Dreyfus High Yield Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks to maximize total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income. To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in fixed-income securities that, at the time of purchase, are rated below investment grade ('high yield' or 'junk' bonds) or are the unrated equivalent as determined by Dreyfus.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
06/02/97
Fund Assets
$1,004,040,083  As of  03/21/19
Class Assets
$140,558,824  As of  03/21/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
72.69%  As of fiscal year end  12/31/18
Morningstar Category
High Yield Bond
Benchmark
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Constrained Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
318  As of  02/28/19
Average Effective Maturity
4.22  yr(s).  As of  02/28/19
Average Effective Duration
3.44  yr(s).  As of  02/28/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of February 28, 2019 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the High Yield Bond category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (609 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (609 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (517 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 2 Stars (331 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.

Portfolio Managers

  • Barris, Chris

    Chris Barris

    Global Head of High Yield, Deputy CIO, Alcentra

    9 yr(s). on fund

  • Cronk, Kevin

    Kevin Cronk

    Head of U.S. Credit Research, Alcentra

    7 yr(s). on fund

  • Hart, Leland

    Leland Hart

    Alcentra

    1 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  4.50% Front End Load
As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus High Yield Fund
DPLTX
2.84 7.96 3.20 8.33 4.73 06/02/97
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Constrained Index
4.26 9.91 4.55 11.43 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus High Yield Fund
DPLTX
-8.41 3.45 1.48 7.83 4.24 06/02/97
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Constrained Index
-2.27 7.27 3.83 11.02 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  4.50% Front End Load
As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus High Yield Fund
DPLTX
2.84 25.85 17.08 122.55 173.25 06/02/97
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Constrained Index
4.26 32.76 24.91 195.26 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus High Yield Fund
DPLTX
-4.05 15.85 12.70 122.49 156.36 06/02/97
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Constrained Index
-2.27 23.42 20.68 184.38 - -
The ICE BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Constrained Index contains all securities in the ICE BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Index but caps issuer exposure at 2%. Index constituents are capitalization-weighted, based on their current amount outstanding, provided the total allocation to an individual issuer does not exceed 2%. Issuers that exceed the limit are reduced to 2% and the face value of each of their bonds is adjusted on a pro-rata basis. Similarly, the face values of bonds of all other issuers that fall below the 2% cap are increased on a pro-rata basis. In the event there are fewer than 50 issuers in the index, each is equally weighted and the face values of their respective bonds are increased or decreased on a pro-rata basis. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Historical Performance

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

    Fund 02/19 01/19 12/18 11/18 10/18 09/18 08/18 07/18 06/18 05/18 04/18 03/18
    DPLTX
    5.37% 5.53% 5.92% 5.74% 5.52% 5.45% 5.40% 5.53% 5.55% 5.48% 5.18% 5.40%

    Yield fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Monthly yield history is the annualized distribution rate that is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DPLTX
    -4.05% 7.12% 12.71% -4.20% 1.55% 7.49% 14.74% 1.33% 12.50% 40.43%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  02/28/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.70%
    12B-1 Fee 0.25%
    Total Expenses 0.95%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  05/01/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.70%
    12B-1 Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.01%
    Total Expenses 0.96%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.01%
    Net Expenses 0.95%

    Sales Charge

    Investment Amount Sales Charge
    Less than $50,000 4.50%
    Less than $100,000 4.00%
    Less than $250,000 3.00%
    Less than $500,000 2.50%
    Less than $1,000,000 2.00%
    Over $1,000,000 0.00%
    There is a 1% CDSC for purchases of $1,000,000 and over if redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). Chris Barris, Kevin Cronk, CFA, and Leland Hart are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since October 2010, September 2012 and February 2018, respectively. Mr. Barris is Global Head of High Yield and Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Alcentra NY, LLC (Alcentra), an affiliate of Dreyfus. Mr. Cronk is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit at Alcentra. Mr. Hart is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Loans and High Yield at Alcentra. Messrs. Barris, Cronk and Hart also are employees of Dreyfus. Alcentra investment professionals manage Dreyfus-managed funds pursuant to a dual-employee arrangement, under Dreyfus' supervision, and apply their firm's proprietary investment process in managing the funds.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  03/21/19 Name 1-DAY YIELD 30-DAY YIELD 
        (UNSUBSIDIZED)
        30-DAY YIELD 
        (SUBSIDIZED)
        NAV Change 04/18/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/26/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DPLTX
        5.17% - 5.11% $6.05
        $0.01
        0.17%
        $6.21 $5.67 7.27%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY High Yield Bond


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 02/28/19 for the Class A shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the High Yield Bond. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (1457 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (609 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (517 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 2 Stars (331 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
          419 out of 673
        • 3 Year
          299 out of 584
        • 5 Year
          282 out of 493
        • 10 Year
          275 out of 312

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION


        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

        Bonds are subject to interest rate, credit, liquidity, call and market risks, to varying degrees. Generally, all other factors being equal, bond prices are inversely related to interest-rate changes and rate increases can cause price declines.

        High yield bonds are subject to increased credit risk and are considered speculative in terms of the issuer's perceived ability to continue making interest payments on a timely basis and to repay principal upon maturity.

        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.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  02/28/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DPLTX
        4.92 6.42 0.33 3.54 1.32

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Daily
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Dec 31
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        5.37%
        As of  02/2019
        Annualized distribution rate is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.
        Month/Year Dividend ($)
        02/2019 0.025946313
        01/2019 0.029241782
        12/2018 0.030057821
        11/2018 0.029087576
        10/2018 0.031316876
        09/2018 0.026823685
        08/2018 0.029420578
        07/2018 0.031086304
        06/2018 0.028127211
        05/2018 0.029774020
        04/2018 0.029273819
        03/2018 0.027570987
        All figures as of month-end. Dividend history does not reflect any capital gains that may have been paid.

        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
        DPLTX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.0094 0.0000 0.0000 0.0094 5.90
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DPLTX
        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
        DPLTX
        Final 0.0000 0.0000 0.0094 0.0000 0.0000 0.0094 5.90
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DPLTX
        12/03/18 12/04/18 12/04/18