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GAUAX Gabelli Utilities A

  • Fund
  • GAUAX
  • Price as of: May 25, 2017
  • $9.70
  • + $0.05
  • + 0.52%
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities

GAUAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.7%
  • Net Assets $2.18 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 28.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$9.70
$9.02
$10.03

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.38%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Utilities Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Utilities

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Monthly
  • Net Income Ratio 1.64%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.8%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Gabelli Utilities Fund
  • Fund Family Name Gabelli
  • Inception Date Dec 31, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Mario J. Gabelli

Fund Description

The Gabelli Utilities Fund Class A (GAUAX) is an actively managed mutual fund that seeks a high total return through dividends and share price appreciation. GAUAX focuses on small- and mid-cap utility stocks in the United States. This includes power generators, natural gas distributors, water-related utilities as well as telecommunications firms. Fund management uses various quality metrics, such as dividend records and sound finances, to determine GAUAX’s portfolio.

Given GAUAX’s high costs and narrow mandate, it should be used by investors as a side position. The fund is internally managed by Gabelli Funds.

GAUAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GAUAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 3.2% -10.4% 16.3% 89.58% 5
1 Yr 10.2% -2.1% 14.5% 60.42% 3
3 Yr 5.2% * 0.7% 10.4% 67.39% 4
5 Yr 8.7% * 7.3% 12.2% 76.09% 4
10 Yr 5.7% * 4.2% 8.7% 44.44% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GAUAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 6.6% -8.1% 17.3% 74.47% 4
2015 -17.1% -40.3% 4.1% 61.70% 3
2014 -6.3% -10.4% 22.8% 93.62% 5
2013 3.6% 0.0% 28.2% 86.96% 5
2012 -9.9% -12.5% 10.4% 84.09% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GAUAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 3.2% -10.4% 17.0% 89.58% 5
1 Yr 3.9% -3.1% 12.6% 89.58% 5
3 Yr 3.2% * -0.5% 10.4% 78.26% 4
5 Yr 7.4% * 6.8% 12.2% 91.30% 5
10 Yr 5.1% * 4.2% 8.7% 60.00% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GAUAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 15.8% -6.1% 18.9% 23.40% 2
2015 7.4% -22.6% 13.0% 6.38% 1
2014 14.5% 0.0% 29.8% 85.11% 5
2013 46.0% 0.0% 58.2% 8.70% 1
2012 11.9% 0.0% 23.4% 38.64% 2

NAV & Total Return History

GAUAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

GAUAX Category Low Category High GAUAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 2.18 B 21.6 M 6.35 B 10.42% 3
Number of Holdings 259 25 259 2.08% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 590 M 8.89 M 2.87 B 12.50% 3
Weighting of Top 10 28.0% 27.9% 72.3% 37.50% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. National Fuel Gas Co 5.35%
  2. NextEra Energy Inc 3.95%
  3. Edison International 2.25%
  4. Southwest Gas Holdings Inc 3.41%
  5. American Electric Power Co Inc 2.10%
  6. Eversource Energy 2.19%
  7. PNM Resources Inc 2.62%
  8. Westar Energy Inc 2.48%
  9. El Paso Electric Co 1.80%
  10. Verizon Communications Inc 1.85%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.67% 93.13% 99.81% 25.00% 3
Cash
1.99% 0.00% 4.36% 14.58% 3
Bonds
0.21% 0.00% 0.79% 4.17% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.10% 0.00% 2.54% 10.42% 2
Other
0.02% 0.00% 2.46% 14.58% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUAX % Rank Quintile
Utilities
58.24% 19.79% 98.63% 31.25% 5
Communication Services
18.35% 0.00% 31.52% 8.33% 1
Energy
10.47% 0.54% 26.88% 14.58% 3
Industrials
6.00% 0.00% 17.88% 6.25% 1
Technology
2.19% 0.00% 14.61% 12.50% 1
Consumer Cyclical
1.47% 0.00% 2.95% 6.25% 2
Basic Materials
0.62% 0.00% 2.98% 12.50% 2
Financial Services
0.29% 0.00% 8.47% 10.42% 1
Healthcare
0.02% 0.00% 1.62% 4.17% 1
Consumer Defense
0.01% 0.00% 1.07% 4.17% 1
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 4.78% 14.58% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUAX % Rank Quintile
US
80.79% 41.94% 99.81% 35.42% 4
Non US
16.88% 0.00% 51.19% 8.33% 2

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUAX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
2.04% 0.02% 4.36% 16.67% 3
Government
0.17% 0.00% 0.17% 2.08% 1
Corporate
0.10% 0.00% 2.54% 12.50% 3
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUAX % Rank Quintile
US
0.21% 0.00% 0.79% 4.17% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3

GAUAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

GAUAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.38% 0.10% 2.55% 33.33% 3
Management Fee 1.00% 0.09% 1.00% 2.08% 5
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 17.65% 2
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.25% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

GAUAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GAUAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 3.50% 5.75% 10.00% 4
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

GAUAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GAUAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 0.75% 2.00% 9.09% 4

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.

GAUAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GAUAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 4.00% 3.00% 475.00% 31.25% 1

GAUAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

GAUAX Category Low Category High GAUAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.8% 0.06% 1.59% 4.17% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

GAUAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Semi-Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

GAUAX Category Low Category High GAUAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.64% 0.55% 4.31% 66.67% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

GAUAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Annually

GAUAX - Managers

Mario J. Gabelli

Lead Manager

Start Date

Aug 31, 1999

Tenure

17.68

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Mario Gabelli founded the firm in 1977 and is a widely respected professional with 45+ year's investment management experience. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and Fordham University


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.2

Category High

25.2

Category Average

10.9

Category Mode

2.3