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ACRNX Columbia Acorn Inst

  • Fund
  • ACRNX
  • Price as of: Sep 18, 2018
  • $17.59
  • + $0.12
  • + 0.69%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Growth Equities

ACRNX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 14.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 17.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.4%
  • Net Assets $5.08 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$17.59
$14.95
$18.52

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.84%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 72.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,000

IRA

$1,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Mid Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Mid-Cap Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 14.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 17.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.12%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Columbia Acorn Fund
  • Fund Family Name Columbia
  • Inception Date Jun 10, 1970
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Matthew A. Litfin

Fund Description

The Columbia Acorn Fund (ACRNX) is an actively managed mutual fund issued by Columbia and advised by Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC. The fund was incepted on June 9, 1970 and was managed by Robert A. Mohn since 2003 and David L. Frank since 2014. The fund currently has approximately $17 billion in assets under management (AUM). The fund’s primary objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation.

The fund typically invests the majority of its assets in common stock of small and mid-sized companies. These companies are usually based in the United States and have a market capitalization that is under $5 billion at the time of purchase. In some cases, the fund will hold stocks that have exceeded the $5 billion market capitalization or will make initial investments in larger companies. According to the fund’s management, stocks below $5 billion can often have high growth potential and can often be missed by analysts that focus on larger sized companies. In general, the fund’s management seeks investments that have a strong business franchise with growth potential, competitive advantage and an attractive stock price. The mutual fund’s portfolio is balanced among sectors. The sectors with the largest weight in the portfolio are industrial goods, technology and consumer cyclicals. This fund focuses on investing in securities based in the United States, but will invest abroad (including emerging markets) in some cases.

This fund is subject to regular market risks including active management risk, small and mid-cap risk, issuer risk, foreign stock risk, emerging markets risk, sector risk and currency risk. Investors are benefited from diversification in this fund, but should be aware of the risks listed above.

The Columbia Acorn Fund requires a minimum initial investment of $2,000 for both regular and IRA accounts.

ACRNX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ACRNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 14.3% -98.2% 41.1% 32.38% 2
1 Yr 32.5% -20.6% 61.0% 10.31% 1
3 Yr 17.8% * -5.9% 28.7% 11.55% 1
5 Yr 13.4% * 1.3% 20.0% 36.48% 2
10 Yr 11.1% * 2.0% 18.5% 30.43% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ACRNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 0.7% -70.5% 158.6% 84.47% 5
2016 -20.9% -61.7% 27.9% 92.94% 5
2015 -39.5% -82.5% 31.3% 96.10% 5
2014 -14.4% -29.3% 35.0% 91.76% 5
2013 22.6% -27.0% 200.0% 60.47% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ACRNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 14.3% -100.0% 41.1% 32.58% 2
1 Yr 32.5% -35.2% 876.4% 9.31% 1
3 Yr 17.8% * -3.8% 25.1% 10.63% 1
5 Yr 13.4% * 0.9% 20.0% 34.53% 2
10 Yr 11.1% * 2.0% 18.5% 28.99% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ACRNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 0.7% -98.2% 158.6% 85.65% 5
2016 -11.5% -61.7% 27.9% 92.77% 5
2015 -1.9% -43.1% 62.9% 58.63% 4
2014 1.4% -23.5% 561.9% 86.20% 5
2013 113.3% -22.5% 382.6% 2.94% 1

NAV & Total Return History

ACRNX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jul 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

ACRNX Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 5.08 B 281 K 31.9 B 3.71% 1
Number of Holdings 141 3 2265 4.46% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 704 M 84.9 K 5.81 B 5.35% 1
Weighting of Top 10 14.8% 6.1% 100.0% 35.51% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Masimo Corp 1.82%
  2. PRA Health Sciences Inc 1.73%
  3. Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc 1.65%
  4. Encompass Health Corp 1.48%
  5. Pool Corp 1.30%
  6. Cadence Design Systems Inc 1.29%
  7. Bio-Techne Corp 1.63%
  8. Amedisys Inc 1.36%
  9. Lazard Ltd Shs A 1.34%
  10. Graco Inc 1.20%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
100.00% 15.06% 125.53% 0.59% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.49% 3.42% 5
Other
0.00% -10.78% 79.22% 8.17% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.37% 0.59% 5
Cash
0.00% -25.53% 42.36% 29.27% 5
Bonds
0.00% -0.81% 30.89% 2.97% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank Quintile
Technology
24.93% 0.00% 58.88% 13.37% 3
Consumer Cyclical
20.57% 0.00% 57.14% 7.58% 1
Healthcare
18.60% 0.00% 33.41% 5.50% 1
Industrials
13.08% 0.00% 38.36% 28.23% 4
Financial Services
9.15% -0.39% 45.85% 17.83% 3
Consumer Defense
4.39% 0.00% 22.39% 16.79% 3
Real Estate
4.22% 0.00% 43.85% 9.36% 2
Basic Materials
2.96% 0.00% 12.44% 18.72% 3
Energy
1.12% 0.00% 20.72% 23.92% 4
Communication Services
0.98% 0.00% 17.30% 15.01% 3
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 10.75% 9.21% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank Quintile
US
98.63% 14.94% 120.65% 2.97% 1
Non US
1.37% 0.00% 41.39% 25.85% 4

ACRNX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ACRNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.84% 0.07% 111.05% 27.27% 1
Management Fee 0.67% 0.06% 1.50% 5.20% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 4.90% 2
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 25000.00% 6.93% 2

Sales Fees

ACRNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ACRNX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

ACRNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ACRNX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover 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.

ACRNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ACRNX Rank Quintile
Turnover 72.00% 0.00% 558.00% 11.18% 4

ACRNX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ACRNX Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 5.39% 42.29% 3

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ACRNX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

ACRNX Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.12% -2.25% 1.71% 8.79% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

ACRNX - Managers

Matthew A. Litfin

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2016

Tenure

2.67

Tenure Rank

15.8%

Matt Litfin is the director of U.S. research at Columbia Wanger Asset Management, LLC. He is also a co-portfolio manager for the firm’s flagship Columbia Acorn Fund; Columbia Variable Portfolio ‐ U.S. Equities Fund; Wanger USA, a variable insurance product; and the lead portfolio manager for Columbia Acorn USA, a small‐cap domestic equity mutual fund. Mr. Litfin joined the firm in 2015 and has been a member of the investment community since 1993. Prior to joining Columbia Wanger, Mr. Litfin’s experience includes working primarily with funds that invest in small- and mid-cap companies. He held positions as a partner, co-portfolio manager and equity research analyst at William Blair & Co. and as a municipal bond analyst at John Nuveen & Co. Mr. Litfin earned a B.S. from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

32.5

Category Average

7.7

Category Mode

3.7