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LADFX Lord Abbett Developing Growth F

  • Fund
  • LADFX
  • Price as of: Dec 15, 2017
  • $23.65
  • + $0.33
  • + 1.42%
  • Category
  • Small Cap Growth Equities

LADFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 27.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.4%
  • Net Assets $1.93 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 20.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$23.65
$18.56
$23.69

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.82%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 134.37%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of 2011-03-31

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Small Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Small Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 27.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.25%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Lord Abbett Developing Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Lord Abbett
  • Inception Date Sep 28, 2007
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Arthur K. Weise

Fund Description

To pursue its objective, the fund invests primarily in the equity securities of companies the portfolio management team believes demonstrate above-average, long-term growth potential. It invests at least 65% of its net assets in equity securities of small companies. The fund may invest up to 10% of its net assets in foreign companies, including emerging market companies and American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs").

LADFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LADFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 27.4% -81.5% 36.7% 4.92% 1
1 Yr 25.1% -22.5% 49.1% 25.91% 2
3 Yr 4.5% * -11.1% 20.0% 88.85% 5
5 Yr 13.4% * -9.9% 19.9% 61.83% 4
10 Yr 8.1% * -8.2% 13.3% 49.12% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LADFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -2.6% -71.6% 25.7% 82.62% 5
2015 -16.5% -70.7% 14.9% 70.63% 4
2014 -13.3% -57.2% 35.1% 70.93% 4
2013 30.2% -32.6% 61.3% 49.25% 3
2012 1.7% -100.0% 30.8% 83.13% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LADFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 27.4% -81.5% 36.7% 4.94% 1
1 Yr 25.1% -31.1% 291.3% 21.59% 2
3 Yr 4.5% * -43.2% 166.8% 89.19% 5
5 Yr 13.4% * -7.9% 19.9% 57.71% 3
10 Yr 8.1% * -5.4% 13.3% 46.39% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LADFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -2.6% -71.6% 25.7% 84.35% 5
2015 -9.1% -37.2% 38.5% 80.44% 5
2014 4.0% -23.4% 66.8% 38.42% 2
2013 131.8% -32.6% 6103.1% 6.21% 1
2012 30.8% -100.0% 400.5% 23.42% 2

NAV & Total Return History

LADFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

LADFX Category Low Category High LADFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.93 B 37.3 K 21.8 B 3.94% 1
Number of Holdings 99 1 3439 13.23% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 395 M -2.31 M 4.35 B 4.41% 1
Weighting of Top 10 20.7% 0.0% 100.1% 16.54% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Exact Sciences Corp 2.00%
  2. Live Nation Entertainment Inc 2.21%
  3. The Trade Desk Inc A 1.94%
  4. Planet Fitness Inc A 2.30%
  5. Penumbra Inc 1.87%
  6. 2U Inc 2.37%
  7. Insulet Corp 2.07%
  8. Stamps.com Inc 2.19%
  9. HubSpot Inc 1.94%
  10. GrubHub Inc 1.84%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High LADFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
100.00% 0.00% 101.45% 0.94% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 10.15% 4.41% 4
Other
0.00% -4.47% 10.12% 11.65% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 28.89% 1.10% 3
Cash
0.00% -1.45% 100.00% 28.66% 5
Bonds
0.00% -8.02% 78.91% 2.20% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High LADFX % Rank Quintile
Technology
31.75% 1.06% 70.71% 6.46% 1
Healthcare
22.57% 1.15% 64.98% 4.88% 1
Industrials
14.45% 0.50% 28.90% 22.83% 4
Consumer Cyclical
12.35% 0.12% 28.09% 19.84% 3
Financial Services
9.18% -2.02% 28.25% 14.96% 2
Basic Materials
5.74% 0.00% 16.04% 12.60% 3
Consumer Defense
3.23% -5.99% 13.27% 18.74% 3
Real Estate
0.41% -0.36% 19.53% 26.46% 5
Communication Services
0.32% -0.97% 6.07% 16.54% 3
Utilities
0.00% -0.44% 5.55% 12.60% 4
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 12.05% 27.09% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High LADFX % Rank Quintile
US
95.05% 0.00% 100.00% 15.91% 3
Non US
4.95% 0.00% 93.68% 7.24% 2

LADFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

LADFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.82% 0.06% 27.39% 30.24% 1
Management Fee 0.51% 0.05% 1.50% 8.35% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.10% 0.00% 1.00% 3.37% 2
Administrative Fee 0.04% 0.00% 0.40% 7.40% 1

Sales Fees

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

Trading Fees

LADFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High LADFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.00% 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.

LADFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High LADFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 134.37% 4.00% 818.00% 4.57% 5

LADFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

LADFX Category Low Category High LADFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 15.65% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

LADFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

LADFX Category Low Category High LADFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.25% -2.29% 2.14% 14.33% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

LADFX - Managers

Arthur K. Weise

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2007

Tenure

9.92

Tenure Rank

5.9%

Mr. Weise is a portfolio manager of the small cap growth, micro cap growth, and growth equity strategies. Mr. Weise joined Lord Abbett in 2007, and was named Partner in 2012. His prior experience includes: Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and Analyst at Bank of New York Institutional Asset Management; Vice President, Director of Research, and Analyst at Trainer Wortham & Co.; and Associate Director at Dillon Read/UBS Warburg. Mr. Weise received a BA from Columbia University. He is a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has been in the investment business since 1993.


F. Thomas O’Halloran

Lead Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2001

Tenure

15.93

Tenure Rank

2.3%

F. Thomas O’Halloran, J.D., CFA, Partner & Director Mr. O'Halloran is the lead portfolio manager of the small cap growth, micro cap growth, and growth equity strategies. Mr. O'Halloran joined Lord Abbett in 2001 as a research analyst for the small cap growth equity strategy and was named Partner in 2003. His prior experience includes Executive Director/Senior Research Analyst at Dillon, Read & Co. and as a trial attorney. Mr. O'Halloran received an AB from Bowdoin College, a JD from Boston College, and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has been in the investment business since 1987.


Matthew R. DeCicco

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2003

Tenure

13.93

Tenure Rank

3.0%

Mr. DeCicco is a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and joined Lord Abbett in 1999. He has been a member of the team since 2002 and assumed Portfolio Manager in 2015.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

45.0

Category Average

6.77

Category Mode

0.7