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L&T Midcap Fund Vs HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund

Updated on February 29, 2024 , 5895 views

There are numerous differences between L&T Midcap Fund and HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund based on numerous parameters. These differences are present even though both the schemes belong to the same category of mid cap funds. Mid-cap Mutual Funds are the schemes whose corpus is invested in shares of companies having a Market capitalization between INR 500 – INR 10,000 Crores. These companies are considered to have good growth potentials. These companies have the ability to perform and become part of large-cap companies. In numerous situations, mid-cap companies have outperformed large-cap companies. So, let us understand the differences between L&T Midcap Fund and HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund by comparing their AUM, performance, NAV, and so on.

About L&T Midcap Fund

L&T Midcap Fund is managed and offered by L&T Mutual Fund under the mid-cap category of Equity Funds. This open-ended scheme was launched on August 04, 2009 and it uses Nifty Midcap 100 TRI Index as its base to build its Portfolio. The investment objective of L&T Midcap Fund is to attain Capital growth in the long-term by Investing in mid-cap companies. In addition, L&T Midcap Fund invests its fund money in stocks that are a part of its benchmark index. Some of the stock selection criteria of L&T Midcap Fund include quality of the company’s management, the competitive position of the company, and its valuations. As per the Asset Allocation objective of the scheme, it invests around 80-100% of its corpus in equity and equity-related securities of mid-cap companies while the remaining in fixed Income securities. L&T Midcap Fund is jointly managed by Mr. Vihang Naik and Mr. S. N. Lahiri.

About HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund

HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund’s is to achieve capital growth in the long-term from a portfolio that predominantly consists of equity and equity-related instruments. These instruments generally belong to mid and small-cap sectors. The scheme uses NIFTY Midcap 100 Index and NIFTY 50 Index as its benchmark to construct its portfolio. As on March 31, 2018, some of the constituents of HDFC Mid-cap opportunities Fund included MRF Limited, Apollo Tyres Limited, Exide Industries Limited, and City Union Bank Limited. This scheme is suitable for individuals seeking capital appreciation over long-term by predominantly investing in shares of small and mid-sized companies. As per the asset allocation objective of the scheme, it invests around 75-100% of its corpus in mid and small-cap companies while the remaining in Fixed Income and money market securities.

L&T Midcap Fund Vs HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund

The differences between L&T Midcap Fund Vs HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund are explained below by comparing various parameters that are classified into various sections, namely, basics section, performance section, yearly performance section, and other details section.

Basics Section

It is the first section in the comparison that includes parameters such as Current NAV, scheme category, and Fincash Rating. The comparison of current NAV states that there is a drastic difference in the NAV of both the schemes. The NAV of L&T Midcap Fund was approximately INR 147 and of HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund was approximately INR 59 as of April 24, 2018. With respect to Fincash Rating, it can be said that HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund is a 3-Star rated scheme while L&T Midcap Fund is a 4-Star rated scheme. However, in case of scheme category, it can be said that both the schemes belong to the same category of Equity Mid & small cap. The comparison of basics section is as shown in the table given below.

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
Essel Long Term Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹26.1824 ↑ 0.12   (0.47 %)
₹63 on 31 Jan 24
30 Dec 15
Not Rated
Equity
ELSS
Moderately High
0
1.83
-1.01
-0.04
Not Available
NIL
HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹157.814 ↑ 0.82   (0.52 %)
₹59,027 on 31 Jan 24
25 Jun 07
Equity
Mid Cap
24
Moderately High
1.69
2.93
0.3
1.66
Not Available
0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Performance Section

This section compares the Compounded Annual Growth Rate or CAGR returns of both the schemes at various timeframes. The comparison of the performance section reveals that for most of the time intervals, L&T Midcap Fund has performed better as compared to HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund. 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
Essel Long Term Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
1.5%
8.4%
11.2%
30.3%
14.7%
13.8%
12.5%
HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund
Growth
Fund Details
1.4%
13.1%
21.6%
57.3%
29.3%
25.2%
17.9%

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Yearly Performance Section

The comparison of the absolute returns generated by both the schemes for a particular year is compared in the yearly performance section. The analysis of absolute returns shows that for certain years L&T Midcap Fund leads the race while in others HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund leads the race. The summary comparison of the yearly performance section is tabulated as follows.

Parameters
Yearly Performance2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
Essel Long Term Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
24.1%
-2%
29.4%
8.5%
7.9%
HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund
Growth
Fund Details
44.5%
12.3%
39.9%
21.7%
0.2%

Other Details Section

It is the last section in the comparison that includes elements such as AUM, minimum SIP investment, minimum lumpsum investment, and others. To begin with the AUM, it can be said that there is a drastic difference in the AUM of both the schemes. As on March 31, 2018, the AUM of L&T Midcap Fund was approximately INR 2,403 Crores while of HDFC Mid-cap Opportunities Fund was approximately INR 19,339 Crores. The minimum SIP and lumpsum investment for both the schemes are same. The minimum SIP amount for both the schemes is INR 500 while the lumpsum amount for both the schemes is INR 5,000. The summary comparison of the other details section is as shown in the table given below.

Parameters
Other DetailsMin SIP Investment
Min Investment
Fund Manager
Essel Long Term Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹500
₹500
Aditya Mulki - 1.9 Yr.
HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹300
₹5,000
Chirag Setalvad - 16.62 Yr.

Growth of 10k Investments over the years

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
Essel Long Term Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
28 Feb 19₹10,000
29 Feb 20₹10,717
28 Feb 21₹12,689
28 Feb 22₹14,415
28 Feb 23₹14,663
29 Feb 24₹19,212
Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
28 Feb 19₹10,000
29 Feb 20₹10,603
28 Feb 21₹14,234
28 Feb 22₹17,187
28 Feb 23₹19,574
29 Feb 24₹30,791

Detailed portfolio Comparison

Asset Allocation
Essel Long Term Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.3%
Equity97.7%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services27.45%
Technology15.17%
Industrials11.53%
Consumer Cyclical9.51%
Health Care9%
Basic Materials8.9%
Consumer Defensive8.1%
Energy5.24%
Communication Services2.8%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | HDFCBANK
7%₹4 Cr24,500
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 20 | INFY
6%₹4 Cr25,000
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 19 | RELIANCE
5%₹3 Cr12,768
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 16 | ICICIBANK
4%₹3 Cr26,609
Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 21 | SUNPHARMA
4%₹3 Cr20,500
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Ordinary Shares (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 22 | HAL
4%₹2 Cr7,900
Tata Motors Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 21 | TATAMOTORS
3%₹2 Cr28,000
UNO Minda Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 21 | UNOMINDA
3%₹2 Cr29,000
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 18 | AXISBANK
3%₹2 Cr17,500
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 20 | TCS
3%₹2 Cr4,465
Asset Allocation
HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash6.78%
Equity93.22%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services23.58%
Consumer Cyclical16.69%
Industrials14.7%
Technology10.6%
Health Care10.34%
Basic Materials9.07%
Communication Services4.65%
Energy2.33%
Consumer Defensive1.26%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Indian Hotels Co Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 16 | INDHOTEL
4%₹2,059 Cr46,977,158
The Federal Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 09 | FEDERALBNK
3%₹1,928 Cr123,491,292
↑ 3,370,171
Apollo Tyres Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 12 | APOLLOTYRE
3%₹1,902 Cr41,892,187
↑ 3,195,578
Max Financial Services Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 14 | MFSL
3%₹1,761 Cr18,451,247
↑ 835,126
Tata Communications Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 21 | TATACOMM
3%₹1,752 Cr9,894,194
↑ 251,922
Coforge Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 22 | COFORGE
3%₹1,725 Cr2,748,521
Max Healthcare Institute Ltd Ordinary Shares (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 21 | MAXHEALTH
3%₹1,668 Cr24,302,305
Ipca Laboratories Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 07 | IPCALAB
3%₹1,501 Cr13,486,510
Indian Bank (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 11 | INDIANB
3%₹1,432 Cr34,029,890
↑ 1,605,793
Persistent Systems Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 12 | PERSISTENT
2%₹1,352 Cr1,830,000

Therefore, it can be concluded from the above pointers, that both the schemes differ on account of numerous parameters. As a result, individuals should be careful before investing in any of the schemes by understanding it thoroughly. They should also ensure that the scheme matches their investment qualities or not. This will help them to attain their objectives on time and in a hassle-free manner.

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