GROWTH & INCOME FUNDS

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Share Class
Important: Class B and 529-B shares were no longer available for purchase as of April 21, 2009. All B and 529-B shares finished converting to A and 529-A shares on April 10, 2017.

Growth of 10K

For Class B Shares, this chart tracks the high and low prices at NAV for AICBX through --.
AICBX

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's investment objectives are to achieve long-term growth of capital and income.
Distinguishing Characteristics
One of the nation's oldest and largest mutual funds. It emphasizes investments in well-established blue chip companies, representing a wide cross section of the U.S. economy.
Types of Investments
Principally invests in common stocks; may also hold securities convertible into common stocks, as well as bonds (generally rated Baa or BBB or better, or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality), U.S. government securities, nonconvertible preferred stocks, and cash and equivalents.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
The fund may invest up to 15% of its assets, at time of purchase, in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 1/01/1934
CUSIP 461308 20 7
Fund Number 204

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Distributions

2017
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Reinvest NAV
No data available for 2017
2017 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: -- Cap Gains Subtotal: --
Total Distributions: --

Resources

About Our Funds

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.

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Active Share is determined by (1) differences in stock weightings between the fund and the fund's primary benchmark shown in the prospectus (2) inclusion of stocks outside of the benchmark, and (3) exclusion of stocks in the benchmark.

Active Share is neither a predictor of future returns nor a measure of manager skill. Since it measures the difference between a fund's holdings and its benchmark, it could be used in conjunction with other indicators as a measure of portfolio risk or to compare the management fees charged by actively managed funds. While an active share greater than zero is needed to provide returns above the benchmark, there is no indication a particular level of active share has resulted in higher returns than the a fund's index. A fund's active share can change significantly over time, thus measuring a single point in time may not be reflective of longer periods. 

The American Funds are managed by multiple portfolio managers who invest based on their highest convictions. The result is a diversified portfolio based on the collection of managers' individual investment decisions. A fund's active share is the product of this process and is not comparable to the active share produced by a fund managed by an individual or a committee of investors. The funds are managed based on their investment objectives and strategies described in the prospectus; managing to active share is not part of any fund's strategy.

  1. Excludes certain securities in initial period of acquisition.
  2. Cash & equivalents includes short-term securities, accrued income and other assets less liabilities.
  3. Figures include convertible securities; totals may not reconcile due to rounding. Methodology notes: The equity breakdown by revenue reflects the fund’s publicly traded equity holdings and excludes cash (and fixed income securities, if applicable). Underlying revenue data were compiled by MSCI and account for disparities in the way companies report their revenues across geographic segments. MSCI breaks out each company’s reported revenues into country-by-country estimates. MSCI provides revenue data figures based on a proprietary, standardized model. Revenue exposure at the fund and index level was calculated by using FactSet, which takes these company revenue exposures and multiplies by the company’s weighting in the portfolio and index. In this breakdown, Israel has been included in Europe.
  4. Calculated by American Funds. Due to differing calculation methods, the figures shown here may differ from those calculated by Morningstar.
  5. Calculated by Morningstar. Due to differing calculation methods, the figures shown here may differ from those calculated by American Funds.
  6. The months indicated for dividends and capital gains paid represent the anticipated current year ex-dividend date schedule for all share classes.
  7. Expense ratios are as of the most recent prospectus.
  8. The Morningstar Ownership Zone™ provides detail about a portfolio's equity investment style by showing the range of stock sizes and styles. A portfolio's Ownership Zone™ is derived by plotting each stock in the fund's portfolio within the proprietary Morningstar Style Box™. The shaded area represents the center 75% of the fund's assets, and it provides an intuitive visual representation of the area of the market in which the fund invests. A "centroid" plot in the middle of the Ownership Zone represents the weighted average of all the fund's holdings. A fund that is concentrated will have a small ownership zone relative to the area of the style box, and broadly diversified fund will have an ownership zone that stretches across many sizes and style. Over a period of time, the shape and location of a fund's ownership zone may vary.

Securities offered through American Funds Distributors, Inc.

Content contained herein is not intended to serve as impartial investment or fiduciary advice. The content has been developed by Capital Group, which receives fees for managing, distributing and/or servicing its investments.

©2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Some of the information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar, its content providers nor the American Funds are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Information is calculated by Morningstar. Due to differing calculation methods, the figures shown here may differ from those calculated by American Funds.

Terms and Definitions

Active Share: Click on the Read important investment disclosures link above for more information about Active Share.

Beta: Beta relatively measures sensitivity to market movements over a specified period of time. The beta of the market (represented by the benchmark index) is equal to 1; a beta higher than 1 implies that a return was more volatile than the market. A beta lower than 1 suggests that a return was less volatile than the market. Generally the higher the R-squared measure, the more reliable the beta measurement will be.

Capture Ratio Downside: Specifies how well benchmark results have matched during declining market periods. A downside capture ratio less than 100 indicates the strategy lost less than the index in negative monthly return periods.

Capture Ratio Upside: Specifies how well benchmark results have matched during rising market periods. An upside capture ratio above 100 indicates the strategy gained more than a market index in positive monthly return periods.

Distribution rate 12-month: The income per share paid by the fund over the past 12 months to an investor from dividends (including any special dividends). The distribution rate is expressed as a percentage of the current price.

R-Squared: R-squared is a measure of the correlation between a particular return and that of a benchmark index. A measure of 100 indicates that all of the return can be explained by movements in the benchmark. Generally the higher the R-squared measure, the more reliable the beta measurement will be.

Share Class: Each share class available for a fund has different fees and expense structures, but all of the classes for a particular fund invest in the same pool of securities.

Standard Deviation: Annualized standard deviation (based on monthly returns) is a common measure of absolute volatility that tells how returns over time have varied from the mean. A lower number signifies lower volatility. Calculated by Morningstar.

Valuation Price-to-Cash Flow: Price-to-cash-flow (P/C) ratio is the average price to cash flow ratio of the individual stocks within a fund.

Valuation Price-to-Earnings Ratio: Price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio takes the current price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. The ratio reflects the cost of a given stock per dollar of current annual earnings and is the most common measure of a stock's expense. The higher the P/E, the more investors are paying, and therefore the more earnings growth they are expecting.

Valuation: Price-to-book ratio compares a stock's market value to the value of total assets less total liabilities (book value). Adjusted for stock splits. Price-to-cash-flow (P/C) ratio is the average price to cash flow ratio of the individual stocks within a fund. Price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio takes the current price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. The ratio reflects the cost of a given stock per dollar of current annual earnings and is the most common measure of a stock's expense. The higher the P/E, the more investors are paying, and therefore the more earnings growth they are expecting.