UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme
UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme is India’s first equity-oriented fund (launched in October 1986) and has a track record of wealth creation of over 35 years.
UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme isan open-ended equity scheme which predominantly aims to invest in large cap companies having competitiveadvantage in their respective fields. It follows an investment style of Growth at Reasonable Price (GARP) for stock picking. This means that, given the underlying growth in earnings of a company, a reasonable price is to be paid to buy that stock in the portfolio.
The Fund aims to invest in companies that are fundamentally strong with controlled borrowings, consistent revenue growth, focus on profitability, higher return on capital than cost of capital and consistent operating cash-flows generation. Such companies may generate free cash flows for future expansion and avoid dilution of existing shares.
Owing to this combined approach of GARP plus Competitive Franchise, UTIMastershare Unit Scheme may invest in companies where,
- The market is underestimating the companies’ ability to sustain growth over the long term or the benefits of pricing power
- The growth trajectory is improving through industry wide phenomena like favourable demand cycle, consolidation, clearances of regulatory hurdles or through company specific factors like cost competitiveness and prudent capacity expansion
- The business is capital intensive but the companies invest prudently and execute efficiently
- The companies having opportunities to reinvest cash flows at high Return on Capital Employed (RoCE)
- The relative valuation within the sector is attractive
This providesthe investorsan opportunity to create along-term wealth by owning a portfolio of quality companies.
UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme,being categorized as a Large Cap Fund,has a portfolio of leading companies such asICICI Bank Ltd.,Infosys Ltd., HDFC Bank Ltd.,Bharti Airtel Ltd., Reliance Industries Ltd.,HDFC Ltd., Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Axis Bank Ltd. andKotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. and the top 10 stocks account for about 47% of the portfolio. The Scheme is currently overweight on Automobile and Auto Components, Healthcare, Consumer Services,TelecommunicationandCapital Goodsand underweight on Oil, Gas& Consumable Fuels, FMCG,Metals& Mining,Power and Financial Servicesas of July 31, 2022.
The Fund has a corpus of over Rs. 10,136 crore with over 7.38 lakh live investor accounts as on July 31, 2022. The Fund aims at obtaining capital appreciation / or income distribution over a long-term, follows a disciplined approach to invest as stated above and has maintained a stream of annual dividends every year since its inception. UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme has distributed a total dividend of more than Rs. 4,200 crore.
The scheme has a lower portfolio churn. UTI MastershareUnit Scheme has generated a return (CAGR) of 15.60% against the return of 14.26% by the benchmark S&P BSE 100 TRIsince inception as on July 31, 2022. Furthermore, an investment amount of Rs. 10 lakhs made in the fund at its inception has grown toRs.17.99croresas against Rs.11.83crores as per benchmarkS&P BSE 100TRI during the same period, i.e., generating around180 times returns over the last 35 years.