FEFAX: First Eagle Fund of America A

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FEFAX First Eagle Fund of America A


Profile

FEFAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -28.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -16.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -11.9%
  • Net Assets $651 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 53.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$19.81
$18.10
$28.85

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.38%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.00%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 26.42%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $1,000

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -28.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -13.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -8.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.13%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Eagle Fund of America
  • Fund Family Name
    First Eagle
  • Inception Date
    Nov 20, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Harold Levy

Fund Description

The fund primarily invests in domestic stocks and, to a lesser extent, debt and foreign equity instruments. Normally, at least 80% of fund's net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) are invested in domestic equity and debt instruments. Equity securities include common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible securities and warrants. The fund may also invest in repurchase agreements and derivatives. It is non-diversified.


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Categories

Performance

FEFAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FEFAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -28.3% -46.5% 1.0% 11.36%
1 Yr -25.1% -62.9% 28.1% 13.95%
3 Yr -16.6%* -29.8% 9.6% 78.48%
5 Yr -11.9%* -22.4% 9.7% 74.15%
10 Yr -1.3%* -11.8% 11.9% 54.22%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FEFAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 27.2% -23.6% 35.6% 18.37%
2018 -38.7% -44.3% -1.3% 98.80%
2017 10.5% -13.5% 18.9% 32.33%
2016 -8.0% -16.4% 23.6% 98.45%
2015 -6.3% -40.7% -0.7% 26.50%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FEFAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -28.3% -46.5% 1.0% 11.36%
1 Yr -25.1% -62.9% 28.1% 13.95%
3 Yr -13.8%* -29.8% 9.6% 82.28%
5 Yr -8.5%* -21.9% 9.7% 80.51%
10 Yr 2.4%* -9.1% 11.9% 58.43%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FEFAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 27.2% -23.6% 35.6% 18.37%
2018 -38.7% -44.3% 0.1% 99.40%
2017 21.8% -8.7% 24.9% 3.00%
2016 -2.0% -4.7% 26.2% 98.45%
2015 -3.6% -40.3% 3.9% 32.05%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

FEFAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FEFAX Category Low Category High FEFAX % Rank
Net Assets 651 M 728 K 98.8 B 38.50%
Number of Holdings 116 1 3264 43.49%
Net Assets in Top 10 530 M 161 K 7.5 B 16.62%
Weighting of Top 10 53.19% 2.3% 100.0% 2.49%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Wyndham Destinations Inc 7.73%
  2. Ball Corp 6.77%
  3. Post Holdings Inc 6.69%
  4. HP Inc 4.89%
  5. Martin Marietta Materials Inc 4.78%
  6. KKR & Co Inc 4.74%
  7. Equifax Inc 4.60%
  8. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc Ordinary Shares 4.48%
  9. General Dynamics Corp 4.40%
  10. Laboratory Corp of America Holdings 4.11%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FEFAX % Rank
Stocks
93.58% 82.68% 100.49% 92.24%
Cash
6.42% -4.60% 12.00% 6.93%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.76% 65.10%
Other
0.00% -6.55% 7.21% 64.27%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.32% 63.99%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.39% 65.65%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FEFAX % Rank
Consumer Cyclical
29.15% 4.27% 39.52% 2.77%
Industrials
13.44% 3.30% 47.98% 71.47%
Healthcare
13.17% 1.94% 24.89% 20.50%
Financial Services
11.88% 1.64% 50.76% 83.93%
Technology
9.69% 3.16% 30.03% 91.14%
Basic Materials
8.82% 0.00% 9.94% 4.99%
Consumer Defense
7.07% 0.00% 13.73% 13.85%
Energy
4.30% 0.00% 21.15% 23.27%
Communication Services
2.49% 0.00% 31.30% 60.11%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 14.58% 94.18%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 30.44% 96.68%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FEFAX % Rank
US
92.32% 81.04% 100.18% 79.50%
Non US
1.26% 0.00% 15.20% 72.02%

Expenses

FEFAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FEFAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.38% 0.02% 19.45% 30.81%
Management Fee 0.90% 0.00% 2.00% 90.81%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 46.51%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.30% 20.98%

Sales Fees

FEFAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.00% 2.00% 5.75% 82.00%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FEFAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

FEFAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 26.42% 0.01% 962.00% 34.97%

Distributions

FEFAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FEFAX Category Low Category High FEFAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 7.24% 64.90%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FEFAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FEFAX Category Low Category High FEFAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.13% -6.46% 2.06% 78.06%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FEFAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

FEFAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Harold Levy


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 10, 1987

33.0

33.0%

Harold J. Levy is Co-President And Co-Chief Executive Officer; Co-Chief Investment Officer at Iridian Asset Management LLC and has been affiliated with Iridian Asset Management LLC since November-1995.

David Cohen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 1989

30.27

30.3%

Cohen is a portfolio manager with Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers. He was a portfolio manager of the Fund in the ASB's prior format as a series of the former First Eagle Funds Trust since 1989.

Eric Stone


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2014

6.09

6.1%

Mr. Stone joined Iridian Asset Management LLC in April 2012 and for the three years prior to that, Mr. Stone worked as a portfolio manager with Plural Investments.

Lukasz Thieme


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2018

2.08

2.1%

Mr. Thieme joined Iridian in August 2007 as a research analyst and for the two years prior to that worked as an analyst with LRL/Ritchie Capital.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.09 33.0 6.08 0.78