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Value Opportunities Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Value Opportunities Fund?

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

Fund Basicsas of 08/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$1.95 B
Inception Date
06/30/2015
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Expense Ratio
0.78%
Number of Holdings
80

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.78%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 12.43% -7.18% 5.06% 5.33% 10.64% -
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Core Funds 16.18% -3.42% 7.45% 5.27% 10.88% -
Russell 2500™ Index 15.67% -7.14% 9.04% 7.06% 12.65% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.78%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 13.91% 0.31% 7.16% 5.26% 12.14% -
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Core Funds 18.35% 3.42% 9.96% 6.01% 12.52% -
Russell 2500™ Index 19.25% 1.77% 12.34% 7.66% 14.44% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.78%

TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 08/30/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Teledyne Technologies, Inc. 2.4%
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. 2.3%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 2.2%
Burlington Stores, Inc. 2.2%
FLIR Systems, Inc. 2.1%
Valvoline, Inc. 2.0%
STERIS PLC 2.0%
Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. 1.9%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. 1.9%
Entegris, Inc. 1.9%

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 :

0.78%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 12.43% -7.18% 5.06% 5.33% 10.64% -
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Core Funds 16.18% -3.42% 7.45% 5.27% 10.88% -
Russell 2500™ Index 15.67% -7.14% 9.04% 7.06% 12.65% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.78%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.78%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 13.91% 0.31% 7.16% 5.26% 12.14% -
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Core Funds 18.35% 3.42% 9.96% 6.01% 12.52% -
Russell 2500™ Index 19.25% 1.77% 12.34% 7.66% 14.44% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.78%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2500™ Index
2018 -11.56% -10.00%
2017 10.55% 16.81%
2016 16.85% 17.59%
2015 -2.48% -2.90%
2014 9.59% 7.07%
2013 36.71% 36.80%
2012 10.27% 17.88%
2011 -3.70% -2.51%
2010 25.08% 26.71%
2009 34.45% 34.39%
2008 -27.40% -
2007 11.43% -
2006 29.57% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 12.01% 1.70% - - 15.64%
2018 -2.53% 3.04% 6.66% -17.44% -11.56%
2017 1.29% 2.16% 2.45% 4.28% 10.55%
2016 3.12% 2.55% 4.40% 5.83% 16.85%
2015 4.21% -0.11% -7.93% 1.75% -2.48%
2014 4.60% 2.90% -5.62% 7.89% 9.59%
2013 14.10% 2.11% 6.76% 9.90% 36.71%
2012 9.12% -7.04% 4.74% 3.79% 10.27%
2011 6.61% -0.32% -20.96% 14.66% -3.70%
2010 9.14% -9.39% 10.67% 14.28% 25.08%
2009 -6.34% 15.22% 19.32% 4.42% 34.45%
2008 -8.47% 0.77% -2.42% -19.33% -27.40%
2007 4.37% 9.43% 0.60% -3.01% 11.43%
2006 15.85% 2.47% 2.24% 6.76% 29.57%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2019

  • 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 Landstar, Inc., an attractive truck brokerage platform. Currently, U.S. freight has come under pressure due to a combination of over-supply and weak demand. In turn, this has negatively impacted Landstar’s valuation. We view the weakness in U.S. freight as transitory and believe Landstar is a favorable investment given the firm’s strong balance sheet and robust competitive moat.
  • We initiated a position in shares of Acuity Brands, Inc., a lighting and building management services corporation. We believe the company has a strong moat in the agency lighting channel, which should protect their core business from import competition.
  • We sold the portfolio's position in Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a footwear and apparel manufacturer. The sale was consistent with our normalized free cash flow framework.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 08/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$1.95 B
Number of Holdings
80
Weighted Average Market Cap.
8.5 B
P/B Ratio
2.8x
P/E Ratio
21.1x

Contributors & Detractors as of  06/28/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Allegion plc 0.4%
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. 0.4%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. 0.3%
Teledyne Technologies, Inc. 0.3%
Amdocs Ltd. 0.3%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Foot Locker, Inc. -0.5%
Conduent, Inc. -0.5%
Cyberonics, Inc. -0.3%
Marcus & Millichap, Inc. -0.3%
Plantronics, Inc. -0.2%

Attribution Analysis 

Value Opportunities 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 09/20/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
11/19/2018 11/20/2018 11/20/2018 $0.06280 $18.12

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
11/20/2019 11/21/2019 11/21/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
11/19/2018 11/20/2018 $1.4717 $0.2857 $1.7574 $18.12

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
11/20/2019 11/21/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 08/31/2019

0.78%

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