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DEUCX Delaware US Growth C

  • Fund
  • DEUCX
  • Price as of: Dec 02, 2016
  • $19.95
  • + $0.05
  • + 0.25%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

DEUCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -7.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.4%
  • Net Assets $2.84 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 48.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$19.95
$18.67
$24.73

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.80%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 40.00%

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 -7.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.49%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Delaware U.S. Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Delaware Investments
  • 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 -7.6% -97.0% 130.0% 88.14% 5
1 Yr -4.2% -52.0% 75.7% 90.93% 5
3 Yr 5.8% * -15.1% 30.2% 71.89% 4
5 Yr 11.4% * 3.7% 17.1% 63.59% 4
10 Yr 6.6% * -0.3% 11.5% 57.89% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -8.4% -52.0% 11.4% 70.36% 4
2014 8.4% -40.3% 19.3% 13.45% 1
2013 32.9% -11.8% 56.4% 22.31% 2
2012 14.8% -21.6% 29.1% 40.13% 3
2011 7.0% -36.6% 14.5% 1.52% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -7.6% -97.0% 135.1% 90.71% 5
1 Yr -5.1% -71.3% 2606.2% 83.77% 5
3 Yr 5.8% * -21.9% 43.7% 65.10% 4
5 Yr 11.4% * 2.5% 17.1% 58.04% 3
10 Yr 6.6% * -0.6% 11.5% 55.19% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 4.7% -38.0% 19.0% 39.37% 2
2014 14.0% -17.3% 28.8% 33.79% 2
2013 42.3% -2.9% 382.6% 62.68% 4
2012 19.9% -13.0% 615.0% 66.67% 4
2011 9.6% -100.0% 67.8% 3.06% 1

NAV & Total Return History

DEUCX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

DEUCX Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 2.84 B 373 K 143 B 6.11% 2
Number of Holdings 33 1 2209 11.44% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 1.44 B 0 36 B 4.05% 1
Weighting of Top 10 48.7% 0.0% 150.9% 4.31% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Celgene Corp 5.02%
  2. Visa Inc Class A 5.89%
  3. Qualcomm Inc 5.26%
  4. Allergan PLC 4.44%
  5. Microsoft Corp 4.82%
  6. Crown Castle International Corp 4.76%
  7. PayPal Holdings Inc 5.51%
  8. Mastercard Inc A 4.47%
  9. eBay Inc 4.26%
  10. Biogen Inc 4.25%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.64% 0.00% 110.73% 2.25% 1
Cash
0.36% -10.73% 100.00% 18.83% 4
Other
0.00% -1.57% 24.55% 8.23% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.55% 0.77% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.54% 2.57% 5
Bonds
0.00% -0.14% 76.74% 3.53% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Technology
33.87% -1.29% 53.81% 3.34% 1
Healthcare
19.85% -1.03% 91.28% 3.86% 1
Financial Services
19.38% -2.38% 33.61% 2.38% 1
Consumer Cyclical
11.29% -2.22% 49.24% 23.65% 5
Communication Services
7.20% 0.00% 12.93% 1.54% 1
Consumer Defense
3.20% -1.43% 27.63% 23.33% 5
Industrials
2.53% -0.37% 25.68% 26.03% 5
Real Estate
2.32% -0.04% 11.06% 6.11% 1
Utilities
0.00% -0.64% 12.13% 8.16% 5
Energy
0.00% -1.24% 16.17% 21.66% 5
Basic Materials
0.00% -1.18% 12.25% 18.70% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
US
95.37% 0.00% 110.73% 9.51% 2
Non US
4.27% 0.00% 89.90% 13.11% 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% 7.52% 4
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 1.50% 3.28% 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 40.00% 0.00% 601.00% 9.71% 2

DEUCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DEUCX Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.85% 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 -0.49% -7.69% 3.70% 13.44% 4

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

11.17

Tenure Rank

3.2%

Prior to joining JSP, Christopher M. Ericksen, CFA, a Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst at JSP, was a portfolio manager and equity analyst on Delaware Investments' Focus Growth Equity Team, which he joined in 2005. He was most recently 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

11.56

Tenure Rank

2.9%

Jeffrey S. Van Harte, CFA Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer – Focus Growth Equity Jeffrey S. Van Harte is the chief investment officer for the Focus Growth Equity team, responsible for large-cap growth, all-cap growth, and one smid-cap growth portfolio. Prior to joining Delaware Investments in April 2005, he was a principal and executive vice president at Transamerica Investment Management. Van Harte has been managing portfolios and separate accounts for more than 20 years. Before becoming a portfolio manager, Van Harte was a securities analyst and trader for Transamerica Investm


Christopher J. Bonavico

Manager

Start Date

Apr 14, 2005

Tenure

11.56

Tenure Rank

2.9%

Christopher J. Bonavico, CFA, a Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst at Jackson Square Partners, LLC was a senior portfolio manager and equity analyst on Delaware Investments' Focus Growth Equity Team, which he joined in 2005.


Daniel J. Prislin

Manager

Start Date

Apr 14, 2005

Tenure

11.56

Tenure Rank

2.9%

Daniel J. Prislin, CFA Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Equity Analyst Daniel J. Prislin joined Delaware Investments in April 2005 as a senior portfolio manager on the firm’s Focus Growth Equity team, which is responsible for large-cap growth, all-cap growth, and one smid-cap growth portfolio. He was most recently 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

48.9

Category Average

7.16

Category Mode

4.8