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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. 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. The market universe is comprised primarily of US operating companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE MKT LLC, 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 %
September 2, 2014$20.16$0.120.60%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
August 29, 2014$4,996,017,028.33
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
September 02, 2014 0.46%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
August 31, 2014 4.54% 2.70% -0.14%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
August 31, 2014 18.97% 18.74% 9.60% 12.30%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 25.31% 22.02% 8.75% 12.43%
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$0.0381 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$20.20 USD
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
Top Holdings (1805 Total)
As of July 31, 2014Weight
SunEdison Inc0.60
Susser Holdings Corp0.41
Manhattan Associates Inc0.40
Asbury Automotive Group I0.39
EnLink Midstream LLC0.36
Papa John's International0.35
Heartland Payment Systems0.35
Grand Canyon Education In0.33
Electronics For Imaging I0.33
Integrated Device Technol0.33
Greenbrier Cos Inc/The0.32
G-III Apparel Group Ltd0.32
Finish Line Inc/The0.31
Methode Electronics Inc0.31
J&J Snack Foods Corp0.31
Andersons Inc/The0.31
Cal-Maine Foods Inc0.30
Skechers U.S.A. Inc0.30
Western Alliance Bancorp0.30
EnPro Industries Inc0.30
Total6.92
Sector Allocations
As of July 31, 2014% of portfolio
Consumer Discretionary 18.4
Industrials 18.1
Information Technology 18.0
Financials 17.2
Health Care 9.7
Energy 6.0
Materials 5.7
Consumer Staples 4.0
Utilities 1.6
Telecommunication Services 1.2
REITs 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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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.