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Name

As of 04/19/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$35.43

$7.01 B

8.65%

$3.06

0.20%

Vitals

YTD Return

-9.4%

1 yr return

-0.2%

3 Yr Avg Return

-2.3%

5 Yr Avg Return

2.8%

Net Assets

$7.01 B

Holdings in Top 10

49.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$35.3
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.20%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 5.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 04/19/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$35.43

$7.01 B

8.65%

$3.06

0.20%

DFREX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -9.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.12%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 8.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DFA REAL ESTATE SECURITIES PORTFOLIO
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date
    Jun 17, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Instl
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Jed Fogdall

Fund Description

To achieve the DFA Real Estate Securities Portfolio’s investment objective, the Advisor implements an integrated investment approach that combines research, portfolio design, portfolio management, and trading functions.

The DFA Real Estate Securities Portfolio, using a market capitalization weighted approach, purchases readily marketable equity securities of companies whose principal activities include ownership, management, development, construction, or sale of residential, commercial or industrial real estate. The Portfolio will principally invest in equity securities of companies in certain real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and companies engaged in residential construction and firms, except partnerships, whose principal business is to develop commercial property. The Portfolio invests in companies of all sizes. A company’s market capitalization is the number of its shares outstanding times its price per share. Under a market capitalization weighted approach, companies with higher market capitalizations generally represent a larger proportion of the Portfolio than companies with relatively lower market capitalizations. The Advisor may adjust the representation in the Portfolio of an eligible company, or exclude a company, after considering such factors as free float, price momentum, short-run reversals, trading strategies, liquidity, size, relative price, profitability, and other factors that the Advisor determines to be appropriate. An equity issuer is considered to have a low relative price (i.e., a value stock) primarily because it has a low price in relation to its book value. In assessing relative price, the Advisor may consider additional factors such as price to cash flow or price to earnings ratios. An equity issuer is considered to have high profitability because it has high earnings or profits from operations in relation to its book value or assets. The criteria the Advisor uses for assessing relative price and profitability are subject to change from time to time.

As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the DFA Real Estate Securities Portfolio’s net assets will be invested in securities of companies in the real estate industry. The Portfolio concentrates (i.e., invests more than 25% of its net assets) its investments in securities of companies in the real estate industry. The Portfolio generally considers a company to be principally engaged in the real estate industry if the company (i) derives at least 50% of its revenue or profits from the ownership, management, development, construction, or sale of residential, commercial, industrial, or other real estate; (ii) has at least 50% of the value of its assets invested in residential, commercial, industrial, or other real estate; or (iii) is organized as a REIT or REIT-like entity. REITs and REIT-like entities are types of real estate companies that pool investors’ funds for investment primarily in income producing real estate or real estate related loans or interests. The Portfolio will make equity investments in securities listed on a securities exchange in the United States that is deemed appropriate by the Advisor.

The DFA Real Estate Securities Portfolio may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices to increase or decrease equity market exposure based on actual or expected cash inflows to or outflows from the Portfolio.

The DFA Real Estate Securities Portfolio may lend its portfolio securities to generate additional income.

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DFREX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFREX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -9.4% -14.4% 2.1% 51.18%
1 Yr -0.2% -14.0% 12.0% 47.64%
3 Yr -2.3%* -13.3% 10.4% 49.19%
5 Yr 2.8%* -11.8% 12.6% 40.79%
10 Yr 5.7%* -1.9% 13.7% 22.37%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFREX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 7.0% -17.6% 24.6% 66.93%
2022 -29.2% -51.3% 2.7% 32.41%
2021 38.0% -7.7% 52.3% 16.53%
2020 -8.3% -42.2% 35.0% 45.30%
2019 25.2% -0.6% 43.1% 15.11%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFREX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -9.4% -14.4% 2.1% 51.18%
1 Yr -0.2% -14.0% 12.0% 47.64%
3 Yr -2.3%* -13.3% 10.4% 49.19%
5 Yr 2.8%* -11.8% 12.6% 40.79%
10 Yr 5.7%* -1.9% 13.7% 22.37%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFREX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 11.2% -14.0% 25.0% 62.99%
2022 -25.0% -40.7% 7.8% 25.30%
2021 41.9% 7.8% 54.6% 38.71%
2020 -5.0% -36.6% 44.3% 52.99%
2019 28.1% 3.4% 46.4% 43.11%

NAV & Total Return History


DFREX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DFREX Category Low Category High DFREX % Rank
Net Assets 7.01 B 2.26 M 63.6 B 4.65%
Number of Holdings 142 18 513 9.23%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.4 B 711 K 30.4 B 5.17%
Weighting of Top 10 48.98% 16.9% 82.2% 80.44%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Prologis, Inc. 9.71%
  2. American Tower Corp. 7.57%
  3. Equinix, Inc. 6.47%
  4. Welltower, Inc. 3.99%
  5. Crown Castle, Inc. 3.90%
  6. Realty Income Corp. 3.76%
  7. Simon Property Group, Inc. 3.75%
  8. Public Storage 3.72%
  9. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 3.53%
  10. VICI Properties, Inc. 2.58%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DFREX % Rank
Stocks
100.62% 0.00% 106.01% 1.48%
Cash
2.72% -42.50% 20.74% 26.94%
Other
0.03% -89.96% 112.19% 23.25%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 31.13% 45.76%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 10.95% 39.26%
Bonds
0.00% -3.17% 148.00% 43.54%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFREX % Rank
Real Estate
100.00% 34.46% 100.00% 14.40%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 3.55% 36.58%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 12.02% 53.31%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 7.39% 42.02%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.53% 36.58%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 37.05% 45.53%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 33.11% 37.35%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 11.61% 42.80%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.93% 35.41%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 45.29% 64.59%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 13.69% 40.08%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFREX % Rank
US
100.62% 0.00% 106.01% 1.48%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 41.39% 42.80%

DFREX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFREX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.20% 0.07% 24.62% 95.52%
Management Fee 0.17% 0.00% 1.50% 5.17%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.45% 100.00%

Sales Fees

DFREX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

DFREX 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.

DFREX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 5.00% 0.11% 380.00% 3.57%

DFREX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFREX Category Low Category High DFREX % Rank
Dividend Yield 8.65% 0.00% 13.37% 15.50%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DFREX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annual Monthly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFREX Category Low Category High DFREX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.12% -1.14% 6.05% 14.18%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Distributions History

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DFREX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jed Fogdall


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2012

10.26

10.3%

Jed S. Fogdall is a Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Vice President of Dimensional and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fogdall has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS from Purdue University. Mr. Fogdall joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2004 and has been responsible for international portfolios since 2010 and domestic portfolios since 2012.

John Hertzer


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2022

0.25

0.3%

Mr. Hertzer joined DFA in 2013. Mr. Hertzer began his investment career in 2004 and earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.

Mary Phillips


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2022

0.25

0.3%

Mary T. Phillips, CFA, Deputy Head of Portfolio Management, North America, Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional, joined Dimensional in 2012 and has been a portfolio manager since 2014. Ms. Phillips began managing Dimensional’s allocated portion of the Fund’s portfolio in March 2018. Ms. Phillips earned an MBA with concentration in analytic finance, statistics and econometrics, and managerial and organizational behavior from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Puget Sound.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 28.42 7.89 2.23