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15 important things you should know about Invesco VSMCX mutual fund

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

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

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 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 VSMCX performance? What are VSMCX historical returns?

VSMCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -4.34%;
  • 3-month return is 3.17%;
  • 1-year return is -16.50%;
  • 3-year return is -6.44%;
  • 5-year return is 0.19%;
  • 10-year return is 6.41%;
  • 15-year return is 5.98%.

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.

VSMCX up and 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.

VSMCX 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%.
VSMCX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.76;
  • 5-year beta is 1.74;
  • 10-year beta is 1.63;
  • 15-year beta is 1.37.
VSMCX Beta

11. What is VSMCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.10;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.14;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.37;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.33.
VSMCX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

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

The following are VSMCX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>VSMCX 15-year return</strong> is 5.98%, 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 VSMCX? What are VSMCX negatives?

The following are VSMCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>VSMCX net assets</strong> are $13.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>VSMCX 3-year return</strong> is -6.44%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -4.3%.
  • <strong>VSMCX 5-year return</strong> is 0.19%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 3.25%.
  • <strong>VSMCX 10-year return</strong> is 6.41%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 7.14%.
  • <strong>VSMCX expense ratio</strong> is 1.87%, 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 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.
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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