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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds Multi-Strategy Trust: AllianzGI Ultra Micro Cap Fund; Class A Shares (GUCAX).

The Fund seeks maximum long-term capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to invest at least 80% of its net assets primarily in equity securities of companies with market capitalizations below the median of the Russell Micro Cap Growth Index (as measured at the time of purchase).

2. What are GUCAX top holdings?

GUCAX has 103 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 18.39% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
EverQuote Inc EVER 2.28%
Cardlytics Inc CDLX 1.97%
Veracyte Inc VCYT 1.91%
CryoPort Inc CYRX 1.84%
OrthoPediatrics Corp KIDS 1.84%
Model N Inc MODN 1.82%
Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc TRHC 1.71%
Agilysys Inc AGYS 1.70%
Zynex Inc ZYXI 1.67%
Adesto Technologies Corp IOTS 1.65%

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

GUCAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 18.39%;
  • 3-month return is -10.43%;
  • 1-year return is -5.06%;
  • 3-year return is 0.08%;
  • 5-year return is 0.60%;
  • 10-year return is 9.15%.

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

In the last 10 years, GUCAX had 6 up years and 4 down years.

5. What is GUCAX dividend yield?

GUCAX yield is 0%.

6. What is GUCAX minimum initial investment amount?

GUCAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is GUCAX expense ratio?

GUCAX expense ratio is 1.56%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

GUCAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. GUCAX front-end sales load is 5.5. GUCAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 3.18%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 5.21%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.21;
  • 5-year beta is 1.19;
  • 10-year beta is 1.34.

11. What is GUCAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.29;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.18;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.41.

Analysis

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

GUCAX Finny Score is 11. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy GUCAX and 8 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 11.

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

The following are GUCAX strengths from our perspective:

  • GUCAX 10-year return is 9.15%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Micro Cap Growth TR USD), 8.75%.

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

The following are GUCAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • GUCAX net assets are $3.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • GUCAX 3-year return is 0.08%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Micro Cap Growth TR USD), 3.13%.
  • GUCAX 5-year return is 0.6%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Micro Cap Growth TR USD), 2.13%.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.5%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
  • GUCAX expense ratio is 1.56%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • GUCAX 3-year Beta is 1.21, 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.
  • GUCAX 5-year Beta is 1.19, 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.
  • GUCAX 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 GUCAX review, we covered GUCAX 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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