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DWS Small Cap Core Fund

mutual fund
SZCIX
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$45.37 -0.44 -0.96%
primary theme
U.S. Small-Cap Blend Equity
SZCIX (Mutual Fund)

DWS Small Cap Core Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$45.37 -0.44 -0.96%
primary theme
U.S. Small-Cap Blend Equity
SZCIX (Mutual Fund)

DWS Small Cap Core Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$45.37 -0.44 -0.96%
primary theme
U.S. Small-Cap Blend 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.

Watchlist

$45.37

$708 M

0.73%

$0.34

0.90%

Vitals

YTD Return

-2.6%

1 yr return

7.6%

3 Yr Avg Return

0.2%

5 Yr Avg Return

11.6%

Net Assets

$708 M

Holdings in Top 10

29.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$45.8
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.90%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 32.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000,000

IRA

N/A


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.

Watchlist

$45.37

$708 M

0.73%

$0.34

0.90%

SZCIX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -2.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.04%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DWS Small Cap Core Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    DWS Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jun 01, 2016
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Instl
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Michael Sesser

Fund Description

Main investments. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks of small US companies with potential for above-average long-term total return. These companies are similar in size to the companies in the Russell 2000® Index (generally the 2,000 smallest companies out of the 3,000 largest companies in the US). While the market capitalization range of the Russell 2000® Index changes throughout the year, as of December 31, 2023, the market capitalization range of the Russell 2000® Index was between $20.7 million and $10.19 billion. The Russell 2000® Index is reconstituted annually every June.The fund intends to invest in companies whose market capitalizations fall within the normal range of the Russell 2000® Index. While the fund invests primarily in common stocks, it may invest up to 20% of its total assets in US government securities. While the fund invests mainly in US stocks, it may invest up to 20% of net assets in foreign securities.Management process. Portfolio management uses an active process that combines financial analysis with an assessment of corporate strategy and management quality. Portfolio management focuses on stocks that they believe are undervalued relative to their intrinsic worth. Portfolio management considers various fundamental factors including, but not limited to, free cash flow yield and return on invested capital in seeking to identify undervalued securities.Portfolio management may also consider environmental, social and governance(ESG)factors that it believes to be financially material. Given the nature of small cap companies’more limited resources, portfolio management typically considers an issuer’s corporate governance, including governance structure and practices,managementincentives, and alignment with shareholders’ interests in corporate decision making, to be of particular importance in evaluating the long-term prospects of such issuer,but may consider any other ESG factors that could also present risks or opportunities. Because small cap companies tend to be relatively early on in their operating histories, external rating companies may be unable to find ESG data for such companies.Portfolio management will normally sell a stock when its price reaches portfolio management’s expectations or portfolio management believes there has been a deterioration in the company’s fundamental value. A stock may also be sold when portfolio management believes that other investments offer better opportunities.Derivatives.The fund may invest in derivatives, which are financial instrumentswhose performance is derived, at least in part, from the performance of an underlying asset, security or index. In particular, portfolio management may use put options for hedging and volatility management purposes.The fund may also use other types of derivatives (i) for hedging purposes; (ii) for risk management; (iii) for non-hedging purposes to seek to enhance potential gains; or (iv) as a substitute for direct investment in a particular asset class or to keep cash on hand to meet shareholder redemptions.Securities lending. The fund may lend securities (up to one-third of total assets) to approved institutions, such as registered broker-dealers, pooled investment vehicles, banks and other financial institutions. In connection with such loans, the fund receives liquid collateral in an amount that is based on the type and value of the securities being lent.
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SZCIX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SZCIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -2.6% -12.4% 21.8% 87.57%
1 Yr 7.6% -13.9% 41.6% 66.60%
3 Yr 0.2%* -11.0% 40.1% 40.91%
5 Yr 11.6%* -13.9% 32.4% 7.26%
10 Yr N/A* -3.2% 16.9% 2.25%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SZCIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 12.3% -19.9% 29.0% 59.59%
2022 -14.5% -59.3% 118.2% 10.11%
2021 38.8% -31.6% 39.3% 0.57%
2020 14.3% -51.0% 39.5% 35.03%
2019 21.5% -5.6% 37.8% 43.06%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SZCIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -2.6% -12.4% 21.8% 87.57%
1 Yr 7.6% -13.9% 41.6% 66.60%
3 Yr 0.2%* -11.0% 40.1% 40.91%
5 Yr 11.6%* -13.9% 32.4% 7.26%
10 Yr N/A* -3.2% 16.9% 1.85%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SZCIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 13.1% -11.7% 31.8% 79.14%
2022 -13.5% -45.2% 123.7% 19.85%
2021 41.2% 0.0% 47.7% 1.14%
2020 14.7% -50.5% 46.9% 42.27%
2019 21.8% 2.1% 43.7% 79.59%

NAV & Total Return History


SZCIX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

SZCIX Category Low Category High SZCIX % Rank
Net Assets 708 M 529 K 145 B 44.07%
Number of Holdings 107 2 2454 62.96%
Net Assets in Top 10 241 M 120 K 10.3 B 22.04%
Weighting of Top 10 29.51% 3.5% 100.1% 14.50%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. DWS Central Cash Management Government Fund 8.44%
  2. Stride Inc 3.28%
  3. Builders FirstSource Inc 2.94%
  4. Kyndryl Holdings Inc 2.40%
  5. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc 2.37%
  6. Rush Enterprises Inc 2.29%
  7. Bancorp Inc/The 2.27%
  8. Cantaloupe Inc 1.96%
  9. Chart Industries Inc 1.82%
  10. Installed Building Products Inc 1.74%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High SZCIX % Rank
Stocks
90.87% 2.52% 108.16% 97.04%
Cash
9.96% 0.00% 42.16% 5.74%
Other
0.18% -0.14% 36.28% 24.81%
Convertible Bonds
0.12% 0.00% 3.17% 2.60%
Bonds
0.00% -1.96% 82.35% 10.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 8.35% 96.11%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SZCIX % Rank
Industrials
18.04% 2.46% 37.42% 36.89%
Healthcare
16.47% 0.00% 26.53% 14.61%
Financial Services
14.87% 0.00% 35.52% 61.99%
Technology
12.27% 0.00% 54.70% 76.22%
Consumer Cyclical
9.09% 0.99% 47.79% 78.84%
Energy
9.03% 0.00% 37.72% 10.30%
Real Estate
4.65% 0.00% 29.43% 79.03%
Consumer Defense
4.35% 0.00% 18.87% 42.32%
Utilities
4.30% 0.00% 18.58% 11.80%
Communication Services
3.71% 0.00% 14.85% 25.47%
Basic Materials
3.21% 0.00% 18.66% 85.02%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SZCIX % Rank
US
90.54% 2.52% 108.16% 95.93%
Non US
0.33% 0.00% 91.59% 14.63%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SZCIX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
9.96% 0.00% 100.00% 7.22%
Corporate
0.79% 0.00% 100.00% 8.17%
Derivative
0.18% -1.42% 9.00% 7.04%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 8.22% 95.53%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.15% 95.53%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 38.56% 95.72%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SZCIX % Rank
US
0.00% -1.96% 65.78% 10.00%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 16.57% 95.74%

SZCIX - Expenses

Operational Fees

SZCIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.90% 0.01% 38.45% 65.92%
Management Fee 0.63% 0.00% 1.50% 33.83%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.10% 0.01% 0.45% 42.86%

Sales Fees

SZCIX 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% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

SZCIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% 35.66%

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.

SZCIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 32.00% 1.00% 314.00% 32.83%

SZCIX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

SZCIX Category Low Category High SZCIX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.73% 0.00% 42.47% 55.19%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

SZCIX Category Low Category High SZCIX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.04% -2.40% 2.49% 60.30%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Distributions History

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SZCIX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Michael Sesser


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 03, 2013

9.0

9.0%

Michael A. Sesser, Assistant Vice President. Portfolio Manager. Joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Asset Management in 2009. Equity Research Analyst inNew York Since 2009. Previously, Business Intelligence Analyst, Corporate Executive Board (now owned by Gartner) from 2005-2007; Research Associate, Compass Lexecon (now owned by FTI Consulting) from 2003-2005. BA in Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale University; MBA from University of Michigan, Ross School of Business (2007 - 2009).

Pankaj Bhatnagar


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2018

4.33

4.3%

Pankaj Bhatnagar, PhD, Head of Investment Strategy Equity. ■Joined DWS in 2000 with seven years of industry experience; previously, served in Quantitative Strategy roles at Nomura Securities, Credit Suisse and Salomon Brothers. ■Head of Core Equity and Head of Systematic and Quantitative Management: Americas. ■Degree in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology; MBA, Kent State University; PhD in Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 49.61 7.12 2.58