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DEUCX Delaware US Growth C

  • Fund
  • DEUCX
  • Price as of: May 26, 2017
  • $20.91
  • - $0.02
  • - 0.10%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

DEUCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.9%
  • Net Assets $2.64 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 48.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$20.91
$18.62
$21.36

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 12.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.9%
  • 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 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 12.3% -97.0% 27.5% 51.83% 3
1 Yr 12.9% -52.0% 75.7% 79.40% 4
3 Yr 6.5% * -15.1% 30.2% 85.87% 5
5 Yr 9.9% * 1.0% 18.3% 84.94% 5
10 Yr 7.0% * 0.0% 12.4% 60.38% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -13.7% -56.6% 121.2% 86.09% 5
2015 -8.4% -40.3% 11.4% 71.00% 4
2014 8.4% -30.1% 42.9% 15.21% 1
2013 32.9% -11.8% 56.4% 21.82% 2
2012 14.8% -21.6% 29.1% 40.43% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DEUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 12.3% -97.0% 27.5% 51.77% 3
1 Yr 11.9% -71.3% 2606.2% 73.31% 4
3 Yr 6.5% * -21.9% 43.7% 83.04% 5
5 Yr 9.9% * -0.2% 18.3% 82.66% 5
10 Yr 7.0% * -0.5% 12.4% 57.97% 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: Mar 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

DEUCX Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 2.64 B 373 K 159 B 7.33% 2
Number of Holdings 32 1 2232 11.31% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 1.33 B 0 39.5 B 4.82% 2
Weighting of Top 10 48.7% 0.0% 150.9% 4.31% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Celgene Corp 5.78%
  2. Visa Inc Class A 5.82%
  3. Microsoft Corp 5.91%
  4. Crown Castle International Corp 4.63%
  5. PayPal Holdings Inc 5.64%
  6. Mastercard Inc A 4.64%
  7. eBay Inc 4.45%
  8. Facebook Inc A 4.14%
  9. Alphabet Inc A 3.91%
  10. Intercontinental Exchange Inc 3.78%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
100.21% 0.00% 110.07% 0.51% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 7.68% 2.19% 5
Other
0.00% -1.57% 24.55% 6.43% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.34% 0.71% 5
Bonds
0.00% -0.10% 77.26% 3.41% 5
Cash
-0.21% -10.07% 100.00% 21.02% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
Technology
33.23% -1.29% 52.31% 4.82% 1
Financial Services
22.62% -2.38% 34.92% 2.70% 1
Healthcare
18.42% -1.03% 96.31% 6.04% 1
Communication Services
7.98% 0.00% 13.67% 1.03% 1
Consumer Cyclical
6.97% -2.22% 42.19% 27.57% 5
Industrials
5.32% -0.37% 26.15% 22.75% 5
Consumer Defense
3.16% -1.43% 23.86% 21.85% 4
Real Estate
2.51% -0.03% 12.80% 5.46% 1
Utilities
0.00% -1.48% 8.22% 7.78% 5
Energy
0.00% -1.24% 16.19% 22.11% 5
Basic Materials
0.00% -1.18% 13.41% 20.44% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DEUCX % Rank Quintile
US
95.28% 0.00% 110.07% 9.58% 2
Non US
4.93% 0.00% 90.52% 12.21% 2

DEUCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DEUCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.80% 0.00% 24.91% 7.59% 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% 11.96% 1

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 -0.81% -7.69% 3.70% 16.08% 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

11.67

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Christopher M. Ericksen, portfolio manager and equity analyst, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, portfolio manager and equity analyst at Delaware, and was a portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management. Before joining Transamerica in 2004, he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs in investment banking and investment management (1994 to 2004). 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

12.05

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

12.05

Tenure Rank

3.2%

Christopher J. Bonavico, portfolio manager and equity analyst, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, senior portfolio manager and equity analyst at Delaware, and was a senior portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management (1993 to 2005).


Daniel J. Prislin

Manager

Start Date

Apr 14, 2005

Tenure

12.05

Tenure Rank

3.2%

Daniel J. Prislin, portfolio manager and equity analyst, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, senior portfolio manager and equity analyst at Delaware, and was a senior portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management (1998 to 2005). 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

49.4

Category Average

7.37

Category Mode

2.3