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GAUCX Gabelli Utilities C

  • Fund
  • GAUCX
  • Price as of: Dec 05, 2016
  • $6.76
  • + $0.03
  • + 0.45%
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities

GAUCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 6.9%
  • Net Assets $2.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 28.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$6.76
$6.35
$7.49

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 2.14%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 8.00%

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 12.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Monthly
  • Net Income Ratio 0.73%
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 C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Mario J. Gabelli

Fund Description

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

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

GAUCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GAUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.7% -10.4% 16.3% 83.33% 5
1 Yr 8.4% -2.1% 17.5% 66.67% 4
3 Yr 4.2% * 1.9% 12.1% 78.26% 4
5 Yr 6.9% * 6.9% 12.4% 100.00% 5
10 Yr 5.2% * 5.2% 9.5% 97.78% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GAUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -20.1% -40.3% 0.0% 65.96% 4
2014 -10.4% -10.4% 22.8% 97.87% 5
2013 0.2% 0.0% 28.2% 91.30% 5
2012 -12.5% -12.5% 10.4% 88.64% 5
2011 -7.6% -7.6% 21.2% 90.91% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GAUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 12.5% -10.4% 18.3% 31.25% 2
1 Yr 7.5% -3.1% 17.5% 62.50% 4
3 Yr 4.2% * 0.6% 12.1% 73.91% 4
5 Yr 6.9% * 6.5% 12.4% 93.33% 5
10 Yr 5.2% * 5.2% 9.5% 97.78% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GAUCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 13.0% -22.6% 13.0% 2.13% 1
2014 15.2% 0.0% 29.8% 78.72% 4
2013 58.2% 0.0% 58.2% 2.17% 1
2012 13.2% 0.0% 23.4% 31.82% 2
2011 44.9% 0.0% 44.9% 2.27% 1

NAV & Total Return History

GAUCX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

GAUCX Category Low Category High GAUCX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 2.1 B 20 M 6.3 B 10.42% 3
Number of Holdings 261 29 261 2.08% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 626 M 7.74 M 2.77 B 14.58% 3
Weighting of Top 10 28.4% 28.2% 69.0% 33.33% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. National Fuel Gas Co 5.23%
  2. NextEra Energy Inc 4.19%
  3. Edison International 2.37%
  4. Southwest Gas Corp 3.42%
  5. American Electric Power Co Inc 2.26%
  6. Eversource Energy 2.34%
  7. PNM Resources Inc 2.59%
  8. WEC Energy Group Inc 1.85%
  9. Westar Energy Inc 2.29%
  10. Verizon Communications Inc 1.86%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUCX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.55% 92.27% 99.97% 22.92% 3
Cash
1.32% -0.44% 4.36% 16.67% 3
Bonds
0.66% 0.00% 1.92% 6.25% 1
Other
0.37% -0.21% 4.15% 10.42% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.11% 0.00% 2.62% 8.33% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUCX % Rank Quintile
Utilities
60.67% 21.17% 98.83% 27.08% 5
Communication Services
17.70% 0.00% 33.92% 8.33% 1
Energy
10.22% 0.39% 29.62% 12.50% 2
Industrials
5.50% 0.00% 17.35% 8.33% 1
Technology
1.84% 0.00% 15.19% 10.42% 1
Consumer Cyclical
1.15% 0.00% 2.15% 4.17% 2
Basic Materials
0.44% 0.00% 2.89% 16.67% 2
Healthcare
0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 2.08% 1
Consumer Defense
0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 2.08% 1
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 7.00% 10.42% 4
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 7.64% 6.25% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUCX % Rank Quintile
US
80.80% 41.49% 99.97% 31.25% 4
Non US
16.75% 0.00% 50.78% 6.25% 2

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUCX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.54% -0.44% 4.36% 14.58% 3
Government
0.43% 0.00% 0.61% 4.17% 1
Corporate
0.11% 0.00% 2.62% 10.42% 3
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3
Derivative
0.00% -0.51% 0.00% 2.08% 3

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GAUCX % Rank Quintile
US
0.66% 0.00% 1.92% 6.25% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 3

GAUCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

GAUCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 2.14% 0.10% 2.55% 6.25% 5
Management Fee 1.00% 0.08% 1.00% 2.08% 5
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 2.94% 5
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.25% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

GAUCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GAUCX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 25.00% 2

Trading Fees

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

GAUCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GAUCX Rank Quintile
Turnover 8.00% 3.00% 475.00% 31.25% 1

GAUCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

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

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

GAUCX Category Low Category High GAUCX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.73% 0.56% 3.38% 83.33% 5

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

GAUCX - Managers

Mario J. Gabelli

Lead Manager

Start Date

Aug 31, 1999

Tenure

17.18

Tenure Rank

4.7%

Gabelli has served as chairman, chief executive officer, chief investment officer-value products and a director of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (GAMI) since November 1976. He is chair and chief investment officer of Gabelli Funds, which he formed in 1977. Gabelli began his investment career in 1967 as an analyst with Loeb, Rhoades & Company. In 1975, he joined William D. Witter, a Wall Street research boutique. Gabelli holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.8

Category High

24.7

Category Average

11.1

Category Mode

4.8