Matthews Asia Dividend Fund


Risk Considerations

  • Investment involves risk. It is possible to lose the principal capital of your investment.
  • The Fund invests primarily in Asian countries and economies. Investment in such emerging markets may be subject to increased risks such as political, tax, economic, market, liquidity, custody and settlement, currency, legal and regulatory risks.
  • The Fund may, at its discretion, pay dividends out of the capital or effectively out of capital in respect of the distribution shares. Payment of dividends out of capital and/or effectively out of capital represents a return or withdrawal of part of an investor's original investment, or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment. Such dividends may result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per share of the Fund.
  • The Fund invests primarily in equity securities, which may result in increased volatility.
  • The Fund may invest in smaller companies which are likely to carry higher risks than larger companies.
  • The Fund does not hedge to attempt to offset certain market risks. This may expose the Fund to the risk of full losses resulting from a decline in a security's value.
  • Investors should not invest in the Fund solely based on the information in this website. Please read the Hong Kong Offering Document carefully for further details including risk factors before investing.

Top 10 Holdings as of 31 December 2018

Security Sector Country % Net Assets
Shenzhou International Group Holdings, Ltd. Consumer Discretionary China/Hong Kong 4.1
Minth Group, Ltd. Consumer Discretionary China/Hong Kong 3.7
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Information Technology Taiwan 3.4
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd. Consumer Discretionary South Korea 3.0
BGF Retail Co., Ltd. Consumer Staples South Korea 3.0
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Communication Services Japan 3.0
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. Consumer Staples Japan 2.9
Kao Corp. Consumer Staples Japan 2.8
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. Energy China/Hong Kong 2.5
Hoya Corp. Health Care Japan 2.5
Total 30.9
Top 10 holdings may combine more than one security from the same issuer and related depositary receipts.
Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A

Portfolio Breakdown (%) as of 31 December 2018

  Fund MSCI All Country Asia Pacific IndexDifference
Consumer Staples 23.3 6.7 16.6
Consumer Discretionary 21.2 14.0 7.2
Information Technology 8.7 12.2 -3.5
Communication Services 8.4 9.6 -1.2
Industrials 8.0 12.2 -4.2
Financials 7.5 20.9 -13.4
Utilities 6.1 2.8 3.3
Materials 4.6 6.6 -2.0
Energy 3.9 3.4 0.5
Health Care 3.7 5.9 -2.2
Real Estate 1.5 5.6 -4.1
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 2.9 0.0 2.9
  Fund MSCI All Country Asia Pacific IndexDifference
China/Hong Kong 36.0 23.9 12.1
Japan 30.7 37.7 -7.0
South Korea 10.5 8.1 2.4
Taiwan 4.5 6.7 -2.2
Singapore 3.7 2.1 1.6
India 3.0 5.5 -2.5
Indonesia 1.9 1.4 0.5
Australia 1.5 10.6 -9.1
Philippines 1.5 0.7 0.8
Thailand 1.4 1.4 0.0
Vietnam 1.3 0.0 1.3
Bangladesh 1.2 0.0 1.2
Malaysia 0.0 1.4 -1.4
New Zealand 0.0 0.4 -0.4
Pakistan 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 2.9 0.0 2.9
  Fund MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Index Difference
Mega Cap (over $25B) 23.0 49.4 -26.4
Large Cap ($10B-$25B) 22.8 24.6 -1.8
Mid Cap ($3B-$10B) 26.9 23.3 3.6
Small Cap (under $3B) 24.5 2.7 21.8
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 2.9 0.0 2.9
Equity market cap of issuer.
  Fund
Common Equities and ADRs 95.2
Preferred Equities 2.0
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 2.9
Source: FactSet Research Systems.

Portfolio Characteristics as of 31 December 2018

Number of Securities1

62

Weighted Average
Market Cap

$25.4 billion

P/E using FY1 estimates

14.6x

P/E using FY2 estimates

13.2x

1Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A
Source: FactSet Research Systems unless otherwise noted. Sector data (excluding Government Bonds) based on MSCI’s revised Global Industry Classification Standards. For more details, visit www.msci.com.

Percentage values in data are rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent, so the values may not sum to 100% due to rounding.  Percentage values may be derived from different data sources and may not be consistent with other Fund literature. 

The P/E Ratio is the share price of a stock as of the report date, divided by the forecasted earnings per share for a 12-month period (FY1) and 24 month period (FY2). For the Fund, this is the weighted harmonic average estimated P/E ratio of all the underlying stocks in the Fund, excluding negative earners. There is no guarantee that the composition of the Fund will remain unchanged, or that forecasted earnings of a stock will be realized. Information provided is for illustrative purposes only.

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