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Aug 31, 2018 9 min read

Fund Review: Axis Mid Cap Fund

Read this article to know what Axis MidCap Fund is all about and why you should include it in your portfolio.

With the launch of “Mutual Funds Sahi Hai” campaign, there has been a waive of change in the outlook of people towards mutual fund investment. There are a number of categories under which schemes have been launched. Among many, one is mid cap category under which Axis MF launched a scheme named Axis Mid Cap Fund on February 18th, 2011. As per SEBI’s recent circular, Mid cap funds will invest predominantly in the stocks of mid-cap companies which falls under 101 to 250 companies. Let’s read what the experts of MySIPonline have to say about this fund.

Who Should Invest in Axis Mid Cap Fund?

  1. Investors who are willing to invest in the owner’s fund of mid-cap companies may choose to invest in this scheme.
  2. The risk involved in it is moderately high so only those investors should direct their surplus in it who have such appetite.
  3. People who seek an opportunity to invest their money for long-term capital growth may select this fund.

Facts About Axis Mid Cap Scheme - Growth Plan

Category Mid Cap
Benchmark S&P BSE Mid Cap TRI
Launch Date 2/18/2011
Asset Size Rs. 1,564 crore(As on Jul 31, 2018)
Fund Managers Mr. Shreyash Devalkar
Expense Ratio 2.53% (As on Jul 31, 2018)
Minimum Lumpsum Rs 5,000
Minimum SIP Rs 1,000
Exit Load 1% for redemption of units more than 10% of the investment within 365 days

How Is Axis MidCap Fund Performing?

Return AnalysisTrailing Returns3 - Year Rolling Returns with a gap of 6 months
ParticularsSince LaunchLast 5 YearsLast 3 YearsDec 2013 to Dec 2016Jun 2014 to Jun 2017Dec 2014 to Dec 2017May 2015 to May 2018
Benchmark: S&P BSE MidCap - 27.41% 17.24% 23.36% 16.19% 21.18% 14.74%
Axis Mid Cap Fund 19.52% 28.50% 13.77% 24.76% 13.42% 13.24% 11.87%
As on August 29, 2018
  • This scheme has yielded annual average returns of 19.52% since inception.
  • Though this fund has provided three-year returns lower than its benchmark, still, with time it has managed to generate five-year returns better than the same in the form of 28.50%.
  • In terms of rolling returns, this scheme has surpassed its benchmark for the time period Dec 2013 to Dec 2016 with returns of 24.76%.

Axis Mid-Cap Fund: Risk Analysis

ParticularsSDBetaSharpeMax DrawdownUpsideDownside
Benchmark: S&P BSE MidCap 16.46 - 0.65 -14.55% 100 100
Category 16.62 0.95 0.48 -18.41% 89 98
Axis Mid Cap Fund 15.09 0.83 0.43 -23.41% 77 84
As on July 31, 2018
  • The standard deviation of this scheme (15.09%) is lower than both its benchmark S&P BSE Midcap and category. The Beta of the scheme which is 0.83% is again less than its category. This states that the scheme is comparatively less likely to fluctuate.
  • The sharpe ratio of this scheme is lower than both its benchmark and category. This shows that the returns that it yields with the risk taken aren’t rational.
  • The maximum drawdown of this scheme is -23.41% which is much more than both its benchmark and category. The upside and downside ratios are both lower than the other two.

How Are the Assets of Axis Mid Cap Fund Growth Allocated?

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  • This scheme has majorly invested in mid-cap equities with 47.695 of the total assets.
  • It has also invested a part of its assets in giant-cap, large-cap, and small-cap equities with the assets allocated in them being 4.83%, 33.73%, and 1.07%, respectively. Investment in large-caps will helps in generating attractive returns in the present time and provides a cushion of stability.
Basic Material (Agriculture, Chemical, Metal & Mining, Steel, Building Materials) 5.00%
Consumer Cyclical (Auto related industries, Travel & Leisure, Marketing Cos, Apparel & Furniture Mfg Cos) 35.00%
Financial Services 30.84%
Real Estate 0.00%
Communication Services 0.00%
Energy 0.00%
Industrial 4.78%
Technology 8.62%
Consumer Defensive 5.33%
Healthcare 7.63%
Utilities 2.80%
As on July 31, 2018
  • It has invested about 70% of the assets in cyclical sector with the rest 30% divided into sensitive and defensive sectors. All the stocks chosen are the top performers and are currently market favorable.
  • The major allocation has been done in the consumer cyclical which are all in the growth phase. There is no inclination towards real estate, communication services, and energy sectors.
Stock NameWeightage (%)Absolute ReturnsValuation
1 Year5 YearP/BVPE
GRUH Finance Ltd. 6.31 36.92% 580.83% 15.89 61.48
Page Industries Ltd. 5.42 108.34% 780.43% 40.58 102.14
City Union Bank Ltd. 5.2 39.06% 507.28% 3.42 24.19
Bajaj Finance Ltd. 4.83 68.26% 2789.27% 9.89 59.64
Endurance Technologies Ltd. 4.19 54.09% - 9.25 50.72
Supreme Industries Ltd. 3.81 1.4% 270.49% 7.42 30.67
Astral Poly Technik Ltd. 3.64 65.8% 1003.32% 12.71 71.36
Sundaram Finance Ltd. 3.22 12.6% 240.37% 4.46 31.35
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. 3.19 18.46% 95% 3.15 27.04
Avenue Supermarts Ltd. 2.93 55.05% - 20.43 115.66
Info Edge (India) Ltd. 2.6 69.32% 425.76% 8.85 104.39
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. 2.58 85.15% 1176.51% 6.38 33.79
Return: As on July 31st, 2018
  • It has invested about 42% of the assets in the top twelve companies which shows that this has moderately diversified its assets.
  • Mostly all the companies in which the investment has been made have yielded superb five-year returns.
  • The PE and P/BV ratios of the companies show that their stocks have been sold higher than their book value.

Axis Midcap Fund - SIP and Lumpsum Investment

3-Years SIP Returns
 Cumulative InvestmentGrowth ValueAbsolute ReturnsXIRR
Axis Mid Cap Fund (G) 36,000 45260 25.72% 15.42%
3-Years Lumpsum Returns
 Investment 3-Years agoGrowth ValueAbsolute ReturnsCAGR
Axis Mid Cap Fund (G) 100000 133399 33.40% 10.06%
Returns: As on March 31, 2018
  • SIP Investment: Any person investing in this scheme through SIP mode of investment with monthly SIP of Rs. 1000 for three years such that the total amount invested is Rs. 36,000 will generate a maturity amount of Rs. 45,260.
  • Lumpsum Investment: An investment made in this scheme with Rs. 1,00,000 as lumpsum amount will provide an investor with a maturity amount of Rs. 1,33,399 at the rate of 33.40%.


Aggressive investors who wish to earn high returns by taking high risk may invest in this scheme. It is anticipated that with time Axis Midcap Fund will yield good returns in the current time. However, the future performance entirely depends on the strategies followed by the fund manager. To invest in this top performing mutual fund, simply log on to MySIPonline. To clarify any confusion that you might have, feel free to contact us.

Must Read:

FundLaunch1-Year Return3-Year Return5-Year ReturnExpense Ratio (%)Assets (Cr.)
Axis Mid Cap Fund (G) 18-Feb 26.4 13.75 28.48 2.53 1,564
Kotak Emerging Equity Scheme (G) 7-Mar 10.8 15.55 32.31 2.34 3,327
ICICI Prudential Mid Cap Fund (G) 4-Oct 8.65 11.61 29.8 2.41 1,535
L&T Midcap Fund (G) 4-Aug 8.71 17.67 32.08 2.39 3,066
DSP BlackRock Midcap Fund (G) 6-Nov 10.63 15.47 30.34 2.19 5,676

You may also go through the expert reviews on one of the top mid-cap funds, i.e., Kotak Emerging Equity Scheme by clicking here

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