14 important things you should know about American Beacon AVFIX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell AVFIX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AVFIX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AVFIX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: AVFIX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: AVFIX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in AVFIX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to AVFIX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Small Cap Value Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AVFIX).
  2. What are AVFIX holdings?
  3. What is AVFIX performance? What are AVFIX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did AVFIX have historically?
  5. What is AVFIX dividend yield?
  6. What is AVFIX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is AVFIX expense ratio?
  8. Does AVFIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is AVFIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is AVFIX beta? How would you assess AVFIX risk?
  11. What is AVFIX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is AVFIX Finny Score? AVFIX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in AVFIX? What are AVFIX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in AVFIX? What are AVFIX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Small Cap Value Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AVFIX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and current income by investing primarily in equity securities. Ordinarily, at least 80% of the total assets of the Fund are invested in equity securities of US companies with market capitalizations of $2 billion or less at the time of investment.

2. What are AVFIX top holdings?

AVFIX has 529 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 12.79% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
E-Mini Russ 2000 Mar20 Xcme 20200320 N/A 4.02%
Diodes Inc DIOD 1.35%
Portland General Electric Co POR 1.15%
Vishay Intertechnology Inc VSH 1.00%
Enstar Group Ltd ESGR 0.97%
Seritage Growth Properties Class A SRG 0.89%
Brooks Automation Inc BRKS 0.87%
MGIC Investment Corp MTG 0.86%
Darling Ingredients Inc DAR 0.85%
Adient PLC ADNT 0.83%

3. What is AVFIX performance? What are AVFIX historical returns?

AVFIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.21%;
  • 3-month return is -29.82%;
  • 1-year return is -27.06%;
  • 3-year return is -8.03%;
  • 5-year return is -1.76%;
  • 10-year return is 5.58%;
  • 15-year return is 5.20%.

4. How many up and down years did AVFIX have historically?

In the last 10 years, AVFIX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

5. What is AVFIX dividend yield?

AVFIX yield is 1.18%.

6. What is AVFIX minimum initial investment amount?

AVFIX minimum initial investment amount is $250.00K.

7. What is AVFIX expense ratio?

AVFIX expense ratio is 0.81%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does AVFIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

AVFIX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. AVFIX front-end sales load is 0. AVFIX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is AVFIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.63%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.17%.

10. What is AVFIX beta? How would you assess AVFIX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.48;
  • 5-year beta is 1.38;
  • 10-year beta is 1.34.

11. What is AVFIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.44;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.13;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.30.

Analysis

12. What is AVFIX Finny Score? AVFIX buy or sell?

AVFIX Finny Score is 25. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy AVFIX and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 25.

13. What are the pros of investing in AVFIX? What are AVFIX buy reasons?

The following are AVFIX strengths from our perspective:

  • AVFIX 15-year return is 5.2%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 5.02%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in AVFIX? What are AVFIX negatives?

The following are AVFIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AVFIX 3-year return is -8.03%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -6.23%.
  • AVFIX 5-year return is -1.76%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -0.04%.
  • AVFIX expense ratio is 0.81%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • AVFIX 3-year Beta is 1.48, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • AVFIX 5-year Beta is 1.38, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • AVFIX 10-year Beta is 1.34, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 10-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 10 years.
In the AVFIX review, we covered AVFIX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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