14 important things you should know about Aberdeen WVCCX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Aberdeen Funds: Aberdeen International Small Cap Fund; Class A Shares (WVCCX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing in equity securities of small U.S. and foreign companies. Under normal conditions, the Fund invests in equity securities of small companies from at least three different countries.

2. What are WVCCX top holdings?

WVCCX has 45 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 33.12% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Tecan Group Ltd TECN 4.60%
Abcam PLC ABC.L 4.02%
Genus PLC GNS.L 3.53%
Kerry Logistics Network Ltd 00636.HK 3.15%
Nabtesco Corp 6268 3.14%
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC DPH.L 3.09%
VAT Group AG VACN 3.09%
Interparfums ITP.PA 2.96%
Brunello Cucinelli SpA BC.MI 2.79%
CyberArk Software Ltd CYBR 2.75%

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

WVCCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 9.48%;
  • 3-month return is -14.82%;
  • 1-year return is -4.90%;
  • 3-year return is 3.27%;
  • 5-year return is 4.00%;
  • 10-year return is 8.26%;
  • 15-year return is 5.50%.

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

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

5. What is WVCCX dividend yield?

WVCCX yield is 1.21%.

6. What is WVCCX minimum initial investment amount?

WVCCX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is WVCCX expense ratio?

WVCCX expense ratio is 1.48%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

WVCCX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. WVCCX front-end sales load is 5.75. WVCCX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.42%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.17%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.06;
  • 5-year beta is 0.99;
  • 10-year beta is 0.89;
  • 15-year beta is 0.88.

11. What is WVCCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.01;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.13;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.48;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.33.

Analysis

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

WVCCX Finny Score is 67. Our quantitative analysis shows 6 reasons to buy WVCCX and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 67.

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

The following are WVCCX strengths from our perspective:

  • WVCCX 3-year return is 3.27%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA Small NR USD), -2.48%.
  • WVCCX 5-year return is 4%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA Small NR USD), 0.22%.
  • WVCCX 10-year return is 8.26%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA Small NR USD), 4.44%.
  • WVCCX 15-year return is 5.5%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA Small NR USD), 5.28%.
  • WVCCX 10-year Beta is 0.89, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • WVCCX 15-year Beta is 0.88, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are WVCCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • WVCCX net assets are $82.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • 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 5.75%. 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.
  • WVCCX expense ratio is 1.48%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the WVCCX review, we covered WVCCX 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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