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DFA Emerging Markets Small Cap Portfolio

mutual fund
DEMSX
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$26.63 -0.23 0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Equity
share class
DEMSX (Mutual Fund)

DFA Emerging Markets Small Cap Portfolio

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$26.63 -0.23 0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Equity
share class
DEMSX (Mutual Fund)

DFA Emerging Markets Small Cap Portfolio

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$26.63 -0.23 0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Equity
share class

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$26.63

-

0.44%

$0.12

0.60%

Vitals

YTD Return

15.0%

1 yr return

38.8%

3 Yr Avg Return

11.8%

5 Yr Avg Return

10.3%

Net Assets

$5.44 B

Holdings in Top 10

2.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.86
$19.50
$27.35

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.60%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 12.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund

Investment Style

Diversified Emerging Mkts


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$26.63

-

0.44%

$0.12

0.60%

DEMSX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 15.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.20%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DFA Emerging Markets Small Cap Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name
    Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Inception Date
    Mar 05, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jed Fogdall

Fund Description

The Portfolio is a Feeder Portfolio and pursues its objective by investing substantially all of its assets in its corresponding master fund, the Emerging Markets Small Cap Series (the "Emerging Markets Small Cap Series") of the DFA Investment Trust Company (the "Trust"), which has the same investment objective and policies as the Portfolio. As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the Emerging Markets Small Cap Series will invest at least 80% of its net assets in emerging market investments that are designated in the Prospectus as Approved Market securities of small companies.


DEMSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DEMSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.0% -25.9% 30.3% 5.54%
1 Yr 38.8% -6.1% 57.8% 5.75%
3 Yr 11.8%* -1.8% 34.9% 38.87%
5 Yr 10.3%* -2.1% 23.0% 46.21%
10 Yr 6.3%* -0.9% 11.2% 28.35%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DEMSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 11.1% -22.1% 480.0% 71.60%
2019 11.3% -26.9% 42.0% 89.00%
2018 -21.5% -58.5% 34.6% 78.48%
2017 28.7% -33.4% 66.6% 73.53%
2016 5.5% -11.5% 241.3% 61.11%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DEMSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.0% -25.9% 30.3% 5.54%
1 Yr 38.8% -10.7% 57.8% 4.83%
3 Yr 11.8%* -1.8% 34.9% 36.21%
5 Yr 10.3%* -2.1% 23.0% 43.66%
10 Yr 6.3%* -0.9% 11.2% 26.71%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DEMSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 11.1% -22.1% 480.0% 71.60%
2019 11.3% -14.7% 42.0% 89.00%
2018 -20.8% -31.2% 36.2% 77.28%
2017 35.3% -24.0% 66.6% 50.33%
2016 10.9% -10.0% 249.6% 29.39%

NAV & Total Return History


DEMSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DEMSX Category Low Category High DEMSX % Rank
Net Assets 5.44 B 872 K 114 B 13.98%
Number of Holdings 4763 10 6168 0.58%
Net Assets in Top 10 139 M 3.68 K 23.8 B 51.52%
Weighting of Top 10 2.56% 2.6% 68.5% 100.00%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  2. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  3. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  4. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  5. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  6. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  7. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  8. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  9. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%
  10. SEEGENE Inc 0.64%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DEMSX % Rank
Stocks
98.95% 0.90% 102.19% 29.45%
Cash
0.98% -67.46% 38.32% 67.83%
Other
0.04% -0.95% 7.48% 13.99%
Preferred Stocks
0.03% 0.00% 2.99% 15.73%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.83% 6.64%
Bonds
0.00% -0.11% 60.65% 20.26%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DEMSX % Rank
Technology
17.28% 0.00% 43.59% 81.03%
Industrials
16.89% 0.00% 41.15% 1.29%
Basic Materials
13.11% 0.00% 30.50% 7.73%
Consumer Cyclical
12.93% 0.00% 44.87% 65.69%
Financial Services
8.17% 0.00% 44.76% 95.55%
Healthcare
7.98% 0.00% 98.56% 16.39%
Real Estate
6.77% 0.00% 14.33% 3.16%
Consumer Defense
6.55% 0.00% 28.29% 41.80%
Utilities
4.07% 0.00% 40.22% 9.13%
Communication Services
4.03% 0.00% 48.10% 94.38%
Energy
2.22% 0.00% 26.54% 72.13%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DEMSX % Rank
Non US
98.56% 0.00% 102.19% 21.56%
US
0.39% -0.07% 99.99% 54.90%

DEMSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DEMSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.60% 0.01% 2.88% 85.81%
Management Fee 0.72% 0.00% 2.00% 21.33%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.85% 0.77%

Sales Fees

DEMSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

DEMSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.40% 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.

DEMSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 12.00% 3.00% 331.00% 3.16%

DEMSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DEMSX Category Low Category High DEMSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.44% 0.00% 3.14% 9.41%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DEMSX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Semi-Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DEMSX Category Low Category High DEMSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.20% -1.97% 5.62% 11.68%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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DEMSX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jed Fogdall


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2010

11.51

11.5%

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

6.12

6.1%

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.

Allen Pu


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2020

1.51

1.5%

Allen Pu is Deputy Head of Portfolio Management, North America, a member of the Investment Commit- tee, Vice President and a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Sub-Adviser. Mr. Pu joined Dimensional as a Portfolio Manager in 2006. Mr. Pu has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.S. and Ph.D. from Caltech, and a B.S. from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Ethan Wren


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2020

1.51

1.5%

Mr. Wren is a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Mr. Wren holds an MBA and an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Wren joined the Dimensional in 2010, has been a portfolio manager since 2018.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 34.53 5.98 12.67