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15 important things you should know about Invesco VSCAX mutual fund

Updated: September 29, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Sector Funds (Invesco Sector Funds): Invesco Small Cap Value Fund; Class A Shares (VSCAX).

The Fund seeks to achieve capital appreciation by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of small- capitalization companies.

2. What are VSCAX top holdings?

VSCAX has 63 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 32.35% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
AECOM ACM 5.24%
Flex Ltd FLEX.SI 3.44%
Owens-Corning Inc OC 3.28%
LKQ Corp LKQ 3.13%
Energizer Holdings Inc ENR 3.00%
Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc SPB 2.99%
Sealed Air Corp SEE 2.95%
Huntsman Corp HUN 2.88%
BorgWarner Inc BWA 2.77%
First Horizon National Corp FHN 2.67%

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

VSCAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -4.33%;
  • 3-month return is 3.27%;
  • 1-year return is -15.91%;
  • 3-year return is -5.75%;
  • 5-year return is 0.92%;
  • 10-year return is 7.20%;
  • 15-year return is 6.77%.

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

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

VSCAX up and down years

5. What is VSCAX dividend yield?

VSCAX yield is 0%.

6. What is VSCAX minimum initial investment amount?

VSCAX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is VSCAX expense ratio?

VSCAX expense ratio is 1.12%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

VSCAX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.6%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.18%.
VSCAX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.76;
  • 5-year beta is 1.75;
  • 10-year beta is 1.63;
  • 15-year beta is 1.37.
VSCAX Beta

11. What is VSCAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.08;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.03;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.40;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.36.
VSCAX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 29. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 29.

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

The following are VSCAX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>VSCAX 10-year return</strong> is 7.2%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 7.14%.
  • <strong>VSCAX 15-year return</strong> is 6.77%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 5.04%.

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

The following are VSCAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>VSCAX net assets</strong> are $576.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>VSCAX 3-year return</strong> is -5.75%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -4.3%.
  • <strong>VSCAX 5-year return</strong> is 0.92%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 3.25%.
  • <strong>VSCAX expense ratio</strong> is 1.12%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • 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.
In the VSCAX review, we covered VSCAX 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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