|Rolex Rings||Auto Ancillaries||Equity||3.15%|
|Cyient||IT - Software||Equity||3.05%|
|Larsen & Toubro||Infrastructure Developers & Operators||Equity||1.99%|
|Cummins India||Capital Goods-Non Electrical Equipment||Equity||1.96%|
|J B Chem & Pharm||Pharmaceuticals||Equity||1.82%|
|Minda Corp||Auto Ancillaries||Equity||1.77%|
|Orient Electric||Consumer Durables||Equity||1.72%|
|Mold-Tek Pack.||Plastic products||Equity||1.68%|
|Aster DM Health.||Healthcare||Equity||1.65%|
|CCL Products||Plantation & Plantation Products||Equity||1.65%|
|Sapphire Foods||Quick Service Restaurant||Equity||1.62%|
|CMS Info Systems||Miscellaneous||Equity||1.5%|
|Kalpataru Proj.||Capital Goods - Electrical Equipment||Equity||1.49%|
|Sansera Enginee.||Auto Ancillaries||Equity||1.4%|
|Jamna Auto Inds.||Auto Ancillaries||Equity||1.36%|
|TD Power Systems||Capital Goods - Electrical Equipment||Equity||1.26%|
|SJS Enterprises||Auto Ancillaries||Equity||1.19%|
|Sundram Fasten.||Auto Ancillaries||Equity||1.11%|
|Divgi Torq||Auto Ancillaries||Equity||1.08%|
|VST Till. Tract.||Automobile||Equity||1.02%|
|Astec Lifescienc||Agro Chemicals||Equity||0.92%|
|EIH||Hotels & Restaurants||Equity||0.82%|
|Equitas Sma. Fin||Banks||Equity||0.68%|
|Birlasoft Ltd||IT - Software||Equity||0.66%|
|Multi Comm. Exc.||Miscellaneous||Equity||0.61%|
|M R P L||Refineries||Equity||0.53%|
|Tech Mahindra||IT - Software||Equity||0.49%|
|Bharat Forge||Castings, Forgings & Fastners||Equity||0.48%|
|Gujarat Gas||Gas Distribution||Equity||0.47%|
|Uno Minda||Auto Ancillaries||Equity||0.47%|
|Tracxn Technolo.||IT - Software||Equity||0.43%|
|Guj Pipavav Port||Marine Port & Services||Equity||0.43%|
|S P Apparels||Textiles||Equity||0.41%|
|Team Lease Serv.||Miscellaneous||Equity||0.37%|
|Go Fashion (I)||Textiles||Equity||0.34%|
|JK Lakshmi Cem.||Cement||Equity||0.33%|
|Barbeque-Nation||Quick Service Restaurant||Equity||0.3%|
|Carborundum Uni.||Capital Goods-Non Electrical Equipment||Equity||0.12%|
|Nippon Life Ind.||Finance||Equity||0.1%|
|Grindwell Norton||Capital Goods-Non Electrical Equipment||Equity||0.1%|
|G N F C||Chemicals||Equity||0.09%|
|CIE Automotive||Castings, Forgings & Fastners||Equity||0.07%|
|T N Newsprint||Paper||Equity||0.04%|
|TVS Holdings||Castings, Forgings & Fastners||Equity||0.03%|
|Cement & Cement Products||2.08%|
|Textiles & Apparels||0.49%|
|Cash & Others||0.06%|
|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.|
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
|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 Name
- Fund Size
- 3Y Returns
- Quant Small Cap Fund – Direct Growth
41.1%Fund Size - 9,520
45.2%Fund Size - 9,520
33.9%Fund Size - 9,520
- Nippon India Small Cap Fund – Direct Growth
41.3%Fund Size - 37,319
41.6%Fund Size - 37,319
29.4%Fund Size - 37,319
- HDFC Small Cap Fund – Direct Growth
40.3%Fund Size - 23,183
37.6%Fund Size - 23,183
23.5%Fund Size - 23,183
- Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund – Direct Growth
45.2%Fund Size - 9,683
36.9%Fund Size - 9,683
23.8%Fund Size - 9,683
- Sundaram Small Cap Fund – Direct Growth
39.1%Fund Size - 2,626
33.7%Fund Size - 2,626
23.8%Fund Size - 2,626
Frequently Asked Questions
How to invest in ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth ?
- 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 ?
How to redeem ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth holding ?
What is the minimum sip amount of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?
What are the top sectors ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth has invested in?
- Auto Components - 11.25%
- Industrial Products - 9.1%
- Debt - 8.32%
- Healthcare Services - 8.15%
- Retailing - 5.44%
Can I make investments in both the SIP and Lump Sum schemes of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?
How much returns have ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth generated ?
What is the expense ratio of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth ?
What is the AUM of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?
What are the top stock holdings of ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?
How can I redeem my investments in ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund – Direct Growth?
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.