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USTBX Waddell & Reed Science & Tech B

  • Fund
  • USTBX
  • Price as of: Aug 17, 2017
  • $11.14
  • - $0.19
  • - 1.68%
  • Category
  • Technology Equities

USTBX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 17.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -3.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.9%
  • Net Assets $3.5 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 44.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.14
$8.79
$11.63

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 2.38%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 5.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 9.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of 2014-01-01

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$750

IRA

$500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Technology Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Technology

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 17.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 19.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -1.89%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Waddell & Reed Advisor Science And Technology Fund
  • Fund Family Name Waddell & Reed
  • Inception Date Oct 04, 1999
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class B
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Zachary H. Shafran

USTBX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period USTBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 17.9% -19.3% 35.4% 71.95% 4
1 Yr 20.8% -24.4% 45.0% 67.68% 4
3 Yr -3.1% * -23.7% 19.9% 97.37% 5
5 Yr 4.9% * 0.3% 23.1% 94.93% 5
10 Yr 0.3% * 0.2% 13.8% 99.24% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period USTBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.4% -18.0% 32.1% 70.89% 4
2015 -13.3% -17.6% 11.6% 93.63% 5
2014 -10.5% -15.4% 36.9% 92.86% 5
2013 38.8% 0.0% 51.0% 19.15% 1
2012 22.9% -15.4% 25.6% 2.94% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period USTBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 17.9% -19.3% 35.4% 71.95% 4
1 Yr 20.8% -24.4% 72.6% 65.24% 4
3 Yr 4.7% * -23.7% 19.9% 94.74% 5
5 Yr 19.2% * 6.1% 25.3% 28.26% 2
10 Yr 15.4% * 3.7% 19.5% 10.61% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period USTBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.4% -18.0% 32.1% 71.52% 4
2015 -4.0% -14.4% 124.7% 91.72% 5
2014 1.8% -17.6% 75.3% 90.26% 5
2013 97.1% 0.0% 105.8% 3.55% 1
2012 61.4% -20.6% 109.2% 1.47% 1

NAV & Total Return History

USTBX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

USTBX Category Low Category High USTBX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 3.5 B 250 K 14 B 4.85% 1
Number of Holdings 67 23 365 13.94% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 1.52 B 373 K 7.66 B 5.45% 1
Weighting of Top 10 44.6% 17.9% 78.9% 20.61% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Micron Technology Inc 6.82%
  2. Alliance Data Systems Corp 5.11%
  3. Aspen Technology Inc 3.71%
  4. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 4.30%
  5. Euronet Worldwide Inc 4.17%
  6. WNS (Holdings) Ltd ADR 3.29%
  7. Microsoft Corp 5.02%
  8. Microsemi Corp 4.85%
  9. Facebook Inc A 3.96%
  10. ACI Worldwide Inc 3.40%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High USTBX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
95.55% 58.64% 100.00% 26.06% 4
Other
3.90% -3.17% 3.90% 0.61% 1
Bonds
0.54% 0.00% 0.68% 1.82% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.79% 2.42% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.61% 1
Cash
0.00% 0.00% 41.36% 32.73% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High USTBX % Rank Quintile
Technology
63.75% 4.47% 98.29% 30.91% 4
Healthcare
11.33% 0.00% 38.07% 6.06% 1
Industrials
7.46% 0.00% 31.95% 6.06% 1
Financial Services
5.11% 0.00% 41.12% 12.73% 2
Consumer Cyclical
5.08% 0.00% 34.01% 23.64% 4
Real Estate
1.49% 0.00% 4.65% 5.45% 1
Utilities
0.99% 0.00% 1.11% 1.21% 1
Basic Materials
0.35% 0.00% 1.57% 4.85% 1
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 1.88% 1.21% 1
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 92.10% 21.21% 4
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 9.07% 6.06% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High USTBX % Rank Quintile
US
83.22% 0.00% 97.30% 21.82% 3
Non US
12.33% 0.00% 99.63% 20.61% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High USTBX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
0.54% 0.00% 5.08% 6.67% 2
Derivative
0.00% -0.28% 0.37% 3.03% 1
Cash & Equivalents
0.00% 0.00% 41.36% 30.91% 5
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.61% 1
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.61% 1
Government
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.61% 1

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High USTBX % Rank Quintile
US
0.54% 0.00% 0.68% 1.82% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.61% 1

USTBX - Expenses

Operational Fees

USTBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 2.38% 0.10% 48.18% 10.91% 5
Management Fee 0.82% 0.09% 1.50% 8.48% 3
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.87% 4
Administrative Fee 0.00% 0.00% 0.50% 20.39% 1

Sales Fees

USTBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High USTBX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 5.00% 1.00% 5.00% 2.33% 4

Trading Fees

USTBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High USTBX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 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.

USTBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High USTBX Rank Quintile
Turnover 9.00% 5.00% 643.00% 32.12% 1

USTBX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

USTBX Category Low Category High USTBX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.54% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

USTBX Category Low Category High USTBX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -1.89% -3.60% 1.62% 71.52% 5

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

USTBX - Managers

Zachary H. Shafran

Manager

Start Date

Feb 09, 2001

Tenure

16.4

Tenure Rank

3.8%

Effective April 2010, Mr. Shafran was appointed the Global Director of Equity and Fixed Income Research for IICO and WRIMCO. Mr. Shafran has served as a portfolio manager for investment companies managed by WRIMCO or IICO since January 1996. He served as an investment analyst with WRIMCO and its predecessor from June 1990 to January 1996. Mr. Shafran earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.


Bradley J. Warden

Manager

Start Date

Oct 01, 2016

Tenure

0.75

Tenure Rank

21.3%

Mr. Warden has held his Fund responsibilities since October 2016. He is Vice President of WRIMCO and IICO and Vice President of the Trust. Mr. Warden joined Waddell & Reed in 2003 as an investment analyst and became an assistant portfolio manager in 2014. He earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Trinity University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas – Austin.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.3

Category High

27.5

Category Average

7.62

Category Mode

2.5