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QUACX AB Small Cap Growth C

  • Fund
  • QUACX
  • Price as of: Sep 22, 2017
  • $35.42
  • + $0.14
  • + 0.40%
  • Category
  • Small Cap Growth Equities

QUACX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 21.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.4%
  • Net Assets $1.3 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$35.42
$27.10
$35.42

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 2.03%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 70.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$2,500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 21.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -1.54%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name AB Small Cap Growth Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name AllianceBernstein
  • Inception Date May 03, 1993
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager N. Kumar Kirpalani

QUACX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period QUACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 21.6% -81.5% 30.7% 6.35% 1
1 Yr 22.1% -51.2% 49.1% 12.80% 1
3 Yr 6.3% * -40.6% 19.1% 61.75% 4
5 Yr 11.4% * -27.4% 17.6% 64.63% 4
10 Yr 8.1% * -16.2% 12.1% 31.19% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period QUACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 2.2% -71.6% 25.7% 71.15% 4
2015 -13.1% -70.7% 14.9% 58.91% 4
2014 -16.9% -57.2% 35.1% 85.46% 5
2013 32.5% -32.6% 61.3% 40.49% 3
2012 9.4% -100.0% 30.8% 49.60% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period QUACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 21.6% -81.5% 30.7% 6.37% 1
1 Yr 21.1% -51.2% 291.3% 12.22% 1
3 Yr 6.3% * -43.2% 166.8% 57.98% 3
5 Yr 11.4% * -11.3% 86.2% 61.40% 4
10 Yr 8.1% * -6.3% 33.6% 28.27% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period QUACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 2.2% -71.6% 25.7% 72.32% 4
2015 -2.0% -37.2% 38.5% 38.61% 3
2014 -3.7% -23.4% 66.8% 82.98% 5
2013 75.1% -32.6% 6103.1% 22.79% 2
2012 28.5% -100.0% 400.5% 29.94% 2

NAV & Total Return History

QUACX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jul 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

QUACX Category Low Category High QUACX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.3 B 33.3 K 20.6 B 5.51% 2
Number of Holdings 109 2 3465 11.50% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 188 M -2.31 M 3.52 B 7.72% 2
Weighting of Top 10 14.5% 5.0% 100.1% 28.19% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Five Below Inc 1.42%
  2. Planet Fitness Inc A 1.64%
  3. Grand Canyon Education Inc 1.61%
  4. GrubHub Inc 1.53%
  5. Freshpet Inc 1.39%
  6. Lithia Motors Inc Class A 1.47%
  7. Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc 1.34%
  8. Vail Resorts Inc 1.31%
  9. LogMeIn Inc 1.38%
  10. 2U Inc 1.36%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High QUACX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
96.74% 9.94% 101.21% 16.06% 3
Cash
3.17% -1.22% 40.84% 12.60% 2
Other
0.09% -2.22% 11.05% 11.50% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 10.15% 3.15% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 28.89% 0.79% 2
Bonds
0.00% -8.02% 79.41% 2.05% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High QUACX % Rank Quintile
Technology
28.52% 0.96% 66.88% 10.24% 2
Healthcare
19.32% 1.05% 73.55% 14.02% 2
Industrials
15.14% 0.50% 27.93% 17.64% 3
Consumer Cyclical
14.18% 0.17% 28.09% 13.23% 2
Financial Services
6.73% -2.02% 27.23% 22.83% 4
Consumer Defense
6.31% -5.20% 13.87% 5.98% 1
Basic Materials
2.64% 0.00% 15.18% 26.14% 5
Energy
1.95% 0.00% 10.99% 15.59% 3
Real Estate
1.19% -0.36% 15.09% 22.83% 4
Communication Services
0.75% -0.97% 6.32% 12.13% 2
Utilities
0.01% -0.44% 6.82% 12.13% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High QUACX % Rank Quintile
US
95.18% 2.73% 100.00% 13.23% 2
Non US
1.56% 0.00% 90.58% 21.73% 4

QUACX - Expenses

Operational Fees

QUACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 2.03% 0.06% 27.39% 12.28% 4
Management Fee 0.75% 0.05% 1.50% 5.51% 2
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.24% 5
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.45% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

QUACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High QUACX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.50% 4.31% 1

Trading Fees

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

QUACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High QUACX Rank Quintile
Turnover 70.00% 4.00% 818.00% 12.44% 3

QUACX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

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

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

QUACX Category Low Category High QUACX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -1.54% -2.29% 2.19% 33.54% 5

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

QUACX - Managers

N. Kumar Kirpalani

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2004

Tenure

12.67

Tenure Rank

3.7%

N. Kumar Kirpalani joined AB in 1999 and is responsible for research and portfolio management for the financials, industrials and energy sectors for US Small/SMID Cap Growth. Prior to joining the firm, he was responsible for research and portfolio management for the small-cap industrials, financials and energy sectors at Invesco (NY) (formerly Chancellor Capital Management). Before joining Chancellor in 1993, Kirpalani was an equity analyst at Scudder, Stevens & Clark for seven years, covering the auto, building materials, natural gas pipeline and oil service industries. He began his career in 1979 at Ameritrust Company (now part of Key Corporation) and later served as senior investment officer in the trust department, a position he held until 1985. Kirpalani received a B.Tech. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of both the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research, and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York


Samantha S. Lau

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2004

Tenure

12.67

Tenure Rank

3.7%

Samantha S. Lau was named Co-Chief Investment Officer of US Small/SMID Cap Growth in October 2014. She was previously a portfolio manager/analyst responsible for research and portfolio management for the technology sector for US Small/SMID Cap Growth. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Lau covered small-cap technology companies for INVESCO (NY) (formerly Chancellor Capital Management). Before joining Chancellor in 1997, she worked for three years as a healthcare securities analyst in the investment research department of Goldman Sachs, where she had primary coverage responsibility for the long-term care and physician practice-management industries, as well as for several companies within the pharmaceuticals sector. Lau holds a BS (magna cum laude) in finance and accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York


Wen-Tse Tseng

Manager

Start Date

Mar 31, 2006

Tenure

11.43

Tenure Rank

4.4%

Wen-Tse Tseng Portfolio Manager/Analyst—US Small/SMID Cap Growth Wen-Tse Tseng joined AB in 2006 and is responsible for research and portfolio management for the healthcare sector for US Small/SMID Cap Growth. Prior to joining the firm, he spent four years as the healthcare portfolio manager for the small-cap growth team at William D. Witter (the same team had previously managed assets for Weiss, Peck & Greer). Prior to that, Tseng was a senior healthcare analyst at JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management for a year and a half. He also spent six years as a research associate at Amgen, and was an assistant scientist at Hoffman-La Roche for one year. He holds a BS from National Taiwan University; an MS in molecular genetics and microbiology from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School–University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; and an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Location: New York


Bruce K. Aronow

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2000

Tenure

16.68

Tenure Rank

2.1%

Bruce K. Aronow is Chief Investment Officer for US Small/SMID Cap Growth products, a role he has held since 2000. He is also responsible for the US Small/SMID Cap Growth consumer/commercial services sector. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Aronow was responsible for research and portfolio management for the small-cap consumer and autos/transportation sectors at Invesco (NY) (formerly Chancellor Capital Management). He joined Chancellor in 1994 as a small-cap analyst, primarily focusing on autos/transportation, specialty finance and consumer-related companies. Previously, Aronow was a senior associate with Kidder, Peabody & Co. for five years. He holds a BA with a concentration in philosophy and a minor in economics from Colgate University and served as a recent graduate member on the Board of Trustees of Colgate University from 1990 to 1993. Aronow is a member of both the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Association for Investment Management & Research (AIMR), and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

44.9

Category Average

6.65

Category Mode

2.7