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Name

As of 05/24/2024

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

$15.44

$267 M

0.00%

0.49%

Vitals

YTD Return

3.1%

1 yr return

10.3%

3 Yr Avg Return

-4.0%

5 Yr Avg Return

5.4%

Net Assets

$267 M

Holdings in Top 10

9.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$15.3
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.49%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 24.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 05/24/2024

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

$15.44

$267 M

0.00%

0.49%

DISMX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -4.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.45%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    International Small Cap Growth Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Funds
  • Inception Date
    Dec 20, 2012
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Instl
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Jed Fogdall

Fund Description

To achieve the International Small Cap Growth Portfolio’s investment objective, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (the “Advisor”) implements an integrated investment approach that combines research, portfolio design, portfolio management, and trading functions. As further described below, the Portfolio’s design emphasizes long-term drivers of expected returns identified by the Advisor’s research, while balancing risk through broad diversification across

companies and sectors. The Advisor’s portfolio management and trading processes further balance those long-term drivers of expected returns with shorter-term drivers of expected returns and trading costs.

The International Small Cap Growth Portfolio, using a market capitalization weighted approach, is designed to purchase securities of small, non-U.S. companies in countries with developed markets that the Advisor determines to have high profitability and high relative prices compared to other non-U.S. small cap companies at the time of purchase. 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. Securities are considered higher relative price (growth) stocks primarily because a company’s shares have a high price in relation to their book value (a “price to book ratio”) when compared with other non-U.S. small cap companies. The Portfolio may emphasize certain stocks, including smaller capitalization companies, lower relative price stocks, and/or higher profitability stocks as compared to their representation in the small-cap growth segment of developed ex-U.S. markets. 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.

The International Small Cap Growth Portfolio intends to purchase securities of non-U.S. small cap companies that are eligible based on their relative price and expected profitability and are associated with developed market countries that the Advisor has designated as approved markets. As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the Portfolio will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small companies in the particular markets in which it invests. The Advisor determines the maximum market capitalization of a small company with respect to each country in which the Portfolio invests. In the countries or regions authorized for investment, the Advisor first ranks eligible companies listed on selected exchanges based on the companies’ market capitalizations. The Advisor then determines the universe of eligible stocks by defining the maximum market capitalization of a small company that may be purchased by the Portfolio with respect to each country or region. Based on market capitalization data as of December 31, 2023, for the Portfolio, the market capitalization of a small company in any country in which the Portfolio invests would be below $9,385 million. This threshold will vary by country or region. For example, based on market capitalization data as of December 31, 2023, the Advisor would consider a small company in Switzerland to have a market capitalization below $9,385 million, a small company in Norway to have a market capitalization below $1,687 million, and a small company in Japan to have a market capitalization below $2,412 million. These thresholds will change due to market conditions.

The Advisor may also increase or reduce the International Small Cap Growth Portfolio’s exposure to an eligible company, or exclude a company, based on shorter-term considerations, such as a company’s price momentum, short-run reversals, and investment characteristics. In assessing a company’s investment characteristics, the Advisor considers ratios such as recent changes in assets divided by total assets. The criteria the Advisor uses for assessing a company’s investment characteristics are subject to change from time to time. In addition, the Advisor seeks to reduce trading costs using a flexible trading approach that looks for opportunities to participate in the available market liquidity, while managing turnover and explicit transaction costs.

The International Small Cap Growth Portfolio may gain exposure to companies associated with approved markets by purchasing equity securities in the form of depositary receipts, which may be listed or traded outside the issuer’s domicile country. The Portfolio also may purchase or sell futures contracts and options on futures contracts for foreign and 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. Because many of the Portfolio’s investments may be denominated in foreign currencies, the Portfolio may enter into foreign currency exchange transactions, including foreign currency forward contracts, in connection with the settlement of foreign securities or to transfer cash balances from one currency to another currency.

The International Small Cap Growth Portfolio may lend its portfolio securities to generate additional income.

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DISMX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DISMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.1% -5.7% 15.3% 46.22%
1 Yr 10.3% -4.2% 32.0% 46.22%
3 Yr -4.0%* -26.2% -0.3% 28.18%
5 Yr 5.4%* -6.6% 9.3% 30.56%
10 Yr 5.1%* 1.0% 7.5% 31.58%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DISMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 9.0% -16.8% 28.8% 65.55%
2022 -26.8% -46.4% -21.4% 24.35%
2021 7.3% -30.6% 16.4% 19.27%
2020 14.9% 0.3% 62.2% 64.22%
2019 22.7% 9.7% 44.0% 59.43%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DISMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.1% -5.7% 15.3% 46.22%
1 Yr 10.3% -4.2% 32.0% 46.22%
3 Yr -4.0%* -26.2% -0.3% 28.18%
5 Yr 5.4%* -6.6% 9.3% 30.56%
10 Yr 5.1%* 1.0% 7.5% 31.58%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DISMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 11.5% -16.5% 30.7% 64.71%
2022 -25.1% -46.4% -18.5% 19.13%
2021 14.1% -30.6% 24.7% 23.85%
2020 16.4% 1.6% 68.3% 66.97%
2019 25.8% 9.7% 44.0% 59.43%

NAV & Total Return History


DISMX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DISMX Category Low Category High DISMX % Rank
Net Assets 267 M 25.2 K 6.45 B 57.98%
Number of Holdings 1329 38 1329 0.84%
Net Assets in Top 10 25.2 M 780 K 1.07 B 73.11%
Weighting of Top 10 9.42% 9.4% 53.0% 100.00%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. DFA Short Term Investment Fund 1.97%
  2. DFA Investment Trust Co. 1.94%
  3. BE Semiconductor Industries NV 1.11%
  4. Temenos AG 0.77%
  5. VAT Group AG 0.74%
  6. Georg Fischer AG 0.65%
  7. Parkland Corp. 0.65%
  8. Siegfried Holding AG 0.54%
  9. Belimo Holding AG 0.53%
  10. Alten SA 0.53%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DISMX % Rank
Stocks
100.90% 91.39% 101.71% 6.72%
Cash
1.97% 0.00% 6.56% 60.50%
Preferred Stocks
0.38% 0.00% 8.16% 31.93%
Other
0.00% -0.01% 5.07% 19.33%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 8.40%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.66% 11.76%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DISMX % Rank
Industrials
24.88% 0.00% 40.13% 45.38%
Technology
18.94% 6.70% 37.76% 46.22%
Consumer Cyclical
13.47% 1.31% 28.28% 17.65%
Healthcare
8.24% 1.74% 29.97% 73.11%
Basic Materials
8.14% 0.00% 18.70% 29.41%
Consumer Defense
7.59% 1.61% 17.90% 30.25%
Financial Services
6.84% 1.92% 22.28% 69.75%
Communication Services
4.50% 1.49% 23.23% 66.39%
Energy
3.45% 0.00% 9.29% 20.17%
Utilities
2.77% 0.00% 5.12% 19.33%
Real Estate
1.18% 0.00% 13.00% 74.79%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DISMX % Rank
Non US
96.91% 62.81% 100.03% 9.24%
US
3.99% 0.00% 32.46% 62.18%

DISMX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DISMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.49% 0.01% 41.09% 99.16%
Management Fee 0.39% 0.00% 1.75% 1.68%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.05% 0.26% 1.45%

Sales Fees

DISMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

DISMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 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.

DISMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 24.00% 8.00% 236.00% 35.42%

DISMX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DISMX Category Low Category High DISMX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 5.44% 17.65%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DISMX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annual Annual Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DISMX Category Low Category High DISMX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.45% -1.81% 1.51% 1.75%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DISMX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Distributions History

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DISMX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jed Fogdall


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 20, 2012

9.45

9.5%

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.

Bhanu Singh


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 21, 2015

6.87

6.9%

Bhanu P. Singh is Vice President and a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Sub-Adviser. Mr. Singh joined Dimensional originally in 2003 and has been a portfolio manager since 2012. Mr. Singh has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Arun Keswani


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2016

6.26

6.3%

Mr. Keswani is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Keswani joined Dimensional in 2011 and has been a portfolio manager since 2013. Mr. Keswani holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, an MS from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS from Purdue University.

Joel Schneider


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2020

2.25

2.3%

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
0.17 28.52 5.76 0.17