ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund has given 25.5% returns since inception. The fund scores above most of its peers in the small and midcap category in terms of consistency of performance. CRISIL has ranked the fund high (CRISIL Rank 2) as a consistent performer among all equity funds. The fund has outperformed the small and midcap category in terms of long term trailing returns over 3, 5 and 10 year time horizons. The chart below shows the trailing 3, 5 and 10 years returns of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund and the small/midcap funds category.
Even in terms of point to point annual returns the ICICI Prudential Value discovery fund has outperformed the small/midcap funds category as well as the benchmark CNX Midcap index. The chart shows the annual returns of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund, small/midcap funds category and the benchmark CNX Midcap index from 2005 to YTD 2014.
We can see that the fund has done well both in terms of trailing returns and point to point returns over a long time horizon. The fund has outperformed the category and the benchmark during both bull and bear market cycles.
The ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund was launched in July 2004. The fund has around 8,000 crores of average assets under management. The expense ratio of the fund is 2.26%. The manager of this fund is Mrinal Singh since 2011. Mrinal has a strong track record as fund manager. The minimum investment for this fund is 5,000. The fund is suitable for investors looking for long term investment objectives, like retirement planning, children’s education etc. Morningstar has a five star rating for this fund.
While the fund has midcap and small cap bias, the fund also has significant allocation to large cap companies. The fund manager identifies stocks trading at significant discount to fair value with substantial upside potential. The portfolio is overweight on cyclical sectors, with sectors like BFSI, Automobile & Auto Ancillaries, Engineering, Oil and Gas accounting for nearly 80% of the portfolio value. With cyclical sectors poised to do well with the revival in economic growth and capex cycle, the ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund is positioned strongly to do well over the medium to long term. In terms of company concentration, the top 5 companies, ICICI Bank, Reliance, Sadbhav Engineering, Amara Raja and Wipro accounts for only 21% of the portfolio value. Even the top 10 companies account for only around 32% of the portfolio holdings.
Risk and Return
While the ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund has consistently outperformed the small and midcap funds category in terms of returns, the fund has also has done well in terms of risk measures. The annualized standard deviation of monthly returns of the ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund at 18.4% is lower than the annualized standard deviation of monthly returns of the category. On a risk adjusted returns basis, as measured by Sharpe Ratio, the fund has outperformed the small and midcap funds category. Sharpe ratio is defined as the ratio of excess return (i.e. difference of return of the fund and risk free return from Government securities) and annualized standard deviation of returns. Higher the Sharpe ratio better is the risk adjusted performance of the fund. The Sharpe ratio of the ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund is 1.4, while that of the diversified equity fund category is 1.19.
Dividend Payout Track Record
ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund, dividend option, has a strong dividend payment track record. The fund has paid dividends every year since inception. The table below shows the dividend history of the fund’s dividend option.
Lump Sum and SIP Returns
1 lac lump sum investment in the fund NFO (growth option) would be at a value of 10.5 lacs as on Dec 28 2014. The chart below shows the growth of 1 lac investment in the ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund (Growth Option).
The chart below shows the returns since inception of 3000 monthly SIP in the ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund (growth option). The SIP date has been assumed to first working day of the month. The chart below shows the SIP returns of the fund. NAVs as on Dec 28 2014.
The chart above shows that a monthly SIP of 3,000 started at inception of the ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund (Growth Option) would have grown to nearly 13.7 lacs by Dec 28 2014, while the investor would have invested in total only 3.75 lacs. The SIP return is nearly 24% since inception.
The ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund has just completed 10 years of solid performance. This fund is suitable for investors with a long time horizon. Investors, who are looking for long term capital appreciation, can consider investing in the scheme through the systematic investment plan (SIP) or lump sum route. Investors who prefer dividend payout can also invest in this fund. Investors should consult with their financial advisors if ICICI Prudential Value Discovery fund is suitable for their investment objectives.
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MUTUAL FUND TOOLS & CALCULATORS
If you had invested 10 Lacs in the NFO of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund – Regular Growth, 12 years back on the launch date of August 16, 2004 and started withdrawing 8,000 per month after one year then the current value of your investment would have been 84.08 Lacs even after withdrawing 10.48 Lacs through 131 SWP instalments of 8,000 each in the last 11 years (Based on June 17, 2016 NAV).
To come to this conclusion we assumed that the lumpsum investment of 10.00 was made on August 16, 2004, the launch date of the fund. We have also presumed that the monthly Systematic withdrawal of 8,000 was started after one year i.e. on the 17th of every month (starting from August 17, 2005) so that each and every SWP withdrawal amount is treated as tax free!
At Advisorkhoj, we are doing this study to show our readers how the SWP works in mutual funds and how it could help those investors who look for regular returns from their lumspum investments.
Please look at the chart below to understand how we have selected the different options in the SWP Research Tool to get the results. You can also like to explore our SWP Return Calculator to know the SWP returns of any fund of your choice.
Source: Advisorkhoj SWP Calculator – ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth
SWP (Systematic Withdrawal Plan) results of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth
From the above chart you can see that you would have withdrawn a total of Rs. 10.48 Lacs in last 11 years, through 131 equal monthly SWP instalments of Rs. 8,000 each, thus, you would have got a tax free return of 9.6% every year. Even after withdrawing a tax free amount of Rs. 10.48 Lacs, the current value of your investment in ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth is amazing Rs. 84.08 Lacs! Based on June 17, 2016 NAV.
On August 17, 2015, ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth hit the highest NAV of 119.57 (considering all the NAVS on the SWP date of 17th of every month) and the value of your investment on that day was 87.19 Lacs! After that you have withdrawn 10 more SWP instalments of 8,000 each and the current value as on June 17, 2016 stands at an amazing 84.08 Lacs!
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We have analysed similar samples with other Diversified Equity Funds and found that SWP returns of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth so far is one of the best amongst its peers and certainly one of the biggest wealth creators amongst diversified equity funds.
About ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund
ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund is one of the marquee funds in the Indian Mutual Fund industry. Launched on August 16, 2004 by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, India’s No.1 Asset Management Company, the Fund has a huge AUM of Rs. 12,377 Crores (as on May 31, 2016). The Fund is being managed by well known fund manager, Mr. Mrinal Singh since February 2011 well known for value investing and his ability to pick mid cap stocks.
ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth is one of the most consistently performing diversified equity mutual funds. The fund follows a value and contrarian investment style and identifies stocks that have a huge potential but are currently available at discount to their inherent value. The fund tends to maintain around 50-75% per cent weightage to mid and small cap stocks but in the last one year the portfolio is tilting towards large cap stocks also as the AUM has grown significantly.
It is a Valueresearch 5 Star rated fund. CRISIL has given it Rank 2 in the diversified fund category as well in the consistent performers – equity funds category.
ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund is bullish on sectors like Financial, Diversified, Energy, Technology and Services and invested 55% of its total assets in these sectors. The fund manager’s top 5 picks are L&T, ICICI Bank, NTPC, Axis bank and Container Corporation of India.
The 3, 5 and 10 years annualised returns of the fund is quite impressive at 30.78%, 19.37% and 18.98% respectively (Based on NAV of June 17, 2016). The fund has beaten the Benchmark S&P BSE 500 with a wide margin.
Lumpsum returns of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund
ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth has given exceedingly well lumpsum returns as well. The current value of investment of 10 Lacs made on the fund launch date of August 16, 2004, is around 1.16 Crores! A CAGR growth of whopping 23% since inception (Based on June 17, 2016 NAV).
If you had invested the same amount in S&P BSE 500 and CNX NIFTY then your current investment value would have been only Rs. 52.61 Lacs and 51.09 Lacs respectively (Based on June 17, 2016 NAV). Therefore, it has beaten the return of both - the Benchmark of the fund as well as the CNX NIFTY Index by a huge margin.
Source: Advisorkhoj Lumpsum Return Calculator – ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth (Data as on 17/6/16)
Simply speaking your lumpsum investment in ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth has grown by whopping 11.60 times in little less than 12 years!
Please check here Lumpsum Returns of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund – Growth
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SIP Returns of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth
The SIP returns of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth have also been excellent! If you had started a monthly SIP of 5,000, 12 years back on the launch date of August 16, 2004, you would have accumulated a very decent corpus of Rs. 25.90 Lacs as of June 17, 2016 whereas you had invested only 7.15 Lacs through 143 instalments of 5,000 each. During this period the fund has given excellent XIRR return of 20.27% which is one of the best amongst the peer group of schemes. Check Advisorkhoj SIP RETURN CALCULATOR
Further, if you see the chart below, you will notice that SIP in ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth has also beaten the CNX NIFTY and S&P BSE 500 Index SIP returns with a huge margin.
Source: Advisorkhoj SIP Return calculator – ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund Growth
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What is Systematic Withdrawal Plan
In a Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP), you regularly withdraw a fixed amount on a fixed date or dates from a fund. The amount to be withdrawn and the frequency of withdrawal/s are decided by you. You can withdraw a fixed amount, based on your requirement, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, and quarterly or annually from your investment.
SWP withdrawals from an equity fund, after one year from the date of investment, is totally tax free as it is treated as long term capital gains. It is a good investment option for investors willing to take moderately high risk and looking for regular income from their lumpsum investments while also want to see their investments grow in value.
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ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth has given excellent SWP returns since inception and may be a good choice for investors looking for regular income from their lumpsum investible surplus. The lumpsum and SIP returns of ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund - Growth have also been exceedingly well and it has proved to be one of the best wealth creators for the investors who remain invested with the fund for long. Needless to mention it has also beaten the Benchmark S&P BSE 500 and CNX NIFTY with huge margin.
The since launch annualised return of 23% + certainly makes it the fund of choice for the retail investors in India!
The fund is suitable for investors with moderately high risk taking appetite, looking for long term wealth creation by investing in high growth large and midcap stocks.
Investors should note that past performance of mutual funds is no guarantee for future returns. Mutual fund investments are also subject to market risk and therefore investors must consult their financial advisors and check if investment in ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund is suited for their investment needs based on their risk profile.
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