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
$1,000,000
Class Inception Date
09/30/16
Class Status
Not available for purchase by individual investors.
Fund Assets
$314,184,689  As of  08/23/19
Class Assets
$158,314  As of  08/23/19
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

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.
DTCYX
12.41 12.18 8.68 12.27 9.53 09/30/16
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.
DTCYX
14.66 12.92 8.06 12.83 9.50 09/30/16
S&P 500(r) Index
10.42 14.19 10.71 14.70 - -
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.
DTCYX
12.41 41.17 51.59 218.18 7,327.85 09/30/16
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.
DTCYX
14.66 43.99 47.37 234.51 7,187.15 09/30/16
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 Y shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class Z for periods prior to September 30, 2016, the inception date for Class Y shares, and the performance of Class Y, 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

    Not available for purchase by individual investors.

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DTCYX
    -4.35% 15.31% 10.07% -3.20% 13.15% 34.09% 11.66% 0.69% 14.49% 33.30%

    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%
    Other Expenses 0.24%
    Total Expenses 0.84%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.14%
    Net Expenses 0.70%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  09/28/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    Other Expenses 0.17%
    Total Expenses 0.77%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.07%
    Net Expenses 0.70%
    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  08/23/19 Name NAV Change 07/29/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DTCYX
        $12.19
        -$0.30
        -2.40%
        $12.90 $9.73 17.78%

        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
        DTCYX
        11.15 0.06 0.90 94.87 0.96

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        May 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.2026 0.2978
        2017 0.1491 2.8954
        2016 0.1550 0.5350
        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
        DTCYX
        0.0000 0.2026 0.0000 0.0000 0.2972 0.4998 11.07
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DTCYX
        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
        DTCYX
        Final 0.0000 0.2026 0.0000 0.0000 0.2972 0.4998 11.07
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DTCYX
        12/03/18 12/04/18 12/04/18