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MLPAX Oppenheimer SteelPath MLP Alpha A

  • Fund
  • MLPAX
  • Price as of: Dec 15, 2017
  • $8.07
  • - $0.06
  • - 0.74%
  • Category
  • MLPs

MLPAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -14.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -9.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.1%
  • Net Assets $2.76 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 70.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$8.07
$7.46
$9.70

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.64%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 35.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

MLPs
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Energy Limited Partnership

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -14.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -10.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -1.21%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Oppenheimer SteelPath MLP Alpha Fund
  • Fund Family Name OppenheimerFunds
  • Inception Date Mar 31, 2010
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Brian D. Watson

Fund Description

The Oppenheimer SteelPath MLP Alpha Fund Class A (MLPAX) is an actively managed fund focused on the master limited partnership (MLPs) segment of the energy sector. The fund uses fundamental analysis to identify U.S. midstream pipeline MLPs that have strong projected distribution growth. MLPAX is a “best ideas” fund in which the managers will only own the 20 MLPs they feel are best suited for the portfolio.

Given its narrow focus on one small segment of the energy sector, MLPAX is suitable as a small satellite position. The fund is managed by Oppenheimer Funds.

MLPAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MLPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -14.1% -32.1% -5.3% 41.67% 3
1 Yr -7.8% -69.5% -0.7% 50.00% 3
3 Yr -9.1% * -28.3% -5.7% 42.03% 3
5 Yr 0.1% * -12.4% 4.3% 53.49% 3
10 Yr N/A * N/A N/A N/A N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MLPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 8.8% -57.5% 39.2% 76.81% 4
2015 -30.2% -57.7% -25.7% 14.71% 1
2014 1.2% -4.8% 9.9% 63.08% 4
2013 16.2% 9.3% 29.8% 36.84% 2
2012 -2.1% -7.2% 7.5% 27.59% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MLPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -14.1% -32.1% -5.3% 41.67% 3
1 Yr -13.1% -69.5% -0.7% 77.78% 4
3 Yr -10.9% * -28.3% -5.7% 55.07% 3
5 Yr -1.1% * -12.7% 4.3% 62.79% 4
10 Yr N/A * N/A N/A N/A N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MLPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 17.4% -57.5% 43.1% 66.67% 4
2015 -27.5% -57.2% -22.5% 14.71% 1
2014 8.2% 2.9% 15.6% 63.08% 4
2013 30.6% 15.9% 42.7% 44.74% 3
2012 6.2% -0.7% 22.3% 41.38% 2

NAV & Total Return History

MLPAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

MLPAX Category Low Category High MLPAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 2.76 B 557 K 3.5 B 5.56% 2
Number of Holdings 22 22 66 23.61% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 2.21 B 7.33 M 2.21 B 1.39% 1
Weighting of Top 10 70.8% 33.3% 93.4% 4.17% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Enterprise Products Partners LP 8.10%
  2. Magellan Midstream Partners LP 6.74%
  3. Energy Transfer Equity LP 8.71%
  4. TC Pipelines LP 7.13%
  5. Energy Transfer Partners LP 9.75%
  6. MPLX LP Partnership Units 6.93%
  7. Tallgrass Energy GP LP A 4.85%
  8. Targa Resources Corp 7.04%
  9. Buckeye Partners LP 6.76%
  10. Williams Partners LP 4.77%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MLPAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
96.12% 73.68% 126.98% 22.22% 4
Other
3.88% -26.98% 7.89% 4.17% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.25% 8.33% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.97% 9.72% 3
Cash
0.00% -0.06% 4.67% 26.39% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 20.11% 5.56% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MLPAX % Rank Quintile
Energy
93.95% 65.91% 124.11% 16.67% 3
Basic Materials
2.17% 0.00% 2.86% 2.78% 1
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 7.25% 16.67% 4
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.39% 3
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 1.80% 4.17% 3
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 10.99% 19.44% 4
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.39% 3
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.39% 3
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.39% 3
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.39% 3
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.39% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MLPAX % Rank Quintile
US
96.12% 69.44% 126.98% 11.11% 2
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 26.95% 22.22% 4

MLPAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MLPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.64% 0.80% 7.62% 48.61% 3
Management Fee 1.10% 0.70% 1.25% 2.78% 4
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 10.64% 2
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.20% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MLPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MLPAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 4.50% 5.75% 4.35% 4
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

MLPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MLPAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

MLPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MLPAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 35.00% 8.00% 139.00% 18.06% 3

MLPAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MLPAX Category Low Category High MLPAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.7% 0.02% 1.48% 15.28% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MLPAX Category Low Category High MLPAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -1.21% -4.60% 8.30% 65.28% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MLPAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A Annually Annually Annually

MLPAX - Managers

Brian D. Watson

Manager

Start Date

Mar 31, 2010

Tenure

7.67

Tenure Rank

0.5%

Brian Watson serves as portfolio manager for SteelPath Alpha, Income, Select 40, Alpha Plus, Panoramic and Focused MLP strategies. Prior to joining SteelPath in 2009, Brian was a portfolio manager and led the MLP research effort at Swank Capital LLC, in Dallas, Texas. He also covered the MLP and Diversified Energy sectors for RBC Capital Markets in the firm’s Equity Research Division from 2002 to 2005. Prior to this, Brian worked for Prudential Capital Group, helping to analyze, structure, and invest in debt private placements issued primarily by companies involved in the energy industry including those involved in oil field services, midstream services, and oil and gas exploration and production. Brian holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a CFA charter holder.


Stuart Cartner

Manager

Start Date

Mar 31, 2010

Tenure

7.67

Tenure Rank

0.5%

Stuart Cartner serves as portfolio manager for SteelPath Alpha, Income, Select 40, Alpha Plus, Focused MLP, and MLP & Energy Infrastructure strategies. Prior to joining SteelPath, Stuart was Vice President in the Private Wealth Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. As a Private Wealth Advisor for nineteen years at Goldman, he was responsible for managing a $200 million portfolio of midstream Master Limited Partnerships for over a decade. Prior to his time at Goldman, Stuart worked at Trammell Crow Company and General Electric. Stuart holds a B.S. in Finance and Management from Indiana University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing with Distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.5

Category High

7.7

Category Average

5.05

Category Mode

2.9