SMCWX: American Funds SMALLCAP World A

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Profile

SMCWX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 27.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 3.6%
  • Net Assets $47.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 9.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$59.56
$44.50
$59.85

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.06%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 39.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Small/Mid Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 27.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.09%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds SMALLCAP World Fund®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Apr 30, 1990
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Claudia P. Huntington

Fund Description

The American Funds SMALLCAP World Fund Class A (SMCWX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that focuses exclusively on small-caps. SMCWX uses bottom-up analysis to comb both domestic and foreign markets to find opportunities in stocks with market capitalizations below $4 billion. The fund primarily invests in growth stocks. There is no limit on the domestic versus foreign holdings that SMCWX can own.

As one of a few global small-cap funds available, SMCWX makes an ideal core position for investor portfolios. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.


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Performance

SMCWX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 27.0% 2.2% 34.5% 32.62%
1 Yr 11.7% -15.7% 26.4% 32.62%
3 Yr 8.8%* -12.1% 13.9% 36.28%
5 Yr 3.6%* -10.4% 11.0% 41.38%
10 Yr 6.7%* -3.2% 18.0% 34.62%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -15.9% -38.9% -11.1% 13.74%
2017 21.4% 3.4% 49.7% 44.14%
2016 5.4% -12.4% 21.1% 54.35%
2015 -3.7% -42.3% 13.2% 39.53%
2014 -7.8% -20.0% 304.1% 47.50%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 27.1% 2.6% 34.2% 31.21%
1 Yr 11.8% -15.3% 26.1% 48.94%
3 Yr 8.8%* -7.9% 16.3% 53.10%
5 Yr 3.6%* -7.1% 11.5% 60.92%
10 Yr 6.7%* -3.0% 18.0% 55.77%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SMCWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -15.9% -38.9% -6.9% 32.82%
2017 21.4% 7.6% 53.2% 71.17%
2016 5.4% -12.4% 21.1% 67.39%
2015 -3.7% -18.0% 13.2% 61.63%
2014 -7.8% -15.1% 304.1% 78.75%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

SMCWX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

SMCWX Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank
Net Assets 47.6 B 1.69 M 47.6 B 6.25%
Number of Holdings 780 2 8586 6.94%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.99 B 415 K 3.99 B 6.25%
Weighting of Top 10 9.07% 8.9% 99.5% 92.36%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Insulet Corp 1.67%
  2. RingCentral Inc Class A 1.36%
  3. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd 0.97%
  4. MongoDB Inc Class A 0.85%
  5. WiseTech Global Ltd 0.74%
  6. Notre Dame Intermedica Participacoes SA Ordinary Shares 0.73%
  7. Molina Healthcare Inc 0.71%
  8. Allakos Inc 0.69%
  9. Paycom Software Inc 0.68%
  10. Alteryx Inc Class A 0.67%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High SMCWX % Rank
Stocks
91.25% 43.12% 105.59% 81.94%
Cash
8.09% -5.59% 40.39% 15.28%
Preferred Stocks
0.31% 0.00% 0.56% 15.28%
Other
0.29% -2.55% 19.51% 30.56%
Bonds
0.03% 0.00% 5.77% 15.97%
Convertible Bonds
0.02% 0.00% 6.93% 9.03%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SMCWX % Rank
Technology
22.76% 0.00% 41.44% 33.33%
Healthcare
16.92% 0.00% 26.73% 14.58%
Consumer Cyclical
13.63% 0.00% 32.50% 34.72%
Industrials
12.15% 4.49% 44.15% 76.39%
Financial Services
9.42% 0.00% 40.12% 41.67%
Consumer Defense
6.05% 0.00% 16.83% 27.08%
Basic Materials
5.00% 0.00% 27.20% 36.81%
Energy
1.92% 0.00% 10.99% 34.72%
Real Estate
1.91% 0.00% 16.85% 70.83%
Communication Services
1.04% 0.00% 8.76% 46.53%
Utilities
0.40% 0.00% 63.21% 44.44%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SMCWX % Rank
Non US
45.89% 16.29% 75.48% 62.50%
US
45.36% 4.28% 63.72% 50.69%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SMCWX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
8.09% -5.59% 40.39% 15.60%
Corporate
0.36% 0.00% 6.93% 24.11%
Derivative
0.00% -0.07% 0.00% 37.59%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 39.01%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 39.01%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 5.77% 39.01%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SMCWX % Rank
US
0.03% 0.00% 5.77% 15.97%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 38.19%

Expenses

SMCWX - Expenses

Operational Fees

SMCWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.06% 0.69% 44.14% 88.57%
Management Fee 0.62% 0.45% 1.50% 14.58%
12b-1 Fee 0.26% 0.00% 1.00% 57.83%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.45% 1.69%

Sales Fees

SMCWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 2.50% 5.75% 11.54%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

SMCWX 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.

SMCWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 39.00% 1.00% 297.00% 47.14%

Distributions

SMCWX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

SMCWX Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 4.81% 68.06%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

SMCWX Category Low Category High SMCWX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.09% -1.86% 3.52% 56.43%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

SMCWX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Claudia P. Huntington


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 1995

24.01

24.0%

Claudia P. Huntington is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 46 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital she covered technology companies and was a regional generalist covering companies in the southwest; she was also an economist. Prior to joining Capital, Claudia worked as an assistant economist for American Express Investment Management Company in San Francisco. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University. She is based in L.A.

Jonathan Knowles


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 1999

20.01

20.0%

Jonathan Knowles is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jonathan covered pharmaceuticals, chemicals, support services and small-cap companies. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, and a PhD in immunovirology and bachelor’s degree in veterinary science from the University of Liverpool, U.K., where he was a Wellcome Foundation Research Scholar. Jonathan is based in Singapore.

Brady L. Enright


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2004

15.01

15.0%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. small-cap companies, as well as commercial services and supplies companies. Prior to joining Capital, Brady was an equity research analyst and portfolio manager for Provident Investment Counsel. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Brady is based in San Francisco.

Bradford F. Freer


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2007

12.01

12.0%

Bradford F. Freer is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, he was an equity investment analyst covering multiple sectors as a generalist in both Australia and India. Before that he was an equities trader in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Brad was also a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the Capital organization. Prior to joining Capital, he was an associate at Gamble, Jones, Holbrook & Bent in Pasadena, California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Connecticut College, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Brad is based in Los Angeles.

Gregory W. Wendt


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2007

12.01

12.0%

Investment professional since 1987, all with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate.

Andraz Razen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2009

9.92

9.9%

Andraz Razen is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andraz is a generalist covering small-cap companies. He has 20 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 13 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he also covered U.S. health care and supplies companies. Prior to joining Capital, he was an analyst and portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston. He holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from Tufts University graduating summa cum laude. Andraz is based in London.

Noriko H. Chen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2011

8.0

8.0%

Noriko Honda Chen is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She also serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. She has 26 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 18 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Noriko covered Asian infrastructure, building materials and construction companies, as well as oil, gas & refining companies. She was also a research director for one of the global groups. Before joining Capital, she worked in the research department of Worldsec International Limited in Hong Kong (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Bank) and was a manager in corporate finance. Noriko holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a degree in the Japanese Language Bekka Program at Keio University, Tokyo. Noriko is based in San Francisco.

Julian N. Abdey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2011

8.0

8.0%

Julian N. Abdey is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Julian has 23 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 16 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, he was an equity investment analyst and covered U.S. and European small-cap financial companies such as banks and savings & loans. Before joining Capital, he was a portfolio manager and equity research analyst with HSBC Asset Management, where he covered U.S. financial companies and managed various growth-oriented funds. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in economics from Cambridge University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Julian is based in San Francisco.

Harold H. La


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2012

7.0

7.0%

Harold H. La is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 21 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Harold covered Indian IT services, Asian semiconductors, Korean small-cap companies, Asian banks and diversified financials. Prior to joining Capital, Harold was an auditor at KPMG. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Harold is based in Hong Kong.

Peter Eliot


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2012

7.0

7.0%

Peter Eliot is a Partner of Capital International Investors. Mr. Eliot has been with Capital Research and Management Company or its affiliate since 2004.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.06 37.27 7.84 7.0