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MFS Equity Income Fund

mutual fund
EQNCX
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$21.34 -0.08 -0.37%
primary theme
U.S. Large-Cap Value Equity
EQNCX (Mutual Fund)

MFS Equity Income Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$21.34 -0.08 -0.37%
primary theme
U.S. Large-Cap Value Equity
EQNCX (Mutual Fund)

MFS Equity Income Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$21.34 -0.08 -0.37%
primary theme
U.S. Large-Cap Value Equity

Name

As of 06/14/2024

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.

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MFS Equity Income Fund

EQNCX | Fund

$21.34

$493 M

1.03%

$0.22

1.71%

Vitals

YTD Return

8.2%

1 yr return

16.7%

3 Yr Avg Return

7.6%

5 Yr Avg Return

11.4%

Net Assets

$493 M

Holdings in Top 10

28.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.4
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.71%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load 1.00%

TRADING FEES

Turnover 43.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000

IRA

$250


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 06/14/2024

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.

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MFS Equity Income Fund

EQNCX | Fund

$21.34

$493 M

1.03%

$0.22

1.71%

EQNCX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.07%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Equity Income Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS Funds
  • Inception Date
    Sep 27, 2012
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Jonathan Sage

Fund Description

MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services Company, the fund’s investment adviser) normally invests at least 80% of the fund’s net assets in equity securities.

Equity securities include common stocks, equity interests in real estate investment trusts (REITs), and other securities that represent an ownership interest (or right to acquire an ownership interest) in a company or other issuer.

MFS normally invests the fund’s assets primarily in income-producing equity securities. MFS invests the majority of the fund’s assets in dividend-paying common stocks, but may invest in other types of income-producing securities, including convertible securities, preferred stocks, and equity interests in REITs, and may also invest in non-income-producing equity securities.

In selecting investments for the fund, MFS is not constrained by any particular investment style. MFS may invest the fund’s assets in the stocks of companies it believes to have above average earnings growth potential compared to other companies (growth companies), in the stocks of companies it believes are undervalued compared to their perceived worth (value companies), or in a combination of growth and value companies.

While MFS may invest the fund’s assets in securities of companies of any size, MFS primarily invests in securities of companies with large capitalizations.

MFS may invest the fund’s assets in foreign securities.

MFS normally invests the fund’s assets across different industries and sectors, but MFS may invest a significant percentage of the fund’s assets in issuers in a single industry or sector.

MFS uses an active bottom-up approach to buying and selling investments for the fund. Investments are selected primarily based on blending fundamental and quantitative research. MFS uses fundamental analysis of individual issuers to determine a fundamental rating for an issuer. MFS uses quantitative analysis to determine a quantitative rating for an issuer. MFS combines the fundamental rating with the quantitative rating to create a blended rating for an issuer. When MFS’ fundamental rating is not available, MFS treats the issuer as having a neutral fundamental rating. MFS then constructs the portfolio using a portfolio optimization process that considers the blended rating, as well as issuer, industry, and sector weightings, market capitalization, measures of expected volatility of the fund’s return (e.g., predicted beta and predicted tracking error), and other factors. The portfolio managers have the discretion to adjust the inputs and parameters used in the optimization process and the fund’s portfolio holdings based on factors such as the desired portfolio characteristics and the portfolio managers’ qualitative assessment of the optimization results.

For purposes of the fund’s 80% policy, net assets include the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes.

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EQNCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EQNCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.2% -6.8% 36.1% 21.10%
1 Yr 16.7% -5.5% 44.2% 27.23%
3 Yr 7.6%* -4.5% 30.4% 25.35%
5 Yr 11.4%* -0.2% 43.6% 24.95%
10 Yr 8.6%* 1.0% 24.2% 37.79%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EQNCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 11.4% -16.9% 46.1% 21.12%
2022 -12.3% -64.7% 4.6% 52.24%
2021 16.3% -44.2% 57.5% 48.68%
2020 4.3% -23.2% 285.0% 16.78%
2019 22.7% -21.4% 48.5% 22.96%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EQNCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.2% -6.8% 36.1% 21.10%
1 Yr 16.7% -5.5% 44.2% 27.23%
3 Yr 7.6%* -4.5% 30.4% 25.35%
5 Yr 11.4%* -0.2% 43.6% 24.95%
10 Yr 8.6%* 1.0% 24.2% 37.79%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EQNCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 15.0% -15.9% 46.7% 21.84%
2022 -7.8% -42.0% 8.5% 69.90%
2021 25.1% 3.6% 129.7% 62.43%
2020 7.5% -22.6% 304.8% 20.54%
2019 24.5% -12.7% 52.1% 63.22%

NAV & Total Return History


EQNCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

EQNCX Category Low Category High EQNCX % Rank
Net Assets 493 M 1.69 M 163 B 62.20%
Number of Holdings 92 2 1683 41.40%
Net Assets in Top 10 136 M 435 K 38.9 B 61.48%
Weighting of Top 10 28.50% 4.8% 98.8% 44.82%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 5.34%
  2. Apple Inc 3.72%
  3. JPMorgan Chase Co 3.30%
  4. Alphabet Inc 2.80%
  5. Cigna Group/The 2.40%
  6. Target Corp 2.27%
  7. Wells Fargo Co 2.27%
  8. McKesson Corp 2.20%
  9. Lam Research Corp 2.17%
  10. Home Depot Inc/The 2.04%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High EQNCX % Rank
Stocks
96.81% 2.48% 108.67% 75.88%
Cash
2.04% 0.00% 20.27% 36.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.78% 0.00% 14.68% 5.67%
Bonds
0.36% -1.92% 77.58% 7.38%
Other
0.00% -1.68% 42.55% 60.85%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.66% 46.02%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EQNCX % Rank
Financial Services
18.33% 0.00% 58.05% 61.40%
Technology
17.27% 0.00% 54.02% 12.08%
Healthcare
16.37% 0.00% 30.08% 61.31%
Industrials
9.36% 0.00% 42.76% 74.21%
Consumer Defense
7.43% 0.00% 34.10% 63.76%
Energy
7.42% 0.00% 54.00% 58.49%
Real Estate
5.83% 0.00% 90.54% 10.63%
Consumer Cyclical
5.14% 0.00% 22.74% 63.58%
Communication Services
5.01% 0.00% 26.58% 58.58%
Basic Materials
4.11% 0.00% 21.69% 31.70%
Utilities
3.74% 0.00% 27.04% 62.22%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EQNCX % Rank
US
82.65% 2.48% 108.67% 95.68%
Non US
14.17% 0.00% 26.07% 2.61%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EQNCX % Rank
Corporate
54.37% 0.00% 100.00% 5.02%
Cash & Equivalents
1.15% 0.00% 100.00% 45.54%
Derivative
0.00% -1.68% 11.72% 51.94%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 40.38% 43.18%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 43.28%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 44.70%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EQNCX % Rank
US
0.36% -1.92% 64.72% 7.38%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 12.86% 42.84%

EQNCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

EQNCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.71% 0.03% 14.82% 13.19%
Management Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.50% 33.48%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 90.38%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.50% N/A

Sales Fees

EQNCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 0.95% 5.00% 57.69%

Trading Fees

EQNCX 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.

EQNCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 43.00% 0.00% 488.00% 57.52%

EQNCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

EQNCX Category Low Category High EQNCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.03% 0.00% 16.67% 89.46%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

EQNCX Category Low Category High EQNCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.07% -1.51% 4.28% 65.93%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Distributions History

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EQNCX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jonathan Sage


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 27, 2012

9.68

9.7%

Jonathan W. Sage, CFA, is an investment officer and a portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management. He manages blended research equity strategies utilized by the firm's mutual funds and institutional accounts. He joined MFS in 2000 as a quantitative equity research analyst and was named a portfolio manager in 2005. Prior to joining MFS, Jonathan spent two years as a supervisor of portfolio administration for Santander Global Advisors, Inc. and three years as a senior mutual fund accountant for First Data Investor Services Group.

James Fallon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

6.71

6.7%

James C. Fallon - Investment Officer - Portfolio Manager - As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 1999; previous positions include Equity Research Associate; Securities Lending Administrator. - Previous experience includes 1 year as Mutual Fund Custody Accountant at Investors Bank & Trust; 1 year as Financial Analyst at Bardon Trimount. - Affiliations include CFA Institute, CFA Society of Boston

John (Jed) Stocks


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

6.71

6.7%

As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 2001; previous positions include Quantitative Research Analyst; Quantitative Research Associate; Teleservices Representative. - Previous experience includes 1 year as Client Service Specialist and Order Desk Specialist at Patagon.com Securities.- John re-joined the firm in 2001. His original start date was February 1999.

Matthew Krummell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

6.71

6.7%

Lead Portfolio Manager As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. Joined MFS in 2001 Previous experience includes 3 years as Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments; 2 years as Assistant Vice President at Putnam Investments; 3 years as Associate at Mellon Capital Management. Affiliations include Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc., CFA Institute. University of Chicago, MBA University of California, Berkeley, BA, Phi Beta Kappa

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.05 86.59 7.96 6.71