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CBLAX Columbia Balanced A

  • Fund
  • CBLAX
  • Price as of: Apr 24, 2017
  • $39.04
  • + $0.26
  • + 0.67%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

CBLAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 4.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.2%
  • Net Assets $6.52 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$39.04
$35.37
$39.04

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.03%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 60.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,000

IRA

$1,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Diversified Portfolio
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 4.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.06%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Columbia Balanced Fund
  • Fund Family Name Columbia
  • Inception Date Nov 01, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Brian J. Lavin

CBLAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.8% -49.2% 395.2% 24.62% 2
1 Yr 9.4% -26.7% 45.9% 40.95% 3
3 Yr 6.9% * -32.8% 11.8% 3.47% 1
5 Yr 9.2% * -20.9% 13.6% 4.95% 1
10 Yr 7.5% * -14.4% 8.4% 1.17% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 4.7% -65.8% 23.3% 24.04% 2
2015 -2.1% -37.7% 48.7% 7.24% 1
2014 5.2% -59.3% 22.9% 6.57% 1
2013 20.1% -17.5% 36.4% 5.21% 1
2012 12.3% -16.2% 18.4% 7.11% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.8% -49.2% 395.2% 24.74% 2
1 Yr 3.1% -28.0% 73.2% 74.56% 4
3 Yr 4.8% * -31.3% 28.2% 22.76% 2
5 Yr 7.9% * -18.9% 13.6% 17.22% 1
10 Yr 6.9% * -12.4% 9.0% 4.20% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 5.5% -65.6% 32.0% 31.74% 2
2015 1.7% -29.3% 50.4% 4.46% 1
2014 10.9% -54.8% 25.4% 6.65% 1
2013 23.8% -16.7% 57.2% 20.58% 2
2012 15.9% -16.2% 74.5% 31.17% 2

NAV & Total Return History

CBLAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Feb 28, 2017

Concentration Analysis

CBLAX Category Low Category High CBLAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 6.52 B 81.4 K 108 B 1.78% 1
Number of Holdings 918 1 12763 3.48% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 1.22 B -747 M 20.8 B 3.75% 1
Weighting of Top 10 19.0% 0.2% 279.9% 26.45% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 2.77%
  2. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.92%
  3. Citigroup Inc 1.84%
  4. Alphabet Inc C 1.78%
  5. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.94%
  6. Microsoft Corp 1.71%
  7. Comcast Corp Class A 1.68%
  8. US Treasury Bond 2.5% 1.67%
  9. Philip Morris International Inc 1.93%
  10. Facebook Inc A 1.77%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High CBLAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
60.14% 0.00% 146.93% 11.74% 2
Bonds
33.80% -71.40% 152.94% 15.12% 3
Cash
5.72% -95.46% 99.77% 15.70% 3
Other
0.34% -8.71% 98.84% 17.07% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.04% 38.11% 8.56% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 33.12% 7.41% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CBLAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
11.93% -3.41% 70.04% 4.77% 1
Financial Services
11.50% -5.25% 69.58% 8.01% 2
Healthcare
10.61% -3.48% 31.05% 3.15% 1
Industrials
5.81% -4.42% 48.84% 12.40% 3
Consumer Cyclical
5.61% -9.96% 54.37% 13.05% 3
Communication Services
4.36% -0.67% 27.16% 1.53% 1
Consumer Defense
4.16% -2.25% 27.69% 10.60% 3
Energy
3.91% -3.05% 34.74% 10.04% 3
Basic Materials
1.56% -1.54% 21.85% 12.77% 4
Utilities
0.69% -2.48% 47.20% 11.85% 4
Real Estate
0.00% -3.44% 45.56% 19.57% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CBLAX % Rank Quintile
US
58.75% -97.12% 142.69% 5.35% 1
Non US
1.39% -4.03% 150.26% 25.40% 5

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CBLAX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
18.10% -0.05% 86.60% 11.99% 2
Securitized
16.68% -0.01% 41.72% 3.52% 1
Government
4.65% -85.07% 137.47% 18.95% 4
Cash & Equivalents
0.09% -95.46% 100.53% 27.00% 5
Derivative
0.00% -84.53% 15.47% 2.88% 4
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 80.50% 7.51% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CBLAX % Rank Quintile
US
31.14% -134.91% 152.94% 12.81% 3
Non US
2.66% -57.44% 159.37% 19.45% 4

CBLAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.03% 0.00% 165.34% 14.20% 3
Management Fee 0.60% 0.00% 2.55% 3.11% 4
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.21% 3
Administrative Fee 0.06% 0.00% 0.83% 2.67% 2

Sales Fees

CBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CBLAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.14% 5.75% 0.23% 5
Deferred Load N/A 0.75% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

CBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CBLAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.00% 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.

CBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CBLAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 60.00% 0.00% 5609.00% 9.35% 3

CBLAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CBLAX Category Low Category High CBLAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.3% 0.00% 11.33% 18.11% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

CBLAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

CBLAX Category Low Category High CBLAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.06% -3.27% 12.91% 15.30% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

CBLAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

CBLAX - Managers

Brian J. Lavin

Manager

Start Date

May 13, 2010

Tenure

6.89

Tenure Rank

3.0%

Brian Lavin is a senior portfolio manager for High Yield Fixed Income at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. He joined the firm in April 1994 as a credit analyst covering high yield bonds, was promoted to associate portfolio manager in 1999 and to portfolio manager in 2000. He has been in the investment industry since 1986. Before joining the firm, Mr. Lavin was a high yield analyst at Van Kampen Merrit. He has experience in both non-investment grade and investment grade issuers and has covered a variety of industries. Mr. Lavin received a B.A. in business administration from the University of St. Thomas and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Mr. Lavin also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Gregory S. Liechty

Manager

Start Date

Feb 02, 2011

Tenure

6.16

Tenure Rank

3.3%

Gregory Liechty is a director and senior portfolio manager for government reserves funds. He is responsible for managing institutional client portfolios focusing on total return and yield enhancement objectives. Mr. Liechty joined one of the Columbia Management legacy firms or acquired business lines in 2005. Mr. Liechty began his investment career in 1995 and earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of North Florida.


Ronald Stahl

Manager

Start Date

Mar 18, 2005

Tenure

12.04

Tenure Rank

1.3%

Stahl, a director and senior portfolio manager, has been associated with U.S. Trust since July 2007 and has been associated with Columbia Management Advisors, LLC or its affiliates since 1998.Mr. Stahl began his investment career in 1998 and earned a B.S. from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from Portland State University. Stahl holds the Charted Financial Analyst designation.


Leonard A. Aplet

Lead Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 1991

Tenure

25.43

Tenure Rank

0.1%

Aplet, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Short Duration and Stable Value , has been associated with Columbia Management Advisors, LLC or its affiliates since 1987. Prior to joining the firm, he was a portfolio manager at the Farmer's Home Administration in Seattle. Mr. Aplet began his investment career in 1978 and earned a B.S. from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of California at Berkeley. Aplet holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Guy W. Pope

Lead Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1997

Tenure

19.26

Tenure Rank

0.5%

Guy Pope is a senior vice president and senior portfolio manager and Head of Contrarian Core Strategy for Columbia Management. Mr. Pope joined one of the Columbia Management legacy firms or acquired business lines in 1993 and has been a member of the investment community since 1993. Mr. Pope began his investment career in 1993. Mr. Pope earned a B.A. in political economics from Colorado College and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Security Analysts of Portland.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

36.2

Category Average

5.47

Category Mode

2.3