FICIX: First Investors Select Growth Instl

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FICIX First Investors Select Growth Instl


Profile

FICIX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.3%
  • Net Assets $561 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 37.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$12.49
$9.14
$13.76

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.82%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 48.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.59%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Delaware Growth Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    First Investors
  • Inception Date
    Apr 03, 2013
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Retirement
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    John Brim

Fund Description

The fund invests in a portfolio of approximately 40-45 common stocks that the fund's subadviser believes offers the best potential for earnings growth with the lowest risk of negative earnings surprises.


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Performance

FICIX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FICIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.1% -79.9% 34.6% 64.15%
1 Yr 1.3% -80.4% 43.8% 80.00%
3 Yr 3.4%* -48.2% 28.9% 55.24%
5 Yr -0.3%* -36.9% 16.1% 70.58%
10 Yr N/A* -17.5% 16.4% 11.70%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FICIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 12.1% -67.9% 49.9% 89.61%
2018 -8.8% -65.5% 10.6% 31.10%
2017 21.9% -46.3% 52.2% 33.95%
2016 -10.1% -43.3% 15.3% 86.32%
2015 -6.3% -82.5% 11.4% 68.62%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FICIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.1% -79.9% 34.6% 64.15%
1 Yr 1.3% -80.4% 43.8% 79.92%
3 Yr 8.4%* -48.2% 28.9% 46.37%
5 Yr 7.7%* -36.9% 20.6% 44.56%
10 Yr N/A* -17.5% 19.2% 21.50%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FICIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 12.1% -67.9% 49.9% 89.69%
2018 -3.5% -65.5% 16.5% 29.71%
2017 32.8% -28.2% 52.2% 12.72%
2016 4.0% -43.3% 17.1% 38.57%
2015 3.4% -38.0% 17.3% 37.04%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

FICIX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FICIX Category Low Category High FICIX % Rank
Net Assets 561 M 858 K 188 B 60.50%
Number of Holdings 43 1 2163 75.45%
Net Assets in Top 10 191 M 399 K 54.7 B 61.56%
Weighting of Top 10 37.87% 11.6% 100.0% 74.55%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.88%
  2. Apple Inc 4.43%
  3. Fortinet Inc 4.23%
  4. Adobe Inc 3.87%
  5. Cadence Design Systems Inc 3.64%
  6. Eli Lilly and Co 3.64%
  7. Alphabet Inc A 3.47%
  8. Amazon.com Inc 3.32%
  9. Centene Corp 3.28%
  10. PayPal Holdings Inc 3.10%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FICIX % Rank
Stocks
98.83% 80.85% 100.33% 40.86%
Cash
1.24% -1.02% 19.15% 54.23%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 71.83%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.20% 68.96%
Bonds
0.00% -0.42% 4.53% 70.77%
Other
-0.07% -9.83% 4.87% 98.56%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FICIX % Rank
Technology
36.28% 11.44% 54.73% 13.90%
Healthcare
19.22% 0.00% 47.20% 17.07%
Industrials
12.88% 0.00% 24.88% 6.80%
Consumer Cyclical
10.09% 0.00% 29.26% 83.31%
Financial Services
7.47% 0.00% 33.35% 85.27%
Consumer Defense
6.83% 0.00% 18.88% 17.52%
Communication Services
6.55% 0.00% 29.93% 91.39%
Energy
0.69% 0.00% 8.67% 23.56%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 10.21% 79.08%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 11.78% 94.26%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 10.55% 92.22%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FICIX % Rank
US
98.83% 78.13% 100.21% 9.52%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 19.16% 96.53%

Expenses

FICIX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FICIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.82% 0.01% 24.73% 71.71%
Management Fee 0.65% 0.00% 1.40% 54.23%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% 19.08%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

FICIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

FICIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

FICIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 48.00% 0.00% 464.00% 59.46%

Distributions

FICIX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FICIX Category Low Category High FICIX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 22.70% 69.67%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FICIX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FICIX Category Low Category High FICIX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.59% -2.06% 2.43% 19.65%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FICIX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

FICIX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Brim


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 26, 2007

13.02

13.0%

John D. Brim, CFA, Chief Investment Officer,joined Smith Group in March 1998 and is a member of the investment management team.Prior to joining the firm, he was a manager within the institutional investment consulting group of Deloitte & Touche from 1997 to 1998. From 1990 to 1997, Brim held a variety of positions, including senior client manager with NationsBank Asset Management in Dallas. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth.

Stephen Smith


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 26, 2007

13.02

13.0%

Stephen S. Smith, CFA, is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer and founder of Smith Group. Prior to Smith Group, he held a number of senior investment positions at Bank of America until he departed in 1995 to found Smith Group. Mr. Smith has an engineering degree and an MBA, both from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Eivind Olsen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 17, 2009

11.13

11.1%

Mr. Olsen joined Smith Group Asset Management in May 2008 and is a member of the portfolio management team. Prior to joining Smith Group he was a Portfolio Manager with Brazos Capital Management/John McStay Investment Counsel from 1998 to 2008. From 1994 to 1996, he did equity research as an Associate Analyst with Rauscher, Pierce, Refsnes, Inc. He earned a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Texas Christian University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas. Mr. Olsen was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2001. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.03 52.36 8.18 1.0