Matco Small Cap Fund (Series F)
Fund Documents [LINK]    Fund Codes [LINK]     As at December 31, 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

$51.7 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 December 31, 2020      
Net of Fees   3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Incep.
Series F   14.5% 0.2% 0.2% -1.0% 4.2% 4.0% 4.9% 7.0%

Growth of $10,000 since inception

Cumulative Returns

    3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Incep.
Series F   14.5%  0.2% 0.2% -2.9% 22.6% 31.5% 60.9% 108.7%


  • Calendar Year Returns

    Calendar Year Performance 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
    Series F 0.2% 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 2015 
    to 2020
    From 2014
    to 2019 
    From 2013
    to 2018
    From 2012
    to 2017
    From 2011
    to 2016
    From 2010
    to 2015
    Series F 4.2% 5.3%  3.5% 11.1% 11.6% 5.6%
  • Annual Distribution per Unit ($/unit)

      2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
    Income TBA 0.63 0.66 0.42 0.28 0.26
    Capital Gains TBA 2.10 - 0.50 - -
    Total Distributions: TBA 2.73 0.66 0.92 0.28 0.26

Sector Allocation

Asset Mix

Top Holdings

Richards Packaging Income Fund. 4.1%
Calian Group Ltd. 4.0%
Bridgemarq Real Estate Services Inc. 3.9%
Cash 3.8%
Leon's Furniture Ltd. 3.8%
Yellow Pages Ltd. 3.7%
PFB Corporation 3.6%
goeasy Ltd. 3.6%
Corus Entertainment Inc. 3.5%
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. 3.4%
  • 4.1% - Richards Packaging Income Fund

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

  • 4.0% - 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.

  • 3.9% - Bridgemarq Real Estate Services Inc.

    Provides services to real estate brokers and their agents under the Royal LePage, Via Capitale Real Estate Network and Johnston & Daniel banners.

  • 3.8% - Leon's Furniture Ltd.

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

  • 3.7% - Yellow Pages Ltd.

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

  • 3.6% - PFB Corporation

    A vertically integrated manufacturer of polystyrene foams used in residential and commercial buildings.

  • 3.6% - goeasy Ltd.

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

  • 3.5% - Corus Entertainment Inc.

    Provides media and content development for television, radio and digital properties globally.

  • 3.4% - Intertape Polymer Group Inc.

    Develops and manufactures a variety of pressure-sensitive papers, films and protective packaging for industrial and retail use.

  • 3.4% - 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.


In November, we saw a significant rotation of funds into the small cap sector in the U.S. and Canada by professional investors. This rotation was driven by the combination of positive vaccine news and the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election. With further U.S. fiscal stimulus coming through the Biden administration’s agenda, both U.S and Canadian economies should benefit. 

As a result, we expect small cap companies to outperform their large cap peers in 2021 since small cap companies have more leverage to a domestic economy and have more ability to grow their earnings. In addition, valuations of small cap companies are reasonable and very attractive compared to the stretched valuations of the large tech companies and related COVID-19 winners. 

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.