MVGAX: MFS Low Volatility Global Equity A

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MVGAX MFS Low Volatility Global Equity A


Profile

MVGAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -17.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.0%
  • Net Assets $240 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 24.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.99
$10.43
$14.94

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.05%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 65.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -17.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.86%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Low Volatility Global Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Dec 05, 2013
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jonathan Sage

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities. Equity securities include common stocks, equity interests in real estate investment trusts (REITs), and other securities that represent an ownership interest (or right to acquire an ownership interest) in a company or other issuer. It may invest the fund's assets in securities of companies of any size. The fund invests its assets in U.S. and foreign securities, including emerging market securities.


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Performance

MVGAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MVGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -17.5% -42.5% 671.8% 32.33%
1 Yr -11.1% -45.7% 394.6% 26.25%
3 Yr -0.2%* -24.1% 12.0% 19.32%
5 Yr 1.0%* -16.5% 7.1% 13.77%
10 Yr N/A* -11.5% 8.9% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MVGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 17.2% -33.1% 42.6% 63.89%
2018 -7.0% -44.4% 0.0% 7.60%
2017 16.0% -6.5% 38.1% 57.91%
2016 4.3% -14.4% 47.8% 37.18%
2015 -0.5% -30.6% 10.8% 18.79%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MVGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -17.5% -42.5% 671.8% 32.33%
1 Yr -11.1% -45.7% 394.6% 26.03%
3 Yr 1.8%* -24.1% 12.5% 17.23%
5 Yr 2.9%* -16.5% 9.5% 15.57%
10 Yr N/A* -11.5% 10.1% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MVGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 17.2% -33.1% 42.6% 63.89%
2018 -2.6% -44.4% 1.8% 3.92%
2017 18.1% -6.5% 41.7% 63.54%
2016 5.7% -14.4% 47.8% 45.24%
2015 1.1% -30.6% 14.3% 20.91%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MVGAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MVGAX Category Low Category High MVGAX % Rank
Net Assets 240 M 25.5 K 13 B 49.60%
Number of Holdings 103 1 1175 27.22%
Net Assets in Top 10 74.3 M -10 M 7.75 B 52.42%
Weighting of Top 10 24.07% 6.3% 100.0% 73.94%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 3.71%
  2. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR 2.84%
  3. Johnson & Johnson 2.67%
  4. Adobe Inc 2.58%
  5. STORE Capital Corp 2.19%
  6. Lockheed Martin Corp 2.10%
  7. PepsiCo Inc 2.09%
  8. Starbucks Corp 2.00%
  9. Terumo Corp 1.97%
  10. Waste Connections Inc 1.93%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MVGAX % Rank
Stocks
100.19% 61.04% 100.41% 2.82%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 7.54% 97.38%
Other
0.00% -10.40% 12.97% 94.76%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.62% 97.18%
Bonds
0.00% -0.26% 16.22% 97.58%
Cash
-0.19% -8.80% 38.95% 97.78%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MVGAX % Rank
Healthcare
16.31% 0.00% 26.60% 30.65%
Consumer Defense
14.41% 0.00% 73.78% 17.94%
Technology
13.07% 0.00% 39.27% 59.88%
Financial Services
10.84% 0.00% 31.91% 79.03%
Communication Services
9.82% 0.00% 27.13% 24.40%
Consumer Cyclical
9.16% 0.00% 30.72% 49.40%
Real Estate
8.09% 0.00% 17.05% 6.65%
Utilities
7.54% 0.00% 34.00% 14.11%
Industrials
6.46% 0.00% 46.21% 86.29%
Basic Materials
2.26% 0.00% 37.25% 72.18%
Energy
2.06% 0.00% 15.04% 66.53%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MVGAX % Rank
Non US
55.45% 8.00% 74.97% 15.52%
US
44.74% 16.02% 71.48% 76.61%

Expenses

MVGAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MVGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.05% 0.01% 53.31% 67.88%
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 1.82% 23.90%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 58.30%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

MVGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 2.50% 5.75% 49.37%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

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

MVGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 65.00% 3.00% 297.00% 80.71%

Distributions

MVGAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MVGAX Category Low Category High MVGAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 5.03% 97.22%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MVGAX Category Low Category High MVGAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.86% -1.52% 6.05% 35.41%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

MVGAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jonathan Sage


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 05, 2013

6.24

6.2%

Jonathan W. Sage, CFA, is an investment officer and a portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management. He manages blended research equity strategies utilized by the firm's mutual funds and institutional accounts. He joined MFS in 2000 as a quantitative equity research analyst and was named a portfolio manager in 2005. Prior to joining MFS, Jonathan spent two years as a supervisor of portfolio administration for Santander Global Advisors, Inc. and three years as a senior mutual fund accountant for First Data Investor Services Group.

James Fallon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 05, 2013

6.24

6.2%

James C. Fallon is an investment officer and portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management®(MFS®). He manages domestic and international quantitative portfolios as a member of the MFS Quantitative Solutions team. James earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.

John (Jed) Stocks


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

4.46

4.5%

As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 2001; previous positions include Quantitative Research Analyst; Quantitative Research Associate; Teleservices Representative. - Previous experience includes 1 year as Client Service Specialist and Order Desk Specialist at Patagon.com Securities.- John re-joined the firm in 2001. His original start date was February 1999.

Matthew Krummell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

4.46

4.5%

Investment Officer As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. Joined MFS in 2001 Previous experience includes 3 years as Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments; 2 years as Assistant Vice President at Putnam Investments; 3 years as Associate at Mellon Capital Management. Affiliations include Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc., CFA Institute. University of Chicago, MBA University of California, Berkeley, BA, Phi Beta Kappa

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 34.73 4.92 0.16