BNY Mellon Sustainable U.S. Equity Fund, Inc.

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in stocks (or derivatives) of U.S. companies that demonstrate attractive investment attributes and sustainable business practices and have no material unresolvable environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The fund focuses on companies with market caps of $5 billion or more. The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in foreign securities, including up to 10% in emerging markets securities.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
08/31/99
Fund Assets
$321,544,798  As of  08/19/19
Class Assets
$2,719,716  As of  08/19/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
39.66%  As of fiscal year end  05/31/19
Morningstar Category
Large Blend
Benchmark
S&P 500(r) Index
Fund Holdings
40  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 Large Blend category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 2 Stars (1207 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (1207 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (1074 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 2 Stars (820 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 Sustainable U.S. Equity Fund, Inc.
DTCCX
11.26 11.05 7.58 11.17 9.07 08/31/99
S&P 500(r) Index
7.99 13.36 11.34 14.03 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Sustainable U.S. Equity Fund, Inc.
DTCCX
13.42 11.76 6.99 11.73 9.04 08/31/99
S&P 500(r) Index
10.42 14.19 10.71 14.70 - -
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 Sustainable U.S. Equity Fund, Inc.
DTCCX
11.26 36.96 44.12 188.35 5,987.45 08/31/99
S&P 500(r) Index
7.99 45.66 71.08 271.71 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Sustainable U.S. Equity Fund, Inc.
DTCCX
13.42 39.58 40.16 203.06 5,876.34 08/31/99
S&P 500(r) Index
10.42 48.89 66.33 294.16 - -
The S&P 500® Index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. The index includes 500 leading companies and captures approximately 80% coverage of available market capitalization.

The total return performance figures presented for Class C shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class Z for periods prior to August 31, 1999, 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.

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
    DTCCX
    -5.31% 14.03% 9.08% -4.22% 12.11% 32.79% 10.48% -0.22% 13.33% 32.16%

    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 0.60%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.36%
    Total Expenses 1.96%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.26%
    Net Expenses 1.70%

    Redemption Charge

    As of  08/20/19  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  09/28/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.26%
    Total Expenses 1.86%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.16%
    Net Expenses 1.70%
    Formal- The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until September 30, 2019, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed .70%. On or after September 30, 2019, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation at any time.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. and the fund's sub-adviser is Newton, an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Jeff Munroe, Yuko Takano and Rob Stewart are the fund's primary portfolio managers. Mr. Munroe has held that position since May 2017 and Ms. Takano and Mr. Stewart have each held that position since May 2019. Mr. Munroe is the investment leader of the Global Equity team at Newton. Ms. Takano is a member of the Global Equity team and a portfolio manager on the Sustainable Global Equity strategy at Newton. Mr. Stewart is Head of Responsible Research at Newton. Newton's Responsible Research team is responsible for fundamental ESG research and analysis, controversy monitoring, company engagement and active proxy voting.

    Top Holdings

    As of  07/31/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Microsoft 7.31
    Alphabet, Cl. A 5.70
    Merck & Co. 4.33
    Amazon.com 4.08
    Intact Financial 4.06
    Apple 4.03
    Abbott Laboratories 3.90
    Cisco Systems 3.82
    Accenture, Cl. A 3.82
    PepsiCo 3.60

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/19/19 Name NAV Change 07/29/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DTCCX
        $10.23
        $0.12
        1.19%
        $10.60 $8.05 19.65%

        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.

        Socially responsible portfolios can limit the number of investment opportunities available to the portfolio which may produce more modest gains than portfolios that are not subject to such special investment considerations.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DTCCX
        11.18 -0.99 0.90 94.84 0.86

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        May 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.0681 0.2978
        2017 0.0000 2.8954
        2016 0.0290 0.5350
        2015 0.0130 1.6904
        2014 0.0238 1.7630
        2013 0.0746 0.3516
        2012 0.0000 0.0212
        2009 0.0180 0.0000
        2001 0.0000 0.0731
        2000 0.0550 0.8430
        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
        DTCCX
        0.0000 0.0681 0.0000 0.0000 0.2972 0.3653 9.16
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DTCCX
        12/03/18 12/04/18 12/04/18
        (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
        DTCCX
        Final 0.0000 0.0681 0.0000 0.0000 0.2972 0.3653 9.16
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DTCCX
        12/03/18 12/04/18 12/04/18