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15 important things you should know about American Beacon AVPAX mutual fund

Updated: December 27, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

Before we start: if you’re looking for AVPAX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "AVPAX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on AVPAX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "AVPAX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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 AVPAX top holdings?

AVPAX has 601 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 15.59% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
State Street Instl US Govt MMkt Slct GVSXX 3.81%
Future on Russel 2000 (TR) Dec20 N/A 3.75%
Diodes Inc DIOD 1.74%
Arrow Electronics Inc ARW 1.03%
Greenbrier Companies Inc GBX 0.97%
Evercore Inc A EVR 0.95%
MGIC Investment Corp MTG 0.91%
Enstar Group Ltd ESGR 0.89%
II-VI Inc IIVI 0.77%
Prosperity Bancshares Inc PB 0.77%

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

AVPAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 7.91%;
  • 3-month return is 33.13%;
  • 1-year return is 1.71%;
  • 3-year return is 1.40%;
  • 5-year return is 7.83%;
  • 10-year return is 8.22%;
  • 15-year return is 6.86%.

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

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

AVPAX up and down years

5. What is AVPAX dividend yield?

AVPAX yield is 0.94%.

6. What is AVPAX minimum initial investment amount?

AVPAX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is AVPAX expense ratio?

AVPAX expense ratio is 1.14%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AVPAX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.52%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.14%.
AVPAX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.34;
  • 5-year beta is 1.35;
  • 10-year beta is 1.30;
  • 15-year beta is 1.26.
AVPAX Beta

11. What is AVPAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.12;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.16;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.42;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.31.
AVPAX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 43. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 43.

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

The following are AVPAX strengths from our perspective:

  • AVPAX 10-year return is 8.22%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 8.71%.
  • AVPAX 15-year return is 6.86%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 6.75%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are AVPAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AVPAX net assets are $355.60 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AVPAX 3-year return is 1.4%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 3%.
  • AVPAX 5-year return is 7.83%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 9.79%.
  • AVPAX expense ratio is 1.14%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AVPAX review, we covered AVPAX 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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