14 important things you should know about Invesco ESMCX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Before we start: if you’re looking for ESMCX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "ESMCX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on ESMCX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "ESMCX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Funds Group (Invesco Funds Group): Invesco European Small Company Fund; Class C Shares (ESMCX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in securities of small-capitalization European issuers, and in derivatives and other instruments that have economic characteristics similar to such securities.

2. What are ESMCX top holdings?

ESMCX has 52 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 35.64% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Fondul Proprietatea Ord FP 5.11%
SNGN Romgaz SA N/A 3.77%
Kardex AG KARN 3.76%
Hilan Ltd HLAN 3.71%
Kaufman & Broad SA KOF.PA 3.32%
Linedata Services LIN.PA 3.24%
Diploma PLC DPLM.L 3.23%
Bonheur ASA BON 3.17%
Gerard Perrier Industrie SA PERR.PA 3.17%
MorphoSys AG MOR.DE 3.16%

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

ESMCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 4.09%;
  • 3-month return is -19.20%;
  • 1-year return is -14.45%;
  • 3-year return is -5.19%;
  • 5-year return is 1.06%;
  • 10-year return is 6.61%;
  • 15-year return is 6.54%.

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

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

5. What is ESMCX dividend yield?

ESMCX yield is 3.79%.

6. What is ESMCX minimum initial investment amount?

ESMCX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is ESMCX expense ratio?

ESMCX expense ratio is 2.14%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.1%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.48%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.96;
  • 5-year beta is 0.86;
  • 10-year beta is 0.89.

11. What is ESMCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.42;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.05;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.38.

Analysis

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

ESMCX Finny Score is 56. Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy ESMCX and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 56.

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

The following are ESMCX strengths from our perspective:

  • ESMCX 5-year return is 1.06%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI Europe NR USD), -1.47%.
  • ESMCX 10-year return is 6.61%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI Europe NR USD), 3.93%.
  • ESMCX 15-year return is 6.54%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI Europe NR USD), 3.25%.
  • ESMCX 5-year Beta is 0.86, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • ESMCX 10-year Beta is 0.89, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are ESMCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ESMCX net assets are $12.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ESMCX 3-year return is -5.19%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI Europe NR USD), -2.67%.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and deferred sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 1%, while the maximum deferred sales load is 1%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Deferred sales load is a back-end sales charge and is imposed when an investor redeems shares.
  • ESMCX expense ratio is 2.14%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ESMCX review, we covered ESMCX 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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