Matco Small Cap Fund (Series F)
Fund Documents [LINK]    Fund Codes [LINK]     As at September 30, 2020  

Investment Profile
The Fund invests in small to mid-sized dividend-paying Canadian companies that are typically growing faster than the economy. The Fund seeks to generate regular dividend income plus long term capital appreciation.

Fund Inception Date


Fund Net Asset Value

$36 Million

Portfolio Manager

Anil Tahiliani, MBA, CFA

Dividend Yield


Is this fund for you?

• You typically have a 5+ year investment horizon

• You are seeking above-average capital gain potential

• You can tolerate medium to high risk on your investment

• You can withstand volatility in the value of the fund's securities




Geographic Profile

The Fund has the flexibility to look for the best small-cap companies in North America. This includes up to 30% in U.S Small Cap companies.


The Fund invests in a focused portfolio of 30-35 highest conviction companies.

The fund focuses on companies that meet Matco’s strict investment criteria which include:

  • Quality
  • Income
  • Growth
  • Value
  • Risk

Investor Education

  • Assess the fund’s performance over a 5-year period in order to recognize the fund’s true value

  • Understand this Fund is not intended to be a complete investment program for all investors

  • Ensure you have an investment time horizon of 5+ years

  • Understand that at times the fund’s performance may be out of sync with the market

  • The companies’ earnings growth cycle may fluctuate over time

  • Learn about Matco and our investment philosophy


Performance (Series F)

As at September 30, 2020    
Net of Fees 3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Incep.
Series F 11.1% -12.4% -11.0% -0.7% -1.8% 3.3% 5.1% 5.8%

Growth of $10,000 since inception

Cumulative Returns

  3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Incep.
Series F 11.1% -12.4% -11.0% -2.0% 9.1% 25.6% 64.7% 82.4%


  • Calendar Year Returns

    Calendar Year Performance 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
    Series F 10.5% -12.3% 9.6% 15.1% 5.9% 1.4% 25.1% 12.1% -12.7% 29.7%
  • Rolling 5-Year Returns

      From 2014
    to 2019
    From 2013
    to 2018
    From 2012
    to 2017
    From 2011
    to 2016
    From 2010
    to 2015
    Series F 5.3% 3.5% 11.1% 11.6% 5.6%
  • Annual Distribution per Unit ($/unit)

      2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
    Income 0.63 0.66 0.42 0.28 0.26
    Capital Gains 2.10 - 0.50 - -
    Total Distributions: 2.73 0.66 0.92 0.28 0.26

Sector Allocation

Asset Mix

Top Holdings

High Liner Foods Inc. 4.3%
Yellow Pages Ltd. 4.3%
goeasy Ltd. 4.2%
Leon's Furniture Ltd. 4.2%
Calian Group Ltd. 4.1%
The North West Company Inc. 4.1%
Olympia Financial Group Inc. 4.1%
Richards Packaging Income Fund 4.1%
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp. 3.9%
Northview Apartment REIT 3.7%
  • 4.3% - High Liner Foods Inc.

    A leading North American processor and marketer of frozen seafood.

  • 4.3% - Yellow Pages Ltd.

    A Canadian digital media and marketing company that operates online properties such as, Canada411 and

  • 4.2% - goeasy Ltd.

    A financial services company that provides non-prime and lending services across Canada.

  • 4.2% - Leon's Furniture Ltd.

    Canada's largest retailer of furniture, appliances and electronics and owns The Brick brand.

  • 4.1% - Calian Group Ltd.

    A diversified company that services to the healthcare, training, information technology, engineering and contract manufacturing sectors in Canada and the U.S.

  • 4.1% - The North West Company Inc.

    A leading retailer of food and everyday items through 214 stores in rural communities in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean.

  • 4.1% - Olympia Financial Group Inc.

    Provides trustee services, manages self-adminstered registered plans, and provides foreign exchange services.

  • 4.1% - Richards Packaging Income Fund

    The third largest packaging distributor in North America targeting small to medium sized businesses.

  • 3.9% - Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp.

    The company receives a royalty and per tonnage commission on all iron ore products produced, sold and shipped by Iron Ore Company of Canada.

  • 3.7% - Northview Apartment REIT

    The company owns and manages a portfolio of approximately 27,000 residential suites and 1.2 million square feet of commercial space across Canada.


Globally on a year to date basis, small-cap companies have underperformed their large-cap peers as investors fled to safety during the market downturn and the rebound. As the global economy transitions from recovery to expansion, we expect small-cap returns to outperform their large-cap peers. The Fund remains well-diversified and has a dividend yield of 4.9%, as of September 30th.
We expect global stock markets to remain volatile over the fourth quarter due to three factors. First, the fear that the second wave of COVID-19 infections could be larger than the first wave and the threat that significant portions of the economy may have to close again. Second, the upcoming U.S. presidential election is likely to create market uncertainty due to political sabre-rattling. Third, the pressure on Canadian and U.S. governments to launch a second wave of financial support programs to keep the economies in recovery mode, since the timing of a COVID-19 vaccine and its rollout remains unknown. Despite this short-term uncertainty, we expect equity markets to continue their upward trend. We view any stock market pullback as a buying opportunity for long term small-cap investors.

Performance returns for the Matco Mutual Funds are calculated by Matco Financial Inc. These returns are calculated and reported in Canadian dollars and are historical simple returns for the 3 month, YTD and 1 year periods and annualized compounded total returns for periods after 1 year. They include changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns. A cumulative return on an investment is the aggregate amount that the investment has gained or lost over time, independent of the amount of time involved, expressed as a percentage. Calendar year return reflects the compound rate of return over the specified calendar year (January 1st to December 31st). Matco Fund returns are calculated after management fees and operating expenses have been deducted.