Fundsmith Equity Fund
692.28p T Class Acc, 23 Jul 24

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Price Data 23rd July 2024

Share Class OCF* Minimum Price p
T Class Acc 1.04% £1,000 692.28
T Class Inc 1.04% £1,000 628.48
R Class Acc 1.54% £1,000 646.36
R Class Inc 1.54% £1,000 616.63
I Class Acc 0.94% £5M 701.82
I Class Inc 0.94% £5M 629.11

Historical Prices

Standing Data

Since Inception
Portfolio Manager Terry Smith
Fund Type UK OEIC
Inception Date 1st November 2010
Initial Charge None
Registrar SS&C
Depository State Street Trustees Ltd
Auditor Deloitte LLP
Dealing Daily at Noon
Investment Association Sector
Global
Authorised Corporate Director
Fundsmith LLP
Investment Manager
Fundsmith Investment Services Ltd.

Key Facts

As at 28 Jun 2024
Fund Size £25.0bn
Gross / Net Yield< 1.30% / 0.26%
2023 PTR^ 11.1%
7 Day Fund Liquidity> 71%
No. Holdings 29
Average Co. Founded 1915
Median Market Cap £90.0bn
Active Share as at 31.12.23” 89%
2023 Transaction Costs 0.01%

Fund Performance Analysis

To 28 Jun 2024, T Class Acc %
Annualised Rate of Return +15.4
Best Month +9.4 (Jan '13)
Worst Month -9.5 (Jan '22)
Average Month +1.3
% Positive Months 68

Geographic Split

As at 28 Jun 2024, by Country of Listing %
US 69.8
Denmark 11.8
France 9.8
UK 3.6
Spain 2.7
Undisclosed Country - New Position 0.4
Cash 1.9

Sector Split

As at 28 Jun 2024, GICS® Categories %
Health Care 26.6
Consumer Staples 25.1
Information Technology 13.2
Communication Services 11.6
Consumer Discretionary 11.2
Industrials 6.0
Financials 4.4
Cash 1.9

Security Identification Codes

Share Class SEDOL ISIN MEXID CITI
T Acc B4Q5X52 GB00B4Q5X527 FUEQUI LSX3
T Inc B4M93C5 GB00B4M93C53 FUSMIT LSX4
R Acc B4LPDJ1 GB00B4LPDJ14 FUNDSM LSX2
R Inc B4QBRK3 GB00B4QBRK32 FUDSMI LSX1
I Acc B41YBW7 GB00B41YBW71 FUQUIT LSX6
I Inc B4MR8G8 GB00B4MR8G82 FUUNDS LSX5

Investment objective

The Fundsmith Equity Fund ("the Fund") will invest in equities on a global basis. The Fund’s approach is to be a long-term investor in its chosen stocks. It will not adopt short-term trading strategies. The Fund has stringent investment criteria which the Authorised Corporate Director and the Investment Manager adhere to in selecting securities for the Fund's investment portfolio. These criteria aim to ensure that the Fund 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 Fund to be attractive.

The Fund 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.

Principal Risks

  • The value of companies invested in, and therefore the value of the Fund, will rise and fall, and there is no guarantee that you will get your investment back. An investment in the Fund should only be made by those persons who are able to sustain a loss on their investment. The shares should be viewed as long-term investments (at least 5 years).
  • The Fund's portfolio is a global portfolio and many of the investments are not denominated in GBP. There is no currency hedging made by the Fund. The GBP price of the shares may therefore rise or fall purely on account of exchange rate movements.
  • The Fund's portfolio complies with the UCITS requirements on spread of investment. Having said that, application of the investment criteria described above significantly limits the number of potential investments: the Fund generally invests in 20 to 30 stocks and so it is more concentrated than many other funds. This means that the performance or underperformance of a single stock has a greater effect on the price of the Fund.
  • If you are unsure about the suitability of the Fund for you, please seek professional advice.
  • Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Performance, % Total Return

  Jun 2024 2024 to
28.06.24
2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 Inception to
28.06.24
Annualised to
28.06.24
Fundsmith1 +2.4 +9.3 +12.4 -13.8 +22.1 +18.3 +25.6 +610.2 +15.4
Equities2 +2.8 +12.7 +16.8 -7.8 +22.9 +12.3 +22.7 +369.6 +12.0
UK Bonds3 +1.2 -2.2 +5.6 -15.0 -4.5 +4.6 +3.8 +23.7 +1.6
Cash4 +0.4 +2.6 +4.6 +1.4 +0.1 +0.3 +0.8 +15.6 +1.1

The Fund is not managed with reference to any benchmark, the above comparators are provided for information purposes only. 1T class accumulation shares, net of fees priced at midday UK time, source: Bloomberg. 2MSCI World Index (£ Net) priced at close of business US time, source: www.msci.com. The MSCI World Index is a developed world index of global equities across all sectors and, as such, is a fair comparison given the Company's investment objective and policy.  3Bloomberg Series-E UK Govt 5 - 10 yr Bond Index, source: Bloomberg. 4 £ Interest Rate, source: Bloomberg.

Portfolio Comment for June 2024

There were no outright sales or purchases of holdings made in the month. The top 5 contributors in the month were Microsoft, Meta Platforms, Novo Nordisk, Alphabet and Marriott. The top 5 detractors were L'Oréal, Nike, Amadeus, Waters and LVMH.

Top 10 holdings

  • Microsoft
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Meta Platforms
  • L'Oréal
  • Stryker
  • Philip Morris
  • Visa
  • IDEXX
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • LVMH

Our values

  • 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.

Our UK ratings

The Fundsmith Equity Fund's ratings include FE fundinfo, Square Mile and Morningstar.

Square Mile
Morningstar Silver Rating 180P
FE Fund info 2 Crown RGB

Monthly performance table, % Total Return, T Class, Accumulation Shares

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2010 - - - - - - - - - - +2.0 +4.1 +6.1
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 +8.4
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 +12.5
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 +25.3
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 +23.3
2015 +4.1 +0.7 +1.0 -0.9 +2.7 -6.3 +5.8 -3.6 -0.5 +7.9 +2.3 +2.4 +15.7
2016 -0.9 +5.7 +2.0 -1.2 +1.9 +8.3 +5.6 +1.2 +0.8 +2.5 -3.2 +2.8 +28.2
2017 +0.7 +5.3 +2.2 +0.5 +5.2 -1.1 +1.0 +2.1 -3.1 +5.8 +0.2 +1.5 +22.0
2018 +1.9 -2.1 -4.5 +3.6 +6.1 +2.1 +2.5 +3.1 0.0 -6.0 +3.3 -6.9 +2.2
2019 +4.3 +4.4 +5.5 +2.6 +1.3 +3.8 +5.5 -0.6 -3.2 -2.5 +2.2 +0.2 +25.6
2020 +2.7 -6.9 -3.7 +8.5 +7.1 +0.5 +0.8 +4.2 +0.4 -2.3 +4.9 +1.7 +18.3
2021 -2.3 +1.1 +2.1 +6.2 -1.0 +6.6 +3.0 +2.3 -3.6 +0.5 +2.7 +3.0 +22.1
2022 -9.5 -4.1 +4.0 -1.5 -4.7 -3.0 +7.3 -0.8 -4.5 +0.0 +1.5 +1.5 -13.8
2023 +1.5 +1.5 +3.8 +3.3 -3.3 +1.6 +0.9 -0.8 -1.9 -1.9 +3.9 +3.5 +12.4
2024 +2.7 +4.3 +2.2 -2.2 -0.3 +2.4             +9.3

Dividends per Share (p)

  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
Interim 1st Jan 2024 to 30th June 2024 0.7452 0.6766 0.0000 0.0000 0.9823 0.8809
Final 1st July 2023 to 31st Dec 2023 1.2937 1.1774 0.0000 0.0000 1.7342 1.5605
Interim 1st Jan 2023 to 30th June 2023 0.5214 0.4750 0.0000 0.0000 0.7288 0.6563
Final 1st July 2022 to 31st Dec 2022 0.7362 0.6719 0.0000 0.0000 1.1361 1.0283
Interim 1st Jan 2022 to 30th June 2022 0.2797 0.2554 0.0000 0.0000 0.4673 0.4297
Final 1st July 2021 to 31st Dec 2021 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0180 0.0048
Interim 1st Jan 2021 to 30th June 2021 0.7688 0.6971 0.0000 0.0000 1.0519 0.9543
Final 1st July 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 0.4817 0.4395 0.0000 0.0000 0.7543 0.6839
Interim 1st Jan 2020 to 30th June 2020 1.3002 1.1949 0.1317 0.1185 1.5482 1.4068
Final 1st July 2019 to 31st Dec 2019 0.6100 0.5598 0.0000 0.0000 0.8546 0.7771
Interim 1st Jan 2019 to 30th Jun 2019 2.1975 2.0292 1.1237 1.0748 2.4233 2.2028
Final 1st July 2018 to 31st Dec 2018 0.4767 0.4417 0.0000 0.0000 0.6835 0.6258
Interim 1st Jan 2018 to 30th Jun 2018 1.8059 1.6761 0.8796 0.8323 2.0008 1.8431
Final 1st July 2017 to 31st Dec 2017 0.2502 0.2275 0.0000 0.0000 0.4348 0.3975
Interim 1st Jan 2017 to 30th Jun 2017 1.7575 1.6403 0.9297 0.8889 1.9298 1.7899
Final 1st July 2016 to 31st Dec 2016 0.7676 0.7160 0.0595 0.0650 0.9201 0.8555
Interim 1st Jan 2016 to 30th Jun 2016 1.4428 1.3559 0.8221 0.7734 1.5759 1.4749
Final 1st July 2015 to 31st Dec 2015 0.7385 0.6932 0.1928 0.1844 0.8551 0.8019
Interim 1st Jan 2015 to 30th Jun 2015 1.6001 1.5223 1.0557 1.0283 1.7094 1.6209
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 Jun 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 Jan 2011 to 30th Jun 2011 0.9862 0.9862 0.6960 0.6960 1.0737 1.0737

Accumulation share prices include all dividends received.
Income shares go ex-dividend on 30th June and 31st December and the dividends are paid out on or about 28th February and 31st August.

" Active Share measures how much the portfolio holdings differ from the comparator 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 updated following the publication of accounts for the periods ending 30th June and 31st December.

^ The PTR (Portfolio Turnover Rate) is a measure of the fund's trading activity, and has been calculated by taking the total share purchases and sales less total creations and liquidations divided by the average net asset value of the fund.

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

< Gross Yield reflects the historic dividend income received by the fund in the preceding 12 months before the deduction of all expenses including management fees. Net Yield is Gross Yield less the deduction of all expenses including management fees i.e. Gross Yield less 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.

N.B. When a position is being built for the fund the company name is not disclosed on the factsheet (www.fundsmith.co.uk/factsheet).

Disclaimer: A Key Investor Information Document and an English language prospectus for the Fundsmith Equity Fund are available via the Fundsmith website (www.fundsmith.co.uk/forms) or on request and investors should consult these documents 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.

MSCI World Index is the exclusive property of MSCI Inc. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or final products. This report is not approved, reviewed or produced by MSCI. The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) was developed by and is the exclusive property of MSCI and Standard & Poor’s and “GICS®” is a service mark of MSCI and Standard & Poor’s.

Information for investors in Singapore
This document is communicated by Fundsmith LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Fundsmith Equity Fund (the “Fund”), which is the subject of this document, does not relate to a collective investment scheme which is authorised under section 286 of the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore (the “SFA”) or Recognised under section 287 of the SFA. This document has not been registered as a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (the “MAS”). Accordingly, this document and any other document or material in connection with the offer or sale, or invitation for subscription or purchase, of units in the Fund may not be circulated or distributed, nor may units be offered or sold, or be made the subject of an invitation for subscription or purchase, whether directly or indirectly, to persons in Singapore other than 1. To an institutional investor under section 304 of the SFA; or 2. To a relevant person pursuant to section 305(1) of the SFA or any person pursuant to section 305(2) of the SFA (and such distribution is in accordance with the conditions specified in section 305 of the SFA); or 3. Otherwise pursuant to, and in accordance with the conditions of, any other applicable provision of the SFA. In particular, for investment funds that are not authorised or recognised by the MAS, units in such funds are not allowed to be offered to the retail public. This document and any other document or material issued in connection with the offer or sale is not a prospectus as defined in the SFA. Accordingly, statutory liability under the SFA in relation to the content of prospectuses does not apply and investors should consider carefully whether the investment is suitable for them. In particular, for investment funds that are not authorised or recognised by the MAS, units in such funds are not allowed to be offered to the retail public. This document and any other document or material issued in connection with the offer or sale is not a prospectus as defined in the SFA. Accordingly, statutory liability under the SFA in relation to the content of prospectuses does not apply and investors should consider carefully whether the investment is suitable for them.

Information for investors in Australia
By receiving materials with respect to the fund, each prospective investor is deemed to represent that it is a wholesale client and professional or sophisticated investor (as those terms are defined in the Australian Corporations Act). Such materials are not intended to be distributed or passed on, directly or indirectly, to any other class of persons in Australia. The information in this factsheet has been prepared for information purposes and sets out information relating to the offer of shares in the OEIC. It does not take into account any investor's investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. Before acting on the information the investor should consider its appropriateness having regard to their investment objectives, financial situation and needs. Any advice contained in this document is provided by the OEIC. The OEIC does not hold an Australian financial services licence which authorises it to provide advice in relation to the shares in the fund. No cooling-off regime applies to an acquisition of the shares in the fund.