Price Data

Share Class OCF*  Minimum Price p
N/A 0.00% 0.00 0.36
Fund Type: UK OEIC
Portfolio Manager: Terry Smith
Launch Date: November 2010
Accumulat'n Shares: Dividends Retained
Income Shares: Dividends Paid Out
Min Regular Saving: £100 per month
Initial Charge: None
AMC (T/R/I Class): 1.0%, 1.5%, 0.9%
Registrar: IFDS Ltd.
Depositary: State Street Trustees Ltd.
Auditor: Deloitte LLP
Dealing: Daily at noon
IMA Sector: Global Growth
Fund Size: £3.4bn as at 27.2.15
Gross/Net Yield<: 2.08%/0.99% as at 27.2.15
PTR^: Negative, since inception
Active Share": 94% as at 27.2.15
7 Day Fund Liquidity>: 90% as at 27.2.15
No. Holdings: 28
Average Co. Founded: 1908
Average Co. Mkt. Cap.: £56.7bn as at 27.2.15
Dividend Dates: On or about 28/2 & 31/8

Geographic Split by Listing

As at 27th February 2015 %
US 59
UK 28
Continental Europe 13

Portfolio Sector Exposure

As at 27th February 2015 %
Consumer Staples 40
Technology 23
Healthcare 17
Consumer Discretionary 8
Industrials 9
Cash 3
Total 100

Security Identification Codes


Equity Fund Aim

The Company will invest in equities on a global basis. The Company's approach is to be a long-term investor in its chosen stocks. It will not adopt short-term trading strategies.

The Company has stringent investment criteria which the ACD, as investment manager, adheres to in selecting securities for the Company's investment portfolio. These criteria aim to ensure that the Company invests in:

  • high quality businesses that can sustain a high return on operating capital employed;
  • businesses whose advantages are difficult to replicate;
  • businesses which do not require significant leverage to generate returns;
  • businesses with a high degree of certainty of growth from reinvestment of their cash flows at high rates of return;
  • businesses that are resilient to change, particularly technological innovation;
  • businesses whose valuation is considered by the Company to be attractive.

Investors should be aware that the application of these investment criteria significantly limits the number of potential investments for the Company's portfolio. It is envisaged that the investment portfolio of the Company will be concentrated, generally comprising between 20 and 30 stocks.

The Company will not invest in derivatives and will not hedge any currency exposure arising from within the operations of an investee business nor from the holding of an investment denominated in a currency other than sterling.

Fundsmith Equity Fund Performance, % Total Return, T Class, Accumulation to 27.2.15:

February 2015
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010+ Total Annualised
Fundsmith1 +0.7 +4.8 +23.3 +25.3 +12.5 +8.4 +6.1 +109.7 +18.7
+2.9 +4.9 +11.5 +24.3 +10.7 -4.8 +7.3 +64.3 +12.1
UK Bonds3 -2.1 +0.3 +10.0 -4.3 +2.7 +15.6 -0.7 +23.5
Cash4 +0.0 +0.1 +0.5 +0.5 +0.8 +0.9 +0.1 +3.0 +0.8
1Net of Fees priced at midday UK time (source: Fundsmith). 2MSCI World Index (£ Net) priced at close of business US time (source: +Nov /Dec. 3Bloomberg/EFFAS Bond Indices UK Govt 5-10 yr (source: Bloomberg). 43 Month £ LIBOR Interest Rate (source: Bloomberg)

Portfolio Comment for February 2015

There were no outright sales or purchases made in the month. Daily cash flows were invested into the portfolio.
The top 5 contributors in the month were Visa, Ebay, Becton Dickinson, Microsoft and Reckitt Benckiser.
The top 5 detractors were CR Bard, Dr Pepper Snapple, Unilever, Diageo and Procter & Gamble.

Top 10 Holdings
• Microsoft
• Imperial Tobacco
• Dr Pepper Snapple
• Becton Dickinson
• Unilever
• Stryker
• Kone
• Philip Morris
• Reckitt Benckiser
• Domino's Pizza

Fundsmith Equity Fund
• No Fees for Performance
• No Up Front Fees
• No Nonsense
• No Debt or Derivatives
• No Shorting
• No Market Timing
• No Index Hugging
• No Trading
• No Hedging
Fundsmith Knows

Just a small number of high quality, resilient, global growth companies that are good value and which we intend to hold for a long time, and in which we invest our own money.

" Active Share measures how much the portfolio holdings differ from the benchmark index (MSCI World) i.e. a portfolio that is identical to the benchmark would have 0% active share.

* The OCF (Ongoing Charges Figure) is the total expenses paid by the fund (excluding bank overdraft interest), annualised, against its average net asset value. The OCF will fluctuate as the average net assets and costs change. The OCF is for the year ended 31st Dec 2014.

^ The PTR (Portfolio Turnover Ratio) has been calculated in accordance with the methodology laid down by the FCA. This compares the total share purchases and sales less total creations and liquidations with the average net asset value of the fund.

> 7 Day Fund Liquidity is calculated based upon 30% of trailing 20 day average volume.

< Net Yield is the historic dividend income paid by the fund in the 12 months ending 31st Dec 2014 after the deduction of all expenses including management fees (i.e the OCF). Gross Yield reflects the historic dividend income received by the fund in the 12 months ending 31st Dec 2014 i.e. the Net Yield plus the OCF. In both cases we use the T Class Shares as reference. Please note that rates would vary for I Class and R Class shares. 


An English language prospectus for the Fundsmith Equity Fund is available on request and via the Fundsmith website and investors should consult this document before purchasing shares in the fund. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may fall as well as rise and be affected by changes in exchange rates, and you may not get back the amount of your original investment. Fundsmith LLP does not offer investment advice or make any recommendations regarding the suitability of its product. This is not a financial promotion and is intended for UK residents only. Fundsmith LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Monthly Performance Table, % Total Return, T Class, Accumulation Shares

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2015 +4.1 +0.7
2014 -3.5 +3.7 +1.2 -0.1 +4.0 -1.1 +0.8 +2.9 +1.5 +4.8 +6.6 +0.7
2013 +9.4 +4.4 +3.7 +0.9 +3.5 -1.8 +2.5 -4.1 -0.2 +4.6 +0.3 +0.2
2012 +1.6 +3.4 +1.2 -0.3 -0.4 +1.9 +3.6 -0.2 +0.2 -0.5 +2.9 -1.4
2011 -3.1 +0.4 +2.7 +1.4 +3.9 +0.3 -2.1 -2.2 -0.2 +4.8 -2.3 +5.0

+2.0 +4.1

Dividend Payments, payable on 28th February and 31st August.

Name Direct Direct Advised Advised Institutional Institutional
Share Class T Class T Class R Class R Class I Class I Class
Type Accumulation Income Accumulation Income Accumulation Income
Final 1st July 2014 to 31st Dec 2014 0.7421 0.7120 0.2779 0.2689 0.8380 0.7957
Interim 1st Jan 2014 to 30th Jun 2014 1.3074 1.2608 0.8837 0.8642 1.3984 1.3382
Final 1st July 2013 to 31st Dec 2013 0.5249 0.5068 0.1219 0.1184 0.6082 0.5823
Interim 1st Jan 2013 to 30th Jun 2013 1.3036 1.2700 0.9207 0.9003 1.3853 1.3432
Final 1st July 2012 to 31st Dec 2012 0.6323 0.6268 0.3112 0.3013 0.6986 0.6939
Interim 1st Jan 2012 to 30th June 2012 1.0565 1.0460 0.7716 0.7693 1.1298 1.1236
Final 1st July 2011 to 31st Dec 2011 0.4789 0.4399 0.1677 0.1900 0.5193 0.4884
Interim 1st Nov 2010 to 30th June 2011 0.9862 0.9862 0.6960 0.6960 1.0737 1.0737

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