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DEUCX Delaware US Growth C

  • Fund
  • DEUCX
  • Price as of: Sep 20, 2017
  • $22.97
  • + $0.06
  • + 0.26%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

DEUCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 23.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.2%
  • Net Assets $3.16 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 49.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$22.97
$18.62
$22.97

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.80%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 22.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 23.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.81%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Delaware U.S. Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Delaware Funds by Macquarie
  • Inception Date May 23, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Christopher M. Ericksen

DEUCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 23.4% -97.0% 35.0% 16.95% 1
1 Yr 16.5% -52.0% 75.7% 57.62% 3
3 Yr 7.5% * -15.1% 30.2% 71.00% 4
5 Yr 12.2% * -2.4% 20.5% 75.93% 4
10 Yr 7.4% * 1.0% 12.7% 59.16% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -13.7% -56.6% 121.2% 86.02% 5
2015 -8.4% -40.3% 11.4% 71.00% 4
2014 8.4% -30.1% 42.9% 15.14% 1
2013 32.9% -11.8% 56.4% 21.82% 2
2012 14.8% -21.6% 29.1% 40.40% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 23.4% -97.0% 35.0% 17.02% 1
1 Yr 15.5% -71.3% 2606.2% 53.57% 3
3 Yr 7.5% * -21.9% 43.7% 66.17% 4
5 Yr 12.2% * -3.5% 20.5% 72.64% 4
10 Yr 7.4% * 0.4% 12.7% 56.61% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -13.7% -56.6% 126.1% 87.95% 5
2015 4.7% -17.8% 28.8% 42.49% 3
2014 14.0% -10.0% 382.6% 34.95% 2
2013 42.3% -2.9% 615.0% 62.15% 4
2012 19.9% -100.0% 357.8% 66.36% 4

NAV & Total Return History

DEUCX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

DEUCX Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 3.16 B 373 K 166 B 6.94% 2
Number of Holdings 31 1 2176 11.89% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 1.24 B 0 42.4 B 6.04% 2
Weighting of Top 10 49.7% 0.0% 150.9% 4.37% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Celgene Corp 5.66%
  2. Visa Inc Class A 5.76%
  3. Microsoft Corp 5.99%
  4. Crown Castle International Corp 4.49%
  5. PayPal Holdings Inc 6.60%
  6. Mastercard Inc A 4.70%
  7. eBay Inc 4.34%
  8. Alphabet Inc A 4.02%
  9. Intercontinental Exchange Inc 3.91%
  10. QVC Group Class A 4.27%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
100.06% 0.00% 113.26% 0.58% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.84% 2.89% 5
Other
0.00% -1.57% 24.55% 8.68% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.41% 0.77% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 77.56% 3.21% 5
Cash
-0.06% -13.26% 100.00% 20.89% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Technology
29.15% -1.29% 53.37% 12.34% 3
Financial Services
23.95% -2.38% 37.27% 2.06% 1
Healthcare
17.97% -1.03% 96.57% 7.26% 2
Consumer Cyclical
10.71% -2.22% 34.30% 24.36% 5
Communication Services
8.15% 0.00% 14.37% 0.96% 1
Industrials
5.79% -0.37% 26.97% 23.39% 5
Real Estate
2.52% -0.02% 11.06% 5.72% 1
Consumer Defense
1.81% -1.43% 22.97% 25.58% 5
Utilities
0.00% -0.18% 8.31% 8.42% 5
Energy
0.00% -1.24% 16.17% 21.08% 5
Basic Materials
0.00% -1.18% 16.07% 20.31% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
US
94.95% 0.00% 109.42% 10.09% 2
Non US
5.11% 0.00% 90.05% 13.69% 3

DEUCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DEUCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.80% 0.00% 24.91% 7.85% 4
Management Fee 0.56% 0.00% 1.50% 3.34% 2
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.10% 5
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

DEUCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DEUCX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 1.50% 8.50% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.50% 1.59% 3

Trading Fees

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

DEUCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DEUCX Rank Quintile
Turnover 22.00% 0.00% 601.00% 11.97% 1

DEUCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

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

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

DEUCX Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.81% -7.69% 3.70% 16.09% 5

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

DEUCX - Managers

Christopher M. Ericksen

Manager

Start Date

Sep 01, 2005

Tenure

12.01

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Christopher M. Ericksen, CFA Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst Christopher M. Ericksen became a member of Jackson Square, at its inception in May 2014, as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to joining Jackson Square, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst on the Delaware Investments Focus Growth Equity team from April 2005 to April 2014. The Focus Growth Equity team managed large-cap growth, smid-cap growth, all-cap growth and global growth portfolios. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, he was a portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management, where he also managed institutional separate accounts. Before joining Transamerica in 2004, he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs. During his 10 years there, he worked in investment banking as well as investment management. Ericksen received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, with majors in industrial management, economics and political science.


Jeffrey S. Van Harte

Lead Manager

Start Date

Apr 14, 2005

Tenure

12.39

Tenure Rank

3.2%

Jeffrey S. Van Harte, Chairman and the chief investment officer, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a senior vice president and the chief investment officer at Delaware, and was the chief investment officer for its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and executive vice president at Transamerica Investment Management (1980 to 2005). He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from California State University at Fullerton.


Christopher J. Bonavico

Manager

Start Date

Apr 14, 2005

Tenure

12.39

Tenure Rank

3.2%

Christopher J. Bonavico, CFA Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst Christopher J. Bonavico became a member of Jackson Square, at its inception in May 2014, as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to joining Jackson Square, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst on the Delaware Investments Focus Growth Equity team from April 2005 to April 2014. The Focus Growth Equity team managed large-cap growth, smid-cap growth, all-cap growth and global growth portfolios. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management, where he managed sub-advised funds and institutional separate accounts. Before joining Transamerica in 1993, he was a research analyst for Salomon Brothers. Bonavico received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware.


Daniel J. Prislin

Manager

Start Date

Apr 14, 2005

Tenure

12.39

Tenure Rank

3.2%

Daniel J. Prislin, CFA Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst Daniel J. Prislin became a member of Jackson Square, at its inception in May 2014, as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to joining Jackson Square, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst on the Delaware Investments Focus Growth Equity team from April 2005 to April 2014. The Focus Growth Equity team managed large-cap growth, smid-cap growth, all-cap growth and global growth portfolios. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management, where he also managed sub-advised funds and institutional separate accounts. Prior to joining Transamerica in 1998, he was a portfolio manager with The Franklin Templeton Group. Prislin received an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.7

Category Average

7.53

Category Mode

2.7