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MCBAX

Large Cap Focus Value Fund, Inc.

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Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
39.91 7.64 8.53 11.59
38.91 7.64 8.53 11.59
Benchmark (%) 35.01 10.07 10.94 13.51
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 34.79 9.62 11.14 12.72
Morningstar Ranking 323/1205 918/1144 916/1022 635/747
Morningstar Quartile 2 4 4 4
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 35.23 10.30 11.85 13.17
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
15.70 -2.36 -1.20 39.91 24.71 50.58 199.31
14.71 -3.33 -2.05 38.91 24.71 50.58 199.31
Benchmark (%) 16.14 -3.48 -0.78 35.01 33.36 68.03 255.22
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 16.30 -3.70 -1.04 34.79 31.73 69.54 231.02
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 16.41 -3.43 -0.61 35.23 34.39 75.64 246.69
  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 Oct 22, 2021 $17.6 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Oct 22, 2021 $2,185.7 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 Sep 30, 2021 50
Max Offer Price as of Oct 22, 2021 $16.22
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 73%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/B Ratio as of Sep 30, 2021 1.90
P/E Ratio - Forward as of Sep 30, 2021 12.77
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Sep 30, 2021 $ 68,741.9 M
Alpha (3y) as of Sep 30, 2021 -0.22
R-Squared (3y) as of Sep 30, 2021 97.28
Beta (3y) as of Sep 30, 2021 1.06
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jan 31, 2021 21.28%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -28.30%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Sep 30, 2021 21.61
Active Share as of Sep 30, 2021 89.37%

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 Oct 07, 2021 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Oct 07, 2021 7.3
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Oct 07, 2021 86.73%
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Oct 07, 2021 99.21%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Oct 07, 2021 Equity US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Oct 07, 2021 124.37
Funds in Peer Group as of Oct 07, 2021 3,361
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Oct 07, 2021, based on holdings as of Jun 30, 2021. 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 Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Sep 30, 2021 1.50%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Sep 30, 2021 1.85%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Sep 30, 2021 99.53%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Sep 30, 2021 0.47%
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 0.93% and for Oil Sands 3.47%.

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 1.72%
Net Expense Ratio 1.72%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 1.72%

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

Ratings

Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2021
Name Weight (%)
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 4.43
CITIGROUP INC 4.02
GENERAL MOTORS CO 3.46
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC 3.19
CISCO SYSTEMS INC 2.95
Name Weight (%)
CACI INTERNATIONAL INC 2.65
RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 2.62
RALPH LAUREN CORP 2.43
ANTHEM INC 2.39
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC. 2.39

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Sep 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 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

   

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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