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BGRFX Baron Growth Retail

  • Fund
  • BGRFX
  • Price as of: May 23, 2019
  • $75.70 - $1.19 - 1.55%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Growth Equities

BGRFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 23.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.5%
  • Net Assets $6.93 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 48.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$75.70
$57.54
$82.67

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.29%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 2.92%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,000

IRA

$2,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 23.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 16.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.24%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Baron Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Baron Capital Group
  • Inception Date Dec 30, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Adv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Ronald Baron

Fund Description

The fund invests for the long term primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. small-sized growth companies. BAMCO, Inc. ("BAMCO" or the "Adviser") defines small-sized companies as those, at the time of purchase, with market capitalizations up to the largest market cap stock in the Russell 2000 Growth Index at reconstitution, or companies with market capitalizations up to $2.5 billion, whichever is larger.

BGRFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 23.8% -22.6% 30.8% 12.71%
1 Yr 4.4% -45.4% 17.4% 12.14%
3 Yr 5.4%* -24.5% 26.1% 47.40%
5 Yr 1.5%* -28.9% 15.2% 43.96%
10 Yr 8.8%* -10.4% 18.0% 37.95%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -9.6% -52.1% 9.2% 22.05%
2017 13.8% -38.9% 36.0% 55.32%
2016 -5.9% -61.7% 27.9% 89.15%
2015 -12.5% -82.5% 12.2% 76.36%
2014 -0.1% -23.5% 17.9% 34.41%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 23.8% -22.6% 30.8% 12.71%
1 Yr 12.1% -45.4% 26.3% 4.17%
3 Yr 16.6%* -14.5% 27.5% 10.21%
5 Yr 10.8%* -21.6% 17.9% 15.25%
10 Yr 15.3%* -6.3% 20.7% 18.37%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -2.9% -51.7% 12.2% 12.74%
2017 27.1% -7.0% 56.2% 18.44%
2016 6.0% -61.7% 27.9% 41.28%
2015 -4.4% -54.0% 12.2% 62.98%
2014 4.4% -23.5% 18.1% 59.36%

NAV & Total Return History

BGRFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank
Net Assets 6.93 B 1.44 M 32.8 B 9.87%
Number of Holdings 63 7 2229 71.73%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.18 B 607 K 6.08 B 5.31%
Weighting of Top 10 48.58% 6.7% 93.6% 6.64%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Vail Resorts Inc 6.98%

  2. CoStar Group Inc 6.07%

  3. MSCI Inc 5.49%

  4. Gartner Inc A 5.16%

  5. Arch Capital Group Ltd 4.93%

  6. FactSet Research Systems Inc 4.75%

  7. Ansys Inc 4.19%

  8. IDEXX Laboratories Inc 3.78%

  9. SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc 3.65%

  10. Choice Hotels International Inc 3.57%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BGRFX % Rank
Stocks
99.16% 5.68% 128.37% 19.54%
Preferred Stocks
0.57% 0.00% 8.95% 3.80%
Cash
0.19% -28.36% 90.76% 88.80%
Other
0.08% -9.13% 12.79% 14.80%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 8.41% 14.99%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 60.37% 16.32%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGRFX % Rank
Financial Services
24.46% 0.00% 42.38% 0.95%
Consumer Cyclical
21.18% 1.18% 47.93% 12.33%
Technology
20.37% 0.00% 64.91% 77.99%
Real Estate
14.06% 0.00% 41.91% 2.47%
Healthcare
9.68% 0.00% 35.79% 86.15%
Communication Services
3.03% 0.00% 18.08% 14.80%
Industrials
2.99% 0.00% 40.82% 95.64%
Consumer Defense
1.50% 0.00% 16.94% 81.59%
Basic Materials
1.40% 0.00% 13.91% 70.59%
Utilities
0.36% 0.00% 11.40% 24.86%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 14.77% 78.75%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGRFX % Rank
US
96.72% 5.51% 123.87% 23.53%
Non US
2.44% 0.00% 25.73% 61.67%

BGRFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.29% 0.07% 6.14% 43.64%
Management Fee 1.00% 0.06% 1.50% 89.75%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 30.79%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.72% N/A

Sales Fees

BGRFX 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% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 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.

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 2.92% 1.85% 495.00% 0.57%

BGRFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 27.32%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.24% -2.55% 4.79% 42.13%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

BGRFX - Managers

Ronald Baron

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 30, 1994

24.35

24.4%

Ron Baron CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager Baron USA Partners Fund, Baron Growth Fund, Baron Partners Fund, Baron Focused Growth Fund, Small, and SMID Strategies since inception Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 47 years of research experience. From 1970 to 1982, Ron worked for several brokerage firms as an institutional securities analyst. From 1966 to 1969, Ron worked at the U.S. Patent Office as a patent examiner, while attending George Washington University Law School. From 1965 to 1966, Ron worked at Georgetown University as a teaching fellow in biochemistry. Ron graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1965.


Neal Rosenberg

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 27, 2016

2.93

2.9%

Neal was named an assistant portfolio manager in May 2016 and maintains research coverage responsibilities. He joined Baron in 2006 as a research analyst. From 2004 to 2006, Neal worked at JPMorgan Securities as an equity research analyst. From 2003 to 2004, Neal worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Neal graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics in 2002 and with an M.B.A. in 2003.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

33.21

Category Average

8.53

Category Mode

8.67