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US Micro Cap Portfolio (I)

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
December 23, 1981DFSCX233203504
The US Micro Cap 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 the securities of US micro cap companies using a market capitalization weighted approach. The Portfolio invests in securities of US companies with market capitalizations within the smallest 5% of the market universe or smaller than the 1,500th largest US company, whichever results in a higher market capitalization break. The market universe is comprised primarily of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Global Market® or such other securities exchanges deemed appropriate by Dimensional.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
April 17, 2014$19.80$0.160.81%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2014$4,956,050,998.60
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 17, 2014 -1.52%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2014 0.97% 0.57% 0.57%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2014 30.20% 27.32% 8.67% 12.50%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2014 30.20% 27.32% 8.67% 12.50%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.52%0.52%
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$0.0049 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$20.53 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.0540 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$19.02 USD
Dividend$0.0540 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$19.02 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.8480 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$19.02 USD
Dividend$0.0320 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$18.49 USD
Dividend$0.0180 USD06/7/201306/10/201306/11/2013$17.30 USD
Top Holdings (1838 Total)
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Manhattan Associates Inc0.56
SunEdison Inc0.54
Papa John's International0.42
KapStone Paper and Packag0.37
Tyler Technologies Inc0.37
Grand Canyon Education In0.35
Electronics For Imaging I0.33
J&J Snack Foods Corp0.33
EnLink Midstream LLC0.33
iGATE Corp0.32
Asbury Automotive Group I0.31
Western Alliance Bancorp0.31
EnPro Industries Inc0.30
La-Z-Boy Inc0.30
Andersons Inc/The0.30
Susser Holdings Corp0.30
Integrated Device Technol0.29
Finish Line Inc/The0.28
G-III Apparel Group Ltd0.28
Heartland Payment Systems0.28
Total6.86
Sector Allocations
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Industrials 18.3
Information Technology 18.1
Consumer Discretionary 17.8
Financials 17.5
Health Care 9.9
Materials 5.9
Energy 5.7
Consumer Staples 4.0
Utilities 1.7
Telecommunication Services 1.1
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.

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.