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US Small Cap Value Portfolio (I)

 

Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
March 2, 1993DFSVX233203819
The US Small Cap Value 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 readily marketable securities of US small cap companies that Dimensional believes to be value stocks at the time of purchase. The Portfolio invests in securities of US companies with market capitalizations within the smallest 10% of the market universe or smaller than the 1,000th largest US company, whichever results in a higher market capitalization break. The market universe is comprised of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Global Market® or such other securities exchanges deemed appropriate by Dimensional. After identifying the aggregate market capitalization break, a value screen is applied to the universe. 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 16, 2014$35.11$0.320.92%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
March 31, 2014$10,833,944,472.19
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
April 16, 2014 -0.85%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
March 31, 2014 1.19% 1.21% 1.21%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
March 31, 2014 26.69% 27.98% 9.37% 12.80%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2014 26.69% 27.98% 9.37% 12.80%
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
Short-Term Gain$0.0090 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$33.58 USD
Dividend$0.1130 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$33.58 USD
Long-Term Gain$1.5910 USD12/11/201312/12/201312/13/2013$33.58 USD
Dividend$0.0410 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$32.94 USD
Dividend$0.0430 USD06/7/201306/10/201306/11/2013$31.39 USD
Top Holdings (1278 Total)
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Avis Budget Group Inc1.55
CNO Financial Group Inc1.45
Esterline Technologies Co1.15
GATX Corp1.13
Exterran Holdings Inc0.98
LifePoint Hospitals Inc0.98
Bristow Group Inc0.96
JetBlue Airways Corp0.87
Convergys Corp0.81
Iconix Brand Group Inc0.76
AMERCO0.75
Helix Energy Solutions Gr0.75
Umpqua Holdings Corp0.72
MBIA Inc0.71
Vishay Intertechnology In0.69
SYNNEX Corp0.68
Endurance Specialty Holdi0.66
Webster Financial Corp0.66
Wintrust Financial Corp0.63
Susquehanna Bancshares In0.62
Total17.51
Sector Allocations
As of March 31, 2014% of portfolio
Financials 26.7
Industrials 18.4
Consumer Discretionary 14.7
Information Technology 14.3
Energy 11.4
Materials 6.0
Health Care 5.1
Consumer Staples 3.0
Telecommunication Services 0.3
REITs 0.1
Utilities 0.1
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.

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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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.