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Intl. Small Cap Value Portfolio (I)

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
December 29, 1994DISVX233203736
The International Small Cap Value Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio pursues its objective, using a market capitalization weighted approach, to purchase securities of small, non-U.S. companies in countries with developed markets that Dimensional determines to be value stocks at the time of purchase. In general, the higher the relative market capitalization of a small company within an eligible country, the greater its representation in the portfolio. 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. Securities are considered value stocks primarily because a company’s shares have a high book value in relation to their market value (“book to market ratio”). 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.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 28, 2014$21.32$-0.12-0.56%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
July 31, 2014$12,438,273,988.74
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 28, 2014 5.15%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
July 31, 2014 -3.51% -1.22% 4.36%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
July 31, 2014 21.90% 12.93% 10.35% 8.26%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 35.75% 15.78% 10.35% 8.50%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.69%0.69%
Operating Expense ratios as of 10/31/2013. 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 www.dimensional.com.
Distributions
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.0805 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$22.00 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.2300 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$19.46 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.0700 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$19.46 USD
Dividend$0.2000 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$19.46 USD
Top Holdings (2177 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
Persimmon PLC1.31
Vestas Wind Systems A/S1.20
Taylor Wimpey PLC1.13
Barratt Developments PLC1.09
Ashtead Group PLC1.07
Banco Popolare SC1.02
Travis Perkins plc1.01
Trelleborg AB0.82
Hiscox Ltd0.78
Inchcape PLC0.77
Gamesa Corp Tecnologica S0.75
Banca Popolare di Milano 0.75
Bellway PLC0.71
Amlin PLC0.68
Bankinter SA0.64
Catlin Group Ltd0.62
Banco Comercial Portugues0.60
Mondi PLC0.56
Greene King PLC0.55
DS Smith PLC0.54
Total16.59
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Industrials 26.6
Financials 20.5
Consumer Discretionary 20.2
Materials 16.4
Information Technology 5.3
Energy 4.8
Consumer Staples 3.7
Health Care 1.8
Utilities 0.5
Telecommunication Services 0.2
Other 0.0
Total100.00
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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These Net Asset Values ("NAVs") have been prepared by the fund accounting agent. Dimensional Fund Advisors reserves the right to restate these NAV figures, if necessary, at any time.

Top Holdings data provided by State Street.