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Intl. Sustainability Core 1 Portfolio

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
March 12, 2008DFSPX233203199
The International Sustainability Core 1 Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The Portfolio seeks to purchase a broad and diverse group of securities of non-US companies in developed markets with an increased exposure to small cap companies and those Dimensional considers to be value companies as compared to their representation in the international market universe, while adjusting the composition of the Portfolio based on environmental impact considerations. Dimensional defines the international market universe as a market cap weighted portfolio of non-US companies in developed markets that have been authorized as approved markets for investment by Dimensional. Securities are considered value stocks primarily because a company's shares have a high book value in relation to their market value (BtM). In assessing value, additional factors such as price to cash flow or price to earnings ratios may be considered, as well as economic conditions and developments in the issuer's industry. The criteria for assessing value are subject to change from time to time.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
April 22, 2014$10.10$0.060.60%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2014$244,907,714.34
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 22, 2014 1.97%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2014 -0.24% 1.56% 1.56%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2014 19.41% 17.23% -- 2.72%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2014 19.41% 17.23% -- 2.72%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.52%0.50%
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 www.dimensional.com.
Distributions
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.0660 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$10.06 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.0010 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$9.50 USD
Dividend$0.0450 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$9.50 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.0220 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$9.50 USD
Dividend$0.0380 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$9.35 USD
Dividend$0.1280 USD06/7/201306/10/201306/11/2013$8.80 USD
Top Holdings (2579 Total)
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Royal Dutch Shell PLC1.27
HSBC Holdings PLC1.10
Novartis AG1.09
Roche Holding AG1.00
Nestle SA0.82
BP PLC0.67
Toyota Motor Corp0.59
Credit Suisse Group AG0.59
Vodafone Group PLC0.57
GlaxoSmithKline PLC0.52
Banco Santander SA0.50
Barclays PLC0.49
Lloyds Banking Group PLC0.47
Zurich Insurance Group AG0.47
UBS AG0.44
Total SA0.43
Toronto-Dominion Bank/The0.42
National Australia Bank L0.41
Daimler AG0.41
Koninklijke Philips NV0.40
Total12.67
Sector Allocations
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 23.0
Industrials 16.0
Consumer Discretionary 13.4
Materials 10.6
Energy 8.4
Consumer Staples 7.8
Health Care 7.5
Information Technology 5.5
Telecommunication Services 4.2
Utilities 3.5
Other 0.0
REITs 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.

Environmental Impact Consideration Investment Risk
A Portfolio's environmental impact considerations may limit the number of investment opportunities available to the Portfolio, and as a result, at times, the Portfolio may produce more modest gains than funds that are not subject to such special investment considerations. For example, a Portfolio may decline to purchase, or underweight its investment in, certain securities due to environmental impact considerations when other investment considerations would suggest that a more significant investment in such securities would be advantageous. In addition, a Porfolio may sell certain securities due to environmental impact considerations when it is otherwise disadvantageous to do so. The environmental impact considerations may cause the Portfolio's industry allocation to deviate from that of funds without these considerations and of conventional benchmarks.


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Mutual funds distributed by DFA Securities LLC.

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.  

The implementation and management of the portfolio described above is protected by
U.S. Patent Nos. 7,596,525 B1, 7,599,874 B1 and 8,438,092 B2.