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Name

As of 06/17/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

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BARON DISCOVERY FUND

BDFUX | Fund

$26.80

$1.52 B

0.00%

1.06%

Vitals

YTD Return

-4.3%

1 yr return

3.8%

3 Yr Avg Return

-10.4%

5 Yr Avg Return

7.0%

Net Assets

$1.52 B

Holdings in Top 10

29.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.8
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.06%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 36.52%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$5,000,000

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 06/17/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

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BARON DISCOVERY FUND

BDFUX | Fund

$26.80

$1.52 B

0.00%

1.06%

BDFUX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -4.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -10.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -0.94%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    BARON DISCOVERY FUND
  • Fund Family Name
    BARONFUNDS
  • Inception Date
    Aug 31, 2016
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    R6
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Laird Bieger

Fund Description

The Fund is a diversified fund that invests for the long term primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. small-sized growth companies. The Adviser defines small-sized companies as those, at the time of purchase, with market capitalizations up to the largest market cap stock in the Russell 2000 Growth Index at reconstitution, or companies with market capitalizations up to $2.5 billion, whichever is larger. The Adviser seeks to invest in businesses it believes have significant opportunities for growth, sustainable competitive advantages, exceptional management, and an attractive valuation. Because of its long-term approach, the Fund could have a significant percentage of its assets invested in securities that have appreciated beyond their market capitalizations at the time of the Fund’s investment.
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BDFUX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BDFUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -4.3% -10.2% 22.7% 96.79%
1 Yr 3.8% -9.2% 34.6% 88.57%
3 Yr -10.4%* -26.3% 56.8% 90.55%
5 Yr 7.0%* -4.5% 44.3% 44.68%
10 Yr N/A* 0.7% 23.6% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BDFUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 22.6% -20.5% 54.6% 6.26%
2022 -35.1% -82.1% 32.2% 73.68%
2021 1.2% -90.6% 300.1% 28.75%
2020 60.7% -63.0% 127.9% 4.17%
2019 26.7% -7.7% 42.9% 29.55%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BDFUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -4.3% -10.2% 22.7% 96.79%
1 Yr 3.8% -9.2% 34.6% 88.57%
3 Yr -10.4%* -26.3% 56.8% 90.55%
5 Yr 7.0%* -4.5% 44.3% 44.68%
10 Yr N/A* 0.7% 23.6% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BDFUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 22.6% -19.0% 136.8% 7.51%
2022 -35.1% -59.9% 44.3% 81.85%
2021 4.9% -22.7% 411.9% 71.43%
2020 66.2% 1.5% 150.8% 7.97%
2019 26.9% 5.5% 55.3% 62.04%

NAV & Total Return History


BDFUX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BDFUX Category Low Category High BDFUX % Rank
Net Assets 1.52 B 207 K 34.3 B 32.80%
Number of Holdings 62 7 1180 80.93%
Net Assets in Top 10 451 M 52.5 K 3.53 B 33.69%
Weighting of Top 10 29.24% 8.8% 100.1% 27.32%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. DraftKings Inc 3.64%
  2. Kinsale Capital Group Inc 3.41%
  3. FIXED INC CLEARING CORP.REPO 3.36%
  4. Gitlab Inc 2.94%
  5. Axon Enterprise Inc 2.93%
  6. CyberArk Software Ltd 2.76%
  7. Advanced Energy Industries Inc 2.62%
  8. SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc 2.55%
  9. Floor Decor Holdings Inc 2.52%
  10. Axonics Inc 2.52%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BDFUX % Rank
Stocks
96.74% 81.17% 108.99% 71.12%
Other
3.36% -0.01% 6.02% 3.57%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.78% 23.71%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.57% 14.62%
Cash
0.00% 0.00% 26.25% 94.30%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.51% 13.73%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BDFUX % Rank
Technology
30.55% 2.91% 75.51% 17.47%
Healthcare
21.48% 0.00% 47.90% 56.33%
Industrials
18.79% 0.00% 36.64% 30.48%
Consumer Cyclical
10.47% 0.00% 24.04% 70.59%
Real Estate
5.35% 0.00% 15.31% 18.89%
Financial Services
5.02% 0.00% 42.95% 70.23%
Consumer Defense
4.48% 0.00% 13.56% 37.97%
Communication Services
3.86% 0.00% 15.31% 22.64%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 5.57% 40.82%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 55.49% 77.54%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 9.24% 86.63%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BDFUX % Rank
US
96.74% 21.77% 107.69% 62.57%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 71.65% 32.80%

BDFUX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BDFUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.06% 0.05% 23.20% 64.82%
Management Fee 1.00% 0.05% 1.62% 87.50%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 3.26%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

BDFUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

BDFUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

BDFUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 36.52% 3.00% 439.00% 30.88%

BDFUX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BDFUX Category Low Category High BDFUX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 6.91% 28.88%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BDFUX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual Annual SemiAnnual Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BDFUX Category Low Category High BDFUX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.94% -2.47% 1.10% 68.90%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BDFUX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Distributions History

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BDFUX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Laird Bieger


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2013

8.67

8.7%

Vice President, Portfolio Manager Laird joined Baron in 2000 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2013. He has 19 years of research experience. From 1999 to 2000, Laird worked at Water Street Capital as a research analyst. From 1992 to 1997, Laird worked at Ford Motor Company in various roles. Laird graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics in 1992 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 1999.

Randolph Gwirtzman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2013

8.67

8.7%

Vice President, Portfolio Manager Randy joined Baron in 2002 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2013. He has 19 years of research experience. From 1997 to 2002, Randy was a research analyst at three firms; first at Tyndall Partners, then Goldman Sachs Asset Management and finally at ING Furman Selz.From 1992 to 1997, Randy worked at Salomon Green & Ostrow as a bankruptcy litigation attorney. Randy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics in 1989, cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a J.D. in 1992 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 1999.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 30.44 9.02 5.25