ACRNX: Columbia Acorn Inst

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ACRNX Columbia Acorn Inst


Profile

ACRNX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -0.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -13.6%
  • Net Assets $4.17 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 15.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$15.25
$14.07
$15.91

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.85%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 66.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.05%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Columbia Acorn Fund Institutional Class
  • Fund Family Name
    Columbia
  • Inception Date
    Jun 10, 1970
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Matthew Litfin

Fund Description

The Columbia Acorn Fund (ACRNX) is an actively managed mutual fund issued by Columbia and advised by Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC. The fund was incepted on June 9, 1970 and was managed by Robert A. Mohn since 2003 and David L. Frank since 2014. The fund currently has approximately $17 billion in assets under management (AUM). The fund’s primary objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation.

The fund typically invests the majority of its assets in common stock of small and mid-sized companies. These companies are usually based in the United States and have a market capitalization that is under $5 billion at the time of purchase. In some cases, the fund will hold stocks that have exceeded the $5 billion market capitalization or will make initial investments in larger companies. According to the fund’s management, stocks below $5 billion can often have high growth potential and can often be missed by analysts that focus on larger sized companies. In general, the fund’s management seeks investments that have a strong business franchise with growth potential, competitive advantage and an attractive stock price. The mutual fund’s portfolio is balanced among sectors. The sectors with the largest weight in the portfolio are industrial goods, technology and consumer cyclicals. This fund focuses on investing in securities based in the United States, but will invest abroad (including emerging markets) in some cases.

This fund is subject to regular market risks including active management risk, small and mid-cap risk, issuer risk, foreign stock risk, emerging markets risk, sector risk and currency risk. Investors are benefited from diversification in this fund, but should be aware of the risks listed above.

The Columbia Acorn Fund requires a minimum initial investment of $2,000 for both regular and IRA accounts.


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Performance

ACRNX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ACRNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.7% 0.0% 10.0% 64.77%
1 Yr 10.3% -51.6% 53.2% 88.53%
3 Yr -0.3%* -38.1% 45.0% 87.06%
5 Yr -13.6%* -30.1% 25.8% 97.52%
10 Yr -4.5%* -15.0% 20.0% 97.55%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ACRNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 13.3% -50.2% 44.9% 87.59%
2018 -15.7% -51.7% 102.3% 50.54%
2017 0.7% -21.1% 36.0% 96.39%
2016 -20.9% -61.7% 40.3% 97.54%
2015 -39.5% -54.0% 12.2% 98.71%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ACRNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.7% 0.0% 10.0% 64.77%
1 Yr 10.3% -51.6% 53.2% 88.53%
3 Yr 7.2%* -33.2% 45.0% 75.42%
5 Yr 6.3%* -21.0% 25.8% 68.39%
10 Yr 9.9%* -10.5% 20.0% 66.85%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ACRNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 13.3% -50.2% 44.9% 87.59%
2018 -15.7% -51.7% 102.3% 66.31%
2017 25.2% -7.0% 39.4% 32.07%
2016 10.7% -61.7% 40.3% 17.01%
2015 -2.1% -54.0% 12.2% 55.60%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

ACRNX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ACRNX Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank
Net Assets 4.17 B 740 K 34.6 B 18.79%
Number of Holdings 123 1 2554 12.75%
Net Assets in Top 10 664 M 183 K 5.97 B 23.15%
Weighting of Top 10 15.69% 5.5% 100.0% 93.46%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Chemed Corp 1.83%
  2. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp Class A 1.66%
  3. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 1.65%
  4. Masimo Corp 1.64%
  5. EPAM Systems Inc 1.60%
  6. Primerica Inc 1.60%
  7. Allegion PLC 1.54%
  8. CyberArk Software Ltd 1.52%
  9. PRA Health Sciences Inc 1.38%
  10. Ares Management Corp Class A 1.28%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ACRNX % Rank
Stocks
98.90% 89.33% 121.88% 34.23%
Cash
1.10% -27.03% 11.17% 64.77%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.89% 53.86%
Other
0.00% -11.06% 5.15% 54.03%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.07% 51.01%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.56% 51.85%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ACRNX % Rank
Healthcare
24.19% 0.00% 38.81% 9.23%
Technology
24.17% 0.00% 56.36% 72.99%
Industrials
17.03% 0.00% 33.54% 53.52%
Consumer Cyclical
11.86% 2.74% 58.77% 74.83%
Financial Services
8.70% 0.00% 40.35% 43.46%
Communication Services
4.75% 0.00% 17.52% 35.23%
Real Estate
4.14% 0.00% 52.42% 38.09%
Consumer Defense
3.66% 0.00% 16.09% 41.11%
Basic Materials
1.00% 0.00% 19.70% 68.29%
Energy
0.51% 0.00% 12.44% 55.54%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 6.40% 64.43%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ACRNX % Rank
US
95.21% 80.04% 115.67% 47.15%
Non US
3.69% 0.00% 17.06% 41.11%

Expenses

ACRNX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ACRNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.85% 0.00% 27.43% 80.31%
Management Fee 0.67% 0.00% 1.50% 27.73%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 13.20%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.40% 21.97%

Sales Fees

ACRNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

ACRNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

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.

ACRNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 66.00% 1.24% 385.00% 66.72%

Distributions

ACRNX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ACRNX Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 41.63% 51.68%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ACRNX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

ACRNX Category Low Category High ACRNX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.05% -2.55% 2.65% 17.18%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

ACRNX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Matthew Litfin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2016

4.0

4.0%

Matt Litfin is the director of U.S. research at Columbia Wanger Asset Management, LLC. He is also a co-portfolio manager for the firm’s flagship Columbia Acorn Fund; Columbia Variable Portfolio ‐ U.S. Equities Fund; Wanger USA, a variable insurance product; and the lead portfolio manager for Columbia Acorn USA, a small‐cap domestic equity mutual fund. Mr. Litfin joined the firm in 2015 and has been a member of the investment community since 1993. Prior to joining Columbia Wanger, Mr. Litfin’s experience includes working primarily with funds that invest in small- and mid-cap companies. He held positions as a partner, co-portfolio manager and equity research analyst at William Blair & Co. and as a municipal bond analyst at John Nuveen & Co. Mr. Litfin earned a B.S. from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Erika Maschmeyer


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2019

0.67

0.7%

Ms. Maschmeyer joined Columbia WAM, a Participating Affiliate, in 2016. Prior to joining Columbia WAM, Ms. Maschmeyer was a research analyst at Oak Ridge Investments where she was responsible for U.S. consumer discretionary/staples investments. Ms. Maschmeyer began her investment career in 2001 and earned a B.A. from Denison University and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.

Richard Watson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2019

0.67

0.7%

Mr. Watson has been associated with Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC or its predecessors as an investment professional since 2006. Mr. Watson began his investment career in 2000 and earned a B.S. from the State University of New York and an MBA from DePaul University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.09 33.02 8.06 2.84