SBI Equity Hybrid Fund Performance Consistency Review

Published: June 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

In this edition of the fund performance report, we look at SBI Equity Hybrid Fund. Launched in Dec 1995, the scheme has assets worth Rs. 50,266 Crores which is the largest among actively managed equity funds. Only SBI LIquid Fund, HDFC Liquid, SBI ETF Nifty and SBI ETF Sensex have higher AUMs as of May 31st 2022!

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The Market Cap allocation history of the SBI Equity Hybrid Fund is shown below.  The “others” represents bonds or cash components. The fund has reduced its mid cap allocation since early 2019 perhaps because of the burgeoning AUM.

Market Cap allocation history of SBI Equity Hybrid Fund
Market Cap allocation history of SBI Equity Hybrid Fund

We find out how consistently the Fund has performed wrt Nifty 100 TRI and CRISIL 65:35 Aggressive Hybrid Index. We will use three metrics to analyze performance consistency versus benchmarks. Analysis such as this can be found for 350+ equity funds in our monthly mutual fund screener.

1 Rolling return outperformance consistency: the fund returns are compared with category benchmark returns over every possible 3Y,4Y, and 5Y period. Higher the outperformance consistency, the better. Suppose 876 fund returns were compared with 876 benchmark returns, and the fund has beaten the benchmark 675 times. The consistency score will be 675/876 ~ 77%.


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Three years

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
No of rolling return entries Index (3 Years)15771577
No of rolling return entries Fund (3 years)15771577
No of times the fund has outperformed the index (3 years)1314994
rolling return outperformance Consistency Score (3 years)83%63%

Four years

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
No of rolling return entries Index (4 Years)13331333
No of rolling return entries Fund (4 years)13331333
No of times the fund has outperformed the index (4 years)1246883
rolling return outperformance Consistency Score (4 years)93%66%

Five years

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
No of rolling return entries Index (5 Years)10851085
No of rolling return entries Fund (5 years)10851085
No of times the fund has outperformed the index (5 years)980726
rolling return outperformance Consistency Score (5 years)90%67%

That is reasonably consistent outperformance.

2 Upside performance consistency over every possible 3Y,4Y, 5Y: Higher the better. A score of 70% means, 7 out of 10 times, the Fund performed better than the category benchmark when the benchmark was moving up. This is a measure of reward. It is computed from rolling upside capture data (see link below).

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
upside performance consistency (3 years)53%35%
upside performance consistency (4 years)64%32%
upside performance consistency (5 years)59%33%

The fund has reasonable upside performance wrt the hybrid index but not wrt Nifty 100.

3 Downside performance consistency over every possible 3Y,4Y, 5Y. Higher, the better. A score of 60% means, 6 out of 10 times, the Fund performed better than the category benchmark when the benchmark was moving down. This is a measure of risk protection. It is computed from rolling downside capture data. Read more: An introduction to Downside and Upside Capture Ratios.

MetricCrisil6535Nifty 100 TRI
downside protection consistency (3 years)54%95%
downside protection consistency (4 years)59%100%
downside protection consistency (5 years)59%100%

The fund has reasonable downside protection wrt the hybrid index. It is not surprising the fund does better wrt Nifty 100 since this index does not hold any bonds.

The trailing return performance is also reasonable considering its bloated AUM.

Versus CRISIL 65:35 Hybrid Index

Trailing ReturnsCrisil6535SBI Equity Hybrid Fund
1Y4.5%7.1%
2Y21.3%23.9%
3Y12.1%12.7%
4Y11.9%12.4%
5Y11.1%12.5%

Versus Nifty 100 TRI

Trailing ReturnsNifty 100 TRISBI Equity Hybrid Fund
1Y6.2%7.1%
2Y30.9%23.9%
3Y12.7%12.7%
4Y12.6%12.4%
5Y12.3%12.5%

In summary, SBI Equity Hybrid Fund has a reasonable performance consistency record. Existing investors can continue with the fund. New investors looking for an aggressive hybrid fund can perhaps consider an alternative with lower AUM like ICICI Prudential Equity & Debt Fund.

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