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Developing Growth Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Developing Growth Fund?

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

 

Fund Basicsas of 10/29/2021

Total Net Assets
$5.06 B
Inception Date
10/10/1973
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
103
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000+

Expense Ratioas of 11/30/2021

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.93%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 10/10/1973
w/o sales charge -2.32% 7.53% 25.75% 24.37% 16.74% 11.57%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Growth Funds 9.13% 18.58% 19.30% 17.17% 14.59% -
Russell 2000® Growth Index 2.38% 11.95% 16.08% 14.74% 14.06% -
w/ sales charge -7.93% 1.36% 23.29% 22.91% 16.05% 11.43%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.93%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.93%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 10/10/1973
w/o sales charge 0.72% 28.37% 20.36% 24.53% 18.63% 11.68%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Growth Funds 9.07% 37.87% 15.14% 17.85% 16.15% -
Russell 2000® Growth Index 2.82% 33.27% 11.70% 15.34% 15.74% -
w/ sales charge -5.06% 20.99% 18.00% 23.07% 17.93% 11.55%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.93%

TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 10/29/2021View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Crocs Inc 2.7%
Calix Inc 2.2%
Inmode Ltd 2.2%
Axon Enterprise, Inc. 2.0%
Endava PLC 2.0%
Semtech Corp 1.9%
Shockwave Medical Inc 1.9%
Diodes Inc 1.8%
Rapid7 Inc 1.8%
Sprout Social Inc 1.8%

INVESTMENT TEAM

F. Thomas O'Halloran
F. Thomas O'Halloran, CFA, J.D.

Partner & Portfolio Manager

33 Years of Industry Experience

Matthew R. DeCicco
Matthew R. DeCicco, CFA

Partner & Director of Equities

21 Years of Industry Experience

Vernon Bice
Vernon Bice, CMT

Portfolio Manager

19 Years of Industry Experience

Ben Ebel
Ben Ebel

Portfolio Manager

28 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 6 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.93%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 10/10/1973
w/o sales charge -2.32% 7.53% 25.75% 24.37% 16.74% 11.57%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Growth Funds 9.13% 18.58% 19.30% 17.17% 14.59% -
Russell 2000® Growth Index 2.38% 11.95% 16.08% 14.74% 14.06% -
w/ sales charge -7.93% 1.36% 23.29% 22.91% 16.05% 11.43%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.93%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.93%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 10/10/1973
w/o sales charge 0.72% 28.37% 20.36% 24.53% 18.63% 11.68%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Growth Funds 9.07% 37.87% 15.14% 17.85% 16.15% -
Russell 2000® Growth Index 2.82% 33.27% 11.70% 15.34% 15.74% -
w/ sales charge -5.06% 20.99% 18.00% 23.07% 17.93% 11.55%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.93%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2000® Growth Index
2020 72.57% 34.63%
2019 31.91% 28.48%
2018 5.09% -9.31%
2017 29.92% 22.17%
2016 -2.71% 11.32%
2015 -8.90% -1.38%
2014 3.25% 5.60%
2013 57.19% 43.30%
2012 10.39% 14.59%
2011 -1.66% -2.91%
2010 36.54% -
2009 47.03% -
2008 -47.50% -
2007 35.83% -
2006 12.45% -
2005 11.87% -
2004 6.00% -
2003 40.06% -
2002 -29.54% -
2001 -6.98% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2021 1.64% 2.87% -3.66% - -6.58%
2020 -16.91% 40.59% 15.92% 27.45% 72.57%
2019 27.01% 9.09% -11.35% 7.39% 31.91%
2018 7.16% 14.97% 12.18% -23.96% 5.09%
2017 8.36% 4.06% 7.07% 7.61% 29.92%
2016 -10.30% 2.24% 10.87% -4.32% -2.71%
2015 7.12% 2.61% -15.70% -1.68% -8.90%
2014 1.67% 0.15% -5.75% 7.59% 3.25%
2013 13.50% 10.00% 18.78% 6.00% 57.19%
2012 12.16% -2.68% 5.55% -4.19% 10.39%
2011 10.23% 1.49% -20.86% 11.06% -1.66%
2010 8.21% -7.94% 16.47% 17.68% 36.54%
2009 -2.17% 24.37% 14.25% 5.76% 47.03%
2008 -21.82% 6.65% -11.81% -28.60% -47.50%
2007 4.65% 13.60% 9.82% 4.04% 35.83%
2006 15.98% -6.23% -6.80% 10.93% 12.45%
2005 -5.91% 5.82% 9.60% 2.52% 11.87%
2004 2.00% 0.20% -7.05% 11.58% 6.00%
2003 -3.27% 21.33% 9.79% 8.70% 40.06%
2002 0.07% -11.90% -23.81% 4.90% -29.54%
2001 -17.44% 16.01% -22.68% 25.62% -6.98%
2000 3.52% -13.67% -0.56% -7.37% -17.69%
1999 1.42% 11.69% -3.37% 26.23% 38.16%
1998 11.49% -2.94% -22.00% 28.29% 8.27%
1997 -2.88% 17.68% 21.77% -6.03% 30.78%
1996 8.18% 8.18% -2.85% 7.46% 22.19%
1995 6.04% 19.02% 15.90% -0.42% 45.66%
1994 0.16% -8.07% 10.54% 4.34% 6.20%
1993 -0.67% 1.03% 8.15% 3.76% 12.62%
1992 -2.92% -13.34% 5.39% 9.32% -3.06%
1991 29.96% -5.07% 9.77% 15.46% 56.36%
1990 1.18% 11.38% -24.62% 10.17% -6.41%
1989 3.04% 1.70% 8.07% 0.77% 14.12%
1988 8.71% 2.49% -4.04% -3.23% 3.45%
1987 23.22% -1.54% 5.33% -21.15% 0.76%
1986 12.02% 1.82% -18.44% 7.95% 0.42%
1985 9.91% -2.42% -9.28% 18.16% 14.96%
1984 -15.56% -5.27% 1.63% -4.54% -22.39%
1983 19.37% 16.69% -4.44% -6.33% 24.68%
1982 -11.29% 1.28% 11.66% 29.18% 29.58%
1981 6.38% 7.72% -18.09% 14.79% 7.74%
1980 -8.32% 13.37% 24.22% 5.17% 35.80%
1979 11.23% 3.38% 10.21% 1.23% 28.29%
1978 12.74% 18.50% 11.85% -9.31% 35.51%
1977 -5.21% 6.36% 3.99% 7.90% 13.12%
1976 25.90% -5.36% -5.21% 5.87% 19.57%
1975 36.09% 17.79% -12.76% -0.65% 38.93%
1974 2.02% -14.31% -23.96% -3.25% -35.69%
1973 - - - - -9.00%

Growth of $10,000 as of 07/31/2021

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 9/30/2021

  • Unlike 2020, this year continues to be a challenging environment to identify market leadership, as the Delta variant of Covid-19 has somewhat slowed what was a vibrant economic re-opening and shifted leadership back towards some secular growth stocks; however, these shifts have been uneven, as earnings results have also been highly consequential.  Companies beating expectations by a substantial amount have fared well, while those that have missed on key metrics have been punished harshly, and we anticipate markets will see continued volatility as uncertainty about economic activity and inflation persists. In months where earnings data is light, short-term macro data and central bank comments are causing big reactions in the market, both positive and negative, as speculation mounts over the pace and timing of asset purchase tapering by the Federal Reserve.
  • In the small cap asset class, we are seeing valuations today continue to trade at a discount to large caps, a historical anomaly, as investors have overwhelmingly favored cash-rich, dominant, enormously profitable companies during this period of uncertainty, even if their growth is slowing.  We anticipate a reversion to small caps over the next few years, with innovation leading, but it may take time for the preference for mega cap stocks to unwind.
  • Our active approach continues to focus on identifying high innovation companies with both operating momentum and price momentum, and it is through this lens that we continuously assess our portfolio and developments in the broader economy.

Portfolio Details as of 10/29/2021

Total Net Assets
$5.06 B
Number of Holdings
103
Weighted Average Market Cap.
6.5 B
P/B Ratio
7.5x
P/E Ratio
29.6x

Contributors & Detractors as of  09/30/2021

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Inmode Ltd 0.8%
Crocs Inc 0.5%
Chart Industries, Inc. 0.5%
Globant SA 0.5%
Sprout Social Inc 0.5%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Protagonist Therapeutic -0.5%
Caredx Inc -0.5%
Digital Turbine Inc -0.4%
Shift4 Pmts Inc -0.3%
Editas Medicine Inc -0.3%

Attribution Analysis 

Developing 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 12/06/2021
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
02/14/1997 02/18/1997 03/03/1997 $0.00000

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
11/22/2021 11/23/2021 $3.3406 - $3.3406 $27.44

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.

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Sales Charge Schedule as of 12/06/2021

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $27.00
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $26.72
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $26.50
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $26.17
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $25.96
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $25.45

Expense Ratioas of 11/30/2021

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