HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option Net Asset Value

NAV details of HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option:

HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option NAV Today(07.10.2022)
₹53.770.72 %
Exit Load
1%

How was the NAV for HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option arrived at?

The Net Asset Value is the per share market value of a mutual fund scheme. It is obtained by dividing the difference between the firm's total assets and liabilities by the number of outstanding units in the fund.

HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option NAV calculation:

NAV: (Assets - Liabilities)/ Total Number of Outstanding Units

HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option NAV History

HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option NAV Monthly History

Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
51.73
52.66
February
52.66
51.55
March
51.55
52.78
April
52.78
52.41
May
52.41
51.85
June
51.85
51.09
July
51.09
53.07
August
53.07
53.87
September
53.87
53.54
October
53.54
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Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
43.99
44.77
February
44.77
46.37
March
46.37
46.34
April
46.34
46.21
May
46.21
48.39
June
48.39
49.31
July
49.31
49.78
August
49.78
50.76
September
50.76
51.53
October
51.53
52.16
November
52.16
51.53
December
51.53
51.73
Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
40.19
40.05
February
40.05
39.01
March
39.01
34.75
April
34.75
37.11
May
37.11
37.21
June
37.21
38.17
July
38.17
38.77
August
38.77
40.04
September
40.04
39.48
October
39.48
39.69
November
39.69
42.34
December
42.34
43.99
Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
37.63
37.53
February
37.53
37.65
March
37.65
39.14
April
39.14
39.11
May
39.11
39.71
June
39.71
39.82
July
39.82
38.54
August
38.54
38.5
September
38.5
38.97
October
38.97
39.73
November
39.73
39.97
December
39.97
40.19
Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
36.56
36.94
February
36.94
36.36
March
36.36
36.11
April
36.11
36.69
May
36.69
36.55
June
36.55
36.45
July
36.45
37.19
August
37.19
37.86
September
37.86
37.31
October
37.31
36.99
November
36.99
37.31
December
37.31
37.63
Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
30.96
32.28
February
32.28
32.7
March
32.7
33.47
April
33.47
33.97
May
33.97
34.25
June
34.25
34.44
July
34.44
35.18
August
35.18
35.1
September
35.1
35.16
October
35.16
36.03
November
36.03
36.06
December
36.06
36.56
Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
26.9
26.15
February
26.15
25.57
March
25.57
26.8
April
26.8
27.33
May
27.33
27.67
June
27.67
28.58
July
28.58
29.7
August
29.7
30.4
September
30.4
30.69
October
30.69
31.33
November
31.33
31
December
31
30.96
Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
26.19
26.38
February
26.38
26.25
March
26.25
26.15
April
26.15
26.21
May
26.21
26.49
June
26.49
26.51
July
26.51
26.64
August
26.64
26.14
September
26.14
26.34
October
26.34
26.57
November
26.57
26.85
December
26.85
26.9
Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
22.5
22.36
February
22.36
22.58
March
22.58
23.22
April
23.22
23.44
May
23.44
24.43
June
24.43
25.17
July
25.17
24.94
August
24.94
25.43
September
25.43
25.31
October
25.31
26.01
November
26.01
26.2
December
26.2
26.19
Month
Open(₹)
Close(₹)
January
21.05
20.97
February
20.97
20.78
March
20.78
20.83
April
20.83
21.11
May
21.11
21.15
June
21.15
21.05
July
21.05
20.9
August
20.9
21.03
September
21.03
21.42
October
21.42
22.01
November
22.01
22.08
December
22.08
22.5

What does HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option’s NAV mean to investors?

It is a common misnomer that a low NAV implies a better investment. In fact, you would have come across several mutual fund schemes that promote their funds with a low NAV as “cheaper” compared to others. The NAV of a mutual fund is unlike the share price of a stock where stocks with lower values and high growth potential are considered lucrative. When we talk of NAV, it is essentially just the current book value of all the assets minus the liabilities of a particular scheme. The following example can help make things clearer:

Let’s say we have two funds namely, Fund A and Fund B.

The NAV of Fund A is Rs 10 and the NAV of Fund B is Rs 100.

Now, say you have Rs 10,000 to invest in the funds. 

ParticularsFund AFund B
NAVRs 10Rs 100
Units bought (with Rs 10K investment)1000 units100 units
NAV (increases by 50%)Rs 15Rs 150
RetursRs 15,000Rs 15,000


As you can observe from the above table, the returns (Rs 15,000) remain the same irrespective of the NAVs of the funds. Hence, the common notion that funds with higher NAVs give higher returns stands null and false as proved by the above example. Your main focus must be the total returns generated by the fund while making an investment decision. The total return (CAGR) for HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option as on 07.10.2022 is 10.09.

Check HDFC Equity Savings Fund -Direct Plan - Growth Option to get a detailed description of the total returns.

An Important Point to Remember

In case, any company in your mutual fund portfolio distributes dividends. It is of the mutual fund’s discretion to distribute at a particular interval. But when they do, the NAV of your fund shall decrease reflecting a decline in the total corpus of the fund. On the other hand, there are funds that do not give dividends to shareholders but reinvest them in order to buy more units. As a result the total number of outstanding units of the fund increase which shall in turn decrease the NAV of the fund.


In the case of mutual funds of the growth plan category, no dividend is paid to investors. The entire dividend amount is reinvested by the fund in buying more assets to increase the long-term gains of the fund. In this case, the NAV does not decrease.

Factors affecting the NAV of a mutual fund

Profits/ Losses from the underlying assets: The NAV of a mutual fund simply reflects the profits and losses of the underlying assets that the mutual fund has invested in. When the assets increase in their value, the NAV increases and vice versa.


Expenses regarding the management of funds: Mutual funds as you would be aware are managed by professional managers who actively invest in various assets to generate good returns. The managers charge a certain fee for doing the same. These fees are reduced from the total NAV of the fund.


The number of investors who buy and sell units: If a large number of investors book their profits by selling units of the fund at higher NAVs, the NAV shall decrease (similar to profit booking seen in stocks). On the other hand, if investors buy mutual fund units at lower NAVs, due to the rise in the number of units, the NAV drops.


Type of mutual fund: Generally, a regular mutual fund has a higher NAV compared to a direct fund. A regular fund includes broker and intermediary fees whereas a direct fund has none.


Dividend Payouts: As we had explained above, when mutual funds pay dividends, it reduces the NAV as it is akin to withdrawing money from your own investment.

FAQs

The Net Asset Value of a fund is arrived at by dividing the difference between the fund’s total assets and liabilities by the total number of outstanding units of the fund. (Assets-Liabilities)/Total Outstanding Units of the fund.

Investors must be concerned largely about the returns of a mutual fund more than the NAV. It is advised not to base any investment decision purely on the basis of the NAVs of a mutual fund as they do not suggest the future prospects of the fund. While funds with higher NAVs do suggest that the fund has been in existence for a long period of time.

As explained in the paragraph above, the NAV of a fund is simply the value of each unit of a mutual fund got by dividing the difference of total assets and liabilities of a fund by the outstanding shares. A fund with a low NAV does not mean that the fund is available at a cheaper value or vice versa. It simply means that you can purchase extra units of a fund with a lower NAV and fewer units of the same in the case of a fund with a higher NAV.

Mutual Fund Companies update the value of their funds’ NAVs on a daily basis. As per SEBI guidelines, companies have to update their NAVs by 9 PM daily.

There are various factors that affect the NAV of a fund:

  1. Profits/ Losses from the underlying assets
  2. Expenses regarding the management of funds
  3. The number of investors who buy and sell units
  4. The type of mutual fund
  5. Dividend Payouts

We have explained each of these points in the paragraph above.