Review of HDFC small cap fund

It was almost a decade from now when the HDFC small-cap fund was introduced on 10th April 2008. Well, at that time it was named as Morgan Stanley ACE fund and a multi-cap scheme was followed. But in mid-2014, Morgan Stanley MF was procured by HDFC Mutual Fund, that time the investments scheme were changed and the scheme was renamed as HDFC small and mid-cap fund. Again in November 2016, it was rechristened as HDFC small-cap fund.

The fund invests primarily in small-cap corporations and pursues to deliver long-term capital income. CMFR (Crisil Mutual Fund Ranking) rated it as the number one in the small-cap funds’ list for the first quarter of 2018. The manager of the fund since June 2014 is Mr. Chirag Setalvad who has more than 20 years of experience.

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The fund’s AUM (Assets under Management) of the month-end arose more than 4 times which is ₹4578 Crores in May’18 from ₹909 Crores in June’15. Also, the fund has provided much higher average daily returns in more than last three years in comparison to the standard and rivals and with lesser volatility.

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SIP Performance

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Amount SIP Date  Start Date End Date Total Inv. Amount Worth of Investment CAGR
Rs.10000/- 25 1 st Aug. 2013 13 th Aug. 2016 Rs.610000/- Rs.1055000/- 21.66 % p.a.
1 Years 3 Years 5 Years
Fund 23.70% 18.71% 24.62%
Sector 5.99% 11.16% 26.82%

Overall returns

The fund has constantly surpassed the standard (BSE 200 TRI) and the listing (illustrated by funds placed in the small-cap funds listing in Crisil MF rank) overall dragging phase under analysis.

Risk analysis

Alpha 7.69
Beta 0.95
Downside Risk 18.91
Info Ratio Rel. 1.99
Jensens Alpha 7.34
Max. Drawdown -18.11
Max Gain 36.70
Max Loss -18.11
Negative Periods 11
Positive Periods 25
r2 0.96
Relative Return 7.17
Return 18.24
Sharp 0.62
Sortino 0.59
Tracking Error 3.60
Trenyor 11.25
Volatility 17.43

Portfolio analysis

Since last 3 years, the fund’s small-cap provided an average of 61.04%. The small-cap allocation has made a hike since November’16 after the fund was rechristened as a small-cap fund. Talking about sectoral level, in the last three years there were 5 primary sectors which contributed approx. 47% of the fund’s equity portfolio. During that phase, the main sector allocations involve construction projects, pharma companies, banks, industrial products and auto auxiliaries.

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One of the major contributors during that phase was VIP industries, Balkrishna industries, Aarti industries and KEC international.

In this listing, Dilip Buildcon has been the biggest contributor to the fund’s achievement. Up to May’18 Industrial products has been the highest component of the fund’s equity portfolio which was 16.2% then software-13.12%, banks-8.3%, auto auxiliaries-6.75% and pharma industries-5.3% respectively.

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The fund has invested in 124 stocks in the last 3 years, of which 22 were constantly clutched. The biggest contributors to the fund’s achievement between the constantly held stocks were Banco products, Swaraj Engines, NIIT technologies, Kalpataru power transmission and Carborundum Universal.

Note : Past performance of fund does not guarantee the future returns.

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