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3 star

Principal Tax Savings Fund


Equity: ELSS

1 Lakh

Investment Grown to
₹ 1.75 Lakh

₹ 10000

Monthly SIP Grown to
₹ 5.68 Lakh

Suitability:

When you invest for five years or more, you can expect gains that comfortably beat the inflation rate as well as returns from fixed income options. In addition, there is a tax benefit. Under Section 80C of the Indian income tax laws, investments of up to Rs 1.5 lakh in a financial year in eligible securities such as this fund are exempt from tax.

But be prepared for ups and downs in your investment value along the way. Also note that you cannot withdraw your money from this fund before completing three years from the date of investment.

Like for all equity funds, you must invest only through the SIP route. Click here to read a primer on SIP investing.

Warning: Do not invest in this, or any other ELSS, if you need to redeem your investment in less than five years.

Taxability of earnings:

Capital gains

  • If the mutual fund units are sold after 1 year from the date of investment, gains upto Rs 1 lakh in a financial year are exempt from tax. Gains over Rs 1 lakh are taxed at the rate of 10%.
  • If the mutual fund units are sold within 1 year from the date of investment, entire amount of gain is taxed at the rate of 15%.
  • No tax is to be paid as long as you continue to hold the units.

Dividends

  • Dividends are added to the income of the investors and taxed according to their respective tax slabs. Further, if an investor's dividend income exceeds Rs. 5,000 in a financial year, the fund house also deducts a TDS of 10% before distributing the dividend.

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Trailing Returns (%)

YTD 1-Day 1-W 1-M 3-M 6-M 1-Y 3-Y 5-Y 7-Y 10-Y
Fund 36.27 -0.16 -1.52 4.75 15.74 31.62 62.15 20.51 15.20 14.66 17.93
S&P BSE 500 TRI 35.93 -0.50 -1.76 3.68 15.04 29.28 60.84 23.03 17.01 14.96 15.84
Equity: ELSS 35.00 -0.41 -1.76 3.55 13.13 28.39 58.27 21.61 14.98 14.33 16.25
Rank within category 16 7 18 8 7 8 12 22 15 11 5
Number of funds in category 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 35 34 29 27

As on 21-Oct-2021

Peer Comparison

Fund name Rating Launch Date 1-Year Return 3-Year Return 5-Year Return Expense Ratio Assets (Cr)
Principal Tax Savings Fund
3 star
Mar-96 62.15 20.51 15.20 2.49% 602
Axis Long Term Equity Fund
4 star
Dec-09 61.77 24.90 18.16 1.51% 34,371
Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund - Regular Plan  | Invest Online
5 star
Dec-15 61.96 26.90 20.74 1.66% 9,832
DSP Tax Saver Fund  | Invest Online
4 star
Jan-07 65.90 25.94 16.38 1.76% 9,756
IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund - Regular Plan
4 star
Dec-08 80.05 24.22 18.05 1.93% 3,439

Best & Worst Performance

Best Performance Worst Performance
Return (%) Period Return (%) Period
Week 21.46 27-Oct-2008 - 04-Nov-2008 -18.72 15-Jan-2008 - 22-Jan-2008
Month 27.42 11-May-2009 - 10-Jun-2009 -36.32 24-Sep-2008 - 24-Oct-2008
Quarter 67.48 09-Mar-2009 - 10-Jun-2009 -46.13 02-Sep-2008 - 02-Dec-2008
Year 128.82 24-Apr-2003 - 23-Apr-2004 -66.26 04-Dec-2007 - 03-Dec-2008

Risk Measures (%)

Mean Std Dev Sharpe Sortino Beta Alpha
Fund 18.47 21.20 0.69 0.76 0.95 -1.47
S&P BSE 500 TRI 20.70 22.02 0.76 0.86 -- --
Equity: ELSS 19.52 21.54 0.72 0.78 0.95 -0.34
Rank within category 23 17 21 17 18 22
Number of funds in category 35 35 35 35 35 35

The Risk Measures have been calculated using calendar month returns for the last three years.

As on 30-Sep-2021

Asset Allocation (%)

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Concentration & Valuation

Number of Stocks 63
Top 10 Stocks (%) 42.16
Top 5 Stocks (%) 27.55
Top 3 Sectors (%) 55.27
Portfolio P/B Ratio 3.08
Portfolio P/E Ratio 25.55

Portfolio Aggregates

Fund Category
Average Mkt Cap (Rs Cr) 1,23,989 1,33,866
Giant (%) 51.51 51.26
Large (%) 13.44 16.18
Mid (%) 28.05 25.11
Small (%) 7.00 7.62
Tiny (%) -- 0.22

Value Research Fund Style

Sector Allocation vis-à-vis Category

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Top Holdings

Company Sector P/E 3Y High 3Y Low % Assets
equal ICICI Bank Financial 26.23 10.05 4.27 7.76
equal Infosys Technology 35.31 7.25 2.43 6.51
equal HDFC Bank Financial 27.18 9.09 4.74 5.64
equal Polycab India Engineering 39.60 4.47 0.00 4.47
equal Reliance Industries Ltd - Partly Paid Equity Energy -- 3.69
up Ashok Leyland Automobile -- 3.17 0.00 3.17
equal Bharti Airtel Communication 361.65 3.36 0.00 3.09
equal State Bank of India Financial 17.95 4.26 1.75 2.98
equal Maruti Suzuki India Automobile 44.56 3.25 0.00 2.89
equal Tata Consultancy Services Technology 35.73 3.99 2.59 2.85
equal Axis Bank Financial 29.35 3.54 0.72 2.80
equal Kotak Mahindra Bank Financial 42.79 3.96 1.44 2.61
down Tata Steel Metals 7.60 2.87 0.00 2.08
down United Spirits FMCG 89.26 2.83 0.00 2.08
down Hindustan Unilever FMCG 68.41 2.64 0.00 2.02
equal HDFC Financial 25.49 3.79 1.83 1.91
equal Bank of Baroda Financial 14.46 1.88 0.00 1.64
equal Zee Entertainment Services 31.39 1.60 0.00 1.60
equal ITC FMCG 21.67 3.56 1.29 1.40
equal The Federal Bank Financial 12.59 2.07 0.00 1.39
equal Coforge Technology 66.15 1.71 0.00 1.37
equal Schaeffler India Engineering 45.09 1.27 0.00 1.27
equal Larsen & Toubro Construction 20.36 4.40 1.20 1.24
equal ABB India Ltd. Engineering 108.23 1.32 0.00 1.23
equal Britannia Inds. FMCG 52.47 1.65 0.00 1.18

up down equal Indicates an increase or decrease or no change in holding since last portfolio
new Indicates a new holding since last portfolio

As on 30-Sep-2021

Fund Manager

— Sudhir Kedia since 29-Oct-2019

Education: Mr. Kedia is CA, CMA and MBA.

Experience: Prior to joining Principal Mutual Fund, he has worked with Mirae Asset Mutual Fund and ASK investment.

Funds Managed:


-0.16%

Change from previous, NAV as on 21-Oct-2021

Growth: ₹ 336.6300

IDCW Half Yearly: ₹ 336.6300


Investment Strategy

The fund seeks to build a high quality growth oriented portfolio to provide long term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equities.

Investment Details

Minimum Investment (₹) 500
Minimum Addl Investment (₹) 500
Minimum SIP Investment (₹) 500
Minimum No of Cheques 6
Minimum Withdrawal (₹) 500
Minimum Balance (₹) 1
Lock-in Period 3 Years
Exit Load 0

Basic Details

Fund House: Principal Mutual Fund
Launch Date: 31-Mar-1996
Return Since Launch: 16.71%
Benchmark: NIFTY 500 TRI
Riskometer: Very High
Type: Open-ended
Assets: ₹ 602 Cr (As on 30-Sep-2021)
Expense: 2.49% (As on 30-Sep-2021)
Risk Grade: Above Average
Return Grade: Average
Turnover: 60.00%

Most Recent Dividends

Plan Record Date Dividend (₹ / Unit)  
Growth31-Mar-20088.0000

 15-Jan-20075.0000
 05-Apr-20005.0000

Contact Information

AMC: Principal Asset Management Pvt. Ltd.

Address: Exchange Plaza - 2rd Floor - NSE Building, "B" Wing-Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400051

Phone: 022-67720555 / 1800-425-5600

Fax: 022-67720512

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.principalindia.com

Registrar & Transfer Agent: KFin Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Address: 303, Vamsee Estates, Opp. Big Bazaar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500016

Phone: 040-44857874

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.karvymfs.com

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