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ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund Vs ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund

Updated on April 21, 2024 , 3219 views

There are a number of differences between ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund and ICICI Prudential Large & mid cap fund. These differences exist in spite of both the schemes belonging to the same category of large-cap schemes. In simple terms, Large cap funds are a type of Equity Funds. It invests its accumulated pooled money in stocks of large-cap or bluechip companies. The Market capitalization of large-cap companies is more than INR 10,000 Crores. These companies are huge in size, manpower, and Capital investment. Even during economic recessions, the share prices of these companies do not fluctuate much. Large-cap funds invest form the top of the pyramid when equity funds are classified on the Basis of market capitalization. So, let us understand the differences between ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund and ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund through this article.

ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund (Erstwhile ICICI Prudential Focused Bluechip Equity Fund)

ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund (earlier known as ICICI Prudential Focused Bluechip Equity Fund) is suitable for investors seeking for long-term wealth creation solution by Investing in a Portfolio that predominantly consists of shares belonging to the large-cap category. This scheme of ICICI Prudential follows a benchmark hugging strategy. Through this strategy it makes sure that the portfolio is diversified, thus reducing the concentration risk. Some of the benefits of ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund are, it invests in companies that are fundamentally strong, capable of delivering consistent long-term returns and have a good track record. The fund manager of this scheme selects stocks that are the part of Top 200 stocks on the National Stock Exchange of India Limited in terms of market capitalization. Mr. Rajat Chandak and Mr. Sankaran Naren jointly manage ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund.

ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund (Erstwhile ICICI Prudential Top 100 Fund)

ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund (earlier known as ICICI Prudential Top 100 Fund) was incepted on July 09, 1998. This scheme uses Nifty 50 as its benchmark index to formulate its basket of assets. Some of the top 10 holdings of ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund as on March 31, 2018, consisted of Tata Motors Limited, ICICI Bank Limited, Tata Chemicals Limited, and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited. Mr. Sankaran Naren and Mr. Prakash Gaurav Goel jointly manage the ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund. The scheme aims to invest predominantly in equity and equity-related securities thereby; achieving capital growth in the long-term. One of the advantages of ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund is it offers mitigated risk through diversification across sectors.

ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund Vs ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund

The differences between ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund Vs ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund are divided into four sections, namely, basics section, performance section, yearly performance section, and other details section. They are explained as follows.

Basics Section

It is the first section in the comparison of the schemes. The parameters of this section include current NAV, Fincash Rating, and scheme category. With respect to scheme category, it can be said that both the schemes belong to the same category of Equity Large Cap. Also, based on Fincash Rating, it can be said that IICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund is rated as a 4-Star scheme while ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund is rated as a 3-Star scheme. Additionally, both the schemes differ on account of NAV. As on April 26, 2018, the NAV of ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund was approximately INR 40 while of ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund was around INR 320. The summary of basics section is tabulated as follows.

Parameters
BasicsNAV
Net Assets (Cr)
Launch Date
Rating
Category
Sub Cat.
Category Rank
Risk
Expense Ratio
Sharpe Ratio
Information Ratio
Alpha Ratio
Benchmark
Exit Load
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹96.09 ↑ 0.20   (0.21 %)
₹53,505 on 31 Mar 24
23 May 08
Equity
Large Cap
21
Moderately High
1.69
3.17
1.27
10.05
Not Available
0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)
ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹846.74 ↑ 2.71   (0.32 %)
₹12,307 on 31 Mar 24
9 Jul 98
Equity
Large & Mid Cap
31
Moderately High
2.01
3.25
0.9
5.15
Not Available
0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Performance Section

Being the second section in the performance, it compares the Compounded Annual Growth Rate or CAGR returns at various time intervals. The comparison of performance section reveals that, in most of the instances, ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund leads the race. The table given below shows the summary comparison of the performance section.

Parameters
Performance1 Month
3 Month
6 Month
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
Since launch
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund
Growth
Fund Details
1.3%
7.7%
23.4%
41.3%
22.4%
18%
15.3%
ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
3.5%
10.8%
26.1%
47.3%
28%
21.2%
18.8%

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Yearly Performance Section

This section compares the absolute returns generated by both the schemes for a particular year. The comparison of yearly performance section shows that in certain years, ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund has performed better while in others, ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund has done well. The table given below summarizes the comparison of yearly performance section.

Parameters
Yearly Performance2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund
Growth
Fund Details
27.4%
6.9%
29.2%
13.5%
9.8%
ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
29.9%
11.7%
41.8%
11.7%
5.7%

Other Details Section

Being the last section in the comparison it includes parameters such as AUM, minimum SIP investment, and minimum lumpsum investment. The minimum lumpsum and SIP investment is same for both the schemes. Here, the minimum lumpsum amount for both the schemes is INR 5,000 while the SIP amount is INR 1,000. However, there is a drastic difference in the AUM of both the schemes. As on March 31, 2018, the AUM of ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund is approximately INR 16,102 Crores while of ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund is around INR 3,035 Crores. The summary of other details section is as follows.

Parameters
Other DetailsMin SIP Investment
Min Investment
Fund Manager
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹100
₹5,000
Anish Tawakley - 5.58 Yr.
ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹100
₹5,000
Ihab Dalwai - 1.83 Yr.

Growth of 10k Investments over the years

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
31 Mar 19₹10,000
31 Mar 20₹7,535
31 Mar 21₹12,712
31 Mar 22₹15,544
31 Mar 23₹16,006
31 Mar 24₹22,787
Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
31 Mar 19₹10,000
31 Mar 20₹7,134
31 Mar 21₹12,597
31 Mar 22₹16,395
31 Mar 23₹17,479
31 Mar 24₹25,520

Detailed portfolio Comparison

Asset Allocation
ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash8.98%
Equity91.02%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services22.11%
Energy12.63%
Consumer Cyclical11.33%
Industrials9.5%
Technology8.99%
Basic Materials6.41%
Health Care5.96%
Consumer Defensive5.3%
Communication Services3.94%
Utility3.41%
Real Estate1.45%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 08 | ICICIBANK
8%₹4,263 Cr40,518,440
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 08 | RELIANCE
8%₹4,178 Cr14,299,648
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 12 | LT
7%₹3,484 Cr10,017,834
↑ 240,436
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 10 | INFY
5%₹2,814 Cr16,812,789
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 14 | 532215
5%₹2,404 Cr22,358,608
↑ 1,737,043
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 16 | MARUTI
5%₹2,375 Cr2,103,659
UltraTech Cement Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 17 | ULTRACEMCO
4%₹2,065 Cr2,087,320
↑ 26,000
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 09 | BHARTIARTL
4%₹1,949 Cr17,348,738
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 10 | HDFCBANK
3%₹1,480 Cr10,547,948
Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | SUNPHARMA
3%₹1,400 Cr8,869,143
Asset Allocation
ICICI Prudential Large & Mid Cap Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.59%
Equity95.41%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services24.93%
Consumer Cyclical13.32%
Health Care9.69%
Industrials8.82%
Energy8.16%
Basic Materials7.39%
Utility6.6%
Consumer Defensive5.33%
Technology5.3%
Communication Services3.99%
Real Estate1.88%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 May 06 | ICICIBANK
7%₹794 Cr7,548,374
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 22 | MARUTI
5%₹555 Cr491,399
↓ -12,050
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 19 | HDFCBANK
4%₹488 Cr3,480,000
↑ 1,180,000
NTPC Ltd (Utilities)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 16 | 532555
3%₹371 Cr11,066,000
↓ -1,434,000
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | INFY
3%₹336 Cr2,010,000
SBI Cards and Payment Services Ltd Ordinary Shares (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 22 | SBICARD
3%₹311 Cr4,324,161
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 May 22 | RELIANCE
3%₹293 Cr1,004,217
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 16 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹286 Cr2,544,328
Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 22 | HINDPETRO
2%₹276 Cr5,412,060
↓ -366,056
Gujarat Gas Ltd (Utilities)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 22 | GUJGASLTD
2%₹249 Cr4,401,045

Therefore, based on the above pointers, it can be concluded in a nutshell that there are numerous differences between both the schemes. As a result, individuals should be careful while choosing any of the schemes to invest. They should ensure whether the scheme matches their investment objective or not and understand the functioning of the scheme completely. If required, an opinion of a financial consultant can also be considered. This will help them to attain their objectives on time along with ensuring that their investment is safe.

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