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LACAX Columbia Acorn A

  • Fund
  • LACAX
  • Price as of: Apr 22, 2019
  • $12.57
  • + $0.01
  • + 0.08%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Growth Equities

LACAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 18.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -10.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -18.8%
  • Net Assets $4.32 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$12.57
$9.94
$14.82

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.10%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 66.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,000

IRA

$1,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Mid Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Mid-Cap Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 18.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -7.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -4.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.20%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Columbia Acorn Fund
  • Fund Family Name Columbia
  • Inception Date Oct 16, 2000
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Matthew A. Litfin

Fund Description

The fund invests a majority of its net assets in the common stock of small- and mid-sized companies with market capitalizations under $5 billion at the time of initial investment and (ii) may also invest in companies with market capitalizations above $5 billion, provided that immediately after that investment a majority of the fund's net assets would be invested in Focus Stocks. It invests the majority of its assets in U.S. companies, but also may invest up to 33% of its total assets in foreign companies in developed markets (for example, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom) and in emerging markets.

LACAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LACAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 18.0% -98.2% 33.0% 62.35% 4
1 Yr -7.4% -44.0% 969.1% 72.50% 4
3 Yr -10.8% * -25.2% 102.5% 95.89% 5
5 Yr -18.8% * -29.3% 17.6% 99.34% 5
10 Yr -3.0% * -10.1% 21.3% 99.08% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LACAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -17.6% -70.5% 879.9% 60.87% 4
2017 -3.2% -39.3% 158.6% 86.68% 5
2016 -24.3% -61.7% 31.3% 93.84% 5
2015 -41.8% -82.5% 35.0% 96.73% 5
2014 -15.3% -29.3% 51.7% 93.24% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LACAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 18.0% -100.0% 33.0% 62.73% 4
1 Yr -7.4% -44.0% 969.1% 72.22% 4
3 Yr -7.0% * -21.0% 102.5% 94.29% 5
5 Yr -4.2% * -14.9% 44.7% 93.90% 5
10 Yr N/A * 0.4% 86.2% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LACAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -17.6% -98.2% 879.9% 61.47% 4
2017 -3.2% -38.9% 158.6% 90.35% 5
2016 -14.3% -61.7% 62.9% 93.99% 5
2015 -2.5% -43.1% 561.9% 66.23% 4
2014 0.8% -23.5% 334.3% 87.99% 5

NAV & Total Return History

LACAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Feb 28, 2019

Concentration Analysis

LACAX Category Low Category High LACAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 4.32 B 281 K 31.6 B 4.46% 1
Number of Holdings 131 3 2233 5.20% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 645 M 84.9 K 6.08 B 6.39% 2
Weighting of Top 10 14.8% 6.7% 100.0% 36.40% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Masimo Corp 1.48%
  2. Pool Corp 1.51%
  3. Texas Roadhouse Inc 1.59%
  4. EPAM Systems Inc 1.79%
  5. Qualys Inc 1.60%
  6. Alteryx Inc Class A 1.47%
  7. NVR Inc 1.27%
  8. Grand Canyon Education Inc 1.41%
  9. The Toro Co 1.40%
  10. Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc 1.28%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High LACAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.03% 5.68% 128.37% 18.42% 4
Cash
2.97% -28.36% 90.76% 12.78% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 8.95% 3.12% 3
Other
0.00% -10.78% 79.22% 8.02% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 8.41% 0.89% 3
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 60.37% 2.23% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High LACAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
24.95% 0.00% 64.91% 15.01% 3
Consumer Cyclical
20.05% 0.00% 47.93% 8.17% 1
Healthcare
15.29% 0.00% 36.62% 14.86% 3
Industrials
14.58% 0.00% 38.72% 23.92% 4
Financial Services
8.64% 0.00% 42.38% 18.13% 3
Consumer Defense
4.47% 0.00% 22.39% 16.94% 3
Real Estate
3.98% 0.00% 41.91% 11.89% 2
Basic Materials
2.44% 0.00% 15.41% 19.32% 3
Energy
1.55% 0.00% 14.34% 17.68% 3
Communication Services
1.08% 0.00% 18.08% 14.12% 2
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 11.40% 11.14% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High LACAX % Rank Quintile
US
95.53% 5.51% 123.87% 13.37% 2
Non US
1.50% 0.00% 41.39% 25.85% 4

LACAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

LACAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.10% 0.07% 111.05% 23.40% 2
Management Fee 0.67% 0.06% 1.50% 5.20% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 2.56% 3
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 25000.00% 6.70% 2

Sales Fees

LACAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High LACAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.96% 5
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

LACAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High LACAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 2.00% 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.

LACAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High LACAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 66.00% 0.00% 495.00% 10.73% 4

LACAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

LACAX Category Low Category High LACAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.0% 0.00% 2.73% 38.04% 4

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

LACAX Category Low Category High LACAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.20% -2.55% 4.79% 14.01% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

LACAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

LACAX - Managers

Matthew A. Litfin

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2016

Tenure

3.25

Tenure Rank

15.5%

Matt Litfin is the director of U.S. research at Columbia Wanger Asset Management, LLC. He is also a co-portfolio manager for the firm’s flagship Columbia Acorn Fund; Columbia Variable Portfolio ‐ U.S. Equities Fund; Wanger USA, a variable insurance product; and the lead portfolio manager for Columbia Acorn USA, a small‐cap domestic equity mutual fund. Mr. Litfin joined the firm in 2015 and has been a member of the investment community since 1993. Prior to joining Columbia Wanger, Mr. Litfin’s experience includes working primarily with funds that invest in small- and mid-cap companies. He held positions as a partner, co-portfolio manager and equity research analyst at William Blair & Co. and as a municipal bond analyst at John Nuveen & Co. Mr. Litfin earned a B.S. from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

33.1

Category Average

7.91

Category Mode

4.3