Midcap mutual funds invest in mid cap companies in India. These can provide high returns, however high, risk too. There is one unique Midcap fund scheme that generated 28% returns in the last 1 year and beaten the benchmark return of 6%. When the entire Midcap funds list has generated low returns in last 1 year due to market correction, how is it possible for this fund to generate such abnormal returns? In this article we would talk about Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund that generated superior returns in last 1 year and beaten the benchmark over 3.5 times.
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Investment objective of Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund
This mutual fund scheme aims to achieve long term capital appreciation by investing in a maximum of 30 quality mid cap companies having long-term competitive advantages and potential for growth.
Basic Details of Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund
This Midcap fund was launched in Feb-2014.
Benchmark of this fund is Nifty Midcap 150 Total Return Index (TRI).
The current expense ratio is 0.96%
Assets under management (AUM) – Rs 2,575 Crores
Where does Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund invest?
Currently it invests 96% in equity, 3% in debt and holds 1% in cash.
It invests majorly in mid cap companies, however, it would also invest a small portion in large cap as well as in Small cap companies.
Its top 10 holdings are Tube investments, Phoenix Mills, Gujarat Gas, CG Power, Campus Activewear, AU Small Finance Bank, Voltas, VIP industries, Max Financial Services and Barbeque Nation Hospitality.
How did this mid cap mutual fund performed in the past?
Here is the fund performance – annualized returns, SIP returns and rolling returns
A) Fund Performance – Annualised returns
- Last 7 years – 14% (1 lac has turned 2.4 Lacs)
- Last 5 years – 14% (1 lac has turned 1.9 Lacs)
- Last 3 years – 28% (1 lac has turned 2.1 Lacs)
- Last 1 year – 28% (1 lac has turned 1.3 Lacs)
B) Fund Performance – SIP Returns
- Last 5 years – 22% (10K SIP per month has turned 10.7 Lacs)
- Last 3 years – 33% (10K SIP per month has turned 5.7 Lacs)
C) Fund Performance – Rolling Returns
From a 3 year rolling return perspective, this fund generated:
- Over 12% returns – 41% of the times
- 8% to 12% returns – 19% of the times
- < 8% returns – 24% of the times
- Negative returns – 16% of the times
From a 5 year rolling return perspective (to 2013 where direct funds data are available), this fund generated:
- Over 12% returns – 51% of the times
- 8% to 12% returns – 24% of the times
- < 8% returns – 24.5% of the times
- Negative returns – 0.5% of the times
This fund generated 21.5% annualized return since inception in 2014.
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How is the fund performance in comparison with peers?
Let us see how is the performance of this fund compared to its peers in the Midcap funds segment.
1) The annualized returns of all mid cap mutual funds in the last 5 years are ranging between 8.7% to 20.5%. Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund ranks at 8th position.
2) The annualized returns of all Midcap funds in the last 3 years are ranging between 17% to 39%. Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund ranks at 5th position.
3) In the last 1 year, Midcap funds have generated returns between minus 2.4% to 27.8%. Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund ranks 1st position.
|Scheme Name||1 Yr||3 Yrs||5 Yrs|
|Quant Mid Cap Fund||14.2%||35.8%||20.5%|
|PGIM India Midcap Opps Fund||12.2%||39.3%||19.4%|
|Axis Midcap Fund||5.7%||25.0%||18.1%|
|Edelweiss Mid Cap Fund||7.5%||28.2%||15.9%|
|Kotak Emerging Equity Fund||9.5%||26.8%||15.6%|
|Invesco India Mid Cap Fund||4.1%||24.6%||15.3%|
|Nippon India Growth Fund||8.4%||24.4%||14.2%|
|Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund||27.8%||27.9%||14.2%|
|Tata Midcap Growth Fund||6.7%||23.5%||13.5%|
|SBI Magnum Midcap Fund||14.7%||28.8%||13.5%|
|UTI Mid Cap Fund||6.3%||26.4%||13.3%|
|Baroda BNP Paribas Midcap Fund||3.0%||24.7%||12.9%|
|ICICI Prudential Midcap Fund||6.5%||21.8%||12.6%|
|HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund||9.6%||23.0%||12.2%|
|Taurus Discovery (Midcap) Fund||1.5%||22.1%||11.9%|
|DSP Midcap Fund||-2.4%||18.7%||10.9%|
|Franklin India Prima Fund||1.3%||17.2%||10.3%|
|Motilal Oswal Nifty Midcap 100 ETF||8.3%||22.6%||10.1%|
|L&T Midcap Fund||1.9%||18.7%||9.5%|
|Aditya Birla Sun Life Mid Cap Fund||7.8%||20.1%||9.2%|
|IDBI Midcap Fund||-0.1%||19.5%||8.9%|
|Sundaram Mid Cap Fund||8.1%||18.9%||8.7%|
Conclusion: This mutual fund scheme invests only in 30 Midcap stocks. It generated superior returns in both annualized returns as well as in SIP / rolling returns perspective. While this fund generated 27% returns in last 1 year compared to benchmark returns of 6%, one should not carry away with such high returns. If you observe, in medium to long term, even this fund is able to generate 14% returns which are in line with other mid cap funds. The only difference is that it generated abnormal returns in last 1 year. If you have not invested in any other mid cap fund, you can make this fund as part of your portfolio. You can also check our Top Midcap Mutual Fund recommendations post earlier too.
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