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NCTWX Nicholas II I

  • Fund
  • NCTWX
  • Price as of: Nov 17, 2017
  • $29.65
  • + $0.09
  • + 0.30%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Growth Equities

NCTWX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 21.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.2%
  • Net Assets $813 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 17.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$29.65
$24.45
$29.65

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.61%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 29.92%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$100,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 21.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.39%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Nicholas II Fund
  • Fund Family Name Nicholas
  • Inception Date Oct 17, 1983
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager David O. Nicholas

Fund Description

The fund primarily invests in common stocks of domestic corporations with medium-sized market capitalizations believed to have growth potential. The adviser believes a company's annual sales volume and the market capitalization are the factors most illustrative of a company's size. The adviser generally considers companies with market capitalizations up to $3 billion as "small," between $3 billion and $25 billion as "medium," and greater than $25 billion as "large".

NCTWX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period NCTWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 21.3% -98.2% 36.9% 36.60% 2
1 Yr 25.2% -54.8% 36.5% 28.85% 2
3 Yr 9.4% * -43.5% 28.7% 38.92% 2
5 Yr 14.2% * -24.3% 21.9% 25.34% 2
10 Yr 8.4% * -12.7% 12.9% 19.41% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period NCTWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.2% -70.5% 27.9% 58.23% 4
2015 -5.1% -82.5% 12.2% 31.88% 2
2014 -2.2% -40.7% 31.3% 43.48% 3
2013 22.8% -27.0% 200.0% 61.16% 4
2012 4.8% -17.1% 26.4% 85.55% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period NCTWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 21.3% -59.7% 36.9% 36.82% 2
1 Yr 25.2% -54.8% 876.4% 24.77% 2
3 Yr 9.4% * -38.8% 23.6% 35.56% 2
5 Yr 14.2% * -23.2% 35.4% 23.66% 2
10 Yr 8.4% * -5.4% 25.3% 17.93% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period NCTWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.2% -98.2% 27.9% 62.40% 4
2015 1.0% -43.1% 19.2% 31.13% 2
2014 14.2% -23.5% 141.0% 11.22% 1
2013 49.4% -22.5% 561.9% 49.91% 3
2012 26.9% -11.3% 4114.7% 28.40% 2

NAV & Total Return History

NCTWX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

NCTWX Category Low Category High NCTWX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 813 M 281 K 29.2 B 19.02% 3
Number of Holdings 76 3 2274 12.18% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 139 M 84.9 K 6.55 B 19.91% 3
Weighting of Top 10 17.7% 6.4% 147.1% 34.03% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. LKQ Corp 1.89%
  2. Vantiv Inc 2.06%
  3. Snap-on Inc 1.71%
  4. Harris Corp 1.67%
  5. CBRE Group Inc 1.74%
  6. Fleetcor Technologies Inc 1.79%
  7. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp 1.75%
  8. Verisk Analytics Inc 1.72%
  9. Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc 1.71%
  10. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 1.70%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High NCTWX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.16% 15.06% 120.71% 26.60% 4
Cash
5.84% -20.94% 41.72% 6.84% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 6.71% 3.71% 3
Other
0.00% -10.78% 79.22% 12.33% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.55% 1.19% 3
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 47.85% 2.82% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High NCTWX % Rank Quintile
Industrials
26.41% 0.00% 37.22% 3.27% 1
Healthcare
16.77% 0.00% 33.41% 11.44% 2
Consumer Cyclical
16.32% 0.00% 55.62% 19.32% 3
Technology
13.77% 2.80% 47.42% 35.51% 5
Financial Services
11.66% 0.00% 41.59% 13.82% 2
Consumer Defense
6.37% -0.01% 22.39% 11.89% 2
Real Estate
1.74% 0.00% 32.36% 23.92% 4
Basic Materials
1.12% 0.00% 11.69% 28.97% 5
Utilities
0.00% -0.03% 10.12% 9.66% 3
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 14.20% 29.12% 5
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 19.82% 21.99% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High NCTWX % Rank Quintile
US
91.12% 14.94% 114.57% 26.89% 4
Non US
3.04% 0.00% 54.52% 20.21% 3

NCTWX - Expenses

Operational Fees

NCTWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.61% 0.07% 111.05% 29.81% 1
Management Fee 0.52% 0.06% 1.50% 6.39% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 25000.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

NCTWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High NCTWX 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

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

NCTWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High NCTWX Rank Quintile
Turnover 29.92% 0.00% 558.00% 18.33% 2

NCTWX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

NCTWX Category Low Category High NCTWX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 5.39% 35.19% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

NCTWX Category Low Category High NCTWX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.39% -2.43% 1.43% 5.22% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

NCTWX - Managers

David O. Nicholas

Manager

Start Date

Mar 31, 1993

Tenure

24.6

Tenure Rank

0.6%

Dave Nicholas joined Nicholas Company as an investment analyst in 1986. He serves in a leadership position for the company as CEO and President, while primarily focusing his efforts day-to-day on investments as a Portfolio Manager and the Chief Investment Officer. Dave has developed his philosophy and skills over the past thirty years under the guidance of the long held investment philosophy and process developed by Albert O. Nicholas, the founder of Nicholas Company. This opportunity has allowed Dave to gain a deep experience and knowledge analyzing companies and the equity markets. Dave’s approach is aligned with the Nicholas core investment philosophy and process, while adjusting it to meet the characteristics of various capitalization growth companies. Core elements to the philosophy include identifying companies with secular growth capabilities, consistent earnings growth, strong balance sheets and solid management teams. Dave also shares a preference for non-consensus strategies when market opportunities arise. Dave is the lead portfolio manager of Nicholas Fund, Nicholas II and Nicholas Limited Edition, while serving as co-manager for Nicholas Equity Income Fund. As Chief Investment Officer he guides the firm’s investment process and the investment team on a day-to-day basis. Dave earned a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his M.S. in Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is a member of the University’s Business School Advisory Board. He has earned the right to use the CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Society Milwaukee.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

31.6

Category Average

7.26

Category Mode

0.7