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RGAFX American Funds Growth Fund of Amer R5

  • Fund
  • RGAFX
  • Price as of: May 22, 2019
  • $48.96 - $0.14 - 0.29%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

RGAFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 14.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.2%
  • Net Assets $195 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 29.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$48.96
$39.99
$56.86

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.37%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 28.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 14.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.77%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds The Growth Fund of America®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date May 15, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Retirement
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Donald D. O'Neal

RGAFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RGAFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.7% -7.9% 26.7% 69.87%
1 Yr -8.5% -63.9% 13.6% 64.34%
3 Yr 6.4%* -38.0% 20.9% 47.97%
5 Yr 2.2%* -30.7% 21.4% 46.96%
10 Yr 8.3%* -12.3% 17.3% 56.01%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RGAFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -13.7% -65.5% 5.0% 52.58%
2017 17.8% -24.8% 41.0% 49.74%
2016 1.8% -56.6% 18.1% 34.84%
2015 -3.3% -38.0% 11.4% 47.04%
2014 -0.7% -52.4% 105.4% 62.01%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RGAFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.7% 0.0% 26.7% 69.52%
1 Yr -8.5% -63.9% 26.9% 76.92%
3 Yr 6.4%* -38.0% 27.3% 82.42%
5 Yr 2.2%* -30.7% 30.0% 84.62%
10 Yr 8.3%* -12.3% 19.0% 86.39%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RGAFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -13.7% -65.5% 16.5% 69.99%
2017 17.8% -24.8% 48.9% 82.22%
2016 1.8% -56.6% 26.8% 55.70%
2015 -3.3% -38.0% 17.3% 80.55%
2014 -0.7% -52.4% 120.7% 85.75%

NAV & Total Return History

RGAFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

RGAFX Category Low Category High RGAFX % Rank
Net Assets 195 B 898 K 195 B 1.05%
Number of Holdings 309 6 2046 8.30%
Net Assets in Top 10 54.6 B 519 K 54.6 B 1.05%
Weighting of Top 10 28.99% 12.8% 2580.2% 81.57%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Facebook Inc A 4.88%

  2. Microsoft Corp 4.32%

  3. Amazon.com Inc 4.06%

  4. Netflix Inc 3.84%

  5. Alphabet Inc Class C 2.59%

  6. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.45%

  7. Broadcom Inc 2.03%

  8. Alphabet Inc A 1.85%

  9. EOG Resources Inc 1.48%

  10. The Home Depot Inc 1.48%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High RGAFX % Rank
Stocks
93.36% 17.54% 113.56% 87.42%
Cash
5.92% -2546.61% 57.26% 10.92%
Preferred Stocks
0.65% 0.00% 14.01% 7.07%
Other
0.06% -13.96% 43.00% 21.14%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.57% 98.69%
Bonds
0.00% -0.01% 2544.23% 98.17%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RGAFX % Rank
Technology
27.45% 0.00% 62.60% 62.36%
Consumer Cyclical
17.43% 0.00% 35.86% 36.51%
Healthcare
15.05% 0.00% 96.81% 44.10%
Financial Services
9.82% 0.00% 39.70% 71.53%
Industrials
8.83% 0.00% 25.15% 60.79%
Energy
5.59% 0.00% 14.90% 10.13%
Consumer Defense
3.67% 0.00% 16.35% 66.03%
Basic Materials
2.58% 0.00% 12.25% 34.15%
Communication Services
2.29% 0.00% 14.60% 41.92%
Real Estate
0.65% 0.00% 9.48% 51.18%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 15.76% 99.21%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RGAFX % Rank
US
81.96% 6.81% 113.56% 90.39%
Non US
11.40% 0.00% 91.58% 14.59%

RGAFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

RGAFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.37% 0.00% 15.15% 96.33%
Management Fee 0.27% 0.00% 1.44% 6.55%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 1.02% 24.58%

Sales Fees

RGAFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

RGAFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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.

RGAFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 28.00% 0.00% 650.00% 29.78%

RGAFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

RGAFX Category Low Category High RGAFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.12% 9.00%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

RGAFX Category Low Category High RGAFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.77% -14.30% 2.62% 13.89%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

RGAFX - Managers

Donald D. O'Neal

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 1993

25.51

25.5%

Donald D. O’Neal is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 33 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered chemical, environmental service and aerospace & defense companies. Don holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from University of California, Los Angeles graduating summa cum laude. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Don is based in San Francisco.


Michael T. Kerr

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 1998

20.51

20.5%

Michael T. Kerr is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 33 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global oil & gas companies and U.S. multi-utilities. Prior to joining Capital, Mike was an exploration geophysicist with Cities Service Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded first-year honors, and a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from Harvard University graduating cum laude. Mike is based in Los Angeles.


J. Blair Frank

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2001

17.5

17.5%

J. Blair Frank is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 24 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, Blair covered U.S. small-cap companies. Before joining Capital, Blair worked as an equity manager at Institutional Capital Corp. in Chicago. He holds an MBA in finance from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Bates College. Blair is based in Los Angeles.


Barry S. Crosthwaite

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2007

11.5

11.5%

Barry S. Crosthwaite is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. electrical equipment/appliances, global energy equipment, and oil field services & drilling companies, as well as North American communications & networking equipment companies. Barry holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Occidental College graduating magna cum laude. Barry is based in San Francisco.


James Terrile

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2008

10.5

10.5%

James Terrile is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 22 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. health care supplies & equipment, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Prior to joining Capital, James was an equity research analyst for Gabelli Asset Management Company in New York. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction and a bachelor’s degree in music from William Paterson University graduating magna cum laude. James is based in Los Angeles.


Lawrence R. Solomon

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2010

9.0

9.0%

Lawrence R. Solomon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 34 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, Larry was an equity investment analyst covering computer hardware, software, communications equipment, computer services and imaging. Prior to joining Capital, he was an economic consultant and research analyst for Data Resources, Inc. in Los Angeles. Larry holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College, graduating cum laude, and the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Larry is based in San Francisco.


Carl M. Kawaja

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2010

8.5

8.5%

Carl M. Kawaja is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global household products and U.S. personal care companies, along with Canadian companies. Before joining Capital, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli & Company in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Lévesque Beaubien in Montreal. He holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University graduating magna cum laude.


Martin Romo

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2010

8.5

8.5%

Martin Romo is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is president of Capital Research Company, Inc. and serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. Martin has 27 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 26 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered the global chemicals industry, mortgage and consumer financials, and select conglomerate companies. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Martin is based in San Francisco.


Mark L. Casey

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2012

6.5

6.5%

Mark L. Casey is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 18 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, Mark was an equity investment analyst and covered U.S. media, entertainment, newspapers, infrastructure software, internet and document imaging. Prior to joining Capital, he was a director and product manager for Siebel Systems. He holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University graduating magna cum laude. Mark is based in San Francisco.


Alan J. Wilson

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 03, 2012

6.49

6.5%

Alan J. Wilson is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. construction & housing, machinery & engineering, environmental services, energy equipment, trucks, personal care, household products and energy companies. Before joining Capital, Alan was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and an engineer with Texas Eastern Corp. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alan is based in Los Angeles.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

51.36

Category Average

8.53

Category Mode

0.0