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CVGRX Calamos Growth A

  • Fund
  • CVGRX
  • Price as of: Dec 09, 2016
  • $30.97
  • + $0.15
  • + 0.49%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

CVGRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -0.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.9%
  • Net Assets $1.9 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 37.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$30.97
$26.68
$42.40

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.31%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 60.00%

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 -0.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.17%
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 -0.3% -97.0% 126.7% 71.71% 4
1 Yr -3.9% -52.0% 75.7% 87.82% 5
3 Yr 3.9% * -15.1% 30.2% 85.80% 5
5 Yr 8.9% * 3.8% 18.5% 92.41% 5
10 Yr 4.9% * -0.3% 11.9% 91.08% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -23.9% -52.0% 11.4% 92.00% 5
2014 -13.2% -40.3% 19.3% 89.57% 5
2013 -0.1% -11.8% 56.4% 93.70% 5
2012 1.4% -21.6% 29.1% 91.81% 5
2011 -13.1% -36.6% 14.5% 90.69% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -0.3% -97.0% 131.7% 73.69% 4
1 Yr -8.4% -71.3% 2606.2% 94.42% 5
3 Yr 2.3% * -21.9% 43.7% 94.34% 5
5 Yr 7.8% * 2.6% 19.7% 95.52% 5
10 Yr 4.4% * -0.9% 11.9% 94.20% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 4.0% -38.0% 19.0% 43.20% 3
2014 15.3% -17.3% 28.8% 25.92% 2
2013 142.6% -2.9% 382.6% 1.45% 1
2012 69.5% -13.0% 615.0% 3.13% 1
2011 -43.5% -100.0% 67.8% 94.96% 5

NAV & Total Return History

CVGRX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.9 B 373 K 146 B 8.68% 2
Number of Holdings 78 1 2199 8.68% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 727 M 0 36 B 7.90% 2
Weighting of Top 10 37.8% 0.0% 150.9% 12.21% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 7.23%
  2. Facebook Inc A 3.96%
  3. Alphabet Inc A 8.54%
  4. Microsoft Corp 2.19%
  5. Amazon.com Inc 3.04%
  6. Comcast Corp Class A 2.60%
  7. Visa Inc Class A 2.69%
  8. Zoetis Inc 1.90%
  9. Morgan Stanley Inst Gov 8302 Morgan Stanley Gov Mvrxx 3.96%
  10. Baxter International Inc 1.71%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
91.99% 0.00% 110.73% 20.69% 5
Cash
3.97% -10.73% 100.00% 7.39% 2
Bonds
3.96% -0.14% 76.74% 1.09% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.55% 0.71% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.54% 2.44% 5
Other
0.00% -1.57% 24.55% 7.33% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Technology
32.17% -1.29% 53.71% 5.85% 1
Healthcare
13.29% -1.03% 91.28% 19.79% 4
Consumer Cyclical
13.15% -2.22% 49.24% 20.63% 4
Industrials
12.19% -0.37% 25.68% 7.26% 2
Consumer Defense
5.39% -1.43% 27.63% 18.83% 4
Communication Services
4.63% 0.00% 12.93% 5.46% 2
Financial Services
4.35% -2.38% 33.61% 27.12% 5
Energy
3.61% -1.24% 16.88% 10.86% 2
Basic Materials
2.26% -1.18% 12.25% 12.15% 3
Real Estate
1.02% -0.04% 11.06% 10.09% 2
Utilities
0.00% -0.64% 11.30% 8.10% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
US
89.44% 0.00% 110.73% 19.86% 4
Non US
2.55% 0.00% 89.90% 16.84% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
3.97% -72.78% 100.00% 7.30% 2
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 15.17% 0.71% 5
Derivative
0.00% -5.28% 10.62% 0.58% 5
Corporate
0.00% -0.14% 51.31% 4.26% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 5.83% 0.58% 5
Government
0.00% 0.00% 80.64% 2.13% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
US
3.96% -24.92% 63.44% 0.96% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 42.95% 1.35% 5

CVGRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.31% 0.00% 24.91% 10.68% 3
Management Fee 0.85% 0.00% 1.50% 1.48% 5
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.15% 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% 2.79% 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 60.00% 0.00% 601.00% 7.46% 4

CVGRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.85% 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 -0.17% -7.69% 3.70% 11.70% 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

12.76

Tenure Rank

2.6%

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

12.76

Tenure Rank

2.6%

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

26.26

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.


David P. Kalis

Manager

Start Date

Nov 13, 2014

Tenure

2.05

Tenure Rank

10.7%

David P. Kalis is a Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager on the Growth/Fixed Income Team. His responsibilities include analysis and research. Prior to joining Calamos Mr. Kalis was a managing partner of Charis Capital Management (CCM), a long/short equity firm he founded in 2010, which focused on small- and mid-cap equities. Previously, he was Senior Vice President/Portfolio Manager – Small and Mid Cap Growth Equities at Northern Trust Global Investments, and a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Segall Bryant & Hamill (SBH), a Chicago based investment partnership. Mr. Kalis is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Kalis also participates in a number of community and professional organizations, including United Way Chicago and the CFA Society of Chicago.


Michael Roesler

Manager

Start Date

Sep 01, 2015

Tenure

1.25

Tenure Rank

11.5%

Michael Roesler joined CALAMOS ADVISORS in February 2014 as a Co-Portfolio Manager. Previously, he was a Lead Technology Sector Analyst for Small/Mid/Large/All Cap Growth Funds at Oak Ridge Investments since 2010. Prior thereto, Mr. Roesler was a Senior Equity Analyst Small and Mid Cap Growth Funds at Northern Trust Global Investments from 2008 to 2010.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.0

Category Average

7.2

Category Mode

1.9