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Here are the top 3 holdings in this ASX small-cap dividend fund

The VanEck Vectors Small Companies Masters ETF (ASX:MVS) invests in ASX small-cap dividend paying shares, with real diversification across both securities and sectors.

The ETF had an excellent May, rising 3.6 per cent for the month, although this lagged the 3.7 per cent gain in its benchmark S&P/ASX All Ordinaries index over the same period.

Zooming out a little, and including dividends, the ETF has returned 9.5 per cent per annum over the last three years, again lagging the 11.6 per cent gain in its benchmark over that three year period.

As ever, it remains tough for fund managers, ETFs, individual investors and SMSF investors to out-perform the returns of the index.

As at the end of May, the ETF’s top holdings were as follows…

DuluxGroup

The DuluxGroup Limited (ASX:DLX) share price has gained 6.6 per cent over the past 12 months, trading today at $7.63.

Last month, DuluxGroup shares jumped higher after the paint group reported first half profits rose 9 per cent to $79.2 million, with Dulux lifting its interim fully franked dividend by 7.7 per cent to 14 cents per share.

Dulux managing director Patrick Houlihan said the the core existing home renovation markets, which account for approximately two thirds of DuluxGroup revenue, are expected to continue providing resilient, profitable growth.

Dulux shares trade on a fully franked dividend yield of 3.6 per cent.

Oz Minerals

The OZ Minerals Limited (ASX:OZL) share price has gained almost 43 per cent over the past 12 months, trading today at $10.08.

Australia’s leading copper miner, OZ Minerals shares have been a beneficiary of rising copper prices courtesy of synchronised growth in the global economy. The company has no debt and a cash balance of $646 million.

OZ Minerals shares trade on a fully franked dividend yield of 2.0 per cent.

Altium

The Altium Limited (ASX:ALU) share price has gained over 150 per cent over the past 12 months, trading today at $23.25.

The company’s popular software, Altium Designer, allows users to design the printed circuit boards (PCB) that are found in the majority of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

In February, Altium shares soared 27 per cent higher on the day the leading ASX tech stock reported first half profits soared over 50 per cent higher.

Altium shares trade on a dividend yield of 1.1 per cent.

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Bruce Jackson is the founder of The Capital Club. Of the companies mentioned in this article, he owns Altium. This article was originally published here. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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