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Ariel Fund Investor

ARGFX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return -2.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 6.9%
  • Net Assets $1.87 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 38.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$63.19
$36.40
$66.53

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.04%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare ARGFX to Popular U.S. Mid-Cap Value Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$49.21

+0.29%

$26.16 B

1.73%

$0.83

-1.66%

-

$116.83

+1.11%

$17.72 B

1.97%

$2.27

-1.61%

-

$46.17

+0.37%

$17.72 B

-

$0.00

-1.68%

-

$38.91

+0.05%

$14.44 B

1.35%

$0.52

-1.92%

-

$23.01

+0.35%

$13.71 B

0.85%

$0.19

3.32%

-

ARGFX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -2.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.70%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Ariel Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Ariel Investments
  • Inception Date
    Nov 06, 1986
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    John Rogers

Fund Description

The fund invests in small/mid cap undervalued companies that show strong potential for growth. It invests primarily in equity securities of U.S. companies that have market capitalizations within the range of the companies in the Russell 2500TM Index, measured at the time of initial purchase.


ARGFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -2.4% -51.5% 602.4% 67.07%
1 Yr 4.2% -30.1% 7.0% 41.53%
3 Yr 3.0%* -11.2% 7.6% 40.64%
5 Yr 6.9%* -4.4% 10.3% 59.38%
10 Yr 10.1%* 2.8% 10.8% 42.19%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 17.6% -8.1% 40.9% 74.63%
2018 -20.9% -56.9% -2.2% 49.87%
2017 8.8% -62.6% 24.5% 41.24%
2016 8.2% -14.6% 28.1% 81.71%
2015 -17.3% -36.5% 3.4% 77.43%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -2.4% -51.7% 602.4% 66.83%
1 Yr 4.2% -31.5% 7.0% 36.28%
3 Yr 3.0%* -12.1% 7.6% 37.93%
5 Yr 6.9%* -4.7% 10.3% 56.04%
10 Yr 10.1%* 2.8% 10.8% 40.00%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 17.6% -8.1% 40.9% 74.63%
2018 -13.6% -32.7% -2.2% 31.90%
2017 16.0% -5.1% 26.9% 15.25%
2016 15.6% -2.5% 29.0% 63.42%
2015 -4.0% -29.2% 5.0% 37.30%

NAV & Total Return History


ARGFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Net Assets 1.87 B 5.01 M 23.2 B 28.84%
Number of Holdings 38 3 2412 93.62%
Net Assets in Top 10 614 M 471 K 7.51 B 19.15%
Weighting of Top 10 38.56% 4.8% 100.0% 6.43%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Mattel Inc 4.20%
  2. Lazard Ltd Shs A 4.20%
  3. KKR & Co Inc Ordinary Shares 4.17%
  4. Stericycle Inc 4.14%
  5. Zebra Technologies Corp 4.03%
  6. Mohawk Industries Inc 3.88%
  7. Envista Holdings Corp Ordinary Shares 3.86%
  8. ViacomCBS Inc Class B 3.70%
  9. Northern Trust Corp 3.59%
  10. Adtalem Global Education Inc 3.56%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
Stocks
98.11% 0.00% 100.20% 64.78%
Cash
1.89% -0.20% 22.76% 36.64%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 6.14% 77.78%
Other
0.00% 0.00% 4.67% 76.60%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.04% 76.36%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 96.66% 78.01%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
Financial Services
21.10% 0.00% 52.90% 21.99%
Communication Services
18.70% 0.00% 25.27% 1.18%
Industrials
18.11% 0.00% 31.31% 38.77%
Consumer Cyclical
10.98% 0.00% 36.07% 66.90%
Healthcare
10.80% 0.00% 38.47% 29.08%
Technology
6.41% 0.00% 28.41% 86.29%
Consumer Defense
6.10% 0.00% 23.90% 43.74%
Real Estate
5.64% 0.00% 33.60% 65.48%
Energy
2.16% 0.00% 28.28% 74.23%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 20.47% 97.40%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 20.81% 98.82%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
US
98.11% 0.00% 100.00% 22.22%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 69.95% 97.16%

ARGFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.04% 0.01% 43.95% 54.52%
Management Fee 0.59% 0.00% 1.25% 22.46%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 53.23%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

ARGFX 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.

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 4.00% 322.00% 19.57%

ARGFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 10.21% 78.49%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.70% -1.16% 4.83% 75.60%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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ARGFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Rogers


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 06, 1986

34.01

34.0%

John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO, CIO, founded Ariel Investments in 1983 to focus on undervalued small- and medium-sized companies showing strong growth potential. As CIO, Rogers is the Lead Portfolio Manager. Previously, Rogers worked as a stockbroker for William Blair & Company, LLC. He received an AB in Economics in 1980 from Princeton University.

John Miller


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 20, 2006

13.96

14.0%

John P. Miller, CFA, is a Senior Vice President for Ariel Investments, LLC. John has served on Ariel's Investment Team for almost two decades and inherently embodies a strong value discipline. As portfolio manager, he works side-by-side with lead portfolio manager John W. Rogers, Jr. on stock selection for Ariel Fund as well as the firm's small and small/mid cap portfolios. Additionally, he oversees the firm's proprietary research in the asset management and media/entertainment industries. Prior to joining Ariel in 1989, John worked in Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.'s institutional equity division. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago as well as a board member of Voices for Illinois Children. John earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and received a BB in management from Western Illinois University. John Miller’s Career Start Date is 05/01/1987.

Kenneth Kuhrt


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 30, 2011

8.84

8.8%

Ken serves as co-portfolio manager of our small cap value and small cap value concentrated strategies. Additionally, his portfolio management responsibilities extend across Ariel Fund, as well as our micro-cap value and small cap deep value products. In his research capacity, Ken covers consumer services and industrials. Prior to joining Ariel as a research analyst in 2004, he spent more than two years with William Blair & Company, LLC, most recently as a senior investment banking analyst. Ken also worked as a senior auditor at KPMG, LLP. He earned a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago, and he is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 34.01 7.56 9.34
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