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Income and Preservation

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Vehicle: Mutual Fund Share Class

Overview

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A research-driven approach to corporate bonds. Total-return-focused fund that seeks to generate most of its returns through income and normally invests its assets in U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade securities. Our deep, time-tested research may add consistency of returns while helping maintain a low correlation to equity markets.
Price at NAV $9.80 as of 8/12/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $1,758.2
Portfolio Managers
2
Expense Ratio
0.71%

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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

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-15.95%
1-year return
1.05%
5-year return
2.49%
Lifetime return (12/14/12)
3.50%
30-Day SEC Yield
Returns as of 7/31/22 (updated monthly). Yield as of 7/31/22 (updated monthly).

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds80.3%
Non-U.S. Bonds14.3%
Cash & Equivalents
5.4%
U.S. Equities0.0%
Non-U.S. Equities0.0%
U.S. Bonds80.3%
Non-U.S. Bonds14.3%
Cash & Equivalents
5.4%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)
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Volatility & Return

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Fund Statistics

7.4 years
Effective Duration
4.6%
Average Yield
to Worst
2.8%
Average Coupon
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Morningstar Style BoxTM— Fixed-Income

Medium Quality
Moderate Interest-Rate Sensitivity
Morningstar data as } of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Objective
The fund’s investment objective is to seek to provide maximum total return consistent with capital preservation and prudent risk management.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This total-return-focused fund, which seeks to generate most of its returns through income, normally invests its assets in U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade debt instruments. The fund’s primary exposure is to higher quality corporate bonds. Our deep, time-tested research may add consistency of returns while helping maintain a low correlation to equity markets. Leveraging our capabilities across fixed income and equity teams, we are able to deepen our credit research in an underanalyzed category of the bond market.
Types of Investments
Primarily invests in corporate bonds.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
The fund may invest significantly in debt securities issued by companies domiciled outside the United States, including issuers domiciled in developing countries. All securities held by the fund will be denominated in U.S. dollars.
Maturity
The fund invests in debt securities with a wide range of maturities.
Portfolio Restrictions
Normally, at least 80% of the fund’s assets will be invested in corporate debt securities. In addition, under normal market conditions the fund invests in debt securities, including money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents, rated Baa3 or better or BBB- or better by Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations designated by the fund’s investment adviser or in debt securities that are unrated but determined to be of equivalent quality by the fund’s investment adviser at the time of purchase.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 12/14/2012
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 7/31/2022
$1,758.2
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
221+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 7/31/2022
46,646
Regular Dividends Paid
Monthly
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2022) 118%
Fiscal Year-End May
Prospectus Date 08/01/2022
CUSIP 02629H 10 9
Fund Number 32

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 7/31/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 6/30/22

Growth of 10K

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For Class A Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
BFCAX
Bloomberg U.S. Corporate Investment Grade Index

High & Low Prices

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 2.01% N/A
Fund at MOP 1.94% 3.50%
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)
Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Karen Choi 3 15 24
Scott Sykes 5 17 21
A boldface number indicates that years of experience with Capital Group is equal to years of experience with investment industry.

Portfolio Composition

Morningstar Rating TM


Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Funds rated(188)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(188 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(165 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(-- funds rated)
--
Overall Morningstar Risk Below Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Corporate Bond
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly).
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Lipper Leader Scorecard

Over-all 3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
Consistent Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(245)

(245)

(223)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(52)

(52)

(49)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(6265)

(6265)

(5585)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(245)

(245)

(223)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(245)

(245)

(223)
Category Corp Debt BBB Rated Fds
KEY
HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 7/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
6.36
Sharpe Ratio
0.14
For the 5 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
Bloomberg U.S. Corporate Investment Grade Index
Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
R-squared 94 81
Beta 0.88 1.39
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 91/92 141/142
American Funds Benchmark for the 5 Years ending 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 5 Years ending 7/31/22 (updated monthly).
U.S. Treasuries/Agencies
7.7%
AAA/Aaa
1.2%
AA/Aa
11.0%
A
29.5%
BBB/Baa
41.8%
BB/Ba
2.5%
Unrated
0.4%
Cash & equivalents
5.8%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Average Life Breakdown

0-4.9 Years
20.2%
5-9.9 Years
48.7%
10-19.9 Years
11.1%
20-29.9 Years
12.9%
30+ Years
1.5%
% of net assets as of 3/31/2022 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Bonds Breakdown

Bond Details

Total bond holdings
U.S. government & government agency bonds & notes 7.7%
Asset-backed obligations 1.2%
Municipal securities 0.4%
Non-U.S. government/agency securities 0.1%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Top Fixed-Income Issuers

U.S. Treasury
7.7%
FirstEnergy
3.7%
PG&E
3.5%
Morgan Stanley
2.9%
AT&T
2.8%
Boeing
2.5%
Wells Fargo
2.2%
Bank of America
2.2%
Edison International
2.0%
Netflix
1.7%

% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
79.0%
Europe
10.1%
Asia & Pacific Basin
1.6%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
3.5%
Cash & equivalents
5.8%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 08/12/22

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 $0.0156489 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.88
Daily 02/28/22 03/01/22 $0.0149392 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.68
Daily 03/31/22 04/01/22 $0.0157648 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10.39
Daily 04/29/22 05/02/22 $0.0169122 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.79
Daily 05/31/22 06/01/22 $0.0203842 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.83
Daily 06/30/22 07/01/22 $0.0195887 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.54
Daily 07/29/22 08/01/22 $0.0202346 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9.84
2022 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.12347258 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.00
Total Distributions: $0.12347258

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.25%
Other Expenses 0.17%
Service 12b-1 0.29%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

Gross Net
BFCAX 0.71% 0.70%
Lipper Corporate Debt BBB-Rated Funds Average
0.85%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).

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