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BGRFX Baron Growth Retail

  • Fund
  • BGRFX
  • Price as of: Mar 23, 2017
  • $64.70
  • + $0.35
  • + 0.54%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Growth Equities

BGRFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 8.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.5%
  • Net Assets $5.86 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$64.70
$58.85
$69.87

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.30%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.68%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,000

IRA

$2,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.12%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Baron Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Baron Capital Group
  • Inception Date Dec 30, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Adv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Ronald Baron

Fund Description

The fund invests for the long term primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of small-sized growth companies. BAMCO, Inc. ("BAMCO" or 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.

BGRFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 8.8% -98.2% 12.8% 6.17% 1
1 Yr 22.3% -20.6% 40.2% 47.53% 3
3 Yr 4.0% * -7.0% 28.7% 69.06% 4
5 Yr 11.5% * 1.6% 15.7% 29.81% 2
10 Yr 7.1% * 0.4% 12.0% 61.05% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -5.9% -70.5% 27.9% 81.68% 5
2015 -12.5% -82.5% 12.2% 71.98% 4
2014 -0.1% -40.7% 31.3% 32.94% 2
2013 34.9% -27.0% 200.0% 13.97% 1
2012 5.2% -17.1% 26.4% 84.18% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 8.8% -59.7% 12.7% 6.06% 1
1 Yr 22.3% -35.2% 876.4% 39.49% 2
3 Yr 4.0% * -8.0% 23.6% 63.84% 4
5 Yr 11.5% * 1.6% 20.1% 27.77% 2
10 Yr 7.1% * 0.4% 13.8% 58.99% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -5.9% -98.2% 27.9% 84.09% 5
2015 -4.6% -43.1% 19.2% 73.06% 4
2014 4.9% -23.5% 141.0% 74.04% 4
2013 48.1% -22.5% 561.9% 52.83% 3
2012 24.0% -11.3% 4114.7% 42.21% 3

NAV & Total Return History

BGRFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 5.86 B 281 K 26.3 B 2.53% 1
Number of Holdings 64 3 2332 12.18% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 2.25 B 84.9 K 4.39 B 1.19% 1
Weighting of Top 10 40.0% 5.6% 160.0% 6.09% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Arch Capital Group Ltd 5.98%
  2. Gartner Inc A 4.85%
  3. FactSet Research Systems Inc 4.36%
  4. Vail Resorts Inc 6.30%
  5. CoStar Group Inc 3.35%
  6. Ansys Inc 2.98%
  7. Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc 2.98%
  8. IDEXX Laboratories Inc 3.38%
  9. MSCI Inc 2.80%
  10. Choice Hotels International Inc 3.00%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.30% 15.06% 129.96% 5.35% 2
Cash
0.45% -30.18% 43.71% 24.22% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.25% 0.00% 4.38% 1.63% 1
Other
0.00% -10.78% 79.22% 10.70% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.63% 1.19% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 36.46% 2.82% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Cyclical
25.35% 0.00% 48.76% 2.53% 1
Industrials
15.15% 0.00% 37.45% 21.55% 4
Technology
14.79% 2.90% 74.13% 26.45% 5
Financial Services
13.72% 0.00% 29.95% 9.21% 2
Real Estate
11.74% 0.00% 32.90% 0.74% 1
Healthcare
8.84% 0.00% 33.67% 27.34% 5
Consumer Defense
4.59% -0.01% 22.39% 18.28% 3
Basic Materials
3.83% 0.00% 14.45% 14.12% 3
Communication Services
1.28% 0.00% 16.64% 14.12% 3
Utilities
0.00% -0.02% 10.15% 8.47% 5
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 11.78% 27.64% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank Quintile
US
96.37% 14.94% 122.19% 7.73% 2
Non US
2.93% 0.00% 29.45% 17.38% 3

BGRFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.30% 0.07% 111.05% 20.57% 3
Management Fee 1.00% 0.06% 1.50% 0.89% 5
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 2.61% 3
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 25000.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High BGRFX 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

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High BGRFX 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.

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High BGRFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 4.68% 0.00% 687.00% 22.21% 1

BGRFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 5.39% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.12% -2.26% 1.49% 9.09% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

BGRFX - Managers

Ronald Baron

Manager

Start Date

Dec 30, 1994

Tenure

22.18

Tenure Rank

0.8%

Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982as a research analyst. From 1970 to 1982, Ron worked for several brokerage firms as an institutional securities analyst. From 1966 to 1969, Ron worked at the U.S. Patent Office as a patent examiner, while attending George Washington University Law School. From 1965 to 1966, Ron worked at Georgetown University as a teaching fellow in biochemistry. Ron graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1965.


Neal Rosenberg

Manager

Start Date

Jan 27, 2017

Tenure

0.09

Tenure Rank

18.5%

Neal Rosenberg and Ashim Mehra have been temporary co-managers of Baron Opportunity Fund since August 27, 2015. Mr. Rosenberg joined the Adviser in 2006 as a research analyst. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rosenberg worked at JPMorgan Securities as an equity research analyst. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Rosenberg worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions group.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

31.0

Category Average

7.13

Category Mode

2.2