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Continental Small Co. Portfolio (I)


Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
April 15, 1988DFCSX233203702
The Continental Small Company Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio pursues its objective by investing substantially all of its assets in its corresponding Master Fund, The Continental Small Company Series. The Master Fund, using a market capitalization weighted approach, invests in a broad group of readily marketable securities of small companies associated with European countries designated by Dimensional as approved markets for investment. Company size is measured on a country- or region-specific basis and based primarily on the market capitalization of operating companies associated with European countries in approved markets. The maximum market capitalization threshold varies by country or region and will change due to market conditions. Dimensional may modify market capitalization weights and even exclude companies after considering such factors as free float, momentum, trading strategies, liquidity management, and expected profitability. In assessing expected profitability, Dimensional may consider different ratios, such as that of earnings or profits from operations relative to book value or assets.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 21, 2014$21.19$0.190.90%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
July 31, 2014$182,945,886.33
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 21, 2014 1.66%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
July 31, 2014 -5.90% -6.37% 2.62%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
July 31, 2014 23.44% 12.77% 10.92% 9.96%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 42.56% 15.90% 11.22% 10.25%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
Operating Expense ratio as of 10/31/2013. The net expense ratio takes into account contractual management fee waivers/caps and expense assumption agreements that are in effect through 2/28/2015. The fund's prospectus contains more information on fees and expenses.
Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end, visit
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.3408 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$23.27 USD
Dividend$0.0410 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$20.13 USD
Dividend$0.0450 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$18.59 USD
Top Holdings (1187 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Lonza Group AG0.83
Deutsche Wohnen AG0.80
Peugeot SA0.80
Delta Lloyd NV0.71
Vestas Wind Systems A/S0.71
Elisa OYJ0.59
Orion OYJ0.58
GN Store Nord A/S0.58
Metso OYJ0.58
Banca Popolare dell'Emili0.56
Dufry AG0.53
Aareal Bank AG0.53
MTU Aero Engines AG0.52
Banco Comercial Portugues0.52
Bolsas y Mercados Espanol0.51
Jyske Bank A/S0.50
Finmeccanica SpA0.50
Banco Popolare SC0.50
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Industrials 26.6
Financials 18.4
Consumer Discretionary 14.3
Health Care 9.6
Information Technology 9.5
Materials 7.7
Consumer Staples 6.0
Energy 3.7
Utilities 2.1
Telecommunication Services 2.1
Other 0.0
Sectors defined by MSCI
Market Risk
Even a long-term investment approach cannot guarantee a profit. Economic, political, and issuer-specific events will cause the value of securities, and the funds that own them, to rise or fall. Because the value of your investment in a fund will fluctuate, there is a risk that you will lose money.

Foreign Securities and Currencies Risk
Foreign securities prices may decline or fluctuate because of: (a) economic or political actions of foreign governments, and/or (b) less regulated or liquid securities markets. Investors holding these securities are also exposed to foreign currency risk (the possibility that foreign currency will fluctuate in value against the US dollar).

Small Company Risk
Securities of small companies are often less liquid than those of large companies. As a result, small company stocks may fluctuate relatively more in price. In general, small companies are also more vulnerable than larger companies to adverse business or economic developments and they may have more limited resources.

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Top Holdings data provided by State Street.