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BMCIX

High Equity Income Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
50.09 9.15 10.61 8.96
Benchmark (%) 56.09 10.96 11.74 10.99
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 28.04 7.40 6.46 5.59
Morningstar Ranking 9/197 36/113 4/70 1/16
Morningstar Quartile 1 2 1 1
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 76.81 20.88 19.82 13.79
Lipper Ranking 227/477 322/453 243/393 188/238
Lipper Quartile 2 3 3 4
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
11.49 6.11 11.49 50.09 30.04 65.59 135.80
Benchmark (%) 11.26 5.88 11.26 56.09 36.63 74.21 183.72
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 3.57 2.52 3.57 28.04 23.89 36.74 72.25
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 1.49 -1.85 1.49 76.81 77.94 150.07 268.71
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) 7.15 17.53 -6.16 21.98 -0.29
Benchmark (%) 17.34 13.66 -8.27 26.54 2.80
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 5.45 9.08 -5.51 14.59 7.56
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

The Fund's returns prior to June 12, 2017 are the returns of the Fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock U.S. Opportunities Portfolio.”

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Apr 14, 2021 $255.2 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Apr 14, 2021 $484.7 M
Share Class launch date May 01, 1998
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Options-based
Lipper Classification Equity Income Funds
Benchmark Index Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return)
CUSIP 091929760
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Number of Holdings as of Mar 31, 2021 139
Max Offer Price as of Apr 14, 2021 $29.06
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 79%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/B Ratio as of Mar 31, 2021 1.92
P/E Ratio - Forward as of Mar 31, 2021 13.87
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Mar 31, 2021 $ 94,311.6 M
Alpha (3y) as of Mar 31, 2021 -0.07
R-Squared (3y) as of Mar 31, 2021 94.93
Beta (3y) as of Mar 31, 2021 0.92
12m Trailing Yield as of Mar 31, 2018 0.00%
30-day SEC Yield as of - -
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jan 31, 2021 20.27%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -25.93%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Mar 31, 2021 18.80
Active Share as of Mar 31, 2021 83.48%

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI ESG Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Mar 05, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Mar 05, 2021 6.1
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Mar 05, 2021 43.33%
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Mar 05, 2021 66.67%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Mar 05, 2021 Equity US Income
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Mar 05, 2021 176.01
Funds in Peer Group as of Mar 05, 2021 300
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Mar 05, 2021, based on holdings as of Nov 30, 2020. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. For newly launched funds, sustainability characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics, using links below.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Mar 31, 2021 2.10%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Mar 31, 2021 3.39%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Mar 31, 2021 100.68%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Mar 31, 2021 -0.68%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.52% and for Oil Sands 1.23%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund’s investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.


The Fund manager takes into account ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research and decision phases of the investment process. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews between with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and the Chief Investment Officers, which may include discussion of material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors. The Fund also includes an option overlay strategy; ESG factors are not considered in the investment process for the options overlay strategy.

Fees

Fees

as of current prospectus
Gross Expense Ratio 1.13%
Net Expense Ratio 0.85%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 0.85%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.00%
  • Interest expense 0.00%

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5
Overall Morningstar Rating for High Equity Income Fund, Class Inst, as of Mar 31, 2021 rated against 113 Options-based Funds based on risk adjusted total return.

Lipper Leader

 
 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Mar 31, 2021 out of 453, 12,186, 453, 251 and 453 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Equity Income Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 2.72
WELLS FARGO 2.27
GENERAL MOTORS 2.25
CISCO SYSTEMS INC 2.12
ALTRIA GROUP INC 1.91
Name Weight (%)
BAE SYSTEMS PLC 1.91
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP 1.74
US BANCORP 1.72
SIEMENS N AG 1.65
BAYER AG 1.59

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Mar 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Mar 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tony DeSpirito
BlackRock Fundamental Active Equity Investment Team

   

Kyle McClements
Kyle McClements
Franco Tapia, CFA,
Portfolio Manager

 

 

David Zhao
Portfolio Manager

  

Christopher Accettella
Christopher Accettella
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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