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NICSX Nicholas

  • Fund
  • NICSX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $63.61
  • - $0.23
  • - 0.36%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Growth Equities

NICSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 1.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.5%
  • Net Assets $3.24 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 36.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$63.61
$55.66
$67.38

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.72%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 28.84%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$500

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.65%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Nicholas Fund
  • Fund Family Name Nicholas
  • Inception Date Jul 14, 1969
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class No Load
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Albert O. Nicholas

Fund Description

The Nicholas Fund (NICSX) is an actively managed fund designed to grow investor capital over the long term. The fund does this by owning large- and mid-cap stocks domiciled in the United States, holding them for longer periods of time. NICSX’s managers use various criteria, including earnings, debt and pricing metrics as well as several governance standards, to pick its underlying portfolio.

NICSX does have low costs, however, as an actively managed, high conviction-styled fund, it is suitable only for a side bet on the U.S. markets. It is managed by Nicholas Company.

NICSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period NICSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 1.4% -59.7% 14.3% 73.52% 4
1 Yr -8.7% -19.6% 21.1% 87.63% 5
3 Yr 9.6% * -1.9% 13.7% 24.39% 2
5 Yr 13.5% * 0.3% 17.8% 6.52% 1
10 Yr 9.2% * 1.0% 13.0% 20.04% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period NICSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -8.3% -82.5% 12.2% 51.44% 3
2014 N/A -14.4% 11.1% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 22.6% 52.2% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 10.5% 21.2% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -8.7% -2.4% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period NICSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 1.4% -59.7% 14.3% 74.00% 4
1 Yr -8.7% -23.7% 18.3% 80.92% 5
3 Yr 9.6% * -3.0% 13.7% 20.98% 2
5 Yr 13.5% * -0.1% 17.8% 5.83% 1
10 Yr 9.2% * 1.0% 13.0% 19.10% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period NICSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -8.3% -82.5% 12.2% 51.29% 3
2014 N/A -12.6% 11.1% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 33.8% 56.3% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 21.6% 21.9% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -5.7% -0.5% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

NICSX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

NICSX Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 3.24 B 281 K 24.3 B 4.31% 1
Number of Holdings 44 3 2247 14.56% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 1.2 B 84.9 K 4.26 B 2.23% 1
Weighting of Top 10 36.6% 6.1% 114.7% 7.88% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Gilead Sciences Inc 4.68%
  2. Affiliated Managers Group Inc 3.74%
  3. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 4.63%
  4. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 3.57%
  5. O'Reilly Automotive Inc 3.11%
  6. LKQ Corp 3.47%
  7. Chubb Ltd 3.31%
  8. Aon PLC 3.52%
  9. AT&T Inc 3.29%
  10. International Business Machines Corp 3.24%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
93.18% 15.06% 129.31% 24.07% 5
Cash
6.82% -29.52% 61.28% 4.61% 1
Other
0.00% -10.78% 79.22% 10.40% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.46% 1.34% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.08% 2.38% 3
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 57.07% 2.08% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Cyclical
28.51% 0.00% 46.86% 1.93% 1
Healthcare
20.88% 0.00% 37.79% 2.38% 1
Financial Services
12.60% 0.00% 29.03% 7.88% 2
Industrials
9.49% 0.00% 37.21% 29.87% 5
Consumer Defense
7.11% -0.01% 60.63% 14.41% 3
Technology
5.66% 0.00% 50.72% 32.54% 5
Energy
3.56% 0.00% 12.68% 9.96% 2
Communication Services
3.29% 0.00% 15.92% 6.39% 2
Real Estate
2.07% 0.00% 30.46% 19.32% 4
Utilities
0.00% -0.01% 14.29% 8.77% 3
Basic Materials
0.00% -0.01% 10.74% 27.64% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank Quintile
US
87.00% 14.94% 120.97% 27.79% 5
Non US
6.18% 0.00% 26.42% 7.28% 2

NICSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

NICSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.72% 0.08% 111.05% 28.76% 1
Management Fee 0.65% 0.05% 1.50% 5.05% 2
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

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

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

NICSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High NICSX Rank Quintile
Turnover 28.84% 0.00% 611.00% 17.73% 2

NICSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

NICSX Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 5.39% 29.33% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

NICSX Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.65% -2.29% 6.10% 2.83% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

NICSX - Managers

Albert O. Nicholas

Lead Manager

Start Date

Jul 14, 1969

Tenure

47.08

Tenure Rank

0.1%

Nicholas is president of Nicholas Company, the company he founded in 1967. Previously, he spent eight years as an investment analyst and then an assistant vice president with Marshall & Ilsley Bank. Nicholas holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


David O. Nicholas

Manager

Start Date

Apr 30, 2011

Tenure

5.26

Tenure Rank

10.2%

David O. Nicholas is President, Chief Investment Officer and a Director of Nicholas Company, Inc., and has been employed with the Adviser since 1986. Nicholas is a portfolio manager of several funds managed by the Adviser, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

47.1

Category Average

7.27

Category Mode

1.6