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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 10/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$763.51 M
Inception Date
04/01/1997
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Expense Ratio
1.93%
Number of Holdings
76
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000+

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.93%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 04/01/1997
w/o sales charge 12.80% -0.87% 5.32% 4.17% 9.18% 9.58%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 16.73% 4.69% 8.93% 6.09% 11.22% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 15.55% 3.22% 8.60% 6.24% 11.08% 8.97%
w/ sales charge 11.80% -0.87% 5.32% 4.17% 9.18% 9.58%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.93%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.93%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 04/01/1997
w/o sales charge 12.52% -11.71% 3.93% 5.34% 8.52% 9.60%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 14.58% -7.36% 7.00% 6.79% 10.49% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 12.82% -8.24% 6.54% 7.17% 10.06% 8.89%
w/ sales charge 11.52% -11.71% 3.93% 5.34% 8.52% 9.60%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.93%

TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 10/31/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Portland General Electric Co. 2.0%
EMCOR Group, Inc. 1.9%
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. 1.9%
Northwestern Corp. 1.9%
Drew Industries, Inc. 1.8%
Chemical Financial Corp. 1.8%
Alamo Group Inc 1.8%
Urban Outfitters, Inc. 1.8%
Bank of Hawaii Corp. 1.8%
Columbus McKinnon Corp. 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 :

1.93%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 04/01/1997
w/o sales charge 12.80% -0.87% 5.32% 4.17% 9.18% 9.58%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 16.73% 4.69% 8.93% 6.09% 11.22% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 15.55% 3.22% 8.60% 6.24% 11.08% 8.97%
w/ sales charge 11.80% -0.87% 5.32% 4.17% 9.18% 9.58%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.93%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.93%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 04/01/1997
w/o sales charge 12.52% -11.71% 3.93% 5.34% 8.52% 9.60%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Core Funds 14.58% -7.36% 7.00% 6.79% 10.49% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 12.82% -8.24% 6.54% 7.17% 10.06% 8.89%
w/ sales charge 11.52% -11.71% 3.93% 5.34% 8.52% 9.60%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.93%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2000® Value Index
2018 -12.50% -12.86%
2017 5.58% 7.84%
2016 19.60% 31.74%
2015 -1.93% -7.47%
2014 1.19% 4.22%
2013 32.76% 34.52%
2012 9.77% 18.05%
2011 -5.24% -5.50%
2010 25.36% 24.50%
2009 28.89% 20.58%
2008 -31.54% -
2007 9.66% -
2006 19.63% -
2005 12.45% -
2004 21.66% -
2003 44.00% -
2002 -11.48% -
2001 7.19% -
2000 32.62% -
1999 7.43% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 12.10% 0.38% 0.00% - 15.19%
2018 -1.47% 6.58% 6.18% -21.53% -12.50%
2017 0.22% -0.29% 1.82% 3.77% 5.58%
2016 1.00% 3.66% 5.77% 8.01% 19.60%
2015 4.44% -0.49% -9.18% 3.90% -1.93%
2014 0.74% 2.28% -7.68% 6.39% 1.19%
2013 13.44% 0.64% 6.32% 9.38% 32.76%
2012 12.03% -9.15% 5.05% 2.67% 9.77%
2011 8.98% -3.33% -24.77% 19.56% -5.24%
2010 9.78% -10.92% 11.51% 14.95% 25.36%
2009 -12.26% 18.56% 16.85% 6.04% 28.89%
2008 -7.54% 1.89% -4.09% -24.23% -31.54%
2007 2.15% 7.96% 2.16% -2.67% 9.66%
2006 15.43% -1.29% -0.77% 5.80% 19.63%
2005 -1.63% 2.52% 10.28% 1.11% 12.45%
2004 6.26% 3.29% -0.50% 11.41% 21.66%
2003 -2.41% 19.19% 5.02% 17.88% 44.00%
2002 8.63% -6.47% -15.08% 2.59% -11.48%
2001 -1.00% 9.12% -14.63% 16.23% 7.19%
2000 7.72% 3.38% 5.05% 13.36% 32.62%
1999 -10.88% 22.78% -8.67% 7.50% 7.43%
1998 10.38% -7.80% -24.30% 19.41% -8.00%
1997 - - 16.23% -4.77% 29.88%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 09/30/2019

  • 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 ProSight Global, Inc., a specialty insurance underwriter that focuses on small and mid-sized commercial niches, and has produced relatively high return on tangible equity as a result. The firm has also benefited from a pricing tailwind.
  • We purchased shares of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., a small capitalization refiner. The company’s strategy of acquiring niche refining, retail, and logistics assets in markets with logistical barriers is well suited to its scale and we believe it provides Par Pacific with an unusual level of vertical integration and pricing power given the company’s size.
  • We sold the portfolio’s position in Milacron Holdings Corp., a plastic manufacturer, and Cambrex Corp., a life sciences company, after it was announced that each company was being acquired by Hillenbrand, Inc. and Permira Advisers LLP respectively.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 10/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$763.51 M
Number of Holdings
76
Weighted Average Market Cap.
3.2 B
P/B Ratio
1.9x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 11/30/2018
42.2%
P/E Ratio
16.2x

Contributors & Detractors as of  09/30/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Cambrex Corp. 0.5%
Entegris, Inc. 0.4%
Urban Outfitters, Inc. 0.3%
Milacron Holdings Corp. 0.3%
Alamo Group Inc 0.3%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Entercom Communicati -0.6%
Turning Pt Brands Inc -0.4%
Conduent, Inc. -0.4%
PBF Energy, Inc. -0.3%
Oceaneering International, Inc. -0.3%

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 11/18/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2012 12/18/2012 12/18/2012 $0.04750 $27.46

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 $7.25

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 10/31/2019

1.93%

Fund Documents

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Summary Prospectus
Publish Date:11/03/2015
Statutory Prospectus
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Prospectus (XBRL)
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SAI
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Annual Report
Publish Date:11/03/2015
Semi-Annual Report
Publish Date:11/03/2015
Fact Sheet
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Commentary
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