- Last Ratings Update:10/31/2013
- Price as of 10/31/2013 :$9.37
- Net Assets:$250.27 Million
- Peer Rank:92 of 259
- Investment Rating:C+
We rate Japan Smaller Cap Fund Inc. at C+. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 80% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Non-US Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The Japan Smaller Cap Fund Inc. has returned an annual rate of 1.29% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 8.91% in the last five years, 5.53% in the last three years, and 34.35% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 22% of them. It has also outpaced 49% of its competitors on a three year basis and 87% of them over the last year for the period ending 10/31/2013. On a year to date basis, JOF has returned 29.31%.
Downside risk has been below average. JOF has a draw down risk of -27.04%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 16.3%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 10/31/2013, the fund was trading at a price of $9.37, which is 0.5% below its 52-week high of $9.42 and 6.4% above its 52-week low of $8.81.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $250.27 million, JOF maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Non-US Equity peers of 1.19% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As JOF is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.
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