14 important things you should know about Allianz Funds AZBIX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI Small-Cap Blend Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AZBIX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus borrowings made for investment purpose, in companies with smaller market capitalizations in U.S. companies. The Fund expects to invest principally in U.S. companies but may invest to a lesser extent in non-U.S. companies.

2. What are AZBIX top holdings?

AZBIX has 385 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 11.13% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Tetra Tech Inc TTEK 1.52%
Charles River Laboratories International Inc CRL 1.28%
Mantech International Corp Class A MANT 1.23%
Performance Food Group Co PFGC 1.21%
Atkore International Group Inc ATKR 1.03%
Model N Inc MODN 1.01%
LHC Group Inc LHCG 0.98%
PTC Therapeutics Inc PTCT 0.96%
R1 RCM Inc RCM 0.96%
Medpace Holdings Inc MEDP 0.95%

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

AZBIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 6.48%;
  • 3-month return is -21.15%;
  • 1-year return is -13.79%;
  • 3-year return is 1.47%;
  • 5-year return is 4.11%.

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

In the last 10 years, AZBIX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is AZBIX dividend yield?

AZBIX yield is 0.54%.

6. What is AZBIX minimum initial investment amount?

AZBIX minimum initial investment amount is $25.00K.

7. What is AZBIX expense ratio?

AZBIX expense ratio is 0.84%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.15%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.15%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.20;
  • 5-year beta is 1.14.

11. What is AZBIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.08;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.10.

Analysis

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

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

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

The following are AZBIX strengths from our perspective:

  • AZBIX 3-year return is 1.47%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), -0.13%.
  • AZBIX 5-year return is 4.11%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 2.93%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are AZBIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AZBIX net assets are $17.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AZBIX expense ratio is 0.84%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • AZBIX 3-year Beta is 1.2, 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.
  • AZBIX 5-year Beta is 1.14, 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.
In the AZBIX review, we covered AZBIX 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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