14 important things you should know about Invesco VSMCX mutual fund

Updated: June 30, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell VSMCX? Or perhaps you’re looking for VSMCX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

2. What are VSMCX top holdings?

VSMCX has 63 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 31.39% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Energizer Holdings Inc ENR 4.12%
AECOM ACM 3.52%
Owens-Corning Inc OC 3.22%
LKQ Corp LKQ 3.12%
MGIC Investment Corp MTG 3.03%
Flex Ltd FLEX.SI 2.99%
CNO Financial Group Inc CNO 2.96%
Carpenter Technology Corp CRS 2.90%
Dana Inc DAN 2.77%
Sealed Air Corp SEE 2.76%

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

VSMCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 4.12%;
  • 3-month return is -32.21%;
  • 1-year return is -30.54%;
  • 3-year return is -9.76%;
  • 5-year return is -5.47%;
  • 10-year return is 4.22%;
  • 15-year return is 5.46%.

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

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

5. What is VSMCX dividend yield?

VSMCX yield is 0%.

6. What is VSMCX minimum initial investment amount?

VSMCX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is VSMCX expense ratio?

VSMCX expense ratio is 1.87%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.96%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 4.41%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.81;
  • 5-year beta is 1.71;
  • 10-year beta is 1.59;
  • 15-year beta is 1.38.

11. What is VSMCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.46;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.24;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.21;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.31.

Analysis

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

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

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

The following are VSMCX strengths from our perspective:

  • VSMCX 15-year return is 5.46%, 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 VSMCX? What are VSMCX negatives?

The following are VSMCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • VSMCX net assets are $13.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • VSMCX 3-year return is -9.76%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -6.71%.
  • VSMCX 5-year return is -5.47%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -0.48%.
  • VSMCX 10-year return is 4.22%, 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 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.
  • VSMCX expense ratio is 1.87%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • VSMCX 3-year Beta is 1.81, 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.
  • VSMCX 5-year Beta is 1.71, 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.
  • VSMCX 10-year Beta is 1.59, 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.
  • VSMCX 15-year Beta is 1.38, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 15-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 15 years.
In the VSMCX review, we covered VSMCX 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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