HDFC Small Cap Fund Overview

Mutual Fund

HDFC Small Cap Fund is an open-ended equity fund. HDFC Small Cap Fund mostly invests in small companies. This fund is managed by Mr. Chirag Setalvad and Mr. Amar Kalkundrikar. HDFC Small Cap Fund was launched on 3rd April 2008. 

The benchmark of HDFC Small Cap Fund is NIFTY Smallcap 100 TRI. HDFC Small Cap Mutual Fund is performing so well over the years the last ten years, five years and three years return of HDFC Small Cap Fund is 20.85%, 19.69%, and 20.33%. The return from launch is 14.46% for this fund. You can invest in both HDFC Small Cap Fund Growth and HDFC Small Cap Fund Dividend. But for a better return, you can invest in HDFC Small Cap Fund Growth. The expense ratio is 2.12% (as on 28th Feb 2019) for HDFC Small Cap Fund. The AUM size is Rs.7,544cr. (as on 31st Mar 2019). You can invest through HDFC Small Cap Fund SIP and HDFC Small Cap Fund Lump sum. The minimum amount for HDFC Small Cap Fund lump sum is Rs.5000 and the minimum HDFC Small Cap Fund SIP is Rs.500. The exit load is 1% if you redeem within 365 days. HDFC Small Cap Fund has invest 87.96% in Indian stocks which 5.17% in large cap stocks, 17.64% in mid cap stocks, and 62.98% in small cap stocks. HDFC Small Cap Fund has invested 9.09% in debt of which 9.09% in very low risk securities. Investors who are looking for long term capital growth HDFC Small Cap Fund is best for them. As they are investing in direct equity so the return will be high but there will be high risk and investors should be ready for possible losses.

Top 10 holdings of HDFC Small Cap Fund (08/04/2019)

S.No. Name of Holding Net Assets (%)
1 National Bank for Agri & Rural Dev.** 5.3
2 Balkrishna Industries Ltd. 3.54
3 Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. 3.36
5 Sonata Software Ltd. 3.21
6 Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. 2.82
7 Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd.** 2.8
8 Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd. 2.74
9 Net Current Assets 2.69
10 Sharda Cropchem Ltd. 2.66

Top 5 Sectors of HDFC Small Cap Fund(08/04/2019)

S.No. Name of Holding Net Assets (%)
1 Chemicals 7.73
2 Hotel, Resort and Restaurants 7.44
3 Bank – Public 7.36
4 IT – Software 6.52
5 Engineering – Construction 5.67

HDFC Small Cap Fund

  • AUM Size- Rs.7,544cr.(as on 31st March 2019) 
  • Expense Ratio- 2.12% (28th February 2019)
  • Launch Date- 3rd April 2008 
  • Benchmark- NIFTY Smallcap 100 TRI
  • Risk- Moderately High
  • Return Since Launch- 14.46%


  1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year
Fund -3.78 20.33 19.69 20.85
S&P BSE Small Cap TRI -15.44 12.82 16.53 16.42
Category -11.87 13.40 19.95 20.49
Rank within Category 2 2
Number of funds in category 14 13

As on Apr 08, 2019

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