DFSCX: DFA US Micro Cap I

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DFSCX DFA US Micro Cap I


Profile

DFSCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -2.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.4%
  • Net Assets $6.76 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 4.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.20
$19.05
$21.98

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.53%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 15.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -2.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.98%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DFA U.S. Micro Cap Portfolio Institutional Class
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date
    Dec 23, 1981
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jed Fogdall

Fund Description

The fund, using a market capitalization weighted approach, purchases a broad and diverse group of the securities of U.S. micro cap companies. It may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices, to adjust market exposure based on actual or expected cash inflows to or outflows from the fund.


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Categories

Performance

DFSCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -2.3% -7.1% 5.2% 90.84%
1 Yr 5.7% -94.4% 40.9% 76.92%
3 Yr 0.7%* -64.7% 14.5% 41.57%
5 Yr 2.4%* -44.4% 41.6% 36.89%
10 Yr 7.5%* -15.9% 19.0% 39.41%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 17.3% -94.0% 48.3% 68.51%
2018 -16.1% -59.5% 0.1% 18.74%
2017 5.5% -36.3% 36.3% 42.97%
2016 19.3% -36.7% 34.1% 34.57%
2015 -9.6% -48.0% 336.8% 49.58%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -2.3% -7.1% 5.2% 90.84%
1 Yr 5.7% -94.4% 40.9% 76.92%
3 Yr 2.6%* -64.1% 14.8% 49.92%
5 Yr 5.2%* -42.7% 44.0% 44.27%
10 Yr 11.2%* -13.2% 20.3% 24.71%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 17.3% -94.0% 48.3% 68.51%
2018 -15.7% -44.3% 0.1% 35.68%
2017 11.3% -26.8% 52.6% 45.07%
2016 20.8% -24.6% 34.1% 39.96%
2015 -3.5% -48.0% 341.1% 28.03%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

DFSCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank
Net Assets 6.76 B 970 K 96.8 B 2.85%
Number of Holdings 1717 1 2492 5.71%
Net Assets in Top 10 268 M 65.9 K 3.17 B 9.70%
Weighting of Top 10 4.05% 2.7% 244.2% 94.72%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. E-mini S&P 500 Futures Dec19 0.86%
  2. Conmed Corp 0.40%
  3. NMI Holdings Inc A 0.39%
  4. Innospec Inc 0.37%
  5. Fabrinet 0.36%
  6. Callaway Golf Co 0.35%
  7. Walker & Dunlop Inc 0.34%
  8. Federal Signal Corp 0.33%
  9. Casella Waste Systems Inc Class A 0.33%
  10. OSI Systems Inc 0.33%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DFSCX % Rank
Stocks
99.06% 86.99% 103.54% 33.38%
Cash
0.93% -89.32% 14.31% 65.05%
Preferred Stocks
0.01% 0.00% 1.03% 4.14%
Other
0.00% -10.71% 23.33% 51.07%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.54% 48.36%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 63.84% 50.78%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFSCX % Rank
Financial Services
22.64% 0.00% 43.32% 19.57%
Industrials
19.69% 6.72% 49.72% 33.81%
Consumer Cyclical
13.79% 0.00% 37.33% 18.56%
Technology
13.23% 0.00% 45.53% 59.28%
Healthcare
10.63% 0.00% 32.19% 58.56%
Energy
5.24% -0.10% 22.94% 14.68%
Basic Materials
5.06% 0.00% 20.42% 28.20%
Consumer Defense
4.03% 0.00% 15.01% 46.33%
Communication Services
2.82% 0.00% 18.99% 23.17%
Utilities
2.15% 0.00% 23.96% 67.34%
Real Estate
0.72% 0.00% 21.15% 94.53%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFSCX % Rank
US
96.90% 81.88% 100.46% 46.36%
Non US
2.16% 0.00% 16.73% 38.80%

Expenses

DFSCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.53% 0.00% 586.45% 91.22%
Management Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.50% 16.74%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.47% 0.01% 0.47% 99.58%

Sales Fees

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

Trading Fees

DFSCX 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.

DFSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 15.00% 0.00% 436.00% 4.60%

Distributions

DFSCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 7.39% 51.71%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High DFSCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.98% -4.91% 2.35% 14.29%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DFSCX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

DFSCX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jed Fogdall


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2012

7.84

7.8%

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.

Joel Schneider


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 21, 2015

4.45

4.5%

Mr. Schneider is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Schneider holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a BS from Iowa State University. Mr. Schneider joined Dimensional in 2011, has been a portfolio manager since 2013.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 47.2 6.56 0.16