Emerging Markets Growth Fund - F-3 | American Funds

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Capital Appreciation

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Purchase Restrictions: Class F-3 shares are available through certain registered investment advisor and fee-based programs, but are not available for purchase in most employer-sponsored retirement plans. See the prospectus for details.

Overview

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A dedicated emerging markets allocation. Seeks to provide long term growth of capital through a diversified portfolio of developing country equities with an emphasis on companies growing faster than their global peers and/or trading at substantial discount.
Price at NAV $5.61 as of 9/30/2022 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $1,450.7
Portfolio Managers
4
Expense Ratio
0.70%

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Returns at NAV

Returns at MOP

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities1.5%
Non-U.S. Equities95.2%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
3.3%
U.S. Equities1.5%
Non-U.S. Equities95.2%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
3.3%
As of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly)
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Volatility & Return

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Equities

For Class F-3 Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the equity funds
EMGEX
MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index (linked)
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 08/31/2022 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 08/31/2022 (updated monthly) .
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Market Capitalization

78.6%
Large
17.1%
Medium
4.4%
Small
$23,478.23 Million
Weighted Average


As of 9/30/2021 (updated quarterly). Morningstar data as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Diversified Emerging Mkts
Weighted average of holdings
75% of fund's stock holdings
Morningstar data as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly)

Description

Objective
The fund's investment objective is to seek long-term capital growth.
Distinguishing Characteristics
The fund invests primarily in common stock and other equity securities of issuers in developing countries. In determining whether an issuer is in a developing country, the fund will consider whether the country is generally considered to be a developing country by the international financial community, where the issuer is domiciled, the location of the issuer’s principal place of business and/or whether the issuer has substantial assets, or derives significant revenues or profits from developing countries.
Types of Investments
The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in developing country securities.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 5/30/1986
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 8/31/2022
$1,450.7
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly).
155+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 8/31/2022
332
Regular Dividends Paid
Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000,000
Capital Gains Paid
Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2022) 37%
Fiscal Year-End Jun
Prospectus Date 09/01/2022
CUSIP 290886 20 9
Fund Number 37115

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 8/31/22

Quarter-End Returns as of 6/30/22

Growth of 10K

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For Class F-3 Shares, this chart tracks a hypothetical investment with dividends reinvested through 12/31/2021.
EMGEX
MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index (linked)

High & Low Prices

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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 1.44% 1.00%
Fund at MOP N/A N/A
As of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 1.84 8.69 13.26
MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index (linked)
1.50 5.10 10.50
Fund as of 6/30/22. Index as of 6/30/22.
Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Arthur Caye 5 18 29
Eu-Gene Cheah 5 25
Victor D. Kohn 28 36 38
F. Chapman Taylor 6 28 32
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(723)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(723 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(638 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(365 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Average
HIGH
LOW
Category Diversified Emerging Mkts
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly).
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Lipper Leader Scorecard

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

(685)

(688)
Expense Within Category
Funds Rated

(451)

(451)
Preservation Within Category
Funds Rated

(12377)

(12377)
Tax Efficiency Within Category
Funds Rated

(689)

(689)
Total Return Within Category
Funds Rated

(689)

(689)
Category Emerging Markets Funds
KEY
HIGHEST LOWEST
As of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
16.17
Sharpe Ratio
0.20
For the 10 Years ending 8/31/22 (updated monthly).
American Funds
Benchmark
Morningstar
Benchmark
MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index (linked)
MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
R-squared 93 77
Beta 0.99 1.02
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 100/98 107/97
American Funds Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).
Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 8/31/22 (updated monthly).

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Financials 22.9%
Health care 15.9%
Information technology 13.1%
Consumer discretionary 12.8%
Communication services 12.5%
Consumer staples 5.9%
Industrials 5.6%
Materials 4.3%
Energy 1.7%
Utilities 1.1%
Real estate 0.8%

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

Top Equities

TSMC
4.6%
Ping An Insurance
4.0%
BeiGene
3.9%
Samsung Electronics
3.3%
AIA Group
2.7%
Hengrui Medicine
2.7%
NetEase
2.3%
Trip.com Group
2.1%
H World Group
2.1%
Tencent
2.0%

% of net assets as of 8/31/2022 (updated monthly)

Geographic Breakdown

United States
1.2%
Europe
3.9%
Asia & Pacific Basin
80.7%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America)
10.8%
Cash & equivalents
3.4%
% of net assets as of 6/30/2022 (updated quarterly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index (linked)
United States 1.3% 0.0%
Canada 0.4% 0.0%
Europe 2.9% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 8.8% 0.1%
Emerging Markets 86.6% 99.9%

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

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index (linked)
United States 1.2% 0.0%
Canada 0.4% 0.0%
Europe 2.8% 0.0%
Asia-Pacific ex. Japan 8.5% 0.1%
Emerging Markets 83.7% 99.9%
Cash & Equivalents
3.4% 0.0%

% 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 01/26/22

2021
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
12/22/21 12/22/21 12/23/21 $0.1014 $0.00 $0.7807 $0.054 $8.26
2021 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.1014 Cap Gains Subtotal: $0.8347
Total Distributions: $0.9361

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.62%
Other Expenses 0.08%
Service 12b-1 --
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

EMGEX 0.70%
Lipper Emerging Markets Funds Average
0.96%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 6/30/22 (updated quarterly).

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