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L&T Tax Advantage Fund Vs SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund

Updated on May 20, 2019 , 49 views

L&T Tax Advantage Fund and SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund both the schemes differ on a number of parameters. These differences exist, even though both the schemes are a part of the same category, that is, Equity ELSS. Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) are also known as tax saving Mutual Fund. These schemes offer individuals dual benefits of investing and tax deductions. Individuals Investing in ELSS schemes can claim a tax deduction of up to INR 1,50,000 under Section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961. However, these schemes have a lock-in period of three years which again is the shortest as compared to the other tax saving avenues. Though there are a number of schemes offered under one category, nevertheless; there are differences between them. So, let’s understand the differences between L&T Tax Advantage Fund and SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund.

L&T Tax Advantage Fund

L&T Tax Advantage Fund’s investment objective is to attain long-term capital appreciation from a portfolio predominantly consisting of equity and equity-related securities. This open-ended tax savings Mutual Fund scheme was incepted on February 27, 2006. L&T Tax Advantage Fund uses S&P BSE 200 TRI Index as its benchmark index and is managed solely by Mr. S. N. Lahiri. In normal situations, L&T Tax Advantage Fund invests around 95% of its accumulated pooled money in equity and equity-related instruments and the remaining in money market instruments. As on March 31, 2018, HDFC Bank Limited, IndusInd Bank Limited, Larsen & Toubro Limited, and Godrej Properties Limited were some of the holdings of L&T Tax Advantage Fund’s portfolio. Greater diversification for risk control and 360-degree research are some of the benefits of L&T Tax Advantage Fund.

SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund

SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund is an apt choice for investors seeking dual advantage of tax savings along with exposure in the equity markets. This scheme of SBI Mutual Fund aims to deliver investment benefits to its investors along with offering tax deductions. The scheme uses S&P BSE 100 Index as its benchmark to construct its basket of assets. Mr. Dinesh Balachandran is the fund manager managing SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund. Based on the Asset Allocation objective, SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund invests around 80-100% of its fund money in equity and equity-related instruments while the remaining portion in money market instruments. ICICI Bank Limited, Reliance Industries Limited, and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited are some of the holdings of SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund’s portfolio as on March 31, 2018.

L&T Tax Advantage Fund Vs SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund

L&T Tax Advantage Fund and SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund both the schemes differ on a number of parameters. So, let us understand the differences between both the schemes by comparing these parameters that are classified into four sections, namely, basics section, performance section, yearly performance section, and other details section.

Basics Section

It is the first section in the comparison of the schemes. The parameters of the basics section include scheme category, Fincash Rating, and Current NAV. With respect to scheme category, it can be said that both the schemes are a part of Equity ELSS category. The comparison of Fincash Rating states that L&T Tax Advantage Fund is a 4-Star rated scheme and SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund is a 2-Star rated scheme. The comparison of NAV also states that both the schemes differ significantly. As on May 02, 2018, the NAV of L&T Tax Advantage Fund was approximately INR 57 and of SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund was around 142. The summary of this 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
L&T Tax Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹53.289 ↑ 0.20   (0.37 %)
₹3,322 on 30 Apr 19
27 Feb 06
Equity
ELSS
7
Moderately High
2.61
-0.68
-0.43
-12.56
Not Available
NIL
SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹141.8 ↑ 0.63   (0.45 %)
₹7,027 on 30 Apr 19
7 May 07
Equity
ELSS
31
Moderately High
3.02
-0.16
-1.59
-2.95
Not Available
NIL

Performance Section

Being the second section in the comparison, the parameter forming part of this section is CAGR or Compounded Annual Growth Rate returns. The comparison of performance section states that in most of the instances, L&T Tax Advantage Fund has performed better as compared to L&T Tax Advantage Fund. The table given below summarizes the comparison of the performance section.

Parameters
Performance1 Month
3 Month
6 Month
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
Since launch
L&T Tax Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
0%
7.6%
1.1%
-3.3%
13.3%
12.5%
13.5%
SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund
Growth
Fund Details
-1.4%
5.5%
5.7%
3.7%
10.2%
10.5%
10%

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Yearly Performance Section

The comparison of absolute returns generated by both the schemes for a particular year is done in this section. Analysis of absolute returns reveals that in certain years, L&T Tax Advantage Fund leads the race. On the other hand, in certain years, SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund leads the race. The summary comparison of the yearly performance section is tabulated as follows.

Parameters
Yearly Performance2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
L&T Tax Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
-8.1%
42.3%
8.1%
2.9%
44.8%
SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund
Growth
Fund Details
-8.3%
33%
2.1%
3.2%
49.1%

Other Details Section

It is the last section in the comparison of the schemes. It includes parameters such as AUM, minimum SIP and lumpsum investment, and exit load. The minimum SIP and lumpsum investment for both the schemes are same, that is, INR 500. However, both the schemes differ considerably on account of AUM. The AUM of SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund was around INR 6,067 Crores while of L&T Tax Advantage Fund was approximately INR 3,016 Crores as of March 31, 2018. In addition, both the schemes do not have any exit load as they belong to the category of equity ELSS. The comparison summary of this section is as shown in the table given below.

Parameters
Other DetailsMin SIP Investment
Min Investment
Fund Manager
L&T Tax Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹500
₹500
S.N. Lahiri - 6.19 Yr.
SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹500
₹500
Dinesh Balachandran - 2.64 Yr.

Growth of 10k Investments over the years

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
L&T Tax Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
30 Apr 14₹10,000
30 Apr 15₹13,664
30 Apr 16₹13,704
30 Apr 17₹18,331
30 Apr 18₹21,557
30 Apr 19₹19,996
Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
30 Apr 14₹10,000
30 Apr 15₹13,999
30 Apr 16₹13,669
30 Apr 17₹16,450
30 Apr 18₹18,365
30 Apr 19₹18,348

Detailed portfolio Comparison

Asset Allocation
L&T Tax Advantage Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.38%
Equity96.94%
Other0.68%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services33.77%
Technology12.28%
Basic Materials11.44%
Industrials10.33%
Consumer Cyclical9.99%
Health Care8.29%
Energy4.92%
Consumer Defensive2.69%
Communication Services2.03%
Utility1.02%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 09 | ICICIBANK
6%₹211 Cr5,184,600
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 06 | HDFCBANK
6%₹208 Cr897,300
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 09 | TCS
4%₹146 Cr644,500
↑ 29,000
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 18 | RELIANCE
4%₹140 Cr1,004,100
↑ 23,900
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 May 17 | HDFC
3%₹110 Cr549,000
↓ -100,000
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 06 | LT
3%₹102 Cr753,000
RBL Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 19 | RBLBANK
3%₹101 Cr1,490,700
↑ 206,262
Future Retail Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 16 | FRETAIL
3%₹100 Cr2,386,000
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 06 | INFY
3%₹100 Cr1,327,000
↓ -89,000
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 May 17 | 532215
3%₹99 Cr1,293,000
Asset Allocation
SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash5.26%
Equity94.74%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services31.05%
Industrials12.1%
Consumer Defensive10.31%
Basic Materials8.88%
Health Care8.04%
Technology7.49%
Energy5.44%
Consumer Cyclical4.23%
Utility3.59%
Communication Services3.26%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 17 | ICICIBANK
6%₹419 Cr10,282,843
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 16 | ICICIPRULI
5%₹334 Cr9,053,525
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 07 | HDFCBANK
5%₹330 Cr1,425,865
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 18 | INFY
4%₹316 Cr4,200,000
↓ -500,000
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | ITC
4%₹314 Cr10,405,864
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 06 | RELIANCE
4%₹306 Cr2,195,000
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 11 | 532215
4%₹258 Cr3,364,199
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 May 06 | SBIN
4%₹250 Cr8,060,233
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 07 | LT
3%₹215 Cr1,591,500
Ambuja Cements Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 16 | 500425
3%₹202 Cr9,147,932
↑ 845,000

Therefore, based on the above pointers, it can be concluded that both the schemes differ on a number of parameters. As a consequence, individuals should be careful while choosing any of the schemes for investment. They should verify whether the scheme matches their investment objective or not. Also, individuals must understand the functioning of the scheme completely. This will help them to attain their objectives on time along with ensuring the safety of their investment.

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