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BOND FUNDS

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Share Class

Summary

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A well-researched approach to high-yield investing. Invests in a diversified portfolio of lower rated, higher yielding bonds with a focus on income and the potential for capital appreciation. The high-yield investment team benefits from the extensive research capabilities of Capital’s equity and macroeconomic analysts.
Price at NAV $9.36 as of 5/20/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $18,698.1
Portfolio Managers
4
Expense Ratio
0.69%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

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-6.68%
1-year return
3.30%
5-year return
4.24%
10-year return
5.21%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 4/30/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 4/30/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities3.7%
Non-U.S. Equities0.1%
U.S. Bonds76.4%
Non-U.S. Bonds14.4%
Cash & Equivalents
5.4%
U.S. Equities3.7%
Non-U.S. Equities0.1%
U.S. Bonds76.4%
Non-U.S. Bonds14.4%
Cash & Equivalents
5.4%
As of 4/30/2022 (updated monthly)

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
AHITX
Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index

High & Low Prices

Fund Statistics

3.7 years
Effective Duration
5.5%
Average Yield
to Worst
5.3%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

Low Quality
Limited Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as } of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's primary investment objective is to provide you with a high level of current income. Its secondary investment objective is capital appreciation.
Distinguishing Characteristics
The strategy invests in a diversified portfolio of lower rated, higher yielding bonds with a focus on income and the potential for capital appreciation. A dedicated team of analysts, traders and portfolio managers collaborate to achieve a comprehensive understanding of a company’s financial position and capital structure via fundamental bottom-up analysis. The high-yield investment team benefits from the extensive research capabilities across Capital’s equity and macroeconomic analysts.
Types of Investments
At least 65% of the portfolio will be invested in high-yield, lower rated bonds (BB+/Ba1 or below at the time of purchase) and other similar securities, including preferred stocks. Up to 25% of assets may be invested in common stocks or equity-related securities.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
Up to 25% of assets may be invested in securities of issuers outside the U.S., which may be denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar.
Maturity
Typically, the fund will be invested in intermediate- to long-term securities.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 2/19/1988
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 4/30/2022
$18,698.1
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly).
489+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 4/30/2022
671,534
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2021) 66%
Fiscal Year-End Sep
Prospectus Date 12/01/2021
CUSIP 026547 10 9
Fund Number 21

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 4/30/22

AHITX
Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index

Quarter-End Returns as of 3/31/22

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Volatility & Return

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Fixed-Income

For Class A Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the fixed income funds
AHITX
Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 04/30/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 04/30/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 4.54% N/A
Fund at MOP 4.36% 5.21%
As of 4/30/2022 (updated monthly)

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Tom Chow 7 7 33
David A. Daigle 18 27
Tara L. Torrens 6 18
Shannon Ward 5 5 29
A boldface number indicates that years of experience with Capital Group is equal to years of experience with investment industry.

Ratings & Risk

Morningstar Rating TM


Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Funds rated(632)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(632 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(575 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(381 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category High Yield Bond
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 4/30/2022 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
6.64
Sharpe Ratio
0.62
For the 10 Years ending 4/30/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 97 6
Beta 0.98 0.49
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 101/94 40/112
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 4/30/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
0.5%
BBB/Baa
3.5%
BB/Ba
40.8%
B
33.6%
CCC & Below
12.0%
Other
4.1%
Unrated
1.0%
Cash & equivalents
4.6%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
39.8%
5-9.9 Years
47.4%
10-19.9 Years
1.7%
20-29.9 Years
1.1%
30+ Years
0.1%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
Other 0.5%
Convertible securities 0.4%
Mortgage-backed obligations 0.1%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

Teva Pharmaceutical
1.7%
Bausch Health Companies
1.6%
Charter Communications
1.5%
Ford Motor
1.5%
First Quantum Minerals
1.4%

% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
80.0%
Europe
6.6%
Asia & Pacific Basin
0.9%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
6.5%
Cash & equivalents
6.0%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 05/20/22

2022
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
Daily 01/31/22 02/01/22 $0.0374028 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.25
Daily 02/28/22 03/01/22 $0.0344403 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.15
Daily 03/31/22 04/01/22 $0.0423965 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.04
Daily 04/29/22 05/02/22 $0.0347002 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.67
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.14893981 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.14893981

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.26%
Other Expenses 0.17%
Service 12b-1 0.26%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

AHITX 0.69%
Lipper High Yield Funds Average
0.98%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 3/31/22 (updated quarterly).

Resources

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