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Small Cap Value Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Small Cap Value Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in stocks of small U.S. companies.

Fund Basicsas of 04/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$866.48 M
Inception Date
12/13/1995
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
113
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000+

Expense Ratioas of 05/31/2019

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1995
w/o sales charge 5.60% -11.12% 4.43% 4.06% 10.20% 11.06%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 8.62% -9.07% 7.38% 5.13% 11.91% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 6.67% -11.32% 7.68% 5.00% 11.67% 9.19%
w/ sales charge -0.44% -16.22% 2.38% 2.84% 9.55% 10.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1995
w/o sales charge 12.41% 0.33% 7.84% 4.83% 12.88% 11.45%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 13.48% 0.09% 10.06% 5.78% 14.58% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 11.93% 0.17% 10.86% 5.59% 14.12% 9.48%
w/ sales charge 5.97% -5.44% 5.74% 3.60% 12.21% 11.16%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 04/30/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Cott Corp. 2.9%
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. 2.4%
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. 2.2%
Conduent, Inc. 2.1%
Gibraltar Industries, Inc. 2.1%
Littelfuse, Inc. 2.1%
Columbus McKinnon Corp. 2.0%
First Merchants Corp. 2.0%
Plantronics, Inc. 1.9%
CenterState Banks, Inc. 1.8%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Eli Rabinowich
Eli Rabinowich

Portfolio Manager

15 Years of Industry Experience

A. Edward Allinson
John C. Hardy

Portfolio Manager

16 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 38 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1995
w/o sales charge 5.60% -11.12% 4.43% 4.06% 10.20% 11.06%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 8.62% -9.07% 7.38% 5.13% 11.91% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 6.67% -11.32% 7.68% 5.00% 11.67% 9.19%
w/ sales charge -0.44% -16.22% 2.38% 2.84% 9.55% 10.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1995
w/o sales charge 12.41% 0.33% 7.84% 4.83% 12.88% 11.45%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 13.48% 0.09% 10.06% 5.78% 14.58% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 11.93% 0.17% 10.86% 5.59% 14.12% 9.48%
w/ sales charge 5.97% -5.44% 5.74% 3.60% 12.21% 11.16%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2000® Value Index
2018 -11.88% -12.86%
2017 6.31% 7.84%
2016 20.47% 31.74%
2015 -1.17% -7.47%
2014 1.89% 4.22%
2013 33.68% 34.52%
2012 10.57% 18.05%
2011 -4.61% -5.50%
2010 26.23% 24.50%
2009 29.82% 20.58%
2008 -31.06% -
2007 10.43% -
2006 20.42% -
2005 13.21% -
2004 22.39% -
2003 44.94% -
2002 -11.09% -
2001 7.93% -
2000 33.46% -
1999 8.20% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 12.41% - - - 10.67%
2018 -1.27% 6.80% 6.32% -21.39% -11.88%
2017 0.46% -0.18% 2.00% 3.94% 6.31%
2016 1.15% 3.85% 6.04% 8.15% 20.47%
2015 4.64% -0.29% -9.05% 4.14% -1.17%
2014 0.90% 2.46% -7.53% 6.58% 1.89%
2013 13.65% 0.79% 6.51% 9.57% 33.68%
2012 12.24% -9.00% 5.26% 2.85% 10.57%
2011 9.13% -3.15% -24.62% 19.73% -4.61%
2010 9.92% -10.74% 11.75% 15.13% 26.23%
2009 -12.10% 18.80% 16.97% 6.27% 29.82%
2008 -7.39% 2.09% -3.91% -24.12% -31.06%
2007 2.32% 8.17% 2.31% -2.48% 10.43%
2006 15.62% -1.13% -0.59% 5.96% 20.42%
2005 -1.45% 2.69% 10.44% 1.30% 13.21%
2004 6.39% 3.46% -0.33% 11.56% 22.39%
2003 -2.25% 19.38% 5.18% 18.09% 44.94%
2002 8.79% -6.49% -14.95% 2.77% -11.09%
2001 -0.88% 9.30% -14.43% 16.44% 7.93%
2000 7.94% 3.48% 5.21% 13.57% 33.46%
1999 -10.62% 22.89% -8.48% 7.63% 8.20%
1998 10.57% -7.58% -24.20% 19.61% -7.35%
1997 5.38% 16.72% 16.51% -4.62% 36.69%
1996 8.77% 7.15% 2.81% 8.93% 30.52%
1995 - - - - 0.30%

Growth of $10,000 as of 05/31/2019

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 03/31/2019

  • The portfolio employs a fundamental, bottom-up individual stock selection strategy that focuses on quality companies with compelling valuation over a long term horizon.
  • We initiated a position in shares of Lundin Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based copper, zinc and nickel miner. We expect output at its largest copper mine to reaccelerate. Furthermore, the company’s large net cash levels can provide considerable downside protection in adverse economic scenarios.
  • We purchased shares of Alamo Group Inc., a manufacturer of specialty trucks. Alamo Group’s management has been an astute acquirer of businesses at reasonable prices and we believe Alamo’s business exhibits low cyclicality and trades at an attractive valuation.
  • We sold the portfolio’s position in Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., a plastic corrugated pipes and other drainage products producer, and Aptargroup, Inc., a consumer product dispensing manufacturer.  Both sales were consistent with our normalized free cash flow framework.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 04/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$866.48 M
Number of Holdings
113
Weighted Average Market Cap.
3.3 B
P/B Ratio
2.2x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 11/30/2018
42.2%
P/E Ratio
17.4x

Contributors & Detractors as of  03/29/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 0.7%
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. 0.6%
Conduent, Inc. 0.6%
Federal Signal Corp. 0.6%
Plantronics, Inc. 0.6%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Centennial Resource Development, Inc. -0.2%
Sprouts Farmers Markets LLC -0.2%
Steelcase, Inc. -0.1%
Dycom Industries, Inc. -0.1%
Milacron Holdings Corp. -0.1%

Attribution Analysis 

Small Cap Value Fund Benchmark Variance
Sector Avg. Weight Base Return Avg. Weight Base Return Stock Selection Group Weight Total

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 06/14/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2012 12/18/2012 12/18/2012 $0.23770 $31.99

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
12/17/2019 12/18/2019 12/18/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 $2.8766 $0.1876 $3.0642 $15.29

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
12/17/2019 12/18/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Sales Charge Schedule as of 06/14/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $17.60
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $17.42
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $17.27
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $17.06
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $16.92
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $16.59

EXPENSE RATIOas of 05/31/2019

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Summary Prospectus
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SAI
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Annual Report
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Semi-Annual Report
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Fact Sheet
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