other
0.00% -3.14% 16.29% 50.49%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.82% 37.62%
Bonds
0.00% -40.90% 66.62% 40.35%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MRICX % Rank
Financial Services
19.80% 0.00% 28.68% 34.70%
Industrials
12.10% 0.00% 23.25% 56.92%
Healthcare
11.17% 0.00% 26.68% 32.94%
Basic Materials
11.01% 0.00% 24.56% 9.94%
Consumer Defense
10.41% 0.02% 32.90% 47.17%
Technology
10.14% 0.01% 26.73% 63.74%
Consumer Cyclical
8.82% 0.02% 26.61% 79.53%
Energy
5.46% 0.00% 22.43% 59.65%
Communication Services
4.00% 0.00% 14.60% 31.19%
Utilities
3.56% 0.00% 15.14% 19.69%
Real Estate
2.33% 0.00% 12.35% 45.22%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MRICX % Rank
Non US
90.76% -1.23% 134.10% 69.01%
US
8.04% -12.23% 100.94% 14.81%

MRICX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.84% 0.00% 4.65% 15.79%
Management Fee 0.70% 0.00% 1.36% 50.49%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 87.79%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.50% N/A

Sales Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.50% 46.67%

Trading Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 2.00% 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.

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 25.00% 0.00% 366.00% 21.64%

MRICX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank
Dividend Yield 3.22% 0.00% 0.19% 7.41%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.44% -1.71% 3.47% 93.57%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MRICX - Managers

Victoria J. Higley

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 29, 2016

3.25

3.3%

*Investment Officer *Institutional Equity Portfolio Manager *As an Institutional Portfolio Manager, participates in the research process and strategy discussions. Assesses portfolio risk, customizes portfolios to client objectives and guidelines, and manages daily cash flows. Communicates investment policy, strategy, and positioning. *Joined MFS in 2011. *Previous experience includes 3 years as UK Institutional Client Director at Fidelity International; 14 years as a UK Institutional Client Director, Pan European Equity Analyst, and UK Portfolio Manager at UBS Asset Management (formerly Phillips & Drew). *Affiliations include CFA Institute, CFA Society of the U.K, regular member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of the UK. *Durham University, BA


Camille Humphries Lee

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 01, 2018

0.91

0.9%

Investment Officer *Institutional Equity Portfolio Manager *As an Institutional Portfolio Manager, participates in the research process and strategy discussions. Assesses portfolio risk, customizes portfolios to client objectives and guidelines, and manages daily cash flows. Communicates investment policy, strategy, and positioning. *Joined MFS in 2000. *Previous experience includes 3 years as Research Analyst at SG Cowen Securities Corporation; 8 years as Research Analyst and Associate Analyst at Alex Brown. *Affiliations include CFA Institute, CFA Society of Boston. *University of Virginia, MBA *University of Virginia, BA


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

27.52

Category Average

7.14

Category Mode

5.08