WHGAX: Westwood Low Volatility Equity Fund

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WHGAX Westwood Low Volatility Equity Fund


Profile

WHGAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -22.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $445 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.53
$10.09
$17.69

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.30%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 3.00%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 64.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $1,000

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -22.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -0.90%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Westwood SmallCap Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Westwood
  • Inception Date
    Sep 03, 2019
  • Shares Outstanding
    57880
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    William Costello

Fund Description

The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of small-cap companies. The manager considers small-cap companies to be those companies within the market capitalization range of the Russell 2000 Index at the time of initial purchase. The equity securities in which the fund invests are primarily common stocks, but may also include shares of exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"), real estate investment trusts, royalty trusts, and master limited partnerships.


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Performance

WHGAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WHGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -22.2% -58.0% 63.4% 81.55%
1 Yr N/A -94.4% 63.4% 4.77%
3 Yr N/A* -64.7% 70.7% 16.41%
5 Yr N/A* -44.4% 36.4% 11.76%
10 Yr N/A* -18.0% 10.0% 4.86%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WHGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -94.0% 48.3% N/A
2018 N/A -67.3% 0.1% N/A
2017 N/A -36.3% 36.3% N/A
2016 N/A -36.7% 34.1% N/A
2015 N/A -48.0% 3.1% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WHGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -22.2% -58.0% 63.4% 81.55%
1 Yr N/A -94.4% 63.4% 10.40%
3 Yr N/A* -64.1% 70.7% 29.53%
5 Yr N/A* -42.7% 36.4% 26.94%
10 Yr N/A* -15.6% 11.2% 9.14%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WHGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -94.0% 48.3% N/A
2018 N/A -67.1% 0.1% N/A
2017 N/A -26.8% 52.6% N/A
2016 N/A -24.6% 34.1% N/A
2015 N/A -48.0% 5.3% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

WHGAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WHGAX Category Low Category High WHGAX % Rank
Net Assets 445 M 128 K 87.1 B 40.09%
Number of Holdings 61 1 2475 85.52%
Net Assets in Top 10 69.9 M 82.9 K 3.9 B 37.35%
Weighting of Top 10 21.78% 2.8% 100.0% 29.47%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Hostess Brands Inc Class A 2.26%
  2. Avista Corp 2.24%
  3. Viavi Solutions Inc 2.23%
  4. Federal Signal Corp 2.19%
  5. Conmed Corp 2.19%
  6. BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings Inc 2.17%
  7. South Jersey Industries Inc 2.16%
  8. NorthWestern Corp 2.12%
  9. Repay Holdings Corp Ordinary Shares - Class A 2.12%
  10. UniFirst Corp 2.11%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WHGAX % Rank
Stocks
95.82% 86.31% 105.04% 81.10%
Cash
4.18% -5.07% 19.03% 20.12%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.55% 58.99%
Other
0.00% -14.55% 5.06% 58.08%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.80% 56.86%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.34% 59.60%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WHGAX % Rank
Financial Services
25.27% 0.00% 43.83% 8.84%
Industrials
16.63% 7.03% 51.20% 61.74%
Consumer Cyclical
12.19% 1.04% 32.85% 21.65%
Technology
9.75% 0.00% 46.22% 92.23%
Real Estate
8.97% 0.00% 20.11% 15.40%
Consumer Defense
8.36% 0.00% 15.01% 10.37%
Healthcare
7.76% 0.00% 45.31% 81.55%
Utilities
6.95% 0.00% 24.95% 5.95%
Basic Materials
2.06% 0.00% 15.54% 88.26%
Energy
1.17% -0.10% 26.16% 68.75%
Communication Services
0.89% 0.00% 18.90% 82.47%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WHGAX % Rank
US
95.82% 81.03% 99.94% 53.96%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 21.52% 93.75%

Expenses

WHGAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WHGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.30% 0.01% 12.58% 40.51%
Management Fee 0.85% 0.00% 1.50% 71.10%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 52.25%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.47% 78.57%

Sales Fees

WHGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 3.00% 2.50% 5.75% 94.05%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

WHGAX 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.

WHGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 64.00% 0.02% 344.00% 66.15%

Distributions

WHGAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WHGAX Category Low Category High WHGAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.46% 0.00% 9.27% 1.98%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WHGAX Category Low Category High WHGAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.90% -5.33% 2.00% 97.05%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

WHGAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

William Costello


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2010

9.5

9.5%

William E. Costello, CFA, has served as Senior Vice President and Senior Research Analyst since joining Westwood Management Corp. in July 2010. Prior to joining Westwood Management Corp., Mr. Costello was a Portfolio Manager and Director of Research at the Boston Company, where he worked from 1997 to 2009, and he worked at Delphi Management as a generalist equity analyst from 1992 until 1997.He has served on the portfolio team for the Westwood SmallCap Fund since 2010. He participates in the investment decision process. He has authority to direct trading activity for the Fund and is also responsible for representing the Fund to investors. Mr. Costello has more than 32 years of investment experience.

Matthew Lockridge


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2010

9.5

9.5%

Mr. Matthew R. Lockridge, CFA, joined Westwood in 2010, serves as a Portfolio Manager and is responsible for investment research in the Consumer Discretionary and Staples sectors. He is also a member of the Consumer/Health Care research group. Mr. Lockridge began his career at Arthur Andersen, LLP, within their Chicago consulting practice. He served as a Senior Consultant with Deloitte Consulting, LLP, where he assisted clients with various corporate finance and accounting issues. Mr. Lockridge then served as a Managing Director and Partner at Dearborn Partners, LLC, where he was a member of the firm’s investment committee and oversaw all investments in the consumer and industrial sectors. Mr. Lockridge earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and his BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

Frederic Rowsey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2013

6.59

6.6%

Fred G. Rowsey, CFA, has served as Vice President, Research Analyst for Westwood Management Corp. since February 2018. Prior to this appointment, he served as Associate Vice President, Research Analyst for Westwood Management Corp from March 2015 until February 2018. He joined Westwood Management Corp. in July 2010 as a Research Associate until 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rowsey was a student at Harvard University, graduating in May 2010 with a BA in Economics. He is a member of the CFA Institute.He has served on the portfolio team for the Westwood SmallCap Fund since 2013. He participates in the investment decision process. He has authority to direct trading activity for the Fund and is also responsible for representing the Fund to investors. Mr. Rowsey has more than 10 years of investment experience

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.03 47.7 6.82 0.66