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ARGFX Ariel Fund Investor

  • Fund
  • ARGFX
  • Price as of: Jul 15, 2019
  • $65.76 - $0.18 - 0.27%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Blend Equities

ARGFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 18.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 2.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -3.1%
  • Net Assets $2.19 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 36.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$65.76
$52.77
$75.44

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.01%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 19.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$1,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Mid Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Mid-Cap Value

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 18.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.74%
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 W. 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 18.9% -9.4% 23.9% 13.79%
1 Yr -10.6% -40.2% 16.6% 39.46%
3 Yr 2.5%* -14.3% 11.9% 23.90%
5 Yr -3.1%* -16.2% 8.5% 51.79%
10 Yr 9.1%* -4.4% 13.8% 8.33%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -20.9% -44.3% 7.9% 51.34%
2017 8.8% -20.7% 25.7% 31.80%
2016 8.2% -15.1% 40.3% 57.37%
2015 -17.3% -32.9% 1.5% 81.67%
2014 -2.5% -42.4% 14.7% 68.16%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 18.9% -9.4% 23.9% 14.56%
1 Yr -2.3% -40.3% 17.6% 24.90%
3 Yr 10.3%* -12.1% 20.4% 4.78%
5 Yr 4.6%* -16.2% 11.5% 25.90%
10 Yr 13.5%* -4.4% 14.9% 2.78%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ARGFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -13.6% -44.3% 7.9% 29.89%
2017 16.0% -8.7% 25.7% 31.42%
2016 15.6% -4.9% 40.3% 32.67%
2015 -4.0% -32.9% 2.7% 40.64%
2014 -1.2% -42.4% 17.2% 84.08%

NAV & Total Return History

ARGFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Net Assets 2.19 B 1.77 M 105 B 14.18%
Number of Holdings 72 5 3267 61.30%
Net Assets in Top 10 806 M 1.59 M 7.5 B 4.98%
Weighting of Top 10 36.61% 5.1% 98.8% 28.74%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. KKR & Co Inc 4.53%

  2. Zebra Technologies Corp 4.02%

  3. Lazard Ltd Shs A 3.75%

  4. The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc 3.65%

  5. JM Smucker Co 3.65%

  6. Mohawk Industries Inc 3.61%

  7. Mattel Inc 3.38%

  8. US Silica Holdings Inc 3.37%

  9. Viacom Inc B 3.33%

  10. Jones Lang LaSalle Inc 3.31%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
Stocks
99.55% 24.97% 103.09% 26.44%
Cash
0.45% -3.09% 40.74% 74.33%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 9.10% 69.35%
Other
0.00% -8.66% 3.09% 65.90%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.36% 66.28%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 34.31% 71.65%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
Consumer Cyclical
26.45% 0.00% 35.24% 2.30%
Financial Services
18.20% 0.00% 52.69% 27.97%
Industrials
17.45% 0.00% 46.61% 20.31%
Technology
12.32% 0.11% 35.89% 81.99%
Consumer Defense
7.52% -1.17% 15.66% 11.88%
Real Estate
6.63% -0.49% 12.91% 47.51%
Healthcare
5.82% 0.00% 45.49% 84.67%
Basic Materials
5.12% -0.25% 18.13% 41.38%
Communication Services
0.03% -0.05% 25.65% 60.92%
Utilities
0.00% -0.50% 28.42% 87.74%
Energy
0.00% -0.82% 14.35% 97.70%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ARGFX % Rank
US
99.53% 14.28% 100.30% 10.73%
Non US
0.02% 0.00% 50.86% 91.57%

ARGFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.01% 0.03% 6.27% 58.62%
Management Fee 0.58% 0.00% 2.00% 32.18%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 42.95%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.35% N/A

Sales Fees

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 2.00% 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.

ARGFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 19.00% 1.00% 196.54% 21.07%

ARGFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.05% 24.14%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

ARGFX Category Low Category High ARGFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.74% -4.72% 2.61% 30.65%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

ARGFX - Managers

John W. Rogers

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 06, 1986

32.67

32.7%

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 P. Miller

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 20, 2006

12.62

12.6%

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 E. Kuhrt

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 30, 2011

7.5

7.5%

Kenneth E. Kuhrt, CPA, is a Senior Vice President for Ariel Investments, LLC. Ken serves as portfolio manager for our micro-cap, small cap deep value, small cap, and small/mid cap value products. As a research analyst, Ken covers consumer services and industrial companies. Prior to joining Ariel as a research analyst in 2004, Ken spent more than two years with William Blair & Company, LLC, most recently as a senior investment banking analyst. He also worked as a senior auditor at KPMG, LLP. Ken earned a BS in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Ken is also a Certified Public Accountant.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.17

Category High

20.18

Category Average

7.71

Category Mode

2.48