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Calibrated Dividend Growth Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Calibrated Dividend Growth Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver total return by investing primarily in stocks of large U.S. companies that have a history of increasing their dividends.

HIGH-QUALITY UNIVERSE

Companies with consistent dividend growth are often market leaders with stable business models, strong balance sheets, and management teams committed to shareholders.

LOWER RISK PROFILE

Focusing on U.S. companies that have consistently grown their dividends often provides investors with an equity portfolio that has a lower risk profile than the broader market.

GROWTH AND RISING INCOME

A portfolio of consistent dividend growers may provide investors with long-term growth and rising income. Many of these companies have grown their dividends much faster than inflation.

Fund Basicsas of 07/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$2.45 B
Inception Date
12/27/2001
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Fund Expense Ratio
1.15%
Number of Holdings
87

Yield

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 08/16/2019  

w/o sales charge 1.27%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 07/31/2019  

1.25%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.15%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/27/2001
w/o sales charge 18.49% 9.75% 10.88% 10.17% 11.83% 8.10%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 15.74% 4.24% 8.97% 7.62% 11.30% -
S&P 500 Index 20.24% 7.99% 13.36% 11.34% 14.03% 7.68%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.15%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.15%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/27/2001
w/o sales charge 16.25% 12.38% 10.73% 9.04% 12.30% 8.03%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 14.55% 7.00% 9.59% 6.93% 11.97% -
S&P 500 Index 18.54% 10.42% 14.19% 10.71% 14.70% 7.63%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.15%

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Holdings as of 07/31/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Microsoft Corp. 3.0%
Union Pacific Corp. 2.7%
Chevron Corp. 2.7%
Abbott Laboratories 2.5%
Procter & Gamble Co. 2.5%
Medtronic, Inc. 2.4%
PepsiCo, Inc. 2.3%
Verizon Communications, Inc. 2.2%
AT&T, Inc. 2.0%
Visa, Inc. 2.0%
% of Total Assets 24.2%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Walter H. Prahl
Walter H. Prahl, Ph.D.

Partner & Director

34 Years of Industry Experience

pavese
Marc Pavese, Ph.D.

Partner & Portfolio Manager

19 Years of Industry Experience

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

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Performance

Performance

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 08/16/2019  

w/o sales charge 1.27%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 07/31/2019  

  Subsidized5 Un-Subsidized6
w/o sales charge 1.25% 1.25%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.15%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/27/2001
w/o sales charge 18.49% 9.75% 10.88% 10.17% 11.83% 8.10%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 15.74% 4.24% 8.97% 7.62% 11.30% -
S&P 500 Index 20.24% 7.99% 13.36% 11.34% 14.03% 7.68%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.15%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.15%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/27/2001
w/o sales charge 16.25% 12.38% 10.73% 9.04% 12.30% 8.03%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 14.55% 7.00% 9.59% 6.93% 11.97% -
S&P 500 Index 18.54% 10.42% 14.19% 10.71% 14.70% 7.63%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.15%

Year Fund Returns S&P 500 Index
2018 -4.91% -4.38%
2017 18.83% 21.83%
2016 14.89% 11.96%
2015 -2.57% 1.38%
2014 11.37% 13.69%
2013 27.59% 32.39%
2012 12.94% 16.00%
2011 -0.33% 2.11%
2010 14.73% 15.06%
2009 23.15% 26.46%
2008 -27.38% -
2007 2.93% -
2006 14.65% -
2005 3.48% -
2004 16.68% -
2003 21.94% -
2002 -7.83% -
2001 0.00% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 11.87% 3.92% - - 16.85%
2018 -2.79% 1.19% 8.31% -10.74% -4.91%
2017 4.37% 2.40% 3.31% 7.63% 18.83%
2016 5.98% 4.88% 0.64% 2.70% 14.89%
2015 -0.24% -2.25% -5.69% 5.94% -2.57%
2014 1.47% 4.69% -1.53% 6.48% 11.37%
2013 10.29% 1.28% 5.24% 8.54% 27.59%
2012 10.83% -3.84% 5.71% 0.24% 12.94%
2011 5.47% -0.25% -13.99% 10.14% -0.33%
2010 4.74% -8.15% 10.25% 8.17% 14.73%
2009 -5.18% 9.83% 12.40% 5.21% 23.15%
2008 -8.67% -0.36% -9.14% -12.18% -27.38%
2007 3.52% 4.13% -1.20% -3.35% 2.93%
2006 2.30% 0.62% 3.32% 7.80% 14.65%
2005 -1.13% 1.90% 2.59% 0.11% 3.48%
2004 3.52% 1.60% 1.96% 8.81% 16.68%
2003 -5.97% 11.85% 2.98% 12.60% 21.94%
2002 7.29% -5.38% -13.24% 4.65% -7.83%
2001 - - - - 0.00%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2019

  • Union Pacific Corp., a rail transportation company, is the portfolio's largest overweight position relative to the Fund’s benchmark, the S&P 500 Index, as of June 30, 2019. We believe that Union Pacific is attractive because of the expected implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading model, which is likely to result in further productivity gains.
  • Medtronic, Inc., a device based medical therapy distributor, is another of the portfolio's overweight positions relative to its benchmark. We believe the firm has a promising pipeline of medical devices and has consistently exhibited stable earnings, which makes the security an attractive long term prospect.
  • The portfolio also is overweight in Chevron Corp., an energy company, relative to the benchmark. We have high conviction in Chevron because of its focus on responsible capital spending, shareholder-friendly payout policies, and financial discipline.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 07/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$2.45 B
Number of Holdings
87
Weighted Average Market Cap.
140.5 B
P/B Ratio
4.1x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 11/30/2018
50.6%
P/E Ratio
21.5x

Contributors & Detractors as of  06/28/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Microsoft Corp. 0.4%
QUALCOMM, Inc. 0.3%
Lockheed Martin Corp. 0.3%
Northrop Grumman Corp. 0.2%
Harris Corp. 0.2%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
3M Co. -0.3%
Occidental Petroleum Corp. -0.2%
Lowe's Cos, Inc. -0.2%
Walgreen Co. -0.1%
CDK Global, Inc. -0.1%

Attribution Analysis 

Calibrated Dividend Growth 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 08/16/2019
$0.101
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
06/27/2019 06/28/2019 06/28/2019 $0.05010 $15.59
03/28/2019 03/29/2019 03/29/2019 $0.05180 $15.05

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
09/26/2019 09/27/2019 09/27/2019
12/26/2019 12/27/2019 12/27/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 $0.7838 $0.2422 $1.0260 $13.69

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

EXPENSE RATIOas of 07/31/2019

1.15%

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