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Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund (AVUVX)

Mutual Fund · Currency in USD · Last updated Mar 21, 2023

The fund invests primarily in a diverse group of U.S. small cap companies across market sectors and industry groups. It seeks securities of companies that the manager expects to have higher returns by placing an enhanced emphasis on securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations and securities of companies with higher profitability and value characteristics. Under normal market conditions, the fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in securities of small capitalization companies located in the United States.

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $15,025 for a total return of roughly 50.25%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

AVUVX (Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund

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Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund had a return of -3.19% year-to-date (YTD) and -10.42% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund had an annualized return of 13.21%, outperforming the S&P 500 benchmark which had an annualized return of 7.54%.

1 month-12.55%-3.13%
6 months1.99%2.02%
1 year-10.42%-11.46%
5 years (annualized)13.21%7.54%
10 years (annualized)13.21%7.54%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


Sharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund Sharpe ratio is -0.34. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

AVUVX (Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividend History

Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund granted a 8.34% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.09 per share.


Dividend yield


Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


Drawdowns Chart

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

AVUVX (Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund is 50.24%, recorded on Mar 18, 2020. It took 169 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



To Bottom


To Recover



-50.24%Dec 26, 201957Mar 18, 2020169Nov 16, 2020226
-20.77%Mar 30, 2022124Sep 26, 202248Dec 2, 2022172
-17.15%Dec 5, 202271Mar 17, 2023
-12.28%Jun 9, 202128Jul 19, 202166Oct 20, 202194
-10.07%Nov 9, 202116Dec 1, 202181Mar 29, 202297
-9.05%Mar 16, 20217Mar 24, 202129May 5, 202136
-6.44%Jan 15, 202110Jan 29, 20214Feb 4, 202114
-5.05%May 10, 20213May 12, 20213May 17, 20216
-4.45%Nov 25, 20203Nov 30, 20204Dec 4, 20207
-4.08%May 18, 20216May 25, 20214Jun 1, 202110

Volatility Chart

Current Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund volatility is 37.75%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

AVUVX (Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)