ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth

Equity · Small Cap
 · ★★★★
100
Min SIP
5,000
Min Lumpsum
0.61 %
Expense Ratio
★★★★
Rating
7,455
Fund Size (in Cr)
11 Years
Fund Age
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Monthly Investment
Max: ₹1,00,000
Investment Period
Yrs
Max: 5 yrs
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Scheme Performance

Returns and Ranks ( as on 23 February 2024 )
1Y1Y 3Y3Y 5Y5Y MaxMax
Trailing Returns 47.9% 32% 30.5% 18.9%
Category Average 69.4% 32% 26.6% -

Scheme Allocation

By Holding
By Sector
By Asset
2.95%
2.75%
Others
85.88%
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Holdings Sector Instrument Asset
Nippon Life Ind. Finance Equity 3.69%
Cyient IT - Software Equity 2.95%
Rolex Rings Auto Ancillaries Equity 2.75%
Cummins India Capital Goods-Non Electrical Equipment Equity 2.57%
Brigade Enterpr. Realty Equity 2.16%
Vijaya Diagnost. Healthcare Equity 1.96%
Kalpataru Proj. Capital Goods - Electrical Equipment Equity 1.91%
Larsen & Toubro Infrastructure Developers & Operators Equity 1.91%
Bharat Forge Castings, Forgings & Fastners Equity 1.89%
UltraTech Cem. Cement Equity 1.84%
V-Mart Retail Retail Equity 1.8%
PNC Infratech Construction Equity 1.75%
Gateway Distri Logistics Equity 1.69%
Maruti Suzuki Automobile Equity 1.68%
Arvind Fashions. Trading Equity 1.65%
Jyothy Labs FMCG Equity 1.61%
Syngene Intl. Pharmaceuticals Equity 1.51%
CCL Products Plantation & Plantation Products Equity 1.51%
Birla Corpn. Cement Equity 1.45%
Sapphire Foods Quick Service Restaurant Equity 1.41%
Krishna Institu. Healthcare Equity 1.38%
Orient Electric Consumer Durables Equity 1.37%
Schaeffler India Bearings Equity 1.29%
Mold-Tek Pack. Plastic products Equity 1.28%
TD Power Systems Capital Goods - Electrical Equipment Equity 1.26%
Chola Financial Finance Equity 1.26%
Gujarat Gas Gas Distribution Equity 1.23%
G N F C Chemicals Equity 1.17%
EPL Ltd Packaging Equity 1.17%
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Equity 1.11%
Sudarshan Chem. Chemicals Equity 1.09%
Sansera Enginee. Auto Ancillaries Equity 1.07%
Gillette India FMCG Equity 1.04%
CMS Info Systems Miscellaneous Equity 1.04%
T N Newsprint Paper Equity 1.03%
Carborundum Uni. Capital Goods-Non Electrical Equipment Equity 1.01%
CIE Automotive Castings, Forgings & Fastners Equity 1%
EIH Hotels & Restaurants Equity 0.97%
Mahindra Life. Construction Equity 0.96%
M R P L Refineries Equity 0.94%
Sagar Cements Cement Equity 0.91%
Pricol Ltd Auto Ancillaries Equity 0.9%
Grindwell Norton Capital Goods-Non Electrical Equipment Equity 0.87%
Sundram Fasten. Auto Ancillaries Equity 0.87%
FDC Pharmaceuticals Equity 0.86%
SJS Enterprises Auto Ancillaries Equity 0.85%
VRL Logistics Logistics Equity 0.85%
Birlasoft Ltd IT - Software Equity 0.83%
Firstsour.Solu. IT - Software Equity 0.81%
Jamna Auto Inds. Auto Ancillaries Equity 0.81%
Divgi Torq Auto Ancillaries Equity 0.77%
Star Health Insu Insurance Equity 0.77%
VST Till. Tract. Automobile Equity 0.77%
JM Financial Finance Equity 0.76%
Camlin Fine Chemicals Equity 0.74%
Andhra Paper Paper Equity 0.74%
Nuvoco Vistas Cement Equity 0.73%
Multi Comm. Exc. Miscellaneous Equity 0.72%
Indoco Remedies Pharmaceuticals Equity 0.72%
Windlas Biotech Pharmaceuticals Equity 0.72%
Finolex Cables Cables Equity 0.68%
JK Lakshmi Cem. Cement Equity 0.68%
Guj.St.Petronet Gas Distribution Equity 0.64%
Galaxy Surfact. Chemicals Equity 0.63%
Timken India Bearings Equity 0.62%
360 ONE Finance Equity 0.62%
United Breweries Alcoholic Beverages Equity 0.6%
Astec Lifescienc Agro Chemicals Equity 0.59%
Oil India Crude Oil & Natural Gas Equity 0.58%
Guj Pipavav Port Marine Port & Services Equity 0.58%
Equitas Sma. Fin Banks Equity 0.56%
Aster DM Health. Healthcare Equity 0.56%
Bharti Airtel Telecomm-Service Equity 0.54%
Tatva Chintan Chemicals Equity 0.53%
Tech Mahindra IT - Software Equity 0.46%
BASF India Chemicals Equity 0.46%
Atul Chemicals Equity 0.41%
TVS Holdings Castings, Forgings & Fastners Equity 0.4%
Godrej Agrovet Miscellaneous Equity 0.38%
Team Lease Serv. Miscellaneous Equity 0.35%
Matrimony.com Miscellaneous Equity 0.35%
S P Apparels Textiles Equity 0.34%
UTI AMC Finance Equity 0.31%
Supreme Petroch. Petrochemicals Equity 0.3%
Universal Cables Cables Equity 0.3%
Heidelberg Cem. Cement Equity 0.3%
Minda Corp Auto Ancillaries Equity 0.27%
Affle India IT - Software Equity 0.21%
Gulf Oil Lubric. Chemicals Equity 0.13%
NCC Construction Equity 0.03%
Auto Components
10.99%
Industrial Products
10.4%
Debt
8.33%
Cement & Cement Products
5.91%
Construction
5.59%
Others
58.78%
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Sectors Asset
Auto Components 10.99%
Industrial Products 10.4%
Debt 8.33%
Cement & Cement Products 5.91%
Construction 5.59%
Healthcare Services 5.41%
Chemicals & Petrochemical 5.33%
Capital Markets 4.73%
Retailing 3.8%
Pharmaceuticals & Biotech 3.41%
IT-Services 3.16%
Realty 3.12%
Finance 2.64%
Transport Services 2.54%
Leisure Services 2.37%
Commercial Services & Sup 2.2%
Gas 1.87%
Paper, Forest & Jute Prod 1.77%
Automobiles 1.68%
Household Products 1.61%
Agricultural Food & other 1.51%
Consumer Durables 1.37%
IT-Software 1.29%
Electrical Equipments 1.26%
Petroleum Products 1.07%
Personal Products 1.04%
Insurance 0.77%
Agricultural, Commercial 0.77%
Beverages 0.6%
Fertilisers & Agrochemica 0.59%
Oil 0.58%
Transport Infrastructure 0.58%
Banks 0.56%
Telecom-Services 0.54%
Food Products 0.38%
Textiles & Apparels 0.34%
Others 0.04%
Cash & Others -0.15%
Equity
91.78%
Reverse Repos
8.33%
Derivatives
0.04%
Net Curr Ass/Net Receivables
-0.15%
Others
0%

Advance Ratio

6.05
Alpha
4.33
SD
0.74
Beta
1.68
Sharpe

Exit Load

Exit Load 1.00% - If the amount, sought to be redeemed or switched out is invested for a period of upto one year from the date of allotment. Nil - If the amount, sought to be redeemed or switched out is invested for a period of more than one year from the date of allotment.

Fund Objective

The ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund is a diversified equity scheme launched on 18th October 2007 by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund.

The scheme distributes the majority of its investments across the auto components, retailing, industrial products, healthcare services, finance, consumer durables, chemical and petrochemicals, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Harish Bihani manages the scheme.

The scheme’s investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity and equity-related securities of small-cap companies. The scheme aims to achieve its objective by selecting stocks with strong business fundamentals, a favourable industry structure, management quality, sensitivity to economic conditions, a solid financial standing, and key drivers of earnings growth.

The ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund allocates between 70% to 90% of its corpus to small-cap companies. It can invest between 30% to 10% of its assets in mid-cap stocks for strategic allocation and liquidity purposes. Small-cap companies are those which are ranked 251st and below based on market capitalisation.

Pros & Cons

Pros

Cons

The annualised returns generated by ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund have consistently beaten its category average and its benchmark, the Nifty Smallcap 250 TRI. Over the past 3 years, the ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund has had a higher standard deviation than the category average, making it more volatile.

 

The scheme has had a higher alpha in the past 3 years than its benchmark and category average, indicating that it has outperformed. Since its investment approach and growth strategy are geared towards a long-term investment perspective, investors must be ready to hold their investments in the fund for several years.
The scheme has a higher Treynor ratio than the category average, suggesting that it has a better reward-to-risk profile than other funds in the same category. Investing in small cap companies carries a higher liquidity risk than large cap companies. The limited trading volume of the securities in which the small cap companies are invested can make it challenging to sell these investments promptly.

 

How to invest in ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund?

5paisa makes it simple and convenient for users to invest in the ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund Direct-Growth. The procedure is straightforward, can be finished quickly, and does not include any paperwork at any point. Invest a few minutes in carrying out the steps listed below:

Step 1: Log in to your 5Paisa Account. If you do not have one, click the link to register and create a new 5Paisa account in 3 easy steps. Alternatively, you can download the 5Paisa app on your smartphone for Android or IOS and log in from your device.

Step 2: Search for the ICICI Prudential Mutual FundMutual Fund scheme that you want to invest in

Step 3: Select the option that is apt for your requirement and risk appetite

Step 4: Select the investment type – SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) or Lumpsum

Step 5: Input the amount that you’d like to invest and proceed with payment by clicking on the ‘Invest Now’ button

That’s it! This sums up the investment process. Once your payment is successful, you can see the ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund Mutual Fund reflected in your 5Paisa account in 3-4 working days. If you have selected the SIP option, the chosen amount will get deducted every month starting from the date you have made the payment.

What is the expense ratio of the ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund?

When referring to the ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund Direct-Growth or any other mutual fund, the word “Expense Ratio” refers to the fund’s annual operating expenses as a percentage of its total assets, which can impact a scheme’s returns for investors. A lower expense ratio usually means the fund is less costly and may generate higher returns for the investors.

Who should invest in ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund?

The ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund is ideal for individuals looking to achieve long-term capital growth through investments in equity and equity-linked securities of small cap companies. This fund is also suitable for those willing to take on a higher risk to balance a generally conservative investment portfolio and accept the volatility of the underlying portfolio in pursuit of higher returns compared to other diversified equity funds.

Due to its consistent performance, the ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund has gained recognition as a trustworthy investment option within the small cap fund category. Since its inception, the scheme has shown an impressive average yearly growth rate of approximately 16.6% as measured by its Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).

The ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund is appropriate for individuals with a long-term investment outlook of at least 5 years and comfortable with high-risk levels. Conversely, this scheme may not be suitable for those who prefer low-risk investments or have a low tolerance for risk.

What are the benefits of investing in the ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund?

● The ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund has demonstrated strong performance, with a CAGR of around 16.6% since its establishment, surpassing its benchmark and the average for its category.
● The scheme boasts a higher alpha than its benchmark, the NIFTY Small Cap 250 TRI, and the average of its category, reflecting its superior performance compared to its peers.
● The ICICI Prudential Small Cap Fund invests in undervalued companies with temporarily low earnings and low price-to-earnings ratios based on their normal earnings power, offering the potential for growth as earnings recover.
● It also invests in companies with a higher return on invested capital compared to their cost of capital, indicating a higher potential for growth over the long term.
● Typically, small cap stocks have lower foreign portfolio investment (FPI) holdings than large cap stocks. An increase in FPI interest in small cap stocks can lead to a rapid appreciation in the value of the scheme.

Fund Managers

Harish Bihani

Risk-O-Meter

Peer Comparison

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AMC Contact Details

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
AUM:
6,41,296 Cr
Address:
One BKC, A-Wing, 13th Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400051
Contact:
26525000
Email ID:
enquiry@icicipruamc.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to invest in ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth ?

You can invest in ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth in a quick and simple process. Follow the below steps;
  • Login to your 5paisa account, Go to the Mutual Funds section.
  • Search for ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth in the search box.
  • Click on "Start SIP" if you wish to do a SIP or click on “One-time” if you wish to invest a lumpsum amount then click on "Invest Now"

What is the NAV of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth ?

The NAV of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth is ₹85.8 as of 23 February 2024.

How to redeem ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth holding ?

You can go to your holding on the app and click on the fund name you will get two options Invest More and Redeem; click on redeem and enter the amount or units you desire to redeem or you can tick on “Redeem all units”.

What is the minimum sip amount of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?

The minimum SIP amount of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth is ₹100

What are the top sectors ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth has invested in?

The top sectors ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth has invested in are
  1. Auto Components - 10.99%
  2. Industrial Products - 10.4%
  3. Debt - 8.33%
  4. Cement & Cement Products - 5.91%
  5. Construction - 5.59%

Can I make investments in both the SIP and Lump Sum schemes of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?

Yes, You can select both SIP or Lumpsum investment of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth based on your investment objective and risk tolerance.

How much returns have ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth generated ?

The ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth has delivered 18.9% since inception

What is the expense ratio of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth ?

The expense ratio of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth is 0.61 % as of 23 February 2024.

What is the AUM of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?

The AUM of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth is ₹6,41,296 Cr as of 23 February 2024

What are the top stock holdings of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?

The top stock holdings of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth are
  1. Nippon Life Ind. - 3.69%
  2. Cyient - 2.95%
  3. Rolex Rings - 2.75%
  4. Cummins India - 2.57%
  5. Brigade Enterpr. - 2.16%

How can I redeem my investments in ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?

Step 1: Visit the fund house's website
Step 2: Log in to your account by adding Folio No. and M-Pin
Step 3: Click on Widhrawal > Redemption
Step 4: Select ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth in Scheme, enter the redemption amount, and click on submit button.
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