BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term capital growth consistent with the preservation of capital; current income is a secondary goal. To pursue its goals, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in the common stock of U.S. and foreign companies. The fund focuses on "blue chip" multinational companies with total market values of more than $5 billion. These are large, established, globally managed companies that manufacture and distribute their products and services throughout the world.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
06/21/95
Fund Assets
$709,492,892  As of  08/22/19
Class Assets
$36,815,834  As of  08/22/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
4.52%  As of fiscal year end  10/31/18
Morningstar Category
World Large Stock
Benchmark
MSCI World Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
48  As of  07/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of July 31, 2019 for the Class C class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the World Large Stock category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (729 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (729 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (595 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (367 funds rated). The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. ©2018 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.
PGRCX
9.06 11.51 7.91 10.29 7.90 06/21/95
MSCI World Index
3.62 10.42 7.05 9.87 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.
PGRCX
11.09 12.05 6.88 10.99 7.87 06/21/95
MSCI World Index
6.33 11.77 6.60 10.72 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.
PGRCX
9.06 38.64 46.30 166.39 623.73 06/21/95
MSCI World Index
3.62 34.62 40.60 156.41 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.
PGRCX
11.09 40.69 39.48 183.70 615.19 06/21/95
MSCI World Index
6.33 39.61 37.67 176.76 - -
The MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

The total return performance figures presented for Class C shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class A for periods prior to June 21, 1995, the inception date for Class C shares, and the performance of Class C, respectively, from that inception date. Performance reflects the applicable class' distribution/servicing fees since the inception date. Had these fees and expenses been reflected for periods prior, performance would have been different. Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

Average Annual Returns After Taxes

As of  06/30/19 1 YR 5 YRS 10 YRS
Return after taxes on distributions 6.77% 4.64% 9.59%
Return after taxes on distributions and sale of fund shares 7.83% 5.07% 8.90%

After-tax returns are calculated using the highest historical individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown here and are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Return after taxes on distributions (pre-liquidation) assume an investor held shares throughout the measurement period and reflect the effect of taxable distributions (assuming reinvestment in the fund) by a fund to its shareholders.

Return after taxes on distributions and sale of fund shares (post-liquidation) assume an investor sold shares at the end of the measurement period and, therefore, reflect the effect of both taxable distributions and any taxable gain or loss realized by the shareholder upon sale of fund shares.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Historical Performance

    These figures do not reflect the maximum sales charge which, if included, would reduce return.

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    PGRCX
    -9.34% 26.11% 6.25% -2.81% 3.87% 17.80% 12.60% 5.96% 11.10% 21.47%

    Investment return fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  07/31/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.14%
    Total Expenses 1.89%

    Redemption Charge

    As of  08/23/19  Redemption Year CDSC
    Year 1 1.00
    Class C shares are subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) imposed on Class C shares redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  03/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.15%
    Total Expenses 1.90%

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., the fund's investment adviser, has engaged Fayez Sarofim & Co. ("Sarofim & Co."), to serve as the fund's sub-investment adviser. Sarofim & Co., subject to BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.'s supervision and approval, provides investment advisory assistance, research and the day-to-day management of the fund's investments. The fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers employed by Sarofim & Co., consisting of Fayez Sarofim, Catherine Crain, Gentry Lee, Christopher Sarofim and Charles Sheedy. The team is supported by Sarofim & Co.'s Investment Committee, all the members of which are senior investment professionals at Sarofim & Co. Mr. Fayez Sarofim, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Board, founded Sarofim & Co. in 1958 and has been a portfolio manager of the fund since 1990.

    Top Holdings

    As of  07/31/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Microsoft 6.80
    Facebook, Cl. A 5.42
    Apple 5.34
    L'Oreal, ADR 4.28
    Visa, Cl. A 3.93
    Texas Instruments 3.74
    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton 3.54
    Alphabet, Cl. C 3.31
    Nestle, ADR 3.17
    Exxon Mobil 2.74

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/22/19 Name NAV Change 10/01/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        PGRCX
        $45.16
        -$0.21
        -0.46%
        $48.51 $35.45 21.19%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY World Large Stock


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 07/31/19 for the Class C shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the World Large Stock. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (1691 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (729 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (595 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (367 funds rated).
        The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

        Lipper Rankings

        • 1 Year
          55 out of 158
        • 3 Year
          98 out of 142
        • 5 Year
          75 out of 119
        • 10 Year
          50 out of 74

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Global Large-Cap Growth


        Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns. Rankings do not reflect sales loads

        Main Risks

        Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees.

        Small and midsized company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks as these companies are less established and have more volatile earnings histories.

        Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic, and social instability, limited company information, differing auditing and legal standards, and less market liquidity. These risks generally are greater with emerging market countries.

        A concentration of companies in a narrow sector could cause performance to be more volatile than funds invested in a broader range of industries.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        PGRCX
        11.26 4.76 0.87 75.27 0.89

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Qtry (May, Aug, Nov, Dec)
        Distributed
        Qtry (May, Aug, Nov, Dec)
        Paid
        Qtry (May, Aug, Nov, Dec)
        Fiscal Year End
        Oct 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2019 0.1037 0.0000
        2018 0.2155 5.4716
        2017 0.2131 6.5189
        2016 0.2818 3.2729
        2015 0.3884 3.3480
        2014 0.5455 1.1753
        2013 0.4383 0.0000
        2012 0.3950 0.2000
        2011 0.1610 1.0891
        2010 0.5280 0.8744
        There is no guarantee that the fund will distribute any level annually. Capital gains may be short-term, long-term, or both.

        Distributions History

        (Values Listed In $) Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        PGRCX
        0.0000 0.0754 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0754 45.05
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        PGRCX
        08/01/19 08/02/19 08/02/19
        (Values Listed In $) Distribution Status Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        PGRCX
        Final 0.0000 0.0446 0.0000 0.0096 5.4620 5.5162 39.35
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        PGRCX
        12/12/18 12/13/18 12/13/18