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CVGRX Calamos Growth A

  • Fund
  • CVGRX
  • Price as of: Dec 15, 2017
  • $32.69
  • + $0.35
  • + 1.08%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

CVGRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.6%
  • Net Assets $1.69 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 31.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$32.69
$29.20
$36.87

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.34%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 90.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 12.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.21%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Calamos Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Calamos
  • Inception Date Sep 04, 1990
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jon Vacko

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in equity securities issued by U.S. companies. It currently anticipates that substantially all of its portfolio will consist of securities of companies with large and mid-sized market capitalizations. The fund's investment adviser generally defines a large cap company to have a market capitalization in excess of $25 billion and a mid-sized company to have a market capitalization greater than $1 billion, up to $25 billion. It may invest up to 25% of its net assets in foreign securities.

CVGRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 12.0% -97.0% 43.5% 68.45% 4
1 Yr 25.0% -52.0% 75.7% 51.98% 3
3 Yr 7.5% * -15.1% 30.2% 82.58% 5
5 Yr 12.6% * -3.8% 22.6% 81.13% 5
10 Yr 5.1% * 0.6% 12.4% 93.99% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -6.0% -56.6% 121.2% 72.31% 4
2015 -23.9% -40.3% 11.4% 91.92% 5
2014 -13.2% -30.1% 42.9% 90.27% 5
2013 -0.1% -11.8% 56.4% 94.41% 5
2012 1.4% -21.6% 29.1% 90.94% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 12.0% -97.0% 43.5% 68.46% 4
1 Yr 19.0% -71.3% 2606.2% 70.06% 4
3 Yr 5.8% * -21.9% 43.7% 90.08% 5
5 Yr 11.5% * -5.0% 22.6% 87.78% 5
10 Yr 4.6% * 0.0% 12.4% 96.02% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -6.0% -56.6% 126.1% 75.71% 4
2015 4.0% -17.8% 28.8% 45.81% 3
2014 15.3% -10.0% 382.6% 27.13% 2
2013 142.6% -2.9% 615.0% 0.85% 1
2012 69.5% -100.0% 357.8% 2.67% 1

NAV & Total Return History

CVGRX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.69 B 373 K 174 B 11.31% 2
Number of Holdings 89 1 2196 8.48% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 525 M 0 43.4 B 11.18% 2
Weighting of Top 10 31.4% 0.0% 150.9% 22.69% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 6.69%
  2. Facebook Inc A 3.52%
  3. Alphabet Inc A 4.89%
  4. Microsoft Corp 3.31%
  5. Amazon.com Inc 3.53%
  6. Baxter International Inc 2.01%
  7. Aetna Inc 1.73%
  8. Johnson & Johnson 1.94%
  9. Zendesk Inc 2.01%
  10. Visa Inc Class A 1.80%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.32% 0.00% 105.74% 12.79% 4
Cash
2.67% -5.74% 100.00% 9.32% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 7.47% 4.37% 5
Other
0.00% -4.38% 24.55% 7.07% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.06% 0.90% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 78.19% 3.53% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Technology
31.89% -1.29% 52.93% 9.64% 2
Financial Services
16.03% -2.38% 38.51% 9.70% 2
Consumer Cyclical
15.70% -2.22% 35.09% 13.37% 3
Healthcare
14.49% -1.03% 95.08% 13.75% 3
Industrials
10.72% -0.37% 27.23% 12.08% 3
Consumer Defense
3.62% -1.43% 23.04% 19.86% 4
Basic Materials
2.19% -1.18% 21.53% 14.33% 3
Energy
1.44% -1.24% 16.17% 15.62% 3
Communication Services
1.26% 0.00% 14.37% 16.45% 4
Utilities
0.00% -0.18% 10.82% 8.80% 5
Real Estate
0.00% -0.03% 11.06% 14.91% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
US
95.26% 0.00% 100.00% 8.74% 2
Non US
2.06% 0.00% 90.05% 21.34% 4

CVGRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.34% 0.00% 24.91% 10.68% 4
Management Fee 0.87% 0.00% 1.50% 1.48% 5
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.25% 3
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CVGRX Rank Quintile
Front Load 4.75% 1.50% 8.50% 2.76% 1
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CVGRX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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.

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CVGRX Rank Quintile
Turnover 90.00% 0.00% 610.00% 4.57% 5

CVGRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.83% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.21% -13.37% 3.70% 12.29% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

CVGRX - Managers

Jon Vacko

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2004

Tenure

13.76

Tenure Rank

2.8%

Jon Vacko joined CALAMOS ADVISORS in 2000 and has been a Co-Portfolio Manager, Co-Head of Research since August 2013. Previously, he was a Co-Head of Research and Investments from July 2010 to August 2013. Prior thereto he was a senior strategy analyst between July 2002 and July 2010. Jon Vacko is a Senior Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager on the Calamos Growth/Fixed Income Team. He is currently responsible for portfolio management and research. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Calamos, Mr. Vacko was a credit analyst with Duff & Phelps Credit Rating (now part of Fitch Ratings) in the Financial Institutions Group. Previously, he served as an Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Vacko is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.


John Hillenbrand

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2004

Tenure

13.76

Tenure Rank

2.8%

As a Co-Chief Investment Officer, John Hillenbrand is responsible for oversight of investment team resources, investment processes, performance and risk. As Head of Multi-Asset Strategies and Co-Head of Convertible Strategies, he manages investment team members and has portfolio management responsibilities for those investment verticals. He is also a member of the Calamos Investment Committee, which is charged with providing a top-down framework, maintaining oversight of risk and performance metrics, and evaluating investment process. John joined Calamos in 2002 and has 24 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos, he served as an equity research analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston and ABN AMRO and as an Account Manager - Business Credit Group at Continental Bank. John received a B.B.A. in Public Accounting from Loyola University and an M.B.A. in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


John P. Calamos

Lead Manager

Start Date

Sep 04, 1990

Tenure

27.26

Tenure Rank

0.3%

John P. Calamos is the founder of CALAMOS ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC., the 16th largest money manager in Chicagoland. The firm offers institutional and individual investors a breadth of strategies through both individually managed portfolios and mutual funds. Mr. Calamos received his undergraduate degree in Economics and MBA in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Joining the United States Air Force after graduation, he served as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War and ultimately earned the rank of Major. Following his military service, John devoted his entire professional career to investment management and research, establishing his own firm in 1977. Mr. Calamos is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago and has taught graduate level courses on finance and investments. Mr. Calamos has written two books: Investing in Convertible Securities: Your Complete Guide to the Risks and Rewards, and Convertible Securities: the Latest Instruments, Portfolio Strategies, and Valuation Analysis, along with numerous articles in various financial journals. He is often quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, Fortune, BusinessWeek and Pensions & Investments. He has appeared on CNBC, CNNfn, Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street and Nightly Business Report.


Michael Grant

Manager

Start Date

Feb 13, 2017

Tenure

0.79

Tenure Rank

13.3%

Michael Grant manages investment team members and leads the portfolio management teams responsible for our Global Long/Short and US Growth strategies. He is also a member of the Calamos Investment Committee, which is charged with providing a top-down framework, maintaining oversight of risk and performance metrics, and evaluating investment process. He joined Calamos in 2015 and has 31 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos, Michael founded Phineus Partners in 2002, where he launched a successful long/short strategy. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Schroder Investment Management with responsibilities over US equity mandates. During his tenure at Schroders, he also served as Head of the Global Technology Team and Head of the U.S. Equity Team in London. Prior to that, Michael was a portfolio manager for the National Investment Trust Co. in Taipei, Taiwan and a US equity analyst for the Principal Group in Canada. Michael earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, where he specialized in International History. He has Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, Canada.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.9

Category Average

7.51

Category Mode

0.7