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MCBAX

Basic Value Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
2.13 4.64 7.61 8.26
1.24 4.64 7.61 8.26
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

2.80 6.07 9.74 10.50
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

2.91 5.57 9.42 9.73
Morningstar Ranking

as of Dec 31, 2020

648/1200 738/1128 842/998 633/716
Morningstar Quartile

as of Dec 31, 2020

3 3 4 4
Lipper Category Avg. (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

4.13 6.46 9.87 10.06
Lipper Ranking

as of Dec 31, 2020

287/581 298/546 366/462 266/341
Lipper Quartile

as of Dec 31, 2020

2 3 4 4
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
2.13 3.91 20.92 2.13 14.57 44.32 121.23
1.24 2.91 19.92 1.24 14.57 44.32 121.23
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

2.80 3.83 16.25 2.80 19.32 59.15 171.48
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

2.91 3.70 15.73 2.91 17.66 56.88 153.00
Lipper Category Avg. (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

4.13 3.86 16.28 4.13 20.85 60.54 162.25
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) 17.27 7.40 -8.67 22.84 2.13
Benchmark (%) 17.34 13.66 -8.27 26.54 2.80
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 14.81 15.94 -8.53 25.04 2.91
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 performance information for periods prior to the inception date of the share class is based on the Fund’s Institutional Shares, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses applicable to such share class. See the fund prospectus for more details.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Jan 19, 2021 $16.5 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jan 19, 2021 $1,929.5 M
Share Class launch date Oct 21, 1994
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Large Value
Lipper Classification Multi-Cap Value Funds
Benchmark Index Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return)
CUSIP 09251G309
Distribution Frequency Annual
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2020 84
Max Offer Price as of Jan 19, 2021 $16.13
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 73%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/B Ratio as of Dec 31, 2020 1.59
P/E Ratio - Forward as of Dec 31, 2020 15.67
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Dec 31, 2020 $ 103,795.9 M
Alpha (3y) as of Dec 31, 2020 -0.13
R-Squared (3y) as of Dec 31, 2020 97.30
Beta (3y) as of Dec 31, 2020 1.06
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Dec 31, 2020 20.92%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -28.30%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Dec 31, 2020 21.41
Active Share as of Dec 31, 2020 81.13%

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 Jan 07, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jan 07, 2021 6.0
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jan 07, 2021 79.70%
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jan 07, 2021 98.85%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jan 07, 2021 Equity US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jan 07, 2021 128.25
Funds in Peer Group as of Jan 07, 2021 3
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jan 07, 2021, based on holdings as of Sep 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 Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Dec 31, 2020 2.44%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Dec 31, 2020 1.43%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Dec 31, 2020 2.31%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Dec 31, 2020 98.74%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Dec 31, 2020 1.26%
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 0.00% and for Oil Sands 1.06%.

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 integrates ESG criteria into screening, company research and portfolio construction tools. The data may include multiple third-party ESG vendors, BlackRock internal scoring, internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. ESG criteria are considered in combination with other information. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

Fees

Fees

as of current prospectus
Gross Expense Ratio 1.65%
Net Expense Ratio 1.65%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 1.65%

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

Ratings

Ratings

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 Nov 30, 2020 out of 546, 12,176, 546, 80 and 546 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Multi-Cap Value Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2020
Name Weight (%)
CITIGROUP INC 3.69
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 2.92
GENERAL MOTORS CO 2.69
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 2.58
BAE SYSTEMS PLC 2.44
Name Weight (%)
DOLLAR TREE INC 2.43
CISCO SYSTEMS INC 2.39
COMCAST CORPORATION 2.37
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC 2.35
UNILEVER PLC 2.28

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Dec 31, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2020

% 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

Carrie King
Managing Director

Carrie King, Managing Director, is a member of the Basic Value team which primarily manages US Large Cap Value portfolios within BlackRock's Fundamental Equity division. Ms. King is a portfolio manager and is responsible for coverage of healthcare, consumer discretionary, telecommunications, aerospace & defense, and chemicals companies.

 

Ms. King's service with the firm dates back to 1993, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Ms. King served several roles including senior fund analyst, associate portfolio manager, and industry analyst, all with an emphasis on a value-oriented investment style. Ms. King has been a member of the Basic Value team since 1996. Prior to joining MLIM, Ms. King was an industry analyst for The Fuji Bank from 1991 to 1993, and an equity securities analyst for Kidder, Peabody & Co from 1986 to 1989. She began her career as a research analyst for John Hancock Financial Services in 1985.

 

Ms. King earned a BS degree in business administration from Boston University in 1985 and an MBA degree from New York University in 1990.

 

Tony DeSpirito
BlackRock Fundamental Active Equity Investment Team

   

Franco Tapia, CFA,
Portfolio Manager

 

 

Joseph Wolfe
Director

Joseph Wolfe, CFA, CQF, FRM, Director and Lead Quantitative Analyst of the BlackRock Large Cap Series Funds is a member of the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr. Wolfe was the head of Quantitative Active Research at Northern Trust in Chicago where he directed quantitative research across the active equity teams, developed ETF strategies for FlexShares and co-managed several active mutual funds. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2005, Mr. Wolfe was a senior quantitative analyst for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio where he co-managed several quantitative strategies and served as a risk manager.


Mr. Wolfe earned a BS degree in Economics from Slippery Rock University and holds advanced degrees in Economics from Kent State University and the Ohio State University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Risk Manager and has obtained his Certificate in Quantitative Finance.

David Zhao
Portfolio Manager

  

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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