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

Updated: June 29, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell PCVAX? Or perhaps you’re looking for PCVAX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ Small-Cap Value Fund; Class A Shares (PCVAX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital and income. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets in common stocks and other equity securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations.

2. What are PCVAX top holdings?

PCVAX has 127 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 13.66% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
National Health Investors Inc NHI 1.78%
EMCOR Group Inc EME 1.66%
Houlihan Lokey Inc Class A HLI 1.47%
Terreno Realty Corp TRNO 1.39%
AllianceBernstein Holding LP AB 1.28%
First American Financial Corp FAF 1.28%
Hill-Rom Holdings Inc HRC 1.25%
Black Hills Corp BKH 1.19%
Curtiss-Wright Corp CW 1.19%
M.D.C. Holdings Inc MDC 1.17%

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

PCVAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -2.26%;
  • 3-month return is -27.48%;
  • 1-year return is -22.75%;
  • 3-year return is -8.01%;
  • 5-year return is -2.67%;
  • 10-year return is 4.32%;
  • 15-year return is 5.26%.

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

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

5. What is PCVAX dividend yield?

PCVAX yield is 0.45%.

6. What is PCVAX minimum initial investment amount?

PCVAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is PCVAX expense ratio?

PCVAX expense ratio is 1.17%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.12%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 4.41%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.33;
  • 5-year beta is 1.23;
  • 10-year beta is 1.13.

11. What is PCVAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.45;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.18;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.27.

Analysis

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

PCVAX Finny Score is 10. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy PCVAX and 9 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 10.

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

The following are PCVAX strengths from our perspective:

  • PCVAX 15-year return is 5.26%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 4.86%.

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

The following are PCVAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • PCVAX net assets are $401.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • PCVAX 3-year return is -8.01%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -6.71%.
  • PCVAX 5-year return is -2.67%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -0.48%.
  • PCVAX 10-year return is 4.32%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 5.27%.
  • 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.
  • PCVAX expense ratio is 1.17%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • PCVAX 3-year Beta is 1.33, 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.
  • PCVAX 5-year Beta is 1.23, 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.
  • PCVAX 10-year Beta is 1.13, 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 PCVAX review, we covered PCVAX 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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