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Fund Info

ISINUS3998741066
CUSIP399874106
IssuerEquity
Inception DateDec 1, 1973
RegionGlobal ()
CategoryLarge Cap Growth Equities
Home Pagewww.capitalgroup.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Growth

Expense Ratio

AGTHX features an expense ratio of 0.61%, falling within the medium range.


Expense ratio chart for AGTHX: current value at 0.61% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.61%

Share Price Chart


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American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A

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Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


2,000.00%4,000.00%6,000.00%8,000.00%10,000.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
9,644.19%
3,195.61%
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A had a return of 18.21% year-to-date (YTD) and 28.73% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A had an annualized return of 13.22%, outperforming the S&P 500 benchmark which had an annualized return of 10.91%.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date18.21%16.48%
1 month1.52%1.67%
6 months16.22%14.21%
1 year28.73%21.98%
5 years (annualized)14.69%13.13%
10 years (annualized)13.22%10.91%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of AGTHX, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
20241.74%7.28%3.10%-4.36%4.06%4.28%18.21%
20239.80%-1.97%3.29%0.73%2.67%7.01%4.14%-1.75%-4.64%-3.11%10.89%6.39%37.22%
2022-9.99%-3.65%2.96%-12.01%-2.09%-9.43%10.18%-3.40%-8.58%4.55%4.54%-6.54%-30.75%
20210.00%1.58%0.87%5.46%-0.67%3.39%0.99%3.59%-3.49%8.68%-2.82%0.82%19.32%
20200.90%-5.23%-11.21%14.28%6.39%3.64%6.20%8.76%-3.88%-2.50%12.30%5.99%37.83%
20199.38%2.07%1.91%3.86%-6.45%6.49%0.50%-2.37%-0.28%3.23%4.54%3.11%28.16%
20188.16%-2.72%-2.15%1.45%2.86%1.48%1.89%2.33%0.67%-9.58%1.81%-8.07%-3.15%
20174.54%2.37%1.02%1.96%2.09%-0.17%3.32%0.02%1.62%3.69%1.91%1.18%26.14%
2016-7.51%-1.05%6.48%1.67%2.10%-0.89%4.37%0.60%1.40%-1.84%2.91%0.56%8.45%
2015-1.19%5.53%-0.85%1.61%1.43%-1.63%2.35%-5.40%-3.65%8.27%1.06%-1.45%5.43%
2014-2.05%5.29%-2.14%-1.06%3.52%2.47%-1.69%4.29%-2.03%1.95%1.65%0.54%10.85%
20134.48%0.56%3.33%1.72%2.85%-1.41%5.56%-1.65%5.21%3.81%2.48%3.65%34.85%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current risk-adjusted rank of AGTHX is 79, placing it in the top 21% of mutual funds on our website in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is based on the combined values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of AGTHX is 7979
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of AGTHX is 7676Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of AGTHX is 7575Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of AGTHX is 8484Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of AGTHX is 7777Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of AGTHX is 8383Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A (AGTHX) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


AGTHX
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for AGTHX, currently valued at 1.61, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.005.001.61
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for AGTHX, currently valued at 2.35, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.002.35
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for AGTHX, currently valued at 1.34, compared to the broader market1.002.003.004.001.34
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for AGTHX, currently valued at 1.20, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.001.20
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for AGTHX, currently valued at 7.81, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.007.81
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.99, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.005.001.99
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.81, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.002.81
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.35, compared to the broader market1.002.003.004.001.35
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.59, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.001.59
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 7.44, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.007.44

Sharpe Ratio

The current American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A Sharpe ratio is 1.61. This value is calculated based on the past 1 year of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio1.502.002.503.00FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
1.61
1.99
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A granted a 5.76% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $4.30 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$4.30$4.30$0.37$6.08$3.08$4.04$5.44$3.73$2.78$3.66$4.23$2.89

Dividend yield

5.76%6.81%0.75%8.18%4.55%7.89%12.71%7.54%6.61%8.87%9.90%6.71%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
2023$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4.30$4.30
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.37$0.37
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$6.08$6.08
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$3.08$3.08
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4.04$4.04
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$5.44$5.44
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$3.73$3.73
2016$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2.78$2.78
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$3.66$3.66
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4.23$4.23
2013$2.89$2.89

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-8.00%-6.00%-4.00%-2.00%0.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
-2.26%
-1.97%
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A was 65.31%, occurring on Dec 11, 1987. Recovery took 311 trading sessions.

The current American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A drawdown is 2.26%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-65.31%Sep 8, 198769Dec 11, 1987311Feb 20, 1989380
-60.8%May 29, 199098Oct 11, 199092Feb 18, 1991190
-57%Sep 3, 198526Oct 8, 198561Jan 1, 198687
-56.8%Jul 7, 198677Oct 21, 198684Feb 16, 1987161
-56.59%May 28, 199642Jul 24, 199691Nov 28, 1996133

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A volatility is 3.74%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


2.00%3.00%4.00%5.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
3.74%
2.94%
AGTHX (American Funds The Growth Fund of America Class A)
Benchmark (^GSPC)